Honestly held opinions and provocative argument based on current events or our recent reports.
Coronavirus: We Must Resist this Exercise in Hypernormalisation
Hardeep Matharu warns against becoming numb to the constructed reality being created by politicians as the UK gets to grips with the immense human cost of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Coronavirus Crisis: Germany - Another Country Whose Approach puts the UK to Shame
James Melville contrasts and compares Britain to the fast testing and community outreach approach of its European neighbours.
The Coronavirus Crisis: Does COVID-19 Prove Women Are Best Suited to Lead in a Crisis?
New Zealand and Germany have been commended for their approaches to tackling the Coronavirus pandemic – does the fact that both are led by females hold the key to their success?
Exploiting a Pandemic: Billionaire Press Owners Want Your Tax Money
Brian Cathcart argues that, while journalism is in crisis because of COVID-19, subsidies to untrustworthy newspaper proprietors are not the answer.
Democracy in the UK – How Worried Should We Be?
Mike Buckley observes how authoritarian takeovers are often led by elected incumbents and finds worrying signs in Boris Johnson's populist approach.
Keir Starmer's Shadow Cabinet: Talking About a New Generation
Former Labour MP Ian Lucas explains how the party's fresh frontbench team is not Ed Miliband revisited.
The Coronavirus Crisis: Hit it Hard. Hit it Early. New Zealand‘s Response to COVID-19 Puts the UK Government to Shame
James Melville on the fast response of Jacinda Ardern's Administration which puts the UK Government to Shame
The Coronavirus Crisis: Disinformation Rings True As Our Pandemic of Untruth Continues
Musa Okwonga explores why conspiracy theories are finding such an audience and what this exposes about the worrying state of our democracy and the social contract.
The Coronavirus Crisis: We Must Confront Grave Matters No Matter How Uncomfortable They Are
Dr John Ashton, a former director of public health, explains why it is wise to give thought during the COVID-19 pandemic to those life and death concerns we never usually want to confront.
The Coronavirus Crisis: The Idyllic Indonesian Island of Bali is a COVID-19 Catastrophe Waiting to Happen
CJ Werleman considers the impact of the Coronavirus on tourism and how this may be one crisis too many for Bali to recover from.
The Coronavirus Crisis: A “Distraction" of the Government's Own Making – Why ‘Herd Immunity’ Won’t Go Away
A concept first discussed publicly by the Government itself, the Health Secretary is trying to put the genie back in the bottle – something which must not be allowed when people’s lives are the cost.