Honestly held opinions and provocative argument based on current events or our recent reports.
Governed by Opinion? Governments and the Public Mood in a Crisis
Ian Sinclair looks at the role of Opinion Polls in shaping the Politics of the Pandemic and compares with the precedents of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Truth Must Rise: Church Silence over COVID-19
Reverend Joe Haward laments the lack of religious leadership in the UK during the pandemic, particularly in speaking truth to Nietzschean ideas of power.
The Year of Living Distantly: The Architecture of a Post-Viral Society
If you want to know how to deal with social isolation and limited horizons, there are experts already among us explains Vida Adamczewski.
The Coronavirus Crisis: The Centralising Failure of Public Health England
Dr John Ashton, a former director of public health, explores how the 2013 NHS reforms led to the shrinking and withering of our local and regional public health system.
The Coronavirus Crisis: 'Following the Science?' – Boris Johnson and his Government Should Look in the Mirror
The Secret Scientist starts her new insider series for Byline Times by reminding us that there is not just 'one science', and its validity rests on constant probing and peer review.
The Government is Giving Away Your Money to the Mail and the Sun
The stench of corruption could hardly be stronger, says Brian Cathcart, on the bung Boris Johnson's Government is giving to his employers in the British press.
When the Political Becomes Personal: A Domestic Row Over COVID-19
Christina Patterson on how the contradictory and unreliable health advice from the UK Government over the Coronavirus crisis is causing tensions at home.
The Coronavirus Crisis: It Took a Global Pandemic to Expose the Stock Market as a "Mirage"
Despite Donald Trump making it central to his presidency, the success of the stock market bears no connection to the lives of nearly 90% of American citizens.
The Coronavirus Crisis: The Prime Minister Is Not Immune from Scrutiny – Despite what his Cheerleaders Say
With calls being voiced for journalists not to criticise the Government over its handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, Otto English explores why this has never been more essential.
A Note to the Gay Community in the Global North on Islamophobia
Shahmir Sanni argues that too many selectively use homophobia to justify prejudice against Muslims, who are themselves a unique focus of global hatred.
The Coronavirus Crisis: The Public May Not Be Happy with the Government's Media Critics – But We Must Not Stop Scrutinising
Editor of Scram News, Sam Bright, explains why the notion that critical journalists are the problem in this crisis has to be swiftly rejected.