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Highwire Act: Why the Northern Ireland Protocol is the Ultimate Brexit Test

, 29 July 2021
As the UK struggles with the reality that it is the only country in the world to create its own internal trade barrier, Mike Buckley looks at the dangerous pitfalls for Boris Johnson

Governments Must Focus on Degrowth to Combat Climate Change

, 28 July 2021
Curtailing excess production and waste could help save the planet and create more equitable societies, says Thomas Perrett

A Culture of Institutional Violence: The Lambeth Child Abuse Inquiry Exposes how the System is the Scandal

, 28 July 2021
In the wake of the Lambeth Council findings by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, Katharine Quarmby considers why the systemic failings around locking vulnerable people up out of sight, out of mind are never acted upon

The Cost of COVID Loans and PPE: An Augury of More Austerity?

, 28 July 2021
Richard Murphy looks at the Government’s poor decision making around Coronavirus costs, and how their poor accounting could be used as another excuse to cut public spending

Bezos, Musk and Branson: Vacuums in Space

, 27 July 2021
Maheen Behrana argues that the off-world delusions of technocratic billionaires show how keen they are to dominate humankind or escape it

England’s Upper Classes – A Dangerous Cult

, 27 July 2021
Otto English shares the story of his late mother’s ‘double life’ and explores how class continues to define British society in damaging, limiting ways

Watch Your Tone! How Women MPs of Colour are Tone-Policed

, 27 July 2021
n the same week that Dawn Butler was expelled from the House of Commons, MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan was 'tone-policed' by a white MP – and not for the first time. Sian Norris analyses a worrying trend

Kicking Back: Why the Conservative ‘Culture Wars’ Backfired

, 26 July 2021
Jon Bloomfield and David Edgar analyse a historic victory for anti-racism but warn that the ‘War on Woke’ isn't over and that new alliances are needed

Australia’s COVID Calamity and the Shock Jocks Feeding It

, 23 July 2021
The toxic influence of right-wing radio has played a role in the country’s changing fortunes when it comes to the Coronavirus pandemic, says CJ Werleman

‘Good Chaps’ Left the Building a While Ago, Britain – It’s Time to Wake Up

, 23 July 2021
Hardeep Matharu argues that Labour MP Dawn Butler’s removal from the House of Commons after calling Boris Johnson a ‘liar’ finally exposed the structural failings at the heart of the British state

The Prime Monger: Johnson’s ‘Culture War’ is a Core Part of his Strategic Racism

, 22 July 2021
Martin Shaw explains how Boris Johnson's racist remarks are far from casual, and that fighting 'woke' anti-racism is an essential part of his ethno-nationalist electoral strategy

When Politicians Hide Behind Scientists, Science Becomes Political

, 21 July 2021
Thomas Lewton looks at the debate around the lifting of British Coronavirus restrictions and the media targeting of Independent SAGE

The Virus of Entitlement and the Epidemic of Deference

, 20 July 2021
With Dominic Cummings’ latest revelation that Boris Johnson didn’t want a lockdown as the majority of those dying from COVID-19 were over-80s, Otto English explores why the Prime Minister’s toxic brand of upper-class elitism is never called-out or questioned

The Character Assassination of Meghan Markle

, 20 July 2021
As the tabloids speculate that a newly-announced autobiography of Prince Harry will really have been written by his wife, Richard Sanders sheds light on a 21st century tale of racism, class and misogyny

Corporate Greenwashing: An Obstacle on the Road to Net Zero

, 19 July 2021
Thomas Perrett argues that government intervention is required to counteract the problems posed by companies focused on PR rather than reducing CO2 emissions

A Pitched Battle: Johnson and Patel’s Culture War Flaw Finally Exposed

, 13 July 2021

England? Which England? Who Won? Who Lost?

, 13 July 2021

The UK is Now Governed by an Actively Anti-Democratic Party

, 13 July 2021

The Death Of Convention

, 8 July 2021

Euro 2020: A New England

, 8 July 2021

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