Honestly held opinions and provocative argument based on current events or our recent reports.
Richard Haviland documents the multiple and manifest threats to rights of citizenship, free assembly and democratic accountability from a Government reliant on propaganda and disinformation
Under Boris Johnson’s leadership, the Conservative Party has reversed half a century of attempts at post-imperial reform, and – regardless of whether the Prime Minister stays or goes – is now embarked on an ethno-nationalist, protectionist, statist project, with major institutional changes afoot, observe Peter Jukes and Hardeep Matharu
In order to achieve net zero, the country needs to reimagine how people move around its cities, observe Jon Bloomfield and Patrick Willcocks
David Oliver makes a plea on behalf of his colleagues as they face a surge of admissions due to the spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19 this Christmas
Mike Buckley explains why he has helped to set up a new Independent Commission on UK-EU Relations
Even despite the resignation of Lord David Frost, the hard Brexit project has been enshrined into Britain’s political institutions with far-reaching consequences, says former Labour MP Ian Lucas
The Chief Medical Officer’s role is to offer his expert opinion on the evolving pandemic – and yet he is under attack for doing just that, says David Oliver
Sir Ciarán Devane, former chief executive officer of the British Council, explains why Britain must not abandon the states that achieved independence from the Soviet bloc
The North Shropshire by-election result has ended nearly 200 years of Conservative domination in the once safe Tory seat – but it now raises the question of what the Liberal Democrats stand for, says Gareth Roberts
The scandal of the Downing Street Christmas parties last year flies in the face of the essence of the Christmas message, says Reverend Joe Haward
Having portrayed itself as helping voters overthrow a hated established order, Boris Johnson’s Government has now become the epitome of everything those same voters dislike, says Adam Bienkov
The UK financial sector remains a significant contributor to the escalation of the climate crisis, reports Thomas Perrett
Nafeez Ahmed looks at the scientific credentials of the authors behind a book that has powered baseless speculation that the Chinese Government 'engineered' COVID-19
A parliamentary committee has found that the Government’s proposals lack transparency and consultation, and fail to provide evidence as to why the changes are "necessary and proportionate"
COVID-19 almost killed Boris Johnson and now it is killing his leadership of the Conservative Party, says Adam Bienkov