Honestly held opinions and provocative argument based on current events or our recent reports.
The Conservative Leadership Contest has Exposed the Big Lie About Brexit
Voters were promised better-funded public services and stronger employment rights after Brexit – Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are now offering us the opposite, reports Adam Bienkov
Things Can Only Get Worse: The Dangers of a Truss Premiership
With Boris Johnson’s demise, the true believers of the Brexit revolution have sensed their opportunity, writes Jon Bloomfield
A Small Step for Women’s Safety in Policing is Not One Giant Leap
Sascha Lavin reflects on the news that the College of Policing will introduce harsher sanctions for police accused of abusing women
The Shock of the Fatwa – What it was Like Back Then
Anthony Barnett remembers the political and social circumstances around the response to Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses'
Where is Britain’s Liz Cheney?
Alexandra Hall Hall explores the worrying trajectories of the US Republicans and the UK's Conservative Party
Liz Truss’ Claim About Productivity of Workers Outside London is Economically Illiterate
The Conservative frontrunner’s belief that Londoners simply "graft" harder than people outside the capital does not stand up against evidence on regional inequalities, says Sam Bright
Liz Truss’ ‘Lazy Brits’ Comments Expose her Own ‘Plastic Patriotism’
A leaked recording of the Tory leadership frontrunner deriding UK workers for lacking "graft" gives the game away about her real views of the British people, reports Adam Bienkov
Werleman’s Worldview: The New Age of Political Violence in America
The reaction of Donald Trump, Republican politicians and right-wing commentators to the FBI's recent raid on the former president's Florida home signals a crisis for the US, says CJ Werleman
How Ukraine’s Southern Offensive Could Lead to the End of the War
Brian Frydenborg looks at the routes open to the Ukrainian Army if they succeed against Russian forces on the Kherson front, leading to an isolated Crimea and pushback in the Donbas
The Government’s ‘Jet Zero’ Plan Won’t Reduce Airline Emissions
Thomas Perrett unpicks the proposal to achieve 'net zero aviation' by 2050 – and the gap it falls into between rhetoric and reality
Salman Rushdie: the Offence Defence is Not Enough
Rushdie has consistently argued that people should not be harmed for the words they write. But, as Graham Williamson points out, this is not the same thing as believing words are harmless.
Beware the Charter Cities Conspiracy Theory
Chris Grey explores the various claims around Freeports and Charter Cities – and whether they are an extreme manifestation of a libertarian Brexit