Tom Cordell on why a longer-term strategy of building houses and creating employment in tandem across the UK may be the only way out of the housing crisis.
David Hencke speculates on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s limited options as he tries to keep hold of power in the face of a disorderly Brexit and a rebellious Parliament.
As Bannon’s PR stunt near El Paso is swiftly followed by a horrific mass shooting, Hardeep Matharu looks back the Cambridge Analytica origins of ‘Build the Wall’.
CJ Werleman on why America must discuss the right to bear arms as the main reason why mass shootings keep happening.
CJ Werleman sees a menacing trend in Beijing’s repression of human rights at home and abroad and its readiness to use military force in alliance with the Kremlin.
Jon Robins on what the imprisonment of the fantasist known as ‘Nick’ shows about how false allegations can ruin lives.
Otto English on why the realities of high office are dawning on our new Prime Minister.
The first step towards rebuilding our country is to acknowledge the profoundness of the damage symbolised by Boris Johnson’s rise to power.
In seeking to categorise Antifa as a terrorist organisation, the US President is adding fuel to the fire of right-wing white supremacists.
How Brexiteers’ obsession with the sea and Boris Johnson’s promise of more money for ship-building represents a yearning for the days of Empire.
By overstating the threat, or continually pushing the idea, that Russia hacked votes in the 2016 US presidential election, we may be playing right into our adversary’s hands
Otto English on how the new prime minister’s appointment of the toxic trio Dominic Cummings, Matthew Elliott and Chloe Westley is a massive hostage to fortune.
North West England’s former Chief Prosecutor, Nazir Afzal, on why the new Prime Minister does not have a coherent crime and justice strategy – despite his ‘law and order’ rhetoric.
CJ Werleman on the psychological effects of climate change, its deniers and why younger generations are right to be so disturbed by the future planet that awaits them.
With his love of himself, vanity projects and grand pronouncements, Otto English on why Britain’s new Prime Minister shares more than a few similarities with the Roman Emperor who proved too good to be true.
Peter Jukes looks back over three years of information warfare around the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum and asks: how do we distinguish real journalism from disinformation?
Tom Cordell on why the Mayor of London’s plans to control private rents in the capital could be the revolution required to break through the housing crisis.
Jonathan Portes on why ideology, short-termism and a relentless focus on Brexit has resulted in economic hardship continuing in the UK long after the Coalition Government.
CJ Werleman on the US President’s worrying attempts to gain support by tapping into deeply-rooted anxieties and prejudices concerning race.
With Rupert Murdoch’s chosen government waging a war on journalists in Australia, democratic values in his country of birth are in peril, writes CJ Werleman.
Britain has not really faced up to losing an empire and the unresolved cost is playing out through the traumas of Brexit.
Newcastle resident Molly Greeves’ take on how people in the north east feel about the decision to leave the EU three years on.
Byline Times’ court reporter James Doleman gives his personal take on the jailing of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon and his conviction for contempt of court.
With MP Jacob Rees-Mogg pontificating that England’s cricket World Cup victory shows “we clearly don’t need Europe to win”, Faisal Khan argues that immigration was key to the team’s success.
Dr Jennifer Cassidy on why Kim Darroch’s resignation after leaked emails revealed his criticisms of Donald Trump’s administration are such a blow for the rule of law.
CJ Werleman on the rise of authoritarianism in Asia and why some on the left are aiding the advance of illiberal regimes, not fighting it.
The injustice of how our justice system deals with its own errors was a key theme at the launch of Proof magazine this week.
It’s not just a wealth of natural resources that makes Iran such a target, but the fact they’re nationalised explains Adi MacArtney
CJ Werleman documents his conversations with Faisal Thar Thakin, a Rohingya Muslim who has been held in the kingdom’s notorious Shumaisi detention centre for the past six years.
Nazir Afzal highlights why Stephen Yaxley-Lennon’s conviction for interfering with a child sexual abuse trial in Leeds in 2018 goes to the heart of justice itself.
Jonathan Portes, Professor of economics and public policy at King’s College London, on why the UK has long been a country shaped by immigration and immigrants – and how the reality of this is not as bad as the rhetoric portrays.
Molly Greeves on why Alabama’s abortion ban should jolt those in the UK into action to secure rights to the procedure in Northern Ireland.
With the likely next Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, praising Britain today as the ‘Greatest Place on Earth’ all the unlearned lessons of Empire are coming back to haunt us.
Iain Overton on where power has always resided in Britain – and why the horse is its ultimate symbol.