Nazir Afzal, OBE, decries the Far Fight exploitation of the victims of child sexual abuse in ‘street grooming’ cases in Britain’s northern towns, and explains how ‘endless Islamophobia’ and propaganda provokes violence
For too long we’ve relied on unwritten norms to underpin our governance – norms of honesty, shame, resignation or apology for misleading parliament and the public or breaking ethical rules and professional guidelines… We need a written constitution to protect the public…
As the country lurches towards March 29th – Zugzwang Brexit is where our politicians are now at. So what can be done?
A week after Mike Stuchbery became subject to targeted harassment and threats of violence, he reflects on the impact it has had on his life.
Caroline Orr explains how, when Manafort goes to prison, he will carry with him a slew of secrets about Super PACS, polling data and a possible Wikileaks Connection
As serious allegations about Leave EU Official and Arron Banks continue to come out – the media and political class are complicit in a conspiracy of silence, says Otto English
You can get rid of the ridiculous bouffant hair, but that doesn’t stop you being a dangerous buffoon.
Faisal Khan profiles high-flying democrat Tulsi Gabbard. What does she stand for? What does she believe in? And who funds her?
Following the FACTS outlined by the congressional requests for documents, Caroline Orr sets out the road map ahead and argues a new era of accountability is on the way for Trump and his digital operation
BeLeave Whistleblower and Digital activist Shahmir Sanni argues that by revealing the post-colonial corruption of Westminster, Brexit also opens the door to real radical change.
What is ‘SENSITIVE’? – The suppressed No Deal Impact report This week’s Contempt Committee hearing followed the successful threat of contempt proceedings being used by MPs to force the release of Brexit-related Cabinet papers. “It really would be to the eternal shame of the Conservative party if it were to continue to support a no-deal…
The Government would like its own legal advice and Cabinet papers to be off-limits to Opposition MPs Parliament’s Procedure Committee has held its final hearing on how Theresa May’s minority Government was found In Contempt of Parliament last December. The MPs’ inquiry – known officially as the “Powers of the House of Commons to Call…
Mike Stuchbery wonders whether British populists will ever rally round a strongman figure and whether something worse could replace it
Otto English looks into the background and funding of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s ERG, alleged to operate like a ‘party within a party’ by senior Conservative MPs
Without a written constitution, our governance relies on abiding by norms of good behaviour with the backstop of the criminal law. Now both are vulnerable to soft corruption. Ten months after the Metropolitan Police received a file on potential illegality within Brexit referendum campaigns, Byline Times has learnt that Scotland Yard has still not decided…
Does the UK need more centrism or has it been the cause of the current malaise facing the nation? Since the EU Referendum in June 2016, Westminster has regularly been awash with rumours of a new centrist party. With polls showing increasing disaffection with the leadership of the traditional parties and distrust in wider politics,…
As Theresa May travels to Belfast and Brussels, time is running out. Article 50 needs to be extended or the UK crashes out with No Deal. After all – it didn’t say “Brace! Brace! Brace!” on the side of that bus.
Snow has shut schools, emptied supermarkets and left motorists stranded. A glimpse of what No Deal Brexit might bring? You ain’t seen nothing yet, says Otto English
Hardeep Matharu meets the charity helping inmates to think about their lives and how to transform them and explores why we can’t wait for the Government to make prisons places of change.
Amidst the growing clamour for a second referendum to break the parliamentary impasse around her Brexit deal, some Whitehall insiders are claiming that Theresa May could use a clever ‘three-card-trick’ to force her unpopular deal through.
There’s little doubt Boris Johnson was inspired in his deep state rhetoric by Steve Bannon…. The problem for Boris Johnson is that Steve Bannon is a key subject of the FBI investigation into Russian interference.
Unearthed reveal Treasury minister Liz Truss met with representatives of five US libertarian groups at the UK taxpayers cost. But her political remarks have been censored
Calls for change from within the press are welcome but will make no lasting difference – the only workable remedy is effective, independent regulation that takes racism seriously, says Brian Cathcart
Lord Victor Adebowale, chief executive of the charity Turning Point and crossbench peer in the House of Lords, questions whether Britain actually is a democracy. I am sitting and writing this in a great bastion of the British Establishment, the walls thick with books describing the lives of earls, dukes and the entitled going back…
Michael Janofsky explains how the 2018 Mid Term elections haven’t resolved anything, only intensified the antipathies of the Republic.
The EU citizens turning to philosophical psychotherapy to help them cope with Brexit