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Why students at historically black colleges aren’t protesting

18 May 2024 7:30 am

Earlier this week, the New York Times asked an intriguing and surprisingly overlooked question: why aren’t black students on historically black college…

It’s already going wrong for Vaughan Gething

18 May 2024 3:54 am

Plaid Cymru’s sudden decision to end its co-operation deal with Labour in Wales piles even more pressure on the First…

What we won’t learn from the Hartlepool terrorist attack

18 May 2024 3:14 am

Just a week after Hamas’ deadly raid into Israel on 7 October, the conflict in the Middle East inspired a…

Labour and Unite go to war over oil

18 May 2024 2:52 am

There is nothing new about battles between the unions and a Labour government. But could a Starmer government be upset…

The Biden-Trump debates won’t measure up to the past

18 May 2024 2:39 am

It’s happening. Presidents Joe Biden and Donald Trump will debate. Of course, the Biden team is making sure the debates…

Welsh government in crisis after Plaid pull the plug

18 May 2024 1:12 am

Throughout the last 25 years of devolution in the UK, one thing has remained consistent: Welsh Labour’s stranglehold on Cardiff…

Why Geert Wilders won’t be the next leader of the Netherlands

18 May 2024 1:06 am

‘A new wind will blow through our country,’ said Geert Wilders, as he declared that his anti-Islam, anti-immigration Party for…

Stay-at-home parents don’t need free nursery places

18 May 2024 12:54 am

Except for households blessed with rather generous incomes, most mothers these days have to work to keep a family decently…

Is Jeremy Hunt telling the truth?

17 May 2024 10:14 pm

A stern-looking Jeremy Hunt gave a speech in a rented office opposite the Treasury today saying he had come to…

Putin and Xi’s anti-West alliance is strengthening

17 May 2024 7:51 pm

The visit by Russian president Vladimir Putin to the north-eastern Chinese city of Harbin today was no doubt designed as…

Is Putin causing trouble for Macron in New Caledonia?

17 May 2024 5:57 pm

Five people have now been killed and scores wounded in the New Caledonia insurgency as Emmanuel Macron struggles to restore…

The Tories have no right talking about ‘common sense’

17 May 2024 4:00 pm

Esther McVey is minister without portfolio in the current cabinet, but has been dubbed the ‘minister for common sense’. In…

Why schools must teach kids about gender identity

17 May 2024 4:00 pm

Schools in England will no longer be allowed to tell children about gender identity. There will be two sexes: male…

Georgia’s ‘foreign agent’ law protestors won’t go down quietly

17 May 2024 4:00 pm

Following the introduction this Tuesday of Georgia’s notorious ‘foreign agent’ law by the ruling party Georgian Dream, there has been…

Tony Blair paper warns against net zero dogma

17 May 2024 4:20 am

Is Tony Blair, like Margaret Thatcher before him, about to become the voice from beyond the political grave that makes…

The truth about the ‘ban’ on sex education

17 May 2024 3:00 am

Increasingly, it feels like the Tories want to distract from their looming defeat by doing everything they can to keep…

Scottish Greens expel members who believe in ‘biological sex’

17 May 2024 2:49 am

If you thought the Scottish Greens couldn’t get any battier, then strap in. Patrick Harvie’s barmy army has ramped up…

Of course it isn’t racist to tell a Japanese colleague you like sushi

17 May 2024 1:57 am

Is it racist to tell a Japanese colleague that you like sushi? No, says an employment-tribunal judge, in another welcome…

May mocks her successors’ books

17 May 2024 1:05 am

To the Commons, where Theresa May was the guest of honour for today’s parliamentary press gallery lunch. The former premier…

Should you buy a folding phone?

17 May 2024 12:47 am

Just five short years ago, Samsung released the first mainstream folding phone with their debut Galaxy Fold. It had some…

Sunak: I will stay in parliament even if we lose

17 May 2024 12:06 am

In a year of tough interviews, perhaps the most unusual one the Prime Minister has encountered thus far was today’s…

The troubling reaction to the shooting of Robert Fico

16 May 2024 10:47 pm

Just imagine if, following the killing of Jo Cox, some right-wing media outlet had said: ‘Well, she was a divisive…

Why does the National Trust hate itself so much?

16 May 2024 10:28 pm

In its latest bout of self-hatred, the National Trust has declared that ‘people from the global majority are widely under-represented…

Russia and China have never been equal partners

16 May 2024 10:10 pm

Barely a week after inaugurating himself as president once again, Vladimir Putin has gone to China – his first foreign…

The criminal justice system is on the brink of collapse

16 May 2024 9:50 pm

When a vast, complex system fails it first does so slowly, and then all at once. I fear that the…