Scrawled outpourings of love and defiance

13 April 2024 9:00 am

Examples of 18th-century graffiti range from romantic rhymes scratched on windowpanes to the haunting marks of political prisoners incised on dungeon walls

Could Sadiq Khan lose London?

6 April 2024 9:00 am

With Labour 20 points ahead in the national polls, a lot of Tories have already written off next month’s mayoral…

Portrait of the Week: hate crimes, surprise knighthoods and flaming rickshaws

6 April 2024 9:00 am

Home The Hate Crime and Public Order Act came into effect in Scotland, making it a crime to communicate or…

In defence of forgiveness

30 March 2024 9:00 am

It is often the small constants in the culture that give the game away. Much of the news today is…

Joe Biden’s dog is out of control

2 March 2024 9:00 am

I was shocked to read about the behaviour of Joe Biden’s dog, Commander. According to a CNN report based on…

Permanent stalemate in Gaza suits Netanyahu

2 March 2024 9:00 am

Jerusalem After midnight on Thursday is dead-time for the Israeli media. The weekend editions have gone to print (newspapers don’t…

Must we live in perpetual fear of being named and shamed?

6 January 2024 9:00 am

Current wars, Brexit and Trumpism have sucked us into a vortex of outrage and disgrace, says David Keen – while advertisers make us feel guilty for being too fat or just poor

Javier Milei’s radical reforms could start to heal Argentina’s economy

17 December 2023 10:46 pm

Argentina has spent most of its 200-year history in deficit; no other country currently owes the International Monetary Fund a…

Good riddance to neoliberalism

16 December 2023 9:00 am

Why was an erroneous graph used to justify the second lockdown?

11 November 2023 9:00 am

Two stories are emerging from the Covid Inquiry: one that it wants to tell and one that it does not.…

Hope might be the only strategy Sunak has left

11 November 2023 9:00 am

The first King’s Speech for more than 70 years was a festival of the expected: the royal reading of a…

How the National party toppled Labour in New Zealand

14 October 2023 10:42 pm

Just three years on from Jacinda Ardern’s phenomenal outright victory, New Zealand’s Labour government has collapsed, slumping to half its…

Portrait of the week

14 October 2023 9:00 am