Politics

Portrait of the Week: Farage returns, Abbott reselected and Trump guilty

8 June 2024 9:00 am

Home Nigel Farage took over leadership of the Reform party from Richard Tice and is standing for parliament in Clacton.…

Why South Africans lost faith in the ANC

2 June 2024 1:31 am

A red dawn had just broken when Stephanie Sathege joined the queue to vote at her local polling station in…

Inside Labour’s fight with the unions

25 May 2024 9:00 am

By the end of the year, Britain may be one of the few countries in the democratic world where the…

Headed for the canon: Withnail and I, at the Birmingham Rep, reviewed

25 May 2024 9:00 am

After nearly 40 years, Withnail has arrived on stage. Sean Foley directs Bruce Robinson’s adaptation, which starts with a live…

Exploring the glorious literary heritage of Bengal

11 May 2024 9:00 am

Bengalis are renowned for their love of discussion and argument, and a new collection of short stories reflects this passion for cultured conversation

A timely morality tale: The Spoiled Heart, by Sunjeev Sahota, reviewed

4 May 2024 9:00 am

Conflicting ideals of old-school socialism and modern identity politics are fought out against a background of urban desolation worthy of Dickens

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