Europe

oxford

What we don’t (yet) know about the Oxford vaccine

July 21, 2020 9:52 am

The presence of antibodies is not a guarantee that a person could not develop COVID-19

spain

Spain faces its own Brussels conundrum

July 20, 2020 1:42 pm

Will the EU stand by one of its most loyal members in her hour of need?

oxford vaccine

The Oxford vaccine appears to have surpassed expectations

July 20, 2020 1:17 pm

The vaccine garners both an autobody and T-cell response which it is hoped may provide lasting immunity to the disease

reparations

Italy owes Wales reparations for the wrongs of the Roman Empire

July 18, 2020 12:55 pm

Gangs of heavily-armed war-criminals went rampaging across Britain and helped themselves to my people’s homelands. And they called us ‘foreigners’

macron

Macron’s Faustian pact with the EU

July 17, 2020 12:00 pm

Macron is taking the role of hyper-president to its limits. Castex’s statement then is no more than his master’s voice

covid oxford

How hopeful should we be about Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine?

July 17, 2020 11:12 am

There are early signs of promise, but this vaccine has many hurdles still to jump

covid

In England, no one can ever recover from COVID-19

July 17, 2020 9:44 am

PHE’s definition of the daily death figures means that everyone who has ever had COVID at any time must die with COVID too

white working class

The lost boys: the white working class is being left behind

July 16, 2020 11:44 am

These children are the forgotten demographic

huawei

It’s not all good news on Huawei

July 14, 2020 12:49 pm

You have to read the fine print

huawei

Why Boris U-turned on Huawei

July 14, 2020 8:32 am

The British government on Tuesday U-turned on allowing Huawei a role in the building of the UK’s 5G network. From…

polish

Two faces of Polish rebellion

July 13, 2020 3:18 pm

The narrow presidential election reveals a country divided

coronavirus

Coronavirus has exposed the EU’s greatest flaw

July 13, 2020 9:05 am

A weaker EU is not necessarily more accommodating: perhaps the contrary

macron

Will Macron’s new sidekick help him get re-elected?

July 9, 2020 8:21 am

In Castex, the French President may have found the Obelix to his Asterix

macron

Can Macron’s ‘Swiss army knife’ save his presidency?

July 4, 2020 8:03 am

Macron is hoping to draw even more electoral support from his natural right-wing supporters

merkel eu presidency

Germany’s EU presidency could make or break the union

July 3, 2020 11:48 am

Member states interpret the union differently

mutates

What happens when coronavirus mutates?

July 3, 2020 11:34 am

Mutations arise as the virus replicates and new, slightly imperfect, copies are made of the genetic material

battle of britain

The Battle of Britain was closer than it should have been

July 2, 2020 11:07 am

The Germans’ ­numerical ascendancy began to make itself felt by the end of the summer of 1940

rewire

Mission impossible: Boris’s attempt to rewire the British government

July 2, 2020 10:00 am

The state has failed the COVID stress test

keir starmer

In his first 100 days, Keir Starmer has reshaped Labour

July 2, 2020 12:00 am

After years of factional battles, the aim of the new operation is to make Labour seem sensible and decent

roosevelt

If Boris wants to channel Roosevelt, he should end lockdown

July 1, 2020 11:47 pm

As a species we must stop cowering and havering. Let’s be prudent but let us also be a little brave

huawei

The case for a UK Huawei U-turn is growing

July 1, 2020 8:21 am

COVID-19 has changed everything

herd immunity

Is COVID herd immunity closer than we think?

June 30, 2020 9:17 am

A Swedish study found that 30 percent of blood donors had an immune response to COVID-19 in their T cells

roosevelt

Boris’s Roosevelt remedy isn’t what Britain needs

June 29, 2020 11:38 am

If there is a lesson to be learned from the 1930s, it should be a British one

covid

Was COVID with us long before anyone realized?

June 29, 2020 9:47 am

New research suggests the virus was lurking in Europe even before it was identified in China

micheal martin

Meet Micheál Martin, Ireland’s new Taoiseach

June 28, 2020 12:48 pm

The sense that no matter what the government, things would remain the same made for dull politics, but gave Ireland a certain psychological stability