de gaulle

Macron is trying to bathe in de Gaulle’s glory. It won’t work

June 17, 2020 9:43 am

Politicians should be wary about instrumentalizing history for their own ends


Is this the real reason Sweden didn’t lockdown?

June 17, 2020 9:23 am

Without changing the constitution, the Swedish government could not overrule decisions made by the country’s Public Health Agency


Germany is picking up the tab for Brexit

June 15, 2020 12:43 pm

Cheers, Angela...


How do you like US now?

June 13, 2020 1:48 pm

America’s standing in the world doesn’t depend on elite opinions


The European Union may never have its ‘Hamilton moment’

June 13, 2020 2:45 am

The COVID crisis could spectacularly undermine the push towards federalism


The Taliban: an apology

June 12, 2020 12:43 pm

If we put up new statues, we should perhaps give them a finite lifespan

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The dire effects of Italy’s coronavirus lockdown

June 12, 2020 12:24 pm

In any future pandemic we must develop strategies to minimize the harms for those at greater risk


The protesters have brought down the lockdown

June 11, 2020 3:58 pm

We’re not allowed to go to weddings or funerals, but it’s perfectly acceptable to attend mass rallies


In praise of statue-toppling

June 11, 2020 12:06 pm

Sir Edward Colston’s statue was not about history but estimation. Our era is entitled to its own response

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Professor Lockdown doubles down

June 11, 2020 7:36 am

Why does Neil Ferguson still exert such a grip on the media’s imagination?


In defense of liberalism: resisting a new era of intolerance

June 10, 2020 11:21 pm

Our public figures must rediscover the true spirit of liberty


Macron is facing an economic disaster

June 10, 2020 2:07 pm

Recriminations against France’s lockdown regime are currently underway


Bergamo and the enigma of COVID-19

June 9, 2020 9:58 am

Somehow, the virus managed to infect a population which was supposed to be in quarantine


Trump’s German troop withdrawal will hurt America

June 9, 2020 9:50 am

Many in Berlin feel that working with Trump has become an impossible task

london graffiti

What the response to London’s young graffiti cleaners reveals

June 7, 2020 4:52 pm

Yes — the memorials on Whitehall are precious: even the one to Earl Haig

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The point of protest

June 7, 2020 4:32 pm

After a murder in Minneapolis, some ask: why take to the streets in Manchester?


Science, doubt and the second wave of COVID

June 6, 2020 10:19 am

What most people do is take a position and then accumulate evidence and reasoning to justify that position


Fact check: has Sweden really just renounced its anti-lockdown strategy?

June 5, 2020 3:22 pm

Was something lost — or, rather, added — in translation?

hong kong

Britain’s duty to Hong Kong: the case for granting full UK citizenship

June 4, 2020 2:32 pm

The time has come to right an historic wrong

care home

Dying of neglect: the other COVID care home scandal

June 4, 2020 1:11 pm

Out of sight, the elderly have remained out of mind during this crisis


Whitehall on trial: how the UK government is preparing for the COVID inquiry

June 4, 2020 11:50 am

For the first time in living memory No. 10 is involved in delivering policy, not just making it


Why are protesters exempt from lockdown restrictions?

June 3, 2020 11:15 pm

Like America, Britain is still meant to be in lockdown

brexit drama

Inside the final act of the Brexit drama

June 3, 2020 9:31 am

In truth, the two sides are too far apart for a deal to be feasible


Rioting is contagious

June 1, 2020 11:41 am

London protesters are outraged about events in the US


Is this why Germany has escaped lightly from coronavirus?

May 31, 2020 2:48 pm

It is hard to explain different death rates simply by the different approaches taken by governments