Europe

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

sweden

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

brexit

Germany is picking up the tab for Brexit

June 15, 2020 12:43 pm

Cheers, Angela...

standing

How do you like US now?

June 13, 2020 1:48 pm

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

hamilton

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

taliban

The Taliban: an apology

June 12, 2020 12:43 pm

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

italy lockdown

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

protesters

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

toppling

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

neil ferguson

Professor Lockdown doubles down

June 11, 2020 7:36 am

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

liberalism

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

Macron is facing an economic disaster

June 10, 2020 2:07 pm

Recriminations against France’s lockdown regime are currently underway

bergamo

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

german

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

manchester protest

The point of protest

June 7, 2020 4:32 pm

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

doubt

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

sweden

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

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

protesters

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

london

Rioting is contagious

June 1, 2020 11:41 am

London protesters are outraged about events in the US

germany

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