United Kingdom

long covid

Europe’s long COVID: things aren’t getting better any time soon

October 22, 2020 9:53 am

The West’s struggle is already being reflected in the COVID recovery data

brexit lockdown

How closely linked are lockdown and Brexit?

October 10, 2020 1:14 pm

In our collective subconscious, the same cleavage in British society remains


Britain clambers aboard the BLM bandwagon

October 6, 2020 11:33 am

The public does not buy into the notion that there is ‘structural’ racism in the UK. There isn’t

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The New York Times continues its Brexit obsession

October 5, 2020 11:51 am

Guess what’s behind Britain’s subpar COVID response...

petronella wyatt

Petronella Wyatt: my food fights with Boris

October 1, 2020 9:29 am

My ex Boris Johnson has Turkish blood, of which he has often boasted. It seems to have come to the fore

jamie oliver

Why is Jamie Oliver so against freedom of choice?

September 28, 2020 3:08 pm

Though the US has different standards on food production from the EU, there is no convincing evidence that they are worse


A Brexit breakthrough could be on the cards

September 25, 2020 5:38 pm

The British side now view the remaining problems as being more about process than substance


Time for me to be more assertive

September 24, 2020 9:38 am

I thought Boris Johnson was crap long before Toby Young and Fraser Nelson did

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In defense of George Bernard Shaw

September 24, 2020 9:20 am

He irritated pretty much everyone in his time — mischief was his manifesto


Could we see COVID anti-virals before a vaccine?

September 23, 2020 5:37 pm

It was therapeutic drugs that in the end made HIV less deadly


The problem with pretty floral face masks

September 22, 2020 11:37 am

Why are we prioritizing aspiration over respiration?

martin amis

Mart and marketing

September 21, 2020 12:35 pm

Martin Amis has written another autobiography — sort of

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What’s the real reason for Joe Biden’s Brexit threats?

September 20, 2020 8:13 am

All of this is what Biden, a fifth-generation Irish American, would call ‘malarkey’

liam fox

Fox trot: Liam Fox’s plan for a free trade revolution

September 18, 2020 1:03 pm

The British candidate for WTO chief on Brexit and why Britain should join the CPTPP


Where’s Boris?

September 17, 2020 3:35 pm

This is not the effervescent, bombastic, energizing leader MPs thought they’d elected

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Peerless: what it’s like to become a lord

September 17, 2020 10:50 am

I believe I am Etchingham’s third peer, though the first to take its name


Joe Biden weighs in on the Brexit stand-off

September 16, 2020 11:28 pm

The Democratic nominee tweeted that the Good Friday Agreement can’t ‘become a casualty of Brexit’

false positive

COVID-19 and the false positive trap

September 16, 2020 7:00 am

Current test results should not be automatically accepted as real

western cape

The growing case for an independent Western Cape

September 12, 2020 8:16 am

It is one of the only areas of South Africa which functions effectively


Boris will regret a no-deal Brexit

September 12, 2020 7:42 am

The 2019 general election was not won through a Brexit culture war, but because enough voters did not want to hear about it anymore


Eager for beavers : the case for their reintroduction to Britain

September 10, 2020 10:28 am

Bringing Back the Beaver: The Story of One Man’s Quest to Rewild Britain’s Waterways by Derek Gow reviewed


Too much learning is a dangerous thing

September 10, 2020 9:07 am

Head, Hand, Heart: Why Intelligence Is Over-Rewarded, Manual Workers Matter, and Caregivers Deserve More Respect by David Goodhart reviewed

stabbings amok

Falsehoods are running amok

September 10, 2020 12:15 am

We have been lied to too often


Macron’s Brexit swansong is about to unfold

September 9, 2020 9:55 am

The French president is ruthless when it comes to achieving his political aims

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The EU’s state aid hypocrisy

September 9, 2020 9:42 am

When you think about it, the EU is all about ‘pick and choose’