United Kingdom

brexit

A no-deal Brexit is now all but inevitable

May 30, 2020 12:28 pm

In reality, each Brexit negotiator is merely going through the motions

hong kong

Will Boris Johnson stand with Hong Kong?

May 28, 2020 12:06 pm

The Chinese government have blatantly violated the handover treaty

dominic cummings

It’s not only Dominic Cummings whose fate is at stake

May 28, 2020 11:54 am

Boris’s critics have been given their biggest chance yet at destabilizing his operation

covid

The way ‘COVID deaths’ are being counted is a scandal

May 28, 2020 11:08 am

We have no idea how many lives have really been lost to the disease

british

Escaping the dragon: the British government’s new approach to China

May 28, 2020 9:46 am

How Boris Johnson plans to reduce the UK’s dependence on Beijing

cummings

Dominic Cummings: Why I traveled to Durham

May 25, 2020 2:21 pm

‘I believe that in all circumstances I behaved reasonably and legally’

dominic cummings

Why should Dominic Cummings be sacked for protecting his family?

May 25, 2020 10:16 am

This is about whether an individual has the right to do what he believes to be right for his family or not

hong kong

Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ is over

May 23, 2020 10:56 am

For too long we have betrayed the people of Hong Kong, our promises and our values

brexit deal

Boris is convinced he’ll still get a Brexit deal

May 22, 2020 1:50 pm

His optimism is based on both sides being pragmatic in the end

brexit

Brexit is back — and COVID has transformed negotiations

May 21, 2020 6:18 pm

Coronavirus has dwarfed any changes Brexit might bring. We are over that cliff edge already

lockdown

The lost world of lockdown

May 21, 2020 1:46 pm

Soon the clear air will be fume-filled again and the birdsong drowned out

vaccine

Will a vaccine really be ready by September?

May 18, 2020 1:39 pm

Things work differently in a crisis. There is a desperation to get things done

lockdown

This lockdown may kill me

May 14, 2020 4:37 pm

I’ve become a kind of hermit, living in the shed at the bottom of my garden and rarely seeing sunlight

lockdown

In defense of the lockdown

May 14, 2020 1:01 pm

If you think we are right to abandon or dilute lockdown now, then you should not have been in favor of it in the first place

british

The British state needs rewiring

May 14, 2020 12:39 pm

Britain has long prided itself on its Rolls-Royce government machine, but this crisis has exposed its limitations

new york times

Coronavirus offers another excuse for the New York Times to bash Britain

May 12, 2020 4:14 pm

The Gray Lady’s anti-British animus is worth highlighting

lockdowns derangement lockdown

Ten reasons to end the lockdown now

May 9, 2020 10:14 am

Lockdown is impairing our ability to live with the effects of this virus, while not changing the long game

hugging china

Hugging China hasn’t done Britain any favors

May 7, 2020 8:02 pm

It isn’t healthy to be told that you’re chewing gum on the sole of another country’s shoes

sweden

Sweden and Britain are not the same

May 7, 2020 7:07 pm

Swedes are (for the most part) Swedish. Culturally and ethnically homogeneous, they tend to conform

fast-forward british

This pandemic has put British politics on fast-forward

May 7, 2020 2:36 pm

‘The past two months have been like two years of government,’ says one cabinet minister

britain

How will Britain decide which lockdown measures to lift first?

May 7, 2020 11:48 am

It is extremely difficult to separate out the effects of various different measures

nothing covid

We know everything — and nothing — about COVID

May 6, 2020 11:19 pm

It is data, not modeling, that we need now

lavenham

Ghost riders in the sky

May 6, 2020 3:25 pm

In Lavenham, American history is unlocked by a pint of fine English ale

neil ferguson

Neil Ferguson’s remarkable fall from grace

May 6, 2020 9:55 am

It’s time our tribal chief found a more sensible adviser. This witch doctor, like so many before him, has turned out to have feet of clay

neil ferguson

UK coronavirus expert resigns after breaking lockdown rules for liaison with married woman

May 5, 2020 3:12 pm

The Imperial College London professor’s modeling is the reason the world is on lockdown