United Kingdom

steele

Should the UK’s Russia report have relied on Christopher Steele?

August 1, 2020 10:34 am

Many months after he gave his evidence, there are reasons to cast fresh doubt on the veracity of his dossier

rye

A ticket to Rye

July 29, 2020 3:48 pm

Rye encapsulates a quintessential sort of Englishness: creative yet conservative, cultural yet parochial

clement attlee

The ghost of Clement Attlee

July 28, 2020 9:53 am

It is culture more than actual achievement that accounts for Attlee’s popular obscurity

palin

Will masks mean the end of smiling at strangers?

July 23, 2020 12:55 am

London feels like a once-deserted city being slowly re-inhabited

uighurs

The West failed to stop the Holocaust — now we’re failing the Uighurs

July 21, 2020 9:12 am

Britain has the firepower of diplomatic and economic sanctions and it should be using them in defense of the Uighurs

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?

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

work office

Why would anyone want to work from home?

July 16, 2020 3:07 pm

My love affair with the office

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

hancock huawei

British minister’s Huawei howler

July 15, 2020 8:11 am

‘We all know Donald Trump don’t we… people can claim credit’

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…

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

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

hong kong

The death of Hong Kong

July 1, 2020 9:24 am

The 1997 handover agreement increasingly looks like an historic failure in British foreign policy

huawei

The case for a UK Huawei U-turn is growing

July 1, 2020 8:21 am

COVID-19 has changed everything

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

shrek swamps

New York Times: Brits ‘jam into swamps’

June 29, 2020 8:43 am

Where better to enjoy the sunshine?

biden brexit britain

Why Biden might be better for Brexit Britain

June 24, 2020 11:59 pm

A Biden foreign policy would be based far more on the idea of cooperation between like-minded democracies

controversy paradox

How come the less something is a problem, the more people talk about it?

June 24, 2020 11:25 pm

The ‘controversy paradox’ behind Britain’s protests

clement attlee

Cancel Clement Attlee, too

June 21, 2020 9:41 am

Unlike Churchill, he had not been a consistent opponent of Nazism or appeasement before the war

slavery

Did slavery really make Britain rich?

June 19, 2020 12:27 pm

If anything, the slave trade functioned largely to heighten inequality

gaslight

Can you gaslight a whole minority?

June 18, 2020 11:27 am

I fear gaslight is dangerously close to meaning ‘disagree with us’ or ‘suggest that we are mistaken’

uk-us trade deal

Could British farmers block a UK-US trade deal?

June 18, 2020 11:00 am

The biggest obstacle to an agreement remains agriculture