United Kingdom

boris johnson

What does Boris Johnson’s coronavirus diagnosis mean for the UK government?

March 27, 2020 11:47 am

The British PM will still lead the government response — be it from the safety of his own residence

britain

How will the ‘war’ on coronavirus change Britain?

March 26, 2020 2:55 pm

Boris Johnson has railed against the ‘nanny state’, yet he now finds himself ordering people to stay in their houses

covid-19

How deadly is the coronavirus? It’s still far from clear

March 26, 2020 9:42 am

There is room for different interpretations of the data

discipline

Why does Britain lack the lockdown discipline of France?

March 25, 2020 1:01 pm

Arguably no other country in the last half a century has undergone such a wholescale transformation of its national character than the British

coronavirus

What if half the UK population already has coronavirus?

March 25, 2020 12:08 pm

An Italian study published yesterday suggests that between 50 percent and 75 percent of those infected show no symptoms

boris johnson

Boris Johnson had little choice but to impose a coronavirus crackdown

March 24, 2020 9:20 am

Failure to act decisively now would levy a much bigger toll

excitement

The secret excitement that lurks beneath our distress

March 19, 2020 3:43 pm

In the corner of your mind, keep alive the small, flickering flame of suspicion

coronavirus

The worst thing about having coronavirus

March 19, 2020 3:05 pm

I have felt worse than this, but not often

test

In Britain, coronavirus will be a test of trust

March 19, 2020 2:33 pm

If the UK gets it wrong, then the nature of the relationship between the citizen and the state will be changed for at least a generation

civilization costs

We are about to find out how robust civilization is

March 19, 2020 11:03 am

The hardships ahead will be like nothing we have ever known

lisa nandy

Brexit, Boris and the battle to be Labour leader: Lisa Nandy interviewed

March 19, 2020 8:51 am

Will the Wigan MP be the one to change the opposition party?

british

The thinking behind the British government’s new coronavirus approach

March 17, 2020 5:07 pm

Their initial strategy would likely have resulted in 250,000 deaths as the infections would overwhelm intensive care

jewish joy

Joy is the Jewish way of defeating hate

March 17, 2020 11:49 am

Someone once summarized the main Jewish festivals in three sentences. ‘They tried to destroy us. We survived. Let’s eat’

boris johnson

Boris Johnson knows the risk he is taking with his coronavirus strategy

March 14, 2020 1:28 pm

Why isn’t the UK doing what so many other countries are doing?

boris huawei

Washington is furious at Boris’s Huawei bid

March 13, 2020 4:23 pm

The 5G deal is putting the UK-US trade deal in jeopardy

apocalypse

There’s no sign of apocalypse in North London — yet

March 12, 2020 1:59 pm

As with terrorism, it’s often not the thing that has the potential to do damage, but the reaction to the thing

huawei

Coronavirus is a metaphor for Britain’s vulnerability over Huawei

March 12, 2020 1:14 pm

Why are we making ourselves dependent on a country, China, which is not far short of being our enemy?

brexit nanny

Britain must fight the EU’s nanny state urges

March 3, 2020 12:05 pm

Brexit means the world of regulation is about to face drastic changes

boris johnson trade

What does Britain want from a trade deal with the US?

March 2, 2020 1:47 pm

Unpacking the UK’s opening position

barnier

Frost vs Barnier: who will triumph in the Brexit trade talks?

February 28, 2020 12:57 pm

For the moment they are on opposing pathway

sinn fein

How Sinn Fein got away with murder

February 27, 2020 11:18 am

One of the great mysteries of Ireland is how a people famous for remembering everything can have forgotten so much

brexit nanny

Le crunch: are the Brexit talks doomed before they begin?

February 26, 2020 11:38 pm

The EU and the UK are set for a bad-tempered first few meetings

brexit

The Brexit reshuffle: every great office of state is now held by a Leaver

February 20, 2020 8:28 am

The Brexit celebrations on January 31 disguised the fact that, in practical terms, nothing changed the next day

macron

Macron’s British charm offensive is only just getting started

February 19, 2020 3:21 pm

What could a permanent foreign and security alliance between Britain and France look like?

boris

Boris wants a 2024 election — and wants to start his building boom now

February 13, 2020 3:53 pm

The Tories must make some progress if they want to win re-election