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Referendum has nothing to offer

07 Jun 2012

Neither Scottish independence nor British unionism. Sarah McDonald looks at the launch of the "Yes" campaign

Poor, huddled and desperate

13 Aug 2020

The Tory Party and sections of the press are whipping up a panic about ‘invading’ migrants, writes Eddie Ford

On a wing and a prayer

23 Jul 2020

Like you, Eddie Ford is sceptical about things ‘returning to normal’ by Christmas

Woman bites dog

23 Jul 2020

What was that about ‘western values’? Paul Demarty looks at the Shamima Begum case

Garbage in, garbage out

25 Jun 2020

Failure of the NHS tracing app is characteristic of the government’s pandemic response, argues Paul Demarty

Johnson’s criminal incompetence

11 Jun 2020

By global standards, writes Eddie Ford, the government’s handling of the pandemic has been appalling

Too smug to fail

04 Jun 2020

The survival of Dominic Cummings is typical of the elite’s insulation from the pandemic, argues Paul Demarty

Logic behind the madness

07 May 2020

Eddie Ford reports on the many failures of the UK and US governments

Sleepwalking into disaster

23 Apr 2020

The government knew for years that a ‘terrifying’ pandemic was coming, says Eddie Ford, yet it did next to nothing to prepare

Never let a good crisis go to waste

09 Apr 2020

Governments are using the pandemic as an opportunity to introduce authoritarian legislation, writes Eddie Ford

Testing times

09 Apr 2020

James Linney has no doubt where the blame lies for all the failures

Coming home to roost

26 Mar 2020

Richard Galen describes how NHS workers are doing their best to cope following years of Tory cuts.

End of the line

26 Mar 2020

Covid-19 has done away with Britain’s rail franchising system. Paul Demarty, for one, is not going to miss it.

Cruel and unusual punishment

13 Feb 2020

Boris Johnson is continuing the anti-migrant ‘hostile environment’ policy of his predecessors, writes Eddie Ford.

On target for disaster

09 Feb 2020

James Linney looks at the ever growing waiting times.

UK vs Team 27

31 Jan 2020

Brexit might have happened, writes Eddie Ford, but it will be far from plain sailing when it comes to trade talks, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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