Critical Times

I’ve been very lucky in lockdown. I’m on the first floor of a small block, not two dozen floors up, shut into a little box where the windows don’t open and the lift is always broken. (More…)

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The Johnson government may be the most right-wing in modern British history. Yet its disastrous response to the COVID-19 outbreak hasn’t cost it support. (More…)

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The term “crisis” is applied all too freely in politics and journalism. It has become a common designation for the Coronavirus outbreak as well. (More…)

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We shouldn’t have had to go through it. But the Coronavirus crisis has taught us some hard lessons.  Most importantly, that globalisation, as it works today, is a failure. (More…)

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The threat was unambiguous. “He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it,” wrote Russia’s Defence Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov, on Facebook. (More…)

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The end of the tunnel is nowhere in sight. Coronavirus continues to infect the globe. (More…)

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The coronavirus outbreak has set a domino effect in motion. The end of which we can’t see because we’re still in its early phases, watching as the first domino falls and the next begins to wobble. (More…)

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I’m in the second week of self-imposed Coronavirus isolation, and the fourth day of the nationwide lockdown mandated by the Italian government to stop – or at least slow – the epidemic. (More…)

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The UK stands out for its eccentric response to the Coronavirus outbreak. (More…)

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