Critical Times

Hitler never pretended to like Jews. His hatred was unambiguous. (More…)

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Labour’s devastating defeat has reopened an old debate about England’s future. Labour leadership contenders David Lammy and Rebecca Long-Bailey have issued calls for ‘civic nationalism’ and ‘progressive patriotism’. (More…)

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They failed to stop Brexit and lost Britain to the far-right. Few defeats could be as humiliating as that suffered by the Labour Party and its leader, Jeremy Corbyn. (More…)

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Scenario 1: Johnson Wins

I was working in West London on June 24th 2016. Portobello Road had the grim atmosphere of a wake. The most lively sight was a lone busker strumming a morose tune on his guitar with an EU flag fluttering above him. This was the day after Independence Day. (More…)

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It was long overdue. But the repatriation of  Aboriginal Australian artefacts from the Manchester Museum is a significant step forward in redressing Britain’s violent past.   (More…)

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For a week, it seemed, Berlin had been taken over by the left. Not just any left but something new and unrecognisable. In the place of the customary red and black flags of anti-capitalist groups, protestors were waving flags featuring an hourglass, in soft greens and light blues. (More…)

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We all love bad guys. We love to watch them rise and fall. But most of all we have a stake in ‘bad guys’ because it means we can play the good guys. (More…)

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When EU leaders declined to start the accession process for North Macedonia and Albania, it was French President Emmanuel Macron who was singled out as the spoiler. (More…)

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Voters in the German state of Thuringia are set to elect a new state parliament on Sunday. The electoral season has been marred by a rash of death threats against leading candidates. (More…)

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