Critical Times

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…)

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

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…)

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…)

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

Britain’s departure from the European Union was a day of jubilation for some and mourning for others. Many people are still clinging to easy answers and false hopes. It’s time to sober up. (More…)

Every disaster has a silver lining. You just have to be heartless enough to exploit it. (More…)

“You can’t change things if you’re in opposition,” says the centrist dad. “Labour has to get back into power to help the majority of people. That means we have to appeal to the centre-ground. Otherwise, you’re just a protest party.” (More…)

Given the extent of the far-right resurgence in Europe over the last decade, it’s often difficult to predict where the shock waves are going to come next.  On 5 February, it was Thuringia’s turn. (More…)