Critical Times

On 16 June 2016, Thomas Mair ambushed Labour MP Jo Cox at the library where she held her surgery.  This should have been just another day in her constituency. But it wasn’t. (More…)

It’s not every day that a statue of a human trafficker is torn down by an angry crowd. Perhaps that’s because there aren’t many statues to human traffickers. (More…)

The narrative of the Atlantic world since the end of the Second World War has been one of American leadership. (More…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)