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Strike one

Published: September 9, 2017
Written by Les Hull

Strike:?The Cuckoo’s Calling BBC?1

Brutish, inhuman

Published: September 9, 2017
Written by Paul Flynn

Paul Flynn presented a petition to Parliament opposing the expansion of badger culling. Here he explains why

Slavery didn’t end in the 19th century

Published: August 2, 2017
Written by Aidan McQuade

Slavery is about power and its unequal distribution. Now Anti-Slavery International has released a new charter that recognises that truth and lays out what’s needed to start shifting that balance. …

Selling by stealth

Published: August 2, 2017
Written by Michael Thorne

For the third time since 2010, the government is planning to sell off NHS Professionals, the NHS in-house temporary staffing agency. This is the latest in a long series of …

Books: Unknowable genius of stone

Published: August 2, 2017
Written by Mike Parker

Michelangelo: His Epic Life by Martin Gayford Penguin Fig Tree £16.99 Can I say this? I don’t actually much like the work of Michelangelo. There, it’s done… I’m not criticising! …

Film: Survival as intimate epic

Published: August 2, 2017
Written by Patrick Mulcahy

Dunkirk Director:?Christopher Nolan Nothing in British writer-director ­Christopher Nolan’s oeuvre – not Memento, Inception nor the Dark Knight trilogy – prepares you for the Second World War spectacle Dunkirk. It …

Books: The long rocky road to where?

Published: August 2, 2017
Written by Sarah Gellner

The Road To Somewhere: The Populist Revolt And The Future Of Politics by David Goodhart C Hurst £20 I didn’t expect to like this book. I did a little office …

Books: Still blowing in the wind

Published: August 2, 2017
Written by Martin Griffin

Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags by Tim Marshall Elliott & Thompson £9.99 Though nobody would claim the British disdain symbolic display, edespite the national tendency to …

Theatre: Tale of torment is a treat

Published: August 2, 2017
Written by Aleks Sierz

Bodies Royal Court, London Surrogacy is an emotionally fraught subject. And one that is pregnant with meaning. The arrangement by which one woman gives birth to another’s baby challenges traditional …

The way to combat Tory incoherence

Published: August 2, 2017
Written by Graham Lane

On Tuesday 11 July the Fabians held their afternoon tea at the House of Lords. Before the event they held a meeting on Education where Estelle Morris and Angela Rayner …

Style, substance and some class acts

Published: July 31, 2017
Written by Stephen Kelly

Manchester International Festival Beginning in 2007, the biennial Manchester International Festival has now become one of the most important events in the arts calendar. In the last ten years, it’s …

Britain divided from top to bottom

Published: July 31, 2017
Written by Lucy Powell

The lack of social mobility is creating a divided Britain, which not only is bad for our economy and our future, but is the defining issue of our time, as …

Yemen faces total and utter collapse

Published: July 31, 2017
Written by Stephen Doughty

I must start by expressing my deep sadness, regret and, quite frankly, abject frustration that we have seen so little progress on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, so much further …

Books: Journeys through contradictions

Published: July 31, 2017
Written by Paul Routledge

Al-Britannia, My Country: A Journey Through Muslim Britain by James Fergusson Bantam Press £20 The Battle For British Islam by Sarah Khan Saqi £14.99 Two random news items from recent …