It is unacceptable that, on the brink of Brexit, a country that claims to be global is directed by an ever more socially homogenous group David Cameron publishes his memoirs today, in which he looks back
It is not quite true that behind every great fortune lies a great crime. Musicians and novelists, for example, can become extremely rich by giving other people pleasure. But it does appear to be universally
Keeping our societies united in the face of the pressures created by the climate crisis is part of the global fight In the past three weeks, we took the pulse of citizens in eight countries in the Americas
Could AB5 signal the end of technology apps operating as autonomous legal fiefdoms? This week, California’s governor, Gavin Newsom – a darling of tech capitalists – signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) into law.
I believed the Australian family court system was biased against fathers – then I found the rot at the core of it
I've lost count of the mothers who are afraid their children will be at greater risk if they leave than if they stay Everyone knows someone who’s had a shitty time in the family law system I’ve spent five
There are some for whom Brexit is a catalyst for a long-deferred decision about the future In common with European countries – and increasingly the UK itself – Poland does not know quite what to make Brexit.
When many working-class children don’t have basic equipment in class, the dominance of elite schools feels even more obscene A few years back, I finished a PhD on how to tackle Britain’s unequal life –
Laura Nolan is a modern hero. A former Google software engineer, Nolan resigned from her job last year after being asked to dramatically enhance the artificial intelligence used in US military drones.
Rather than reducing its audience to mere gawpers, it digs deeply into themes of trauma, self-worth and the failures of the justice system When Cersei Lannister was raped by her brother, Jaime, next to
In the New South Wales town of Wollar you can’t hear children laughing in the school playground any more. Coal has silenced the schoolyard, coated the remaining houses in a layer of dust and cut off the
Scott Morrison’s Liberal-National coalition was re-elected to govern Australia on 18 May. The character of the returned government has been defined by their aggressive welfare policies. These include breath,
On Monday night I rushed home from work to watch the latest episode of Succession, HBO’s sleeper hit following the toxic machinations of the Roy family. The characters are stand-ins for the Murdochs: news,
Update: on Wednesday at 16:31, the New York Public Library tweeted a statement saying it would no longer be hosting the event, citing “public concern” On 23 September the New York Public Library’s historic
Neutral! In mid-national crisis how does a party campaign on the great issue of our time with a leader who won’t say where he stands? Everything about the idea is preposterous. What do canvassers say the
Benjamin Netanyahu’s political magic has broken, his biographer declared. The longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history gambled that a second election in six months would win him a mandate when
The fact that the United States is up in arms over an attack with no reported casualties on an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia – while at the same time supporting Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen that has killed
It seems even more likely than it did before that US supreme court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is indeed a serial sexual assaulter. New revelations about the multiply accused Kavanaugh’s time at Yale that
If you want to know what sort of world we live in, Rachel Riley has had to block 1,500 people on Twitter. That’s right: Countdown’s human calculator has attracted such a swell of antisemitic hatred that
Rutland is a funny place. When I moved back here five years ago and told my London friends where I was going, the response was mostly: “Where?” A mere 18 miles at its longest point, it is England’s smallest
Your product, OxyContin, has caused untold harm to millions of Americans. Aaron suffered an accidental OxyContin overdose on 9 October 2005. As you are aware, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved
Tehran is potentially leveraging the lack of appetite among the US electorate for a new war in the Middle East Saturday’s attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities at Abqaiq represent a potential tipping
When Scott Morrison lectured CEOs about speaking out on climate change, it was quite a fight to pick
Climate change policy is a first-order issue for many companies In the same week that the prime minister told chief executives not to get “distracted” by issues like climate change, his National Party