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Coronavirus: compliance with controls will fall over the winter holidays
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Sheheryar Banuri • In the upcoming holidays we face a different problem:...
Marcus Rashford, Black Lives Matter and a British premier who is out of his league
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Chris Porter | Though football in the UK has its sectarian divides and distinct...
Public sculpture expert: why I welcome decision to throw Colston statue in river
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​Claudine van Hensbergen • I hope Bristol Council fishes it out the...
How Europe uses COVID-19 to reinforce a hostile environment in the Mediterranean
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Maurice Stierl | In the past, politicians claimed NGO rescuers...
Why do Christians wear ashes on Ash Wednesday?
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Michael Laver • Christians bearing the sign of the cross on their forehead...
Qasem Soleimani air strike: why this is a dangerous escalation of US assassination policy
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This latest operation further undermines international and US domestic norms...
How Labour failed to connect with the British working class
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Eric Shaw • Deluding others is wrong; deluding yourself is fatal....
History didn’t end with the fall of the Berlin Wall – but only now is the new battleground clear
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Jonathan Davis: 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell, we can see a new...
Green growth is trusted to fix climate change – here’s the problem with that
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Christine Corlet Walker • Green growth is a vague term with many...
Can MPs fight back against Boris Johnson’s prorogation? Here are the options
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Asif Hameed • MPs have options but they are running out of time
The ‘yield curve’: an accurate predictor of recession flashing warning signs
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Julius Probst • Stay tuned for further central bank action – we...
Tourists behaving badly are a threat to global tourism, and the industry is partly to blame
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Freya Higgins-Desbiolles • The increasing prevalance of the badly...
Paul Whiteley | What drove voters to the Brexit Party
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A new Tory leader is going to have their work cut out to change the perception...
Champions League final: how money buys success on the pitch
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Elisavet Argyro Manoli • There is a virtuous (or vicious) circle in...
Is throwing a milkshake an act of political violence? What political theory tells us
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Alexander Blanchard • If the right, or public opinion more widely, is...
EXPLAINER | Julian Assange: WikiLeaks founder arrested in London
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Gbenga Oduntan • What we know so far abour the arrest of WikiLeaks founder...
Facebook’s plan to protect the European elections comes up short
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William Dance • There remains a considerable mismatch between...
The terror of climate change is transforming young people's identity
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Blanche Verlie | As adults, we would do well to recognise the necessity of...
Climate change: a climate scientist answers questions from teenagers
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“How long is the planet going to last? I heard it was 12...
Women have been written out of power – time is ripe for a new language of equality
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It is not easy to change culturally conditioned ways of behaving and thinking,...