World

Harry and Meghan, maskless in Manhattan

24 September 2021 3:07 pm

Aspiring hermits Prince Harry and Meghan Markle retreated to the notably reclusive borough of Manhattan today to visit the One…

Could the squeeze on living standards bring down Boris?

24 September 2021 3:00 pm

There is about to be a two-phase onslaught on the living standards of those on low-to-middling incomes. On 1 October…

Why the world is in for a dangerous decade

24 September 2021 9:19 am

The Australia/UK/US (Aukus) deal for Australia to acquire nuclear submarines is the clearest demonstration yet of the UK’s tilt to…

Is Russia ready for life after Putin?

24 September 2021 8:03 am

When Russians headed to the polls last week, the Duma election results were never in doubt: Putin’s United Russiaparty won…

Has the Bank of England given up on its duty on inflation?

24 September 2021 4:47 am

Has the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee quietly excused itself from its duty of keeping inflation down: namely, keeping the…

Keir Starmer’s essay is a cliché-ridden disaster

23 September 2021 9:48 pm

Many years ago, a tabloid newspaper played an unkind prank on the author of a very long and much talked-about…

Keir Starmer: my vision for the future of the Labour party

23 September 2021 7:00 pm

Below is the full text of Keir Starmer’s essay, published by the Fabian Society, on his vision for the Labour…

The Democrat ‘squad’ will regret shooting down Israel’s Iron Dome

23 September 2021 5:12 pm

America’s left-wing progressives won a victory this week in their long-running battle with Israel. They managed, at least temporarily, to…

Biden speaks at conference filled with anti-white, anti-police rhetoric

23 September 2021 3:24 pm

President Joe Biden had a busy week at the United Nations, and as the media focused much of its attention…

A lament for the overtaxed smoker

23 September 2021 2:53 pm

There is a spot of Washington DC, a few blocks of downtown not far from the White House, where a…

Why Biden’s domestic agenda is in big trouble

23 September 2021 2:01 pm

The Senate parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, delivered another major blow to President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda this week, ruling that Democrats…

Apocalypse, please: Climate Night looms

23 September 2021 1:13 pm

Does humanity deserve a prolonged existence on Earth? Cockburn begs the question after learning that tonight is Climate Night on…

We need to talk about Joe Biden

23 September 2021 9:14 am

Americans are increasingly concerned about President Joe Biden’s mental state, and for good reason. It’s not just some mean right-wing trope.…

China’s obsessive attempts to subvert the West

23 September 2021 8:11 am

Most people who think themselves well informed know little or nothing about China. They – or I should say ‘we’…

Why won't German politicians talk about migration?

23 September 2021 4:15 am

For a country with a reputation for being staid and predictable, the election campaign that closes the Merkel era in…

No, Biden didn't just snub Brexit Britain

22 September 2021 11:54 pm

For European Union enthusiasts, the ‘trade deal with America’ has joined ‘£350 million pledge on a bus’ as one of…

Joe Biden is everything Trump wanted to be

22 September 2021 7:00 pm

Do you remember the president who gave Vladimir Putin everything he wanted in Europe? The president who consistently ignored the…

AUKUS, Afghanistan and the foreign policy amateur

22 September 2021 5:01 pm

Since Joe Biden was elected in part as a salve for Donald Trump’s perceived foreign policy blunders, it seems reasonable…

Biden’s big UN whopper

22 September 2021 3:00 pm

President Joe Biden walked into the grand UN General Assembly chamber this morning with a list of asks, an appeal…

Boris pressgangs Biden at White House love-in

22 September 2021 12:05 pm

You can take the boy out of journalism but you can’t the journalism out of the boy. That’s the rule…

Another stupid, redundant, dismal Canadian election

22 September 2021 7:08 am

Canada has just surpassed even its own previous records for absurd and boring elections yielding predictable and dreary results. Almost…

The EU should keep out of France's spat with Australia

22 September 2021 6:46 am

Ursula von der Leyen has demanded a full investigation. EU officials are considering pulling out of technology talks with the…

Boris is a mini-Biden

22 September 2021 4:00 am

It’s been said far too many times that Boris Johnson and Donald Trump have a lot in common. Trump himself…

The Biden border crisis isn’t going away

21 September 2021 4:34 pm

The record influx of illegal immigrants on the southern border — and the White House’s refusal to refer to it…

Starmer's shameful silence on the Rosie Duffield trans row

21 September 2021 3:45 pm

One of the most shocking images from the Corbyn years of the Labour party was Luciana Berger flanked by police…