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The parallel world of EU law

28 June 2022 3:10 am

The EU courts are not like our courts. They are given a specific purpose of advancing the union. That purpose…

Conservatives are so gay

27 June 2022 11:37 pm

I just went for a stroll down Main Street here in our little blue-collar New Hampshire town, and noticed the…

Are the Abraham Accords working?

27 June 2022 11:25 pm

Two years ago, UAE citizens were barred from entering Israel. No longer. The inaugural Emirates flight touched down in Tel…

How the Tories can bin Boris

27 June 2022 9:57 pm

There are not very many good things to say about the Conservative party in Parliament these days. Barely a month…

Tom Daley should not wade into swimming's trans row

27 June 2022 7:07 pm

Swimming’s governing body, Fina, made a wise and sensible decision last week. It declared that transwomen were ineligible to take part in elite…

Why is Prince Charles accepting bags stuffed with cash?

27 June 2022 6:14 pm

After the excitement of the Platinum Jubilee, complete with emotional tributes to ‘mummy’, Prince Charles might have been forgiven for…

What Russia's military shake-up reveals about Putin's war in Ukraine

27 June 2022 4:51 pm

When General Alexander Dvornikov was made overall commander of Russia’s forces in April, it looked as if the amateurishness and…

Abortion should not be just another culture-war ding dong

27 June 2022 4:17 pm

The overturning of Roe v. Wade is an American story, and a global one. What the hell – it’s asked…

Did Hunter Biden influence Obama-era China policy?

27 June 2022 1:14 pm

“Fighting corruption is not just good governance,” Joe Biden once said. “It is self-defense. It is patriotism, and it’s essential…

Glastonbury sums up everything there is to hate about rock music

27 June 2022 2:41 am

‘Glasto’ – the diminutive makes me shiver with distaste; like ‘Peely’ – as his fans affectionately called the late DJ…

How to read Ulysses

27 June 2022 1:00 am

In the labyrinthine basement studio of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, Irish actor Barry McGovern is doing something that would be inconceivable…

Is tactical voting unravelling before it has even begun?

26 June 2022 8:16 pm

Since the Tories lost not one but two by-elections on Friday, ministers have been rather quiet on the issue of…

The socialist case against the strikes

26 June 2022 6:00 pm

Socialists like me are supposed to always support industrial action. But reports that doctors, teachers, local government employees and just…

How Russia’s oligarchs are evading sanctions

26 June 2022 5:00 pm

On 25 February 2022, the day after Russia invaded Ukraine, a select group of oligarchs attended a private meeting with…

It’s time to trust democracy again after Roe v. Wade

26 June 2022 4:30 pm

Progressive outrage greeted this week’s US Supreme Court majority decision which overturned Roe v. Wade. ‘Extreme ideology,’ thundered Joe Biden. It was ‘a…

The founding, conquering and destruction of Mariupol

26 June 2022 4:00 pm

Now that the city of Mariupol on the Sea of Azov has been conquered by the Russian army, it is…

Blue states double down on abortion

26 June 2022 1:31 pm

Many are worried about losing their abortion rights now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. In some…

Voters are looking beyond partygate – and that’s Boris’s problem

25 June 2022 9:20 pm

Why did the Tories lose the by-elections so badly? Boris Johnson is offering answers in his various interviews at the…

Lockdown’s impact on young children: a look at the data

25 June 2022 7:48 pm

How much damage did lockdown inflict on children’s development? This could be one of the least-explored scandals in public life…

The problem with Billie Eilish’s Roe v. Wade intervention

25 June 2022 6:59 pm

The words ‘dark day’ went viral yesterday — in response to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade in…

Are we heading towards a British Donald Trump?

25 June 2022 5:00 pm

The Tiverton and Wakefield by-elections are, of course, shatteringly bad for the Conservatives and Boris Johnson. They should finally destroy…

Boris will keep losing until he tackles inflation

25 June 2022 4:00 pm

The Tories took a serious beating in Thursday’s by-elections. Whilst Boris Johnson and his government refuse to take responsibility for the…

How the war on Roe was won

25 June 2022 4:00 pm

When did it become certain that American women’s abortion rights would fall? The Supreme Court’s ruling that ‘Roe was egregiously…

The end of Roe is a victory for Conservatism, Inc.

25 June 2022 3:18 am

On a day many Americans on both sides of the abortion issue thought would never come, the Supreme Court reversed…

Guerilla warfare and targeted assassinations: Inside Ukraine's partisan resistance

25 June 2022 2:53 am

Dmytro Savluchenko was one of Moscow’s useful idiots: a Ukrainian advocate of Russkiy Mir (or ‘Russian world’), Putin’s idea of a kind…