Commentary

Among the many lingering maladies caused by Covid-19 and causing increasing concern to medics and scientists is the effect of the virus on the brain. Patients around the world have been found to have a range of conditions related to their neurological functioning, including confusion, trouble focusing and changes in behaviour. The associate director of the Johns Hopkins Precision Medicine Center...

U-turns and designed chaos from a government rotten to its core

There is something rotten in the state of the UK and the man at the top of it is absent, reportedly in Scotland, uttering perhaps that “fair is foul and foul is fair” while bouncing his bonny baby on...

Starmer leads PM in poll – are Johnson’s days numbered?

Just eight months after securing an historic majority in the Commons, speculation is mounting as to how long Boris Johnson will remain in Number 10. Events have long since taken...

A Russian-doll of a day ‘playing ducks and drakes’ at Westminster

Russia “is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma” said Boris Johnson’s hero Winston Churchill in a famous quote that ends: “...but perhaps there is a key....

Left “speechless and aghast” by PM’s care home blaming

The prime minster’s attempt to shift the blame for thousands of deaths onto care homes has provoked outrage and disbelief across the care sector. A care home owner said they’ve...

We have a role to play in this pandemic: to follow and unite

If you were active on social media, you would have come across a video where dozens of citizens in Florida, USA were gathered in a court to explain themselves for their failure to use...

Raab thinks ‘taking the knee’ is something ‘from Game of Thrones’

The de facto-deputy prime minister Dominc Raab thinks ‘taking the knee’ is something from ‘Game of Thrones’ and called the act – performed around the world by Black Lives Matter protestors - a “symbol...

PM’s ‘absurd and shameful’ use of Churchill statue escalated by Patel’s reckless call to...

The prime minister has been accused of “stoking fear and division” ahead of a weekend of anti-racist demonstrations and far-right counter-protests across a country still reeling from last weekend’s iconoclastic events in Bristol. That Boris...

Rees-Mogg is effectively ‘euthanising’ vulnerable MPs

Jacob Rees Mogg has long been painted as an anachronistic, outdated parliamentary throwback from the 19th century which even his supporters have difficulty defending. However, now the Common’s very own pantomime villain is facing new...

‘Exceptional  circumstances’ claims Cummings as PM announces further loosening of lockdown

Boris Johnson has unveiled the next lifting of lockdown measures but the details have been overshadowed by the continuing furore surrounding his most senior adviser’s breach of lockdown rules. Dominic Cummings claimed “exceptional circumstances” means...