Today's Edition, 8 April 2020

How our Queen brings us hope

Her Majesty unleashed deep emotion with her coronavirus message — even in life-long republicans

Helen Thompson
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Spotted
07:00

Finally! The government recognises childcare as work

New rules say that people can be furloughed if they can't work due to caring responsibilities

| 8 April

Can Keir Starmer rescue Labour?

You can tell a great deal from the new leader's choice of shadow cabinet

You can tell a great deal from the new leader's choice of shadow cabinet

David Kogan
Why coronavirus coverage is making me feel ill

A neurotic mind like mine is inevitably affected by a terrifying health scare

A neurotic mind like mine is inevitably affected by a terrifying health scare

Ed West
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Spotted
07:00

Finally! The government recognises childcare as work

New rules say that people can be furloughed if they can't work due to caring responsibilities

| 8 April

Woody Allen’s brilliant betrayal

If you want to know about the man, don't read the autobiography — watch the films

Could Covid-19 vanquish neoliberalism?

This crisis is exposing the folly of applying market-based logic to every domain of human life

Can the Olympics relight its fire?

There will be fewer record-breaking performances, but next year's Games may rediscover their true spirit

Corbyn, Trump and other freaks of history

Why Jeremy Corbyn isn’t the Obi-Wan Kenobi of British politics

Peter Franklin
We don’t need ‘gotcha’ journalism now

The media carrying on as normal during a health crisis is less public service, more public nuisance

Douglas Murray
The last thing Labour needs is ‘unity’

To purify the Party, its new leader must purge the hard Left squad

Stephen Pollard
How far away are ‘immunity passports’?

There are huge hurdles facing us before we can allow people out and start normal life again

Tom Chivers

There are huge hurdles facing us before we can allow people out and start normal life again

Tom Chivers
Home schooling could be a blessing in disguise

By doing things remotely, we might find out that schools are a waste of money

Dominic Frisby
Will Covid bankrupt Donald Trump?

The President's personal business interests lie in areas badly affected by the pandemic

Justin Webb

Could Covid-19 vanquish neoliberalism?

This crisis is exposing the folly of applying market-based logic to every domain of human life

Thomas Fazi
Covid-19: do the shires even care?

It's the 'war generation' — not much-maligned millennials — who aren't taking coronavirus seriously

James Bloodworth
It can’t be ‘big business as usual’ after coronavirus

If capitalism is to survive this epidemic, we cannot continue to do things the Airbnb and Amazon way

Mary Harrington
The things we do for growth

We kill people, wreck the planet and blot out the sun: all for the sake of GDP

Peter Franklin

Video
16:01

Catch-up: Lockdown TV, Day 15

Featuring Dominic Frisby on home schooling and Gavin Haynes on the Traditionalist strain in the far Right

| 7 April
Reaction
15:49

Boris in the ICU makes this crisis too much to bear

If the PM can be reduced to this, it emphasises how fragile our country is

| 7 April
Explainer
11:45

False cures for Covid-19 are endangering my health

My access to hydroxychloroquine has been jeopardised since its rise to fame

| 7 April
Reaction
10:31

Do conservative Catholics get fair trials?

Cardinal Pell had many enemies in Australia

| 7 April
Response
07:00

Has the FT really changed its mind on capitalism?

An editorial called time on four decades of neoliberal policy

| 7 April
Spotted
15:00

Weirdo conservatives were the first to spot the Covid threat

The Right is a particular combination of highly intelligent and quite stupid

| 6 April
Video
11:42

To relieve our parks, open the golf courses

We need more public space to get through this, not less

| 6 April
Reaction
09:46

The Queen calls time on the snowflake generation

She is right that this crisis is re-kindling fellow feeling

| 6 April
Weekend read
07:00

What is the future for America Inc.?

The Covid pandemic has thrown this question into sharp focus

| 4 April
Video
16:52

Lockdown TV, Day 11

Featuring Paul Embery on Labour and corona-tyrants, and Giles Fraser and Mary Harrington post-liberal instincts

| 3 April
Reaction
15:39

GPs should not play God during Covid

If there are no medical issues at stake, doctors have no right to decide what lives are worth saving

| 3 April
Confessions Podcast with Giles Fraser

The guilty pleasure of daytime TV

A beginner's guide to the viewing delights that can unite us in the age of lockdown

Gareth Roberts
Why doesn’t Britain value its farmers?

This crisis has shown we need to think very carefully about how the nation feeds itself

James Rebanks
All eyes on the Swedish coronavirus experiment

Their more moderate response to the pandemic is as much about politics as science

Freddie Sayers
Pity the women locked in with their abusers

How long will the Government ignore those families trapped at home with violent partners?

Joan Smith

Series: Kids reads

Kids reads

How are the latest children's books shaping the next generation?

Interviews.

we sit down with original thinkers and talk ideas

Mervyn King’s Confessions — Crises, capital and coronavirus

Giles talks to the former Governor of the Bank of England about why economists don't understand human nature, what caused the 2008 financial crisis and the mistake both sides made in the Brexit referendum.

Jonathan Sacks’s Confessions — Capitalism, community and covenant

Giles talks to the former Chief Rabbi about the power of community, antisemitism in the 21st century and the 72-hour American bus journey that changed his life.

Helen Thompson’s Confessions — Elections, economics and Euroscepticism

Giles talks to the Cambridge Professor about not fitting in at Warwick University Labour Club, why Margaret Thatcher would have voted Leave and what to look out for in politics in 2020.

Adam Rutherford: How To Argue With A Racist

Giles Fraser talks to Adam Rutherford about his new book.

Debate: How bad is Viktor Orban?

Freddie Sayers gets opposing views from Peter Franklin and Phillip Blond on whether the Hungarian Prime Minister's dangerous reputation is justified.

How Putin subverts the past to seal his future

Authoritarianism has a strong hold on the Russian psyche, fuelled by myths of a glorious history

John Lloyd

Authoritarianism has a strong hold on the Russian psyche, fuelled by myths of a glorious history

John Lloyd
Can the Olympics relight its fire?

There will be fewer record-breaking performances, but next year's Games may rediscover their true spirit

Richard Askwith
The WHO has failed us again

This isn't the first time the World Health Organisation has let politics get in the way of saving lives

Ian Birrell

The obscure mysticism of Steve Bannon

Multiple far-Right leaders are inspired by an overlooked, quasi-religious political philosophy known as Traditionalism

Gavin Haynes
Woody Allen’s brilliant betrayal

If you want to know about the man, don't read the autobiography — watch the films

Tanya Gold
The Magnificent Seven is a post-liberal idyll

The epic western is an extended metaphor for the contrast between liberals and communitarians

Giles Fraser
The ruthlessness of the sexual marketplace

The search for romantic love, as a new book suggests, was always a fool's errand

James Bloodworth