Today's Edition, 4 December 2020

Is Farage’s Reform Party onto something?

Brexit-voting areas seem particularly fed up with lockdown restrictions, and may blame the Government for the economic fallout

Gavin Haynes
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Vapid politicians will never unite our country

A new report on Britain's 'tribes' offers no solutions to a dysfunctional nation

| 4 December

Brexit will ruin Britain’s farms

The Government's plans for agriculture are terrifyingly ill-thought-out

The Government's plans for agriculture are terrifyingly ill-thought-out

James Rebanks
American exceptionalism is back

The president-elect's 'global leadership' is a return to neoconservatism

The president-elect's 'global leadership' is a return to the same old failed policies of Obama and Clinton

Patrick Lawrence
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Vapid politicians will never unite our country

A new report on Britain's 'tribes' offers no solutions to a dysfunctional nation

| 4 December

Macron turns on the liberals

Once seen as the anti-Trump, France's president is now the bête noire of the American commentariat

DeepMind’s superhuman intelligence

The solving of a 50-year scientific problem takes computers a step closer to 'true creativity'

Is Christmas dinner worth dying for?

The Government should be clearer about potentially deadly policy calculations

The trouble with woke Etonians

Embracing identity politics allows public schoolboys to avoid acknowledging real privilege

David Goodhart
The toxic British worship of the NHS

We need to protect patients, not sanctify the institution and place halos on staff

Ian Birrell
Macron is right about Islamism

The political ideology that feeds terrorist violence cannot be explained away by religion or colonial history

Liam Duffy
Macron turns on the liberals

Once seen as the anti-Trump, France's president is now the bête noire of the American commentariat

Aris Roussinos

Once seen as the anti-Trump, France's president is now the bête noire of the American commentariat

Aris Roussinos
Is Christmas dinner worth dying for?

The Government should be clearer about potentially deadly policy calculations

James Kirkup
The Covid tiers can’t go soon enough

When lockdown ends, the Government should look to traffic lanes, not traffic lights

Freddie Sayers

Interviews.

we sit down with original thinkers and talk ideas

Hong Kong dissident: 100,000 could move to Britain next year

Freddie Sayers spoke to pro-democracy activist Nathan Law about his exile in London

Suzanne Moore: ‘I felt absolutely betrayed’

The former Guardian columnist tells her story to Freddie Sayers

Danish mask study author: effect may be small, but worthwhile

The author of a controversial new study into masks defends their use

Prof Tim Spector: hopes of a vaccine will lead to more lockdowns

The epidemiologist and ZOE app founder shares his concerns

Manchester student: they fenced us in like animals

Issy Smitheman describes her university experience to Freddie Sayers


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Hong Kong dissident: 100,000 could move to Britain next year

Freddie Sayers spoke to pro-democracy activist Nathan Law about his exile in London

| 3 December
Explainer
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Healthcare workers will be the first piece of the vaccine jigsaw

Doctors and nurses will get priority, but everyone will feel the benefits

| 3 December
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Give Harry a break, he’s right about Covid

The Prince's public statements can be tiresome, but this one happens to be true

| 3 December
Spotted
17:49

In the Keira Bell case, the NHS trust had no answers

Many open questions remain about puberty-blockers

| 2 December
Response
15:00

It’s official: I’m a menace to society

A member of the EHRC liking my tweets has become a news story

| 2 December
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12:15

How a Hungarian MEP exposed Fidesz’s failings

The Szájer scandal is about more than individual hypocrisy

| 2 December
Seen Elsewhere
07:00

Don’t let an accident create another pandemic

We need to think hard before using our ever-expanding bio-engineering toolkit

| 2 December
Spotted
15:03

The ‘Stolen Election’ narrative is nothing new

The tendency to cast doubt on the opposing party’s victories goes way back

| 1 December
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11:55

The Welsh have always wanted to drink on their own terms

Mark Drakeford's 'booze ban' is not the first time Wales has endured prohibition

| 1 December
Audio
07:00

Where next for the Bernie Sanders Left?

Freddie Sayers spoke to American historian Harvey Kaye to find out

| 1 December
Idea
15:07

Academics face a moral dilemma

Is the highest purpose to promote social justice or academic freedom?

| 30 November
Debate
12:07

Love, not money, will save the Union

An emotional case for Britain needs to be made

| 30 November
Series: 2020 American election

2020 American election

Will there be any winners?

Confessions Podcast with Giles Fraser

Maybe Scrooge was right

Windy lectures on structural inequality won't change society, but kindness might

Giles Fraser
Don’t mess with Kent

Did the Government lock down two million people just because of a historical quirk of political geography?

Peter Franklin
When the state fails, family steps in

Economic conditions have made adults, young and old, more dependent on their relatives

Eliza Filby
We all break lockdown in France

Swerving the Covid rules has become the new national sport

John Lewis-Stempel
The desperation behind OnlyFans

Lonely men and unemployed women have flocked to the adult site over lockdown

Mary Harrington

Lonely men and unemployed women have flocked to the adult site over lockdown

Mary Harrington
Do John Cleese’s critics understand comedy?

The Python has always been an anarchist rather than a liberal, like the artform itself

Sarah Ditum
DeepMind’s superhuman intelligence

The solving of a 50-year scientific problem takes computers a step closer to 'true creativity'

Tom Chivers

Box Set: Black Lives Matter

Our contributors examine the protest movement that shook the world

The making of a modern martyr

From Patrick Pearse to George Floyd, they're a sign the political conversation has broken down

Jenny McCartney
What the Woke Terror shares with the French Revolution

Both radical movements are shot through with paranoia, emotivism and religious caricature

Matthew Crawford
What is the point of the National Trust?

Like so many institutions, it has become colonised by politics

Niall Gooch
America was founded by social justice warriors

The riots of 2020 are nothing new — the country was established by intolerant radicals

Daniel DeCarlo

When did the media stop telling the truth?

A major atrocity was concealed from the public in 1945 — not despite the press but thanks to it

Dan Hitchens
Just how toxic is the masculine mystique?

The crisis facing today's men won't be solved by a bleak and very prescriptive new guide

James Bloodworth
Renounce Trump and redeem yourself

Throughout history, confessing that you have wasted years of your life on a fraud takes guts

Dorian Lynskey
The rot at the heart of Westminster

The British state is too dysfunctional to save, according to one of the country's leading thinkers

Aris Roussinos