Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and is a regular panellist on BBC1’s Sunday Politics.
For 30 years, Frances Crook has being trying to reform Britain’s prisons. So why does change feel as far away as ever?
Today's announcement of extra officers is welcome, but overall there will still be fewer staff than there were in 2010.
Get ready for the new culture war: the question of how old children should be before they're allowed to change gender.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s well-honed turn in Doctor Strange is enjoyable, but the film isn't one you'd ever fall in love with.
After an “us and them” narrative this strong is established, often any empathy for “them” gets lost.
Knox had the bad luck to be a photogenic young woman who had once bought condoms – so it was easy to portray her as a sex-crazed killer.
Jeremy Corbyn has completed his shadow cabinet reshuffle, and gained the balance of power on Labour's NEC.
The US white working class fights back.
On why Trump is the back-row kid, Tracey Emin’s granny slippers, and why policy “nudges” can’t be shoves.
The rise of English identity has left a glaring space in politics for an English nationalist party. Who is going to fill it?
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