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A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
Leadership requires you to choose between concrete futures and not merely to sketch out grand visions.
Over the course of the pandemic, the UK’s overconfidence in theoretical modelling has several times been rudely exposed.
It is impossible to see how the Scottish Parliament could function again as it did before. At least, not before I leave for good next year.
Germany’s population of 83 million has suffered 9,000 deaths, while in Britain, with its population of 67 million, there have been at least 43,000.
If you did not know the US was in the midst of a health crisis, you would not learn it from watching the president.
Boris Johnson now leads a cabinet and parliamentary party that understands that his political strengths come with incongruous liabilities.
For many of the workers we all depend on, life carried on – until it didn’t.
The health emergency we face may well pass. But the economic, political and social crises that it has set in motion are here to stay.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The New Yorker columnist and author of Surviving Autocracy believes there can be no return to the pre-Trump normal.
With Times Radio, Rupert Murdoch hopes to entice listeners to subscribe to the Times. And he can pursue his vendetta against the BBC.
The six months that shook the UK.
The UK was well prepared for a pandemic, but the data reveals its flawed response.
Boris Johnson believes that post-Brexit Britain is an exceptional, “world-beating” power. Yet it has proved itself incapable of fulfilling its most basic responsibility: keeping its citizens safe.
Cuts to local and national services over the past decade appear almost perfectly tailored to damage resilience in the face of coronavirus.
Leading figures from science, medicine and politics deliver their verdict on the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our leaders must learn from the Covid-19 crisis to prepare for the next virus.
A new poem by Kathryn Simmonds.
This semi-autobiographical debut follows a young black man in London just after the millennium.
First shown in May and early June, it recounts the history of a single house, 10 Guinea Street in Bristol.
Drew Dixon's experiences with Russell Simmons show how racism has helped to silence black rape victims.
The artist who extolled the talent of his impressionist friends at the expense of his own.
I’ve heard of three of this show’s “celebrities” – but judge Gregg Wallace is ever-resplendent, with his Snooker Loopy waistcoats and rictus smile, which makes him look like an egg with constipation.
This is a monologue interspersed with flashes of archive recordings – most fascinating of which are clips of Duke himself.
Almost every Dylan fan has their own version of Bob, and his new record is a reflection of his long career to date.
I was careful, when handling Dieffenbachia, not to get any of its juice on my hands. Had I done so, I would have paid a severe penalty for my carelessness.
Naturally, in such surroundings, one thinks of death a lot, even as one soaks up the sun. We’re all thinking about it a lot more than we used to, what with one thing and another.
This heightened awareness, this sensitivity, this flinching at the world’s cruelties – has it always been here inside me, but covered up by habit and distraction?
What a team, what a manager, what an achievement.
The broadcaster talks Sri Lanka, Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics, and driverless cars.
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