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The Prime Minister has squandered goodwill by consistently overpromising and under-delivering – the hallmark of his political career.
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email email@example.com to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
The leader promised the sound of the future – but he is still at war with the past.
After a century defined by a global rush to control oil, we may soon see a scramble to dominate decarbonisation.
The futility of our obsession with exams as the only way of validating a student has been exposed.
The late Supreme Court Justice was not always progressive, but the US is unquestionably a more equal, equitable country than it would have been without her work.
Two million people in the north discovered they were about to be locked down via Twitter.
I had been having an enjoyable evening with a silly movie, and then – boom – misogyny.
The people of the United States are weary of military intervention abroad; they want their leaders to start fighting for them.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
An illustrator and lifelong trespasser fights back against the English landowning elite, one walk at a time.
The lewd character of a Tory MP never changes, despite what a spin doctor might say.
The Tories turned to Johnson, in spite of his flaws, because they knew he was a winner. But high office does not transform character: it reveals it – and the Prime Minister has been unveiled.
How the UK can heal itself in an age of disorder.
Before the pandemic, my agoraphobia hadn't affected me in five years. Now, I once more live in fear of leaving the house.
The country desperately needs reform – but still there is no coherent political alternative to the status quo.
With his millionaire playboy, F Scott Fitzgerald inadvertently created a cult. But in the age of Trump, it’s clear Gatsby was always the book’s true villain.
Two new books explain how the failure of Labour in 2019 was not only a problem of strategy and organisation, but also of morality.
A new poem by Declan Ryan.
The way we perceive the world is often deeply linked to the bodies we move through our surroundings in.
Sperling’s Viral, Roy’s AZADI: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction, Hjorth’s Long Live the Post Horn!, and Bathgate’s Radio Broadcasting: A History of the Airwaves.
From fox hunters to football hooligans, sport is England’s way of showing what it thinks it is.
The striking works of the German expressionist, founding member of Das Blaue Reiter and fiancée of Kandinsky.
The film's structure of two halves is perfectly suited to its genre, which is arguably that of the marriage comedy.
Forget serial killers and corrupt cops, this David Nicholls adaptation focuses on the quotidian yet profound emotional stuff we all have to deal with in our lives.
NPR podcast No Compromise investigates the movements around gun control within America's far right.
Maybe it's the reluctance to slide towards winter, but I'm staying in spring by sipping on a liquid the colour of sunrise.
As my impending homelessness looms, I remain at the mercy of estate agents and homeowners.
As I walk past crammed pubs and see friends hug on Instagram, I fear we've lost the collective solidarity we had in the spring.
One of my patients came to realise the extent to which his emotional life was affecting his body.
The former Bishop of Edinburgh discusses George Orwell, living in the Scottish capital and liberating the elderly from lockdown.
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