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The UK’s tragic Covid-19 death toll of 100,000 reflects disastrous political failures.
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.
A death toll of 100,000 is a moment of mourning and of national shame. But amid all the uncertainty a consensus is hardening: what comes next must be different to what came before.
The Prime Minister’s approach has led to many more deaths than might otherwise have occurred and to unnecessary economic damage.
After 12 months of time differences and video calls, I finally set eyes on my daughter as she emerges from Dehli airport.
If Keir Starmer backs a second vote in due course, nationalist voters might swing away from the SNP and back to the party.
Outsourcing domestic labour has helped women progress in the workforce, but Covid demands a more honest analysis of who does what in the 21st century.
Abuses in Xinjiang have been overshadowed by lucrative side-deals and strategic rhetoric from France and Germany.
The success of players such as Ajinkya Rahane and Thangarasu Natarajan, shows the transformative power of the IPL.
Britons are reportedly struggling more than at any other point in the pandemic. Why now? And what can be done to ease the mental health crisis?
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The former Labour Party speechwriter reflects on why “everyday life” needs to define politics.
It's wrong to present science as a single entity of uncontested knowledge, when sharp disagreements are normal.
How the UK government’s failure to learn the lessons of history pushed the country deeper into crisis.
As the UK passes 100,000 recorded Covid-19 deaths, we reflect on a moment of national mourning.
Why a book on the twilight of the Habsburg empire is being read again in a time of pandemic, closed borders and empty European cities.
Perhaps the only thing worse than submerging yourself too deeply in other people’s sorrow is to not feel it at all.
While Wells, Huxley and Orwell invented flawed worlds, the Soviet writer was living in one.
A poem by Iain Britton.
The debut novel of a celebrated millennial critic is scornful, cold and – even worse – boring.
A new book, Francis Bacon: Revelations, shows the painter as he tried to recapture the intensity of wartime when the world turned mundane.
The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Flanagan, The Alignment Problem by Christian, The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic and Only a Lodger… And Hardly That by Main.
In 2021, this extraordinary album still warms a room much the same way it did 50 years earlier.
In her quest to reveal the divine in nature, the Norwegian painter stripped back the landscape to its essential forms.
High on the list of achievements of this Bosnian film must be its success in dramatising the hours leading up to the massacre without showing anything more violent than a slap in the face.
This comedy series starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb also has deep feeling for its boozer’s denizens.
This eight-episode series is aimed specifically at former readers of Rookie magazine and hosted by a variety of former contributors.
Now is the time to be buying your seed potatoes – allow me to recommend a few.
Funny name for the Met Office to choose, no? It seems a bit… European. I’d have thought Brexit would have sorted that kind of nonsense out.
One of the great consolations is gardening’s predictability. Plants want to grow, and so long as you give them soil, water and light, they will do their thing. It’s reassuring.
This column – which, though named after a line in Shakespeare’s Richard II refers to the whole of Britain – has run in the NS since 1934.
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