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Jonn Elledge is a freelance journalist, formerly assistant editor of the New Statesman and editor of its sister site, CityMetric. You can find him on Twitter or Facebook.
The Tory London mayoral candidate’s suggestion that the homeless could save for home deposits was a new low.
It’s not just the events this week in Washington, as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, that should worry us, but the erosion of norms they represent.
Whether things are about to get a lot better or a lot worse, the date on the calendar has nothing to do with it.
The UK has had the misfortune of being led by a man whose defining political ideology is pig-headed optimism in the face of all the facts.
Many of the attacks on and resentment towards “London” aren’t about the city and the people who live there at all.
Johnson may be remembered as the Prime Minister who crashed the British economy on purpose.
Simple and cowardly short-termism is a major reason for the UK’s dismal performance.
The government department's unpredictable and inhumane policies suggest something in its culture is going badly wrong.
Attacking left-wingers for owning big houses is easier for the right than suggesting wealthy people should pay more tax.
Class shouldn’t be determined by matters such as Brexit or coffee, but by wealth and income.