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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.
Is it a perverse experiment? An undercover operation by the Labour Party? A piece of performance art?
Its electoral prospects in the Hartlepool by-election are slim – but could it draw more attention to tackling north-south inequality?
Flags aren’t proof that the government loves this country. They’re a distraction from the reality that it obviously doesn’t.
The firm repeatedly fights regulatory rulings in the courts, and only improves when left with no choice.
The Conservative candidate has shown no appreciation of the unity and solidarity among the capital’s diverse population.
The Chancellor’s housing policy won’t help the large and growing group who don’t own and have no realistic prospect of doing so.
We need to have a conversation about how the old and rich can compensate the young and poor for their sacrifice.
As the practical costs of Brexit become clear, the UK could gradually drift back towards the European single market.
By elevating the Prime Minister’s pet dog, Downing Street has reminded us how poorly other ministers have fared.
The success of the vaccine roll-out and the failure of Test and Trace is proof that politicians have put too much faith in private companies.