Peter Wilby was editor of the Independent on Sunday from 1995 to 1996 and of the New Statesman from 1998 to 2005. He writes the weekly First Thoughts column for the NS.
America is undeniably becoming weaker under Trump’s presidency – isn’t that what we’ve always wanted?
Smoking was cut dramatically through taxation, prohibition and propaganda – something similar could be done for over-consumption of bad food.
The internet behemoths are essentially parasites, leeching their sales from what Marxists might call actually existing shops.
Nearly half of Trump’s voters think that global warming is a hoax “invented to deceive people”.
In every country, public commitment to keeping the climate stable is skin-deep.
The “other” Johnson sibling’s introduction of the TEF for universities has created a hollowed-out, managerial culture for those in academia.
A second referendum using a voting method that nobody understands would be a fitting end to the whole Brexit farce.
In her understated manner, Merkel recalls Clement Attlee, acclaimed by some as Britain’s most successful 20th-century peacetime leader.
Soon after Mohammed bin Salman’s rise to power last year, Evgeny Lebedev sold a 30 per cent stake of the Independent to a Saudi investor.
If I am offered the new service from Royal Mail as part of the government’s loneliness strategy, I’ll say I’d prefer earlier and more reliable deliveries.