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Stephen Bush is political editor of the New Statesman. His daily briefing, Morning Call, provides a quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics. He also co-hosts the New Statesman podcast.
White people are more likely than black people to have taken drugs in the past year, but black people were 2.4 times more likely to have been stopped and searched on suspicion of possession.
It took 23 years to strike down the original coroner’s verdict of accidental death, and a further four years to reach a verdict of unlawful killing.
Boris Johnson needs to recognise that flooding could be better controlled if our tattered national infastructure was fixed.
A small increase in the number of police and the end of restrictions on stop and search are solutions in search of problems.
The Police Federation’s declaration of no confidence and the migrant Channel crossings are significant threats to the Home Secretary’s authority.
Stephen Bush explains why the PM has bet on unlocking England now – and why the stakes are so high.
The former Conservative cabinet minister discusses how pro-European Tories can rebuild.
The Conservative government needs to form an idea of what an ideal metro-mayor’s powers are.
The problem is not the protocol but the UK government’s failure to offer a workable alternative.
The Prime Minister’s preference for warm reassurance may work in lockdown, but it is less effective out of it.