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Sam Bright dissects the multi-billion-pound affair that saw lucrative public contracts awarded to Conservative donors
As football's record on LGBTIQ rights goes under the spotlight during the World Cup, Sian Norris reports on the Government's trading agreements with anti-LGBTIQ regimes
We can’t seriously address the climate emergency until we admit that some of our hopes have died, writes Rupert Read
John Mitchinson explores how our brains reflect our lives not our genitals John Gray’s Men are from Mars, Women are From Venus was the highest-selling non-fiction title of the 1990s.  With sales of over 15 million copies across 40 languages, it created its own publishing ecosystem: Why Men Don...
Barrister Gareth Roberts sets out the options available to Nicola Sturgeon following the UK Supreme Court's decision that she cannot hold a second independence referendum without Westminster's approval
The UK’s rigged energy market will do little to restrain the cost of living crisis or promote renewables, says Thomas Perrett
Rachel Morris looks at the ideological underpinning and likely real-world effects of Jeremy Hunt's Autumn statement and sees Britain heading down a road to nowhere
The Union is not based on consent – European leaders must now make it clear Scotland will be welcomed as the only country to be taken out of the EU against its will, writes Anthony Barnett
New Government data shows how deaths of homeless people – including to Coronavirus – continues to rise. Sian Norris reports
Putin has already lost his war against Ukraine, on the ground, in the air, and on its airwaves. It's just a matter of time before the consequences for him and his repellent regime become apparent
The cost of living crisis, more than a decade of cuts and the pandemic have left local authorities on the brink when it comes to key services
Iain Overton reflects on how Brexit and austerity, as well as Conservative ideology, have weakened Britain on the world stage
As concerns mount about dire living conditions in Britain, Max Colbert reports that there have been five different housing ministers this year alone
A mannequin left by the Russians near Novopetrovsk to deceive Ukrainian troops. Photo: Tom Mutch
Afsana Lachaux warns of the impact of Britain's dependence on the £140bn invested by Gulf states, from the impact on London's housing to a rising political influence
Mark Frary and Nik Williams look at the perilous position of Saudi Arabia’s 25 million Twitter users, who face imprisonment or even execution for speaking out on social media For all that Elon Musk talks about his belief in free speech, he has chosen some “interesting” bedfellows when it come...
In reaction to the pro-Kremlin tilt in the Government, Georgian opposition parties hope to draw attention to the forgotten slaughter of 30 years ago Venera Meshveliani fled her home in Abkhazia thirty years ago. With it, a wave of ethnic cleansing would see thousands of Georgians tortured, raped an...
An Uber Eats courier claims he was blocked from the app after failing its ID verification, but he is not the first says the IWGB Union. Sian Norris reports
Martin Shaw unpicks the motives and the structural economic forces behind the Chancellor’s decision to further inflate household energy costs
The overwhelming majority of police forces have seen a deterioration in recent years, reveals Andrew Kersley
Sam Bright examines how Britain can learn from the city of Groningen in the Netherlands, and how our recent political history provides a warning to the Dutch establishment
The former Culture Secretary's plans for privatisation of the self-funding public service broadcaster have already cost £2m, but they appear to be based on a mountain of misunderstandings
The hard-Brexit lobbying group, which produces research paid for by taxpayer-funded expenses, appears to be losing support
A legal briefing by Good Law Project says that election groups will have to closely monitor who loses out when mandatory voter ID comes into force in just a matter of months
Joe Walsh explores how the reality of the 2010 World Cup hasn’t matched the hype
As the democratic dangers posed by social media are exposed, the degradation of our politics by the small screen should not be forgotten, writes AC Grayling
As Britain welcomes its first Asian Prime Minister, Hardeep Matharu explores how our pluralistic society is reflected in the multiplicity of its migrant experience – as demonstrated by the different reactions to Rishi Sunak’s rise 
Sam Bright explores how the masters of high finance have been welcomed into the heart of power
The whiff that lingered at the announcement that Qatar would host the 2022 tournament has never faded, writes Gary Gowers 
Chris York speaks to those who have been living with terror in the only regional Ukrainian capital the Russians had captured since its reinvasion in February
As the famous tournament kicks off this weekend in Qatar, Adrian Goldberg explores why this year’s event is attracting a more muted excitement