Weirdos, misfits and why I had to check my dog’s horoscope | UK news

Monday Dominic Cummings’s programme to recruit more “weirdos” and “misfits” into No 10 got off to a cracking start with the appointment of “Mystic” Andrew Sabisky, the self-styled superforecaster. Just weeks after Sabisky started work, several newspapers did a cursory trawl of his social media posts and discovered that he had a tendresse for racial … Read more Weirdos, misfits and why I had to check my dog’s horoscope | UK news

Beautiful homes on sunlit uplands? Not once the developers are in charge | Society

Boris Johnson’s “smash the system” approach to public policy is about to reach every street, town, village and field in the country. The government is preparing to dynamite development controls and unleash market forces on our physical world, moving power from councils to developers and inflicting great harm on the built and natural environments. While … Read more Beautiful homes on sunlit uplands? Not once the developers are in charge | Society

When the storms hit, will Johnson and co help you? It’s the new postcode lottery | Jonathan Watts | Opinion

As British high streets and farm fields lie under water this week, Boris Johnson has repeatedly been urged to put on his wellies, go out and listen to flood victims. So far though, his response has been more about tin ears than rubber boots: during Storm Dennis the prime minister was reportedly holed up in … Read more When the storms hit, will Johnson and co help you? It’s the new postcode lottery | Jonathan Watts | Opinion

The Tories have evolved as the left plays the same old tune | Owen Jones | Opinion

In the age of David Cameron and George Osborne, the left’s arguments seemed straightforward. Here was a slash-and-burn assault on the public realm, and an ideologically driven one at that. Despite initial claims that an attempt to drive government spending back to 1930s levels was simply an unavoidable necessity to save Britain from the fate … Read more The Tories have evolved as the left plays the same old tune | Owen Jones | Opinion

Jeremy Corbyn keeps door open to shadow cabinet role | Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has held open the possibility he could stay on as a Labour frontbencher after stepping down as party leader, declining to rule out the idea of serving in the next shadow cabinet. Asked about the possibility during a visit to flood-hit areas in south Wales, he said that if offered a frontbench post … Read more Jeremy Corbyn keeps door open to shadow cabinet role | Politics