Johnson shows again he can get away with stuff other PMs couldn’t | UK news

Monday Eight years after she died, Whitney Houston is to make a stadium comeback tour. At least a hologram of her is. So thousands of people will be paying to see someone who isn’t really there, while a live band plays along to a recording of her voice. However much you may have loved Whitney, … Read more Johnson shows again he can get away with stuff other PMs couldn’t | UK news

While Dominic Cummings fiddles, the civil service burns | Jane Dudman | Society

Last March, when Philip Rycroft left his job as the most senior civil servant in the Department for Exiting the EU, his detox from the stress was drastic. He and his wife spent two weeks on a remote Scottish island with no mobile phone reception at all. A bit extreme, acknowledges Rycroft, but this act … Read more While Dominic Cummings fiddles, the civil service burns | Jane Dudman | Society

How the humanities became the new enemy within | William Davies | Opinion

The strain of conservatism that has now taken up residence in Downing Street is tireless in its identification of enemies. The BBC and Channel 4 were put on notice during the latter stages of the election campaign, and the government is now openly pursuing the termination of the BBC licence fee. Dominic Cummings’ long-harboured resentment … Read more How the humanities became the new enemy within | William Davies | Opinion

Nandy and Starmer clash over Brexit and antisemitism in TV debate | Politics

Labour leadership candidates Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy clashed over Brexit and antisemitism in a TV hustings event with personal attacks on each other’s records in shadow cabinet. The Wigan MP described Labour’s second referendum position led by Starmer, the party’s shadow Brexit secretary, as a “collective failure of leadership” and an “absolute disaster”. Asked … Read more Nandy and Starmer clash over Brexit and antisemitism in TV debate | Politics