So long, Long-Bailey

At last, “after five painful years”, Labour is finally taking anti-Semitism seriously, said Jonathan Freedland in The Guardian. Keir Starmer promised zero tolerance,…

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The great probation debacle

Why was it privatised? When the coalition government declared in 2013 that the probation service in England and Wales was to be partprivatised,…

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Germany’s Enron

What a can of worms has been opened since the German “fintech” darling Wirecard went bust last week with a s1.9bn hole in…

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Johnson’s “new deal”

Boris Johnson cast himself as a leader in the mould of the US president Franklin Roosevelt this week, as he announced a “new…

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Trump’s deflating campaign launch

President Trump’s re-election campaign was left reeling this week, after a Tulsa rally conceived as a triumphant return to the public stage for…

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