The way we were. Belfast, 2008
John Foster / 29 Nov 2019

Drop the Guns

Daniel Finn’s One Man’s Terrorist: A Political History of the IRA

Britain's decision to leave the EU has destabilised Northern Ireland. A return to sectarian conflict is one of the most feared consequences of the return of a hard border.(...)
Josh White / 25 Nov 2019

Just Another Neoliberal Party

The Jo Swinson Experience

The UK election will be decided in marginal constituencies. One of those decisive areas is Kensington, where luxury apartments sit empty and the survivors of the Grenfell fire struggle to find housing.  (...)

Josh White / 28 Oct 2019

The Heart of Darkness

The Dominic Cummings Problem

We all love bad guys. We love to watch them rise and fall. But most of all we have a stake in ‘bad guys’ because it means we can play the good guys.(...)

The seeds of Brexit were planted decades ago. Salford, 1971.
Josh White / 02 Sep 2019

Leave to Remain

The Northern View

Bolsover is a long way from Westminster. It’s an old mining town, mostly white British and ageing, where the factories have closed and the mines have been filled in. This is Labour country, but it’s also Brexit country, too.(...)

Brexit will be won like WWII. RAF Spitfires over Dunkirk, July 2017.
Josh White / 09 Aug 2019

The Patriotism Industry

Brexit Cinema War Chic

War films are the new chic. The most common setting being the Second World War, they’re the perfect genre for Brexit-era flag-waving exercises. It’s no surprise and no coincidence.(...)

Josh White / 20 May 2019

Rebranding Brexit

Nigel Farage Looks for New Markets

The Brexit Party is the new vehicle for Nigel Farage’s populist project to reshape British politics. And it looks set to smash UKIP and the Conservatives.(...)

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