Analysis

Will there be a general strike in 2022?
Industrial action

Will there be a general strike in 2022?

With major strike action planned every day of December – including Christmas Day and Boxing Day – is Britain facing a de-facto general strike?

Will the government’s £18m public information campaign actually help people living in poverty?
Energy bills

Will the government’s £18m public information campaign actually help people living in poverty?

New figures reveal 15 per cent of vulnerable people have stopped topping up their meters and cut themselves off from energy – causing significant health concerns

Why people are furious about Matt Hancock’s Pandemic Diaries book
Matt Hancock

Why people are furious about Matt Hancock’s Pandemic Diaries book

“Frankly, your private life interests me not one iota. Like millions, national chaos does,” wrote one constituent in response to a tweet by Hancock promoting his new book

The Banshees of Inisherin is a curious tonic for these bleak times
Opinion

The Banshees of Inisherin is a curious tonic for these bleak times

The disturbing parallels between Awaab Ishak’s death in Rochdale and the Grenfell Tower disaster
Awaab Ishak

The disturbing parallels between Awaab Ishak’s death in Rochdale and the Grenfell Tower disaster

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Black and minoritised ethnic communities at disproportionate risk of homelessness in the UK
Homelessness

Black and minoritised ethnic communities at disproportionate risk of homelessness in the UK

Inside Nicola Sturgeon’s operation to win European support for Scottish independence
Scottish Independence

Inside Nicola Sturgeon’s operation to win European support for Scottish independence

The results from a global four-day working week trial are in and you’ll want to show your boss
Four-day working week

The results from a global four-day working week trial are in and you’ll want to show your boss

Postal strikes dates: When are the Royal Mail walkouts this December 2022 and why?
Strikes

Postal strikes dates: When are the Royal Mail walkouts this December 2022 and why?

Four in five of the children’s homes in England are run for profit – here’s why that is a problem
Child poverty

Four in five of the children’s homes in England are run for profit – here’s why that is a problem

How the ONS measures deaths in the homeless community and why it’s so complex
Homeless deaths

How the ONS measures deaths in the homeless community and why it’s so complex

The fight is on to ensure the Vagrancy Act stays dead
Layla Moran

The fight is on to ensure the Vagrancy Act stays dead

The government must measure the true cost of austerity
John Bird

The government must measure the true cost of austerity

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Is the fiscal ‘black hole’ real? We asked economists
Politics

Is the fiscal ‘black hole’ real? We asked economists

How spending cuts have decimated public services since 2010, from libraries to youth clubs
Autumn Statement

How spending cuts have decimated public services since 2010, from libraries to youth clubs

British politics urgently needs more imagination. Competence alone will not save us from this ‘polycrisis’
Geoff Mulgan

British politics urgently needs more imagination. Competence alone will not save us from this ‘polycrisis’

The John Lewis Christmas advert is a powerful challenge to foster care stereotypes
Marie-Claire Jones

The John Lewis Christmas advert is a powerful challenge to foster care stereotypes

Why the government must end the low wage economy
Wages

Why the government must end the low wage economy

To stop climate change, it’s time to take Indigenous knowledge seriously
Environment

To stop climate change, it’s time to take Indigenous knowledge seriously

Rishi Sunak says he wants to make the UK a ‘clean energy superpower’. His record suggests otherwise
Jon Burke

Rishi Sunak says he wants to make the UK a ‘clean energy superpower’. His record suggests otherwise

Bristol’s clean air zone is finally here. Now we need every city to crack down on polluting vehicles
Rob Bryher

Bristol’s clean air zone is finally here. Now we need every city to crack down on polluting vehicles

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Morbid Obsessions review: A safety blanket for the marginalised
Book reviews

Morbid Obsessions review: A safety blanket for the marginalised

Was JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit a historical novel?
Books

Was JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit a historical novel?

Whatever Happened to Queer Happiness? review: A manifesto that all new queer art should follow
Book reviews

Whatever Happened to Queer Happiness? review: A manifesto that all new queer art should follow

From benefit claimants to bankers: Here’s what the mini-budget means for your pay packet
mini-budget

From benefit claimants to bankers: Here’s what the mini-budget means for your pay packet