Despite his lobbying efforts ahead of the budget, there’s not enough evidence to support Andrew Forrest’s claims that the cashless welfare card...
Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the first round is a huge relief, because Le Pen’s chances of beating him are slim. But politics in France will...
They should make the issue not who should be prime minister, but whether the Tories can be trusted with a landslide
All these wellbeing surveys are a plot to convince us that we don’t need another referendum
Neo Bankside residents wanted to be close to culture, so they shouldn’t complain about being a little too close
For the Tinder generation, meeting new prospective partners is easy – but is it good for us?
Labour’s John McDonnell has put a £70,000 price tag on wealth. So why are we all so desperate to be included in the ‘squeezed middle’?
Retailers should try to keep a presence on the high street, lest we forget them
It’s not about Brexit or Corbyn. It’s a fight for the core of our democracy
Luring people into classical music via Dr Who and CBeebies events has been abandoned. Boo!
We all love science when it’s making life better, longer and easier. It’s a much harder sell when it points to inconvenient truths about our...
$100m spent and still there is no sign of extraterrestrials
The focus on Jeremy Corbyn’s personal qualities is unrelenting. But this emphasis obscures what’s really broken in our political system
Words such as ‘girlboss’ and ‘manspreading’ have gone from making an important point to reinforcing the differences between men and women
Arguing over whether a £70,000 salary makes you rich diverts us from a proper discussion of public finances
The man who shot dead an innocent 74-year-old, then posted his confession on Facebook Live, points up a worrying trend on social media
When politicians smear science, real people get hurt. I’m marching because we must fight for communities who are harmed by bad science policy
Hailing from a golden era of American journalism, David Halberstam’s The Best And The Brightest has lessons for us all
The homes passed on from this fortunate generation to the next will determine who is rich and who is poor in years to come
Some say that the March for Science risks making science political. But it already is – and not addressing that is a problem
From Europe, it just looks like an attempted power grab by the Tories
If this election is fought on the usual party lines it will be irrelevant – the only way to change the government’s course is to vote ‘remain’
John B McLemore’s agonies are laid out for our entertainment, with scant reflection by the podcast’s reporter as to the ethics of what he’s...
The science community – and reason – is facing an unprecedented attack. This march is about defending the place of evidence, method and rigor...
Witness the treatment of opponents to the ruling elite
Lucy McCormick’s taboo-busting show depicts religion as a female-marginalising death cult – and does it hilariously. Though some feminists may...
Politicians, like Donald Trump, are eager to rush to publicise terrorist incidents – turning a violent crime into a global event and giving...
The rule of law? A fair go? Chicken salt? It seems like there’s confusion across the board about what Australian values actually are
Lynton Crosby’s influence in this campaign is already plain. And with Corbyn and Farron looking feeble, only the SNP can be relied on to resist
What may well be a growing ambivalence towards US leadership is reflected in this week’s Essential poll results
It’s true Australia could do more to bind migrants to the community and its values. But the government’s approach is all wrong
After my diagnosis, I faced the stigma of a condition wrongly associated with serial killers and film villains. But understanding psychosis helped...
An online survey found while most people like a well-read date, women are more attracted to bookish men than vice versa. Have you ever fallen in...
Perestroika and detente were supposed to remove the shadow of nuclear war from generation X. Now it’s back with a vengeance
We scapegoat and impoverish young people while destroying the world we older, luckier ones inherited. As abdications of duty go, this one is absolute
One of the best ways of tackling climate change and feeding the growing world population is also one of the simplest
A Canadian river was the first observed case of ‘river piracy.’ When nature’s thresholds are passed, landscapes can transform in the blink of...
Schools and hospitals are, more and more, surviving on donations – a sign of how Darwinian our nation has become
Every newspaper worth its salt has published classified information, and who believes the Trump administration, with its press hatred, would stop...
It’s vital that parliament has a say over any deal struck with the EU. That’s why we’ve launched Best For Britain – to support the best...
The pretence that British aid spending takes away from domestic resources must be exposed. People’s lives should not be the subject of political...
One logical result of rolling news was always going to be nonstop voting. But has anybody spared a thought for the poor, poll-fatigued electorate?
In this age of neoliberal competition we should all embrace this Hebrew concept of unselfish delight in others, just like rugby’s Dylan Hartley
The video of the disgraced footballer claiming that he wishes he’d raped his 15-year-old victim is shocking – but the myths he repeats are all...
Arkansas rushed to put to death Ledell Lee despite widespread concerns around the use of capital punishment in America
The 1990s felt like a holiday from history at the time, but landmines were being planted that would explode into Brexit and Trump
Distrust of politics and institutions now runs deep in France. We are at a crossroads where no option seems good
In 2015 the party’s millions of activists were wasted. This time, with the right strategy, we foot soldiers – pro-Corbyn or not – can have a...
Open door: An exchange with the cartoonist about his defence of Ken Livingstone
When the IMF and World Bank meet this week, they must work to restore faith in globalization – or risk that it falls prey to isolationists
Serena Williams won a grand slam in her first trimester – so we asked you for your amazing feats while expecting. Here is a selection of responses
Reform is about building a better and fairer Australia as well as making good on past promises – to treat Aboriginal Australians with dignity and...
Machines learn their prejudices in language. It’s not their fault, but we still need to fix the problem
The alleged sexual intimidation tactics of his off-air life mirror his on-air persona as an ideological bully. Common decency celebrates his departure
Loose canon: It will be a long road back from the Blair/Thatcher consensus. But this election finally gives us leaders who prioritise morality over...
The tennis star triumphed at the Australian Open without dropping a set while in her first trimester. Are women the weaker sex? I don’t think so
As he concludes his journey round leave-voting areas in his home town of Stockport, Owen Jones finds voters now want to come together. For Labour,...
Devious, cunning and cruel, as Tory chancellor he imposed his mendacious mantras on the national psyche. His legacy is a poisoned political landscape
Theresa May’s campaign strategy appears to be to say as little as possible. This will allow the Labour leader’s voice to cut through and...
Research shows western parents want to be able to select gender, but all sex selection can offer is a child with certain sex chromosomes
Northern Irish voters don’t want Brexit. But that is what they are going to get, thanks to Westminster politicians who clearly have no plan for...
The media’s coverage of the story reduced women’s experiences to no more than another example of ‘political correctness gone mad’
Debating vaccination with a parent who’s against inoculation is always going to be a contentious issue. But this mother’s arguments shocked me
Serena Williams won the Australian Open while in her first trimester of pregnancy. We want to hear from readers about your unprecedented achievements
In an era where politicians are unresponsive to citizens’ demands, Americans can still score wins against corporate America through boycotts
There is no greater indictment of British society than soaring rates of mental distress in children. No wonder politicians cling to a simplistic...
The Conservative majority is likely to increase dramatically – but she can’t afford to drag her party too far to the right
If Trump strikes North Korea, God help us. He is uniquely unsuited to serve as commander-in-chief in the event of a war with a nuclear-armed country
They once called themselves the one-nation party. But under this leader, the Conservatives look like they hope to run a one-party nation
Its effects include seizures, near-catatonic trips – and death. Rather than demonising users, we should look at why they are driven to take the drug
Strength brings problems and weakness brings others. But weakness posing as strength is the most dangerous of all
Women and children were abused in institutions run by this order and funded by the Irish state. Handing over a public hospital is an insult to...
If more people become stakeholders in the welfare state it becomes so much more difficult for the Tories to lay waste to it
George Brandis claims there are ‘no cuts’ to community legal centres that are having their funding cut, under a national ‘agreement’ that...
A victory for Emmanuel Macron would be the best outcome for the French, and the least worst option for us too with Brexit negotiations looming
The western media’s portrait of the Hungarian leader as an enemy of democracy and an antisemite isn’t just puzzling, it’s disgusting
Trump’s latest executive order cannot be taken in isolation from his broader immigration agenda, which is overwhelmingly xenophobic