Boris Johnson has miraculously flourished despite a life of lies, corruption, infidelity and contempt for ordinary people. But now he’s dissed Middle England’s most beloved shop – and that is a line you simply don’t cross.
Once renowned for its irreverence and flippancy, the UK has become a nation of overly sensitive establishment-loving gimps triggered by anyone taking the pee out of flags or princes. Frankly, it’s embarrassing.
Countless European governments tell us that their Covid pandemic responses are strictly rational, but there’s no scientific reason for suspending the AstraZeneca jab or not approving Sputnik V. So what are their real reasons?
By suggesting Megan Markle is lying about having suicidal thoughts, Piers Morgan is betraying young people whose mental health is already suffering because of Covid. His comments could do irreparable damage.
The UK prime minister has defended a one percent pay rise for NHS nurses by pointing to workers getting no rise at all, pitting people against each other again. Maybe this time they’ll see through his divisive, diversionary ploys?
There’s much talk in the news of a low take-up in Covid vaccinations among people of colour in the US, UK, Africa and beyond. But it’s a scepticism born of horrific and shameful acts by governments and Big Pharma.
Screenwriter Russell T Davies says gay men must be cast in gay roles because “you wouldn’t black someone up.” It’s not only a bad comparison but following his rule would rob us of great performances and harm gay actors the most.
Visitors to the UK from next week will need a negative Covid test. But why have we let people wander in and out for almost a year, free to spread the virus if they are infected? The answer: money, of course.
As the debate around cancel culture rages on, is the mere idea of it doing more damage than just upsetting a few celebrities and commentators? Is it, in fact, stunting our personal and societal growth?