An English council is considering cancelling a regional delicacy called parkin cake due to its supposed links to slavery. But this isn’t about colonialism – it’s an attack on people who are proud of their local traditions.
Relentless pressure from the US has caused the World Health Organization to suggest a second probe into the origins of Covid, focusing on Chinese labs. This astonishing U-turn is typical of the increasingly dysfunctional WHO.
A linguist caused uproar on British TV when he said copying accents promoted lazy stereotypes and flirted with racism. But, let’s face it, we all do it for banter – and most of us know where to draw the line.
Russia and China are betting that autocracy will beat democracy. That’s according to US President Joe Biden. But apart from generating headlines, his explosive claim seems to have little to do with the reality in either country.
Internal purges, cash woes, redundancies, and now self-isolation for its leader. It’s been a disastrous week for the Labour Party, illustrating exactly why the Tories are impregnable, no matter how ‘useless’ Boris Johnson is.
Laurel Hubbard, born male, is competing in women’s weightlifting. Hubbard may be classified female, but retains many of the the advantages of a male body. The key is testosterone, not just now, but in the past.
Young, left-wing college students don’t want to root for Team USA in the Olympics. Before right wingers seethe over their lack of patriotism, maybe they should take a moment to ask whether Team USA deserves their respect either.
Five-Eye member state Australia has just solidified its reputation as the most draconian place on the planet by ordering citizens not to speak to one another. But is it really the virus that it fears, or is it something else?