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‘Don’t be surprised if there’s a backlash against the unvaccinated’
Piers Corbyn at a demonstration
Instant Opinion

‘Don’t be surprised if there’s a backlash against the unvaccinated’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
3 Dec 2021
Covid this Christmas: the advice from experts and the government
Boris Johnson in front of a Christmas tree
Between the lines

Covid this Christmas: the advice from experts and the government

Communication confusion hits hospitality industry as ministers give conflicting advice
3 Dec 2021
London’s sad Christmas tree
Christmas tree being installed
Why we’re talking about . . .

London’s sad Christmas tree

This year’s annual festive gift from Norway fails to wow social media users
3 Dec 2021
Doctor Who: is she driving men to crime?
Jodie Whittaker
In Brief

Doctor Who: is she driving men to crime?

Tory MP says vogue for ‘gender-flipping’ characters has helped create crisis in masculinity
3 Dec 2021
The House of Commons: no place for a baby?
Stella Creasy being interviewed, holding a tiny baby
In Brief

The House of Commons: no place for a baby?

Bringing babies onto the green benches is against the ‘rules of behaviour and courtesies’
3 Dec 2021
‘Did they learn nothing from Baby P?’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Did they learn nothing from Baby P?’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
3 Dec 2021
Markle vs. the Mail: how the case played out
Meghan Markle
Getting to grips with . . .

Markle vs. the Mail: how the case played out

Duchess of Sussex celebrates victory against newspaper over post-wedding letter to her father
2 Dec 2021

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‘My friend Trump will be back in the White House’
Donald Trump
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‘My friend Trump will be back in the White House’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
2 Dec 2021
Why university staff are striking nationwide
Woman protesting in front of signs about race and gender pay gaps
Getting to grips with . . .

Why university staff are striking nationwide

Three-day walkout set to affect 1m students across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland
2 Dec 2021
Scientists ‘solve’ puzzle of blood clots linked to AstraZeneca vaccine
AstraZeneca vaccine
In Depth

Scientists ‘solve’ puzzle of blood clots linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

Study suggests a protein in the blood is attracted to a key part of the vaccine
2 Dec 2021
‘Amendments to the government’s policing bill are dictators’ powers’
Kill the Bill protests in London in May 2021
Instant Opinion

‘Amendments to the government’s policing bill are dictators’ powers’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
1 Dec 2021
Why is Transport for London facing a financial black hole?
London Underground
Today’s big question

Why is Transport for London facing a financial black hole?

London mayor warns that Tube and bus services might be scaled back to cover £1.9bn funding gap
1 Dec 2021
Inside Sandringham: the Royals’ favourite place to celebrate Christmas
Sandringham Estate
In Depth

Inside Sandringham: the Royals’ favourite place to celebrate Christmas

The Queen is ‘committed’ to getting the family together at the historic Norfolk home
1 Dec 2021
Omicron risk: where Boris Johnson and his advisers disagree
Jenny Harries
Getting to grips with . . .

Omicron risk: where Boris Johnson and his advisers disagree

Prime minister said booster jabs will give ‘the protection you need’ but Sage experts are more cautious
1 Dec 2021
‘A nationalistic approach to global issues does not work’
Nigel Farage and Donald Trump
Instant Opinion

‘A nationalistic approach to global issues does not work’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
30 Nov 2021
Is ‘Megxit’ misogynistic?
Meghan and Harry in black tie
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is ‘Megxit’ misogynistic?

Prince Harry is calling for the widely used term to be replaced
30 Nov 2021
The race to test if vaccines hold up against Omicron
Moderna lab
Behind the scenes

The race to test if vaccines hold up against Omicron

Scientists ‘flying at warp speed’ to decode the new Covid-19 variant
30 Nov 2021
What Starmer’s reshuffle means for Labour
Keir Starmer
Between the lines

What Starmer’s reshuffle means for Labour

Overhaul moves party more to the centre as leader pitches to ‘make Brexit work’
30 Nov 2021
Five revelations from the BBC’s Princes and the Press that sparked a royal feud
Harry and William
Behind the scenes

Five revelations from the BBC’s Princes and the Press that sparked a royal feud

Royals furious about two-part documentary that shines light on inner workings of the households
29 Nov 2021
‘Is shouting over the Channel really the reality of Global Britain?’
The White Cliffs of Dover
Instant Opinion

‘Is shouting over the Channel really the reality of Global Britain?’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
29 Nov 2021
Will Britain comply with new Covid rules?
A police officer wearing a mask
Today’s big question

Will Britain comply with new Covid rules?

Authorities anxious as studies suggest adherence is declining
29 Nov 2021
UK’s latest Covid travel rules explained
Covid-19 test centre at Heathrow Terminal 5
Getting to grips with . . .

UK’s latest Covid travel rules explained

Reintroduction of red list and PCRs leaves the tourism industry ‘appalled’
29 Nov 2021
Is the Home Office ‘fit for purpose’?
Signage for the Home Office in Westminster
Behind the scenes

Is the Home Office ‘fit for purpose’?

Whitehall official rounds on ‘outdated’ and ‘completely incompetent’ department
29 Nov 2021
Is the BBC biased?
BBC
In Depth

Is the BBC biased?

Impartiality still a ‘complex challenge’ for broadcaster, Ofcom report claims
26 Nov 2021
Quiz of The Week: 20 - 26 November
Boris Johnson leaves No. 10 to attend Prime Minister’s Questions
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 20 - 26 November

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
26 Nov 2021
‘Hold on to your pennies this Black Friday’
Black Friday sales
Instant Opinion

‘Hold on to your pennies this Black Friday’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
26 Nov 2021
Why did Bulb flicker out? 
Bulb Energy Ltd
Why we’re talking about . . .

Why did Bulb flicker out? 

The energy crisis has claimed its largest scalp to date. Is the market irretrievably broken?
26 Nov 2021
Racism in cricket: a systemic problem
Azeem Rafiq
Why we’re talking about . . .

Racism in cricket: a systemic problem

Racism remains a problem in the UK – though it’s also highlighted double standards
26 Nov 2021
The meaning of woke
Defaced Churchill statue
In Depth

The meaning of woke

School chief urges headteachers to challenge anyone who criticises young people for ‘wokeness’
25 Nov 2021
Will the Health and Care Bill really privatise the NHS?
Anti-privatisation of the NHS protest
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Will the Health and Care Bill really privatise the NHS?

Controversial proposals have been branded the ‘NHS privatisation bill’ by Unite union
25 Nov 2021
What happened at Aberfan?
Aberfan
In Depth

What happened at Aberfan?

Survivors say medical tests following the coal waste disaster were akin to ‘torture’
25 Nov 2021
What happens if prison places run out?
Prisoner
In Depth

What happens if prison places run out?

Governors’ association says inmates might have to be released early as jail population grows
25 Nov 2021
‘Boris Johnson must not hand power over Britain back to the Blob’
Boris Johnson wearing a mask
Instant Opinion

‘Boris Johnson must not hand power over Britain back to the Blob’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
25 Nov 2021
‘Britain is suffering from an ever-dwindling supply of compassion’
Homeless person's tent in London
Instant Opinion

‘Britain is suffering from an ever-dwindling supply of compassion’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
24 Nov 2021
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