Greta Thunberg before she began her voyage to the US on the Malizia II.

Week in Review: Greta refuses to know her place

What is it about this confident, idealistic young woman which so enrages old reactionary men?

Afghan security officers stop a man near the site of an explosion in Kabul last Wednesday.

Out of sight: British press ignores the continuing horror in Afghanistan

Surge in violence suggests British military intervention had little positive impact.

Campaigners for the youth group Ofoc hold up a poster melding Johnson and Trump's face as they hand in a petition to Downing Street.

Boris Johnson's cringing post-Brexit foreign policy

It's not just Donald Trump: Johnson's Britain will be forced to put aside any values to survive in a post-Brexit world.

Psychological warfare: But warnings about no-deal powerlessness don't stack up.

Psychological warfare over no-deal masks a strategic vulnerability

The reality is MPs have several ways to stop no-deal, but opponents are trying to terrorise them into inaction.

Opinion Former Articles

The route to tomorrow's journeys

The route to tomorrow's journeys

The need to reduce congestion and to improve air quality has put us on the brink of immeasurable change.

Government Twitter video

How government departments are using Twitter video

Find out which government department produces the most popular videos on Twitter.


Planning for people

The English planning system is under review. This video explains the issues and loopholes that lie in the current (and proposed) planning policy. It describes how we’d like to shape it to work for local people and the countryside, rather than to profit developers. Find out more at

Planning for People

Opinion Formers

  • "We urge the Government to delay the current implementation date"

    Call to delay new VAT reverse charge

    Many small and medium size construction firms have not had adequate opportunity to prepare for a major change in accounting for VAT, says a concerned Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT). This has led the CIOT to call on HMRC to delay the change by six months.

  • "Our goal is to give farmers and crofters the tools they need to safeguard their crops"

    Sale of goose meat from Orkney extended Scotland-wide

    Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has launched a trial period to extend the licence allowing the sale of greylag goose meat across Scotland.

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