Boris Johnson prepares to change a wheel during a visit to Red Bull Racing facility in Milton Keynes. He has been accused of lying and evasiveness during the campaign.

Every day of this campaign, our basic standards erode a little further

The principle of honour and objective truth is fading into the nostalgic past. Lying and cheating are what works now.

Terror attack: A controversy kicked off last week over politicisation of the attack.

Tories blame migrants for their own failure on security

The dust hadn't even settled on the London Bridge terror attack before they went into attack mode.

The fake news problem: Advertising models help to prop up sites publishing hateful content.

Google ads are supporting fake news - here's how we stop them

Taking on the fake news industry means challenging advertisers, one by one.

The Tory racism problem is at least as severe as Labour's.

The Tory racism problem is as severe as Labour's

A grim culture of hatred is festering away in the Conservative party, without any sustained effort to tackle it.

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.

Comment & Analysis


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

Politics @ Lunch

Friday lunchtime. Your Inbox. It's a date.