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History haunts modern life, but will we ever learn from it?
History

History haunts modern life, but will we ever learn from it?

The echoes of our history live on in the politics of today, and the divisions we seem destined to repeat

Jeremy Hunt has shown our leaders are all out of ideas. Might be time to ask a chimp what to do
Paul McNamee

Jeremy Hunt has shown our leaders are all out of ideas. Might be time to ask a chimp what to do

This week the chancellor took to Instagram and Twitter to call for new policy ideas ahead of the spring budget. We’re now at the crowdsourcing stage of national governance, writes Big Issue editor Paul McNamee

Former Tory housing ministers agree Britain hasn’t built enough homes despite being in charge for 13 years
Housing crisis

Former Tory housing ministers agree Britain hasn’t built enough homes despite being in charge for 13 years

Sajid Javid, Brandon Lewis, Kit Malthouse and Simon Clarke have all led government efforts to build more homes but back report criticising British housebuilding.

I was born into poverty – and 77 years later we still haven’t solved it
Opinion

I was born into poverty – and 77 years later we still haven’t solved it

What do disability rights experts make of government plans to boost employment?
Employment

What do disability rights experts make of government plans to boost employment?

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5 key takeaways from a damning review of the government’s net zero progress
Net Zero

5 key takeaways from a damning review of the government’s net zero progress

What happened to the government’s energy efficiency help for renters?
Housing

What happened to the government’s energy efficiency help for renters?

How to find out if your MP has a second job… and how much they get for it
Politics

How to find out if your MP has a second job… and how much they get for it

What an unnervingly viral map of housing data can tell us about UK politics
Jonn Elledge

What an unnervingly viral map of housing data can tell us about UK politics

‘Rishi Sunak wants a drone army of data entering robots’: Simon Pegg’s furious attack on PM’s maths plan
Education

‘Rishi Sunak wants a drone army of data entering robots’: Simon Pegg’s furious attack on PM’s maths plan

Let’s not get distracted by Rishi Sunak’s rabbit
Paul McNamee

Let’s not get distracted by Rishi Sunak’s rabbit

Rishi Sunak’s answer to the NHS crisis, sky-high energy bills and widespread strikes? More maths!
Rose Morelli

Rishi Sunak’s answer to the NHS crisis, sky-high energy bills and widespread strikes? More maths!

Treason star Oona Chaplin: ‘The structures of power are run on blackmail’
TV

Treason star Oona Chaplin: ‘The structures of power are run on blackmail’

2023 is a crucial year for Northern Ireland’s future
Opinion

2023 is a crucial year for Northern Ireland’s future

Strikes will have a seismic impact for UK workers in 2023
James Meadway

Strikes will have a seismic impact for UK workers in 2023

People want electric cars and insulated homes but can’t afford them, government told
Environment

People want electric cars and insulated homes but can’t afford them, government told

How to talk about politics with your family this Christmas
Christmas

How to talk about politics with your family this Christmas

For those in the ambulance service, strike days are no different from business as usual
Ambulance strikes

For those in the ambulance service, strike days are no different from business as usual

Joe Lycett: ‘Imagine, if you will, that the country was asked to vote on whether or not to take a massive dump on itself’
Opinion

Joe Lycett: ‘Imagine, if you will, that the country was asked to vote on whether or not to take a massive dump on itself’

Count Binface’s guide to 2022: A year of political bin fires
letter from Sigma IX

Count Binface’s guide to 2022: A year of political bin fires

Shami Chakrabarti: The best new year’s resolution for 2023? Defend our human rights
Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti: The best new year’s resolution for 2023? Defend our human rights

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‘We’re making disobedience a virtue’ – Guillermo del Toro on Pinocchio
interview

‘We’re making disobedience a virtue’ – Guillermo del Toro on Pinocchio

The fight is on to ensure the Vagrancy Act stays dead
Layla Moran

The fight is on to ensure the Vagrancy Act stays dead

What are other countries doing about the cost of living crisis?
Cost of living crisis

What are other countries doing about the cost of living crisis?

Social housing rent rise cap still ‘inflicts hardship’ on most vulnerable, say campaigners
Autumn Statement

Social housing rent rise cap still ‘inflicts hardship’ on most vulnerable, say campaigners