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Angry about raw sewage being dumped into rivers and the sea? Sign this petition with actual s**t
sewage
Sewage pollution

Angry about raw sewage being dumped into rivers and the sea? Sign this petition with actual s**t

“The Dirty Protest” petition invites people to “sign their names with sh*t” to protect the sea from sewage pollution.
Why Starmer's £28bn green pledge U-turn is bad news for the climate, economy and his path to power
Politics

Why Starmer's £28bn green pledge U-turn is bad news for the climate, economy and his path to power

Holly Valance says everyone is a 'leftie' until we realise ideas are 'crap'. Here's why she's wrong
Politics

Holly Valance says everyone is a 'leftie' until we realise ideas are 'crap'. Here's why she's wrong

Household support fund's end would be 'devastating', charities say: 'We're planning for the worst'
Department for Work and Pensions

Household support fund's end would be 'devastating', charities say: 'We're planning for the worst'

Scandal after scandal plunges UK to lowest-ever position in corruption index: 'The wrong direction'
Politics

Scandal after scandal plunges UK to lowest-ever position in corruption index: 'The wrong direction'

Letters: The UK was known for championing human rights – until Rishi Sunak's government
Letters

Letters: The UK was known for championing human rights – until Rishi Sunak's government

Millions in UK need to double their income to escape poverty – but change is possible. Here's how
starmer and sunak
Paul Kissack

Millions in UK need to double their income to escape poverty – but change is possible. Here's how

UK has become the sick man of Europe since 2010. Politicians must get a grip on the economy
economy/ jeremy hunt
Paul Swinney

UK has become the sick man of Europe since 2010. Politicians must get a grip on the economy

Ralph Nader on shaping history, broken American politics and the enduring appeal of Donald Trump
Ralph Nader. Illustration
Politics

Ralph Nader on shaping history, broken American politics and the enduring appeal of Donald Trump

What Keir Starmer can learn from Britain's first Labour government – 100 years ago
Labour government, 1924
Politics

What Keir Starmer can learn from Britain's first Labour government – 100 years ago

The Monster Raving Loony Party are making more sense than their rivals. No, seriously
Paul McNamee

The Monster Raving Loony Party are making more sense than their rivals. No, seriously

From Boris to Starmer: The man behind Jonathan Pie takes on 2023's wildest political moments
Jonathan Pie
Politics

From Boris to Starmer: The man behind Jonathan Pie takes on 2023's wildest political moments

When will this stuttering 21st century finally get going?
Three big issue vendors smiling holding magazines
Paul McNamee

When will this stuttering 21st century finally get going?

UK government spent millions defending its Rwanda plan. Here's how that money could be better spent
Rishi Sunak and James Cleverly have been trying to get the Rwanda scheme off the ground
A modest proposal

UK government spent millions defending its Rwanda plan. Here's how that money could be better spent

Humza Yousaf on working with Labour, multiculturalism's success and calling for a Gaza ceasefire
Humza Yousaf
Politics

Humza Yousaf on working with Labour, multiculturalism's success and calling for a Gaza ceasefire

Lame Tories have failed us. Labour must plan to do better
Harold Macmillan at the 1957 Conservative Conference
John Bird

Lame Tories have failed us. Labour must plan to do better

Bad leadership is the greatest tragedy of human life. It's time to give the people a shot
A 19th century engraving of the entry of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grande Armée into Moscow in 1812
John Bird

Bad leadership is the greatest tragedy of human life. It's time to give the people a shot

Harold Wilson's mistress-cum-secretary Marcia Williams was more trailblazer than troublemaker 
Illustration of Marcia Williams
Politics

Harold Wilson's mistress-cum-secretary Marcia Williams was more trailblazer than troublemaker 

Revolving door of housing ministers is making housing crisis worse – this has to change
Muyiwa Oki

Revolving door of housing ministers is making housing crisis worse – this has to change

Was that a cabinet reshuffle or just Rishi Sunak shuffling deckchairs?
David Cameron at Downing Street
Paul McNamee

Was that a cabinet reshuffle or just Rishi Sunak shuffling deckchairs?

Suella Braverman sacked as home secretary after targeting police and rough sleepers
Suella Braverman
Politics

Suella Braverman sacked as home secretary after targeting police and rough sleepers

There is always a choice between wedge politics and human decency. There is always another way
Paul McNamee

There is always a choice between wedge politics and human decency. There is always another way

Richard Hawley: 'Thatcher defined my youth. She gave us something to fight against'
Richard Hawley
Letter to my younger self

Richard Hawley: 'Thatcher defined my youth. She gave us something to fight against'

Keir Starmer needs to stop worrying about winning next election and learn from Clement Attlee
Richard Toye

Keir Starmer needs to stop worrying about winning next election and learn from Clement Attlee

Our leaders don't have the political vision we so desperately need in a crisis
Tony Blair clapping and Gordon Brown waving
John Bird

Our leaders don't have the political vision we so desperately need in a crisis