Letters to the Editor: Extinction rebels do little more than harm their cause
Extinction Rebellion’s protests are unlikely to change the minds of those in power.
Extinction Rebellion’s protests are unlikely to change the minds of those in power.
Ahead of the Med9 event in Athens, Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis shares his thoughts on the escalating climate and environmental crisis
There’s speculation the government’s culture wars hides a bigger agenda surrounding the broadcast media.
The country has a reputation for being tech- and risk-averse. But a new generation of entrepreneurs are proving that is no longer the case.
The country is usually seen as a force for stability and symbol of solidity on the international stage. But is that actually so?
How Germany’s influence has grown in the world since the end of the World War II.
Can the rise in intolerance in Europe be attributed to dog-whistle politics, or is there more to it?
Press freedom is under assault across our continent – including the murder of journalists. Misha Glenny reports on how journalism, an essential element of democracy, is threatened.
The murder of journalists calls into question the ability or willingness of some European states to safeguard the freedom of journalists.
But the case for changing the voting system is less clear cut, argues JAMES BALL.
TIM WALKER on the suggestion the government’s contradictions over Afghan refugees.
Readers have their say on Alastair Campbell’s suggestion for a ‘dream’ Tory cabinet.
A century since partition, Northern Ireland is torn on the effects of language on the process of peace. It’s a cultural battle that signals both fear and optimism for the future of a troubled land.
Lauded abroad but not always loved at home. What will be the legacy of the chancellor who has ruled Germany since 2005?
Post-war Germany has been characterised by good governance and solid leadership. But as the country goes to the polls to replace Angela Merkel, Germans – and the wider world – fear its good run is coming to an end.
BONNIE GREER slams the ‘Texas Taliban’ over the strict abortion laws in Georgia and Louisiana.
Britain faces a shortage of pumpkins this Halloween, and fewer fireworks on November 5.
The New European is hiring for three key roles
News that you might have missed from around the continent, selected by Steve Anglesey.
BONNIE GREER on how the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center were an attempt to destroy the American Dream.
STEVE RICHARDS’ new book profiles 11 politicians who came close to getting into Number 10. But only one, he argues, would have truly changed British history…
Comedian MITCH BENN considers how Abba’s new technology could be used in politics…
How will shoppers adapt to empty shelves in supermarkets? NIGEL WARBURTON, one of the world’s most-read philosophers, offers his thoughts.
Needs must, even picking a cabinet for a prime minister he considers the worst in living memory. ALASTAIR CAMPBELL grits his teeth and offers Boris Johnson some valuable advice.
The UK is falling behind the European Union on tackling climate change.
Young people are ‘woke’ and radical about politics, climate and culture, while older people are conservative or reactionary. Everyone is angry with everyone else. That’s what we are told… but is it actually true?
As David Frost moans about the deal they both agreed, Michel Barnier is entering the race to be
The international trade secretary is Boris Johnson’s choice to replace Dominic Raab in the foreign office.
It has been a gloomy week on the sunlit uplands of sovereign Britain, as the smell of rotting and burning produce hits the nostrils of all. Or not quite…
JAMES BALL examines the areas where Britain is now feeling the painful consequences of its departure from the EU.
Boris Johnson claims the UK is a world leader in combatting climate change, so why did this move take so long?
From “Dim Dom” to “Five I’s”, the foreign secretary has earnt a range of uncomplimentary nicknames following his performance before the House of Commons Foreign Affairs committee
As HS2 shows, there is a problem with the UK that means the country cannot deliver the major projects needed to prepare us for the future.
Not everyone’s willing to accept that Brexit has played a part in the shortage of food on supermarkets. TIM WALKER explains more.
BONNIE GREER on how the pandemic has intensified the shift in stanning – obsessional fandom – from the world of celebrity to politics.
During one of the most miserable weeks to be a satirist MITCH BENN tries to find some positives to write about.
Angela Merkel has taught Germans to crave stability… but they are still turning away from her party.
Two of Germany’s candidates for Chancellor are running
in the same constituency – home to the super rich and celebrities.
Sarfraz Manzoor on why he’s increasingly optimistic about the future of relations between Britain’s Muslims and non-Muslims.
What was Nick Clegg expected to do after losing his seat in politics? One reader believes the former Lib Dem leader could achieve some good at Facebook.
The small spa resort in central France which gave its name to Marshal Petain’s pro-Nazi regime carries heavy historical baggage. As the town tries to reinvent itself once more, JOHN LICHFIELD paid it a visit.
From 9/11 to Kabul, LIONEL BARBER charts two of the most pivotal decades in US history, a story not of a crumbling superpower but a chosen path to turn inwards, for better or worse.
The UK’s supply chains face more problems every day. So why the denial over what helped cause this, and where is the strategy that will resolve it?
It has been a gloomy week on the sunlit uplands of sovereign Britain as the supply line crisis continues to threaten our traditional way of life…
The Afghan capital’s main stadium was used by the Taliban for public executions – and it may be again. But for PAT McFADDEN the venue was once a place of optimism
William Shawcross claimed that Boris Johnson’s ‘finest hour’ will be if he ‘saved’ the nation from the EU.
Despite the UK’s head start in the vaccine race, it is now falling behind the rest of Europe.
Brexit, like Covid, has undoubtedly contributed to a jobs crisis. But another major problem has been the government’s failure to create a properly functioning apprenticeship system.
TIM WALKER, a one-time parliamentary candidate for the centre party, on how members feel about its former leader, now one of the social network’s senior figures
Do not underestimate Joe Biden’s decisions over the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan – he knows what he is doing.
MITCH BENN imagines the books right-wing figureheads would release if only they had a few more holidays…
Editor-at-large ALASTAIR CAMPBELL offers an A to Z of his withering assessment of government performance this summer
As the world waits to see the extent to which the Taliban’s victory will see the return of its brutal interpretation of Islamic law, RASHMEE ROSHAN LALL reports on different approaches used in other Muslim countries
The threat from 21st century fascism is not of a modern day March on Rome or a beerhall putsch. It’s far more insidious. By PAUL MASON, the broadcaster and author of a new book on the subject
Pubs could run out of beer over the bank holiday weekend days after Nando’s were forced to close due to a lack of chicken.
Readers respond to a letter from a voter in Sheffield who now backs Brexit.
LIONEL BARBER considers the Republicans who might pick up the MAGA mantle and bid for the White House
The ‘global Britain’ mantra from Boris Johnson’s government is as much hot air as its ‘levelling up’ agenda
Tim Walker explains why Michael Gove’s estranged wife is unlikely to be going anywhere at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday newspapers.
Hardly a household name outside the US, but Tucker Carlson is one of the most influential figures on the populist right and poster boy for TV shock jocks the world over. Is the White House in his sights?
Fast-food chain KFC and German potato farmers face interruptions to normal service after a shortage of lorry drivers
The Conservative MP and former soldier, whose moving speech on the tragedy in Afghanistan brought applause from the Commons, writes for The New European, and warns of an impending human calamity .. and China’s role in a new global attitude to intervention.
ALASTAIR CAMPBELL on the shameful moral vacuum that is the British government of today
How Edward Said’s support for Palestine sparked campus wars long before the woke debate.
The party’s left has suffered setbacks, but could its battle with the centre allow the former president to return in 2024?
More food shortages and higher prices are likely to be the result of new Brexit checks that come into effect from October 1
SUNA ERDEM reports on a sleepy area of Germany, devoid of big cities and obvious structural advantages, whose economic success is defying orthodoxy and attracting attention as a model for levelling up left-behind regions
Reader letters: In light of the climate emergency, rail connections between the UK and Europe could become our ‘Green Gateway’ to the rest of Europe
Whether it’s aliens, QAnon or even beliefs about cheating in the referendum, fringe beliefs are now the mainstream
Just take a look at the cabinet to see how a focus on Latin, classics and PPE [Philosophy, Politics and Economics] in schools and universities does not guarantee success
One party on its own can’t save us from the Tories – it’s time for a progressive alternative.
Charlie Connelly offers his selection of perfect holiday reading, from the latest new European paperbacks
Images of Ian Botham with his bat aloft and the pageantry of the Royal Wedding have created a popular memory of 1981 as a summer of national pride for Britain. But the reality was quite different
As he approaches 70, the veteran coach is ready to make the orange brilliant again
Supermarket shortages are being blamed on the ‘pingdemic’ – but Brexit must take its share of responsibility after 25,000 lorry drivers returned to the EU
Weakened politics… a weekly diary of the latest woes from Westminster and beyond
In the tortoise-versus-snail race to take over at the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom, the former culture minister Ed Vaizey is opening up a lead over Paul Dacre, the former Daily Mail editor
Boris Johnson’s role in wrecking the Rugby League World Cup might rank low in his long list of offences, but should not be overlooked.
Few things could better connect the continent than an affordable, integrated rail system joining up its great cities. As airlines struggle, travel horizons shorten and climate change becomes ever more pressing, if it doesn’t happen now, when will it?
How has the US – ridden with culture wars and deeply divided on so many issues – managed to largely legalise weed with so little fuss and furore, while supposedly liberal Europe lags behind?
Brexit minister Lord Frost has a reputation as Boris Johnson’s trusted, protected henchman. But his vulnerability, as well as his shortcomings, are increasingly being exposed.
Brexit and a risky Covid strategy means that the UK is the focus of close global attention this summer. Rashmee Roshan Lall reports on what the rest of the world is saying
The fight against ‘woke’ carries with it echoes of their doomed battle to hold back gay rights.
Reader letters: Trigger issues were critical in the 2016 EU referendum and US presidential votes.
Four tug boats manoeuvre the Russian submarine Orel into position in the Gulf of Finland during preparations for Russia’s Navy Day parade.
Tim Walker reports on the latest revamp at Chequers
The home secretary was once a maverick outsider. She hasn’t changed, but the country has.
As disquiet grows, Boris Johnson may not hold the whip hand for much longer.
CHARLIE CONNELLY on what we can expect from Boris Johnson’s much-discussed and long-delayed book on William Shakespeare
The sovereignty promised in the EU referendum only benefits the Tory party
Tchéky Karyo’s fame reaches a whole new level appearing as Baptiste
Alastair Campbell’s article on sado-populism has struck a chord with this reader
A reader explains how the EU referendum stripped him of his Britishness