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Past articles by Ian:

Brexit food and gas shortages were predictable. Brexiteers just ignored them.

Brexiters insisted none of these problems would happen — though it was obvious they would. → Read More

Silencing dissent: New bill targets judicial review as government takes revenge on the courts

It feels like every week the government comes up with a new piece of legislation to protect itself against its critics. The policing bill silenced protestors, the nationalities bill restricted asylum claims and there’ll soon be an attack of some form on the Human Rights Act. But right now it’s the turn of judicial review.... Read more » → Read More

Week in Review: Two years of Boris Johnson have corroded Britain's public life

It's the second anniversary of Boris Johnson as prime minister and we're now well aware of his defects. → Read More

Covid passports were a mistake before and they're a mistake now

Yesterday Boris Johnson announced vaccine passports in September for clubs or other enclosed crowded places with close contact. So is it necessary? → Read More

Johnson's foolhardy risk in lifting all covid restrictions

Is it possible to trust that the government is approaching the lifting of restrictions sensibly, with sound judgement and public health uppermost in its mind. → Read More

Week in Review: Hancock's half hour

. Many of us woke up to photos of health secretary Matt Hancock in a "steamy clinch". → Read More

Brexit five years on: How Britain fell to right-wing identity politics

Ian Dunt marks 5 years since Brexit. → Read More

Government competence in question over covid guidance nobody was told about

The good-times-are-coming message won't last if people feel the virus is running out of control again. → Read More

Week in Review: The blame for the Indian variant lays at Johnson's door

It's the same mistake, over and over again. → Read More

Draconian bills seek to massively expand Johnson's executive power

The rhetoric of the Queen’s Speech did not explain what was in the legislation it unveiled. Instead, it served to conceal it. “My government will strengthen and renew democracy and the constitution,” the Queen read out. “Legislation will be introduced to ensure the integrity of elections, protect freedom of speech and restore the balance of... Read more » → Read More

Confused, ill-timed and half-completed: Labour's self-harming reshuffle

Labour reshuffle: What was the cost and what was the gain? And the answer is pretty conclusive. The cost was severe and the gain was negligible. → Read More

Supporters of the Union must accept Sturgeon's referendum mandate

Nicola Sturgeon has won a mandate for another referendum on Scottish referendum. → Read More

Cummings versus Johnson in the clash of lies and nonsense

The two men whose partnership secured Brexit in 2016 are now implacable enemies. → Read More

Census 2021: Filling out the form? If you're not religious, say so

A census question is intended to provide data on cultural self-identification, but it is misused to make an argument about belief → Read More

Anti-protest bill: Freedom dies in silence

The truly frightening thing was that they didn't even argue for it. → Read More

Week in Review: Labour's terrible tax muddle

At first Labour held firm but then came the vocal left-wing criticism. → Read More

The real motive behind today's Budget

It was not about economics. It was about politics. → Read More

Covid and prisons: 'A tragic lost opportunity'

Instead of sorting out the system, we're going to see new tougher sentencing. → Read More

Week in Review: Ignore the noise

The void of activity makes the whirling criticism around Keir Starmer reach a crescendo. → Read More

Free speech proposals are 'Trojan Horse for authoritarianism'

The government is crushing free speech as part of its free speech agenda. → Read More