Category: UK

Liz Truss and the failure of Western democracies

One could also point to the failure of UK media, all of which were aware of her… weaknesses as a member of cabinet, let alone PM. Photo: Britain’s…

Music: The Unthanks – Sorrows Away (2022)

With ‘Sorrows Away,’ The Unthanks have created a spellbinding classic collection that is both a testament to Northumbrian folk music and to the power of ‘new’ music. 18…

A Family Portrait of a Lifetime

An evening of stargazing has left a Morpeth family with a photo which is simply out of this world. Photo: Copyright Wil Cheung 16 March 2022 | Jessica…

London’s smallest microflat (walk-in-closet) on sale at £50,000 for 7 square metres

It is the smallest to have gone on the market, but the minimum price set by auctioneers is £50,000 Photo: Ready for the tour? Here’s the living area … Photograph:…

Coronavirus: 14,000 lockdown-breach fines imposed (11 May 2020)

Police in England and Wales have issued more than 14,000 fines for alleged ‘flouting’ of lockdown laws from 27 March to 11 May 2020. Photo: Getty Images 15…

An insider’s view of UK’s shambolic Afghan exit

A former Foreign Office diplomat suggested that out of an estimated 75,000-150,000 people who applied for evacuation under the Leave Outside the Rules scheme, fewer than 5% received assistance. Photo: Evacuees…

UK: Private Eye Magazine at 60

Boorish Boris’ boorish one-liners destroyed satire for the time-being, but it is good to know that Private Eye soldiers on like an endless 5-1 down at half-time. Photo:…

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