The Lib Dems

Could Britain’s Liberal Democrats matter again?

The party has high hopes for the next election


Blind optimism is the only bet for Britain’s Tories

How magical thinking conquered the Conservative Party

Biden’s Britain

Britain’s Labour Party takes lessons from Joe Biden

Under Sir Keir Starmer Labour, once again, is infatuated with the Democrats

Cultivated fat

Is lab-grown meat kosher?

How fat grown from stem cells could save the plant-based meat industry

No laughing matter

Britons take laughing gas merrily. Tories take it more seriously

Using the drug will soon be punishable by two years in jail

Up the junction?

Why Britain’s government would be wrong to cut HS2

The costs of upgrading the railways have risen, but it is still worth doing

Organised retail crime

Why shoplifting is rising in Britain

Gangs are behind more theft from shops

Pollution in Northern Ireland

The largest freshwater lake in the British Isles has been poisoned

Cleaning up Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland will be a challenge

A shot in the arm

Britain explores softening its war on drugs

A new overdose prevention centre in Glasgow will save lives. It could also change drug policy

A year after the disastrous mini-budget

The legacy of Liz Truss

Is Britain still paying a moron risk premium?

Inflation and wages

What supermarkets reveal about Britain’s economy

It’s an exceptionally good time to work for a big grocer

Panicky policymaking

Rishi Sunak’s anti-green turn on Britain’s climate targets

It creates uncertainty, will deter investors and probably won’t win voters