Politics

The UK dumping raw sewage into rivers is nothing new – sadly, too many other countries do it

Plenty of headlines have claimed Britain's sewage issue is Brexit-related, but in reality it's not a new problem, and not just a British problem

Those who define as ‘post-tribal’ forget that we all have communities – and biases

Humans form in-groups on the thinnest of pretexts - it's better to acknowledge the communities we're in than to delude ourselves in thinking we are 'post-tribal'

The paradox of progress: how some social improvements paper over unfairness and inequality

It's easy to argue that society is progressing, but when we replace overt oppression with covert oppression, is it reasonable to really count that as progress?

Why I called for the Brazilian Senate to impeach President Bolsanaro over our Covid crisis

Science-based policies can save us from future pandemics. We won't get them by remaining silent when denialism takes over governments.

The continuation of QAnon: the eternal sunshine of an election that never ended

The conspiracy theorists of Donald Trump's base avoid processing his defeat by refusing to accept that the 2020 election is over

The American Culture War: Coming soon to a politics near you

Culture war issues have long been used to try to derail social progress, but as exhausting as they are, they're worth pushing back against

The Great Reset: political pipe dream, or sinister New World Order plot?

When world leaders talk of a Great Reset, conspiracy theorists hear a malevolent plan to destroy society and erode civil liberties

Our guide to the pseudoscience promoters aiming to be the next mayor of London

From a former faith healer, to a climate change denier, to the man who premiered Plandemic - the conspiracy-minded voter is spoilt for choice in the London mayoral election

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