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United Kingdom news and analysis from The Nation
June 7, 2021
Is Scotland Closer to Independence?
Elections in Scotland confirmed the position of the nationalists. But what vision of an independent future are its supporters backing?
June 4, 2021
Covid-19 Is a Boon for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Buds
The British government’s latest “test to travel” scheme is providing yet another opportunity for Conservative officials’ friends—like Randox founder Peter FitzGerald—to profit from the crisis.
Natasha Hakimi Zapata
May 7, 2021
Under New Leadership, Britain’s Labour Party Loses Again
Labour’s defeat in Hartlepool and in local elections across the country suggests the northern working class isn’t coming back any time soon.
March 17, 2021
Harry and Meghan’s Interview Has Given a Welcome Boost to the Anti-Monarchy Movement
Let’s also abolish the monarchical thinking that defers to oligarchy in the UK and the US.
December 28, 2020
Teetering on the Edge: A Postcard From London
The city bids goodbye to 2020 with Brexit brinkmanship and a return to lockdown.
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December 21, 2020
If Assange’s Fate Were Up To a Jury, He, Too, Might Have Walked Free
Like William Penn and John Peter Zenger, the Wikileaks founder is fighting for our freedom.
December 10, 2020
The British Labour Party’s Anti-Semitism Problem
For their opponents, the Labour Party’s self-inflicted wound over anti-Semitism is the gift that keeps on giving.
November 4, 2020
A Walk in the Woods During a Season of Uncertainty
When all is uncertain, how to stay sane and to maintain wonder? An encounter with the dark magic of mushrooms.
October 28, 2020
Paul Gilroy: ‘Whiteness Just Ain’t Worth What it Used to Be’
A conversation about racial tensions on both sides of the Atlantic, nationalism, and why inequality might be the key to understanding our current crisis.
September 22, 2020
In the UK, Climate Isn’t a Political Issue. That’s a Problem.
The choice we face in responding to the climate crisis is between a just transition—and just a transition.