03 May 2015 12:00 AM
For all the campaign’s frustrations, and the unavoidable feeling that our political system is broken, democracy is always messy and no system is perfect
Black and blue: The data on alleged police assaults makes plain the urgent case for much more representative forces across Britain
02 May 2015 01:24 AM
When confronted with the shocking news that more than 3,000 police officers are being investigated for alleged assault, it is hard not to be nostalgic for the gentler era of law enforcement symbolised by the 1950s TV series Dixon of Dock Green.
29 April 2015 10:01 PM
Considering the prospect of a hung parliament, the Conservative pledge not to raise taxes is doubly foolish
29 April 2015 08:12 PM
The waste and mismanagement of the aid organisation's relief effort after Haiti's earthquake in 2010 must not be repeated
28 April 2015 11:30 PM
By taking away responsibility over salt content in food from the FSA, the Government effectively asked food companies to police themselves
Baltimore riots: The central question for authorities is not how to contain the protests, but how Freddie Gray came to die
28 April 2015 07:33 PM
The city's approach to the demonstrations has been deliberately non-provocative
27 April 2015 05:20 PM
Where the priorities of the PEN gala in New York should lie
26 April 2015 12:00 AM
We wish the debate could be conducted in a different frame; with a more generous cast of mind
24 April 2015 11:22 PM
It was perhaps inevitable that someone, somewhere would attempt to use the revolutionary gene-editing technique of “Crispr” to try to modify the DNA of a human embryo, and so take the first steps towards the utopia of ridding families of inherited diseases – or the dystopia of “designer babies” chosen for such attributes as beauty, intelligence or sporting prowess.
Pointing fingers: Miliband's suggestion that Cameron was to blame for migrant deaths counts as his first campaigning mistake
24 April 2015 11:21 PM
Hindsight is an extremely useful commodity for a politician who wishes to appear wise and statesmanlike. Fortunately, it is always in plentiful supply.
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
Indonesia executions live: 'Hysterical' families heard prisoners being shot dead by firing squad
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
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