The Swedish Academy, the self-perpetuating oligarchy that awards Nobel prizes in literature, has imploded. Should we care?
Theresa May has decided to break with parliamentary convention and not seek approval from MPs for military action. This is a mistake
The BBC has myriad faults, and frequently stumbles in its aim for impartiality. But it represents a valuable and increasingly fragile public space. And for that it must be treasured
Decision-makers must acknowledge the pivotal role that water, sanitation and hygiene play in preventing infection, writes WaterAid’s Margaret Batty. Meanwhile Matt Ball of the The Good Food Institute says moving to plant-based and clean meat is the best thing we can do to avoid pandemics of antibiotic-resistant superbugs
The standards by which the internet is controlled need to be open and subject to impartial judiciaries – not left to advertisers
Farlington Marshes, Hampshire Gazing into the reedbeds, scanning for bearded tits, felt a lot like looking at a magic eye puzzle
There is a ready compromise available, as long as cabinet hardliners refrain from deliberate sabotage