Award-winning journalist and broadcaster, Jon Snow says The Grenfell Tower disaster is a demonstration of the elite’s failure to engage with the lives of those on which they report. The explosion of digital media may have filled the void left by the decimation of the newspaper industry, but it has not connected the Fourth Estate any more effectively with the left behind, the disadvantaged and the excluded.
With British Parliament on summer holidays, historian, comedian and author Jem Roberts examines the strange days of the Arguably United Kingdom. It seems a fair enough question to ask – who’s actually in charge these days? Can we just play arcade games until somebody is? And has the country finally turned a corner?
We are living in weird and terrifying times, and people want straight answers. But the conspiracy of obfuscation which pervades government and business has resulted in the global collapse of public debate and shared understanding, writes Rupert Morris.
A coalition of Conservative chaos is now hostage to Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party after a snap election in which the right-wing British media chose to paint Jeremy Corbyn as an IRA terrorist sympathiser.
A month ago, Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn was being written off as a socks-with-sandles leftist academic…so how have the tables turned so close to election day?