After Grenfell: are ‘towers’ even the best design for public housing blocks?

After Grenfell: are ‘towers’ even the best design for public housing blocks?

June 22, 2017

There is a dystopian stereotype about public housing that is remarkably common, which involves putting the blame put on all those damn high-rise towers.

How did the Australian media cover the Finsbury Park attack?

How did the Australian media cover the Finsbury Park attack?

June 20, 2017 5

Were the papers reluctant to call it "terrorism" as the alleged attacker was white and the victims were Muslim?

Rundle: as London becomes Baghdad, we will soon have to choose a side

Rundle: as London becomes Baghdad, we will soon have to choose a side

June 20, 2017 13

We are not far away from a different form of militancy, on the streets of Western cities, and people will be called on to make their political and moral judgements accordingly.

Should we stop building residential towers in the wake of Grenfell disaster?

Should we stop building residential towers in the wake of Grenfell disaster?

June 20, 2017 7

If no fire engine can reach up 20 storeys, should we stop building high-rise apartments?

Rundle: anguish turns to anger as London burns

Rundle: anguish turns to anger as London burns

June 15, 2017 24

This hideous Grenfell Tower fire has already had a political effect, further delaying the making of a deal between the Conservatives and the DUP -- and the deal could unravel entirely.

Poll Bludger: intergenerational war is the new class conflict in the UK

Poll Bludger: intergenerational war is the new class conflict in the UK

June 14, 2017 10

It's no longer so much a matter of rich versus poor, as old versus young, as the voting patterns from the recent UK general election suggest.

Rundle: how Jeremy Corbyn might have saved the UK

Rundle: how Jeremy Corbyn might have saved the UK

June 13, 2017 17

It is all over for Theresa May -- and quite possibly for the Tories.

Corbyn-bashing ‘centrist’ media like the Guardian can jog right on

Corbyn-bashing ‘centrist’ media like the Guardian can jog right on

June 13, 2017 39

What we need right now is not more centrist op-eds from out-of-touch "liberal" media outlets. What we need is a shift in press so enamoured of its own interests.

Yanks more likely to fall for fake news than Brits

Yanks more likely to fall for fake news than Brits

June 13, 2017 4

The proportion of Twitter links to “content from professional news services” was 53.6% in the UK election, compared to 33.5% in the Michigan sample. Journalist and media watcher Christopher Warren reports.

Rundle: singing in the pub as Corbyn pulls off what Blair never could

Rundle: singing in the pub as Corbyn pulls off what Blair never could

June 9, 2017 19

It is now not impossible that in a week or so Jeremy Corbyn could be the next PM of the UK.