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“They think it’s a phone call to God”: inside the looming crisis in British criminal forensics
Most people going through the criminal justice system expect forensics science to just work, says Emily Bolton. The director ...
“Men are trash”: the surprisingly philosophical story behind an internet punchline
Every few minutes for the last few years, it feels like someone has tweeted “men are trash” only to be met the wrath of those ...
Fake cancer, real friends: what the crowdfunding boom tells us about online trust
What links Chris Williamson, Tommy Robinson, Jolyon Maugham and the man who threw a milkshake at Nigel Farage? Not ...
The toxic fantasy of the “side hustle”
A strange trend over the past few years is the rise of the so-called “side hustle.” A “side hustle” is additional work, ...
How Brexiteers’ negligence on Northern Ireland could cost them a US trade deal
The prospect of greater freedom for the UK to complete more trade agreements with more countries has been lauded by many ...
Forget a government of national unity. To stop no deal, legislate
Once upon a time, Labour could tell the country a vaguely credible story about how it would ride to the rescue. The ...
Lock politicians in a room until they solve Brexit? It’s not such a bad idea
How can the Brexit impasse be broken and the country move forward together? During the Conservative leadership campaign, Rory ...
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: if this is Tarantino’s swansong, it’s a beautiful note to go out on
A very young actress, with braids in her hair and a massive tome on her lap, is sat reading on set when the ageing cowboy ...
Stand down, worried Remainers: Farage has nothing to gain from a deal with Johnson
A grand alliance between Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage is the fever nightmare of Remainers. Uniting the Leave vote at a ...
The Prospect Podcast #94: Brexit—last chance to stop a no-deal? With David Anderson and Meg Russell
What, if anything, could parliament do to stop a no-deal brexit? Two experts join the Prospect Podcast this week to play out ...
There is a way to fight the breakup of the Union—but kneejerk nationalism isn’t it
In Britain, fears that the United Kingdom could unravel have become the subject of increasingly urgent discussion. Unionists ...
After years of skirting the question, Brexit is forcing politicians to finally ask: what would a united Ireland look like?
The prospect of a united Ireland holds a curious and contradictory place in politics on both sides of the border. In Northern ...