Counterpoints

The British media has labelled anti-Semitism in the Labour Party a “scandal”. This seriously understates the problem

“Every time I read of a new algorithm for producing a hit pop song, or software for writing a Man Booker-worthy novel, I know I’m in for a disappointment”

“The government seems to have set itself on a course to discriminate against one minority group: cohabiting blood relatives”

What are the duties of the modern author? To tweet hourly, to Instagram daily, to podcast weekly, to pen a monthly TinyLetter

In the 1970s and ’80s, the NHS treated haemophiliacs with contaminated blood-clotting products. The public inquiry into that scandal is only just being set up

One hundred years ago, Edwardian England unwittingly hosted both the Romanovs and their future killers

The National Gallery exhibition shows that Thomas Cole, like Turner and John Martin, was a visionary and a pictorial dramatist

“Before the screening, I made bold to ask the audience not to refrain from laughter. They were nice enough to obey my incitement”

The arguments for a basic income are as idealistic as they are simplistic. Its proponents are pursuing misguided ideals.

The decline in the proportion of owner-occupiers means a decline in the number of Conservative voters