Lockdown has provided the perfect breeding ground for corrosive conspiracy theories to flourish. Responding with mockery isn’t enough

We must fact-check the government’s claims about its coronavirus testing regime. But who will check the checkers?

Lockdown has exposed rifts in Indian society between the urban middle classes and those excluded from ‘civil’ society

It is tempting to hope that ordinary people will rise up and demand change. But we are more likely to see poverty exacerbated

The unpopular president’s reforms exposed a deep discontent. The response to the pandemic has made his problems worse

In just a few short weeks we have cast aside freedoms it took centuries to win. Fawning faith in authority will lead to further outrages

Why are Scottish children encouraged to link a war 700 years ago with the “effete arseholes” of England today?

Shockingly high numbers have lost their jobs. Which countries are flattening the unemployment curve?

Emergencies not only spark new, rational fears but also reignite old, irrational ones

Covid-19 has led to a historic decrease in demand for oil. But price plunges and market volatility are nothing new