Essays & Opinion
The Observer’s restaurant critic has an opinion about international supply chains. It is as trivial as you might imagine.
They get fined for not paying their taxes, they broke the law on dividend payments and their top director enjoys an enormously excessive pay package, but Lush is a luxury cosmetics empire that thinks justice requires them to engage in crude and divisive political campaigning to the detriment of thousands of public servants.
Sometimes it is easiest to thank people without letting them know.
New research on social mobility is suggestive of a relationship with voting behaviour in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.
BBC journalist Nick Robinson argues for more alternative opinions to be broadcast, but the best way to encourage alternatives is through many narrowcasters, not one broadcaster pretending to be all things to all people.
One reason I began writing stories was because I felt unsatisfied with many of the stories I would read. When it comes to modern fiction, it often feels like the writer has an agenda which they are determined to hammer into my skull. Perhaps that just means I am out of keeping with the times…
There is no justice in the BBC harassing and intimidating millions of people in order to accommodate the overinflated egos of celebrities and the excessive wages they demand.
Democracy is not served by voters maintaining illusions whilst politicians insist on presenting poor choices.
Where is the evidence that marching for science leads to better policy? Has any scientist done the research, and if so, why did they forget to cite it?
Why would anybody go to the trouble of pretending the Leader of the Liberal Democrats did not stand in front of a shelf of empty wine glasses?