The Grenfell Tower inquiry: A continuing search for justice

Spectators of this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions were, unsurprisingly, greeted with the familiar sight of Britain’s highest elected officials jeering across the Commons Chamber. While such behaviour has become an embarrassing tradition, this moment was particularly egregious. As a cluster of Tory MPs heckled at opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn for his bright green tie, it […]


This week in history: 9 November 1969, Simon and Garfunkel record Bridge Over Troubled Water

When you’re weary, feeling small/ When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all.” These are the opening words to one of the most covered and recognisable songs in music history. ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’: the benchmark song of Simon and Garfunkel’s career. It is a song about comfort and about supporting others; […]


We must stop overlooking the problem of social inequality

Talking about social inequality is one thing, acting on it is quite another. One might feel that we are at something of a crossroads when it comes to the sickening levels of inequality in this country. Successive governments have failed to offer adequate solutions to people who are genuinely struggling. We are living in a […]