Genuine thinkers in British politics have a rough time of it – dismissed as mavericks or, if they’re really unlucky, temporarily co-opted as purveyors of the latest ‘big idea’
Edited by Peter Franklin
The Deep End dives deeper in to the stories and long-term trends behind the daily news.
Despite being a large and important city, London is not an especially dense one
The hard left SYRIZA alliance is now poised to win the next Greek general election
It’s shale versus the Saudis in a fight for survival
The weakening of the marriage-based nuclear family has torn our social fabric to shreds.
Whether in terms of ethnicity, class, education, age group or physical and mental norms, we are not, in practice, the integrated nation that we think we are
Official reports estimate that around 200,000 men, women and juveniles are sexually assaulted in American prisons every year
The danger of ‘big ideas’ in international development is that, sustained by external resources, they can grow unchecked by reality
Migration from London is an opportunity to rebalance the British economy
UKIP has become a coalition of people who reject the liberal consensus for wildly differing reasons
The evidence that the home environment has a huge impact on educational and economic outcomes has become impossible to ignore
The reason why heroin use is falling in Europe but rising in the USA.
The big economic story of our times is one of a cascade of economic and social distortions that have pushed up property prices, damaged productivity… and enriched those who haven’t earned it
Technological progress should encourage us to build smarter and faster, not necessarily bigger
Will oil prices rebound? I wouldn’t bet my house on it, but western governments shouldn’t take the current fall for granted.