David Owen

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Pro-democracy protester  waves a British colonial flag during a  rally at a shopping mall in the Central district in Hong Kong. Photograph: Isaac Lawrence / AFP via Getty Images

A group of seven former UK foreign secretaries have reportedly asked Boris Johnson to lead a global effort to respond to the ongoing crisis between Ho(...)

Britsh prime minister Boris Johnson: to what extent should public and media interest in a high-profile individual’s health be tempered with the right to privacy? Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

In the days before British prime minister Boris Johnson was rushed to hospital on April 4th with Covid-19 infection, Number 10 was adamant that his he(...)

  Lisa Simpson as US president. On her first day, she informs her new cabinet that they may have to raise taxes due to a fiscal hole left by her predecessor, President Trump.

Back in the year 2000 – a far more innocent time – an episode of The Simpsons projected a future where Lisa Simpson becomes the US president. On her f(...)

In the 1980s and 1990s a mastermind by the name of Christopher Pike (a penname whose origin is more notable now than then with the rise of the Star Tr(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s left social democracy is so popular that the Conservatives have all but given up on opposing it. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

With MPs enjoying their recess until early September, the parliamentary estate at Westminster is almost deserted save for teams of construction worker(...)

Angela Eagle’s 24 years in parliament may have been spent in cryogenic suspension for all the impact she has had on national consciousness.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Limehouse: so much to answer for. When sensible people in Britain’s Labour party wonder what to do about Jeremy Corbyn, their fantastically unelectab(...)

Police escort Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn from his home in London. Mr Corbyn is facing increased calls to resign as leader after a vote of no confidence saw 172 MPs vote against him. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn faces a leadership challenge after Labour MPs backed a motion of no confidence in him by a margin of four to one and more than 50 shado(...)