Racism still rampant as King is remembered
Tomorrow, exactly 90 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr was born. All around the world over the coming days, the great civil rights leader will be honoured. But has his dream come true?
May’s nightmare as message falls apart
Does Theresa May deserve a break? The prime minister’s landmark speech at the Tory Party conference was meant to reunite her quarrelling MPs. Instead, it has prompted a tsunami of ridicule.
Politics: a story of mugwumps and buffoons
Yesterday Boris Johnson dubbed a rival a “mutton-headed old mugwump”. Donald Trump has issued at least 329 insults since launching his presidential campaign. Time to stop the name-calling?
Trump’s new leaf won’t last long say critics
President Trump has just given his first speech to Congress. The hour-long address pledged unity and strength and was hailed as his best since entering politics. Are we seeing a new Donald?
The speech: in Trump’s beginning — words
Donald Trump becomes president of the United States today. A pragmatic man of action, he must launch his term of office with words. Will his speech set the tone of what is to come?