My anger is not directed at the compassionate people suggesting this change, but that we are in this situation in the first place
Will Black is an anthrojournalist with a background working in specialist psychiatric services. His recent book, Veneer of Civilisation, brings together anthropology, politics and psychology to examine vulnerabilities of human civilisation. He is also the author of Psychopathic Cultures, which drew on clinical experience and an anthropological perspective, and Beyond the End of the World, which discusses the influence of apocalyptic ideologies within various areas of human culture, including politics.
If hard Brexiteers thought they could get one of their people into power, why have they left it so late?
26/10/2018 14:11 BST
An election can only prolong the uncertainty and add to the UK’s economic and social instability
26/09/2018 12:37 BST
Johnson's entire working life has been characterised by career and ego coming before ethics, decency or the good of the country
27/08/2018 21:26 BST
My grandparents, like the relatives of many readers, fought Nazism. However, as with other infectious diseases, the battle
04/01/2018 15:42 GMT
If those pushing for a hard Brexit have their way, then the tax-avoiding money hoarders could save a fortune
22/12/2017 13:53 GMT
The phrase “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” comes to us from someone who knew a bit about the power of language
15/12/2017 14:06 GMT
Do you indulge in whataboutism? The chances are you have at some point. If you have ever been a squabbling child in the back
01/12/2017 11:36 GMT
When we consider the motives of Manson to cause conflict – so he would gain power – these still drive far-right agitators
23/11/2017 16:19 GMT
Whatever the Tories do, things seem likely to fall apart. This is the inevitable consequence of building a house on rotten foundations. No amount of blue gloss will prevent inevitable collapse. The selfish individualism they preach cannot hold the party together, let alone society.
09/10/2017 11:08 BST
11/04/2017 08:08 BST
Both Theresa May and Donald Trump have been encouraging me to think of Aesop a lot recently. Not because their wisdom and narrative skills mirror that of the slave and storyteller of ancient Greece, but because of one fable attributed to him.
20/03/2017 11:59 GMT
03/03/2017 12:10 GMT
There is a desperation from the government and vocal Eurosceptics to rush the process to leave the EU. It is as though they think the public has been duped and they want to push things along before more people are fully alert to the dangers of hard Brexit.
08/11/2016 12:12 GMT
25/10/2016 10:42 BST
The 80s revival has been gathering momentum in recent years. The way things are going, it is possible that Glastonbury 2017 revellers will be able to see Howard Jones, Shakin' Stevens, Simply Red and Bros.
19/10/2016 14:35 BST
There are Leave voters, as well as Remainers, who believe that the team chosen to deal with Brexit is so poor that it was deliberately selected to thwart the process. Though an amusing idea, I'm not convinced that this is true. However, whether by design or ineptitude, what we have seen from Theresa May and her team so far hasn't lifted her from the characterisation of Queen of the Omnishambles.
11/10/2016 11:05 BST
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