Boris Johnson’s WhatsApps prior to May 2021 are missing
Revelation of missing phone comes as Cabinet Office launches legal battle with Covid-19 inquiry
Revealed: Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in tap water near airports
Experts say there is no safe level of exposure to the substances, which are prevalent in firefighters’ foam
Published in:50.50: InvestigationArmenians accused of selling babies still work in hospitals and government
Revealed: Members of alleged illegal adoption gang that sold babies to Italy keep high-profile jobs despite charges
Covid-19 inquiry appears to distance itself from Tory-linked PR firms
Revealed: Official inquiry into the pandemic is looking for ‘new partners’ to continue work by M&C Saatchi and 23Red
Published in:Home: FeatureIs the Green Party heading for an identity crisis?
Loss of established council seats and surging support in new bases could leave the Greens at a crossroads
Published in:Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: NewsPotential modern slavery victims sent packing as new UK borders act bites
Experts blame Suella Braverman's borders act as stats show record number of potential victims being turned away
Revealed: Government’s fight to withhold evidence from Covid-19 inquiry
Headache deepens for Cabinet Office as it deems information about alleged Chequers gatherings ‘irrelevant’ to inquiry
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Empire not only made the colonies. It made the unequal Britain we see today
openDemocracy’s new film BOOMERANG, exploring the legacies of empire through Liverpool’s docks, is available online
Government defies watchdog order to hand over Hancock’s Covid diaries
Department of Health and Social Care may be held in contempt of court for missing information commissioner’s deadline
Published in: 50.50: OpinionLet’s not mince words – the US right is racist
The NAACP has even warned against travelling to Florida because it’s ‘openly hostile’ towards people of colour
Mark Rowley is right – police belong nowhere near mental health crises
The police are a danger to people in mental health distress, but austerity has left the NHS unable to step in
Published in: ourEconomy: AnalysisHow Britain’s Covid support for big business entrenched inequality
We researched exec pay, shareholder dividends and wage gaps in firms that received public cash. Here’s what we found
George Floyd three years on: So many anti-racism pledges, so little progress
As Black Lives Matter protests surged after George Floyd's murder, the UK vowed to act. Three years on, it hasn't...
Could Iran’s new nuclear bunker increase the risk of an Israeli attack?
If Israel keeps its far-right government and Trump returns, chances of an attack on Iran will increase
Published in: oDR: AnalysisThe true toll of the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border conflict
Research by Human Rights Watch suggests Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan may be guilty of war crimes
Published in: 50.50: AnalysisWhy tracking anti-LGBT war crimes in Ukraine is so difficult
Victims are reluctant to report sexual violence and fear homophobia from Ukrainian authorities
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Published in: 50.50: OpinionPride will be hard in America this year – but we need its joy
With bigots feeling empowered in the US, Pride events are being targeted. The queer community needs your support
Published in: Live discussions: Live discussionWhy should you care about freedom of information?
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Published in: Home: InvestigationMPs in ‘levelled up’ areas still rely on cars instead of public transport
Even government’s own junior ministers for levelling up and local transport are claiming thousands of pounds to drive
Could mandatory voting fix Northern Ireland’s dysfunctional politics?
Voters’ disengagement was clear in last week’s elections – hardly surprising after a year without a government
Police say they still need more time to investigate rape-accused Tory MP
The Conservative Party has given the MP the green light to stand for re-election despite the ongoing investigation
Published in: ourEconomy: OpinionForget GDP growth, it’s sustainable wellbeing we need to aim for
An EU conference on sustainable wellbeing provided a real vision for a future that’s fairer for all
Revealed: How ‘unfit’ PPE helped former playboy buy two mansions
Glove tycoon Robert Gros splashed millions on luxury homes and planned to build cinema, disco and golf simulator
Published in: 50.50: FeatureWomen jailed under El Salvador’s abortion ban are now fighting to end it
A group of women who spent years in prison are now supporting others persecuted under El Salvador’s draconian laws
Published in: Live discussions: Live discussionGary Younge in conversation with Daniel Trilling
Join us for an inspiring evening with journalist Gary Younge, one of the UK’s leading political voices, on the...
Could a far-right vs centre-left showdown be the future of British politics?
Amid global pressures, a centrist Labour government could face a far-right opposition, with no true reformists in sight