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Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition

The Labour leadership's efforts to appear more Royalist than the Tories is a symptom of their sycophantic politics – if you won't utter a critical word about the royal family, you're not serious about challenging power.

Birmingham’s Bright Lights

Birmingham has a reputation as a place where cultural life died a death in the face of grinding poverty, but that is a sterile myth – we explore the Second City's brief and unexpected role as a centre of 1960s radical counterculture.

Against Vaccine Passports

Covid-19 vaccines are an astonishing medical breakthrough which offer hope for a life after lockdown – but giving the state the power to police their uptake would be a huge threat to civil liberties.

Unconventional Comics

Long dismissed as child's play, comics have carved out space for themselves as a form through which to examine the political – touching on everything from urban history to the fight against fascism.

Surviving While Excluded

During the past year, up to 3 million people have been left out of the government's Covid-19 response schemes – they have faced the pandemic without any income support, and the consequences have often been dire.

The Signs that Make a City

The signs on the street are a measure of how much authorities care about their citizens – and from stylish fonts to neon lights, Britain has a lot to learn from European cities which have used signage to enliven the urban landscape.

A Letter from a Sacked British Gas Worker

Today, British Gas sacked hundreds of engineers who refused to sign contracts with vastly inferior terms and conditions – one of the sacked workers writes for Tribune about the strike, its lessons and the urgent need to outlaw 'fire and rehire.'

Why We Need a Right to Food

The latest research suggests 100,000 families used foodbanks for the first time during lockdown – but there is an alternative to Britain's deepening hunger crisis: a campaign to make the 'Right to Food' a legal reality.