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“A virus doesn’t discriminate”

Today is World Aids Day, so we asked Lizzie Jordan, one of the UK’s highest profile HIV advocates, about the importance of sexual health MOTs and exactly how out of date those terrifying ads of the 1980s are.

God save the Queen?

The republican movement in Britain has proposed that when the current Queen shuffles off this mortal coil, a referendum should be held as to whether to veto the monarchy. Justine Brooks is on board, but Jen Offord remains loyal.

Clicking ‘share’? Check the facts

American ex-pat Kate McCabe has read more about the problems with clickbait and fake news in the past two weeks than in the past two years. She’s going to keep reading. As should we all.

The Farage Diaries

Imagine being Nigel Farage. No, us neither. Sooz Kempner, however, has managed to get a look at his bona fide, genuine, honest to goodness diary. She shares her findings.

White Ribbon Campaign: Seeking love, respect and equality

Friday 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The White Ribbon Campaign UK is all over it.

Implementing the inhumane

The Department for Work and Pensions has been thrust back into the limelight with Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake. One former employee tells us about the daily horrors faced by its staff.

In the Brexshit

Lili la Scala voted Remain, but is happy to get behind our departure from the EU. If anyone would explain to her what on earth is going to happen.

Naked hypocrisy

Misogyny is misogyny, says Ruth Bratt, whether it comes from the mouth of Donald Trump or is directed at his wife.

Rest in peace, old friend

Alice Sanders honours Leonard Cohen and his unifying effects on a fractured family.

What the fuck just happened? US Presidential election 2016

Worst night ever, says Hannah Dunleavy.