It was a year or two ago when my world-view goggles started to go badly wrong. Brexit, and then Trump, were unexpected. That was not what was supposed to happen.

Like most metropolitan liberals, you know, the ones who LOST and are trying to get over it, I have been…

As I put the finishing touches to this piece, the spirit of London was on display again in the people’s response to the appalling tragedy at Grenfell House in North Kensington. As the first news of the fire came through, I was reminded of a Rwandan friend who had been…

The recent announcement that the Government plans to spend £500m redesigning the British Passport so that it has a blue cover (like the American one) is another example of the absurdity of Brexit.

Separately, various initiatives are under way — promoted by Guy Verhofstadt in the European Parliament — to…

The day after the Brexit referendum result, a tag started trending on London Twitter: #Londependence. London, like Scotland, had voted overwhelmingly to Remain.

Nine months on, and with Article 50 triggered, Scotland’s #indyref2 is in the news again. It looks increasingly likely that Scotland will hold a second referendum on…

neo-Futurism and the obsolescence of the shooting war.

There can be little doubt that we are heading into an era of global crisis unprecedented in the lives of all but the very oldest still on the planet. Some — and I am one of them — think that this crisis can fairly be called the Third World War…

Edward Barrow

Rural Brixtonite cook, tone-deaf music-lover, mystic rationalist, transparency extremist and privacy nerd with democratic liberal leanings.

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