Opinion: Alan Shearer is spot on – Newcastle United needs hope

Newcastle United’s dismal defeat at Sheffield United earlier this week took their winless run to eight games in all competitions. The result left them 15th in the Premier League and looking nervously over their shoulders. With the club also out of both cup competitions, their fans have plenty of reasons to feel unhappy. Magpies legend…Continue Reading

SypherPK gives his opinion on how to fix the Fortnite shotgun meta

Streamer Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan gave his thoughts on how Fortnite can fix the shotgun meta. Surprisingly, it doesn’t involve unvaulting the Pump. Published 14 hours agoon January 4, 2021 Fortnite streamer Al ‘SypherPK’ Hassan has an idea of how Epic can properly balance shotguns in Fortnite. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t have anything to do with…Continue Reading

Instant Opinion: can Boris Johnson avoid being the seventh Tory PM ‘brought down’ by Europe?

The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each. 1. Philip Johnston in The Daily Telegraphon the curse of the EUEurope brought down six Tory PMs. Can Boris avoid being the seventh?“One of the political dark arts is how to sell a half-baked deal…Continue Reading

Best of BS Opinion: Functional social democracy, farmers’ protest, and more

Here are the best of Business Standard’s opinions for Saturday TopicsBS Opinion | Indian democracy Illustration by Binay Sinha ALSO READ Best of BS Opinion: Vaccine story, RBI’s stance on policy, and more Best of BS Opinion: Modi’s dilemma, farmer crisis, cannabis, and more Best of BS Opinion: Labour productivity, dependence on China, and more Best of…Continue Reading

Instant Opinion: ‘Who’ll want to do a deal with us after this?’

The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each.1. Rachel Sylvester in The Timeson an embarrassing sagaWho’ll want to do a deal with us after this?“Instead of playing to Britain’s strengths – reliability, stability, respect for the rule of law – Mr Johnson…Continue Reading

Instant Opinion: ‘Brexit’s snake-oil salesmen rediscover expertise’

The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each.1. Marina Hyde in The Guardianon new rulesWho cares about jobs and experts? Suddenly, Brexit’s snake-oil salesmen do“Oh dear. I see Michael Gove now gives a toss about experts. And I see Steve Baker now…Continue Reading

Instant Opinion: Conservatives ‘hollowing the state and consolidating power’

The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each.1. Andrew Fisher in The Guardianon dismantling the system from withinThe Conservatives are hollowing the state and consolidating power: democracy is at stake“For 15 years now, the Freedom of Information Act has been hugely important in…Continue Reading

Instant Opinion: Britain ‘needs a strong chancellor, not a popular one’

The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each.1. Rosa Prince in The Daily Telegraphon Rishi’s conundrumIt’s crunch time for Sunak – Britain needs a strong chancellor, not a popular one“Last week’s announcement that defence would receive funding at levels beyond that promised…Continue Reading

Instant Opinion: the coronavirus pandemic is putting ‘democracy at stake’

The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each.1. Christoph Strack on Deutsche Welleon the fear of corona-fascismAmid coronavirus, democracy is at stake“Since March, the German government – like other governments all over the world – has been struggling to deal with the…Continue Reading