Thunberg is a hero, but she shouldn’t get a free pass
Crass cyberbullying is never acceptable, but to curb even reasoned criticism of the climate activist’s stand is patronising
Last week, Time Magazine named her person of the year and last month, Collins Dictionary named the phenomenon she popularised, “climate strike”, word of the year. The impact of the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, has been extraordinary.
On Wednesday, the new European Commission announced the aim of achieving “net zero” carbon emissions for the EU by 2050. That ambition would have been unthinkable a year ago. That it is mainstream now...
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Andrea Cleary: Don’t fall for the long con of 80 hours a week
Our bosses want us to work longer and longer shifts – and why wouldn’t they? Which makes it all the more important that we stand firm and resist
Séamas O’Reilly: What happens when the male gaze gets turned on itself?
Men are feeling more pressure than ever to achieve unattainable looks, but women have been graded and degraded on their appearance for centuries. It’s time for us all to go easy on ourselves
Deirdre Heenan: The DUP, not Brexit, has left angry loyalists in a tailspin
Thanks to a shameful and dangerous lack of political leadership, mistrust and division is rife in unionism – to everybody’s cost