The absence of trust in a nation's leader and government jeopardizes an effective response to a health crisis. It also creates a political crisis, a loss of faith in democracy.
Boris Johnson has called cricket balls a ‘natural vector of disease’, but how would we find the evidence to know if he is correct?
Germany, New Zealand and Taiwan share a common trait beyond having women in the top job.
The prime minister has sought to shed his joker image to become a serious leader, but has ended up with a curious hybrid that works for no one.
Time and again, the British prime minister has sought to go his own way. But was this really a 'world beating' strategy?
How the Manchester United and England star gave the UK government a lesson in the power of moral leadership.
Telling the public lockdown rules are just good common sense is irresponsible.
Cardiff University's news diary study during the pandemic found the public were confused about a number of issues and became more critical of the UK government.
Facing a hostile government and a financial squeeze, the new boss of the UK's public broadcaster has his work cut out for him.
Research shows lower income groups have a very different perspective on the economy.
The Prime Minister is banking on people forgetting about his latest scandal by the time the election rolls around. But a far more serious threat lies ahead.
The lack of remorse from either the prime minister or his adviser could be their undoing.
COVID-19 'news fatigue' had set in with the UK public, but then the prime minister's chief advisor changed all that.
Power itself is not a threat to our freedom. But arbitrary power is.
Fear is actually an important element of a government's toolbox but once you lose control of it, you can't get it back with ease.
Do people at the top think there is one rule for them and one rule for others? Bluntly, yes, they do.
Confusion abounds over what people are allowed to do now, which is the one thing you don't want in a public information campaign.
Data privacy is a major concern but people seem willing to download the app.
Public doubts over some government information have led to calls for more active factchecking of claims.
For the government a Sunday announcement has several advantages, many of them to do with the news agenda.