Refugees from the Sixties counter-culture in San Francisco have been blockading ‘Google buses’ in protest at ‘gentrification’. What’s their beef? Simon Wilson investigates.
Articles written by Simon Wilson
Record numbers of elephants are being slaughtered to feed a £12bn ivory trade – which in turn fuels crime and armed strife. Why isn’t the ban working? Simon Wilson reports.
Floods seem to have become a seasonal event in this country. Have they in fact become more common? Why? And what can we do about it? Simon Wilson reports.
The European Union pools cash from member states, then hands it out to worthy projects. But are they worthy? Or just a waste of money? Simon Wilson investigates.
Russia’s Sochi Winter Olympics was estimated to cost $12bn. The spend currently stands at $51bn. What went wrong? Simon Wilson reports.
Anti-EU parties are expected to do well in European elections in May, but will they ever be powerful enough to bring down the EU? Simon Wilson investigates.
Thousands of criminal barristers walked off the job this week in protest at changes to legal aid. What is the dispute about? Simon Wilson reports.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s uncle has been dramatically purged from power and executed. What does this mean for the pace of reform? Simon Wilson reports.
Money doesn’t make the world go round; energy does. And the days of cheap energy are over, according to a new book. What does this mean for civilisation? Simon Wilson reports.
The Swiss will shortly vote on whether to introduce a basic income – a sum paid by the state to every citizen. Could the idea take off, and would it work? Simon Wilson investigates.