How the British socialist fell in love with the German conservative

Since I moved to Germany in 2013, all I’ve ever known is Merkel. And in that time, I confess – I’ve caught feelings. How did it happen that a dyed-in-the wool socialist fell for Angela Merkel?

Women and alcohol: how the WHO got it so wrong

When the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Department of Mental Health and Substance Use published the first draft of its Global Alcohol Action Plan 2022-2030 last week, a single clause in the 37-page document drew heavy criticism.In it, the WHO appeared to be advocating that women of childbearing age should not drink alcohol. At all…