Issue 1450

  • Issue 1450

Paul O’Grady writes a brilliant letter to his younger self, where he discusses his life from partying in Liverpool’s only two gay clubs to midwifing for alpacas as a pensioner. ⁠

As the summer of discontent rolls on into the autumn we assess the large-scale strikes by rail workers, posties and public sector key workers that grabbed the headlines as well as smaller strikes where union members have been successful in winning impressive pay rises.⁠

In India, where 46 million women and girls were missing in 2020, more female babies are being born than males for the first time. Annie Banerji reports from the conservative northern state of Haryana, where she hears how successful female role models and police raids on sex-selective abortion clinics might be to thank.⁠

Hugely popular in its other heartlands, why does English cricket have an elitism problem? Neil Tague speaks with the author of a new book exploring cricket and class.⁠