Reaction Press Review, the show where Reaction editors discuss the best stories, writing, podcasts and video that have caught their attention in the last week. This week, Iain Martin is joined by Maggie Pagano and Alastair Benn, discussing stories from Insulate Britain to to Squid Games, the great covid social burnout, Facebook becomes Metaverse and much more.

Links to stories discussed:

Aris Roussinos, Unherd – Special report: Inside Insulate Britain (

Eleanor Peake, New Statesman – The great Covid social burnout: why are we so exhausted? (…)

James Forsyth, The Times – Sunak pushes big-state Toryism to its limit (…)

Wolfgang Munchau, Eurointelligence – (

Freddie Grey, Spectator – Plan Z: the rise of Éric Zemmour (…)

Stewart Jeffries, Guardian – Squid Game’s creator: ‘I’m not that rich. It’s not like Netflix paid me a bonus’ (…)

Nick Clegg and Mark Zuckerberg in awkward exchange on Facebook’s ‘metaverse’ safety and privacy, The Telegraph (

David Waywell, Reaction – Whatever happened to that nice Nick Clegg? (…)