If you are one of the many millions who’ve used an app to have hot food delivered, you should take a look at our latest Insights long read. Over the past two years, our authors have conducted in-depth interviews with couriers in one (unnamed) English city. In so doing, they’ve got to know a number of undocumented migrants working as delivery riders by informally renting accounts from other, documented couriers.

Our story puts a spotlight on their experiences. Poignantly, one told the researchers that he often goes short of food himself while working as a delivery rider. “I’m always delivering food while hungry,” he said, adding that while he would like to secure his right-to-work documentation, for him, “It’s a choice between eating or getting the documents.”

We also bring you the view of two military experts on who was behind the attack on the Kremlin by a drone “flying in at an oddly photogenic angle”. One immediate conclusion is that the attack made “no military sense on Kyiv’s part”. And a language expert explains why the oath of allegiance to King Charles III is no such thing – it fails the “sincerity condition” on at least two counts.

As co-editor of the Insights section, I feel passionately about the importance of hearing from people who, for whatever reason, don’t normally get the opportunity to speak and be listened to. Please consider donating to The Conversation over this bank holiday weekend, so that even more of those voices can be heard.

Mike Herd

Investigations Editor, Insights

Riders who deliver for online food platforms are self-employed, and can nominate a substitute to deliver on their behalf. John Walton/PA/Alamy

‘I’m always delivering food while hungry’: how undocumented migrants find work as substitute couriers in the UK

Pedro Mendonça, Heriot-Watt University; Ian Clark, Nottingham Trent University; Nadia Kougiannou, Nottingham Trent University

Our study of food delivery workers in one English city highlights the daily challenges facing undocumented migrants in this sector.

Security: the Kremlin has banned the use of drones in the centre of Moscow ahead of the May 9 ‘Victory Day’ celebrations. EPA-EFE/Yuri Kochetkov

Ukraine war: drone ‘attack’ on Kremlin – logic suggests a false flag to distract Russians ahead of Victory Day on May 9

David Hastings Dunn, University of Birmingham; Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham

The drone ‘attack’ on the Kremlin remains shrouded in mystery. Here are some of the possible explanations.

I solemnly swear… One-image photography / Alamy Stock Photo

A language expert on why the ‘oath of allegiance’ to King Charles III fails the test for being an oath

Monika Schmid, University of York

The oath of allegiance is meaningless on several counts.

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