Watch: the new Downton Abbey trailer

Tears, bridal veils, dowagers.

The new Downton Abbey trailer has been released, and it's got something for everyone. Branson, the Earl and Thomas are all crying, Ethel Parks is wearing lipstick in a doorway, (which is, I suspect, code for "she became a prostitute"), a rent bridal veil falls from a stair case (has Julian Fellows, previously accused of nicking material from Little Women and Mrs Minniver, gone full Jane Eyre?), and Edith and Sir Anthony Strallan are an item. Here's  the clip:

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The NS Podcast #150: Englishness, X-men and Equality

The New Statesman podcast.

This week, Helen and Stephen try their best not to talk about the EU. Instead they turn to Boris Johnson’s media strategy, MP’s expenses, and Labour and the idea of Englishness. They go down-the-line to the Lobby with George Eaton. Then Henry Zeffman joins to discuss the politics of the new X-men movie. You also ask us: what does the future hold for the Women’s Equality Party? (Helen Lewis, Stephen Bush, George Eaton, Henry Zeffman)

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