Since an Italian sociologist coined the word “elite” in 1902, it has become a term of abuse. But history is the story of one elite replacing another – as the votes for Trump and Brexit have shown.
In this article, first published in the New Statesman in 1936, Irish essayist Robert Lynd responds to an attack on the colour pink by G K Chesterton, saying “as a lover of pink I cannot let this pass without a protest”.
Labour think that Natalie Bennett's poor TV performances will hand them victory. Funnily enough, that's what the Conservatives think about them.
The proposed figure of £6.70 fails to meet the Chancellor's aim of restoring the minimum wage to its pre-recession value.
A Greek schoolteacher describes the response in Greece to Syriza's victory, and warns the European left to look closer at the triumphant party's "peculiar socialism".
Backbench anti-EU MPs like David Nuttall could hold the balance of power in the next Parliament.
Steve Doran has worked at a care home in Dartford for four years, but she believes that a concentration on abuse cases has blighted the reputation of her industry.
Senior MPs secretly filmed by journalists deny that they have broken the rules in a "cash for access" sting.
The broadcasters have announced their plans for the television debates, after an FA Cup style draw.
Cameron's promise creates a new dividing line with Labour and the Lib Dems, who would means-test some payments.
The Conservatives' negative approach reveals a party bereft of ideas or empathy for working families.
From Trump to Brexit, the world is changing fast - and we need intelligent, incisive journalism more than ever.
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