This week in the media, from Castro and the student rebels, hysteria over football coaches, and Ed Balls’s ballroom exit.
The Labour leader decried how the UK had been "ripped off by the super-rich".
Oh look, there’s the latest edition of the New Statesman, and I dutifully buy my weekly copy. It is the last moment of internal peace I know all Thursday.
The political community that is England is neither stable nor settled. But something is stirring among Chesterton’s secret people.
A rubbish league, the Southern media, and. . . Mourinho?
How the EU referendum exposed a crisis in the Conservative Party that will endure long after the vote.
It hadn’t dawned on me that some actors expect their every public utterance to be scripted, and I felt a strange wave of sympathy.
Plus: welcome to the world of 17th-century feminist sci-fi.
First thoughts on Cameron and the Panama Papers, Caitlyn Jenner, and The Archers.
If he wants to be, Corbyn is safe until the next election. That means he's confident enough to use "the n-word": nationalisation.
And, on top of everything, my local is finally closing.
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