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If the electorate is mature enough to choose a government, it can be a vigorous and wise part of the campaign, too.
Is there now a "shy Labour" factor that will see the party race ahead on 7 May?
The issues around maternity care are a microcosm of the bigger battles in the NHS – centralisation, protocols and “efficiency savings” v making a space for common sense, professional judgement and personal relationships.
Is the optimism from Conversative MPs collective delusion, or do they know something we don't? Simon Heffer probes the factors hidden from the polls.
Were the Labour leader to take power it would be a triumph for parliamentary democracy against the elite.
The Tories claim austerity saved the country from disaster. But Osborne's neoliberal right economics drew on discredited theories - and ultimately scuppered growth.
Not since the 1640s, when Scottish armies repeatedly marched south against Charles I, has the English establishment been so politically threatened in its heartland.
From the Grateful Dead to Arnold Schoenberg, via Tossers Wood.
Alan Titley's translation of Máirtín Ó Cadhain's Cré na Cille brings us a novel entirely in dialogue - and set in a graveyard.
Modernism's legacy seems to dominate refined taste - but you can't underestimate the power of a great story.
In a world so highly individualised, what we need is a cultural rather than an economic politics.
Melissa Harrison's At Hawthorn Time and Sarah Hall's The Wolf Border take us to the brink of the anthropocene.
Perhaps the most difficult word to pronounce aloud in the Turkish language is “soykirim” – genocide.
If the Marvel fan base, like an elephant, is large but easily startled, Roy Andersson's minimalist vignettes in A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence ask the viewer to endure discomfort.
Naked at the Albert Hall is a history of singing that hums with freshness and passion.
Birds are able to discriminate between waveforms in a way we cannot - and their cries are mutating.
The mockumentary's second season opens with an hour long special - but some of it hits a bit too close to home.
Naoroji Tarachand was removed from the medical register in 1924 on charges of neglecting his patients.
I’d had to remain on the “sun deck” because the dog wasn’t allowed in any of the cabins, and if we leave him alone in the car he hotwires it and attempts to drive away.
For a few days every year in the Fal Estuary, primoses flower underwater. But that's not the only spectacular sight in the South West.
After dying down over the past fifteen years, whooping cough is showing up in infants again.
“Sorry about all the mean things I have said about Sweden,” I say.
Suffice to say that it’s an uncomfortable place for someone like me. One feels like a masked anarchist simply being there as a woman.
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