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The US needs a new policy on Iraq – the current strategy has had devastating effects.
Money talks when it comes to climate change
As a young British soldier in 1945, Harry Leslie Smith witnessed Europe’s last great refugee crisis. Now, aged 92, he meets a new generation of refugees.
Throughout Europe, the radical right is surging.
Chicken Town is cutting calories and keeping costs low to challenge Tottenham's chicken shops.
Marine Le Pen's FN party is close to regional power.
Latin America's populist tide appears to be receeding.
Plus: has Nigel Farage fallen out with Ukip's paymaster?
It is vital that the BBC comes through the departure of its creative director, Alan Yentob, in good shape.
The Tube station ticket hall in Leytonstone where a middle-aged man carrying a guitar was attacked with a knife.
He spoke in patter, in a kind of spoken wallpaper. He exuded false modesty.
Since their victory, the Conservatives have introduced a battery of measures to weaken the opposition and reduce accountability.
Individuals from smaller, hard-left parties with no loyalty to Labour are now operating in the party.
If the line between peace and war is being blurred, so is that between fact and fiction.
Hilary Benn and others were acclaimed for their speeches in the Syria debate in the Commons. But if this was the House at its best, its best is not good enough.
“A cabbage white / bluster at the edge of sight.”
Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch (1934-1995) shows the author's sexual mutability and witty warmth.
Like Lydia Davis, Bennett uses a solitary, highly educated female narrator who contemplates chores with a literary-linguistic cast of mind.
Hotel by Joanna Walsh is deft and imaginative, tripping between references to Katherine Mansfield, Mae West, the Marx Brothers and Karl Marx.
In The Givenness of Things, Marilynne Robinson deploys the heroic, sonorous prose of the founding fathers in the cause of right.
The Having It All trope won’t go away. It’s the Gordian knot of gender relations, and doesn’t it bore you silly?
Too many outsiders to the world of war leap to make generalisations over those afflicted by PTSD.
The whole staggering scene whittled down into a feeble little dribble of sexism. And absolutely no oppositional voice.
As has come to be expected from late Churchill, Here We Go has a beautiful, quasi-musical structure.
This Mikado succeeds where every other version I’ve seen has failed, because it constantly reminds us that Gilbert and Sullivan were first and foremost creating a satire, not a musical comedy.
The show’s expertise seems to be leaching away. Too often, its journalists end up telling me something I already know.
The movie operates on a Russian doll principle, with stories found nestling inside one another.
I am well aware that I am being pathetic.
Unless she changed tack, she was in danger of producing a young man incapable of taking responsibility for himself.
“We beseech thee, O Lord, on behalf of Emmeline Pankhurst, Helen Crawfurd and all the brave women suffering for their faith. Amen.”
Not that the concept of terroir refers purely to soil. It is sunshine, rainfall, maybe even air quality: the ineffable difference between one place and another.
Gary Neville will be bossing around his younger brother, Phil, at Valencia, now that he has become manager.
Chi-pôte-lay isn’t only frequently mispronounced. It’s also continuously misconceived.
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