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In his new book Adam Smith: What He Thought, and Why it Matters, Tory MP Jesse Norman critiques “crony capitalism” – a system he believes Smith would have detested.
Your weekly dose of gossip from Westminster.
Support for the party, which has its roots in the neo-Nazi movement and once pledged to “keep Sweden Swedish”, surged after Europe’s 2015 immigration crisis.
The Prime Minister may yet survive Brexit and have another crack at the electorate in 2022.
Told the PM that she risks the fate of her predecessor Robert Peel, who split the Conservatives and left them “out of majority office for 28 years”.
A trend of celebrating “nasty”, “badass”, “rebel” women has swept feminist literature. But idolising defiance raises difficult questions about an individualistic approach to feminism.
“Welcome to life, Kennedy. It’s often unfair.”
The gap between the very rich and the rest is wider in Britain than in any other large country in Europe, and society is the most unequal it has been since shortly after the First World War. But is great change coming?
How the World Cup and Gareth Southgate’s young, diverse team reawakened a sense of progressive English nationalism.
Thomas Cole’s pictures revealed to his fellow citizens the majesty of their land while warning them of hubris.
The squalor - and hope - of the lives of asylum seekers has never been better portrayed.
A new poem by Octavia Lamb.
In all the hysteria, the voices of Gypsies themselves are hard to find.
An engineer’s achievement of pure utility can also create structures of stunning grace and beauty.
This not-so-distant mirror shows how political anxieties are displaced on to minorities.
What a ghastly mess.
Unavoidably, some of the subtleties of the original text are lost – but the shift brings positives too.
If the Swordfish has lived on among British legends of the Second World War, the man whose name the aircraft bore has not.
A throwback to those late-1990s movies about disenfranchised males regaining self-respect through unusual hobbies: The Full Monty and Brassed Off.
“The merest spark of sexual attraction can cause a fire that has the potential to consume us”.
Some of the material dredged up from the archives is glorious.
ITV’s analysis can feel a bit like a breakfast debrief after a stag do: lots of ribbing and hooting but not much insight and reflection.
My three rules for criticism: Is it true? Does it need to be said? And would I say it to their face?
We talked and then Margaret said, “Well, there’s always war.” At once I knew we had a Reith.
Imbued with all the rich complexity of the region’s history.
I googled “repulsive Scottish public figures” and absolutely nothing came up of any use.
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