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The UK’s vast current account deficit is a symptom of its broken economic system.
“Taking out IDS – every time I say that it makes me smile,” quips the newly-selected Labour candidate.
President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa declared: “Zimbabwe is open for business.” In reality, it seems, the country is for sale.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
In 2002, Nepal outlawed indentured labour for children. Now, girls taken from their families are trying to make up for missing out on education.
Jeremy Corbyn’s hegemony within Labour is a truth that neither side really wants to acknowledge.
The Brexit negotiations are now in their downward phase, with Liam Fox rating “no deal” as odds-on.
Dismissed as reactionary fantasy and even labelled fascist, Tolkien’s novels told of the corrupting influence of power. He deserves to be taken seriously, now more than ever.
The West is obsessed with the idea that it is under threat, but that fear springs from a misunderstanding of how modern human societies work.
IS has lost control of most of the territory it once held. But it is not defeated and is morphing into an international movement, inspiring more attacks.
Diaries of the Beatles’ press agent illustrate his proximity to the cultural tremors of that extraordinary decade.
Her 22nd novel, Clock Dance is neither Tyler’s best work nor her worst.
The former is oddly depoliticised, while the latter wants to make political points, but never quite lands them.
With admirers including Zadie Smith, Drnaso’s uniformly bleak tale is the first comic to be longlisted for the Man Booker prize.
Listening to Radio 4’s Archive Hour is a stark reminder of the loss of pop’s great philosophers.
After her vivacious partner’s imprisonment, Chela slowly outgrows her sullen, damp dish-cloth nature.
Eribon feels no nostalgia for working-class life and mores.
Tortured visions of a poet priest.
Spying has been called the second-oldest profession – after prostitution.
A new poem by Royston Tester.
As long ago as 2001 the Department of Health warned that malaria might become endemic in the UK by mid-century, thanks to global warming.
The rest of the tidying we shall pass over in horrified silence, except to say only that unloading the empties into the bottle bank took half an hour.
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