The character has elevated banality to an art form.
By suggesting that there are no inherent limits to state spending, the imperfect concept has attracted a growing following.
Prime minister Pedro Sánchez has appeared an unhinged radical to the right but a disappointment to his left-wing supporters.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The Independent Group MP argues that the project isn’t doomed to electoral failure.
The decision causing the deepest resentment in the newsroom is the cut to the running time of the BBC News at Ten.
Back when I was known as “Tommy the Red”, I could not have imagined I would ever write a book describing the leader of the Labour Party as communist.
Throughout Margaret Thatcher’s 15-year leadership, the Conservatives lost only one MP, to the SDP.
For as long as Cooney has been popular online, fans have speculated that she suffers from an eating disorder.
The proper record for getting thrashed in an official match is held by Bon Accord of Scotland, who were stuffed 36-0 by Arbroath in 1885.
In the era of Brexit and Corbynism, Labour and the Conservatives can no longer contain their disparate factions.
Could the placebo effect work in surgery? When a doctor wanted to investigate – by opening patients up but not operating – some said it was criminal. But the resulting study has shaken the medical world
If the Brexit crisis triggers an early election, it could wipe out the new group before it can establish any kind of organisation.
IS has been reduced to a small encampment in Baghouz – a tent city where hundreds of fighters and 2,000 civilians, surrounded on all sides, wait for the inevitable end.
Begum is just one of hundreds of foreigners from 40 different countries being detained by the Syrian Democratic Forces. No one is rushing to bring their citizens home.
At 26, Édouard Louis is a literary sensation for his bruisingly honest accounts of poverty and violence. He’s also a social crusader who has joined the gilets jaunes to upend the French status quo.
The publication of these extraordinary, sometimes hallucinatory diaries reveals one of the great witnesses to 20th-century Europe’s catastrophe.
Global population boom may now be turning to population bust. The consequences, for better or worse, will shape our future.
To call this novel original doesn’t do justice to such a phantasmagoric work of art.
Has lingering imperial nostalgia found new expression through Brexit?
At 26, the French author is a literary sensation for his bruisingly honest accounts of society’s inequalities.
Bridgers finds herself at the centre of a #MeToo moment in music. Now is the time to celebrate this tremendously accomplished musician for her work.
Plus: Berberian Sound Studio at the Donmar.
Jonathan Coe on a love affair with minimalism.
The painter’s Norwegian landscapes throb with an indefinable intensity.
The film uses an inexperienced cast to depict life on the margins.
From The Archers to The Angry Therapist podcast.
Plus: BBC One’s The Missing spin-off Baptiste.
Talking about the lows, and the fails, and how they are inevitable, and survivable, can be such a relief.
Order what the hell you want, relish your own company, and enjoy a dessert with just the one spoon.
How have they survived record-breaking low temperatures?
Several Royal Colleges and the General Medical Council have produced guidelines for health care workers, which stress the importance of dignity, respect and compassion.
The novelist talks Angela Rayner, the bus routes of London, and Artemisia Gentileschi.
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