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The headline figures on record employment mask more disquieting trends: Britain has endured the longest period of wage stagnation since the Napoleonic Wars.
I wasn’t wholly surprised by Katharine Viner’s letter of reply detailing her paper’s recent triumphs.
This is now a country where “Remainer” and “European” have become political identities held by a small but energised minority.
All it knows is what you watch, and what other people who watched those things also watched.
TV cameras had shown the incandescent Neil Warnock screaming in unmistakably salty terms at the fourth official, Chelsea’s manager and passing Chelsea players out on the field.
Before the 1975 EEC referendum, ministers were told they could vote and campaign as they liked, provided they didn’t speak against the government in the Commons.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The rapper and activist on knife crime, the myth of meritocracy and getting stopped by the police.
A public banking system could make finance the servant, rather than the master, of the real economy.
It is the Scottish author’s sense of overriding hopefulness that qualifies her to speak for us.
As a general election approaches, the Israeli prime minister could yet defy corruption scandals to become his country’s longest-serving leader.
Conservative MPs may yet be forced to decide if they are keenest to avoid a general election, a second referendum or a soft Brexit.
The self-styled “Brexit hardman” on the Conservative Party’s existential crisis.
He was old and bashed about by time and sickness, words were failing him, yet his body remembered how to move to music.
It has suffered one of the most brutal terror attacks in recent history, but under Jacinda Ardern the country is increasingly considered a beacon of sanity in a world of extremism.
Two recent collections explore the varying backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs of Muslim women living in the UK.
Her first short story collection is filled with appetite, anger and compelling characters.
Radio in Bali is purely a pick-me-up.
A new poem by Kathryn Simmonds.
Donald Glover isn’t a fantastic dancer, or an amazing singer, or a genius songwriter – but a thousand creative concepts fizz in his music.
They might not be stupid but they suffer from “vices of the mind”: arrogance, imperviousness to evidence, and an inability to deal with mistakes.
The artist discusses the need for greater creativity in the modern age, sculptural outreach, and why he always returns to bodies in his work.
Based on the Patrick deWitt novel and starring Joaquin Phoenix, it has a warm sense of humour and a number of unexpected quirks.
When the Christchurch shooter described himself as an “eco-fascist”, he invoked the age-old and complicated relationship between nature writing and the far right.
This isn’t just any cop show. This is a PhD in police procedure.
The poet talks Aneurin Bevan, “Lily the Pink”, and voice-activated socks.
A recent study using the Apple Watch found that for every 100 patients who were notified that they had an irregular pulse, a false positive had been recorded in 16 cases.
It’s a bit like keeping a diary, only it’s a diary that provides an ongoing conversation with readers.
People don’t half ask some silly questions when they think you’re staff.
What’s more, the herbs in the supermarket will generally not have the depth of flavour of those grown in the garden or even raised in your own pots.
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