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The French president is threatening to abolish the École Nationale d’Administration (ÉNA), the breeding ground of the ruling elite.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
In the post-crash age, people are turning away from the former Obama adviser’s nudge theory of economics – and towards the smack of firm government.
For many, work no longer pays. Pay has stagnated for a decade and there are eight million people living in poverty in working households.
Research suggests that judges are responding to a Fox-watching electorate with a punitive view of justice.
The traditional site of freedom of expression was the ideal spot to test my argument that free speech alone is not a sufficient guarantor of freedom.
Theresa May’s failure to deliver the UK’s withdrawal from the EU by 29 March has revitalised the populist right, but Labour’s electoral coalition is just as fragile.
Gender critical feminists – like A Woman’s Place – are gaining ground, after decades in the wilderness.
Johnson’s only ministerial experience consists of two dire years as foreign secretary – a stint memorable for his gaffes, gratuitous insults and constant undermining of Theresa May.
Rupert Murdoch’s Times is now a far better paper than the Telegraph, which is heavily slanted towards the pro-Brexit brand of hard Toryism.
Once dismissed as the home of cranks and utopian idealists, the Green Party is having a renaissance.
But as tensions between the US and Iran have been ratcheted up, there is reason to believe that the president is one of the voices in the White House urging restraint.
How is it that a YouTube star can fall so dramatically and rise again so quickly?
What the struggles of Change UK – and the success of Nigel Farage’s insurgent Brexit Party – reveal about the limits of reshaping our politics in this time of upheaval.
The loss of a political home on the left and the latter’s transformation into a hostile force is a form of double exile for Jews such as me. So how did it happen?
There was a time when many of us died before we got old. But now ageing populations are forcing governments to rethink public health priorities.
Dr Johnson and Boswell recruited the age’s most original thinkers and turned conversation into an art form.
Life hacking is a publishing phenomenon, the latest chapter in the history of self-help. But is obsessive self-improvement a good thing?
The remarkable career of the celebrity diplomat and hyperactive emblem of the Pax Americana.
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster was as much a symbol of a failed ideology as of flawed design and technology.
Yes, it’s shockingly explicit – but full of heart, reasonable advice and depthless encouragement.
The Tory MP’s celebration of the Victorian age is plodding, laborious, humourless and barely readable.
Why the black British painter is back in the limelight again.
Sally Wainwright’s story of a Victorian lesbian making Fleabag-style asides to camera is vividly alive.
To spend time in this town of honeyed stone is to belong to some unending melody.
The author talks Cézanne, Mr Benn and growing old.
Sadly, survival does not guarantee a return to full health and many are left with serious complications such as brain damage.
Aretha sings of God, and to God, her voice rising up to the heavens
It occurred to me that I might be able to set up as a teacher here. You can’t throw a brick without hitting an English language school .
Time works in mysterious ways in the kitchen, and it’s often the most important ingredient of all.
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