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As the head of global affairs and communications for Facebook, the former Lib Dem leader wields greater influence than ever before.
Johnson’s biggest appeal to Conservative MPs is their belief that he offers them the best route to keeping their seats.
One reader sent me a lengthy email detailing his shock at my enthusiasm for the reality programme.
“Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “Rory.” “Rory who?” “That’s politics.”
I thought getting older would allow me to look back and put a definitive frame on those dynamics. As with most of my hopes of reaching unambiguous emotional clarity, I have been disappointed.
A triumph of our unique diversity, a resounding endorsement of immigration and open borders, a side that epitomised the very best of these islands.
In the European Parliament elections, the Greens won all of Germany’s major cities, secured a third of first-time voters and scooped up the young vote.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The Liberal Democrats’ leadership frontrunner considers the party’s time in coalition government.
Low unemployment and high spending on public services give workers more confidence to argue for the pay they deserve.
The £3.4trn industry encourages a preoccupation with the symptoms of mental illness, rather than their social causes.
He quit Westminster after failing to realign British politics. Now the former Lib Dem leader has taken on an even bigger challenge at Facebook. Has he sold out – or can he really be the missing link between government and Big Tech?
Here it was, loud and grandiose, the year 2000: Y2K, the new frontier.
It was once widely believed that time was on the side of progress. But now it is clear that time is something we do not have.
“They’re both so, so good,” was the observations made of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on BBC 5 Live.
The Austrian novelist had a feel for the mood of the streets – and spotted the warning signs of the Second World War.
Two new but stale collections offer joyless caricatures of passion.
Watching Horizon’s access-all-areas doc, I wonder: is any aspect of our lives off limits for Facebook now?
Pitts searches for a common identity among black people of African descent in Europe, visiting as many of their most significant communities as he can.
Ari Aster’s film Midsommar turns Swedish summer celebrations into a sinister cult. But at a real solstice gathering, a more banal nightmare awaited me.
Artificial intelligence may represent a threat to our humanity – but it might also offer opportunities to enhance it.
The 1969 moon landing has inspired countless films, books and TV shows – but on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the mission’s cultural legacy is shadowed with a darker hue.
The war correspondent talks Little Women’s Jo, Artemisia Gentileschi, and the early albums of Joni Mitchell or Bruce Springsteen.
Out of the corner of my eye, the power station looks like a full moon rising. Around me, the colour palette runs the full spectrum of all the greys, like a paint chart – cloud, sea, shingle, concrete and steel.
I’d been round many times over the past few months, after he suffered a stroke from which he was making a chequered recovery.
It’s doable, living out of a suitcase. But it is psychically exhausting. I do not have the book collection, the tasteful knick-knacks, the carefully ordered disarray with which I can show off my character.
Strictly speaking, the croissant itself is fusion food, a French take on the Austrian kipferl, or crescent roll, using laminated pastry rather than the traditional bread dough.
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