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In the modern era, there has never been a greater threat to humanity’s prosperity and survival than climate change.
Many MPs believe an early election is inevitable and have been fast-tracking their plans locally.
Parliament has virtually no say over international trade deals. Ministers can conduct negotiations in secret and sign agreements without even informing MPs.
Suddenly someone shouts, “Has anyone lost a ferret?” and I see a pale golden ferret with red eyes darting under the pub tables.
Labour’s ability to win general elections from opposition has long rested on its ability to take a high proportion of seats in Scotland and Wales.
“All of us are doing what we can to find the good bits in a scary world – and for some people, that’s Disney.”
Some think that ideas are out there, waiting for the right recipient. If one is bestowed upon you, either work on it or accept it may move on to someone else
The belief that optimism is a panacea for our political crisis reflects a dystopian type of doublethink.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The first female president of the National Farmers Union on why all is not well in the British countryside.
Right-wing populism is a symptom of a crumbling capitalist order that no longer promises a better future for most people.
Focusing purely on football, and with a staff of 57 writers and editors, is the new British arm of the start-up any good?
How could the most rational ruling elite in history have fallen for the most dangerous toxin in politics?
What would the left-wing historian have thought of Jeremy Corbyn, Brexit and the rise of Boris Johnson?
I made my way to the yard on a sunny Monday in April and hid in some track-side bushes to await the Union Pacific train coming through at noon.
A trip to Barcelona, on a hot summer day, sparks thoughts on Orwell, nationalism and a shellfish lunch with an old lover.
Today's migrant crisis is often talked about as an anomaly. But high levels of displacement and mobility have long been routine and widespread in postwar Europe.
The New Yorker staff writer is deeply and rightly pessimistic about our current era, but is alert to its seductive pleasures.
Beethoven was a musical revolutionary – but was he a political one, too?
As a poet, an activist, a publisher and a businessman, 100-year-old Ferlinghetti has never shied away from promoting socialist principles on the world stage – repeatedly calling out the crimes of the American empire.
Pollard’s Fierce Bad Rabbits, Brown’s The Tradition, and Franchini’s Shelf Life.
Flaxman developed a style that both caught and defined the classical revival at its peak.
In this Idris Elba-inspired play, the dialogue is sparse, the characters are sketchy, and the celebratory ending feels unearned and trite.
Dorian Lynskey’s The Ministry of Truth manages, against all odds, to find many original points to make about the dystopian classic.
If Quentin Tarantino's latest film falls a long way short of meaningful, it still deserves credit for groping towards profound ideas.
Clever, well-written, with strong performances and the soapy pleasures of rich people behaving badly: there are times when I believe it is.
The Frouds were behind the creatures in the 1982 film The Dark Crystal, the first movie ever to have an all-puppet cast, which is about to re-emerge as a ten-part TV series on Netflix.
If Champagne is the celebration wine, perhaps English can be the wine of commiseration, at least until we once again have reason to rejoice.
I started wondering whether there might be some retribution in store for this man. I settled on the mental image of him falling down an open manhole.
To produce each issue of Strong Words, which contains around a hundred book reviews, Ed Needham works seven days a week, with just one Sunday off in every six-week press cycle.
Doctors often have a sixth sense that the patient in front of them is in trouble. From my rush of alertness, I knew that carbonated pop definitely wasn’t responsible.
The musician talks Game of Thrones, John Bonham, and The Jungle Book.
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