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Labour undoubtedly faces a strategic dilemma, simultaneously representing some of the most pro-Remain seats and some of the most pro-Leave ones: both Hampstead and Hull.
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
This year, more than ever, it seems an indulgence too far for legislators to have time off to drink warm wine and collect pens and mugs from the exhibition hall.
Leave’s weakness has been compounded by the leadership of both Theresa May and Boris Johnson.
In the cases of Peter Sutcliffe and the Wests the terrible privacy of the family is apparent, the possibility that it could cloak monstrosity.
Most of those nursing me back to health have come to Britain from elsewhere – although mostly not within the EU.
The rapid shift in the political weather since Brexit has seen the ex-cricketer’s brand of armchair populism dusted down and put on breakfast TV.
The Houthis have their own reasons for hurting the Saudis – the war in Yemen is a humanitarian nightmare without end. t
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Community Clothing operates from a number of factories in Britain as well as its hub in Blackburn: the Scottish Borders for wool, Leicestershire for hosiery, Lancashire for cotton.
“A certain type of masculinity willing to think of natural resources as something that exist for humans to grab, use, and create value from.”
When the work-life balance is eradicated, no hour of the day will go unmonetised.
The Labour leader believes he can confound his disparagers by inspiring another surge of support for the left at the next election, as he did in 2017. But that was before the Liberal Democrat revival.
England’s “Irish Question” first emerged in the Middle Ages and has returned to haunt the present Brexit crisis. But is the European Union making a promise to the Republic of Ireland that it will be unable to keep?
The ramp wasn’t significant. The fall, when it happened, wasn’t spectacular. But the long bedridden spell that followed changed everything.
The political elite was once as worried by Robert Kilroy-Silk as the media was captivated by him. The millionaire talk-show host transformed Ukip and railed against the disconnect between Westminster and the people. So what happened to him?
Christianity is dismissed as a fairy tale but its assumptions underpin the modern secular world.
From Mussolini to Papa Doc Duvalier, how image and theatre give tyrants their power.
Was the most recognisable writer of her generation little more than a high-class intellectual con-artist?
The modern Chinese state claims to have always been one state with immutable borders – despite its many languages and cultures, and a Great Wall that is now in the middle of the country.
From sexualised mockery to pro-slavery propaganda, how Africans were caricatured in Georgian Britain.
Rebecca Solnit steps into the culture wars with her new essay collection Whose Story is This?
The painter Lucian Freud was reckless everywhere, except in front of a canvas.
In Amharic, “Lemn” means “Why?” – and Sissay spends his book trying to answer that question. Why were he and his mother kept apart? Why did his foster family abandon him?
A newly translated short story by Olga Nekliudova, introduced by William Boyd.
The novelist explains how Trump’s America shaped her bestselling sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.
The drama asks sensitive questions about bias, the myth of the “perfect victim”, and who suffers at the hands of broken systems.
Blake was seen by most of his contemporaries as eccentric and mediocre. But for all his technical failings, his inventive approach made him one of the greatest graphic artists of all time.
Father-son relationship problems aren’t enough to drive this film forward.
These highly educated boys, with their Greek and their Latin. How come they can’t find the right words now?
Far from discreetly sidelining Boycott while debate festered over his knighthood, on Test Match Special it was almost business as usual.
In the Outer Hebrides, teenage gannets are hunted once a year, left to pickle in their juices on the cliffside, and served with potatoes.
Round numbers scare me, especially since I was ejected from the Hovel ten years to the day from when I moved in – and if this column goes, then I really am screwed.
It’s just a shame the place is so far away from London.
Aggie’s twin sister had died a couple of months before. Initial grief had given way to sleeplessness and increasingly erratic behaviour.
The novelist talks Don Quixote, the Beatles, and rewriting history to erase Donald Trump.
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