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No other major Western country has allowed so many of its strategic industries, assets and pre-eminent companies to fall into foreign ownership.
The answer is in the opinion polls.
The troubling shifts of recent years have all made Spain more, not less, like the rest of the continent.
More free time and less financial hardship would mean that holidays would cease to be the only source of pleasure.
Johnson says that he’s going to build 40 new hospitals but in reality only six have been allocated sufficient funding.
Corbyn won the leadership because his opponents, saturated in New Labour culture, had nothing to say about his ideological attacks on austerity.
Sanders now seems to be gaining support in some early primaries. How far can he go?
The only team left who can beat them is themselves.
Politics is a battle over time.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The Nobel-winning economist on why Brexit happened, Emmanuel Macron’s errors and Donald Trump’s political genius.
Lebanon-born Roula Khalaf is set to succeed Lionel Barber at the paper.
Why we need to rethink the case for a national capitalism in the age of uncertainty.
The Turksh bombardment of northern Syria has left casualties suffering from horrific burns injuries, probably from the illegal use of incendiary weapons.
Boris Johnson was parachuted into Uxbridge four years ago and has never bothered to make himself popular there. Now, activists in this odd and divided constituency are agitating to overthrow him.
Our friends and contributors choose their favourite reading of 2019.
Lucy Ellmann has been awarded this year’s Goldsmiths Prize, in association with the New Statesman, for her 1,000-page novel Ducks, Newburyport. Judge Anna Leszkiewicz explains why it won
Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver give the film its weight, movingly demonstrating a couple’s love for one another even as they’re falling apart.
The nation’s TV critics seemingly find themselves utterly unable to resist the series. Time to break ranks, I think.
As a radio doc on the BBC World Service reveals, Nansen was both an explorer and activist who won the Nobel Prize for his work with refugees.
Now 25 years old, St John is still “perhaps the most famous and influential restaurant in London”, according to Eater London’s editor.
Wandering around London with a theatre programme marks you out as the kind of guy it’s OK to approach and start talking to.
As if all this emotion isn’t enough, the next day I visit the Anne Frank Museum. The experience is much as I expected, sombre and dispiriting.
I had every sympathy with Edie’s GP and optician – it was a very strange symptom.
The novelist talks The Simpsons, Barack Obama, and a love of trees.
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