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The UK, the imperial multinational state that once sought to reorder the world, may prove incapable of saving itself.
CCHQ think there is little they can say or do that won’t be believed by enough voters to secure a majority on 12 December.
It was Vladimir Putin who launched the fightback against post-Cold War liberal democracy.
That I’m no longer a Labour MP doesn’t change the fact that I still support the party with every bone in my body.
The nation delights at giving imaginary oranges to imaginary orphans, but doesn’t dare dream of creating a better life for everyone.
Politics is a game in which the participants must purposefully blunt their own minds in order to win.
Is peace possible in Europe’s bloodlands?
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
Alex Niven on lost futures, Englishness and Corbynism.
In as little as 20 years, Venice will be uninhabitable and many of its greatest treasures lost.
Prince Andrew’s BBC interview was a study in power and privilege.
The first of a new series on the constitutional moment and the future of the United Kingdom.
The New Yorker writer encountered spies, betrayal and prejudice while reporting the exposé that fuelled the #MeToo movement.
The campaign for a second referendum, led by the PR guru Roland Rudd and former Labour and Lib Dem spin doctors, was the great hope for Remainers – until it collapsed in a chaos of clashing egos, smears and boardroom coups.
In central London, the usual Friday night concerns prevailed. Elsewhere, on the edge of the same city, people were travelling home by canoe, with dinghies tethered to lamposts where there should have been cars.
The self-effacing centre-forward shines a light on the abuse, excesses and infantilisation of modern footballers.
At the Jerusalem remains a striking example of “imaginative empathy”.
David Skelton's Little Platoons, Ben Okri's Prayer for the Living and Grace Blakeley's Stolen: How to Save the World From Financialisation.
Evaluating Theresa May’s premiership.
Jarvis Cocker remembers the early days of Thatcher’s Britain, and the art it produced.
After three collections, Hall seems to have made the short story genre explicitly her own.
What appears the most simple, the work of Lydia Davis tells us, is the most profound.
After years of dismissal, a new wave of literature sees women confronting an epidemic of underdiagnosed chronic pain conditions.
The couples therapist makes a departure from the world of romantic love.
A vast new public art project from McQueen captures 76,000 primary school pupils at a crucial point in childhood.
Atlantics appears at first to be a straightforward romance, but morphs into something quite different.
The story of alien invasion doesn’t so much speak to our times as bawl at them through a loudhailer.
A new drama stars Robert Glenister as Laurence Olivier.
Our home is their equivalent to a pied-à-terre in Benidorm.
I thought to myself, “I can get a column out of this.”
She's played with Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, Jackson Browne, Chick Corea. Their sensibilities were also hers - no matter that they're men born almost exclusively in the 1940s.
A whole new industry has arisen that processes football data from around the world – including the contribution of each player – and sells it to clubs.
The writer talks Churchill, Succession, and Sophie Scholl, the German student killed for fighting the Nazis.
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