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If the party is to win again, it must fundamentally reinvent itself and regain the trust of those voters it has grievously alienated.
The pledges cannot be reconciled with one another – not because Johnson is an opportunist or a double-dealer, but because the sums simply don’t add up.
It is said that Johnson is a “liberal conservative” and that he is not to be taken literally, yet similar things were claimed of the US and Donald Trump.
His pagan vitality has proved his greatest political asset.
British rule in both Scotland and Northern Ireland depends on the consent of the people who live there.
Despite the many complications of Brexit, anti-Semitism and Corbyn, Labour ran with a manifesto I believe offered answers to many of the UK’s worst inequalities.
The real “third way” is communitarianism – and the purpose of such a Labour Party would be to restore community.
Being able to see how I felt, or what I did, a few years ago helps me to keep my life now in perspective.
Those of us glued to Twitter consumed more information but knew less about what was going on.
How Labour lost its northern vote.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
On his first day back in the House of Lords after the election, the Brexiteer and former Conservative leader talks Brexit, his party’s future, and the leadership of a man he once sacked.
The Labour leader’s complaints about “meejah bias” may seem like special pleading, but let’s admit that he has a point.
The new age of machismo.
The dominant idea that things cannot change politically – a message that has been hammered home for two decades – may be starting to weaken among the Russian public.
This is never a good time to be awake. Locked in a police cell for the first time in my 67 years, it is spectacularly bad.
Boris Johnson’s victory has the potential to realign British politics. His opponents underestimate him at their peril.
Those who are pro-Europe and anti-Corbyn now feel politically homeless. So how should they start to regain the argument?
To fight Boris Johnson’s populism, progressive politics needs to offer an alternative to “the people” and “the enemies of the people”.
The tragedy of the liberal middle class
Shircore's So Brightly at the Last, Mabey's Turning the Boat for Home and O'Keeffe's On the Up.
Full of village legends and adolescent lust, Laurie Lee’s recycled yarns of the landscape of his childhood eventually strangled his writer’s voice.
Nisha Ramayya’s first book is a welcome affirmation of the feminist power to be found in Hinduism.
The book introduces us to Oulipo, an organisation founded in Paris in 1960 whose members and followers use artificial constraints on their writing.
Renkl mostly writes about what she saw rather than how she felt, a trait inherited from stoic relatives.
Why car paks are sites of sexuality, violence, boredom, drama and childhood memories.
His work was powered by bile and dread, but the Austrian novelist found laughter in the dark.
The show deliberately leans in to flamboyant anachronisms and jarring contradictions.
Frédéric Pierucci uses his experience of arrest and imprisonment in the US to tell the story of a long, quiet trade war waged by America against the rest of the world.
The science fiction writer is consulted by politicians and courted by Google and Facebook for his visions of a better future. But with time running out, what can a novelist do to tackle the climate crisis?
From Dracula to Doctor Who.
From Little Women to Star Wars.
From Ambridge to the Arctic.
I’ve come to think of it as the year’s fallow, a necessary hiatus with its own beauty.
He prescribes amoxicillin, saying: “You must not drink while taking these.” “Orrock,” I say, which is my attempt to pronounce “bollocks”.
Poor English managers, Turkish transplants and watching rude words on catch-up.
Is the threat real, or just electioneering on Labour’s part?
The author and activist talks Nicola Sturgeon, Tracey Emin, Virginia Woolf, and Lisa Simpson.
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