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The farcical arrangement of our rail network is symptomatic of the weaknesses of Britain’s economic model.
Tory MPs fear that the party’s ideologically incoherent December manifesto was not just for Christmas but for life.
No other major Western country has allowed so many of its strategic industries, assets and pre-eminent companies to fall into foreign ownership.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has resigned as CDU leader, destroying the chancellor’s carefully laid succession plan.
You may argue the corporation got its election mix wrong, but you cannot deny it is the broadest free-speech hypermarket in the country.
The party is peculiarly contaminated by the legacy of abandoning its Leave voters and by a leader many voters considered morally beyond the pale.
The account tweets out the combination codes for cubicles across the capital.
Would I have followed the moral norms of a hundred years ago?
For the majority of Scottish nationalists, independence is a goal that overrides all failures.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The French economist and author of Capital and Ideology on Brexit, Labour’s defeat and the next crisis.
After five years of Boris Johnson’s comically ill-conceived projects, voters will want unflamboyant competence.
How one person can accelerate a pandemic.
How Irish politics has been transformed.
The Conservatives are dominant but their plans are contradictory, seeking to fuse a shallow tech utopianism with national populism.
For decades the country has been brutalised by dictatorship, war, corruption and unemployment. Now Iraq’s young people are risking their lives again to bring about a political revolution
With a stranger’s throwaway comment, my entire connection to the natural world had been recalibrated.
In 1979 the forces that have left the Islamic world in chaos were unleashed – but it didn’t have to be that way then, or now.
The story of the fight for gender quality is littered with unlikeable feminists. But do we need to like them to recognise their role In history?
Enright’s new novel about the daughter of an actress finds itself in a biographical straitjacket.
In his third novel, Thayil turns his attention to the “New India” of Hindu nationalism and high-rise luxury apartments.
This is not a memoir for anyone looking for a lengthy statement of values or a fly-on-the-wall account of the former Speaker’s political career.
In her richly observed cultural history, Roberts tracks down the stories behind Siberia’s most socially significant pianos.
The celebrated French writer Emmanuel Carrère on why he is drawn to monsters, murderers, enigmas – and himself.
The price for being the most famous painting in the world was that it also became the most stolen. During its long history, the altarpiece has been the victim of 13 different crimes.
Alice’s Adventures Under Ground has vitality, inventiveness and – as Barry likes to insist – tunes coming out of its ears.
The latest in a long line of adaptations of Austen’s novel doesn’t attempt anything too radical.
Beneath its soapy subplots and shiny locations lies something far messier.
A new BBC Radio 4 show about the poet is incredibly dense and atmospheric.
Our divorce from the EU will leave us, like characters in a Dantean parable, lapping frantically at a lake of English wine.
The moral of the story is this: look at the menu carefully before ordering.
Faced with a health scare, I couldn’t believe how angry I felt at being powerless.
Imagine swine flu-levels of population panic plus a virus capable of causing millions of hospitalisations, overlaid on an NHS devastated by a decade of Tory austerity.
The author talks re-runs of Would I Lie To You?, Clement Attlee and getting advice from Ted Hughes.
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