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A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email email@example.com to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
The Chancellor’s allies fear his likeability and influence will fade as the furlough scheme ends.
Why "the science" should not be blamed for U-turns and a woeful communications strategy.
During lockdown I realised the stage is my favourite outlet, and just how different the Prime Minister is from all his recent predecessors.
The suburbs are more diverse, more foreign and poorer than Republican hyperventilation allows.
The German model is a package deal, whose transmission to Britain would require a decades-long institutional overhaul.
Lockdown was for too long allowed to be an existential space.
Without a companion, the idea of preparing something decent and nourishing feels absurd, and even frightening.
You don’t need to be a scientist to understand that face masks work. In fact, it might help if you’re not.
In a culture of hyper-polarised political identities, Americans now wear their politics on their faces.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, the youngest winner of the International Booker Prize, discusses grief and memory.
Local businesses in my suburb report sharply increased custom, after years of struggle. New jobs will emerge, often closer to workers’ homes.
The perception of warm relations between China and EU countries is increasingly at odds with reality.
As the government’s furlough scheme ends, Britain risks mass unemployment on a scale not seen since the 1980s.
I started playing the piano aged four, and was told I had a talent. But when I studied music at university I discovered that it was not, as it had been at school, mine for the taking.
How a legacy of violent nationalism haunts the republic in the age of Trump.
John Bowen’s remarkably restrained story relates a chance encounter some 45 years after the war ended.
The pandemic has revealed not only how essential Britain’s natural landscape is, but how little ownership we have over it.
A new poem by Nicholas Friedman.
The formation of female identity in the Neapolitan quartet and The Lying Life of Adults.
Little Eyes, a series of vignettes about “kentukis” (part Furby, part hacked webcam), sits somewhere between a novel and a series of linked short stories.
The grandest of all Victorian artists was most himself painting silvers of nature.
Kaufman's I'm Thinking of Ending Things is a philosophical comedy-horror available on Netflix; while Nolan's Tenet is an action spectacular only showing in theatres.
The Darrowby from Channel 5's remake is neat and non-Thirties looking: the Daylesford organics or Toast catalogue version of the countryside.
A new series of monologues, broadcast on Radio 4 to mark the Mayflower 2020 anniversary, understands the sheer scale of the country.
I fear it'll take more than a few free dough balls to fix this crisis.
My eviction is a bomb with a clearly indicated timer on it, ticking down to 1 October. Now that's a crisis.
Our home-made event is short and sweet – with silly wigs, bunny ears, and a Slytherin robe and wizard's hat.
The poet talks Bernardine Evaristo, Chef's Table, and letting go of shame.
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