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Rather than cutting Universal Credit, Rishi Sunak should use this moment to build the resilient welfare state the UK has long needed.
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Downing Street was blindsided by the Manchester United player’s campaigning against food poverty last summer and has been racing to catch up ever since.
To understand Navalny’s significance, and his arrest, we must consider two big shifts in Russia: declining economic strength and rising internet usage.
The Prime Minister's press secretary has arrived but her soapbox hasn’t, delayed until the pandemic is over. The word is Boris Johnson is starting to have second thoughts...
Rachel Reeves, Pat McFadden and Peter Kyle are among the Labour MPs who are underused, but the political landscape is going to change soon.
The pandemic has acted as a gargantuan stress-test, accelerating new couples and putting extra strain on those already struggling.
To understand why a person might become a foot soldier in a violent political movement, we must look not only at their ideology, but also at their domestic circumstances.
The woefully inadequate food parcels sent out to needy children undermined the dignity and the basic well-being of those who received them.
As president Donald Trump made more than 30,500 false or misleading claims; and the Washington Post tracked every one.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Wesminster.
As the online encyclopedia turns 20, its founder reflects on the internet’s halcyon days.
Ipso is right to censure columnists who throw around half-truths and wilful exaggerations about Covid-19; the disease is too deadly.
Saudi Arabia unveils its half-trillion-dollar plan for a new linear utopia. But is the idea anything new?
The US faces a crisis of reputation on the world stage and of democracy at home. The burden now falls on the new president to rebuild his nation.
Stuck at home in lockdown, and with limited access to mental health services, people are turning to chatbots for company, advice and even friendship.
Why the plan for a new national memorial in Westminster is causing such division.
How the cultural critic, four years after his death, became one of the most influential thinkers and writers of our times.
A poem by the late Peter Abbs.
The greatest role played by the actor is his portrayal of a profane, outrageous entertainer – himself.
What might happen to the entire planet, when humanity shrinks away?
Memorial by Washington, Words Fail Us by Claypole, Luster by Leilani, Mediocre by Oluo.
A new book argues that people-trafficking was once “an essential part of British national life”.
Volaire witnessed most of the major volcanic events of the second half of the 18th century and, in his paintings, he made Vesuvius his own.
The Hallé is gamely testing a behind-the-scenes docu-concert hybrid, available to stream on its website.
In this hip and smacky drama-romance, a young woman drifts through parties, trying to find a higher purpose.
However sad and serious this series is, and however political, Davies has his eye on youth and love, too.
Hunting Ghislaine and Power: The Maxwells try to understand the woman, and friend of Jeffrey Epstein, who was arrested for sex trafficking in June 2020.
While a child who can make their own sandwiches is worth their weight in cheese and pickle, here are a few projects that may take a bit more time, but can be fun for everyone.
Ah, the irony! That I should be immolated by a bag advertising the very magazine that employs me!
It’s silly, with moments of human goodness – and exactly what I need right now.
This column – which, though named after a line in Shakespeare’s “Richard II”, refers to the whole of Britain – has run in the NS since 1934.
With that square jaw, those cheekbones and piercing stare the former midfielder could be a 1930s Hollywood heart-throb.
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The period poverty activist on Jayaben Desai, Come Dine With Me, and writing her dissertation on the British Asian club scene in the 1980s and 1990s.
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