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Liberals have an understandable tendency to bemoan what is wrong with their country, but Gareth Southgate’s England is a hopeful reminder of what is right.
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The key to understanding Southgate’s “version” of Englishness is to accept that he rejects binaries and false oppositions.
In marriage, similar to sport, we must always aspire to be the best version of ourselves.
Labour’s prospects are improving because Boris Johnson is changing from political asset to electoral liability.
Internal assessment by teachers worked perfectly well last year – so let’s keep that system and call it a School Certificate.
From Ethiopia to Ukraine to India, the fight for control over water management systems is sparking conflict.
The pedestal that the country has given the England football squad is not only understandable, but entirely justified.
I fail to understand how Catholics can maintain an active relationship with the Church after its failure to apologise for unfathomable horrors.
Boris Johnson and his cabinet present race and class as binary opposites but England’s footballers are as committed to tackling poverty as racism.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The Labour Party’s newly appointed national campaign coordinator discusses her plan for winning elections.
What does Gavin Williamson, the free speech champion, think of the law designed to curtail the right to peaceful protest?
The growing divisions between Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook could transform our relationship with technology.
Low turnout in the June regional elections shows both Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen have failed to attract the politically homeless.
The guilty plea of Everard’s murderer was welcome. But we have also learned much about the failures in our policing, politics and public understanding of how men harm women.
What our long history of toppling monuments tells us about our divisive relationship with the past
A new poem by Yvonne Reddick.
The Pay Off by Leibbrandt and de Terán, Connections: A Story of Human Feeling by Deisseroth, Should We Stay or Should We Go by Shriver and Interviews with an Ape by Fallon.
The populous and multifarious history of women’s cycling
Two young novelists capture what it means to come of age in a time of political upheaval
A new book explores the role of alcohol in the lives of eleven literary figures.
The bestselling novelist on upending genre fiction, why writers must be hopeful and his shift to the left.
A new retrospective at Tate Britain reveals the paradox at the heart of her art: here is a narrative artist whose every painting tells a story, but it is never clear what those stories might be.
This story of 70-something lesbians protests against a society dominated by youth.
Billed as comedy drama, this explicit series is funny for all the wrong reasons.
“I’m trying to generate more kindness,” presenter Ella Scotland Waters tells a passer-by on the streets of Bristol.
Today, port has lost some of its cachet, but Douro growers have responded by producing excellent dry reds.
We’re living in an age where some professional sports lives are freakishly extended – each game becoming an automatic exercise in nostalgia.
The disappointment – even after this year of disappointments – was sharp and piercing. We are all tired of putting on a brave face.
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.
Some people are very clear that “freedom day” means the end of mask-wearing, but my patient is far from unusual in having doubts.
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The Succession writer and producer on shunning reality TV, looking up to Stacey Abrams, and why we’re all doomed (in a good way).
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