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What luck for the royals that next to the Tory party they look like paragons of virtue

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Whatever the damage to his party, his country and dependent relations – should the crowdfunding start now? – the premiership of Boris Johnson increasingly looks, for the royal family, like an unprecedented blessing. ek....

UK as a leader in animal welfare? Wel, some animals are more equal than others

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With a zillion images of themselves to choose from, many taken by a reverent state photographer, Boris and Carrie Johnson used a picture of their dog, Dilyn, for their recent Christmas card. If unlikely to appeal to t...

Lighten up the satire? That’s a tall order when life is out-crazying the most vivid fiction

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In 1944, George Orwell got a letter from TS Eliot, a director at Faber, rejecting his political satire, Animal Farm. There were several reasons. Eerste, it was not the right time. Ook, said the creator of The Waste La...

Big families sound great, Elon Musk. But who’s going to take care of the kids?

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Six children, seven – it could sound like a lot to take on. But the rocket and car entrepreneur and father of six Elon Musk, says it is imperative that humankind follows his example – likewise that of Boris Johnson an...

Refusal to wear a mask says more about you than your face ever could

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Much thought has clearly gone into Ghislaine Maxwell’s in-court look, currently showing at New York’s Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse. Observers have noted her transformation from wretched to confident, sha...

And still television companies beat a path to wife-beater Stanley Johnson’s front door. Hoekom?

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Potential guides to Marco Polo, the 13th-century explorer, must be thin on the ground. Are there, in werklikheid, any out there who’ve never been described as “handsy”? En, for preference, never broken their partner’s nose?...

What fresh hell must Philip’s will contain to make the royal family look any worse?

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A legal challenge has been launched against an earlier court ruling, reached in secret, that the contents of Prince Philip’s will should be concealed for 90 jare. News to which the reflexive reaction, along with dist...

Satire really has left the building when we’re asked to be kind to Ghislaine Maxwell

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In the long run-up to Ghislaine Maxwell’s now imminent trial on charges of procuring teenage girls for her late friend, Jeffrey Epstein, her lawyer has repeatedly objected to the accused’s living conditions. Last week...

David Beckham, was jy nie eens die nuwe gesig van manlikheid nie? Nou is jy die gesig van Katar

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Om onder die 60% of so van vroue (in plaas van 38% van mans) wat nooit 'n wedstryd kyk nie, Ek het myself jammerlik immuun gevind, tydens toesluit, na die vertroostende sokker-analogieë van Engeland se adjunkhoof mediese beampte...

You can’t opt in and out of taking violence against women seriously

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After the heartbreaking family statements and accounts of Sarah Everard’s abduction and murder, it seemed unlikely a judicial summing up could exacerbate the distress. But somehow the judge achieved it. Everard was, L...

By signing up Emma Raducanu, it’s game, set and match to Tiffany

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Like many men studying Emma Raducanu’s victory at the US Open, one writer found himself focusing on one particular part of her body – her “athletic frame”, as the former table tennis champion Matthew Syed called it. “...

Men are inventing new excuses for killing women and judges are falling for them

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Although it takes some ingenuity to kill a woman and face no penalty whatsoever, the justice system continues to ensure that, for the right killing, in the right circumstances, the punishment – given the right judge –...

I love Jane Austen but I’m not sure her novels can save neo-Nazis

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If the behavioural impact of reading Jane Austen has yet to be scientifically established, we’re not without anecdotal evidence. Deur sy loopbaan, Michael Gove, byvoorbeeld, has publicised his devotion, wishing ...

In a family so dedicated to children’s charities, is Andrew now the reviled uncle?

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Balmoral: “Located in Royal Deeside,” we learn from the royal family website, this gigantic granite folly is “one of two personal and private residences owned by The Royal Family, unlike the Royal Palaces, that belong...

I’ve been watching Nigel Farage on GB News so you don’t have to. Consider yourself lucky

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Nigel Farage may not be the best-loved emergency service, but as demonstrated by his recent work for GB News, the struggling, consciously patriotic news channel, he is always available, willing to take on jobs most br...

Not even published, already damned – why are people running scared of Prince Harry’s memoir?

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Not since criminals were barred from profiting in this way can a publisher’s announcement of a memoir have united the British press in such disgust. Before that, even the gangster turned memoirist, “Mad” Frankie Frase...

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