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If Boris Johnson were a stock, canny investors would be looking to unload

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One of John Maynard Keynes’s most famous claims is that financial markets are driven by “animal spirits”. But Keynes’s reasoning is less well known. The danger of financial markets, he argued, is that traders aren’t f...

Recensione della benedizione – Il dramma penetrantemente triste di Siegfried Sassoon di Terence Davies

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Il film intransigentemente cupo di Terence Davies su Siegfried Sassoon mi ha ricordato come Enoch Powell, al culmine della sua autocommiserazione politica, gemerebbe a chiunque ascolti: “Vorrei essere stato ucciso nel w...

Maybe Gladys Berejiklian wanted to provide hope but her message on easing NSW restrictions misled us

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If you find the daily 11am press conferences from Gladys Berejiklian frustrating, there’s a simple reason. After the headline numbers on cases and deaths, it’s practically a fact-free zone, with the next 45 minutes of...

Classical home listening: Isata Kanneh-Mason; Fretwork with Iestyn Davies; Mirga at the Proms

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With its brilliant fugue finale, Samuel Barber’s heavyweight yet economical Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 26 provides a strong backbone to Summertime (Decca), Isata Kanneh-Mason’s second solo album. This beguiling recit...

Domenica con Alan Davies: "Al momento è molto incentrato sul calcio"

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A che ora sei?? Alla stessa ora di qualsiasi altro giorno perché i bambini di cinque anni hanno un orologio interno. Se siamo fortunati, dormirà fino alle sette. Ma abbiamo anche preso un cucciolo a gennaio, e verso le 6.30 inizia a lasciarsi...

I busked to Norway’s midnight sun with a cello and a broken heart

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It was 10pm, time many people are thinking about bed, and I was pulling on hiking boots. On the other side of the metal walls of my yellow van was the island of Magerøya. I shouldered my backpack (peanuts, chocolate,...

Wales ‘in for a tough one’: what Christian Eriksen told Ben Davies

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Before Wales’ training session on a scorching hot morning at the Giulio Onesti complex in Rome, Ben Davies pulls up a pew guarded by the shade and talks through the minutes that felt like hours – when he learned of hi...

Punishing the young serves Johnson’s politics of nostalgia

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Boris Johnson’s government has made some controversial spending decisions since March 2020, such as £37bn on a malfunctioning test-and-trace system, or the £3.7bn of Covid-related contracts flagged by Transparency Int...

The secret of Johnson’s success lies in his break with Treasury dominance

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The Conservative party’s growing electoral dominance in non-metropolitan England, so starkly re-emphasised by results in the north-east, has been attributed to various causes. Brexit and the popularity of Boris Johnso...

Johnson’s Tories are reaping the rewards of an economy built on rising house prices

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Era 14 anni fa, in the summer of 2007, that the first signs of the global financial crisis appeared: the liquidation of two hedge funds heavily invested in mortgage-backed securities, and the start of the collaps...