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The Tories are cheering the voyage to a Brexit promised land that doesn’t exist

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One of the first comedy routines I can remember seeing was Les Dawson, on some Saturday night light entertainment show, playing the piano badly, which he did well. It takes mastery of the music to get the right notes ...

Tory conference roundup: pigs might die but Johnson doesn’t seem to care

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“If I may say so, the great hecatomb of pigs that you describe has not yet actually taken place. Let’s see what happens.” Boris Johnson, the prime minister, played down fears of a mass culls of pigs at farms because o...

‘Green growth’ doesn’t exist – less of everything is the only way to avert catastrophe

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There is a box labelled “climate”, in which politicians discuss the climate crisis. There is a box named “biodiversity”, in which they discuss the biodiversity crisis. There are other boxes, such as pollution, defores...

‘He doesn’t know me’: Verstappen hits back at Hamilton over pressure jibes

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Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen exchanged some pointed, verbal sparring as the pair prepared for this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton’s suggestion at Sochi that his rival is feeling the pressure of his first ...

Power of attorney doesn’t help in tackling predatory marriage

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Thank you for publishing Anna Moore’s article about our campaign against predatory marriage – we have received many supportive emails from readers (Daphne Franks: the woman who lost her much-loved mother to a predator...

My experience as a trans person doesn’t fit the script, but why should it?

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For the longest time, I was convinced I couldn’t be really transgender. I knew that living as a woman made me want to climb out of my own skin, but I also understood that my story bore little resemblance to how trans ...

Frank Oz on life as Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and Yoda: ‘I’d love to do the Muppets again but Disney doesn’t want me’

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I ask Frank Oz if he feels like the Paul McCartney to Jim Henson’s John Lennon, the one left behind to carry the flame after his revered creative partner suddenly and shockingly died. Oz takes a deep breath and turns ...

Think California’s recall election doesn’t affect you? It really does

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The wine bill alone apparently came to $12,000. Last November, when California was under a partial lockdown, Gavin Newsom was caught breaking his own rules and celebrating a lobbyist friend’s birthday at the French L...

Sally Rooney on the hell of fame: ‘It doesn’t seem to work in any real way for anyone’

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Sally Rooney appears before a stark, white background, stripped of even the most incidental feature. It makes me laugh: in 18 months of Zoom meetings, I’ve encountered people in their bedrooms and home offices, in fro...

If extreme misogyny is an ideology, doesn’t that make Plymouth killer a terrorist?

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The hours after a fatal attack on members of the public are harrowing. Confusion reigns, rumours swirl and anxious people try to contact loved ones to make sure they are safe. Last Thursday evening, as reports of gunf...

‘Fake crying’ doesn’t mean a baby is lying

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Kathryn Hughes begins her review (28 July) of The Truth About Lies by Aja Raden thus: “At about the age of 18 months babies start to get sneaky. They hide food they don’t like and go in for bouts of fake crying.” In w...

‘It doesn’t leave you’: the toxic toll of LGBTQ conversion therapy

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Julie Rodgers was 16 years old when her mother introduced her to Ricky Chelette, the “singles minister” at a Baptist church in Arlington, Texas, who coached LGBTQ+ youth on how to “change” their sexuality. The high sc...

Deporting ‘foreign criminals’ in the middle of the night doesn’t make us safer

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Look at modern British history, and you’ll find that the “criminal” and the “immigrant” blur into one another in popular and official thinking. In Victorian England, crime was often blamed on Irish immigrants (“danger...

Get Covid and live longer? No, it doesn’t work like that

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According to the BBC, on 15 October, the prime minister allegedly sent a WhatsApp message: “I must say I have been rocked by some of the data on Covid fatalities. The median age is 82 – 81 for men, 85 for women. That ...

‘The law is cold. It doesn’t reflect the life lost’: mothers of murder victims tell their stories

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A new campaign film keeps the pressure on the Ministry of Justice to change the minimum sentence for domestic murder. The Changes That We Can Make features Carole Gould and Julie Devey, two mothers who have been campa...

Bye Bye Morons review – frantically misjudged French farce doesn’t travel well

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Bafflement has to be the chief response to this laboured, weirdly misjudged comedy from French actor and film-maker Albert Dupontel, supposedly inspired by the anarchic spirit of Terry Gilliam, who has been credited f...

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