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China’s booming real estate market could spell trouble for the economy

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In China today, the buzz is all about how the government there too has stumbled into an energy crisis with widespread power cuts. Yet this and other supply shocks will eventually pass, while the $300bn(£218bn) of debt...

Why are foxhunters exempt from the Tories’ ‘public order’ crackdown?

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Something is going badly wrong in the countryside. For years, despite abundant video evidence, bloodsports enthusiasts have intimidated and attacked people who criticise and seek to monitor them, with apparent impunit...

Trashing the planet and hiding the money isn’t a perversion of capitalism. It is capitalism

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Whenever there’s a leak of documents from the remote islands and obscure jurisdictions where rich people hide their money, such as this week’s release of the Pandora papers, we ask ourselves how such things could happ...

The global corporate tax deal doesn’t add up – we’re about to be ripped off again

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As revelations continue to emerge from the Pandora papers, it would be easy to forget the other big tax event happening this week. Representatives of 140 countries meeting at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation...

Putting It Together review – how Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park With George was born

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This book is a retrospective peep behind the curtain, an account of how a musical was conceived, written, produced, launched – and nearly died in its infancy. It is mostly fascinating, especially if, like me, you’re b...

‘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...

George MacKay: ‘I spent lockdown crawling around my flat on all fours’

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Hammersmith-born George MacKay, 29, began his acting career aged 10, playing one of the Lost Boys in PJ Hogan’s live-action Peter Pan film. Subsequent roles include Pride, True History of the Kelly Gang, Sunshine on L...

Derek Chauvin to appeal against George Floyd convictions

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The former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has filed an intent to appeal with the Minnesota state appellate court over his murder conviction for the death of George Floyd. A jury found Chauvin, who is white, ...

It’s shocking to see so many leftwingers lured to the far right by conspiracy theories

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It’s an uncomfortable thing to admit, but in the countercultural movements where my sympathies lie, people are dropping like flies. Every few days I hear of another acquaintance who has become seriously ill with Covid...

England’s right-to-build laws are tokenistic and feeble – just ask the people of Totnes

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Among the most important democratic questions is how the land surrounding us is used. Is it providing homes we can afford, public services and green spaces, or is it being used by a few to impose damaging schemes on t...

Earth’s tipping points could be closer than we think. Our current plans won’t work

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If there’s one thing we know about climate breakdown, it’s that it will not be linear, smooth or gradual. Just as one continental plate might push beneath another in sudden fits and starts, causing periodic earthquake...

George Russell confirmed as Hamilton’s new F1 teammate at Mercedes

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George Russell has been confirmed as Lewis Hamilton’s new teammate at Mercedes. The much-anticipated announcement comes after Valtteri Bottas sealed a move to Alfa Romeo for 2022. Englishman Russell, 23, earns the mov...

We can’t build our way out of the environmental crisis

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Dig for victory: this, repurposed from the second world war, could be the slogan of our times. All over the world, governments are using the pandemic and the environmental crisis to justify a new splurge of infrastruc...

TV tonight: what President George W Bush really did on 9/11

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Where Monday night’s Surviving 9/11 told the story of some of the civilians who found themselves in the midst of the September 2001 terrorist attacks, this documentary analyses 12 hours in the US presidency as the new...

Who’s to blame for the Afghanistan chaos? Remember the war’s cheerleaders

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Everyone is to blame for the catastrophe in Afghanistan, except the people who started it. Yes, Joe Biden screwed up by rushing out so chaotically. Yes, Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab failed to make adequate and timel...

Police officer keeps job after sharing offensive George Floyd meme

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A police officer who sent an offensive meme depicting the arrest of George Floyd to a WhatsApp group of colleagues has avoided losing his job. Sgt Geraint Jones received a final written warning by a police disciplinar...

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