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Scott Morrison’s hollow climate campaigning – with Lenore Taylor

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With a new electric vehicles strategy and more money for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Scott Morrison would appear to be announcing policies to help the nation reach its net zero emissions goal by 2050. But do...

Sharp slowdown in UK growth lends Sunak’s plan a hollow ring

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Growth is up, said Rishi Sunak in his budget speech last month, but the figures for the third-quarter show this claim is no longer true. The rise in national income, or GDP, di 1.3% in the three months to September wa...

Briefing del giovedì: Johnson’s levelling-up plan rings hollow, dire parlamentari

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Ciao, Warren Murray here to help start your day. Boris Johnson’s plan to “level up” disadvantaged areas of the UK risks becoming an “everything and nothing policy” lacking definition, coordination and planning, acco...

Martin Eden review – Jack London’s thrilling tale of hollow success

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The terrible loneliness of success is the subject of this absorbing movie, equal in some strange way to the loneliness of failure; it’s also about the secret and shameful feeling that failure is the one truthful state...

Metroid Dread review – Nintendo’s horror-tinged sci-fi feels oddly hollow

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The recipe for a Metroid game is clear and concise: there’s a labyrinthine system of rooms and corridors, an oppressive science-fiction environment, an escalating series of power-ups. A good-feeling gun. A great-feeli...

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow review – butchered plotting, bloodless horror

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Outside Sleepy Hollow, a sign implores visitors: “Don’t pass by. Stay forever.” In Tilted Wig’s new version of the popular gothic story, it’s not somewhere you want to linger. The show, loosely adapted from Washington...

Rory McIlroy ends 18-month wait with victory at Quail Hollow

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There’s something about Charlotte. When Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the 2010 Masters, he responded by winning what was then the Quail Hollow Championship. The next Friday night exit from Augusta National for the No...

Home Office’s claims of compassion ring increasingly hollow

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There is a stark disconnect between how well the Home Office thinks it is doing at transforming itself into a more compassionate organisation and the extremely modest progress external observers believe the department...

Generation review – ambitious, sexually fluid teen show rings hollow

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There were several moments in the pilot of Generation (styled Genera+ion), HBO Max’s spunky rejoinder to HBO’s popular Euphoria, that made me laugh out loud, and not in a good way. The half-hour dramedy about free-whe...

The Truth About Modern Slavery by Emily Kenway review – too much hollow talk

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During her time as home secretary and prime minister, Theresa May spoke repeatedly about her quest to eradicate the scourge of modern slavery. She described it as the “greatest human rights issue of our time”, [object Window] ...

Only levelling up can save Johnsonism from being little but a hollow creed

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Practically everyone has a view on Boris Johnson. Far fewer, whether friend or foe of his party, have much clue what binds Johnsonism together or even if this is a meaningful taxonomy at all. Whether a leader has an “...

‘Hollow’: how the Australian government’s 2050 net zero pledge was reported around the world

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The Australian government’s net zero by 2050 plan has been met with scepticism overseas, with major international media organisations labelling Scott Morrison’s announcement this week “hollow” and “hard to believe”. S...

David Miliband: ‘Global Britain? That phrase rings hollow

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Political life is full of “sliding doors” moments, but few what-ifs are as resonant as David Miliband’s. A little more than a decade ago, for a report in the Observer, I went out on the road with him and his brother –...

Cop26 is doomed, and the hollow promise of ‘net zero’ is to blame

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“Make no mistake, the money is here, if the world wants to use it,” said Mark Carney, the former Bank of England governor who today serves as UN climate envoy, while also representing an alliance of financiers sitting...