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Surprised that Ivanka was almost head of the World Bank? You shouldn’t be

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It’s no secret that Donald Trump has something of a soft spot for his eldest daughter, Ivanka. He’s constantly tooting her horn and gushing over her talents. Not only does Ivanka have a “very nice figure”, Trump has b...

Rick Astley and Blossoms review – the ultimate Smiths karaoke shouldn’t work, but it does

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The idea of the 80s Stock, Aitken and Waterman hitmaker “performing the songs of the Smiths” with Stockport’s Blossoms might sound like a drunken pub joke, but it’s a ludicrously hot ticket. Two thousand people bellow...

Shouldn’t progressives be in favour of people wanting to speak their mind?

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Where once the left fought the bosses in the workers’ name, today its loudest voices lobby bosses to police workers. If you are trying to understand why this section of the left is hated, its authoritarianism is a lar...

You are what you eat? Why food choices shouldn’t be a proxy for class

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The British like to think that they have a uniquely profound understanding of class. In truth, it’s the opposite. The arcane rules of the country’s class system mean we have a deranged understanding of our divisions, ...

Workers shouldn’t wait for Labour victory, says Unite’s Sharon Graham

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Workers should not pin all their hopes on Labour winning the next election to improve pay and conditions after the Covid-19 pandemic, the new leader of one of Britain’s biggest trade unions has warned. In a significan...

Labour shouldn’t lurch to the right – it must get out the vote first

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Labour has lost the last four general elections. From the death throes of New Labour in 2010 to the implosion of Corbynism in 2019 and Ed Miliband in between, the party has been out of power for 11 years now, and it f...

To mask or not to mask? That shouldn’t be the question

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England has now entered the strangest phase to date of its Covid experience. Though the health secretary insisted, in a tweet he eventually deleted, that we must not “cower from” the virus, the contradiction between t...

‘A cartel shouldn’t get away with this.’ Anger at opioid settlements that exclude admission of wrongdoing

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There is growing anger among families bereaved by the US opioid epidemic at pharmaceutical companies “buying their way out of accountability” with multibillion-dollar settlements that specifically exclude any admissio...

The Bourdain AI furore shouldn’t overshadow an effective, complicated film

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Anthony Bourdain was a singularly beloved cultural figure. His death by suicide in 2018 at 61 while filming an episode of his CNN travel series Parts Unknown remains, for many, one of the most tragic and baffling publ...

Why the USWNT shouldn’t panic about their Olympic thrashing by Sweden (yet)

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Norway 2-0 USA. That was the score of the US women’s soccer team opener the last time the Olympics were played in Asia. The distance from Qinhuangdao, site of that 2008 game, to the final in Beijing seemed vast, and n...

Disney’s Turner & Hooch reboot: shouldn’t we let sleeping dogs lie?

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I’m convinced, now, that 60% of shows are being commissioned not by a human, a skeleton wrapped in flesh and blood, but by an algorithm, a pulsing blue computer in a bunker server room beneath the depths of Disney. Ex...

Morrisons shouldn’t capitulate in another depressing takeover saga

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The stock market is brutal and moves quickly to the main question. If 230p-a-share is not enough to persuade the directors of Morrisons to roll over and accept private equity’s money, what is? The working assumption i...

I survived a school shooting. My kids shouldn’t have to

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“Somebody’s shooting on campus!” The words ripped my concentration away from my laptop screen. Our law school classroom fell silent. “What should we do?” I asked our professor. He said: “Well, if I were you, I’d run.”...

The brilliance of brown lawns: why your grass shouldn’t always be greener

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Name: Brown lawns. Colour: Brown, obviously. Appearance: Much more lovely than you would imagine. I don’t think brown lawns are very lovely at all. Ah, I see. You seem to be someone who takes pride in their lawn. Uni...

Food bank supremo Emma Revie: ‘This is the best job in the world – and it shouldn’t have to exist’

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Among the shiny glass and steel riverside developments in south-west London is a huge shed. It used to be Currys PC World; people still wander in looking for a washing machine or laptop. But now it’s full of food – do...

Nature can be a cure – but we shouldn’t misjudge its destructive power

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It was a near-perfect day on the south coast – blue sky, blue sea, enough breeze to offset the heat of the sun. The beach may have been a little full, but it wasn’t long before I was in the water. I’m an OK swimmer an...

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