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Labour’s devastating defeat has reopened an old debate about England’s future. Labour leadership contenders David Lammy and Rebecca Long-Bailey have issued calls for ‘civic nationalism’ and ‘progressive patriotism’. (More…)

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Journalists don’t read enough books. Blame it on the 24-hour news cycle. If it’s not a newspaper, it’s social media. Or, if they’re trying to disconnect, it’s TV. (More…)

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The headline could not have been more provocative: Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe? (More…)

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Chaos reigned on the road between Musso and Dongo, two small towns north of Lake Como. (More…)

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When the news broke that the Slovenian band Laibach would be playing North Korea in 2015, long-time fans of their high-concept Kitschkunst smiled. What could be more Laibach than being the first Western rock group to play in the world’s most isolated country? (More…)

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They failed to stop Brexit and lost Britain to the far-right. Few defeats could be as humiliating as that suffered by the Labour Party and its leader, Jeremy Corbyn. (More…)

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America won the UK election. Not the Tories.  The only mandate the Conservatives were given is to put the final stamp on Britain’s merger with Washington. (More…)

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When the history of Brexit is written, the chapter on propaganda will be the biggest. From the slogans and disinformation to the tabloid headlines, it could be its own book, really. (More…)

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Scenario 1: Johnson Wins

I was working in West London on June 24th 2016. Portobello Road had the grim atmosphere of a wake. The most lively sight was a lone busker strumming a morose tune on his guitar with an EU flag fluttering above him. This was the day after Independence Day. (More…)

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