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No second referendum

Published: January 12, 2018
Written by Jim Mallory

The growing clamour that Labour comes out in favour of a second referendum on Brexit continues apace. It has now reached a crescendo that is proving difficult for Jeremy Corbyn …

Referendum reversal

Published: January 12, 2018
Written by John Holden

Could there be another UK general election in 2018 with Brexit at its heart? Theresa’s May sole reason for calling an election last year was to strengthen her negotiating position …

Vox Pop: Jeremy’s Christmas Stocking

Published: December 20, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

What ‘gifts’ should Jeremy Corbyn put in his general election manifesto in order to achieve the 3.57% swing he needs to form the next government? And what gift would you …

Books: Crushed by the wheels of Schäuble

Published: December 20, 2017
Written by Mike Parker

Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment by Yanis Varoufakis Bodley Head £20 Talking To My Daughter About The Economy: A Brief History Of Capitalism by Yanis …

Books: Damaging ignorance

Published: December 20, 2017
Written by Kamila Kingstone

The Sun Tyrant: A Nightmare Called North Korea by JP Floru Biteback £12.99 This is the tale of a standard tourist trip to North Korea. Over nine days in 2016, …

Books: Kind and merry

Published: December 20, 2017
Written by Scarlett MccGwire

Money Power Love by Joss Sheldon CreateSpace £8.99 Not so much a novel, more an extended allegory on love trumping power and money, Joss Sheldon’s tale also gives us the …

Books: Rise and fall of a medieval SAS

Published: December 20, 2017
Written by Nigel Nelson

The Templars: The Rise and Fall of God’s Holy Warriors by Dan Jones Head of Zeus £25 Forget all the myths, mysteries and conspiracy theories about the Templars. Their real …

Books: Original East End thrills

Published: December 20, 2017
Written by Carole Dawson Young

Mensah by Gbontwi Anyetei Dedalus £9.99 This has to be one of the year’s most unusual crime novels. It is set in the Hackney ‘badlands – a world away from …

Theatre: Blood and relevance

Published: December 20, 2017
Written by Aleks Sierz

The Secret Theatre Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London Daisy Pulls It Off Park Theatre, London History is a good place to talk about our contemporary concerns. And British theatre loves plays …

Films Of the Year 2: All hail the boys from Brazil

Published: December 20, 2017
Written by Neil Young

For every great darkness, a counterbalancing light: just eight days after the despair-inducing inauguration of the United States’ 45th President, the International Film Festival Rotterdam hosted the world premiere of …

Film: A tasty pudding movie

Published: December 20, 2017
Written by Rita Di Santo

Daddy’s Home 2 Director: Sean Anders Christmas comes once a year and with it come the “Christmas pudding’ movies. Hollywood bakes them with the same essential ingredients: Christmas decorations, trees …

TV: Didn’t they do well?

Published: December 20, 2017
Written by Les Hull

Strictly Come Dancing BBC 1 Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain BBC 2 The success of Strictly Come Dancing over the past 15 years is all the more remarkable when …

Membership has its privileges

Published: December 19, 2017
Written by Martin Gostwick

Who would have thought that Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and her nemesis, Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson, would find themselves publicly on the same side in the struggle to …

Migrants face slavery and abuse in Libya

Published: December 19, 2017
Written by Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Revelations about Libya’s awful migrant detention centres have showed the humanitarian emergency that exists within them. The international community – particularly the European Union – has not only failed to …

Jacinda navigates some choppy waters

Published: December 19, 2017
Written by Murray Rowlands

When Brexitiers talk glibly about how easily trade can be organised under World Trade organisation arrangements they should be referred to the results of the APEC and East Asia Summit …

How will tourism cope after Brexit?

Published: December 19, 2017
Written by Thomas Johnson

As Ireland moves to protect their tourism industry post-Brexit, British officials are urging their government to do the same. Pascal Donohoe, the minister for finance in the republic of Ireland, …