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It’s too late. Not even the pope can resurrect catholic ireland (5 mn)

When Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose the name Francis for his papacy, he was asking Catholics to make a connection to the medi eval religious revolutionary Francis of Assisi . Early in his spiritual pi...


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Impeaching trump is not how to defeat trumpism (4 mn)

Donald Trump at a rally in Charleston, West Virginia, August 2018 ALEX BRANDON/AP Donald Trump’s iniquities need no rehearsing here. The US would be better off without him as president. His departu...


Donald trump - The special prosecutor is catching crooks. He needs to be allowed to continue (4 mn)

There has never been an hour in the history of the American republic like it. On Tuesday, separated by 230 miles and 60 minutes, in two courts, in two cases brought by two different prosecutors, a ...


Edinburgh - Where festivals are concerned, bigger is not always better (2 mn)

Edinburgh in August is an amazing place. You could fi ll multiple lives with the cultural events that burst out of every venue in the city. The fringe programme alone resembles a telephone director...


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Gove’s puppyfarm ban shows that he gets the politics of pets (4 mn)

Ever since Michael Gove inadvertently found himself on the wrong side of a row over animal sentience at the end of last year, he has been all over animal welfare with the uninhibited enthusiasm of ...


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James bond can’t escape one enemy: the 21st century (2 mn)

The new James Bond fi lm is in trouble, again. First there was Daniel Craig ’s diva-ish remark that he’d “rather slash [his] wrists” than play Bond again (before, for some reason, being dragged mis...


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A new centrist party is the farright’s dream (4 mn)

Let me introduce you to Bob Blackman, Tory MP for Harrow East since 2010 . Blackman is quite the charmer. He doesn’t just oppose equal marriage: he has called for the reintroduction of Section 28 ....


Our museums don’t hoard their treasures (4 mn)

Simon Jenkins talks of objects remaining “trapped in the storehouses of museums and galleries, guarded from sharing or dissemination by statutes and protocols” ( Museums are not the proper home for...


Umunna’s new party must do more than ride the populist wave (2 mn)

I wonder what makes Chuka Umunna’s backers think they can succeed ( Prospect of a new UK party grows as Brexit shifts ground at Westminster , 20 August)? The last major shake-up in party politics, ...


We reje c t u u k ’s cynical egypt links (1 mn)

Universities UK (UUK) and the British government are promoting partnerships between UK and Egyptian higher education institutions (HEIs). A series of memoranda of understanding have laid the ground...


Anti-racism and its badges of honour (1 mn)

Christopher Eccleston is absolutely right that the Anti-Nazi League “changed lives and minds” ( Letters , 17 August), and one of the ways it did it was through those familiar yellow, red and black ...


The pleasure of life before Ticketmaster (1 mn)

Rob Davies praises Ticketmaster for closing down its resale sites ( Report , 18 August). Some of us remember life before Ticketmaster when we could ring the box offi ce of a theatre and reserve a t...


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Mary carlislehollywood fi lm starof the 1930 s who often played sweet young heroines (3 mn)

In 1934, the Production Code Administration was established to enforce fi lm industry guidelines on morality (popularly known as the “ Hays code ”), setting a seal of approval on every print of a H...


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Why we're tearing our hair out (18 mn)

Christina Pearson was 14 years old when she started pulling out her hair, creating bald patches on her head. She was taken to a psychiatrist, but in 1970 there was no name for her disorder, and cer...