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December 11, 2017 151

Ho ho hold back … why you should go easy on the festive cheer this year

in UK by Jack Ridley
Christmas without a drink is a more or less unthinkable, but excess is a real danger. So how much alcohol is safe? And can it ever be good for you? Read more
Dec 11, 2017 93

Harassment survey: 'I'm a waitress but I feel like a sex worker'

in UK by Jack Ridley
Nilufer Guler is a waitress, but says she feels more like a sex worker at times.
Dec 09, 2017 79

EU to sue Poland, Hungary and Czechs for refusing refugee quotas

in UK by Jack Ridley
The European Commission is to sue Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic at the European…
Dec 09, 2017 125

'Holy grail' of avocados now on sale in UK - but they're apparently in short supply

in UK by Jack Ridley
The stoneless snack could help relieve A&E wards enduring a rise in the number of knife…
Dec 09, 2017 111

UK will have say on May's Brexit deal at next election, says Michael Gove

in UK by Jack Ridley
The Environment Secretary suggests if the Brussels deal leads to a soft Brexit, voters…

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As descriptions of capitalism go, it’s surely one of the best ever written: poetic, urgent, and as much to do with metaphysics as economics. According to the Communist Manifesto: “Constant revolutionising of production, uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions, everlasting uncertainty and agitation distinguish the bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones. All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable prejudices and opinions, are swept away, all new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify.” And then the kicker: “All that is solid melts into air.”

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Figures suggest stark east-west divide, with UK population share rising from 6.3% to 16.7% in one scenario

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Suddenly Brexit matters, a lot. Until recently I had regarded it as one of those crises that we muddle through somehow, like the bank collapse or the winter of discontent. Time is the great compromiser. Project fear would turn out to be project not-quite-as-bad-as-we-thought.

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Rolling back net neutrality laws is just part of Trump’s giant experiment in media deregulation with little protection for the consumer

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Operator ‘deeply’ sorry for inconvenience to passengers after the 9.44.40am Tsukuba Express pulled away at 9.44.20am

Friday, 23 February 2018

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