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Why Steve Bannon’s fireside chat with The Economist is so grimly watchable

September 18, 2018 2:13 pm

It appears that to allow Bannon to make any point (let alone win it) would be to risk the total and utter death of Zanny Minton Beddoes

Brazil’s explosive election: democracy at stake in a pillar of the West

September 18, 2018 1:12 pm

Emotional fissures, dissatisfaction with politics as usual, the Brazilian election campaign echoes the challenges bedevilling liberal democracies around the world

Boris Johnson summons the spirit of Churchill in Washington DC

September 14, 2018 5:15 am

‘The last thing we want is for us, the Brits, having made a momentous decision, to be drawn back into the tractor beam of Brussels.’

In Idlib, the final chapter in Syria’s civil war has begun

September 13, 2018 9:09 am

There are ominous signs that the regime is planning a chemical attack

Selling Europe’s new Muslim vote

September 11, 2018 6:54 am

Electoral fraud in Botkyrka would have changed the result

Will Sweden pour ‘alcohol on the fire’? Or oust the politicians who struck the match?

September 9, 2018 11:33 am

Prime Minister Lofven has made a last-ditch effort to scare voters away from the Sweden Democrats

Matteo Salvini is lucky to be the enemy of the Italian justice system

September 7, 2018 5:32 pm

In Italy, it is more often than not a badge of honour to be hounded by an Italian investigating magistrate

Ten years on: the world the crash made

September 6, 2018 10:41 am

Why do banks and governments seem to have learned nothing?

Did the crash create populism? If only it were that simple

September 6, 2018 10:24 am

There’s more to populism than economic discontent

What has Pope Francis covered up?

September 6, 2018 8:52 am

Did the pontiff conceal sexual abuse carried out by the retired archbishop of Washington DC?

How Nike turned a protest about racial injustice into advertising

September 6, 2018 8:24 am

Is the Colin Kaepernick advert nothing more than a cynical marketing move?

Macron vs Salvini: the ideological battle for Europe’s future

September 6, 2018 7:52 am

Personal antipathy between the two men is turning into a contest for European hearts and minds

Oh God: ‘lesbian-feminism’ is a religion now

September 4, 2018 10:28 am

The Pussy Church of Modern Witchcraft has been given Tax Exempt Status as a ‘place of lesbian faith’

The anti-Brexit movement has one big advantage: their opponents are in disarray

August 30, 2018 8:05 am

Behind the bid to stop Brexit lies a sense of clarity

Sweden’s political panic attack

August 30, 2018 8:00 am

As violent crime soars, the Sweden Democrats gain support

Why I’m a Muslim

August 30, 2018 7:47 am

Cruel and cowardly jihadists try to obscure the beauty of my religion from view

I can’t think of a time when more people have lost their minds

August 30, 2018 7:41 am

Travels in Australia and New Zealand

How the media are covering up for Pope Francis

August 29, 2018 2:38 pm

If the head of any other organisation were guilty of such complicity, he or she would not only be forced to resign but could also end up in the dock

Fact check: Charlie Kirk’s beloved US-UK violent crime stat

August 28, 2018 12:24 pm

The result may surprise you

If Pope Francis resigns over the sex abuse scandal, the Catholic Church could fall apart

August 28, 2018 5:45 am

We could be heading towards another schism if what Archbishop Viganò alleges about Pope Francis is proven to be true

Pope Francis ‘covered up for sex abuser McCarrick’ and must resign, says senior archbishop

August 26, 2018 10:15 am

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò accuses Pope Francis of abdicating Christ's mandate

Venezuela’s great socialist experiment has brought a country to its knees

August 23, 2018 8:31 am

A strong enough dose of nationalisation and magic money trees has reduced what was once Latin America’s most prosperous country to penury

Stop calling me ‘a privileged white man’ – I’m more than that

August 23, 2018 8:23 am

There’s only one thing you can’t be in our pluralistic society, and that’s just you

What will Michael Cohen tell the FBI now?

August 22, 2018 11:04 am

As Manafort faces life in jail, he must regret not flipping on his old boss. Cohen did not make that mistake

How important is Christopher Steele’s libel win against the owners of a Russian bank?

August 21, 2018 6:43 pm

It is a well-known tactic of oligarchs to use the courts to try to silence critics