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‘Liz Truss may be ready and primed to take over as optimist-in-chief’
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss
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‘Liz Truss may be ready and primed to take over as optimist-in-chief’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
8 Oct 2021
‘Even wily Boris Johnson can’t outrun economics’
Boris Johnson
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‘Even wily Boris Johnson can’t outrun economics’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
7 Oct 2021
‘Putting inmates to work should be done not to humiliate but rehabilitate’
A prisoner works at The Clink restaurant inside HMP Brixton, south London
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‘Putting inmates to work should be done not to humiliate but rehabilitate’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
6 Oct 2021
‘If you couldn’t post a picture of your dinner on Instagram, did you even have dinner at all?’
Group of people all on their phones
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‘If you couldn’t post a picture of your dinner on Instagram, did you even have dinner at all?’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
5 Oct 2021
‘Individualistic Britain makes France seem like a utopia’
Petrol station queues
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‘Individualistic Britain makes France seem like a utopia’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
4 Oct 2021
‘The time now is desperately short to regain the trust of women in the police’
Vigil for Sarah Everard
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‘The time now is desperately short to regain the trust of women in the police’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
1 Oct 2021
‘In the real UK, 007 might be queuing for petrol in his gleaming Aston Martin’
Daniel Craig as James Bond in No Time to Die
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‘In the real UK, 007 might be queuing for petrol in his gleaming Aston Martin’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
30 Sep 2021
‘Keir Starmer has a long way to go to banish the ghost of Corbynism’
Jeremy Corbyn at a fringe meeting during the Labour Party conference on 28 September 2021
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‘Keir Starmer has a long way to go to banish the ghost of Corbynism’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
29 Sep 2021
‘We are reaping the costs of the sniggering cults of populism’
Queues at petrol stations
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‘We are reaping the costs of the sniggering cults of populism’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
28 Sep 2021
‘Welcome to the Labour conference where comradeship is scarcer than BP unleaded’
Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner
Instant Opinion

‘Welcome to the Labour conference where comradeship is scarcer than BP unleaded’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
27 Sep 2021
‘If Boris Johnson felt shame, he wouldn’t be slashing universal credit’
Boris Johnson in New York City
Instant Opinion

‘If Boris Johnson felt shame, he wouldn’t be slashing universal credit’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
24 Sep 2021
‘Boris Johnson must explain his 180-degree shift in attitude towards global warming’
Boris Johnson in New York City
Instant Opinion

‘Boris Johnson must explain his 180-degree shift in attitude towards global warming’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
23 Sep 2021
‘How far-right conspiracy theories seduced the left’
Anti-vaccine demo
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‘How far-right conspiracy theories seduced the left’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
22 Sep 2021
‘Why is there a shortage of CO2? Well, it’s got naff all to do with Brexit’
Piglets
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‘Why is there a shortage of CO2? Well, it’s got naff all to do with Brexit’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
21 Sep 2021
‘Ignore Twitter and it becomes Angela Rayner in a broom cupboard’
Nadine Dorries
Instant Opinion

‘Ignore Twitter and it becomes Angela Rayner in a broom cupboard’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
20 Sep 2021
‘Boris Johnson’s Conservatives will not be chaos-proof for ever’
Boris Johnson departs No. 10 Downing Street
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‘Boris Johnson’s Conservatives will not be chaos-proof for ever’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
17 Sep 2021
‘Shamima Begum is Britain’s problem’
Shamima Begum
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‘Shamima Begum is Britain’s problem’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
16 Sep 2021
‘With Andrew Neil gone, GB News is no longer a serious enterprise’
Andrew Neil
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‘With Andrew Neil gone, GB News is no longer a serious enterprise’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
15 Sep 2021
‘Amid a global pandemic, the Met Gala seemed more irrelevant than ever’
Kim Kardashian at the 2021 Met Gala
Instant Opinion

‘Amid a global pandemic, the Met Gala seemed more irrelevant than ever’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
14 Sep 2021
‘Emma Raducanu’s vigour and aggression may have shaken some preconceptions’
Emma Raducanu
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‘Emma Raducanu’s vigour and aggression may have shaken some preconceptions’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
13 Sep 2021
‘In the war on terror, the terrorists won’
A Taliban fighter walks through central Kabul
Instant Opinion

‘In the war on terror, the terrorists won’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
10 Sep 2021
‘Prince Charles will only prosper beneath a crown if he scores fewer own goals’
Prince Charles
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‘Prince Charles will only prosper beneath a crown if he scores fewer own goals’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
9 Sep 2021
‘Forcing women to be mothers is no good for their children’
Abortion protesters
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‘Forcing women to be mothers is no good for their children’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
8 Sep 2021
‘Booster jabs are like handing out extra lifejackets to people who already have lifejackets’
Vaccination
Instant Opinion

‘Booster jabs are like handing out extra lifejackets to people who already have lifejackets’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
7 Sep 2021
‘The fight against far-right extremism doesn’t start with classics written in a past society’
Jane Austen books
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‘The fight against far-right extremism doesn’t start with classics written in a past society’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 Sep 2021
‘After the humiliation of Afghanistan, we see the blame game in Whitehall’
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab
Instant Opinion

‘After the humiliation of Afghanistan, we see the blame game in Whitehall’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
3 Sep 2021
‘The White House should not place new sanctions on the Taliban’
A helicopter flying a Taliban flag above Kandahar
Instant Opinion

‘The White House should not place new sanctions on the Taliban’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
2 Sep 2021
‘The winter of discontent should serve as a warning to Boris Johnson’
Waste collectors’ strike in London in 1979
Instant Opinion

‘The winter of discontent should serve as a warning to Boris Johnson’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
1 Sep 2021
‘Cats and dogs were airlifted out of Kabul, not human beings at risk of execution’
Afghans make their way through a flooded street towards Kabul airport
Instant Opinion

‘Cats and dogs were airlifted out of Kabul, not human beings at risk of execution’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
31 Aug 2021
‘Maybe vaccines will do the trick but a credible Plan B would be reassuring’
Covid stay home sign
Instant Opinion

‘Maybe vaccines will do the trick but a credible Plan B would be reassuring’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
27 Aug 2021
‘Kane has found a gentlemen’s agreement is meaningless in the brutal world of football’
Harry Kane
Instant Opinion

‘Kane has found a gentlemen’s agreement is meaningless in the brutal world of football’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
26 Aug 2021
‘No billionaire saviour will rescue our dying planet’
Firefighters battle wildfires in Greece
Instant Opinion

‘No billionaire saviour will rescue our dying planet’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
25 Aug 2021
‘Content warnings mean classics is apologising for its existence’
Plaster casts from the Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology
Instant Opinion

‘Content warnings mean classics is apologising for its existence’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
24 Aug 2021
‘Tony Blair is ignoring his own starring role in the destruction’
Tony Blair
Instant Opinion

‘Tony Blair is ignoring his own starring role in the destruction’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
23 Aug 2021
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