Toby Young, a lesson in how to lose friends and alienate people?
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The Office for Students hasn't even started work yet, but is already under fire for its board appointment of Toby Young.
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For a full 12 months, this prime minister has encouraged and entrenched harmful divisions, particularly over Brexit.
Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.
The Libyan warlord and presidential hopeful looks likely to avoid a summons to The Hague.
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The Electoral Commission has re-opened the case against the official campaign over concerns it colluded with unofficial organisations.
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Boris Johnson and Michael Gove may not be the stuff of Orwell's dystopian nightmare, but they clearly know how to talk in 'doublespeak'.
Next? Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The outside powers jockeying for influence in Zimbabwe want Emmerson Mnangagwa to take the reins, at least temporarily. Why?
Johnson: unprepared, unprofessional, unsackable.
Theresa May's need to balance Brexiteers and Remainers in her cabinet means that the foreign secretary can get away with an alarming level of incompetence.
The writing was on the wall for the international development secretary as soon as she got on that aeroplane.
The UK foreign secretary has been talking up the merits of clearing away bodies to build a new Dubai on the Libyan Med.
The lion for real – or a tamed beast?
Johnson trailed a speech about 'letting the lion roar'. But you had to listen quite hard to hear it.
It’s make or break in Manchester.
As the party meets for its annual conference in Manchester it is fighting for survival.
Lord Macartney’s first meeting with the Qianlong emperor in 1793.
"A study of History", Arnold Toynbee
What can we learn from the 19th-century Qing dynasty?
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson came to the Sydney Town Hall on Thursday night for an event organised by the Lowy Institute. Judging by a rapturous reception, he beguiled a crowd of journalists…
Theresa May is at the helm of a more global post-Brexit Britain.
The concept of 'the Anglosphere' gained in importance after the Brexit referendum as an alternative to the EU – and it could now impact Anglo nations, like Australia.
In conversation: Martin Rees.
The Astronomer Royal answers some of the world's – and the universe's – biggest questions.
The beefed up border between Bulgaria and Turkey.
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In an unequal, globalised world, should we be able to move between states as freely as we can within them?
UK Prime Minister Theresa May can’t rely on her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and others in the Commonwealth for unfettered trade support.
The UK political elite is overestimating the power of the Commonwealth’s brand in Africa as it seeks new partners in the wake of Brexit.
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Are we seeing Orwell's dystopian vision of 1984 coming to fruition?
A painted bus sculpture entitled ‘Punk'ed’ by artist Valerie Osment at Trafalgar Square in 2014.
In March this year, Joe Corré announced that on November 26 he would burn his collection of punk memorabilia. As the son of Malcolm McLaren (manager of the Sex Pistols) and renowned fashion designer Vivienne…
I’ve got the mandate right here and it’s very, very clear.
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Just like 'the deficit' before it, this potent term can be used to justify all kinds of changes no one voted for.