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Warm banks: the cold heart of the energy crisis

Reading the news in recent weeks has felt for many to be more like reading daily updates on a children’s playgroup than reporting on the political elite. However, whilst this farcical imitation of a government has taken centre stage and may be baffling, horrifying or even amusing to watch, the crisis outside of Parliament is […]

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Starmer takes the stage – and this time he owns it

For too long, many Labour supporters have felt unsatisfied with Keir Starmer’s leadership. He has had a tough run, having come to the post during the pandemic, when politics had been placed on the back burner in favour of cross-party consensus on health policy. However, it is undeniable that Starmer has landed himself in testy […]

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Why is Hollywood so obsessed with female pain?

It’s a tale as old as time; what do Princess Diana, Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, and even Shakespeare’s Ophelia have in common? They are all women who have been used and abused by those telling their stories, and who continue to be portrayed unsympathetically, without their consent. Well, now we can add Marilyn Monroe to […]