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Breaking down the 2019 election: what next for the UK?

Our political landscape has been transformed with disorientating speed. The December election just passed can only be described as a political cataclysm. The tribal loyalties that underpinned our two-party system have been overturned; Boris Johnson has achieved nothing less than an electoral hat-trick. How do we explain this? All the old certainties about voting patterns […]

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Poem of the Week: Mad Girl’s Love Song

Mad Girl’s Love Song’ is the poem that finally convinced me poetry wasn’t some elite art form whose deepest values would forever evade me. It’s one of those poems that I wish I’d written myself. A foray into my own soul, these six stanzas rang true to me at first sight, exposing thoughts and feelings […]

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Poem of the week: Down by the Salley Gardens by WB Yeats

Play me the musical version of ‘Down by the Salley Gardens’ and you are guaranteed to see me in tears within seconds. I fell in love with the words of WB Yeats while studying for my A-levels. I couldn’t believe that such effortlessly lyrical combinations could exist. Published in 1898, ‘Down by the Salley Gardens’ […]