Could populism actually be good for democracy?

The long read: A wave of populist revolts has led many to lose faith in the wisdom of people power. But such eruptions are essential to the vitality of modern politics Everyone seems to agree that democracy is under attack. What is surprising is how many of its usual friends…

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Britain’s Trumpocracy: who are the president’s biggest cheerleaders?

Donald Trumps UK arrival is expected to be met by protest but some citizens see him as an ally As the US president arrives in the UK, he will be met with a chorus of disapproval but also a smaller number of cheerleaders whose enthusiasm for his leadership is matched…

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Micro pig predicts World Cup results

The pig breeder said: “Marcus is the seventh child of a seventh child and apparently they’re gifted with special powers, so maybe that’s where it comes from.” East Midlands Live: Swingers club members need childcare help; LadBaby named ‘celebrity dad of the year’ Ms Stevens has about 100 animals on…

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Chelsea Clinton: Ive had vitriol flung at me for as long as I can remember

The former first daughter on privilege, female leadership, dealing with critics, and how Trump degrades what it means to be American When the American media describe the Clinton Foundation, a vast but discreetly unadvertised expanse of midtown Manhattan office space populated by serious-looking people and elegantly adorned by African-inspired artwork…

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