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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British study reveals fall in muscle strength of 10-year-olds

Children becoming physically weaker found team who measured handgrip, arm-hangs and sit-ups in Essex children Schoolchildren are becoming physically weaker, according to researchers who have studied how the muscle strength of 10-year-olds has changed over recent years. The team says 10-year-olds have become heavier and taller since 1998, meaning that…

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Serena Williams covers Divinyls hit for breast cancer awareness

Tennis star strips off and sings I Touch Myself to remind women to self-check Serena Williams has produced a new video to promote breast cancer awareness in which she covers her bare chest with her hands and sings a cover of The Divinyls hit I Touch Myself. The video is…

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Swedish student’s plane protest stops man’s deportation ‘to hell’

Elin Ersson refused to sit down on Gothenburg flight until man being sent to Afghanistan was removed A lone student activist on board a plane at Gothenburg airport has prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker from Sweden by refusing to sit down until the man was removed from…

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May’s plan ‘sticks in the throat’, says Boris Johnson as he resigns over Brexit

Senior Conservative becomes third minister to walk out over common rulebook proposal Boris Johnson has quit as foreign secretary, claiming in his resignation letter that the UK was headed for the status of a colony if Theresa Mays soft Brexit plans were adopted. The leading Brexiter said that he tried…

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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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