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Marie Le Conte

The irrelevant Tories

Suddenly, after all these years, I don’t have to worry about them any more

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Taking a moment to enjoy political victories

Politics doesn’t always go your way, so it’s important to drink it in when it does

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A pro-EU parliament?

A wave of Brexiter MPs are on the way out. Can a new generation address the elephant in the room – that Britain has changed its mind on Brexit?

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The trials of being a French citizen in the UK

Being French and yet so invested in British life, you get double the highs and double the lows

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Dilettante: Will Labour call time on political boozing?

There are rumours that a Labour government may try to put an end to Westminster’s drinking culture by shutting down the bars on the parliamentary estate

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Hold your nose and vote for sanity

In past French elections, the left has voted for the centre to keep out Le Pen. Now the right is being asked to do the same – but will they?

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Labour’s media miscalculation

Shutting out the press is a big mistake – especially if you’re heading for a big majority

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Dilettante: How gaming saved my mental health

I love reading books with all my heart, but my Nintendo Switch has saved my life and sanity on more than one occasion

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Rishi Sunak, the inexplicable prime minister

He can’t be enjoying this, can he?

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Where will Macron's fight against the hard right end?

For years, the French hard right has cast a perpetual shadow over the country’s politics

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Ed Davey’s winning campaign

He’s not going to become PM, but he’s already taught Starmer and Sunak a lesson

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Technological progress isn't always a good thing

I will miss the London Underground’s lack of internet

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Diane Abbott and the problem with Starmer’s iron fist

The Labour leader needs MPs from all sides of his party, even the ones he’d rather do without

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My relationship with Arabic is complicated

The language is embedded in my family history; I just don’t have time for it yet

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The echoes between flat hunting and dating

In both situations, it can feel like waiting for the deal-breaker to present itself

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Did the Luddites have a point?

If the tech bros will steal Scarlett Johansson’s voice, they’ll steal anything

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The Tories’ new sex education guidance belongs in a fantasy land

The government’s policy is not built with real children or teenagers in mind

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Smoking has become part of my identity

I know I need to give it up, I'm just not ready to leave Neverland yet

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Britain needs French mayors

It's time Westminster put its money where its mouth is

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When NYC votes Trump

A New York court may have found him guilty, but some parts of the city still love him

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New York will never be my home

Americans aren’t exactly my people, but I loved being among them for a little while

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France wakes up to Depardieu

This could be a turning point in how the country treats questionable men

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Getting nervous in Trumpland

The tension felt by New Yorkers in the wake of Trump’s trial is a constant reminder of what is at stake for the country in November

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A brief encounter with Joe Biden

An evening spent waiting for the president and Air Force One was not the experience I anticipated

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Little Greece’s big future in New York

Today’s political climate makes celebrating two centuries of freedom more poignant – and political – than ever for the city’s Greek community

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MAGA supporters won’t stay silent over Trump’s hush money trial

The circus has arrived in New York, and it’s here to stay

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The Ukraine war in New York City

In Brooklyn’s Little Odessa, Russians and Ukrainians live side by side, in the shadow of a distant conflict

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Early pints, scotch eggs, loud dresses: What the French love about Britain

As the Entente Cordiale turns 120, more reasons to celebrate

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France wants a taste of PMQs

Prime minister Gabriel Attal’s decision to bring the format to parliament is already proving controversial

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Jonathan Gullis, Sunak’s latest farcical move

How the Tories’ new deputy chairman is a symbol of the party’s bizarre transformation

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Trump’s day in court

It's hard to believe anything could prevent Trump from becoming the Republican nominee, and perhaps the president

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The problem isn’t the kids – it’s the parents

British under-30s are some of the unhappiest in Europe – where have they got that from?

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