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Matthew d’Ancona

The bullet hit Donald Trump, but it killed Joe Biden

The extraordinary iconography of Donald Trump’s defiance after the attempt on his life - and how it speaks to the American psyche - makes it even more important that Joe Biden quits the race

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Slave Play is an absolute must-see

Our editor-at-large’s rundown of the pick of the week’s theatre, books and streaming

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Keir Starmer: the promise and the threat

The new prime minister entered Downing Street in the ‘sunlight of hope’. But the storm to come has only been postponed

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Kinds of Kindness is a deeply strange and wonderful movie

Our editor-at-large’s rundown of the pick of the week’s cinema, television and books

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The world is poised on the edge

As populism tries to pull the EU apart and Donald Trump threatens Europe’s security, Keir Starmer will face the challenge of resetting the UK’s role in the continent and the wider world

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Biden’s last act of service must be to withdraw

Donald Trump would put America and the world in danger. But he will beat this stumbling president

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Starmer will take us from despair to.. where?

Keir Starmer is set for a landslide built on hatred of the Tories. Now he must soothe Britain’s rage – or become its next victim

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The Bikeriders is an instant classic of the genre

Our editor-at-large’s rundown of the pick of the week’s cinema, theatre and books

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The long road back to the EU

We must stop relitigating the lost referendum and start making the patriotic case for rejoining

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This Federer documentary packs power

Our editor-at-large’s rundown of the pick of the week’s television and books

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The Acolyte is no routine space opera

Our editor-at-large’s rundown of the pick of the week’s television and books

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How Farage became the poison in British politics

Dogwhistling louder than ever and dominating UK political TikTok, Nigel Farage is setting himself up to win the 2029 election

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The Beast will haunt you

Our editor-at-large’s rundown of the pick of the week’s cinema, television and books

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Breaking the Trump spell

He’s been convicted by a jury of 34 felony charges and faces jail time. Why do so many Americans want him back in power?

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Furiosa is epic

Our editor-at-large’s rundown of the pick of the week’s cinema, television and books

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Goodbye to all that

In 2010, the Conservative Party promised so much. How did they sink into poisonous culture war posturing?

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The Big Cigar is an extraordinary caper

Our editor-at-large’s rundown of the pick of the week’s television, cinema and books

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The battle of Joe vs. the moronic inferno

As the first presidential debate looms, it’s time for Biden to take care of business

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Ignore Dominic Cummings at your own peril

Cummings' return to creating his political party is something to be wary of

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Withnail & I has fresh life

Our editor-at-large’s rundown of the pick of the week’s theatre, television and books

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Love Lies Bleeding is a foot-to-the-floor neo-noir thriller

Our editor-at-large’s rundown of the pick of the week’s cinema, theatre and television

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Campus chaos is a nightmare for Biden. For Trump, it’s beautiful

There is still time for the campus mayhem in America to contribute to a political disaster

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It's time for big government

You only have to look out of the window to realise that the state is going to have to do a lot more – and do it as soon as possible

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Challengers is unashamedly glamorous

Our editor-at-large’s rundown of the pick of the week’s cinema, exhibitions and books

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Matthew d’Ancona’s Culture: Knife is an absolute must-read

Our editor-at-large’s rundown of the pick of the week’s books, television and cinema

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Conspiracy theories are taking over the world

We must defeat the software of despair and stop its rewiring of our politics

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Gids is a scandal on a par with the Post Office. So where does Starmer stand?

An aspiring Labour government cannot avoid the questions raised in the Cass review

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Matthew d’Ancona’s Culture: Civil War is quite an accomplishment

Our editor-at-large’s rundown of the pick of the week’s cinema, books and streaming

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Matthew d’Ancona’s Culture: Long Day’s Journey Into Night is breathtaking

Our editor-at-large’s rundown of the pick of the week’s theatre, television, books and cinema

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Hate speech laws don’t work. Now Labour must learn from an SNP fiasco

Scotland’s hate speech law is a disaster. We need serious government, not toytown politics

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Matthew d’Ancona’s Culture: Andrew O’Hagan’s Caledonian Road is fiction at its very best

Our editor-at-large’s rundown of the pick of the week’s books and cinema

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Why I love the deep state

If it hadn’t been for the civil servants that the Conservatives so gleefully denigrate, Britain would have fallen apart years ago

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