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Cricket, Jackal magazine

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Sunday Soapbox: Sport serves its audience, not the other way round

This week, our editor-in-chief bowls in on 100-ball cricket, the rights and wrongs of straws, and James Bond’s baby

Sunday Soapbox: there’s no smoke without a picture of a dying baby

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Sunday Soapbox: there’s no smoke without a picture of a dying baby

For fans of responsible hedonism, the promise of impending death and impotence preached by tobacco packaging sticks in the throat. It’s also nonsense

Johnny Mercer: A warrior in Westminster

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Johnny Mercer: A warrior in Westminster

Tipped for the frontbench, former army captain Johnny Mercer MP wants to run the MOD. Some are saying he might even be our next prime minister. Could he be?

Individualism is a sham. Join a club, a society, a church – or die alone

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Individualism is a sham. Join a club, a society, a church – or die alone

Edward Davies’ take on how being an active member of society means more than reaching for self-actualisation. It’s best to be part of something bigger than yourself

We’re not tired of the city, we’re tired of not being able to afford it

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We’re not tired of the city, we’re tired of not being able to afford it

Urban life is as dynamic and diverse as ever. It’s just a shame the cost of it is becoming prohibitive, says Dan Rookwood

Matt Forde: Our biggest problem? We’ve forgotten how to disagree

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Matt Forde: Our biggest problem? We’ve forgotten how to disagree

The Jackal talks to one of the country’s most in-demand satirists, who proves political comment and nuance aren’t mutually exclusive

The Jackal debates: Is technology killing the truth?

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The Jackal debates: Is technology killing the truth?

Ex-BBC correspondent Martin Bell and Will Moy, director of fact-checkers Full Fact, argue it out

It hurts to say it, but I no longer feel proud to be an American

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It hurts to say it, but I no longer feel proud to be an American

The Jackal’s man in America explains why he’s struggling to keep faith

Sunday Soapbox responsbility

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Sunday Soapbox: Let’s not muddle transparency and responsibility

Australian cricketer Steve Smith compounded his mistake by believing that in coming clean he would be absolved of his wrongdoing

Pint of lager? I’d rather have a box of After Eights, thanks

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Pint of lager? I’d rather have a box of After Eights, thanks

Forget alcohol. David Baddiel’s real addiction is sugar

Data abuse, Facebook, Jackal magazine

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Sunday Soapbox: data abuse gives us a tangible measure of damage done by social media, but it’s not even half the story

The Facebook backlash is a good thing, it’s just a shame it’s not been inspired by concerns about our mental health

Leadership crisis, Gavin Williamson

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Sunday Soapbox: We’ve devalued strong leadership, and now we’re starting to pay for it

Gavin Williamson’s wimpish efforts at showing strength on the international stage reek of a deeper underlying problem with leadership

Sunday soapbox brexit

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Sunday Soapbox: A politician who admits they haven’t the foggiest is a politician worth listening to

The power of ‘I don’t know’, the ugliness of communism and why we should be thinking about how we celebrate boys and girls

Sunday Soapbox: The irrationality of fandom

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Sunday Soapbox: The irrationality of fandom

Our editor contemplates switching allegiances, gender-neutral watches and the talent at tonight’s Oscars

Sunday Soapbox: There’s too much luck in sport

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Sunday Soapbox: There’s too much luck in sport

Out of luck and out of love at the Winter Olympics, Tom Daley’s baby and why cancelling charity direct debits is grandstanding of the most selfish kind

Big charities need to change or die

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Big charities need to change or die

With great power comes great responsibility. Today’s behemoth charities would do well to remember that

Public proposals – charming or cringeworthy?

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Public proposals – charming or cringeworthy?

Idris Elba’s set a precedent ahead of Valentine’s Day, but think twice before you follow suit

Elon Musk, do we really want to go to Mars?

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Elon Musk, do we really want to go to Mars?

The Jackal has a question for the multibillionaire tech maverick…