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Britain’s Brexit voters – this election is down to you

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Britain’s Brexit voters – this election is down to you

The result of next week’s ballot will boil down to which way the new breed of engaged voters swings

And with a wink, Jeremy Corbyn won the general election

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And with a wink, Jeremy Corbyn won the general election

If a week from now the Labour Party is celebrating victory in the general election, it won’t be because of its policies

In praise of policy – even the dementia tax

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In praise of policy – even the dementia tax

If we can’t discuss policy like grown-ups, we can’t expect to see grown up policy

Drawn and quartered, Britain’s political cartoonists

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Drawn and quartered, Britain’s political cartoonists

Meet Britain’s political cartoonists sharpening their pencils ready to lampoon the world’s most powerful, pompous and downright daft leaders

You might get an election landslide Mrs May, but you won’t get a Brexit whitewash

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You might get an election landslide Mrs May, but you won’t get a Brexit whitewash

She might pull-off a short-term coup, but Theresa May will still have to take-on Europe, says the FT’s Henry Foy

I’m sorry, but your story is only as good as the way you tell it

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I’m sorry, but your story is only as good as the way you tell it

Yes, subject matter is important, but so is the way it’s delivered

Forget a Brexit election, pickled or fried. We need a vote on real life

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Forget a Brexit election, pickled or fried. We need a vote on real life

The public deserves policies that address the problems of their daily lives, not more Brexit-themed posturing

If it’s ok with you, I’ll flush the toilet myself

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If it’s ok with you, I’ll flush the toilet myself

An automated future looks dizzying. But visions of a wonder-clad world where everything is done for us mustn’t disguise our fundamental need to be productive

A political glossary to 2017, Part II

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A political glossary to 2017, Part II

Don’t know your safe-spacers from your snowflakes? The Jackal is here to help

Rights and Responsibilities, The Jackal

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So you want your rights? What about your responsibilities?

The language of rights has dominated politics of late. But what of the language of responsibilities, asks Edward Davies?

It’s Masters week – cue an outpouring of cloying televised hyperbole

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It’s Masters week – cue an outpouring of cloying televised hyperbole

Augusta National is special. If only there was another way of saying it

Modern democracy, The Jackal

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Please don’t make us do democracy. We’re happy on our iPhones

Will Trump stay the course? Or will the resistance wear him down? Place your bets now, says our man in America

Put your handbags away Twitterati – losing doesn’t always mean you’re wrong

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Put your handbags away Twitterati – losing doesn’t always mean you’re wrong

David Baddiel reminds us that some arguments can take more than 280 characters to articulate

Trump’s rebellion has nothing on Lenin’s revolution

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Trump’s rebellion has nothing on Lenin’s revolution

Henry Foy, Foreign Correspondent for the Financial Times, proffers some thoughts on why Trump’s political posturing is wearing a little thin

What a time to be alive. No, really…

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What a time to be alive. No, really…

The world is going to hell in a handcart. Right? Five minutes on Twitter and you’d think so. But we’ve never had it so good, says The Jackal’s Editor-in-Chief

Telephone Boxes, Covent Garden, The Jackal

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The man who saved Britain’s red telephone boxes

The imminent demise of the Routemaster will leave Londoners with little street heritage to call their own, save for one last upstanding citizen: the red telephone box. Meet Reg Lewis, the man who singlehandedly saved it from corporate whitewash

A political glossary to 2017, part I

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A political glossary to 2017, part I

They say that politics is a thinking man’s game. Permit Chris Hall to set the record straight – it’s an angry man’s game

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