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Noel Gallagher blasts Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour politics as ‘communism’

Noel Gallagher blasts Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour politics as ‘communism’

The Oasis star was previously a well known Labour supporter. Read more

European politics… as explained by Playmobil toys

European politics… as explained by Playmobil toys

In one picture a refugee and her child walk out of the sea while a woman sunbathes Read more

Jeremy Corbyn might like good honest politics, but he’s also a BOSS at stink eye

Jeremy Corbyn might like good honest politics, but he’s also a BOSS at stink eye

Check out the sass on that… Read more

Here’s what happens when you Photoshop the men out of politics

Here’s what happens when you Photoshop the men out of politics

Hint: There’s still not very many women. Read more

Online sexist trolls are putting women off politics, says Yvette Cooper

Online sexist trolls are putting women off politics, says Yvette Cooper

Yvette Cooper will warn the Labour Party that online abuse directed at women is putting off women from joining the party. Read more

Remember Big Brother 7 runner-up Glyn Wise? Because he’s only gone and taken up politics…

Remember Big Brother 7 runner-up Glyn Wise? Because he’s only gone and taken up politics…

He’s only gone and taken up politics… Read more

Mass murderer Andres Breivik wins university place to study politics

Mass murderer Andres Breivik wins university place to study politics

The right-wing extremist will study Political Science Read more

Lego aren’t happy that the ‘Pirate Party’ used their figures for politics

Lego aren’t happy that the ‘Pirate Party’ used their figures for politics

The party had claimed in court in Prague that the figures were similar to other toys, not just Lego. Read more

Why Scottish politics is bitchier than Mean Girls

Why Scottish politics is bitchier than Mean Girls

It’s ALL kicking off north of the wall. Read more

This week is the week politics went truly, wonderfully mad

This week is the week politics went truly, wonderfully mad

In a nutshell: everyone is losing it and we’re all doomed. Read more

Politics needs a shake-up: Here are some of the best remixes of politicians

Politics needs a shake-up: Here are some of the best remixes of politicians

What, you thought people were going to be taking politics seriously this year? Read more

‘Gentle giant’ of politics Alistair Darling announces decision to step down next year

‘Gentle giant’ of politics Alistair Darling announces decision to step down next year

Tributes to the Former chancellor were led by colleagues, new and old, who described him as honest and humble. Read more

Five stories from this week’s politics – some are slightly silly

Five stories from this week’s politics – some are slightly silly

Mojitos, security procedures, family politics and supermodels – and that’s only one week in British politics Read more

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited review – portable politics

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited review – portable politics

The PS Vita gets an enhanced port of the acclaimed Disgaea 4, but does the funny script help to overcome the very familiar gameplay? Read more

Jonathan Creek series five, episode two: Parish politics and spooky predictions

Jonathan Creek series five, episode two: Parish politics and spooky predictions

Since last week’s episode of Jonathan Creek, Jonathan and Polly have been busy settling into village life, getting involved in parish politics and seemingly never actually going to work. Read more

The Mistress Contract at the Royal Court is a tale of sexual politics with little warmth

The Mistress Contract at the Royal Court is a tale of sexual politics with little warmth

Does The Mistress Contract represent true female liberation or prostitution gussied up with intellectual posturing? Read more

Alistair Carmichael warns against SNP ‘mixing up politics and patriotism’

Alistair Carmichael warns against SNP ‘mixing up politics and patriotism’

Nationalists who seek to divide Scots depending on their voting intentions in next year’s independence referendum are on ‘dangerous territory’, according to the Scottish secretary Read more

Tweet politics: MPs attract 650,000 new followers on Twitter

Tweet politics: MPs attract 650,000 new followers on Twitter

They’re often the targets of public ridicule and anger, but MPs appear to have found one place where their popularity is increasing – Twitter.
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Nick Clegg at Liberal Democrat conference: Family first, politics second for me

Family man Nick Clegg made a pitch for the female vote by insisting he cares more about his wife and children than his political career.

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Britain accused of ‘valuing politics over justice’ as Alexander Litvinenko inquest set to be scrapped

Britain accused of ‘valuing politics over justice’ as Alexander Litvinenko inquest set to be scrapped

The British government has been accused of valuing its relationship with the Russia over the need for justice after it emerged an inquest into the death of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko is set to be scrapped.
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Between the Palace and the Street Mahmoud Mukhtar and the Fate of Egyptian Art Today

“The heart of the uprising,” “The symbol of a divided nation,” “the neo-cons’ worst nightmare”… These are just a few of several descriptions from over the last few weeks that have been used to frame Tahrir Square. Alongside the hundreds of media reporters and news correspondents, culture writers also jumped on the coverage bandwagon and began to ponder the role that the events would play in shaping the practices of Egypt’s contemporary artists. With a self-proclaimed expertise on all things Egyptian that would make the likes of New York Times’s Thomas Friedman seem humble, these cultural pundits sounded more like political analysts than art critics as they clashed and concurred on the state and fate of the arts in Egypt Read more

10 Reasons Why Im Fasting for a Better Budget

Because I am an evangelical Christian and the root of the word “evangelical” is found in the opening statement of Jesus in Luke 4, where Christ says he has come to bring “good news (the ‘evangel’) to the poor.” So to be an evangelical Christian is to try and bring good news to poor people.
Because some very bad news is happening to the poorest and most vulnerable people in Washington’s battle over the budget — both those at home and around the world.
Because budgets are moral documents — they reveal our priorities, who and what is important, and who and what are not. To address excessive deficits is also a moral issue — preventing our children and grandchildren from having crushing debt. But how you reduce a deficit is also a moral issue. We should reduce the deficit, but not at the expense of our poorest people.
Because it is simply wrong — morally and religiously — to focus our budget cuts on the people who are already hurting, and make them hurt more Read more

Weekend Box Office Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 Knocks Out Slightlyunderperforming Sucker Punch

In a somewhat surprising result, the heavily-advertised action-fantasy Sucker Punch (teaser/trailer) did not top the box office this weekend, losing a close race to the lower-profile but popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules was number one for the weekend, with $24.4 million. The second film in the series comes just over a year after 20th Century Fox released the premiere entry (titled simply Diary of a Wimpy Kid) took the number-two slot with $22 million. With no massive Alice in Wonderland standing it is way this time, the further adventures of Zachery Gordon promoted itself to the top slot Read more

Obamas March Madness Playing it Safe

As I watched President Obama select his NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen bracket picks with ESPN’s Andy Katz, I started to wonder, “Is he picking all favorites?” I looked it up and it turned out that, with the exception of two upsets, he was. Sure, there was #4 Wisconsin over #5 Kansas State, and #5 Arizona over #4 Texas, but certainly no 11 seed over a 3 seed or 10 over a 2. And all the teams in his Final Four choices were number one seeds. His selections were made with great confidence and knowledge, but he could have made long-shot predictions with equal authority, given the incredible talents on lower-ranked teams such as Richmond’s Justin Harper and Butler’s Shelvin Mack Read more