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The absolutism of their culture war has made compromise impossible for Brexiters | Nick Cohen

The absolutism of their culture war has made compromise impossible for Brexiters | Nick Cohen

Mocking liberals is easy for the Tory ultras but a workable plan for how to govern is far too boringCulture wars are endless because their participants enjoy them so. It’s fun, if you are on the
In a German grand coalition or not, SPD’s survival is at risk

In a German grand coalition or not, SPD’s survival is at risk

Far-right AfD is winning working-class votes and SPD is becoming less relevant among young and middle-class votersWhen Dietmar Nietan, treasurer of the German Social Democrats, takes the stage at the
Why is the world at war?

Why is the world at war?

Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ukraine – the globe is scarred by violenceWe live in a world of trouble. Conflicts today may be much less lethal than those that scarred
Xi’s wretched turn to despotism is born of frailty. Dictatorship will begin to crumble | Will Hutton

Xi’s wretched turn to despotism is born of frailty. Dictatorship will begin to crumble | Will Hutton

Expanding economic power will be crucial to China, but can the new ‘empire’ thrive?It was breathtaking even if inevitable. China has abandoned its constraints on one-party rule. In 1980 Deng Xiaoping,
The sandwich that took 10 months to make (… sow, grow, catch and bake)

The sandwich that took 10 months to make (… sow, grow, catch and bake)

Documentary maker baked his own bread, grew vegetables and went fishing for tunaIf there is an easy way to do something, Benjamin Carle does not do it. So when the Frenchman wanted a sandwich, it was
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2018: Cher steals the show

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2018: Cher steals the show

Even before the after-party she was headlining, the singer brought things to standstill as the event celebrated its 40th yearInternational pop star Cher brought Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to
Nor'easter: eight killed as storm lashes Atlantic coast of US

Nor'easter: eight killed as storm lashes Atlantic coast of US

Two children among dead from Virginia to Rhode IslandMassachusetts governor declares state of emergency over floodsAuthorities confirmed an eighth death in the nor’easter that swept across the US
The kingdom’s women can now drive, join the military, visit sports arenas and cinemas – with other changes planned

The kingdom’s women can now drive, join the military, visit sports arenas and cinemas – with other changes planned

The kingdom’s women can now drive, join the military, visit sports arenas and cinemas – with other changes plannedNada Qahtani and the seven women with her gathered expectantly in the atrium of the
Full Monty python: Florida snake swallows deer heavier than itself

Full Monty python: Florida snake swallows deer heavier than itself

31.5lb invasive Burmese python swallowed 35lb fawn Researcher: ‘It’s surreal to see that in the field’Researchers studying invasive Burmese pythons in Florida recently came upon something they had
After the freeze: empty shops, lost bookings, but also reunited communities

After the freeze: empty shops, lost bookings, but also reunited communities

Farmers, hoteliers and publicans are counting the cost after the grimmest weather for years but some are also counting the ‘beast’s’ blessingsLennoxtown lies 12 miles north-east of Glasgow but for
House of Rainbow: the new pink line dividing the world

House of Rainbow: the new pink line dividing the world

Cecil John Rhodes vowed to paint a pink line – the colour of British dominion – across the world. Now a new pink line has been drawn, a human rights frontier around sexuality and gender identity that
Leicester explosion: three men charged with manslaughter

Leicester explosion: three men charged with manslaughter

Trio also charged with arson after blast which destroyed shop and killed five people on SundayThree men have been charged in connection with a blast which killed five people in Leicester.Arkan Ali,
Man shoots himself dead outside White House, Secret Service says

Man shoots himself dead outside White House, Secret Service says

DC police ‘working to notify next of kin’Donald Trump not in residence at time of incidentA man shot himself dead in front of the White House on Saturday, the Secret Service said, adding that no other
Nor'easter: powerful storm pounds Massachusetts coastline - video

Nor'easter: powerful storm pounds Massachusetts coastline - video

A fierce nor’easter that flooded streets, snapped trees and knocked out power to more than 1.8m homes and businesses continued to lash the US Atlantic coast as the weekend began. At least five people
Own a classic Observer photograph from the Women's Liberation Movement march, 1971

Own a classic Observer photograph from the Women's Liberation Movement march, 1971

On Saturday 6 March 1971, women from across the UK gathered in central London to join the first national demonstration by the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement. Observer photographers Jane Bown
Dozens of fighters killed in Turkish airstrikes in Afrin

Dozens of fighters killed in Turkish airstrikes in Afrin

Pro-regime fighters backing Kurdish militia in north-western Syria killed in latest attacks by Turkish aircraftTurkish airstrikes killed at least 36 pro-regime fighters backing Kurdish militia in
Rick Ross fans urged to pray for rapper after he is taken to hospital

Rick Ross fans urged to pray for rapper after he is taken to hospital

Missy Elliott, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Snoop Dogg call for prayersHip-hop star reportedly found ‘unresponsive’ at Miami homeMissy Elliott, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Snoop Dogg are among stars urging fans
Waves batter railway line at Dawlish station as Storm Emma hits UK - video

Waves batter railway line at Dawlish station as Storm Emma hits UK - video

The main railway line at Dawlish station in Devon, Cornwall, was hit with flood damage as Storm Emma approached. All Great Western Railway and CrossCountry services are currently suspended due to what
Japanese swimmers dive into spring – in pictures

Japanese swimmers dive into spring – in pictures

Inspired by nature and the changing of the seasons, Japanese photographer Osamu Yokonami shoots groups of anonymous people in pastoral, often dream-like, landscapes. For his latest in the series,
With Hope Hicks' exit, we can't let Trump's female allies off the hook

With Hope Hicks' exit, we can't let Trump's female allies off the hook

Hicks, like Ivanka Trump, will paint herself as an unwitting victim – but she’s as guilty of fueling hatred as anyone elseThe Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of what’s happening in the world of