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Cameron’s ‘a la carte’ EU idea just national chauvinism?

David Cameron is playing to his base, largely, in giving Britons the option of divorcing the European Union. But European leaders are warning there will be consequences — for the EU and Great Britain.

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David Cameron’s Euro vision: would he dare abandon the EU?

David Cameron will outline his vision for Britain’s place in the European Union next week. Would he dare signal a split? It would be a disaster for a still-faltering economy, says EU researcher Keshia Jacotine.

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Leveson: D-day for red tops, farewell to press freedom?

Lord Leveson will deliver his verdict on the future of the British press in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal tomorrow. Fleet Street’s red tops are decidedly nervous about being curbed.

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France’s socialist budget experiment — revolution or ruin?

The French budget answers some questions and raises quite a few more, writes Alan Austin from France. Taxing the rich more is a big political achievement.

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Hillsborough was the acme of real Thatcherism

The Hillsborough judgment has transfixed the UK for two days.

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UK comic incompetence, with a dash of Metallica

While Britain harvests a veritable galleon of gold in the Olympics, the Coalition running the joint is going for the wooden spoon.

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The Games, the gold, Boris and a Billy Bunter pinata

A golden Olympic double pumped the host nation a few places up the medal tally and offered relief to a British public who had been watching a performance that to date had been coxless.

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Cameron’s Britain: (re)doubling down on austerity?

Britain’s economy is in a deep, deep hole. And David Cameron and George Osborne seem keen to keep digging.

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‘Big society’: Abbott takes his lead from the Brits

Dr James Whelanof the Centre for Policy Development asked interviewees from his recent report Big Society and Australia to provide comment on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s recent “landmark” speech …

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Plaisir without the jouissance in scoreless-draw England

England has just been bundled out of football’s Euro 2012 competition and, as Guy Rundle observed from a bar in London, it’s symptomatic of England’s wider political and economic malaise.

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Rio’s warm reception for Gillard

Australians might be giving Prime Minister Julia Gillard a somewhat cool reception but things will be different when she arrives in Rio de Janeiro.

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Coulson conviction could mean prison time

Britain’s phone hacking inquiry has landed its second big fish: Andy Coulson, former News of the World editor and ex-head of communications for David Cameron, has been charged with perjury. Paul Barry reports.

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Parliament Square hums with Assange discontent

A sunny day in Parliament Square, Big Ben shining, the remnant anti-war protest still attached to the security barriers, and a crowd anxious over the fate of a new freedom fighter.

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Come in Spinner: living on another planet

The modern science-fiction genre has moved on from bug-eyed monsters and spaceships and is now more likely to explore alternative worlds and realities — often interacting or existing simultaneously.

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Crikey Clarifier: why we’re all talking about the Falklands

Britain and Argentina again are at loggerheads over the Falklands, writes Craig Snyder, senior lecturer in international relations at Deakin University.

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The new Australian Carrie … UK fuel farce …

In today’s Media Briefs: UK papers pour petrol on Torie’s burning popularity … Front Page of the Day … NDS demands Australian Financial Review retraction … Leveson inquiry told hacking investigations could cost up to £40m and more …

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SMH mag AWOL … News rejects piracy claim …

It’s The Sun’s way to the shop if you want a sausage roll … Rundle: Sheehan wrong on Toulouse killer … Front page of the Day … No show for SMH’s magazine for “technical issues” … Murdoch’s News Ltd. rejects TV piracy claim in Australia …

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‘Dinner for donors’ means shit sandwich on Cameron’s menu

Well, it is never dull in London, unless you are eating English food.

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Rundle: UK Coalition’s world view is through a fun-house mirror

David Cameron’s coalition government has brought in a risky political budget.

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Scottish independence: Salmond still swimming upstream

There are two important questions arising out of the possibility of a Scottish republic, writes Keshia Jacotine, who researches and writes about European and Scottish politics.

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The Guardian | FILM & TV|

Why Cameron’s advice to British filmmakers shouldn’t make the cut

David Cameron recently called on the UK film industry to “support more commercially viable pictures” but pursuing any kind of formula is deeply problematic, writes Stewart Lee.

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In Italy turning a blind eye has become an artform

Italy’s credit rating may be heading south and plenty of businesses are struggling to survive, but in a country where so much is hidden, there is often growth where you don’t see it, writes Jo McKenna, a Rome-based freelance journalist.

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Scots contemplate an independent future

Alex Salmond wants to be remembered as the founder of a new nation, but if he lets Cameron outmanoeuvre him on a referendum, then it could be a long time before Scotland gets another chance.

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Memo David Cameron: eurosceptics aren’t really on your side

The EU has its problems. Not just economic, but more deep-seated issues to do with its “democratic deficit” — the way the union has been managed by elites and unaccountable bureaucrats.

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Rundle: for Cameron, Brussells sprouts a sort of zen veto

The EU could have given the UK kittens, bl-wjobs and Belgium for free, and Cameron, on returning, would have still been portrayed as “the man who sold out to Europe”.

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