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The making of Britain's Donald Trump

The making of Britain's Donald Trump

Boris Johnson is best known for his history of lying, racism, and downright buffoonery, leading many to wonder whether Britain's next prime minister has more in common with Donald Trump than a shockingly blonde mop.

What the Australian Greens can learn from Europe's seismic political shift

What the Australian Greens can learn from Europe's seismic political shift

The success of the European Greens would seem to be the measure of a deeper process underway — one the Australian Greens should grab onto with both hands.

How will Scott Morrison react to world election results?

How will Scott Morrison react to world election results?

Now our own federal election is done and dusted, let's look at how the outcomes of other elections around the world could affect Australia's interests.

The European Parliament's Brexitstential crisis

The European Parliament's Brexitstential crisis

The UK Brexit Party sees a somewhat ironic spectacular success, while the Greens' rise shows that the shifting nature of class is producing a real shift in politics for the first time in decades.

Burning buildings and blind faith

Burning buildings and blind faith

A burning building is a chance for rebirth. A West entirely blind to its own insoluble faith is a chance only for death.

Notre Dame and the disruption of our links to a living past

Notre Dame and the disruption of our links to a living past

The immolation of Notre Dame de Paris rips at the threads that link us to our ancestors and to our descendants, regardless of whether we're religious or not.

The slow burn of the gilets jaunes 

The slow burn of the gilets jaunes 

Our correspondent-at-large reports on the simmering tensions in Paris amid the yellow vest movement.

A blustering Thatcherite rises from the crowd...

A blustering Thatcherite rises from the crowd...

The new pin-up boy for a hard Brexit, Mark Francois, sounds no-nonsense. He sounds like he knows what he’s doing. He sounds like Thatcher.

Brexiteers ramble on in verdant home counties

Brexiteers ramble on in verdant home counties

Even ardent Leavers can't quite put their finger on what a successful Brexit would mean for their day-to-day lives. It seems Brexit is a liberation without content, a liberation that consists entirely of feeling liberated.

With nobody steering the ship, Brexit drifts into uncharted waters

With nobody steering the ship, Brexit drifts into uncharted waters

Despite eight votes on Brexit options (and a pledge from Theresa May to resign), nobody won in the House of Commons today.