Serpent's Egg

The Eroticism of Fat Men

The European elite have developed a death wish

Paul Mason From the French right’s selection of Fillon to the Italian referendum and Austrian election, Europe’s centre is oblivious to its own existential crisis. They might want to dust … Continue reading

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Brits still love a good toff. The ubiquity of Jacob Rees-Mogg proves it

Paul MacInnes There is still a strong tendency for us to defer to the confident and well-spoken, no matter how ridiculous their views ‘Jacob Rees-Mogg may not have coined the … Continue reading

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Scene from „The Serpents egg (Das Schlangenei) (3)

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Scepticism about a Brexit apocalypse looks increasingly justified

Larry Elliott The IMF and the OECD’s predictions of economic gloom went awry, and continued fallbacks may see them lose credibility Are economic storm clouds gathering over Britain? Photograph: Tom … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Four charts that show how Britons are living beyond their means

Szu Ping Chan Telegraph 26 NOVEMBER 2016  British households will live beyond their means well into the next decade as low interest rates encourage households to raid savings and take … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change at global level

Scientists warn increasingly rapid melting could trigger polar ‘tipping points’ with catastrophic consequences felt as far away as the Indian Ocean   How melting Arctic ice could cause uncontrollable climate … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

IFS warns of biggest squeeze on pay for 70 years over Brexit

Respected thinktank says UK’s withdrawal from EU will stoke inflation and peg back wages to below their 2008 level in 2021 IFS director Paul Johnson said: ‘One cannot stress how … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hammond denies borrowing is out of control “it’s just much much larger than we would like it to be & getting larger every day, like my piles”

Hammond denies borrowing is out of control Telegraph 24 Nov 2016 Philip Hammond has denied that borrowing is out of control as he said the Autumn Statement was designed to … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Scott and Shackleton logbooks prove Antarctic sea ice is not shrinking 100 years after expeditions

The Endurance, trapped in sea ice  Sarah Knapton, science editor Telegraph, 24 NOVEMBER 2016 • 12:01AM   Antarctic sea ice had barely changed from where it was 100 years ago, … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tony Blair: Brexit could be stopped if Britons change their minds like when you’re having a shit & it won’t come out the absolute bane of my f–king life

Former PM marks political comeback with interview, but says there is ‘too much hostility’ for him to return to frontline Tony Blair praised Theresa May as a ‘very solid, sensible … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hamburg to name street after Germany’s most famous dominatrix

Domenica Niehoff, who died in 2009, was a one-time prostitute who became famous campaigning for sex workers’ rights Domenica Niehoff, pictured in 1987. Photograph: Claus Eckert/AP Associated Press in Berlin … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

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