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The Week

The Week V. 1252

The Week covers the Best of the British and Foreign Media. With its non partisan reporting, The Week gives the reader an insight into all the the news, people, arts, drama, property, books and how the international media has reported it. This concise guide allows the reader to be up to date and have a wealth of knowledge to allow them to discuss all these key topics with their friends and peers.

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the main stories… …and how they were covered

What happened The Farage factor Campaigning officially began this week for the 12 December election, prompting immediate clashes over the issue of Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn claimed Boris Johnson’s EU exit deal would “unleash Thatcherism on steroids” and lead the NHS to be sold off to US firms. The Labour leader said he would negotiate a better deal and then put it to the public in another referendum. The Prime Minister, who has repeatedly denied that the NHS will be on the table in US trade talks, dismissed Corbyn’s plan, saying it would cause further uncertainty and take the country “back to square one”. The Tories’ hopes of winning a majority were dealt a blow last week, when Nigel Farage vowed to field Brexit Party candidates in every seat unless the PM ditched his…

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the week

As the election approaches, many parents of privately educated children will be watching the opinion polls with some anxiety. If our next government is a Labour one, they can expect a sharp rise in their school fees, as tax perks afforded to independent schools are withdrawn; just possibly, they might find their children’s schools are abolished altogether. Parents who couldn’t afford higher fees might prefer the latter outcome: at least everyone would be in the same boat. Of course, it’s the desire to get all children into one boat that motivates the policy. As is routinely pointed out, the 7% of children sent to fee-paying schools are over-represented at leading universities, and retain an astonishingly tight hold on the top jobs. What’s less clear is to what extent abolishing private…

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the week

Editor-in-chief: Caroline Law Editor: Theo Tait Deputy editor: Harry Nicolle Executive editor: Laurence Earle City editor: Jane Lewis Editorial assistant: Asya Likhtman Contributing editors: Daniel Cohen, Thomas Hodgkinson, Simon Wilson, Rob McLuhan, Anthony Gardner, William Underhill, Catherine Heaney, Digby Warde-Aldam, Tom Yarwood, William Skidelsky Editorial staff: Anoushka Petit, Tigger Ridgwell, Sorcha Bradley, Aaron Drapkin Picture editor: Xandie Nutting Art director: Nathalie Fowler Sub-editor: Mary O’Sullivan Production editor: Alanna O’Connell Editorial chairman and co-founder: Jeremy O’Grady Production Manager: Maaya Mistry Production Executive: Sophie Griffin Newstrade Director: David Barker Direct Marketing Director: Abi Spooner Inserts: Jack Reader Classified: Henry Haselock, Rebecca Seetanah, Nicholas Fisher Account Directors: Lauren Shrigley, Jonathan Claxton, Jocelyn Sital-Singh Senior Account Managers: Joe Teal, Hattie White Account Executive: Clement Aro Advertising Manager: Carly Activille Group Advertising Director: Caroline Fenner Founder: Jolyon Connell Chief Executive,…

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Controversy of the week High hopes for Hoyle The appointment of the new Speaker “is proof that politics in Britain right now really is topsy-turvy”, said Paul Waugh on Huffington Post. Sir Lindsay Hoyle, a privately educated knight of the realm and the son of an MP, may sound like an “archetypal Tory” –but he is in fact the Labour MP for Chorley in Lancashire, and has been since 1997. Yet “in a neat inversion of John Bercow’s election ten years ago, when Labour votes ensured an Opposition backbencher got the job”, it was Tory votes that secured the role for Hoyle; he beat Chris Bryant, the Labour MP for Rhondda, by 325-213 in the final vote, having seen off five other candidates, including Harriet Harman and Eleanor Laing. Hoyle triumphed mainly…

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spirit of the age

Mexican students at Sheffield University have been bemused by a poster campaign warning that wearing sombreros is offensive to Mexicans. “My culture is not your costume,” admonished the poster, issued by the student union at Halloween. But Mexicans in Sheffield have protested that they’re not offended by people dressing up in sombreros. In Mexico, “nobody wears those hats in everyday life”, said one student. “Even we wear them as a costume!” Buckingham Palace has delighted animal-rights campaigners by confirming that the Queen has resolved not to wear any new garments made from real fur. “We are raising a glass of gin and Dubonnet to the Queen’s decision,” said the activist group Peta.…

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good week for

Olivia Newton-John, after the tight black trousers and leather jacket she wore in the final scenes of the 1978 film Grease sold at auction for $405,700 – more than double the expected price. The money will go to her breast cancer treatment centre in Australia. In the same auction, in Los Angeles, a Grease poster signed by the film’s cast went for $64,000, against an estimate of $1,000. The Bee Gees, who are to get their own big-screen biopic. The rights to the three brothers’ story and music have been bought from Barry Gibb, the sole surviving Bee Gee, by the producer behind the smash-hit Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody.…