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Steve Coogan: ‘I don’t have all the answers. I doubt things.’ Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty

Full disclosure. I don’t like Steve Coogan. But, asked to interview the controversial funnyman, I jumped at the chance – and not just because I’ve be(...)

Giovanni Battista Belzoni, the great Italian explorer and pioneering Egyptologist – and sometime entertainer.

The Victorian almanac Chambers Book of Days records the death on this date in 1823 of Giovanni Battista Belzoni, an Italian explorer and pioneering Eg(...)

Angela Merkel will leave office this year but Boris Johnson will use her farewell visit to Chequers to build the foundation for a better bilateral relationship under her successor. File photograph:  Getty

David Frost told a parliamentary committee last week that his last private trip abroad before the pandemic was to Berlin for a performance of Das Rhei(...)

Labour may be floundering in the UK, but former party leader Ed Miliband is flourishing – back on the front bench, hosting a popular podcast and wi(...)

Angela McGowan,  Confederation of British Industry’s regional director for Northern Ireland:  “The decision to move corporation tax to 25 per cent... sends a worrying signal to those planning to invest across the UK.” Photograph: Arthur Allison

The UK government’s move to raise corporation tax to 25 per cent, twice the Republic’s 12.5 per cent rate, poses an “acute” challenge for Northern Ire(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak: his answer to Britain’s low productivity is a ‘super deduction’ to encourage firms to invest. Photograph: Getty

Rishi Sunak’s budget was politically adroit, offering relief and support to businesses and households as they emerge from coronavirus restrictions, bu(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak: ‘It would also be irresponsible to allow our future borrowing and debt to rise unchecked.’ Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer has extended most coronavirus support for businesses and individuals until September but announced future tax in(...)

UK chancellor Rishi Sunak needs to find extra tax revenue. Photograph: PA Wire

UK chancellor Rishi Sunak will use the election of Joe Biden as partial cover for a big budget increase in corporation tax rates, arguing that the US (...)

Under the Republic’s shared-equity housing scheme, a first-time buyer of a new-build home can ask the State to take up to a 30 per cent stake in the property. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Republic’s shared-equity housing scheme has not even started and already it has rendered the laws of economics too offensive to mention. Under th(...)

Former UK chancellor George Osborne, who is joining boutique advisory firm Robey Warshaw as a full-time mergers and acquisitions banker.  Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

George Osborne, the former UK chancellor, is joining the boutique UK advisory firm Robey Warshaw, dropping the eclectic set of jobs he has taken since(...)

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