Michael Foot

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Red, white and blue: Not every sane contributor needs to be complemented by a lunatic. Captain America can avoid that trap.

I like the Chris Evans who plays Captain America. He’s my favourite famous Chris Evans. In interviews he has always seemed reasonable, amusing and mor(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Mick Jagger: both he and Jeremy Corbyn are frauds when it comes to Brexit. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

In the days following Theresa May’s triggering of Article 50 last March, Mick Jagger sat down to write a pair of songs that would capture “the anxiety(...)

Jeremy Corbyn at the launch in Bradford of the Labour Party manifesto for the General Election. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Much of Labour’s manifesto was already familiar after last week’s leak of a draft version but the full document highlights the starkness of the choic(...)

The general election manifesto published by the British Labour Party is by common consent the most leftwing in a generation, compared – not kindly – t(...)

Jeremy Corbyn: defended Labour’s leaked manifesto, which promises to renationalise the railways, the Royal Mail and part of the energy market and to build 100,000 new council homes a year. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Theresa May will on Friday accuse Jeremy Corbyn of seeking to drag Britain back to the 1970s and deserting “proud and patriotic working-class people” (...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn walks with Labour Party activists as he leaves his home to cast his vote at a polling station at Pakeman Primary School in Islington on June 23, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

The first time I met Jeremy Corbyn he asked me whether I was from the North or South of Ireland. I told him I was from the East of Ireland. Jez looked(...)

Emmanuel Macron standing with a  bodyguard in Paris on Monday. He is the best-liked and least hated politician in France. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The British state noticed Emmanuel Macron before the voters of France did. Trained in the Cartesian style to be at equal ease with numbers and ideas, (...)

Mick Wallace TD: Just back from operating in a frontline Mash unit. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

If depictions of future parliaments from 1960s sci-fi had worked out, our leaders would now enter debates in crisply starched jumpsuits with Nehru col(...)

Gerald Bernard Kaufman, politician: born June 21st, 1930 – died  February 26th, 2017. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

In Gerald Kaufman, who has died aged 86, the Labour party had not only one of its longest-serving MPs, but also one of its loyalest, if most waspish, (...)

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