The Weekly Five Pointer: How to read Game of Thrones before 2019, a transatlantic cable, and other things you might’ve missed

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October 6, 2017

The Weekly Five Pointer: How to read Game of Thrones before 2019, a transatlantic cable, and other things you might’ve missed

Ever heard of Sputnik? Well, it’s for sale. Even if you’ve heard of Elon Musk, you may not know that his mom, Maye Musk, just landed a new job. And though you might recall learning about Paul Revere in history class, you might not have expected his name to make headlines in this century. All … Read more

Should Macron give up on the ecological transition?

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On Saturday 17 November, 300,000 people gathered across France to demonstrate against an increase in fuel prices, a Government initiative aimed to accelerate the ecological transition. Self-proclaimed the “Gilets Jaunes” (referring to the yellow color of the safety vest that every motorist is required to keep in their vehicle), they organized about 2,000 operations, blocking … Read more

Labour’s guerrilla war

There are few times in history when a General Election loss has put a Labour leader in such a strong position. For the first summer since 2014 Labour has not been undergoing a leadership election and Party conference will not mark the end of a long, hard-fought battle. Moreover, Corbyn’s position seems relatively unassailable, at … Read more