Katherine Butler

Katherine Butler is a journalist and former comment editor at The Independent.

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Snickers for breakfast, frozen pizza for dinner: French cuisine is a lot harder to swallow these days

A trip to Western France revealed some shocking habits

Farage and Le Pen: the sanitised faces of extreme populism

Is Ukip going to take a lead from the French?

Sweden tops the best places to live if you’re old – but the UK didn't even make the top ten

This country with its cult of youth and celebrity has developed very troubling attitudes towards growing older

Bridget Jones is single again, thank God. We need you more than ever

By the time Bridget had migrated to global bestseller lists and film stardom she’d become just a slapstick rom-com caricature

Why do we treat Marks and Spencer like a national institution? It's just another shop

The fascination with this store has baffled me since I moved to England

Rouhani: The new friendly face of Iran - or is he?

By launching a charm offensive with the West and exchanging letters with Barack Obama over Syria, new president Hassan Rouhani speaks to his own people too

Angela Merkel and the myth of charismatic leadership

In Britain, no politician, least of all an ambitious woman, would get far if their profile included unassuming, private, dutiful and a very mediocre debater

It doesn’t take Poirot’s little grey cells to figure out this is literary fakery

Digging up dead fictional heroes smacks of barrel-scraping by the estates

At that hour: dealing with death

Why our Irish compatriots 'do death' better than us

Syria: Hail the Power of this humanitarian doctrine

US ambassador to UN has long argued America must intervene to save lives

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