Despite Nigel Farage's prediction that the UK Independence party will cause an “earthquake” in British politics at the European Parliament elections, Britons give Ukip as much chance of winning as finding life on Mars.
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Friday 01 July 2011
The author of twelve novels, including crime and genre fiction, Stella Duffy is a writer who doesn't stand still. Her latest work - a bravura re-imagining of the life of Theodora, Empress of Byzantium - is her best.
Monday 06 June 2011
Leonard Bernstein’s most bountiful score – a mouth-watering confection of sugar and spice and all things nice – is also a masterpiece of parody and counter-parody
Sunday 29 May 2011
Saturday 07 May 2011
Monday 18 April 2011
Thursday 14 April 2011
There are dangers associated with meeting your public. Just ask Nick Clegg or Gordon Brown: there’s a Mrs Duffy waiting everywhere to handbag you.
Wednesday 13 April 2011
Yesterday was supposed to be a "good news" day for Nick Clegg as he announced the Government's £450m regional growth fund to safeguard 100,000 jobs.
Tuesday 12 April 2011
The woman branded 'a bigot' by Gordon Brown asks Nick Clegg if he is really happy with the Coalition Government policies.
Tuesday 12 April 2011
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today dismissed a call from a senior party figure to pull the Liberal Democrats out of the coalition government or face extinction.
Saturday 02 April 2011
There is a pole at the fashion house that bears the name of New York's socialite designer Marc Jacobs, but it is of the dancing – rather than greasy – variety. And employees seeking advancement had better not mind looking at gay porn with the boss.
Sunday 13 February 2011
Monday 07 February 2011
Duffy once went on a 48-hour drinking binge.
Sunday 16 January 2011
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Renowned for his eccentric performances and turbulent life off-camera, even in death Dennis Hopper remains close to controversy.
Tuesday 21 December 2010
I can't remember a better year for soaringly imaginative Christmas shows aimed at the children-of-all-ages market. Following on from the seasonal smash hits at the National, RSC, Royal Court and the Young Vic, the Hampstead Theatre now weighs in with Beasts and Beauties, a wickedly gleeful and gruesome gallimaufry of tales by the Brothers Grimm as reworked by Carol Ann Duffy, dramatised by Tim Supple and Melly Still, and directed by the latter.
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