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Stephen King: Forget the sterile debates, we are all facing a future of austerity and sacrifice

n reality, British society is increasingly at the mercy of events elsewhere in the world

Blood Harvest By SJ Bolton

A killer mix that reaps rewards

Stephen King: Exports can't solve all our problems

UK exports are unlikely to do very much if the main market remains just over the Channel

Stephen King: Prosperity is a matter of timing

I am about to be grossly unfair because, for the purposes of this article, I am going to assume that Labour loses the general election on 6 May. This, I stress, is not a prediction but, instead, a way to allow me to offer some economic comparisons. With a complete run of economic data going back to the early Fifties and, in some cases, to the late Forties, it is possible to show how governments of all persuasions have performed over the decades.

On the agenda: Animal Art Fair; Comme des Garçons; Francis Ford Coppola; Stephen King; Laurie Anderson; The Summerhouse

Expect the unexpected from Stephen King, Francis Ford Coppola and Laurie Anderson...

Stephen King: The truth about spending cuts

The major parties have deliberately ducked the issue of their fiscal priorities

Stephen King: Deflation... the next big surprise?

The UK is unusual today because, unlike many other countries, inflation is a little too high

Stephen King: Staring at a new age of austerity

At this stage, we can't be sure we haven't been looking at a phantom recovery

Stephen King: Look beyond the UK for a true guide to economic austerity

If you want to know what fiscal austerity now looks like, look at Iceland or Greece

On Monsters, By Stephen Asma

He's seen the future... it's rotten

Stephen King: Another Greek tragedy unfolds

It's not difficult to generate a vicious downward spiral leading to unrest

Stephen King: No bust, but still far from boom

Economies are on life support, and it's not clear what happens when that is removed

Margareta Pagano: 'Scarier than any Stephen King story'

Our huckster-driven banking systems will plunge us into a horror of a crisis, warns a US professor – but, he says, he can fix it

Stephen King: Beware the stock market herd

Optimism in the stock markets is based on not much more than faith in the herd

Stephen King: In the cold, clear light of the new year, lessons of the 1970s loom

If the public know that public finances don't add up, their behaviour will change
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'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

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The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
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Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
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10 best PS4 games

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Transfer window: Ten things we learnt

Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

Record-breaking spending shows FFP restraint no longer applies
Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

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Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

Girl on a Plane

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Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent