Kanye West has, variously, compared himself to Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Axl Rose and, on the 2010 single I Am a God, a literal deity. And while his claims to mythic greatness have always been met with eye-rolls by less pop culture-inclined observers, a more truthful reading of West in his prime was that, deep down, he really was the closest thing we had to a 21st-century rock superstar. Unrelentingly cocky and overwhelming in his flamboyant largesse, West was a polymath. He dominated fashion, art and music, transforming the image of mainstream hip-hop in the process. He's responsible for world-shaking anthems that earned as much critical praise as they did chart dominance. Never able to laugh... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free … [Read more...] about Insulting, absurd and embarrassing: Is Kanye West in the midst of a mid-life crisis?
The Government has been forced to deny it is preparing to warn families against booking holidays for travel after March as the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looms ever closer. Despite assurances from Downing Street, there is no doubt that a lack of clarity remains over exactly how leaving the EU will affect travel plans next summer. So how exactly should you approach booking holidays for next year and what are the key issues at stake? Below, we run through what the likeliest Brexit scenarios mean for trips to and from Europe after March 29. What was the Government said to be warning of? According to the Sunday Times, the Government was preparing to advise families not to book holidays after the... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Holidays after Brexit – should I book now or wait for a deal?
Norman Tebbit Follow 17 December 2018 • 11:43am What a week it was at Westminster: the Prime Minister challenged under the rules of the Conservative Party after at least 48 Tory Members of Parliament called for an election. I think that they were unwise to do so without having a pretty good prospect of being able to muster the support to do the deed. They exposed not just the lack of solid support for Mrs May outside the payroll vote, but their own failure to persuade Tory MPs that the time was right to send a new Prime Minister to take up the cudgels in Brussels. As a result there cannot now be a new challenge in the 1922 Committee under the Party's rules for another 12 months. Every week the arguments for a genuine Brexit are carefully... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try … [Read more...] about Let us hope that 2019 brings better times
17 December 2018 • 12:30pm Asos warns on sales and profits after tough November trading Shares in high street rivals plunge on fears of miserable Xmas run-up Asos shares down 36pc; more than £3bn wiped from UK retail shares Debenhams may yet find Ashley's offer hard to refuse BIS fears financial seizure at the heart of the world's clearing system How trade wars could easily get out of control To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free Register for free to continue reading this article Register Or unlock all Premium articles, free for 30 days Start trial Already have an account? Login Want to learn more? View all subscriptions … [Read more...] about Shock Asos profit warning wipes billions from retail shares as investors brace for tough Christmas
Champions League last 16 teams: ranked Three English teams will take on three German teams in the last 16 of the Champions League. Liverpool was paired with Bayern Munich in Monday's draw, while Manchester City will play Schalke and Tottenham will face Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund. Also, three-time defending champion Real Madrid will first play at Ajax, while Barcelona was drawn with Lyon. In other matches, Manchester United will play French leader Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus will take on Atletico Madrid and Porto will play Roma. But who will make it through to the final eight? Here, Jason Burt delivers his verdict on each of the eight ties. Schalke v Manchester City A huge reward... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Champions League Round of 16 draw: Our verdict on each tie and who will progress