At times we’re left laughing heartily at life’s absurdities – a scene in which Bridget mock-scolds Frances by bumping her push-buggy, only for the child to cry out in delight (“Again!”), is a smile-raising treat. Elsewhere, there’s a beautifully sardonic edge to the comedy, typified by Jim True-Frost’s excruciating guitar-teacher-guru Isaac, who thinks his musical compositions are divinely inspired, and who views contraception as women’s work. … [Read more...] about Saint Frances review – wry, tender, taboo-busting drama
For years, Carlson has been criticized for stoking the racial anxieties and fears of his largely white male audience. He has called white supremacy “not a real problem” and a “hoax” and attacked the idea that diversity is a strength. He has called Omar a “living fire alarm” and “living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country”. He has fretted that Muslims are transforming Europe, and he has given Steve King, the congressman rejected by Republicans for his racist views, airtime to describe the importance of protecting “western civilization”. In December 2018, Carlson said that admitting Central American immigrants “makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided”. … [Read more...] about ‘His hatred is infectious’: Tucker Carlson, Trump’s heir apparent and 2024 candidate?
The election was initially scheduled for May, when Duda had a commanding lead in the polls and was expected to win easily. It was postponed at the last minute because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the race has since narrowed, partly the result of Trzaskowski’s late entrance. Recent polls suggest that although Duda is still likely to win, he will probably fail to get the 50% required to avoid a run-off. … [Read more...] about Voting begins in Poland presidential election as race tightens
Poland becoming an authoritarian state - top judge Poland's presidential poll halted over coronavirus The liberal politician rose fast in the polls after joining the race in May. Previously a member of Donald Tusk's liberal Civic Platform government, he won the capital's race for mayor in 2018 promising "Warsaw for All". … [Read more...] about Poland election: Clash of ideals as voters choose head of state
State broadcaster TVP "served as a campaign tool for the incumbent", its statement read, and some of its reporting was "charged with xenophobic and anti-Semitic undertones". It failed in its remit to be impartial, depicting Mr Trzaskowski as "a threat to Polish values and national interests". … [Read more...] about Poland presidential election heads for second round