Press play to listen to this article By FLORIAN EDERwith ZOYA SHEFTALOVICH PRESENTED BY FACEBOOK Send tips here | Tweet @florianeder | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser BOO! IT’S A HALLOWEEN BREXIT. European leaders agreed to delay the deadline for Britain’s departure from the EU until October 31, with a review at the end of June. Those six months of limbo are a hard-fought compromise between nothing and a year-long extension. Pros: The U.K. will avoid the cliff edge it would have teetered over this Friday, and its associated problems. Con: They’ve created new problems instead (as any new date would have done). Mo Brexit, mo problems: Brexit Day (Version 3.0) isn’t really far enough into the future to meet the demands of those who were advocating for Britain to change its mind (via a second referendum). Because of that “review” clause, the divorce will dominate yet another regular EU summit in June — so much … [Read more...] about POLITICO Brussels Playbook, presented by Facebook: Halloween Brexit — Trump weighs in — Bloody difficult French
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Laura Gascoigne 30 March 2019 9:00 AM 30 March 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp George Shaw: A Corner of a Foreign FieldHolburne Museum, until 6 MayHarold Gilman: Beyond Camden Town; Nick Goss: Morley’s MirrorPallant House Gallery, until 9 June All good narrative painting contains an element of allegory, but most artists don’t go looking for it on a Coventry council estate — unless, that is, they happen to come from there. Since starting his Scenes from the Passion series while at the Royal College in the 1990s, George Shaw has been painting the Tile Hill estate where he grew up. In 20 years he has produced 200 images of the same square mile, revisiting the pubs, library and short cut to the shops of his youth, winkling out the Englishness of the place while lamenting the decline of its fabric and post-war community spirit. Tile Hill is Shaw’s Cookham, imbued by this former Catholic schoolboy with an English … [Read more...] about The joy of George Shaw’s miserable paintings of a Coventry council estate
THERE is a protest movement here in the South of Granada with a voice that is growing louder every day. It is a group of people with varied political beliefs and diverse backgrounds coming from many different nations.The platform DI NO A LAS TORRES EN EL VALLE DE LECRÍN is an inspirational group of people, standing up together for the good of the environment and for their livelihoods. They are fighting for their quality of life, communicating, delegating and integrating in a way rarely seen these days. The individuals have different ideas and perspectives but are united with a common goal and they all try to work together to oppose this project – the proposed and imminent construction of a sub-power station and an electric super-highway which is set to cut through the middle of the beautiful Lecrín Valley. The founders of the protest group first became curious when they heard rumours about a new plan, Lecrinnova, details of which were agreed in a meeting in … [Read more...] about SAY NO TO PYLONS! ¡DI NO A LAS TORRES!
0 Have your say The clock is ticking ominously towards 11pm and Stewart Donald has a decision to make. It has been a challenging week. The Sunderland Chairman has been insistent that he will land two strikers before the window shuts.Now he knows how much it is going to cost him.The first one has been signed.Finding a young striker to loan threw up a number of hurdles, but the contacts of Tony Coton have secured Kazaiah Sterling.Donald feels it may not be enough.He wants a proven goalscorer and though Jack Ross is not demanding it, far from it, he wants Will Grigg.So the bid goes in.Sunderland smash the League One transfer record in by far the biggest deal the new regime have sanctioned since their summer arrival.It may have looked like a panic buy, and of course to some extent it was, but it was also one that made an awful lot of sense.THE IDSunderland’s interest in Grigg went all the way back to the summer and little wonder. Jimmy Dunne on … [Read more...] about The story of Sunderland’s Will Grigg pursuit, what Black Cats learned and why record spend makes sense
JanuaryDarkest Truth by Catherine Kirwan (Century, out now) Described as a #MeToo thriller, the debut crime novel from solicitor Kirwan takes as its premise a suspicious suicide, a predatory film director and the woman determined to bring him to justice. We Are Displaced by Malala Yousafzai (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, January 8) Part memoir, part communal storytelling, We are Displaced combines the experiences of Malala - the Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner - with the accounts of displaced girls she has met while visiting refugee camps around the world. Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam (Chatto & Windus, January 10) When Professor Chandra has a near-death experience, his life's work, rather than his life, flashes before his eyes. Following his doctor's advice, he embarks on a trip in this story about self-examination and family healing that has been praised by Marian Keyes for its tenderness and humour. Music Love Drugs War by Geraldine … [Read more...] about The 72 books we’ll all be talking about in the first half of 2019