Columnist at the Guardian, presenter of BBC R4's The Long View and author of The 3rd Woman, out now in paperback

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President Trump? There’s only one way to stop it happening

theguardian.com — I hate to be an alarmist, but Donald Trump could be on course to be elected president of the United States - and the decisive moment may well come on Monday night. That's when he faces Hillary Clinton in what is expected to be one of the most watched events in television history.

Amos Oz on his novel Judas - books podcast

theguardian.com — The novelist Amos Oz has been exploring the complexities of the Israeli experience in a career that stretches back over 50 years. His latest novel, Judas, examines betrayal and belief in a multi-layered story that moves between Christianity's early days and 1950s Jerusalem.

Amos Oz: ‘I love Israel, but I don’t like it very much’

theguardian.com — The man who for decades has been Israel's best known literary voice is proclaiming his "deep love" for "one of the greatest Jews who ever lived". Amos Oz recalls falling for "this Jew" many years ago, when, as a teenage kibbutznik, he became enchanted by "his poetry, his humour, his compassion, his warmth, his simplicity".

Shimon Peres is Israel incarnate

thejc.com — I'm guessing the year was 2000, maybe 2001. It was a morning editorial meeting at the Guardian and someone mentioned plans for coverage of a royal funeral. "When the Queen Mother dies..." he said. "No, no, no," I interrupted. "If

From ‘Bake Off’ to Brexit, the UK Right keeps putting dogma ahead of success

gulfnews.com — I'd like to blame the government for the imminent departure, and perhaps demise, of the Great British Bake Off. Partly because it's a national habit to blame the government for any and every woe. And partly because demise does not seem too pessimistic a forecast for the fate of this much-cherished show once it leaves the BBC.

Blair’s business decision might thin the fog of rage - and help Labour

theguardian.com — Perhaps it's just spin. Maybe Tony Blair's announcement that he is winding up his extravagantly lucrative business interests, so that he can concentrate on his charitable work, is just another bit of smooth news management from the master of the art.

From Bake Off to Brexit, the right keeps putting dogma ahead of success

theguardian.com — I'd like to blame the government for the imminent departure, and perhaps demise, of the Great British Bake Off. Partly because it's a national habit to blame the government for any and every woe. And partly because demise does not seem too pessimistic a forecast for the fate of this much-cherished show once it leaves the BBC.

Though the risks are very real, the case for intervention remains strong

theguardian.com — Newton's law applies to geopolitics as much as it does to physics: every action causes an equal and opposite reaction. So the failure of the US military intervention in Somalia in 1993 haunted the Clinton administration, making it recoil from action to halt the Rwanda genocide in 1994.

Libya is another tragic example of Cameron’s folly. History will not judge him kindly

theguardian.com — When they gave him his send-off just two months ago, the House of Commons was warm and generous to David Cameron. A standing ovation on one side of the chamber, sustained applause on the other. But history won't be anything like as kind.
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Sep 24, 2016

Now seen @edballs on #Strictly. Filled with admiration: the only civilian amongst all these actors/singers/gymnasts. Full marks for bravery

Sep 24, 2016

A pleasure to witness today's emphatic victory. A triumph of organisation and a credit to the supporters #Arsenal

Sep 24, 2016

@SirTimRice sadly plenty of voters, drawn to third parties, seem to think there's another way. Hence the need to make the case

Sep 24, 2016

@rashmeerl I know! Unfortunately that got changed in the edit. Will seek to revise...

Sep 24, 2016

RT @jessicaelgot: Myths busted in YouGov exit poll.Smith won in Scotland, ran close in London &won among under24s.Corbyn won in North. http…


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