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04/24/2017 at 12:55. Facebook
The presidential candidate has taken risks on many issues, not least by being proudly pro-EU. We must ensure that it is his vision that triumphs on 7 May

Sunday 23 April was a historic day for France. Neither the main rightwing party (Les Républicains) nor the leftwing Parti Socialiste are through…
Guardian Opinion 04/24/2017

Macron is a realist who tells the truth. French voters have responded | Sylvie Goulard

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04/24/2017 at 11:39. Facebook
Emmanuel Macron now faces Marine Le Pen. But from polls to patriotism, there’s so much more we can discern from the first round than just the result

1) Never mind who actually won more votes in the first round, Marine Le Pen of Front National is described as storming into the final straight of the…
Guardian Opinion 04/24/2017

10 things we’ve learned from the French presidential elections | Suzanne Moore

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David Ellis
Jo King
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04/24/2017 at 10:50. Facebook
Older generations complain of interest rates that reached 17%. But today’s record lows have contributed to house prices soaring out of reach of the young

If you’ve ever made the mistake of trying to debate generational inequality with a baby boomer – by pointing out, say, that they benefited from…
Guardian Opinion 04/24/2017

Ultra-low mortgage rates aren’t a bonus – they’re a sign of a bubble | Jonn Elledge

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Mark Taylor
Jennifer Mcinerney
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04/24/2017 at 09:46. Facebook
Doctors tried everything in an effort to treat the depression that engulfed my brother. In the end, the only thing that did any good was ECT

The death certificate said heart attack. But anyone familiar with what my brother had been through over the last decade of his life knew the real cause of…
Guardian Opinion 04/24/2017

Drugs didn’t work for my brother. Electroconvulsive therapy did | Andrew Mayers

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04/24/2017 at 09:46. Facebook
After the widely mocked $400 wifi-enabled Juicero machine, here are five over-engineered fixes to issues that arise when you have too much money

The Juicero was a joke even before this week. It’s the apotheosis of everything people mock about Silicon Valley: a $400 (£313) wifi-connected juice…
Guardian Opinion 04/24/2017

The five most pointless tech solutions to non-problems

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04/24/2017 at 08:24. Facebook
Focus groups approve of strong leaders , just as long as they are ‘ours’. That’s why an SNP-Labour coalition finds little favour south of the border

During the 2015 general election BritainThinks, in partnership with the Guardian, set up a series of panels around the country. We tracked the…
Guardian Opinion 04/24/2017

English voters admire Nicola Sturgeon – but they fear her too | Deborah Mattinson

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Robert Thomson
Amanda Lothian
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04/24/2017 at 08:24. Facebook
Words such as ‘girlboss’ and ‘manspreading’ have gone from making an important point to reinforcing the differences between men and women

She is a #Girlboss. She is a mumtrepreneur. She is a SheEO. He is a manterrupter. A mansplainer. A manspreader. He is always bropropriating women’s ideas. She…
Guardian Opinion 04/24/2017

Allow me to womansplain the problem with gendered language | Arwa Mahdawi

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04/24/2017 at 07:01. Facebook
We need new words for new kinds of relatedness, ones that don’t simply hark back to traditional roles

It is a shortcoming of the English language that we have relatively few words to describe familial relationships: father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, aunt,…
Guardian Opinion 04/24/2017

Families have evolved. Now language must too | Andrew Solomon

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04/24/2017 at 06:10. Facebook
The official mantra is stability, but the prime minister’s real goal in this election is to convince lower-paid voters the Conservatives are on their side

Complacency and fatalism have no part in a general election, least of all after the upsets of the past two years. We live in an age of…
Guardian Opinion 04/24/2017

Forget Brexit. Can May finally win over the working class? | Matthew d’Ancona

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Marcus Haysom
Tim Luther Lewis
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yesterday at 22:02. Facebook
Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the first round is a huge relief, because Le Pen’s chances of beating him are slim. But politics in France will never be the same

Emmanuel Macron will be almost certainly be the next French president. And the relief is immense. The much anticipated domino effect…
Guardian Opinion 04/23/2017

This is a French presidential election like no other | Sonia Delesalle-Stolper

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Amanda Betts
Jo King
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yesterday at 19:54. Facebook
In the first round in the race for the Élysée, the postwar parties have been humbled. France has voted for change

The storming of the Bastille in 1789 sets the bar high. As a result, few phrases should be used with more circumspection than “French revolution”. But the result of the first round of…
Guardian Opinion 04/23/2017

The Guardian view on France’s election: a win for Macron and hope | Editorial

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yesterday at 19:01. Facebook
In 2010 David Willetts illuminated the equality divide between young and old. Since then things have only got worse

Seven years ago, a new set of contour lines emerged in our understanding of inequality in Britain. The publication of The Pinch by David Willetts has shaped the way we map, measure…
Guardian Opinion 04/23/2017

The Guardian view on generational inequality: a country fit for all ages | Editorial

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yesterday at 17:57. Facebook
The focus on Jeremy Corbyn’s personal qualities is unrelenting. But this emphasis obscures what’s really broken in our political system

Accustomed to muttering about the darkness of the times, I sometimes forget how bizarre they are: the speed of events under the self-styled “stable” Conservatives…
Guardian Opinion 04/23/2017

We want a great leader to save us. But people are where the power is | Zoe Williams

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Leon Woods
Jo King
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yesterday at 15:47. Facebook
We all love science when it’s making life better, longer and easier. It’s a much harder sell when it points to inconvenient truths about our way of life

There is an old joke about being able to tell an extroverted scientist: instead of staring at their shoes when they talk to you, they stare at…
Guardian Opinion 04/23/2017

Scientists are armed with the truth. But to win this culture war, they’ll need more than that | Anne Perkins

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Leon Woods
MerriAnn McLain
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yesterday at 11:02. Facebook
Revelation in the Mad World podcast underlines princes’ desire to keep control of their own public image

Before 11am last Tuesday, there was one story set to dominate the week’s news agenda: Prince Harry and his decision to talk about his mother’s death and its impact on his mental health. On the…
Guardian Opinion 04/23/2017

Prince Harry story is new twist in the saga of the media and the royals

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yesterday at 09:01. Facebook
Labour’s John McDonnell has put a £70,000 price tag on wealth. So why are we all so desperate to be included in the ‘squeezed middle’?

People don’t want to be rich any more. It’s a world turned upside down. Genies are having to completely rethink their planning strategies in anticipation of an era…
Guardian Opinion 04/23/2017

The poor get poorer and the rich won’t admit it | David Mitchell

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Galina Dimelow
Andrew Kirkham
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yesterday at 06:03. Facebook
The man who shot dead an innocent 74-year-old, then posted his confession on Facebook Live, points up a worrying trend on social media

The old adage “be careful what you wish for” comes to mind. A while back, Facebook launched Facebook Live, a service that enables its users to broadcast live video…
Guardian Opinion 04/23/2017

How Facebook became a home to psychopaths | John Naughton

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Guy Gingell
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yesterday at 06:03. Facebook
For all their weaknesses, face-to-face showdowns at election time are national events that cut through partisanship. Prime ministers should not avoid them

Last year’s American presidential plus this year’s Dutch, French and German elections all have one thing in common. TV debates are a necessary,…
Guardian Opinion 04/23/2017

Want to ‘bring the nation together’? Have a leaders’ TV debate

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Steve Brown
Richard Voyce