Head Hand Heart by David Goodhart - review: a call for change

Anyone wanting to think about the way forward in a post-Covid world can still learn much from this valuable book, says Martin Bentham
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Vile sex attacker, 32, who violently raped an 80-year-old woman is jailed for eight years
John Laming, (pictured) from Rutherglen, near Glasgow, struck last Christmas Eve just 12 days after he had been freed from jail. .
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Rapists to face surgical castration in Nigerian state under new law
<p>The law follows a spike in rapes reported in the west African country</p>
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She thought she'd die at the hands of her husband
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N.C. State parents OK'd to attend Saturday football game
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Kelly Brook was bullied at school with ‘Smelly Parsnips’ nickname
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Observer: System Redux confirmed as PS5, Xbox Series X launch title, will cost the same as original game
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Coronavirus: White House says Trump won't address UN General Assembly in person due to Covid
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'Voluntary lockdown' plea to St Andrews University's students
St Andrews University's principal has asked students to stay in their rooms as much as possible this weekend.
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EE unveil pricing for new Apple Watch Series 6, SE and iPad 8th Generation
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Guatemalan president tests positive for new coronavirus
Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei says he has tested positive for the new coronavirus
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Is England Heading For Another Lockdown?
You’re reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening. Today’s edition is by Ned Simons. Paul is away.Here We Go AgainEngland looked on the edge of new national restrictions today, as Sage warned there was “widespread growth of the epidemic” across the UK.The R-rate has jumped to between 1.1 and 1.4, up from between 1 and 1.2. The number of new infections is rising by 2% and 7% every day. More than 4,000 new coronavirus cases have been recorded for the first time since May. Keir Starmer has urged the PM to convene a meeting of Cobra and called for “swift, decisive national action”. Nicola Sturgeon has demanded the same.You also only have to look at the latest from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) infection survey to see what’s driving the worry.According to the data published today, an average of 6,000 people in England were infected per day between September 4 to 10. This is a “marked increase” on the 3,200 the previous week. The rise appears to be driven by an increase in the number of people testing positive aged 2 to 11, 17 to 24 years and 25 to 34 years.We are yet to see what impact, if any, the “rule of six” which came into force on Monday has had.The figures dropped minutes before the government confirmed local lockdowns would be enforced across parts of the North West, Midlands and West Yorkshire. From Tuesday, residents must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens.Restaurants, pubs and bars will be restricted to table service only, while all leisure and entertainment venues including restaurants, pubs and cinemas must close between 10pm and 5am.London is about “two weeks behind” these regions when it came to infection rates, Sadiq Khan warned today, amid suggestions similar rules for the capital are on the cards.At some point it might be easier to count the areas that are not under a local lockdown than the ones that are. As Sky News points out, just under 13 million people, one in five of the UK population, are now under some form of extra controls.A short-term “circuit break” of national restrictions in England would likely see the government attempt to keep business and education up and running while clamping down on the fun stuff such as pubs and household mixing.Matt Hancock told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme the “good news” was the number of cases being passed on in workplaces was “relatively low”.“Protecting the economy, protecting work and protecting education, protecting schools, these can be done alongside restrictions of our social lives,” he said.The prime minister said earlier this week a second national lockdown would be “wrong” and “disastrous”. But it’s worth remembering there is no precise definition of what a “lockdown” means.Under pressure in July over accusations the country was shut down too late, Hancock claimed the first lockdown actually began on March 16 when he told the Commons “unnecessary social contact should cease”, not March 23 when Boris Johnson said people “must” stay at home. It’s been reported restrictions could be imposed to coincide with October half-term. But that’s five weeks away. Which is a long time in pandemics.Quote Of The Day “He’s enormously, enormously vigorous.”– Matt Hancock defends the prime minister during an interview with Times RadioFriday Cheat SheetHuman rights lawyer Amal Clooney has resigned as a special UK envoy over the government’s plans to break international law over Brexit. London’s annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display will not take place this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Sadiq Khan confirmed.The US will ban the downloads of the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat on Sunday, with a total ban on the use of the latter, citing national security and data privacy concerns.What I’m Listening ToFiasco - The Battle for Boston tells the story of the movement to desegregate Boston’s public schools—and all the backlash that followed.
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Woman loses bid to sue police after getting so drunk officers had to change her vomit-soaked clothes
Cheryl Pile was arrested by Merseyside Police on April 22 2017 for being drunk and disorderly after a taxi driver rang 999 claiming she had started abusing him and 'kicking off'.
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James Middleton shares saucy picture of bikini-clad fiancee during racy dog walk
JAMES MIDDLETON has shared a picture of his fiancee Alizee Thevenet dog walking in just a bikini and boots.
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The fashion show must go on: Empty catwalks and watching live streams from the kitchen table, this is fashion week during a pandemic
<p>Usually a hubub of designers, press and street style influencers, how will London Fashion Week fare during a pandemic? Harriet Hall and Olivia Petter find out</p>
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Businessman killed wife with dressing gown cord then went to pub to take cocaine
Ian Hamer went to the pub after strangling wife of 27 years Joanne and played pool, laughed and joked with friends and took cocaine. Hull Crown Court heard he controlled his wife's life and accused her of having affairs
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‘I can’t do it any more, I can’t watch me’: Trump says he is bored of seeing himself
<p>President addressed baying crowd in Wisconsin as Joe Biden held CNN town hall</p>
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Michael Edwards responds to Jurgen Klopp's request with £60m transfer windfall
Jurgen Klopp knew that he would have to sell before he could buy this summer, and that clubs wouldn't be biting his hand off to sign the players he'd be happy to let leave
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SNP told to 'get behind Brexit' as Nicola Sturgeon's divisive plot sparks furious backlash
THE SNP has been told to "get behind" Brexit instead of using it to attack the UK Government, by a Scottish Conservative councillor.
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Another life-long Republican who served under Trump is voting for Biden. We should pay attention to her reason why
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Princeton faces federal inquiry after acknowledging racism
The Trump administration has opened an investigation into racial bias at Princeton University, saying that the school’s recent acknowledgment of racism on campus amounts to an admission of discrimination
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Alabama reports 2nd death from Hurricane Sally
A second death from Hurricane Sally was reported Friday in Alabama, where the storm sloshed ashore Wednesday, brining wind and flooding rain
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Police hunt for missing girl, 16, who vanished from her home in North Wales 
Police are urging the public to help them locate 16-year-old Skye Roberts, who was last seen in the Cwmgwili area of Camarthenshire on Thursday afternoon, sparking an urgent appeal.
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Woman who glassed Miss England finalist in face during pub row spared jail
Olivia Cooke needed five stitches to close the ‘ugly wound’ following the incident at The Farm House pub in West Malling, Kent, in October 2018.
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Leo Varadkar has drink thrown over him in shocking attack during interview - VIDEO
LEO VARADKAR suffered a cruel attack during an interview as someone through a drink over him before fleeing the scene.
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Scientists claim March hospital levels of coronavirus 'expected by next weekend'
The group, who call themselves Independent Sage, have said the UK is at a crunch point and must act now to try and get a grip on the spread of the virus
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Why Chelsea and Arsenal decided against move for new Liverpool signing Thiago Alcantara
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Almost 800 Tameside pupils are self-isolating after Covid-19 cases
This week 16 schools in the borough reported they had been affected by outbreaks among pupils and staff
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This Is Paris: Critics and fans can’t get enough of Paris Hilton’s shocking new YouTube documentary
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Samuel L. Jackson teaches fans to swear in 15 languages
<p>‘Let’s do some cussing!’, he declared</p>
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Bruce pays tribute to Almiron - but can't offer Newcastle star any guarantees
The Paraguay striker is under pressure with the arrival of Callum Wilson, Andy Carroll's return to fitness and Bruce's change of formation -  but will still play a big part this season
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Amal Clooney quits UK role over 'lamentable' Brexit plan
Amal Clooney has become the highest profile lawyer to quit an official job over her opposition to the British government’s suggestion that it could break international law in the event it fails to agree a trade deal with the European Union
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A French company is turning discarded salmon skin into leather
They're scaling up production.
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Mexico sees fentanyl seizures up 465%, denies making drug
Mexican authorities say seizures of the synthetic opioid fentanyl so far this year are 465% higher than in 2019, but progress against the other big Mexican export to the U.S. market _ methamphetamines _ is slower
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Harvey Weinstein stripped of honorary CBE
<p>The Queen has directed that Harvey Weinstein be stripped of his CBE</p>
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Manchester United target Sancho backed to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United are pushing to sign England international Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund in the transfer window
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Xbox announces exactly when Series X and S pre-orders will open as PS5 scramble continues
Xbox has revealed exactly when pre-orders of the Series X and S will open – amid ongoing chaos as people rush to buy the PS5.
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'This moment needs joy and optimism and feathers' – London fashion week aims to stay upbeat
There were sheer organza face masks at Bora Aksu, one of the few live catwalk shows that went ahead – but the fashion world was trying to stay positive in very challenging timesLondon’s first catwalk show since lockdown opened with traditional nurse’s whites, complete with starched collars and nostalgic ruffle-edged aprons – although this was fashion week, so face masks were sheer organza and worn with pillar box red lipstick beneath.The designer, Bora Aksu, had been thinking about the nurses of 1918, who faced dealing with the flu pandemic immediately after a war. Aksu followed the starched whites with a flurry of party dresses in the frosted pastels of 1920s flapper dresses, because, he says, “we need to remember that things will get better after this, as they did then”.In a sunny Covent Garden churchyard, Aksu’s 20-strong audience is socially distanced via the allocation of a wooden bench each. A few show-goers accessorise their face masks by layering coordinated veils in fishnet or lace over the top, in the style of Marlene Dietrich’s veiled hats. Aksu, who has shown at London fashion week for 14 years, is one of only three designers following through with a live fashion show to an audience this season. Those designers who had planned indoor shows, even on a tiny scale, have in the past few days mostly switched to individual appointments due to anxiety about rising infection rates. Continue reading...
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London cancels NYE celebrations - Manchester's is 'under review'
City centre spokesman Pat Karney said the event is 'highly unlikely' to go ahead
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Wes Nelson says he rejected Simon Cowell's record deal offer after X Factor
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Spice Girls hoping to ‘remake hit song Wannabe without Victoria Beckham’
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Why Geoffrey Cox's A Man for All Seasons clip sends Brexit Britain a potent message
Tory ex-attorney general is an odd bedfellow for communist playwright Robert Bolt. Yet both believe in the value of the lawIt is fascinating to find Sir Geoffrey Cox, the former attorney general, posting on Twitter a scene from Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons to affirm his belief in the sanctity of the law. Since Bolt was a one-time communist, an active supporter of CND and a dramatist who wrote a hagiographic portrait of Lenin in State of Revolution, he and Cox make strange bedfellows. Yet, although Bolt was ready to defy the law in pursuit of a cause like nuclear disarmament, he still saw it, in his own words, as “the essence of organised society”.pic.twitter.com/wwNjpFFvC1 Continue reading...
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Fred explains what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is telling him at Manchester United
Man Utd have a number of midfield options including Fred, Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.
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"Get fans back into Premier League games" demands Newcastle boss Bruce
The Newcastle chief reckons the game isn't a spectacle when grounds have no atmosphere and despite increased lockdown rules in the North East, wants St James' Park rocking soon
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Egypt: Secret 'doors' inside Great Pyramid tipped to expose Khufu's hidden chamber
EGYPT explorers uncovered two secret "doors" inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, which some archaeologists believe could be blocking a hidden chamber - but their true purpose has created more questions than answers.
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Liverpool players' dressing room reaction to Thiago Alcantara transfer
Thiago Alcantara is a Liverpool player - and his new team-mates are reportedly delighted with his arrival having been given a boost by a new world-class arrival
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Charlton fans sent warning about Man United loanee Dylan Levitt
Man Utd youngster Dylan Levitt featured for Charlton in their Carabao Cup loss to West Ham United.
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After We Collided: does this shock hit point the way to cinema's future?
Ignored by critics, barely marketed and released in just 47 cinemas, the YA romance has eclipsed X-Men at the UK box office and even ran Tenet close. What’s its secret?Its success has been hailed as “extraordinary” – not least because no one saw it coming. The YA romance After We Collided has next to no marketing budget and zero reviews – and has taken more than £1m after just two weeks in the UK. A few weeks ago, it wasn’t even in line for theatrical release. As the box office struggles in the pandemic, the industry has sat up to take note of this grassroots success. It is “completely unprecedented”, says Delphine Lievens, a senior box office analyst at Gower Street. “To do that based on no marketing – it’s a really impressive result.”After We Collided is the follow-up to last year’s After; both are adapted from the “new adult” novel series by the US author Anna Todd. They follow the up-and-down relationship of college students Tessa (played by Josephine Langford) and Hardin (Hero Fiennes Tiffin – Joseph and Ralph’s nephew). Tessa is a headstrong and bookish young woman with parallels – the film insists – to Elizabeth Bennet. Hardin, meanwhile, is a bad-boy Brit whose eminent unsuitability is signposted by his many Ramones tees. Naturally, “Hessa” can’t keep away from each other, as much as their parents, love rivals and life circumstances conspire to keep them apart. Cue maudlin electro-pop. Continue reading...
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