Douglas Thornton

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Outcast to national treasure. How did Camilla do that?

Maybe it's something to do with hate speech awareness, but royal abuse has been diluted to the point that Hilary Mantel's description of the Duchess …

Why Eva Mendes and Rosario Dawson resist their own loveliness

Another day, another resistant beauty quoted in the Guardian. Eva Mendes opined: "I actually really love coming from a very raw place. Any …

BBC - Gavin Hewitt's Europe: Portugal and the bail-out enigma

Gradually the details are emerging of the EU's third bail-out deal. Portugal will be offered 78bn euros (£70bn) over three years. It is a substantial loan and higher than some expected.<p>A total of 12bn euros will be set aside to recapitalise the banks.<p>The most crucial detail missing is the interest …

IMF says time to take stock

<b>The IMF were polite in their published verdict on UK policies today - polite, and somewhat nuanced. So much so, that the Fund's deputy managing director had to spell out the implications to journalists in the press conference, a while after the statement was released.</b><p>But David Lipton was quite …

Economics

The rot has set into the high street as we opt for Tesco over local grocers

People in Britain are purchasing less food than they have for 10 years, according to the Office for National Statistics. Prior to the financial …

Nigel Farage bombed in Edinburgh – what does that really tell us about Scottish antipathy to the English?

Do the Scots dislike the English? Overlook for the moment the lamentable generalisations inherent in any such question and think of Nigel Farage …

How horsemeat scandal company used migrant workers to boost production - video

Felicity Lawrence visits a Dutch meat processing plant alleged to have supplied horsemeat labelled as beef to outlets in several European countries, …

The French protect their language like the British protect their currency

The front page of Libération, one of France's leading dailies, was printed entirely in English on Tuesday. "Let's do it," ran the banner headline. …

A mile wide and howling

KIRA BORDWINE saw the tornado charging in from the day-care centre where she minded seven one-year-olds, including her daughter. “It was the most …

Hobbling behind America

EUROPEANS like to blame America for their crisis. But look at the numbers, and it is plain the euro zone has mishandled its response. Take growth: …

Much obliged

NAILING your reputation to a rigid plan can be dangerous: if the facts change, a refusal to budge looks stubborn, but a shift looks like a U-turn. It …