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      Tory peer Peter Cruddas shared posts supporting Nigel Farage and Reform UK

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 16:19

    Exclusive: Almost half of billionaire Tory donor’s last 100 reposts were in support of rightwing party

    A Tory peer and former party donor has shared dozens of social media posts supportive of Nigel Farage and Reform UK.

    During the course of the election campaign Peter Cruddas, the billionaire Tory donor who was controversially ennobled by Boris Johnson , has reposted a string of material calling on voters to back Farage and his party.

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      Paris loses spot as Europe’s largest equity market to London

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 16:17

    Investors have reacted to political turmoil in France in week since President Macron called shock snap election

    Paris has lost its spot as Europe’s largest equity market to London, as investors react to political turmoil in France in the week since president Emmanuel Macron called a shock snap election .

    Stocks listed on Euronext Paris are collectively worth about $3.13tn after about $258bn was knocked off the market capitalisation of French companies, putting it behind the London Stock Exchange’s $3.18tn (£2.51tn), according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Separate data from Refinitiv, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group, also suggest that the market value of UK-listed companies is bigger.

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      Rory McIlroy faces huge challenge to overcome major US Open heartbreak | Ewan Murray

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 16:15 · 1 minute

    Painful near miss at Pinehurst after letting a two-shot lead late in the final round slip away could take a while to recover from

    Amid the grumbling at Rory McIlroy’s sharp exit from the US Open, it is worth remembering that a picture can tell 1000 words. The scale of McIlroy’s devastation was so stark that it looked possible he could throw up all over the scoring area in which he was standing as Bryson DeChambeau holed out for victory at Pinehurst. Anyone who questions the extent to which McIlroy cares about his professional pursuits need only have looked at his face.

    Even for those with a loose attachment to his career, the denouement to the 124 th US Open was gut wrenching to watch. This was a loss so sore that McIlroy felt unable to detail his thoughts to the wider world. He should be given a pass there; not only is the Northern Irishman generous with his time to the media, it seems impossible he could have adequately articulated what heartbreak had transpired over the previous hour. McIlroy didn’t hang about, either, for the cheesy shaking of DeChambeau’s hand in front of cameras. This is a sportsman who had the ending of a painful, apparently interminable run within his grasp and cracked . No wonder McIlroy wanted off the property as quickly as possible. Golf’s pals act is contrived nonsense anyway. McIlroy could have offered platitudes to DeChambeau so everybody could say what a wonderful guy he is but this would bely raw emotion.

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      Katya Kabanova review – Romaniw soars in cogent take on Janáček’s tragedy

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 15:57 · 1 minute

    Grange Park Opera, West Horsley, Surrey
    Natalya Romaniw is touching as the heroine trapped in a loveless marriage, while Susan Bullock is chilling as her monstrous mother-in-law in David Alden’s staging

    Only a generation ago Janáček’s operas were outsiders, regarded as spiky and hard to place. Now they are so much part of the repertoire that they are regularly served up between the champagne and interval picnics of the country house opera circuit. Grange Park Opera’s latest Janáček production, in the theatre in the grounds of West Horsley Place – which fans of the TV series Ghosts will recognise as Button House – reunites some big names for his 1921 opera, supporting a powerhouse role debut from the Welsh soprano Natalya Romaniw .

    The director is David Alden, almost fresh from reviving Janáček’s Jenufa at ENO and here revisiting a work he first staged more than a quarter of a century ago. His familiar fingerprints are all over it. Apart from some chaotic moments as Katya’s world unravels in the final act the action is staged simply and allusively on Hannah Postlethwaite’s sloping slab of a set, with Tim Mitchell’s lighting creating silhouettes that seem almost like characters in their own right. The era is vaguely Janáček’s own, the setting dour and almost plain apart from a door marked Vychod, “exit”, at the back. In the storm, whipped up by chorus members brandishing umbrellas, the ruined building in which everyone shelters is unambiguously an abandoned church, the chorus witness Katya’s self-inflicted downfall as a stony-faced congregation.

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      Campaign catchup: Farage’s dodgy sums, tactical voting, and a Lib Dem showpony

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 15:45 · 1 minute

    In today’s newsletter: The rightwing party launched its manifesto today – but does any of it add up?

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    Good afternoon. Reform’s gimmick at the launch earlier of their manifesto – which they are calling a “contract”, because “when I say manifesto you think lie” – was for Nigel Farage and Richard Tice to sign it. But when it came to the big moment, Nigel didn’t have a working pen.

    If that had been him, Rishi Sunak might bitterly reflect, it would have been viewed as the kind of symbolic unforced error that would justify further headlines about his campaign being in chaos. But nobody really noticed, because Farage has momentum, and a narrative, on his side.

    Brexit | Labour would try to improve elements of the UK’s trade deal with the EU, Rachel Reeves has suggested . Areas where Labour could seek closer alignment with EU rules could include the chemicals sector and a revised deal for workers in the City of London.

    Energy | The SNP has called for a social tariff to guarantee cheap energy bills for people who are poor, disabled or elderly. The party’s leader John Swinney said the same concept should be applied to broadband and mobile phone bills.

    Welfare | Keir Starmer is facing renewed pressure to scrap the two-child benefit limit, as research reveals that 250,000 more children will be hit by the policy over the next year alone. Labour’s manifesto promised an “ambitious strategy to reduce child poverty”, but did not mention the two-child limit.

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      Inside Out 2: Joy v Anxiety, puberty, and the big secret – discuss with spoilers

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 15:44

    Riley returns with new emotions and new concepts. Does it have the same impact as the first film? Is it an accurate portrayal of adolescence? And where’s Bing Bong?

    • This article contains spoilers for Inside Out and Inside Out 2

    Inside Out 2 has far exceeded expectations at the box office over the weekend, shattering records and massively boosting morale across the film industry. So, we know a lot of people went to see it, and that a lot of them in the US liked it ( it got an A grade from CinemaScore , which tracks exiting punters’ reactions).

    The elephant in the room is that the original Inside Out was a masterpiece. A best-part-of-a-decade-in-the-making masterpiece: immaculately structured, insightful, tight, funny and very moving. Matching that is an almost impossible task – right? We want your thoughts on how the new movie measures up to the old, and stands on its own terms.

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      Men should heed female hillwalkers’ safety concerns, says climbing expert

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 15:40

    List of ‘horror stories’ highlights need to respect women’s personal space and avoid patronising questions

    Male mountaineers should be more mindful of women’s concerns about their personal safety in remote areas and avoid patronising them by questioning their map-reading abilities, a climbing expert has said.

    The advice comes in response to female hillwalkers and mountaineers saying sceptical attitudes towards their skills and unwanted attention are discouraging women from taking up the sport.

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      What does Steve Coogan’s Lost King case mean for future biopics?

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 15:38

    The appetite for drama based on real events seems insatiable, but a preliminary ruling that a British film defamed the original of one of its characters – along with legal action against Baby Reindeer – may give producers pause for thought

    It’s enough to chill the blood of screenwriters, directors and producers everywhere – or at least provoke a wince of recognition, whether they are in UK legal jurisdiction or not. In a preliminary ruling, a British judge has ruled that the The Lost King, the film about the discovery in 2012 of Richard III’s remains in a Leicester car park, has a case to answer that it is defamatory of Richard Taylor, a former university official.

    The Lost King covers the efforts spearheaded by Philippa Langley (played by Sally Hawkins) to uncover Richard III’s skeleton, and Lee Ingleby plays Taylor, the then deputy registrar of Leicester university. Taylor claims the film shows him “behaving abominably” and shows him taking credit for the discovery for himself and the university.

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      Major who helped carry royal coffin denies calling recruit who died a ‘failure’

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 15:33

    Inquest opens into death of Connor MacKenzie Clark, 18, who is believed to have taken his own life

    A Royal Marines major who was a member of the bearer party for the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin has denied telling a teenage trainee who is believed to have taken his own life that he was the “worst recruit” and a “failure”.

    Maj Mark Thrift also said he could not understand why a search for Connor MacKenzie Clark, whose body was found on a railway track in Devon a few metres from the training camp, was not launched when he was reported missing.

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