In his Antimémoires, the French writer and politician André Malraux recalls a conversation with President de Gaulle after the second world war in which De Gaulle said he planned to nationalise the banks and public utilities.
Television’s EU referendum, now the Brussels deal is done,won’t be some simple 90-minute debate between Out and Remain – still less a few Ask Dave or Nigel Question Times on May 2015 election lines.
Wit is one of those rare English words whose scintillating but slippery side-effects can thrill or enrage in equal measure.
So, the sky did not fall after all: three years after the rules of the James Bond franchise were mildly rewritten with some personal business, another instalment comes rumbling along, and it’s much like the ones that went before it.
Amazon is at the centre of a row about a warehouse development in Kent that is set to benefit from almost £50m of government funding and threatens the future of a listed medieval church.
Low oil and gas prices are close to triggering a wave of bankruptcies and debt defaults among US producers, investors fear. The fall in the oil price to levels that are punishingly low for producers is putting up to $88bn of borrowings potentially at risk.
So print is dead – but here comes a new print paper: New Day from Trinity Mirror, starting cheap (20p) and working its way up, a sort of i for Mail and Express readers.
West Bromwich Albion lost to Reading in the FA Cup on Saturday.
Tottenham are reportedly ready to bump up Hugo Lloris' weekly wages by £20,000.
The West Ham goalkeeper says he admires the Scottish champions.
Hilary Benn has ruled out running for Labour leader in the wake of his dramatic speech on Syria and spoken of his regret at people using his father’s memory to attack his position in favour of airstrikes.
David Bowie left an estate of around $100m to his wife, Iman, and his two children, and stipulated that he be cremated and his ashes scattered in Bali, according to his will.