Scotty from the suburbs: PM harnesses national identity

It has never been very clear, in political terms, what Scott Morrison believes. And so it was fascinating to watch him, in the early days of his prime ministership, work overtime to define himself. He did so not by stating beliefs, but by stressing certain traits: mostly, by talking about the Shire, where he lived, […]

Riots break out in suburbs of Paris over police heavyhandedness

Anti-lockdown riots break out in Paris amid anger at police ‘heavy-handed’ treatment of minorities after Macron extends social distancing to fight COVID-19 until May 11 Tear gas and baton charges were used by police in northern suburb of Paris Squads of Republican Security Company officers were called in to tackle dissent Comes after 30-year-old motorcyclist […]