Unthinkable? An opening ceremony every year | Editorial

It’s time to replace the state opening of parliament with an annual festival on Parliament Square and along WhitehallAfter the dizzying success of the opening ceremonies for the Olympics and the Paralympics there will be producers and directors who now yearn to emulate Danny Boyle and get their hands on ceremonial occasions that combine great […]
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Marchers police themselves as protest calls for role reversal

The tens of thousands of police marching on central London made impressive, and unusually orderly, demonstratorsThey were out of uniform, of course, but some habits die hard. As tens of thousands of off-duty police officers gathered in central London on Thursday to march against job cuts and changes to their pension deals, march organisers handed […]
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