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How we’ll live in 2011

What will we be eating, driving, watching and talking about in the coming year? And who will we blame for our problems? Sam Leith, with the help of Prospect’s experts, looks ahead

By Sam Leith   January 2011

The movies of 2011 will favour superhero derring-do over realism

VOLATILE COCKTAIL HOUR

The French and Greeks have a tradition of blowing off steam by heaving paving stones at the police; now British protesters, once more likely to carry placards reading “Down With This Sort of Thing,” are embracing European manners. Metropolitan Police commissioner Paul Stephenson believes we’re entering a new era of civil unrest, characterised by more violence, warning “the game has changed.”  And it’s not just students. A big-tent protest is planned for 26th March in London and “co-ordinated industrial action” is expected through the year.…

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