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Political notes

Gordon Brown’s clumsy class war hides a muddle within both parties over exactly where “middle England” is
Anne McElvoy  

Football goes to market

The modernisation of English football in the 1990s has produced winners and losers, echoing the market revolution of the 1980s. The gentrification of the game has alienated a minority within football's heartlands, but that New Football is still better than…
Patrick Harverson  

What’s wrong with ballet?

Ballet used to be popular with both elite and mass audiences. The Royal Ballet was a centre of world ballet and its profits subsidised the Royal Opera. Now nobody cares
Nadine Meisner