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The icebox cometh: how capitalism brought luxury to everyone

Once upon a time, you needed outbuildings, a shallow water feature and platoons of servants for ice. Even when refrigeration was invented, it was only available to the very rich. Thanks to the market, even the very poorest now have items bigger, better and far cheaper than those owned by plutocrats living a century ago.

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Ireland may be the UK's best Brexit ally - not a stumbling block

Many see the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic as an insurmountable obstacle for Brexit. But that's not what the Irish government, or its customs officials, seem to think – they're 'almost 100 per cent certain' there will be no new border posts, and could turn out to be Britain's best ally in preventing a hard border.

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The Communist holocaust and its lessons for the 21st century

While nearly every British secondary school pupil is taught about the evils of Nazism, Communism's bloodstained record is not recounted in nearly as much detail. Textbooks describe Stalin as a repressive and despotic leader, but all too many fail to detail the global death toll of what is an inherently violent ideology.

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The BBC needs to get with the programme

The BBC should pay female presenters the same as male employees doing the same job. But too many people at the BBC are paid far too much in the first place. If the Corporation can't compete with other broadcasters' wages, that is because it isn't supposed to. It's a public service, and should spend accordingly.

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How to fix Britain's prisons

Drugs, violent riots and Islamic extremism are the norm in Britain's prisons and so, too often, are incompetent senior managers and inadequate staffing levels. The newly appointed Justice Secretary should make prisons a priority. Ian Acheson, a former prison governor, explains what needs to be done about the dire situation.

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