Issue 1209

13 Nov 2017
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Nazir Afzal, former Crown prosecutor who successfully charged the grooming gang of Rochdale in 2012, condemns “guilty by Twitter’” abuse cases, Kevin Gopal writes.

The Thick Of It star Rebecca Front talks to Saskia Murphy about her role as a superintendent on BBC’s latest TV show Love, Lies and Records and reveals the kind of politician she might have been and her simple solution for dealing with trolls.

Samuel Lowe crafts a bluffer’s guide to Brexit’s lexicon, touching on things like tariff, free trade and custom unions.

We find out how a bunch of young techno DJs from Leeds found a way to help children who have been excluded from mainstream education. By Martin Guttridge-Hewitt

In arts and entertainment, Antonia Charlesworth reviews the exhibition  Surrealism in Egypt: Art et Liberté and journalist Cathy Otten answers questions about her book Yezidi Women and the Islamic State.

And there’s our ever popular crossword and Sudoku.