Issue 1286

13 May 2019
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Future proving Paul Mason predicted the destruction of globalisation four years ago and says that’s what’s happened since. Now the main threat to our humanity is fascism, held together by misogyny and lurking in your games consoles. But, Kevin Gopal finds, he’s oddly optimistic.

We are amused The Victorians are characterised as dour and puritanical but, with everything from gin palaces to parachuting monkeys, they knew how to have a good time, argues Lee Jackson.

Empty promises With nearly 16,000 people waiting to be housed and as the worst authority for empty properties Bradford Council has had to be innovative in its approach to housing. David Barnett finds out how the city is tackling its crisis.

Plus News, arts and entertainment, and books pages – including an interview with New Order drummer Stephen Morris about his new autobiography. Columnist Roger Ratcliffe says supermarket bread makers are only in it for the dough, crossword, Sudoku and more.