A zombie prime minister has proved remarkably difficult to finish off

Over the year since the general election, Tories have found it easier to describe Mrs May as useless than they have to agree which of them would make things better

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The Observer view on Theresa May’s hateful ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy

The Home Office’s unbending attitude is needlessly blighting lives. It must not be tolerated any longer

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A revolution in our sense of self

In a radical reassessment of how the mind works, a leading behavioural scientist argues the idea of a deep inner life is an illusion. This is cause for celebration, he says, not despair

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The Observer view on NHS funding

The NHS is still one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Mrs May’s apologies to patients are not enough – she must allocate them more money

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Emails have a lot to answer for

We can all learn from Priyanka Chopra, potential bridesmaid to Meghan Markle, who has confidently disregarded a quarter of a million messages

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The Observer view on net neutrality

The internet is fundamental. It must not become a two-tier service – one for the rich, one for the poor

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Academic studies are the curse of the drinking classes

Are parents who give alcohol to their under-age children signalling their own sophistication or simply instilling moderation?

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The Observer view on the effectiveness of international law

World justice is failing the innocent when tyrants kill with impunity

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Viagra: the little blue pill that revolutionised our sex lives

The virility drug, soon to be available over the counter in the UK, is a phenomenal success story, despite being the butt of many jokes. In 25 years, it’s also changed how we talk about male impotence

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Solving the riddle of getting into Oxford

It’s hard to cheat the university’s interview process, which seeks to spot independent thought

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The Observer view on Donald Trump’s unfitness for office

The incompetence and infighting at the White House dismay America’s allies and encourage its enemies

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