Hunt admits ‘Brexit dividend’ will not be ‘anything like enough’ to armamentarium PM’s £20bn addition for NHS – Politics live

After Theresa May announced her £20bn spending increase for the NHS yesterday, Downing Street posted a series of infographics about it on Twitter, including this one. For those who believe that the “Brexit dividend” is about as real as the Loch Ness Monster (that’s most experts, including the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the leading public …

Wild thoughts: what do wilderness films acquaint us about our cloistral lifestyles?

When I see a movie about people trying to live alternative lifestyles, I think of the travel agency Jim Carrey visits in The Truman Show, with its alarming poster of an airliner getting struck by lightning, accompanied by the slogan: “IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU!” A similar deterrent seems to be in operation whenever people …

Germany’s affidavit acknowledge to World Cup defeat to Mexico

Even before Sunday’s sobering start for the title holders, this year’s World Cup had started on a somewhat unenthusiastic note, the usual euphoria dampened by an ongoing debate about national identity and belonging, triggered by midfielders Mesut Özil and Ilkay Gündoğan’s decision to pose for a photograph with Turkey’s strongman president. But if few have …

Tommy Fleetwood says US Open abreast absence ‘proof I can get up there’ at majors

There seems no question of Tommy Fleetwood fretting over what might have been. Not only is that useful for the Englishman’s state of mind, it is perfectly correct in respect of a US Open where he produced a history-matching round to move within a whisker of glory. Fleetwood’s closing 63 at Shinnecock Hills afforded him …

‘A account of two crises’: a bedmate and wife certificate Europe’s refugee crisis

On the arid Italian island of Lampedusa, known as the “door of Europe”, 400,000 migrants have arrived by way of the Mediterranean sea in just the past two decades. With a population of 6,000 and an economy that runs on fishing and tourism, it’s emerged as an unlikely port in the storm of Europe’s immigration …

New York Today: New York Today: It’s Corruption Trial Season

New York Today Alain E. Kaloyeros leaving federal court in 2016.CreditChristian Hansen for The New York Times Good morning on this toasty Monday. The weather’s heating up, and so are our courts. Two major corruption trials are set to begin this week in New York, both featuring defendants who have worked closely with Gov. Andrew …

Migrant Families, World Cup, Beyoncé: Your Monday Briefing

A protest on Sunday in Elizabeth, N.J., against “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Referring to the practice of separating families, the former first lady Laura Bush said: “It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.”CreditStephanie Keith/Reuters (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: Bipartisan call …