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Unearthing a Tommy Cooper prop that makes you laugh, just like that

Falklands War: The Forgotten Battle ★★★★☆. ODD, the stuff you find when you’re having a turn-out. Rooting around in their overflowing storerooms, in what was once a Victorian post office, the curators of the V&A found Laurence Olivier’s prosthetic nose. Lord O, once regarded...
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Yes, Rishi is a fiscal magician. Shame it’s more Tommy Cooper than Houdini...

THE Institute for Fiscal Studies were being polite. ‘Mr Sunak has proved to be something of a fiscal illusionist,’ was their deadpan analysis of the Chancellor’s Spring Statement. Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves was a bit more direct. ‘Perhaps the Chancellor has been taking inspiration from the characters in Alice In Wonderland - or should I say Alice In Sunakland?’ she taunted.