Following the Conservatives’ unlikely election triumph we take the temperature in Westminster and ask if this could spell a European Union exit for the United Kingdom.

Thailand's junta wrestles with the economy, Britain's pork industry promotes 'happy pigs' in Asia, and Myanmar artists become protectors of tradition - in this week's Nikkei Asian Review

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The Big Interview, 5

Sunday 24 May

Monocle’s culture editor Robert Bound meets the writer, essayist and auteur Jonathan Meades. Hear this unique critical voice reflect on reviewing restaurants, appraising architecture and assessing what the audience really…

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Saturday 23 May

From our analysis on the developments of Isis in Syria to the EU’s desperate plan to tackle the immigrant crisis and our Eurovision predictions, we hear the highlights from the past week on Monocle 24.

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Saturday 23 May

Tom Edwards meets publishing aficionados Bruno Ceschel and Yannik Bouillis as they put on the Offprint independent publishing fair at London's Tate Modern. Plus we hear from alternative literary journal ‘Table Talk’ and…

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Saturday 23 May

Top picks from across Monocle 24 this week including the best in product design with Jon Kolko, a search of Beirut's old souks and ‘Meter’ magazine’s running insights, plus we hear from ghost writer Fanny Blake.

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Saturday 23 May

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear are a mother-and-son duo from Kansas City who have been wowing crowds and critics across Europe and North America this year. They hit the Monocle 24 studios to perform a selection of songs…

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Friday 22 May

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Friday 22 May

We talk to one of the world’s most successful female chefs, April Bloomfield, on her love for greens, a new London restaurant that takes localism to a new level and the Monocle Restaurant Awards nominations from Milan.

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Friday 22 May

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The Briefing, 922

Friday 22 May

We ask how much of Syria and Iraq Isis really controls, learn about a proposed new megacity in Turkey and get a primer on this weekend’s Polish election.

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After this week’s oil spill in Santa Barbara, public attention turns to Obama, his attitudes to climate change and going green.

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The Globalist, 930

Friday 22 May

We check in with the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, speculate which way Ireland’s vote on same-sex marriages will go and ask whether the Arab League might create its own unified military force.

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The Monocle Arts Review, 60

Friday 22 May

Tim Robey, film critic for ‘The Telegraph’, speaks to us from Cannes about three films up for the coveted Palme d'Or: Todd Haynes’ drama ‘Carol’, Hungarian Holocaust film ‘Son of Saul’ and FBI action thriller ‘Sicario’.

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Thursday 21 May

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