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Britain will go back into the European club. History proves it | Simon Jenkins30m Britain will go back into the European club. History proves it | Simon Jenkins
We’ve been in an on/off relationship for centuries. Even if we leave now, it won’t be forever Sometimes, when politics screams and tears its hair out, history can rush forward with a comfort blanket to wrap round its shoulders. It’s all right, it says, calm down, we have been here before. Britain has left Europe in a huff, and been drawn back in again. It has turned its back on Europe, and turned it back again almost as often. Today is just one of those times. The ancient province of Britannia was firmly part of the Roman empire for four centuries before that empire’s disintegration forced it to leave, in 410. Two centuries later, in 664, England voted at the Synod of Whitby to rejoin what was emphatically a European union, that of the Roman Catholic church, albeit with many a squabble under the likes of Henry II and King John. In 1534, Henry VIII spectacularly withdrew from that union, and Reformation England held itself aloof from Europe’s wars of religion throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.
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The Trade Canary5h The Trade Canary
The 2018 decline in the rate of growth in trade volume is a warning to the White House.
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Reviving Due Process on Campus5h Reviving Due Process on Campus
DeVos restores the right to cross-examination. Democrats are outraged.
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Take a Step Back on the First Step Act5h Take a Step Back on the First Step Act
The bill does some good things but also makes it easier for activist judges to release violent criminals.
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A Short History of American Immigration6h A Short History of American Immigration
Coming to the U.S. always took courage and tolerance for risk, traits that are still part of the country’s DNA.
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Government Can Do More to Support Science and Innovation6h Government Can Do More to Support Science and Innovation
Focus on infrastructure, information sharing, and separating scientific advisors from regulators.
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Work: The New Political Breakthrough6h Work: The New Political Breakthrough
Left and right are coalescing around policies to boost wages and reduce idleness.
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The Scapegoating of Facebook6h The Scapegoating of Facebook
Liberals at Harvard show, with data, why liberals elsewhere are wrong about 2016.
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In Britain’s boardrooms, Brexit is already here. And the warning is stark | Aditya Chakrabortty11h In Britain’s boardrooms, Brexit is already here. And the warning is stark | Aditya Chakrabortty
For Westminster, leaving Europe is months away: for business, it’s the present. And our prospects are already dwindlingOn the one hand, you have the self-inflating chaos at Westminster, the fever dreams of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s gang and the rehearsed rage of the Democratic Unionists. And on the other, you have the truth nailed by Philip K Dick. “Reality,” he wrote, “is that which, when you stop believing it, doesn’t go away.” So let’s remind ourselves of some reality. While Tory MPs jostled over a replacement for Theresa May the head of the Confederation of British Industry, Carolyn Fairbairn, warned that millions of pounds were “
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The Guardian view on burning injustices: fanning Brexit’s flames | Editorial11h The Guardian view on burning injustices: fanning Brexit’s flames | Editorial
EU membership didn’t cause inequalities and divisions. Yet we are leaving because of themOne week after the prime minister released her proposal to leave the European Union, it remains the only Brexit
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The Guardian view on Hong Kong protest trials: a test of freedoms | Editorial11h The Guardian view on Hong Kong protest trials: a test of freedoms | Editorial
The city has been under growing pressure since the ‘umbrella movement’ convulsed it four years agoNine
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Labour’s continued inaction on Brexit | Letters12h Labour’s continued inaction on Brexit | Letters
Guardian readers respond to John Harris’s piece on Labour’s collusion in leaving the EUSadly, I find myself agreeing with every word of John Harris’s article (
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Anthony Ekundayo Lennon and other perspectives on race and identity | Letter12h Anthony Ekundayo Lennon and other perspectives on race and identity | Letter
A black actor queries an outpouring of support for Anthony Ekundayo Lennon, who was accused of taking a theatre role meant for ethnic minoritiesThere has been an outpouring of support for Anthony Ekundayo Lennon (
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100 years on, female MPs are still too few | Letter12h 100 years on, female MPs are still too few | Letter
Part of the problem is that we still do not know how many women are being put forward for election by parties, write
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If Sark’s lights go off, blame its government | Letter12h If Sark’s lights go off, blame its government | Letter
We will lose over £20,000 per month under the retail price set by Sark’s government, so we have announced that we will not be selling electricity after the end of this month, writes
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A lame response to NHS ward closures | Letters12h A lame response to NHS ward closures | Letters
Do they ever step outside their offices in Whitehall? asks
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Proud to be called a champagne socialist | Brief letters12h Proud to be called a champagne socialist | Brief letters
Journal of Controversial Ideas | Cojones and nipples | Global warming | Co-op champagne | The TulipThe people who tell us “
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Parliament is gridlocked. Only the people can solve the Brexit crisis | Justine Greening15h Parliament is gridlocked. Only the people can solve the Brexit crisis | Justine Greening
Theresa May has laid out the three practical options. A second referendum on them is our best chance of consensusNo 10 has turned up the noise on the spin machine selling its
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The World Chess Championship is thrilling. But where are the women? | Alisha Matthewson-Grand16h The World Chess Championship is thrilling. But where are the women? | Alisha Matthewson-Grand
The focus on male stars such as Magnus Carlsen obscures the brilliance of female chess players. It’s time to raise their profile This was the year that I, a lapsed chess fan, rediscovered my love for the game. You can’t fault my timing, for 2018’s
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In Putin’s era it’s crazy to let a Russian lead Interpol. We must prevent it | Mikhail Khodorkovsky16h In Putin’s era it’s crazy to let a Russian lead Interpol. We must prevent it | Mikhail Khodorkovsky
What kind of signal would appointing a member of Russia’s current security apparatus send about Interpol’s values?This week, the 192 member countries of Interpol are
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Here’s what it would take to make Theresa May’s Brexit deal work | Henry Newman18h Here’s what it would take to make Theresa May’s Brexit deal work | Henry Newman
Parliament will reject the current plan. But if the EU agrees to revise certain key aspects, a deal is definitely achievable
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New Labour was far more leftwing than it is given credit for | Glen O’Hara19h New Labour was far more leftwing than it is given credit for | Glen O’Hara
The idea that Tony Blair was ‘neoliberal’ is not just crudely simplistic – it contributes to the party’s current problems
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The arts have a leading role to play in tackling climate change | Nicholas Serota22h The arts have a leading role to play in tackling climate change | Nicholas Serota
Cultural organisations are in a unique position to challenge, inform and engage audiences in conversations about the environmentIf we are to avoid irreversible global warming that will have devastating economic and social consequences for the world, “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” are required. This was the conclusion of
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We have a duty to help the children of Palestine | Letters23h We have a duty to help the children of Palestine | Letters
On the UN’s Universal Children’s Day – 20 November – teachers and lecturers urge the UK government to lobby for the release of child prisoners and an end to the mistreatment of children detained under military lawAs teachers and lecturers, we feel strongly that today, on the UN’s Universal Children’s Day, we must call on our government to work with increased determination to achieve improved welfare for the children living in Palestine under occupation and in Gaza. On this day, we are reminded that we have a duty to advocate for children’s rights as set out in the declaration of the rights of the child, which was adopted in 1959, and the convention on the rights of the child, adopted in 1989. We believe it is shameful that children live in fear, in particular the fear of being detained and imprisoned under military law.
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For hard-right revolutionaries, Brexit is cover for a different end | Polly Toynbee24h For hard-right revolutionaries, Brexit is cover for a different end | Polly Toynbee
A group of extremists within the Tory party would welcome the havoc unleashed by ‘no deal’ to advance their cause The vultures circle a wounded prime minister, who is attacked by the hordes of extremists in her party while beset by new inconvenient facts daily exposing the damage Brexit can do. Look, the British army is preparing for the worst: emergency troops are at the ready. Operation Temperer, which usually provides soldiers for terrorist attacks, is now ordered to make
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Mental health patients have been thrown down the Brexit rabbit-hole | Zoe Williams24h Mental health patients have been thrown down the Brexit rabbit-hole | Zoe Williams
Normal government has effectively ceased, leaving a crucial health review on hold The whole thing
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