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Donald Trump’s child cruelty shocks us, but it shouldn’t surprise us | Hadley Freeman9h Donald Trump’s child cruelty shocks us, but it shouldn’t surprise us | Hadley Freeman
The policy of separating families has the president’s name written all over it. But it also has an awful American pedigree“This is un-American!” has been one of the more common reactions to the news about the Trump administration’s decision to enthusiastically
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Europe’s progressives must unite to prevent a far-right takeover | Natalie Nougayrède9h Europe’s progressives must unite to prevent a far-right takeover | Natalie Nougayrède
EU liberal values face a direct threat from populist nationalist forces. The democratic-minded have a clear choice to make
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The Guardian view on Donald Trump’s immigration policy: hateful and wrong | Editorial9h The Guardian view on Donald Trump’s immigration policy: hateful and wrong | Editorial
Dividing migrant families is despicable. But the US president doesn’t care. Republicans up for election ought toIt is not just
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The Guardian view on the Mackintosh fire: how to rebuild is Scotland’s choice | Editorial9h The Guardian view on the Mackintosh fire: how to rebuild is Scotland’s choice | Editorial
The Glasgow School of Art was a masterpiece, but promises to build a reproduction are prematureThe
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We must come together to fight the resurgent racist right | Letters10h We must come together to fight the resurgent racist right | Letters
Over 50 parliamentarians, trade unionists, faith leaders and anti-racism campaigners sign a letter warning of an emboldened far right and saying we must defend our multicultural societyThe 15,000-strong
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Despair and anger at Donald Trump’s immigration policy | Letters10h Despair and anger at Donald Trump’s immigration policy | Letters
Readers respond to the US immigration policy where children are being separated from their parentsYour article about President Trump’s defence of an immigration policy that separates children from parents (
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Rank disrespect for our democracy | Letters10h Rank disrespect for our democracy | Letters
The House of Lords represents another world to most of the public, writes
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T-levels reinforce class hierarchy | Letters10h T-levels reinforce class hierarchy | Letters
Vocational education in the UK has always been seen as essentially for ‘other people’s children’, writes
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Grease your nipples regularly to avoid Minor problems | Brief letters10h Grease your nipples regularly to avoid Minor problems | Brief letters
Ageing broadcasters | New presenter for Question Time | More Morris Minor tales | Jesus leads the lineWhat is it with these broadcasters that they have to keep working well into their 70s and beyond (
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Enough Brexit fairytales. In the real world spending must increase | Phil McDuff13h Enough Brexit fairytales. In the real world spending must increase | Phil McDuff
Leaving the EU won’t result in a bonanza for public services but neither will it plunge them into renewed austerityTheresa May has spent the weekend trying to convince people that there is such a thing as a
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When it comes to Germany, there’s method in Trump’s madness | Alan Posener14h When it comes to Germany, there’s method in Trump’s madness | Alan Posener
The president’s opportunistic tweets have raised hackles, but no one can deny that Merkel’s coalition is in troubleI’ve given up on trying to find a method in the madness of Donald Trump’s tweets. But his recent attack on the German government at least makes political sense. Under fire over the
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It’s official – yoga makes you smug. I think I’ll stick to being lazy | Nell Frizzell14h It’s official – yoga makes you smug. I think I’ll stick to being lazy | Nell Frizzell
Thank you, scientists. The news that yoga can be bad for the ego has reinforced my commitment to not botheringMy problem, if I could be said to have any at all, is that I’m simply too humble to do yoga. I’m too selfless for meditation; too modest for any kind of spiritual practice. I suppose if I was absolutely pushed – and, really, who would try to push anyone as evidently grounded as me – I would say that I am too self-effacing to try any kind of regular “practice” at all. In news that will shake goat shacks, hatha studios and rush matting salespeople across the land, a
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The video ref is the rising star of this World Cup. Could it even save humanity? | Jack Bernhardt15h The video ref is the rising star of this World Cup. Could it even save humanity? | Jack Bernhardt
The VAR technology stops referees being despots – and posits the revolutionary idea that it’s OK to change your mindLike many terrible people, I have certain Strongly Held Opinions that I am inexplicably passionate about. Mel C was the best Spice Girl. Fennel is a bad vegetable. The
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Who should replace the irreplaceable David Dimbleby? Arise, Mary Berry | Sam Delaney16h Who should replace the irreplaceable David Dimbleby? Arise, Mary Berry | Sam Delaney
Question Time is a tetchy show for a tetchy nation. For our sanity, I say we replace one benevolent ringmaster with another
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Why won’t ministers come clean about the impact of cuts on disabled people? | Frances Ryan16h Why won’t ministers come clean about the impact of cuts on disabled people? | Frances Ryan
Being hit by the bedroom tax is bad enough, but losing your sickness benefits too is even harderBack in 2014, armed with only a laptop and phone, disabled campaigners started a hunt for the truth. As policies including the bedroom tax, the abolition of disability living allowance, and the rollout of controversial out-of-work sickness benefits hit, 
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Europe and North America need to stay united – now more than ever | Jens Stoltenberg18h Europe and North America need to stay united – now more than ever | Jens Stoltenberg
Political differences are putting Nato at great risk, but all parties must realise that the transatlantic union makes us safer
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Like many gay Muslim people, I have no faith in Pride | Amrou al-Kadhi19h Like many gay Muslim people, I have no faith in Pride | Amrou al-Kadhi
The London march is being hollowed out by corporations, and its militant secularism excludes people of faithThroughout June – London Pride month – corporations around the city will boast of their allegiance to the LGBT community. Walk into a Wagamama, and rainbow flags are intended to show solidarity with LGBT citizens. Barclays, Pride in London’s main sponsor, declares its support in the guise of a temporary rainbow filter on its website logo. What udon noodles and contactless payment have ever done to end homophobia will forever remain a mystery. On the surface, London Pride celebrates the city as a place of LGBT equality. But this external display of inclusion belies a core that is routed in exclusion. Once a political protest, Pride has been commodified into a business arena cashing in on “the pink pound”. It’s hard to think of a major corporation that doesn’t have a float at the parade, with everyone from PlayStation to Costa broadcasting their dedication to LGBT customers. The relationship between gay equality and good business even dominates Pride in London’s blog forum.
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How to write the perfect CV – first, refuse to play this stupid game19h How to write the perfect CV – first, refuse to play this stupid game
They are as trustworthy as a dating profile and too often read like something written by the worst of all Apprentice candidates. What are CVs really for in a zero-hours age?
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As the Brexit shambles shows, May needs to learn how to do diplomacy | Rafael Behr22h As the Brexit shambles shows, May needs to learn how to do diplomacy | Rafael Behr
Anyone who valued this vital art wouldn’t have made Boris Johnson foreign secretary One reason to imagine that Theresa May has hidden depths is that the thought of the country’s future depending on the visible portion of her ability is so alarming. These are unsettled times, so there is comfort in the idea of a prime minister with a plan – any plan. There is a psychological incentive to suppose that May thinks beyond the end of the day; that her strategy for Brexit is more sophisticated than it looks. Because it looks like
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Question Time has become a daft pantomime of point-scoring: kill it off22h Question Time has become a daft pantomime of point-scoring: kill it off
David Dimbleby is to step down and there are lots of good possible presenters – but the show is unwatchable without a fundamental rethink Who will
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Italy’s war on migrants makes me fear for my country’s future | Roberto Saviano22h Italy’s war on migrants makes me fear for my country’s future | Roberto Saviano
A wave of hatred has been whipped up, threatening the civil rights of all of usI have never felt a greater need to speak out. I have never felt a greater need to try to explain why this
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Merkel on the Edge28h Merkel on the Edge
Her static centrism is facing a revolt on the political right.
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Harvard Is Too Discriminating28h Harvard Is Too Discriminating
A lawsuit may eventually give the Supreme Court a chance to clarify its view of racial preferences.
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A Health Fix For Mom and Pop Shops28h A Health Fix For Mom and Pop Shops
Association plans allow small businesses to enjoy the same economies of scale as big companies.
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If a Trump-Iran Summit Happens, Ayatollah So28h If a Trump-Iran Summit Happens, Ayatollah So
Making the offer would put pressure on the regime, with little risk to the U.S.
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Impeach Rod Rosenstein28h Impeach Rod Rosenstein
How Congress can remind the unelected government it answers to the elected part.
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Why Italy Dares to Turn Away Refugees28h Why Italy Dares to Turn Away Refugees
Rome is reacting to a rising problem, but to EU elites such ideas remain unthinkable.
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Are Laura and Jeb helping to resolve the immigration debate?
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The NHS crisis will go on: this is a plan that no one believes in | Polly Toynbee33h The NHS crisis will go on: this is a plan that no one believes in | Polly Toynbee
The £20bn Theresa May pledged will vanish before our eyes. It’s a standstill budget from a paralysed government It’s quite an achievement to
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The Guardian view on the NHS cash plan: the Brexit dividend claim is a lie | Editorial34h The Guardian view on the NHS cash plan: the Brexit dividend claim is a lie | Editorial
Theresa May is pandering to her pro-Brexit supporters. The important public finance issue, which is unresolved, is whether to raise taxes or abandon austerity – or bothWhen she was interviewed on Sunday’s
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The Guardian view on refugees: who is our neighbour? | Editorial34h The Guardian view on refugees: who is our neighbour? | Editorial
The migration crisis in Europe is increasingly being understood in religious terms. This can make the incomers seem impossibly alien and makes it harder to understand, and deal with, their problemsThe crisis in German politics has been postponed for at least a fortnight. Angela Merkel has
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Testing children gives a poor measure of ability | Letters34h Testing children gives a poor measure of ability | Letters
Readers respond to Simon Jenkins’s piece on how ‘the cult of tests is ruining our schools’“Simon Jenkins (
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Poor countries subsidise the NHS by training doctors – compensate them | Letters34h Poor countries subsidise the NHS by training doctors – compensate them | Letters
The UK is home to over 4,700 doctors who trained in Nigeria, providing a substantial subsidy from the African country to the UK, says this multi-signatory letter from experts, and
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34h Antisemitism is well-defined already | Letters
The IHRA definition has government backing and is fast becoming the standard non-legal guide as to what constitutes antisemitism, writes
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Fixed-odds betting delay unacceptable | Letters35h Fixed-odds betting delay unacceptable | Letters
We cannot allow tax revenues and bookmakers’ profits to be placed before the daily misery caused by these pernicious machines, write representatives from faith communitiesWe applaud the announcement that there will be a stake reduction of highly addictive fixed-odds betting terminals from £100 a spin to £2. The ability of players, including the most vulnerable in society, to place bets of up to £100 every 20 seconds is a matter of the deepest concern for responsible society. It is of particular concern to faith communities, from which we come, as it is often left to places of worship and faith groups to pick up the pieces when individuals become addicted. It is now reported that a deal between bookmakers and the Treasury will delay implementation to two years, instead of the eight weeks which is required to change the stake (
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Female role models to inspire change in society | Letters35h Female role models to inspire change in society | Letters
We need more books for both boys and girls that normalise girls as adventurous, confident and capable leaders, writes
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The obvious choice to replace David Dimbleby on Question Time? | Brief letter35h The obvious choice to replace David Dimbleby on Question Time? | Brief letter
Jenni Murray | History of art A-level | Life on the moon | (Not Mount) Snowdon | God at the wheel of my Morris Minor | Jumping the sharkI am sorry to see you omit our most senior and distinguished female broadcaster and journalist from your list of possible replacements for David Dimbleby on Question Time (
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Jeremy Corbyn, take note: leftwing remainers won’t stay silent on Brexit | Zoe Williams35h Jeremy Corbyn, take note: leftwing remainers won’t stay silent on Brexit | Zoe Williams
A Momentum petition launched at the Labour Live event will force the party’s internal arguments into the public. It’s about timeLabour Live was conceived in the spirit of solidarity, optimism, and a playful hubris. The idea behind it presumably went: if you could get all of Glastonbury festival
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Hands off the jam roly-poly: why banning puddings in school is a bad idea35h Hands off the jam roly-poly: why banning puddings in school is a bad idea
Write out 100 times: the rise of obesity is about food poverty – a sponge pudding with custard is not the issue I love the restaurant
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The five best Flight of the Conchords songs36h The five best Flight of the Conchords songs
New Zealand’s fourth-most-popular guitar-based digi-bongo a cappella-rap-funk-comedy duo are touring the UK once more. To celebrate, longtime fan Hadley Freeman picks the songs everyone should listen to
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A national Windrush Day? Theresa May has some nerve | Kehinde Andrews36h A national Windrush Day? Theresa May has some nerve | Kehinde Andrews
Thousands of the very generation we are meant to be celebrating are facing hardship as a result of the prime minister’s policiesAfter years of campaigns for the recognition of the Windrush landing in 1948, the government
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As the NHS suffers, billions are wasted on the armed forces | Richard Norton-Taylor36h As the NHS suffers, billions are wasted on the armed forces | Richard Norton-Taylor
The government is squandering money on weapons systems that are irrelevant to the threats the UK facesWhile the NHS is desperately short of funds – and will remain so for many years, despite
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Swifts are in tragic decline. There should be a march on Westminster | Patrick Barkham36h Swifts are in tragic decline. There should be a march on Westminster | Patrick Barkham
Summer is a shadow of its former self with so few of these miraculous birds around. Their loss must be fiercely foughtIt is the most miraculous bird, the ultimate winged messenger, exploring our globe, spending its life on the breeze. Sickle-shaped wings silhouetted against the sky,
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Should female doctors hide their title? Why #immodestwomen say no38h Should female doctors hide their title? Why #immodestwomen say no
Doctors on Twitter have been speaking out about the pressure they face to be coy about their academic status – and this has provoked yet more calls for them to be modest I always assumed it was titles that define a woman by her marital status that are one of our biggest indicators of sexism. But look to social media and it is “Dr” that is making waves. Defending using her academic title for her Twitter account, historian Dr Fern Riddell
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Social care needs a cash injection now | Letters40h Social care needs a cash injection now | Letters
Squeezing council funding in this area is ultimately a false economy, writes
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Britain’s drug laws are in the dark ages. Billy Caldwell’s case proves it | Simon Jenkins40h Britain’s drug laws are in the dark ages. Billy Caldwell’s case proves it | Simon Jenkins
How can Sajid Javid deny long-term access to the cannabis oil that would control this boy’s epilepsy? This cruelty must endWhat kind of country gets a politician rather than a doctor to prescribe medicine for a sick child? When the home secretary, Sajid Javid,
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The voyage of the Liam Fox Enterprise is set for Brexit mission failure | Geraint Davies42h The voyage of the Liam Fox Enterprise is set for Brexit mission failure | Geraint Davies
Fox is living in a fantasy world if he believes that the UK will be able to negotiate better trade deals when it leaves the EUBrexit, the Final Frontier … this is the voyage of the Liam Fox Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilisations, to boldly go where no one has gone before. Captain Fox and his heroic crew are on a mission, a hard Brexit mission, to discover new trade opportunities with new peoples in new lands offering unmined gold and untold riches. This may sound like an uplifting adventure for those raised on boys’ adventure comics like
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Food deals are the forgotten bread and butter issues of Brexit | Julian Baggini43h Food deals are the forgotten bread and butter issues of Brexit | Julian Baggini
Trade negotiations with the EU have descended into a political circus – yet the quality of what we eat is too important to overlookRulers, wrote the Roman poet Juvenal, survive by providing the people with bread and circuses. His observation has acquired a twisted relevance in recent years. Brexit has become a political circus without the laughs while the duty to provide bread has become criminally neglected. These two aberrations are deeply connected. Food policy has been a central concern of governments throughout history. As recently as 1957,
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If walking around JezFest is anything to go by, the Tories have little to fear | Martha Gill44h If walking around JezFest is anything to go by, the Tories have little to fear | Martha Gill
Yes, the Magic Numbers turned out for Corbyn on the big day. But politics isn’t about singing to the choirThere was a tussle over the last cardamom flapjack at the cake stall, there was some bitterness from those who had paid the full £35 for a ticket while others got in for free – but there was one thing everyone at this
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Crudo: Love in the Apocalypse review – a shimmering experimental novel45h Crudo: Love in the Apocalypse review – a shimmering experimental novel
Donning the persona of the late US author Kathy Acker, Olivia Laing tests the limits of fiction in this extraordinary debutA writer makes things up. In making things up, a greater truth is revealed. This is the premise of much fiction that nostalgically grasps for a certainty that feels as modern as taxidermy. “You couldn’t make it up,” is the hackneyed vernacular. Right now: governance via tweets, poisonings in Salisbury, ice shelves dissolving, the anniversary of a flammable tower block turning into a tomb. Jacob Rees-Mogg being spoken of as a viable prime minister. Nazis in Charlottesville and Hungary. Steve Bannon. Trump meeting the two Kims: Kardashian and Jong-un.
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In a world of digital nomads, we will all be made homeless | John Harris46h In a world of digital nomads, we will all be made homeless | John Harris
Whose utopia is this, when people have to sever emotional links and leave where they grew up to find dependable work? The
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Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence | Nesrine Malik46h Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence | Nesrine Malik
Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before If there was a dictator’s playbook, the Donald Trump administration would now be on the “Instrumentalise Religion” chapter. Last week, in what sounded like the launch of a US caliphate, the attorney general, Jeff Sessions,
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Why are there more clothing lines for dogs than disabled people?46h Why are there more clothing lines for dogs than disabled people?
For wheelchair users like me, who love fashion, ‘adaptive’ clothing has often been disappointingly dowdy. But Tommy Hilfiger and other high-end designers could change that Toronto-based designer
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