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The Guardian view on leasehold reform: well overdue | Editorial1h 17m The Guardian view on leasehold reform: well overdue | Editorial
The big homebuilders have been riding roughshod over planning authorities and housebuyers for decades. They need to brought under control, nowThe leasehold exploitation that the Guardian has been
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The Guardian view on Poland’s courts: people power and a glimmer of hope | Editorial1h 30m The Guardian view on Poland’s courts: people power and a glimmer of hope | Editorial
After days of protests against the government’s plans to control the judiciary, the president has vetoed part of the legislation. That is something – but not enough People power has historically been a powerful force in Poland. The energy and singular determination of the 1980s grassroots Solidarity movement played a key role in ending Soviet-imposed dictatorship in central Europe. Strikes and demonstrations brought down tyranny through a peaceful transition. Recalling this is important today, as a polarised country struggles with threats to democracy levelled not from the outside but from within. Since 2015, an elected populist and nationalist government with a deep authoritarian streak has transformed Poland into
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The Guardian view on happiness: spending money to save time | Editorial1h 37m The Guardian view on happiness: spending money to save time | Editorial
Research suggests that buying convenience or paying others to do tasks you dislike can boost satisfaction with life You really can buy happiness, it turns out; but even when we can afford it, most of us don’t.
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Here in the north, we’ve put the cross into rail | Helen Pidd2h Here in the north, we’ve put the cross into rail | Helen Pidd
The Conservative manifesto promised ‘northern powerhouse rail’ – but Chris Grayling has crushed those electric dreams
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Trump’s healthcare vote relies on his fiercest opponent – John McCain | Mary Dejevsky2h Trump’s healthcare vote relies on his fiercest opponent – John McCain | Mary Dejevsky
The Arizona senator has been a virtual one-man opposition to the president. But now his support is vital to attempts to repeal Obamacare
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Booze is a joy – so stop criticising women for drinking | Julie Bindel5h Booze is a joy – so stop criticising women for drinking | Julie Bindel
I love a whisky or a bottle of wine with dinner. Why the drip-feed of negativity and judgment towards women who like a drink?
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Labour has slipped rightwards on immigration. That needs to change | David Wearing6h Labour has slipped rightwards on immigration. That needs to change | David Wearing
From the newly formed English Labour Network to Jeremy Corbyn’s appearance on Andrew Marr, jingoistic attitudes are being validated, not challenged
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Last words of loved ones: our writers share their memories | The Panel6h Last words of loved ones: our writers share their memories | The Panel
Princes William and Harry have spoken of their regret at a hurried phone call with Diana before her death. But many of us never have a meaningful last exchangeIt was a Saturday afternoon. My French husband, who had taken early retirement three months earlier, was alone at his family home in Brittany. I was in London, where I was due to do the Sunday shift at work. The distance was nothing unusual, as a driven “career woman” I’d insisted on keeping separate identities.
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Thank you, Love Island, for making broken Britain a happier place | Ayesha Hazarika6h Thank you, Love Island, for making broken Britain a happier place | Ayesha Hazarika
Politicians and proletarians alike were glued to last night’s series finale. Channel that harmony and we can mend our ailing country
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Toddlers dragging suitcases – this is passengers’ Ryanair revenge | Anne Perkins8h Toddlers dragging suitcases – this is passengers’ Ryanair revenge | Anne Perkins
Booking a ticket on a low-cost airline kicks off a loveless tango of mutual exploitation. Using children to carry 10kg of luggage is the logical result
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The BBC should become a beacon for gender equality – and fast | Rachel Burden11h The BBC should become a beacon for gender equality – and fast | Rachel Burden
It’s been heartening to see women across the BBC come together to demand action on pay discrimination. The corporation needs a coherent plan
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No matter what the road safety issue is, cyclist-hating always seems acceptable | Peter Walker12h No matter what the road safety issue is, cyclist-hating always seems acceptable | Peter Walker
The ‘close-pass’ scheme being looked at by the Met focuses on the risk of cars killing people. Yet angry reactions to it somehow shift the blame to bikes
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Theresa May wants to do something positive for trans people – they need it | Roz Kaveney13h Theresa May wants to do something positive for trans people – they need it | Roz Kaveney
The government plans to make it easier for trans people to self-identify their gender. After all, having to pay a panel to adjudicate for you is insulting
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Here’s why every capitalist should connect with nature | Patrick Barkham14h Here’s why every capitalist should connect with nature | Patrick Barkham
I’ll tell you what others won’t. An appreciation of the natural world could save you – and us – a lot of money
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Labour should exploit the Tories’ disarray on Europe, not copy it | Polly Toynbee15h Labour should exploit the Tories’ disarray on Europe, not copy it | Polly Toynbee
International trade secretary Liam Fox’s fantasy is unravelling. Now is not the time for the left to back the calamity of a hard Brexit
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Can Republicans Govern?20h Can Republicans Govern?
Some Senators want to talk forever about health care. Time for a vote.
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Farewell, Charlie Gard20h Farewell, Charlie Gard
State to his parents: How dare you look for a second opinion.
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The Kushner Statement20h The Kushner Statement
The President’s son-in-law sets a disclosure example on Russia.
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Mueller Is Trumping Congress21h Mueller Is Trumping Congress
Special prosecutors corrupt; independent counsels corrupt absolutely.
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Cops and Robbers, All Rolled Into One21h Cops and Robbers, All Rolled Into One
Law-enforcement agencies seize billions a year without filing charges. Even burglars take less.
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24h Updated Down-Home Democrats
Pelosi and Schumer make a play for the Beltway lobbyist vote.
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Those who failed Sarah Reed must be held to account | Lee Jasper25h Those who failed Sarah Reed must be held to account | Lee Jasper
Her tragic death was entirely avoidable. Though she had a mental illness, her treatment in Holloway prison was harsh and she took her own life
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The Guardian view on the single market: a viable Brexit path | Editorial25h The Guardian view on the single market: a viable Brexit path | Editorial
The referendum mandate leaves many possible avenues for interpretation. None should be closed off prematurelyThe instruction expressed by last year’s referendum does not get more detailed over time. It was as precise and as vague as the question on the ballot paper. A slim majority backed exit from the EU, but anything beyond that is a matter of interpretation. There is no precedent. There are European countries that have close economic and political ties to the bloc without full membership. But none is neatly analogous in size or history to the UK. Arrangements that work for Iceland, Switzerland or Norway, cannot be plucked from a Brussels shelf and applied to Britain.
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The Guardian view on Turkish press freedom: standing up for democracy | Editorial25h The Guardian view on Turkish press freedom: standing up for democracy | Editorial
Seventeen journalists from Turkey’s oldest newspaper are threatened with long terms of imprisonment on baseless charges of terrorist linksPutting journalists on trial for doing their job, for informing the public or conveying opinion, is never acceptable. Like the canary in the mine, journalists can serve as an early alert to the erosion of the rights of every citizen. Where media freedom is curtailed other freedoms invariably follow. This may be stating the obvious, especially to those of us who enjoy the liberty and protection of democracy. But it is not an uncontested truth. Freedom of the press is restricted wherever governments claim its exercise might run counter to political imperatives or what they define as national security. It is a freedom enshrined in UN texts, but it is far from universally recognised as a basic right. It might be tolerated, but only within boundaries subject to whim, in jeopardy whenever those in power feel their interests might be threatened.
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Brexit means leaving the single market and the customs union. Here’s why | Barry Gardiner27h Brexit means leaving the single market and the customs union. Here’s why | Barry Gardiner
The 52% who voted to leave the EU would consider it a con if Britain was out of Europe but still subservient to its laws and institutions
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Despite Charlie Gard’s tragic story, we must respect the process of our courts | Ian Kennedy27h Despite Charlie Gard’s tragic story, we must respect the process of our courts | Ian Kennedy
The judicial process is not infallible, but even heartbreaking decisions must not lead us to undermine the reasoned process that protects all of our rights
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Is this the ‘nasty’ women’s fightback against Trump we’ve been waiting for? | Fiona Sturges28h Is this the ‘nasty’ women’s fightback against Trump we’ve been waiting for? | Fiona Sturges
The subtle slights we’re seeing from first ladies such as Akie Abe are a clear departure from tradition
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For gay men donating blood, the discrimination isn’t over – yet | Michael Segalov29h For gay men donating blood, the discrimination isn’t over – yet | Michael Segalov
Gay men can now give blood three months after sex rather than 12. But this so-called progress has little to do with LGBT equality
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Why are Grenfell victims pleading for humanity? This council should resign | Seraphima Kennedy30h Why are Grenfell victims pleading for humanity? This council should resign | Seraphima Kennedy
As underlined by the public meeting with survivors, the council’s problems with those who rely on local services did not start with the fire
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Humans are losing touch with nature – it’s a tragedy with no quick fix | Deborah Orr32h Humans are losing touch with nature – it’s a tragedy with no quick fix | Deborah Orr
British alienation with the countryside points towards the same problem as the rise in alcoholism and gambling addiction: we’ve lost our place in the world
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Beaten, urinated on … for homeless people, abuse is a daily ordeal | Tamsen Courtenay33h Beaten, urinated on … for homeless people, abuse is a daily ordeal | Tamsen Courtenay
A London coffee shop caused outrage when it refused to sell food to a good samaritan for a homeless man. But I saw far worse during my time on the streets
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Bernie Sanders and Al Gore on solving the climate crisis34h Bernie Sanders and Al Gore on solving the climate crisis
In this excerpt of The Bernie Sanders Show, Sanders talks to Gore about his new film, An Inconvenient Sequel
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My father and press freedom are on trial in Turkey – don’t look away, Europe | Muratcan Sabuncu36h My father and press freedom are on trial in Turkey – don’t look away, Europe | Muratcan Sabuncu
The trial of 12 imprisoned Cumhuriyet newspaper journalists is a warning that democracy and human rights are fragile everywhere
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Why not fund the welfare state with a 100% inheritance tax? | Abi Wilkinson37h Why not fund the welfare state with a 100% inheritance tax? | Abi Wilkinson
The idea that we should be able to pass on our life’s accumulated wealth is deeply embedded. But imagine if we could use that money for the greater good
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Labour can win. But first it must explain what Corbynism means | Jeremy Gilbert38h Labour can win. But first it must explain what Corbynism means | Jeremy Gilbert
There are now two competing interpretations – a grassroots movement and a centralised philosophy
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We need robots to have morals. Could Shakespeare and Austen help? | John Mullan39h We need robots to have morals. Could Shakespeare and Austen help? | John Mullan
Using great literature to teach ethics to machines is a dangerous game. The classics are a moral minefield
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