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Terrorists and Travel 24 Oct 2017, 7:00pm Terrorists and Travel
An anti-terrorist initiative morphs into a broad refugee ban.
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Republicans Need a Victory 24 Oct 2017, 6:23pm Republicans Need a Victory
If they can’t pass tax reform, they may not hold Congress—and that could lead to impeachment.
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Is Nafta Rotten? How About Them Apples? 24 Oct 2017, 6:17pm Is Nafta Rotten? How About Them Apples?
Killing the trade deal would bear bitter fruit for U.S. agriculture.
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How to Become an American 24 Oct 2017, 6:17pm How to Become an American
Set aside your past attachments and accept the founding proposition. That’s all.
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Move the Embassy to Jerusalem and Promote Peace 24 Oct 2017, 6:15pm Move the Embassy to Jerusalem and Promote Peace
Such a move would make clear that the U.S. supports Israel’s claim to the city’s western part.
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Steve Bell on the Brexit brigade – cartoon 24 Oct 2017, 4:30pm Steve Bell on the Brexit brigade – cartoon
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Don’t deny trans people their rights because of male violence | Ruth Hunt 24 Oct 2017, 3:00pm Don’t deny trans people their rights because of male violence | Ruth Hunt
The risks that women face come from men. To argue about the rights of trans people is to miss the point – and the threatAfter years of being simultaneously ignored and sensationalised, discussions about trans people and their issues have become mainstream. But the debate has sadly turned into a vicious fight about who should and shouldn’t have access to equality between supporters of trans and women’s rights – two groups that should have common cause. In 2004, the
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The Wages of Corporate Taxes 24 Oct 2017, 2:38pm Updated The Wages of Corporate Taxes
Kevin Hassett earns the wrath of the left by showing how tax rate cuts will help workers.
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I’ve got an old car and a wood burner – so my reputation’s going up in smoke | Tim Dowling 24 Oct 2017, 2:06pm I’ve got an old car and a wood burner – so my reputation’s going up in smoke | Tim Dowling
My Mini Mayfair is so old that it’s subject to the new emissions charge. I thought the stove was safe though. Some hopeOur old car has probably taken its last trip into central London. I haven’t driven it into the middle of town for two years, and that was before this week’s introduction of a
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The Guardian view on universities and Brexit: culture wars | Editorial 24 Oct 2017, 1:57pm The Guardian view on universities and Brexit: culture wars | Editorial
Chris Heaton-Harris’s demand to know who was teaching what on the EU ratchets up the gap in the post-referendum tribal divideThe peremptory demand to universities for the details of Brexit lecturers and the content of their courses from Chris Heaton-Harris, a government whip –
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The Guardian view on Chinese politics: an age of ambition | Editorial 24 Oct 2017, 1:56pm The Guardian view on Chinese politics: an age of ambition | Editorial
The incorporation of Xi Jinping’s thinking into the party constitution indicates his extraordinary power – but also his breadth of visionMoney isn’t everything. That is Xi Jinping’s central message – even if he takes rather longer to say it. When the 2,300 delegates to the Communist Party of China’s congress unanimously
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Look to Sheffield: this is how state and corporate power subverts democracy | George Monbiot 24 Oct 2017, 1:25pm Look to Sheffield: this is how state and corporate power subverts democracy | George Monbiot
The city’s trees and residents are the victims of a Kafkaesque PFI deal between council and contractorOne of
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Fashion must now move on from female exploitation – and Terry Richardson | Namalee Bolle 24 Oct 2017, 1:02pm Fashion must now move on from female exploitation – and Terry Richardson | Namalee Bolle
Like so many women in this rotten industry, I have been abused. As the allegations mount, it’s up to corporations to end the pervasive sexismThe Harvey Weinstein scandal has triggered a wave of allegations, revelations and even confessions, via the #metoo campaign, across media and entertainment. I’m not the only one working in the fashion business wondering whether this will finally signal the end of our own disgraceful “hush hush” culture surrounding harassment. I thought this moment had come when reading that Condé Nast International – which publishes Vogue, GQ and Glamour – had finally
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Brexit ‘McCarthyism’ is unacceptable to universities. Free speech must flourish | Janet Beer 24 Oct 2017, 11:39am Brexit ‘McCarthyism’ is unacceptable to universities. Free speech must flourish | Janet Beer
The Tory whip’s letter raises profound worries about academic freedom. We will go on promoting debates with diverse views on Brexit, as with all other subjects
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What Brings Trump and Macron Together 24 Oct 2017, 9:22am Updated What Brings Trump and Macron Together
Washington and Paris have a problem in common: Germany’s passive attitude.
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Universal credit has poleaxed the jobless. Now for low-income workers | Pilgrim Tucker 24 Oct 2017, 9:05am Universal credit has poleaxed the jobless. Now for low-income workers | Pilgrim Tucker
If you’re on minimum wage and claiming housing benefit and tax credits, beware. The new system is loaded with booby traps and financial penaltiesOne particularly severe consequence of the
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Brexit ultras are distracting us from the harsh realities facing the UK 24 Oct 2017, 8:06am Brexit ultras are distracting us from the harsh realities facing the UK
Indignation and insults will get us nowhere. Until Britain shows good faith and realism, there will be no progress in EU negotiationsThe fake indignation of some about a leaked report of a private dinner between the prime minister Theresa May and European commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, at which the PM
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Jared O’Mara’s comments were vile. Now he has to show he’s changed | Owen Jones 24 Oct 2017, 7:33am Jared O’Mara’s comments were vile. Now he has to show he’s changed | Owen Jones
He’s rightly resigned from the women and equalities committee. But younger MPs with a bad internet history can become role models for positive changeJared O’Mara has to prove he has been on a journey. Around 15 years ago, the Labour MP for Sheffield Hallam wrote
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My daughter will be born stateless – in the UK | Sayed Alwadaei 24 Oct 2017, 6:18am My daughter will be born stateless – in the UK | Sayed Alwadaei
I fled torture in Bahrain, and my family suffers endlessly because of my human rights work. The British government knows of our plight and does nothingMy wife is due to have a baby at the end of this week. Like many expectant parents, my wife and I have chosen a name, honouring her grandmother. We have bought her clothes, toys, and prepared our home to welcome her, but one thing is still unknown: what nationality she will have. If the Home Office further delays our application, she could be born stateless. For defending democracy and human rights in my home country,
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We must stop this tragic Brexit farce – for the sake of Britain’s young people | Caroline Lucas 24 Oct 2017, 4:45am We must stop this tragic Brexit farce – for the sake of Britain’s young people | Caroline Lucas
The Tory government has been hijacked by hardliners. ‘Taking back control’ is meant to be about imagining a better democracy, so let’s start with Westminster
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I was an eyewitness to the Mogadishu bomb. I’m alive, but heartbroken | Faarah Adan 24 Oct 2017, 3:00am I was an eyewitness to the Mogadishu bomb. I’m alive, but heartbroken | Faarah Adan
Last week’s devastating blast claimed hundreds of lives, ruined many more, and dashed hopes that the country might be on the way back to normalityIt was a bright Saturday afternoon in Mogadishu, a clear sky glowing blue above the once beautiful city. The busy K5, or Zoobe Junction, one of Mogadishu’s vital arteries, with its string of shops, hotels and restaurants, was teeming with people from all walks of life. Heavily loaded donkey-carts, rickshaws, cars, buses and trucks all jostled for space through the tightly crammed streets. Across the street, tea women ground their spices at a makeshift tea-stall as a group of elderly men with henna-dyed beards and multi-coloured sarongs were engaged in a deep conversation. It was my first visit to Mogadishu since I left the country more than 20 years ago. The bustle, the pristine beaches and the scores of returning Somali expatriates all gave me a sense of hope that the “pearl of the Indian Ocean” was, at last, beginning to return to its former glory. Everything seemed quite normal. Intuitively, however, I refused to be at ease just yet, for I have learned during my short stay here that things in Mogadishu can change quite abruptly. And that’s exactly what they did.
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Only a Labour no-confidence motion in the Tories can avert a Brexit disaster | Stephen Kinnock 24 Oct 2017, 2:00am Only a Labour no-confidence motion in the Tories can avert a Brexit disaster | Stephen Kinnock
The government is making an utter shambles of negotiations. My party, united under Jeremy Corbyn and with no Europhobic baggage, is Britain’s only hopeBrexit is often portrayed as just another episode in the long-running and seemingly endless
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Britain can’t prosper as a tax haven. It has to stop these hollow threats | Nicholas Shaxson 24 Oct 2017, 1:00am Britain can’t prosper as a tax haven. It has to stop these hollow threats | Nicholas Shaxson
Brexiteers fantasise about a new offshore status outside the EU, but it would bring in dirty money not wealth creationBritain’s economic strategies have been dogged for many years by an elusive concept called “competitiveness”. Back in January Philip Hammond even tried to use it as threat in the Brexit negotiations. “If Britain were to leave the European Union without an agreement on market access,” he said, “we could be forced to
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Ten scandals since 2010 that show Britain is ruled by the loony right | Polly Toynbee 24 Oct 2017, 1:00am Ten scandals since 2010 that show Britain is ruled by the loony right | Polly Toynbee
From failed schools to the east coast main line to the NHS, the Tory party in power has been a tale of ideological disasters – costing the taxpayer billionsThis is what bad government looks like. Do civil servants ever dare stop it, and who is ever held to account? Evidence-free policy-making by rightwing ideologues has been the history of this government since 2010.
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