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Steve Bell on the deaths of demonstrators in Gaza – cartoon 15 May 2:31pm Steve Bell on the deaths of demonstrators in Gaza – cartoon
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The Guardian view on Brexit and devolution: wanted – joined-up thinking | Editorial 15 May 1:42pm The Guardian view on Brexit and devolution: wanted – joined-up thinking | Editorial
Brexit is not only about the hard/soft argument. It is also about who gets the last word in the different nations of BritainBritain’s Brexit argument began life as a dispute between remaining in the European Union and leaving it. After the vote to leave in 2016, that original dispute has gradually been overlaid by the battle between a hard and soft Brexit. The House of Lords debates on the EU withdrawal bill, which have
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The Guardian view on media and the Markles: give the family a break | Editorial 15 May 1:40pm The Guardian view on media and the Markles: give the family a break | Editorial
Royal weddings are private events too. The public will not support unjustifiable intrusions into the privacy of the bride’s familyFor good and ill, royal weddings will never be everyday events. Normal privacy rules do not easily apply to princes. Yet the public’s interest in Saturday’s Windsor wedding is not a blank cheque for abuse of privacy and judgment. It should not be used to justify each and every media intrusion, whoever the instigator, into what is properly a private as well as a public event. For some parts of the media, it has nevertheless been
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Calls for inquiry into Israel’s Gaza killings | Letters 15 May 1:28pm Calls for inquiry into Israel’s Gaza killings | Letters
Nine prominent Israelis compare the shooting of Palestinians to South Africa’s Sharpeville MassacreWe, Israelis who wish our country to be safe and just, are appalled and horrified by the massive killing of unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza (
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Batteries included in energy storage ideas | Letters 15 May 1:28pm Batteries included in energy storage ideas | Letters
Whatever the WWF says, peak demand for gas-fired generation will be larger, says
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The musical magic of Lauren Zhang | Brief letters 15 May 1:27pm The musical magic of Lauren Zhang | Brief letters
Church of England schools | Marks and Engel on cricket | BBC Young Musician | John Simons | Gordon Bennett on the move Contrary to the assertion of David Pollock (
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Hugh Grant has dumped romcoms. They deserved it | Natalie Haynes 15 May 12:59pm Hugh Grant has dumped romcoms. They deserved it | Natalie Haynes
Without the star of Four Weddings and a Funeral, the genre must rediscover the wit that once made it greatAt the grand old age of 57, Hugh Grant has announced that he is done with romcoms. More interesting roles are coming his way, apparently. As they should: I would have cheerfully given him an Oscar for
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Thomas Markle is the latest victim of the abusive relationship between press and palace 15 May 12:33pm Thomas Markle is the latest victim of the abusive relationship between press and palace
The father of the bride has had his life made a misery by the excesses of the paparazzi. There is no sign that anything much has changed since the death of Princess Diana Who will give Meghan Markle away on the day of her wedding? Well, no woman needs to be given away and no one needs to contend with another royal wedding. Everyone in Britain can look away now and revel in the idea that the monarchy is an institution that has no real effect on its subjects’ lives, loyal or disloyal. The lovely old Queen, corgis and all, is the head of state and head of the church, but why bore on about the constitution when we can consider Meghan’s messy bun? For the way the monarchy functions is by telling us stories that are said to unify our disparate nation – and those stories are of the hatch ’em, match ’em and dispatch ’em variety. At one time, power meant privacy. Not any longer. The royals are born to rule and we are apparently born to watch, or so it is assumed by those who publish paparazzi shots of them and their adjuncts. Thomas Markle, a retired lighting director, seemed to be living a quiet life in Mexico
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The joy of giving blood: sublime calm followed by cosy smugness 15 May 10:51am The joy of giving blood: sublime calm followed by cosy smugness
A needle-phobic Australian man has retired from giving blood after making 1,100 donations – and I’ve always found it a surprisingly enjoyable experience Does anyone else know they saved the lives of more than 2 million babies? James Harrison does. Over six decades, the 81-year old Australian,
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Islamophobia is real. Stop the obsession with semantics | Miqdaad Versi 15 May 9:02am Islamophobia is real. Stop the obsession with semantics | Miqdaad Versi
The idea that those who engage in Islamophobia or deny its existence should be driving our word choice is ludicrous“Islamophobia is a fiction to shut down debate,”
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Today is Nakba day – I hope I never see another like this one | Manuel Hassassian 15 May 7:57am Today is Nakba day – I hope I never see another like this one | Manuel Hassassian
The violent creation of Israel took place 70 years ago, but for the Palestinian people the ‘catastrophe’ continues
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Leave the Markles alone. Our need for gossip shouldn’t lead to snobby trashing | Gaby Hinsliff 15 May 6:51am Leave the Markles alone. Our need for gossip shouldn’t lead to snobby trashing | Gaby Hinsliff
Thomas Markle shouldn’t be shamed out of attending his daughter’s wedding. The rest of us should be mortified he was put in such a situationIt’s not easy turning a wedding, the heartwarming tale of two lovers wanting to live happily ever after, into something that makes everyone involved feel absolutely terrible. But we seem to have managed it, with days to spare. Meghan Markle’s elderly father is now said to be
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I love Eurovision, but Jerusalem 2019 will be no cause for celebration | Michael Segalov 15 May 5:24am I love Eurovision, but Jerusalem 2019 will be no cause for celebration | Michael Segalov
Israeli winner Netta declaring Jerusalem the next host city struck more than a note of discord, especially after this week’s bloodshedIt wasn’t immediately obvious to me why I felt a sudden sense of discomfort just before midnight on Saturday. Standing in a packed-out square in Lisbon with thousands of others, I was watching the Eurovision final on a giant screen, the results from the night
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A warning to the Tories: Britain’s true-blue suburbs have turned liberal | John Harris 15 May 1:00am A warning to the Tories: Britain’s true-blue suburbs have turned liberal | John Harris
From Trafford to Kingston upon Thames, our affluent areas are becoming more diverse and progressive. Theresa May’s monochrome retro-politics has little appeal for them Two weeks ago there was a small earthquake on the southern edge of Greater Manchester. The
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We can’t keep chopping down trees without harming ourselves | Emma Mitchell 15 May 1:00am We can’t keep chopping down trees without harming ourselves | Emma Mitchell
The UK’s abundant woodland has proven health benefits. That’s why Network Rail’s destructive scheme must be opposedIn 2001 there were 1.3bn trees in England. That’s 25 for every person in the country, the highest numbers since the first world war.
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