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The Guardian view on Huawei: the bigger story | Editorial 6 Dec 1:54pm The Guardian view on Huawei: the bigger story | Editorial
The arrest of a top executive comes as the Chinese telecoms firm faces tough times in the westMarkets can be erratic beasts, as indicative of collective neuroses as collective wisdom. But it is not surprising that they reacted to Wednesday’s thunderbolt. Much remains unclear about Canada’s
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Jeremy Corbyn: Labour could do a better Brexit deal. Give it the chance – or give the people another vote 6 Dec 1:53pm Jeremy Corbyn: Labour could do a better Brexit deal. Give it the chance – or give the people another vote
All options, including another referendum, will be on the table if Theresa May’s botched Brexit is defeated The botched Brexit deal that Theresa May
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Compared to the threat of climate change, Brexit is a distraction | Letters 6 Dec 1:07pm Compared to the threat of climate change, Brexit is a distraction | Letters
Readers respond to David Attenborough’s warning of the collapse of civilisation at the UN’s climate change conferenceFor an organisation that ran the inspiring “
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Police tactics and community relations under scrutiny | Letters 6 Dec 1:04pm Police tactics and community relations under scrutiny | Letters
Readers air their views on the Metropolitan policeThe Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) says “Ultimately, no police tactic can ever be used with impunity in a country where we police by consent…” (
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Macron no champion of Europe’s liberals | Letters 6 Dec 1:03pm Macron no champion of Europe’s liberals | Letters
Guardian readers on the divisions in Europe and the gilet jaunes movement“Macron is a danger to all of Europe” might have been a better headline to
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A dog’s (and cat’s) place is on the bed | Brief letters 6 Dec 12:57pm A dog’s (and cat’s) place is on the bed | Brief letters
Wendy Atkin | MPs loutish behaviour | Declining a seat | Dog in the kitchen | Cat on the bedI had never heard of Wendy Atkin until I read
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What Brexit deal would be better than Theresa May’s? The truth is, none | Anand Menon 6 Dec 11:23am What Brexit deal would be better than Theresa May’s? The truth is, none | Anand Menon
If MPs are going oppose the prime minister’s plan, they have a duty to propose something credible in its place Heaven knows, there are myriad problems with the deal negotiated by the prime minister. A compromise intended to reconcile a badly divided parliament ended up alienating most MPs. Yet what would these opponents of the deal suggest as an alternative? Pose this question, and the crass dishonesty of much of the Brexit debate becomes all too apparent. It’s only fair to start by saying that there are opponents of the deal with more or less credible (let’s leave desirable to one side) alternatives in mind. At one extreme are the no-dealers,
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I drafted article 50. We can and must delay Brexit for a referendum | John Kerr 6 Dec 9:45am I drafted article 50. We can and must delay Brexit for a referendum | John Kerr
Every EU state would agree to extend article 50 for a people’s vote on a bad deal or the one we’ve gotPeople once dreamed of a Brexit that would give Britain more control and free us from paying anything to Brussels, while opening up the prospect of huge new trade deals and “
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You want a people’s vote on Brexit? Be careful what you wish for | Ellie Mae O’Hagan 6 Dec 8:22am You want a people’s vote on Brexit? Be careful what you wish for | Ellie Mae O’Hagan
Comments attributed to Len McCluskey are right: leavers will feel betrayed by any removal of the dream they were soldHello, and welcome to another day of gazing into an abominable black hole and wondering when it was that life suddenly seemed devoid of meaning – or, as I believe this process is more commonly known, Brexit negotiations. Today we discuss the possibility of a second referendum, which the government is unequivocally ruling out, and about which the Unite leader, Len McCluskey,
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I worked for Ray Kelvin at Ted Baker. I wish I’d stood up to him | Erica Roffe 6 Dec 8:06am I worked for Ray Kelvin at Ted Baker. I wish I’d stood up to him | Erica Roffe
As a PR at Ted Baker in the 1990s, I experienced first-hand the humiliating, inappropriate way the CEO treated his employeesWhen I worked for
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The UK drag scene is too diverse for RuPaul to turn into a race for ratings | Amrou Al-Kadhi 6 Dec 7:03am The UK drag scene is too diverse for RuPaul to turn into a race for ratings | Amrou Al-Kadhi
The all-American TV series Drag Race risks sanitising and distorting our gloriously messy, non-binary community
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For disabled children in poverty, this Christmas is straight out of Dickens | Frances Ryan 6 Dec 6:10am For disabled children in poverty, this Christmas is straight out of Dickens | Frances Ryan
Thanks to government austerity, 40% of disabled children are now so poor that they’re going without presentsEight-year-old Finley has always had things tough. He has autism and a bowel condition, and is scared by crowds and noise. Finley’s mum, Lisa, is disabled and does the best she can, but the costs are colossal. Finley’s special nappies alone cost £60 a month. Since Lisa became too ill to work, social security has been their lifeline – from specialist food to keep Finley healthy to therapy toys to make him less anxious. Then
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Leave the meat idioms alone, Peta: there are bigger fish to fry | Jessica Brown 6 Dec 5:00am Leave the meat idioms alone, Peta: there are bigger fish to fry | Jessica Brown
Trying to enforce vegan alternatives to phrases like ‘bring home the bacon’ will only reinforce negative associations of veganism In 1801, Vice Admiral Nelson is said to have deliberately raised his telescope to his blind eye and insisted he couldn’t see a sign from his superior telling him to withdraw from the Battle of Copenhagen. This is where the phrase “turn a blind eye” is said to have originated. However, future idioms may not have such a colourful story of origin, thanks to those arguing we should rephrase those that mention meat and animals into anodyne, plant-based phrases. The animal rights group Peta says that many common phrases in the English language
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The live birth from a dead donor could change the definition of motherhood | Philip Ball 6 Dec 4:00am The live birth from a dead donor could change the definition of motherhood | Philip Ball
If womb transplants become much more common, pregnancy could become available to all sexes A year ago,
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Macron’s politics look to Blair and Clinton. The backlash was inevitable | Larry Elliott 6 Dec 1:00am Macron’s politics look to Blair and Clinton. The backlash was inevitable | Larry Elliott
The French president has cut taxes for the rich but maintained austerity. It’s a failed formula Rioting in the streets. Filling stations running out of fuel. Panic buying in the supermarkets. A country in chaos. Not a dystopian vision of Britain after Brexit, but France in the here and now under that self-styled champion of anti-populism, Emmanuel Macron. French politicians invariably claim to be inspired by Charles de Gaulle, and Macron is no exception.
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Don’t listen too hard to Christmas songs: their lyrics are always creepy | Katy Guest 6 Dec 1:00am Don’t listen too hard to Christmas songs: their lyrics are always creepy | Katy Guest
Post-#MeToo, some radio stations have banned Baby It’s Cold Outside. But it’s not the only song with potentially sinister lyricsThe world can be roughly divided into two sorts of people: those of us who pay attention to the lyrics of songs, and the others, who risk finding themselves in couples whose “our tune” is all about a breakup, or a stalker, or a
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