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Tax Reform Is Covering Its Costs 4 Feb 7:02pm Tax Reform Is Covering Its Costs
Faster growth is on track to outpace debt in the next decade.
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4 Feb 5:49pm Remember When Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders Loved Business?
Another rewrite of history to serve the needs of the moment.
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North-east England will pay the price for decades of dishonesty about Nissan | David Conn 4 Feb 2:34pm North-east England will pay the price for decades of dishonesty about Nissan | David Conn
Thatcher’s ministers knew EU membership was vital in attracting the Japanese carmaker. No one told the publicThe sprawling site near Sunderland of the giant Japanese car manufacturer Nissan is a fine-tuned product of Britain’s participation in the European Union. The company’s decision to pull the making of its proposed new X-Trail model
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Forget the Brexit blame game for now, and fight back | Letters 4 Feb 1:29pm Forget the Brexit blame game for now, and fight back | Letters
Guardian readers’ views on how to avoid Brexit catastrophe – because it’s not over yetTwo articles on the same day – one by Jonathan Freedland, one by Ian Jack – provide usefully related perspectives. One is of the battle for the votes of MPs from England’s post-industrial regions (
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Jeremy Hardy, the honorary Jew who held out an olive branch | Letters 4 Feb 1:29pm Jeremy Hardy, the honorary Jew who held out an olive branch | Letters
Hardy was a goyim who pitched ‘insider’ jokes perfectly, says
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4 Feb 1:29pm Lambeth cutting family centre funds | Letters
All councils have to react to government cuts – the test is how, says
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Suicide coverage: it’s a complex issue | Brief letters 4 Feb 1:28pm Suicide coverage: it’s a complex issue | Brief letters
Teen mental health | Inoculation | Justice system | Football | Crows v rooksHadley Freeman excels often but her piece on the blaming of Instagram for the suicide of Molly Russell was both brave and clever (
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The Guardian view on crime and algorithms: big data makes bigger problems | Editorial 4 Feb 1:23pm The Guardian view on crime and algorithms: big data makes bigger problems | Editorial
Machines can make human misjudgments very much worse. And should never be trusted with criminal justiceSome of the best, or at least sharpest, minds on the planet are devoted to guessing what we might buy next, and showing us advertisements for it. Often the results are ludicrously inaccurate; sometimes they are creepily precise. Would we trust the same kind of technology to predict what crimes we might next commit? That is the question raised by the
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The Guardian view on fracking: the end can’t come soon enough | Editorial 4 Feb 1:23pm The Guardian view on fracking: the end can’t come soon enough | Editorial
Launching a new fossil fuel industry was a bad idea, and a coalition of localists and environmentalists appears close to defeating itLess than four months after what was supposed to be a new beginning for fracking in England, when Cuadrilla resumed operations at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire, it appears increasingly unlikely that there is a future for this industry in the UK at all. Minor
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Nick Clegg betrayed the public – and now he’s failing upwards at Facebook | Suzanne Mooore 4 Feb 1:13pm Nick Clegg betrayed the public – and now he’s failing upwards at Facebook | Suzanne Mooore
The ex-deputy prime minister broke his promise to the public with tuition fees. Now he’s defending the social media monolith. It’s time to stop apologising and start taking action
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Trump set a low bar for other deluded billionaires flirting with a 2020 run | Jill Abramson 4 Feb 10:31am Trump set a low bar for other deluded billionaires flirting with a 2020 run | Jill Abramson
Howard Schultz is the latest self-deluded billionaire with no experience in government contemplating a presidential bid Donald Trump has set a low bar for other billionaires who are contemplating a run for the White House. Why not me, they ponder? Trump had no experience in government before he won the 2016 Republican nomination. He was just a popular TV reality star who branded his name on every piece of real estate he built. He wasn’t even that successful in business, going bankrupt more than once. He’s a lazy-bones, too, rarely hitting the Oval Office until 11.30am, according to Axios, which obtained his daily schedules. His approval ratings may never again cross 40%. If President Trump runs again, he certainly looks beatable.
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Stop the new deportation flights to Jamaica. They shouldn’t be happening | Zita Holbourne 4 Feb 10:16am Stop the new deportation flights to Jamaica. They shouldn’t be happening | Zita Holbourne
The government has learned nothing from the Windrush scandal, and must cancel Wednesday’s flight Given the justified outrage there was when the
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Faith should be no barrier to schools teaching respect for LGBT rights | Masuma Rahim 4 Feb 7:56am Faith should be no barrier to schools teaching respect for LGBT rights | Masuma Rahim
Some parents may not be happy about it, but programmes like No Outsiders are important and should be expandedRecently we’ve seen several clashes between local communities and education leaders over the application of the Equality Act in Britain’s schools. Shraga Stern, the Orthodox Jewish activist, warned earlier this year that Haredi Jews would “
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Ministers could change the lives of cystic fibrosis sufferers. So why don’t they? | Christina Walker 4 Feb 6:24am Ministers could change the lives of cystic fibrosis sufferers. So why don’t they? | Christina Walker
The government could make the drug Orkambi affordable for the NHS. Until then, people will suffer undulyLuis was three weeks old when we found out he had
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Nicolás Maduro must be praying for the US to intervene in Venezuela | Simon Jenkins 4 Feb 6:10am Nicolás Maduro must be praying for the US to intervene in Venezuela | Simon Jenkins
The only way the beleaguered Venezuelan president can shore up his position is if Trump blunders inOne thing alone could save the Maduro regime in Venezuela. That is western intervention. Nothing unites a country like a
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Football tournaments penalise GCSE students. Can’t we avoid this fixture clash? | Gavin Kelly 4 Feb 5:57am Football tournaments penalise GCSE students. Can’t we avoid this fixture clash? | Gavin Kelly
A study shows pupils massively underperform in years when there’s a World Cup or European ChampionshipIt was
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Rebuild the faded towns of Britain to end our national malaise | John Harris 4 Feb 1:00am Rebuild the faded towns of Britain to end our national malaise | John Harris
New research shows a hollowing-out of communities. Our wellbeing depends on restoring the pride of places For the past nine years or so, I have been observing a regular journalistic ritual. In pursuit of enlightenment over where the country may be going, how people are going to vote, and their opinions about such massive issues as Brexit and Scottish independence, I have pitched up in scores of places and begun my inquiries with some version of a simple question: how is this place doing?
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Manchester Pride is charging £71 a ticket this year. That’s a bit rich | Hannah Jane Parkinson 4 Feb 1:00am Manchester Pride is charging £71 a ticket this year. That’s a bit rich | Hannah Jane Parkinson
These events are all about inclusivity. So it’s not a great idea to price people out, whatever attractions are on offer It’s quite something, really, to organise an event that’s all about diversity, inclusion, freedom and equal rights, and then to charge an entry price that will shrink participation and scare away a number of demographics. But Manchester Pride appears to have pulled this feat off,
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High-profile Muslims have a right not to expect an inquisition | Nesrine Malik 4 Feb 12:59am High-profile Muslims have a right not to expect an inquisition | Nesrine Malik
Attacks on a young US congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, show Muslims are expected to prove their liberal credentials There is an interrogation that begins whenever a Muslim assumes any role in the public eye, a sort of Muslim inquisition. One can be a writer or a politician or a chef, and be asked questions that have nothing whatsoever to do with the matter at hand. Do you think homosexuality is a sin? What do you think of underage marriage? Do you think Israel has the right to exist? These questions are also asked in spurious surveys commissioned in the hope of generating headlines that suggest the majority of Muslims are violently homophobic, or conform to whatever latest trope is doing the rounds. In the US, this persistent questioning continues despite the fact that Muslims are growing more liberal (specifically,
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