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The Guardian view on the UK economy: before Brexit, rescue it from austerity | Editorial 11 Feb 1:30pm The Guardian view on the UK economy: before Brexit, rescue it from austerity | Editorial
The public want the government to spend more, yet the Tories cannot grasp how this makes economic and political senseLast week it was
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The Guardian view on the mass death of insects: this threatens us all | Editorial 11 Feb 1:30pm The Guardian view on the mass death of insects: this threatens us all | Editorial
Global warming and industrialised farming are damaging vital ecosystemsOne of the classic science-fiction treatments of the end of civilisation was
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The meaning of a good, well-rounded education | Letters 11 Feb 1:03pm The meaning of a good, well-rounded education | Letters
Readers share their perspectives on the charitable status of private schools, and the importance of music lessons for pupils of all backgroundsSam Friedman and Daniel Laurison (
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Cambridge doesn’t need a £100m gift but other universities do | Letters 11 Feb 1:03pm Cambridge doesn’t need a £100m gift but other universities do | Letters
Readers respond to news that the University of Cambridge is receiving a £100m gift from the financier David HardingIn choosing to contrast Birkbeck with the University of Cambridge, Marthe de Ferrer hits a nail squarely on the head (
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There’s only one way to head off Theresa May’s threat of no-deal chaos | Zoe Willlliams 11 Feb 1:02pm There’s only one way to head off Theresa May’s threat of no-deal chaos | Zoe Willlliams
The prime minister has given Labour an ultimatum. Now Jeremy Corbyn must respond by demanding a people’s voteIn a strange new twist, Theresa May has replied to Labour’s suggestions on Brexit in terms so opaque that this newspaper has interpreted them as a
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What chimps can tell us about Brexit | Brief letters 11 Feb 1:01pm What chimps can tell us about Brexit | Brief letters
Snowdon | Chris Grayling | Brexit | SexismFamilies with energetic older children are going to be disappointed when they discover the article on national parks (
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And the Bafta for most witlessly outdated awards ceremony goes to … | Catherine Shoard 11 Feb 12:09pm And the Bafta for most witlessly outdated awards ceremony goes to … | Catherine Shoard
In an age where speed is everything, watching Joanna Lumley tell plodding jokes on a two-hour delay is no one’s idea of funDeja vu is a common complaint during awards season. The same faces shuffle down a carpet. There are whopping frocks and usually some interpretative dance. There are heroes and baddies,
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Surely British business can do better than Mike Ashley and Philip Green? | Josie Cox 11 Feb 12:03pm Surely British business can do better than Mike Ashley and Philip Green? | Josie Cox
Ashley’s Patisserie Valerie U-turn and the accusations levelled at Green suggest something has gone terribly wrongHere’s a question. Do you really think that two white billionaires with a penchant for excess, questionable morals and a slew of scandals to their name are the ideal face of business in a country scrambling to keep the surviving scraps of its international reputation intact? I didn’t think so. And yet, here we are. Mike Ashley and Philip Green shared the business headlines over the weekend with stories very different in nature, but nonetheless all serving as a reminder for why British businessmen are in desperate need of a dramatic image overhaul. Sports Direct, headed up by Ashley – the mouthy retail entrepreneur who also owns House of Fraser and Newcastle United – was last week
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All schools should encourage respect and LGBT acceptance | Letters 11 Feb 12:01pm All schools should encourage respect and LGBT acceptance | Letters
56 members or leaders of religion and belief groups, educationists, campaigners and school leaders warn the Department for Education against any dilution of LGBT advice in the independent school standardsAs members or leaders of religion and belief groups, educationists, campaigners and school leaders, we are concerned by reports that the Department for Education is planning to dilute the advice it publishes on the independent school standards, to no longer stipulate that all independent schools must teach respect for LGBT people. This poses a significant safeguarding risk to LGBT young people, who are still subject to significant levels of homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying. Research shows that 45% of LGBT pupils are subject to bullying because of their identity, and the majority hear discriminatory language in school. Challenging LGBT discrimination in school lessons and in everyday school life is fundamental to fostering equality at school and in wider society. This teaching should take place at both primary and secondary level, to stem the development of anti-LGBT prejudice and to support LGBT people in the school community.
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Britain deports people who grew up here. This racialised system must end | Zubaida Haque 11 Feb 11:09am Britain deports people who grew up here. This racialised system must end | Zubaida Haque
Stringent paperwork and ‘character’ requirements are being used to deny citizenship to people whose home is the UK Last week
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The Green New Deal offers radical environmental and economic change | Ann Pettifor 11 Feb 7:55am The Green New Deal offers radical environmental and economic change | Ann Pettifor
The proposal is incredibly ambitious, both on climate change and with its reimagining of society
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British ‘lethality’? Gavin Williamson’s brain has gone absent without leave | Simon Jenkins 11 Feb 6:22am British ‘lethality’? Gavin Williamson’s brain has gone absent without leave | Simon Jenkins
The defence secretary’s big talk about boosting the UK’s ‘global presence’ and ‘hard power’ prove he’s lost touch with reality The defence secretary’s brain has gone absent without leave. Gavin Williamson is
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If Sisi’s brutality in Egypt continues, the results could be dire for Europe | Amr Darrag 11 Feb 1:00am If Sisi’s brutality in Egypt continues, the results could be dire for Europe | Amr Darrag
Egypt’s autocratic government is worse than any before it. It must be dealt with before the country explodes into violenceThe outpouring of joy that followed
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The country I walked through deserves better than Brexit | Mike Carter 11 Feb 1:00am The country I walked through deserves better than Brexit | Mike Carter
A trip across England in 2016 revealed a nation broken by neoliberalism. For it to heal, this above all has to changeIn May 2016, a few weeks before the EU referendum, I walked 340 miles from Liverpool to London to see what was happening to my country. I was travelling in the footsteps of a 1981 march against unemployment that my late father had helped to organise. In that year, Tory policies had devastated industry and sent unemployment skyrocketing. In 2016, Tory austerity was putting the final nail in the coffin of those broken communities. Even so, on my walk I was shocked by the level of poverty, by the sheer number of homeless people in doorways and parks, and by the high streets of boarded-up shops and pubs, full of payday loan outlets and bookies. People in those former industrial towns spoke of their anger and betrayal, of having being forgotten by Westminster politicians, of their communities having been destroyed as the manufacturing that had sustained them either folded or moved to low-wage economies.
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