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We’re divorcing the EU. So why do hard Brexiteers still feel jilted?| Rafael Behr 5 Mar 2:22pm We’re divorcing the EU. So why do hard Brexiteers still feel jilted?| Rafael Behr
Eurosceptics need always to be victims of Brussels – even though leaving was actually their choice in the first placeThere is a jilted quality to the way some Tories talk about Brexit, which is odd, given that Britain is dumping the European Union. The resentment would make more sense if it were the other way round: if 27 member states had expelled Britain from their club. But after decades of treating everything European as a punishment inflicted on a nation against its will, the habit is hard to break. Even the act of leaving is configured by the Eurosceptic imagination as something done by them to us. There is an illustration in the
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Ben Jennings on knife crime – cartoon 5 Mar 2:15pm Ben Jennings on knife crime – cartoon
a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2019/mar/05/ben-jennings-on-knife-cartoon">Continue reading...
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The Guardian view on teenage stab victims: rising youth violence shames May’s government | Editorial 5 Mar 1:48pm The Guardian view on teenage stab victims: rising youth violence shames May’s government | Editorial
The prime minister has promised to act following two more chilling murders. But what frontline services need are resources, not meetingsThe murders of two 17-year-olds last weekend have catapulted knife crime back into news headlines. Jodie Chesney’s death stands out because she is the first girl out of
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The Guardian view on the biggest privatisation: the land beneath our feet | Editorial 5 Mar 1:47pm The Guardian view on the biggest privatisation: the land beneath our feet | Editorial
A new book helps us understand what is happening in Britain today by exposing the scale of the sell-off of the state’s estateIn her memoirs the late Margaret Thatcher
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Knife crime rise is the result of a sick society | Letters 5 Mar 1:43pm Knife crime rise is the result of a sick society | Letters
Readers debate the issues surrounding knife crime in the UKWe can skirt around the causes of knife crime in the UK (
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The key to resolving the crisis in Yemen | Letter 5 Mar 1:39pm The key to resolving the crisis in Yemen | Letter
Jeremy Hunt must use all tools available to press sides into a resolution, says
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We’d love Nancy Banks-Smith’s take on Fleabag | Brief letters 5 Mar 1:38pm We’d love Nancy Banks-Smith’s take on Fleabag | Brief letters
Music-making | Women on TV | Toilets | SpringCongratulations on your
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Macron’s overblown vision for Europe shows how much it needs Britain | Simon Tisdall 5 Mar 12:53pm Macron’s overblown vision for Europe shows how much it needs Britain | Simon Tisdall
The French president’s statist, scattergun and top-down solution to the EU’s problems won’t gladden remainers’ heartsEmmanuel Macron’s
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Well done Virgin Atlantic – now all companies must ditch their makeup rules for women 5 Mar 12:51pm Well done Virgin Atlantic – now all companies must ditch their makeup rules for women
Requiring flight attendants to wear makeup forced them to do two jobs at once – actually look after passengers and play at being stereotypical air-hostessesYou always knew that Virgin Atlantic must have required its female flight attendants to wear makeup. They always looked so polished that any other explanation just wouldn’t have made sense. But it never really registered until this week, when the airline
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All on the left should rally on 23 March to demand a final say on Brexit | Letter 5 Mar 12:00pm All on the left should rally on 23 March to demand a final say on Brexit | Letter
Brexit is an assault on working-class people, the environment, migrants and the communities that the left aims to represent, write 11 MPs and other signatoriesOn 23 March, six days away from the scheduled exit day, hundreds of thousands of people will march to demand a final say on
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Letter: Duncan Weldon obituary 5 Mar 11:43am Letter: Duncan Weldon obituary
a href="https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/jan/30/duncan-weldon-obituary" title="">Duncan Weldon
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Bohemian Rhapsody’s release in China is a victory, despite the cuts | Le Fil 5 Mar 10:22am Bohemian Rhapsody’s release in China is a victory, despite the cuts | Le Fil
In a country where gay scenes are banned on TV, the fact that Freddie Mercury’s story is being shown at all is a breakthrough
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Letter: We all wanted to be Gerald English 5 Mar 8:12am Letter: We all wanted to be Gerald English
a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/04/gerald-english-obituary" title="">Gerald English
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Rudd’s disability benefits move is nothing more than political gaslighting | Frances Ryan 5 Mar 7:59am Rudd’s disability benefits move is nothing more than political gaslighting | Frances Ryan
Ending reviews for older people’s PIP is simply the government trying to hide its grossly negligent decisionsWatching the government spin over anything from
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Virgin Atlantic’s sexism goes deeper than telling women what to wear | Joan Smith 5 Mar 7:38am Virgin Atlantic’s sexism goes deeper than telling women what to wear | Joan Smith
The airline has finally relaxed its makeup rules for female crew. But in paying women far less than men it shows its true coloursObviously I didn’t think they were all virgins, just because they worked for a company with the V-word in the title. That would be ridiculous, wouldn’t it? But then I never imagined it was compulsory for female cabin crew at Virgin Atlantic to wear makeup and tight skirts when they are serving meals, dealing with sick children or – in the worst possible scenario – guiding terrified passengers through emergency exits on to inflatable slides.
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Children are dying on our streets – May’s response is not good enough | Gaby Hinsliff 5 Mar 7:36am Children are dying on our streets – May’s response is not good enough | Gaby Hinsliff
Conservative governments fail because they cut and cut, and for a long time we don’t notice. Then we feel the impact
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As foreign secretary I argued against an EU referendum. Now I back one | David Miliband 5 Mar 5:55am As foreign secretary I argued against an EU referendum. Now I back one | David Miliband
The UK is in a Brexit dead end and May’s deal satisfies no one. I don’t see any way out other than allowing voters the final sayThe Brexit debate is coming to a head at a moment when Britain’s political parties seem to be coming apart. Maybe that is not surprising. The 2016 referendum usurped the role of parliament and MPs. And both Labour and Conservative parties are being pulled by the far right and far left. The mess of Brexit is the result. Millions of voters are left feeling not only frustrated but homeless, with unprecedented strain on the stability and legitimacy of the two-party system. The
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Climate breakdown is coming. The UK needs a Greener New Deal | Jason Hickel 5 Mar 4:00am Climate breakdown is coming. The UK needs a Greener New Deal | Jason Hickel
Global economic growth is outstripping our green efforts. A cap must be put on consumption before is it cripples us When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
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Yes, women wrote Fleabag and Derry Girls. But men still dominate TV | Lisa Holdsworth 5 Mar 3:00am Yes, women wrote Fleabag and Derry Girls. But men still dominate TV | Lisa Holdsworth
Placing a handful of successful female writers with hit shows on a pedestal only masks the problem of gender bias
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Some sackcloth and ashes can do us all good – that’s why I love Lent | Dawn Foster 5 Mar 1:00am Some sackcloth and ashes can do us all good – that’s why I love Lent | Dawn Foster
In our fast-paced world of hyper-consumption, this period is a welcome chance to practise restraint and self-reflection, whatever your beliefsIt’s Shrove Tuesday, and by fortuitous circumstance, I’m in Brussels – home of crepes, frites and endless television segments on Brexit – for a conference. The city is perfect for the beginning of the period of fasting then feasting, and saves me the stress of attempting to flip pancakes. Last night, my parish hosted a baking contest to celebrate the advent of Lent, sharing wine and cake before we enter a more sober period of spiritual decluttering and fasting. Christmas might be the festival that captures public attention in an increasingly secular society, but Easter is particularly resonant for many Christians. The frenetic lead-up to the festive period seems to comprise little more than a never-ending to-do list and a series of work parties. Easter is quieter, centred on anticipation; it forces you to engage in self-reflection and mental self-flagellation, and hopefully you’ll emerge a better person.
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