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Steve Bell on the special relationship 9 Jul 3:20pm Steve Bell on the special relationship
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Labour needs an independent disciplinary process to root out antisemitism | Charles Falconer 9 Jul 2:29pm Labour needs an independent disciplinary process to root out antisemitism | Charles Falconer
If we want to demonstrate our true values we need definitive measures to deal with Williamson, Willsman and others
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The Guardian view on undiplomatic language: don’t pander to Donald Trump | Editorial 9 Jul 1:41pm The Guardian view on undiplomatic language: don’t pander to Donald Trump | Editorial
The US president is angry at the British ambassador’s frank assessment. His reaction reinforces Kim Darroch’s verdict on his administrationThough the president of the United States has fired off
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The Guardian view on childhood: hope needed | Editorial 9 Jul 1:32pm The Guardian view on childhood: hope needed | Editorial
Austerity and a pervasive insecurity darken the lives of British childrenThings can’t only get better. We have travelled a very long way from the optimism of the 90s. The
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Labour’s Brexit stance: is the fog really clearing? | Letters 9 Jul 1:30pm Labour’s Brexit stance: is the fog really clearing? | Letters
Readers respond to the latest moves by the party and unions on the EU, an editorial about Labour’s position and, and a letter calling for a confirmatory vote on any Brexit decisionThe latest union-agreed stance on how Labour should in future campaign on the issue of Brexit is yet another “ifs and buts” policy (
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UK ambassador’s truth and consequences | Letters 9 Jul 1:29pm UK ambassador’s truth and consequences | Letters
Readers give their views on the fallout from Kim Darroch’s memos about Donald Trump’s administrationSir Kim Darroch appears to have carried out his remit scrupulously and honestly (
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The bigger picture on what alcohol costs us | Letter 9 Jul 1:28pm The bigger picture on what alcohol costs us | Letter
Academics and leading medical experts on alcohol suggest the economic burden has been ‘generally underestimated’, says
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No getting out of chemistry classes | Brief letters 9 Jul 1:27pm No getting out of chemistry classes | Brief letters
GCSE science | Carry On films | Apt surnames | Clueless crosswords | Not enough womenThe idea that a state school can “scrap” GCSE chemistry because “the lab is expensive to maintain” (
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Britain is heading for a general election reboot, but it’s not going to fix Brexit | Rafael Behr 9 Jul 12:10pm Britain is heading for a general election reboot, but it’s not going to fix Brexit | Rafael Behr
If Boris Johnson gets into No 10 in two weeks’ time, he’ll be facing exactly the same problems as Theresa MayHave you tried turning it off and on again? The technique that IT engineers always advise for reviving an unresponsive computer might soon be applied to the problem of impasse in Westminster. In constitutional terms, that means an election. Few MPs like the idea and none are sure what the trigger might be. But most struggle to imagine things carrying on much longer in the current deadlocked parliament. The next Tory leader (let’s roll with the polling and presume it is
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Letter: Carol Jackson obituary 9 Jul 11:36am Letter: Carol Jackson obituary
a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/may/19/carol-jackson-obituary" title="">Carol Jackson
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The secret of a happy summer with your children? Know when to cave in | Emma Brockes 9 Jul 10:54am The secret of a happy summer with your children? Know when to cave in | Emma Brockes
Pick your battles, people like to say. But that’s a full-time job equivalent to directing a medium-sized movieYesterday was a good day. I caved on the Gatorade (one blue, one red, when really, they should have shared a single bottle), but held the line on the Skittles. After the park, we went for pizza at the usual place and I stayed firm on water at the table – no fruit punch, in spite of my deal with the waitress to secretly dilute it. And then this small triumph: ice-cream from the van on the way home, yes. But two bites in, when one of them changed her mind about which ice-cream she wanted and the other, predictably, dropped hers on the ground and wanted a replacement – Fight, gentlemen of England! Fight, bold yeomen! – I did not give way.
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Casual racism is a fact of life for international students – they deserve better | Sam Phan 9 Jul 9:25am Casual racism is a fact of life for international students – they deserve better | Sam Phan
As a British-Chinese person attending Sheffield University, I found that they aren’t just unvalued, they’re the butt of the joke“The international students never mingle.” “Their English is terrible.” “I hate walking behind international students because they walk so slow.” These are just a few of the phrases I’ve heard while I have been at university. I was surprised by the amount of subtle racism I encountered when I arrived three years ago to a place that I thought was going to be liberal, inclusive and universal. Yet
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Planting trees can help save the planet – but only if governments put people first | Stephen Woroniecki 9 Jul 8:42am Planting trees can help save the planet – but only if governments put people first | Stephen Woroniecki
Nature-based solutions to the climate crisis must work with vulnerable communities, not leave them to pick up the billA new study extols the
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Don’t blame senior doctors. The NHS pensions standoff is politicians’ fault | Rachel Clarke 9 Jul 8:06am Don’t blame senior doctors. The NHS pensions standoff is politicians’ fault | Rachel Clarke
The impact of consultants not working extra hours is dire. So change the absurd rules that penalise them for helping the NHSEveryone loves to hate a fat cat. And so, in 2016, when former chancellor George Osborne decided to reduce pension tax relief for very high earners, he must have thought he was on to a sure thing. After all, with a UK average
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Labour is finally backing a second referendum. Is it too little, too late? | Gaby Hinsliff 9 Jul 7:03am Labour is finally backing a second referendum. Is it too little, too late? | Gaby Hinsliff
The unions have cornered Jeremy Corbyn into agreeing to a second Brexit vote. But, as ever, it’s not that simpleIs Labour really the party of remain, or leave? The official answer for a good three years has been both, which increasingly means in the eyes of many voters it is neither convincingly. The paradox of this week’s
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Syriza is down but not out. Now it must fight Greece’s march to the right | Marina Prentoulis 9 Jul 6:50am Syriza is down but not out. Now it must fight Greece’s march to the right | Marina Prentoulis
The party of government, New Democracy, is no modernising force – it has adopted the discourse of the far rightWinning 31.5% of the vote is not exactly the political annihilation that many had predicted for Syriza. Yes, the party suffered a defeat in
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A Tory pact would destroy the Brexit party. But Farage could still sign up | Peter Kellner 9 Jul 5:46am A Tory pact would destroy the Brexit party. But Farage could still sign up | Peter Kellner
Cooperation in a general election would clearly benefit the Conservatives. The dilemma lies with Farage and coDuring the 1951 general election campaign, Winston Churchill travelled to West Yorkshire to deliver a speech on behalf of a local candidate,
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If we value artists, we should pay them benefits – Ireland is leading the way | Penny Anderson 9 Jul 4:00am If we value artists, we should pay them benefits – Ireland is leading the way | Penny Anderson
Britain’s creative industries are packed with people from privileged backgrounds. It doesn’t have to be that way From September, artists in Ireland will be permitted
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I didn’t ring a bell at the end of my cancer treatment. But I get those who do | Joanna Moorhead 9 Jul 3:00am I didn’t ring a bell at the end of my cancer treatment. But I get those who do | Joanna Moorhead
Some rage about the ceremony, but maybe they’re really angry at the disease. It’s a huge deal, and we all cope in our own wayNo one offered me the chance to
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In jumping in with Boris Johnson, even moderate Tories have lost all credibility | Polly Toynbee 9 Jul 1:00am In jumping in with Boris Johnson, even moderate Tories have lost all credibility | Polly Toynbee
Pro-Europeans, sensible pragmatists, people who had earned respect across parliament, abase themselves. And for what? Look how they do it. The Tory party, its fellow travellers, its mighty backers, all with a deep financial interest in keeping Conservatives in power, gather round as their new leader emerges from that tiny group of elderly white male selectors. See the wagons circling. Forget any alarm they ever expressed about a
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I’m a farmer, and no-deal Brexit would put me out of business | Will Case 9 Jul 1:00am I’m a farmer, and no-deal Brexit would put me out of business | Will Case
Crashing out of the EU would not end uncertainty and would be a dark day for agriculture and food in Britain
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If Tom Watson had guts, he would quit Labour. Instead he is weakening the party | Dawn Foster 9 Jul 1:00am If Tom Watson had guts, he would quit Labour. Instead he is weakening the party | Dawn Foster
Labour’s centrists seem to think attacking Jeremy Corbyn, rather than attacking austerity, is the key to electoral success Each Sunday, without fail, I attend mass then catch up on the tedious handwringing of Tom Watson, the deputy leader of the Labour party and a lifelong professional wrecker, who has made it his official duty to complain weekly to the Sunday papers, without suggesting any concrete proposals for how to bring the party forward. Last weekend, he was rending his garments at the fact that former Labour members have
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