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Final sovereignty on Brexit must rest with the people | Jeremy Corbyn 31 Aug 2019, 4:00pm Final sovereignty on Brexit must rest with the people | Jeremy Corbyn
In these critical weeks for democracy, we must resist the actions of a phoney populist cabal in Downing StreetWe will do everything possible to stop a disastrous no deal for which this Conservative government has no mandate. This is a smash-and-grab raid on our democracy, to force through no deal, which is opposed by a majority of the public. Most people in Britain reject a Tory no-deal Brexit. Boris Johnson’s government wants to use no deal to create an offshore tax haven for the super-rich and sign a sweetheart deal with Donald Trump.
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British democracy is brought to its knees – cartoon 31 Aug 2019, 1:30pm British democracy is brought to its knees – cartoon
Chris Riddell on Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament
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We have become a land of permanent crisis. This suits the blustering liars of Brexit | Nick Cohen 31 Aug 2019, 1:00pm We have become a land of permanent crisis. This suits the blustering liars of Brexit | Nick Cohen
This government’s shameless thirst for power is such that it will stop at nothing to deliver no deal Boris Johnson’s lies encapsulate Britain’s democratic decay. They are the bluster of a man who holds parliament and political accountability in contempt. They reveal the corruption of a Brexit movement that has no purpose now other than to secure an empty victory, whatever its original intentions and whatever damage it does to the traditions of Britain’s democracy, once thought to be indestructible and now revealed to be as ephemeral as dust in the wind. Do I need to justify the above? It’s what they want you to do. They come out with a big brassy lie and then insist that you so lose yourself in the thickets of a detailed rebuttal no one can follow your argument. But for the record and because I must, when the
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Brexit will blind Britain to global initiatives for recovery | Phillip Inman 31 Aug 2019, 12:00pm Brexit will blind Britain to global initiatives for recovery | Phillip Inman
As countries turn inwards, ideas such as a cryptocurrency to reduce global dependence on the dollar are being lostUnless Britain leaves the European Union’s single market and customs union, the Brexit party will cry foul. As long as the Brexit party exists, the Tory vote will be forever divided. That is the driving force behind the Conservative party’s policymaking. Even the gift of a peerage is unlikely to deter Nigel Farage from his mission to push the UK out of all the EU’s major institutions, leaving the Tories on a single track to no deal. Given that parliament will not vote for a form of Brexit that would involve a border between the north and south in the island of Ireland, we have come to see that there cannot be a deal.
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Why fans fear a new Judy Garland biopic just won’t do her justice 31 Aug 2019, 11:00am Why fans fear a new Judy Garland biopic just won’t do her justice
As Renée Zellweger depicts the Wizard of Oz star’s declining years, Garland’s devoted following, including our own writer, are torn between excitement and dreadThe dark fedora tipped to one side; the black tux and black stockings: could that really be Judy Garland singing “Forget your troubles and just get happy!” from the 1950 film musical
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A ‘Brexit bonanza’ for UK fishing? That’s a fishy tale with an unhappy ending | John Lichfield 31 Aug 2019, 3:00am A ‘Brexit bonanza’ for UK fishing? That’s a fishy tale with an unhappy ending | John Lichfield
The industry may become one of the starkest examples no-deal folly, with those dependent on EU markets facing devastation One man’s fish is another man’s
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Fit in my 40s: can I become a strongwoman? 31 Aug 2019, 2:00am Fit in my 40s: can I become a strongwoman?
It’s a big kick, the first time you do a chin-up. Or so I’ve heard
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Shop less, live more – save the planet. It doesn’t sound that bad to me | Gaby Hinsliff 31 Aug 2019, 1:00am Shop less, live more – save the planet. It doesn’t sound that bad to me | Gaby Hinsliff
A sustainable environment means consuming less, not differently. With retail therapy losing its appeal, that should be easy Women love shopping, don’t they? Everyone knows we were born to do it; that left to our own devices we like nothing better than spending all day in some changing room, leaving our menfolk slumped outside in abject boredom, praying for it to be over. Except it’s not true, or certainly not for all women, and almost certainly never has been. Only 29% of women actually say they enjoy shopping, according to the retail analysts Mintel; for most of the rest it’s somewhere between actively anxiety-inducing (especially for anyone uncomfortable with stripping in front of a mirror) and merely rather boring. Too much advice about going green involves pushing slightly less toxic alternatives to things we don’t particularly need
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Ruth Davidson’s decision was personal, but her departure is a loss for all of us | Libby Brooks 31 Aug 2019, 1:00am Ruth Davidson’s decision was personal, but her departure is a loss for all of us | Libby Brooks
As the Scottish Tory leader’s resignation shows, balancing work and family is still a problem for women in public life I’m racing across the central belt to cover
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I thought I’d relish getting back to work after summer. I thought wrong | Emma Brockes 31 Aug 2019, 1:00am I thought I’d relish getting back to work after summer. I thought wrong | Emma Brockes
The family flight back to New York after the holidays was full of hope and new resolutions – then real life kicked in It has been a brutal re-entry into normal life after summer, and no one is handling it particularly well. Unlike previous years we seemed, on first glance, to be doing so well. Air travel with four-year-olds is infinitely easier than with three-year-olds. We were lucky with immigration and sailed through in 10 minutes. And travelling from London to New York – east to west – the jet lag is a breeze. And then we all went back to work. The burden of keeping someone’s needs in mind when committed elsewhere is one my mother’s generation had no word for
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