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Bercow begins his long goodbye by inflicting more Tory turmoil | John Crace 9 Sep 4:03pm Bercow begins his long goodbye by inflicting more Tory turmoil | John Crace
The Speaker’s resignation comes on yet another day of humiliations for Boris Johnson It was all too much for Sally Bercow. After more than an hour spent sitting listening to MPs eulogise her husband and no sign of anyone letting up, the Speaker’s wife slipped out of the Commons gallery. Things to do, places to go. She’d heard it all before. Most frequently from him. The lovefest had begun as a series of points of order, immediately after the
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If Boris Johnson quits, MPs should back Jeremy Corbyn to avoid no deal | Polly Toynbee 9 Sep 1:49pm If Boris Johnson quits, MPs should back Jeremy Corbyn to avoid no deal | Polly Toynbee
It’s no use wishing for another leader of the opposition: we need a united alliance, and in this crisis he is stepping upWho’s afraid of Jeremy Corbyn? Unthinking, knee-jerk Corbynphobia is a danger in the precarious weeks ahead, as the country’s fate hangs by that red thread. As parliament is brutishly banished by Boris Johnson after failing to secure an election, both sides retire to plot feverish ploys and counterploys for the Brexit endgame.
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The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s Brexit breach: rift with EU could be here to stay | Editorial 9 Sep 1:45pm The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s Brexit breach: rift with EU could be here to stay | Editorial
In attempting to turn domestic weakness into a diplomatic asset, the prime minister risks poisoning the well of future EU-UK relations Boris Johnson’s attempt to get a deal with the European Union seems like a speeding car negotiating with a brick wall. The more solid and immovable the wall appears, the harder Mr Johnson charges towards it, claiming he is unable to swerve out of the way. The British prime minister reasons that as both the vehicle and the barrier have a part to play in a car crash, he can blame the collision on the wall because it is made of brick. Hence his
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The Guardian view on Pope Francis: a voice in the wilderness | Editorial 9 Sep 1:44pm The Guardian view on Pope Francis: a voice in the wilderness | Editorial
No other spiritual leader is speaking out so clearly for the poor and for the environment in the developing worldPope Francis has been visiting two of the poorest countries in the world, but on the way he took a moment
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Getting to grips with the Labour party’s Brexit policy | Letters 9 Sep 1:06pm Getting to grips with the Labour party’s Brexit policy | Letters
Readers discuss Emily Thornberry’s recent attempt to spell out the party’s positionWhile Jerry Hodgkinson (
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DSEI arms fair invitations to repressive regimes are wrong | Letter 9 Sep 1:04pm DSEI arms fair invitations to repressive regimes are wrong | Letter
The government seems exceedingly reluctant to allow ethics to curb its ambition to develop sales opportunities for the UK’s arms industry, say six representatives of faith communitiesThe Defence & Security Equipment International arms fair (DSEI) opens in London on Tuesday (
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Dubious claim of rise in school standards | Letters 9 Sep 1:03pm Dubious claim of rise in school standards | Letters
Conservative party claims about the number of students in good and outstanding schools don’t bear scrutiny, says
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Insight into Oxford University admissions process | Letter 9 Sep 1:01pm Insight into Oxford University admissions process | Letter
While colleges remain the formal admitting bodies, the idea that admissions are run separately by each college is a myth, says
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Pharmacists can be trusted with statins | Letter 9 Sep 1:00pm Pharmacists can be trusted with statins | Letter
News that people with high cholesterol could be diagnosed and given drugs without a prescription should not cause alarm, says
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Names worthy of a standing ovation | Brief letters 9 Sep 12:59pm Names worthy of a standing ovation | Brief letters
European holidays | Antisemitism tsar | Gendered language | Asterix translator | Coffee shop namesHow can the EU better market its strengths? Each year throughout Europe we might celebrate four of the 28 national days as holidays, creating a rolling tableau to encounter historic diversity. It’s personally painful to watch Boris Johnson malign Europe as enemy territory; I’m a non-British graduate of Oxford University. Adopting this Lambert proposal for EU holiday legislation will widely accentuate a pleasure enjoyed by our rulers: European leisure is a treasure.
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Proroguing parliament is bigger than Brexit. It’s a display of political power | Jonathan White 9 Sep 12:29pm Proroguing parliament is bigger than Brexit. It’s a display of political power | Jonathan White
Boris Johnson is using the act of leaving the EU as a vehicle for his goal – showing the impotence of his adversariesWhat do political leaders hope to achieve by breaking with constitutional rules and conventions? As government policy becomes increasingly hard line, from talk of
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The London arms fair is an inexcusable disgrace – it’s a stain on the nation | Simon Jenkins 9 Sep 8:27am The London arms fair is an inexcusable disgrace – it’s a stain on the nation | Simon Jenkins
British-made weapons fuel violence around the world – much of it perpetrated by repressive regimes. It must stopThis week’s
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In Brussels, the goodwill Boris Johnson fostered is slowly ebbing away | Mujtaba Rahman 9 Sep 7:18am In Brussels, the goodwill Boris Johnson fostered is slowly ebbing away | Mujtaba Rahman
As Johnson’s position weakens at home, EU leaders are finding fewer reasons to yield to his unsatisfactory Brexit ‘solutions’The attention of Brexit-watchers has understandably been focused on Boris Johnson’s
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When feminism supports trans rights, everybody wins – just like in Iceland 9 Sep 4:00am When feminism supports trans rights, everybody wins – just like in Iceland
In the UK, the movements are often considered in opposition. In reality they are not just compatible, but complementary On
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The great break-up of Big Tech is finally beginning | Matt Stoller 9 Sep 4:00am The great break-up of Big Tech is finally beginning | Matt Stoller
Google and Facebook are the subject of big antitrust investigations. This is good news for our democracy and the free press
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BREXIT! A few tiny things stand between Remainaggedon and the UK bravely leaving the EU | First Dog on the Moon 9 Sep 3:15am BREXIT! A few tiny things stand between Remainaggedon and the UK bravely leaving the EU | First Dog on the Moon
Anyway there could be an election and/or the prime minister could be impeached I have no idea if either of those things are good
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‘The United States is broken as hell’ – the division in politics over race and class 9 Sep 2:00am ‘The United States is broken as hell’ – the division in politics over race and class
In the final part of our series on the American left we look at how marginalized groups in America are now asserting themselves “However rebellious children may be, they have their parents’ genes; American radicals are Americans,” wrote the late radical
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Britain is facing a stark choice. So why are so many people tuning out? | John Harris 9 Sep 1:00am Britain is facing a stark choice. So why are so many people tuning out? | John Harris
Away from Brexit and the Tory melodrama, I’ve found a mood of weariness and disconnection. Yet its causes explain where we are As parliament tumbled through last week’s drama, I was in the north-west of England, trying to divine the public mood. (What we found is about to appear in the Guardian’s
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