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The Guardian view on the healthy state of poetry: a reprimand to Trump and Johnson | Editorial 25 Oct 2019, 1:25pm The Guardian view on the healthy state of poetry: a reprimand to Trump and Johnson | Editorial
English-language poetry is in great health – and has much to tell us about our fragile, fraught timesIn 2014, the chair of the judges of the Forward prizes for poetry, broadcaster
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The question for Labour: why are you sticking with Jeremy Corbyn? | Jonathan Freedland 25 Oct 2019, 12:30pm The question for Labour: why are you sticking with Jeremy Corbyn? | Jonathan Freedland
The party leader is polling so badly that we risk a hard Brexit and five more years of Boris Johnson. It’s time to change courseIn all this talk of
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If the government goes on strike, it will be worth it for the LOLs 25 Oct 2019, 12:28pm If the government goes on strike, it will be worth it for the LOLs
How we’ll laugh as the cabinet puts themselves on zero-hour contracts and Johnson moves into temporary accommodation The only thing any of us can be certain about is that we will die. Most of us – myself included – only manage to cope with this knowledge by burying it deep into our subconscious and living each day as if we and those we love are immortal. I’m much less of a hypochondriac than I was 20 years ago and I’m still not sure if that is a sign of improved mental health or whether my levels of denial about the inevitability of death have dug in deeper.
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Vegans, vegetarians and the meat of the matter | Letters 25 Oct 2019, 11:40am Vegans, vegetarians and the meat of the matter | Letters
Readers discuss the pros and cons of making dietary changes to save the planet and the best way of getting the message acrossGeorge Reynolds (
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Foster families need generosity and love, but also fair pay | Letters 25 Oct 2019, 11:40am Foster families need generosity and love, but also fair pay | Letters
Foster carers and professionals respond to Jimmy Johnstone’s moving article about the importance of foster care workJimmy Johnstone touches on the wider issue of the need to professionalise foster care (
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Making technology work for homecare | Letters 25 Oct 2019, 11:40am Making technology work for homecare | Letters
We need to make more use of tech for immediate change, says
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Helping parents choose vaccination for their children 25 Oct 2019, 11:39am Helping parents choose vaccination for their children
One way could be to require parents to have a meeting with a medical professional, where parents learn about how herd immunity works, says one parentI am not sure that making immunisations compulsory, especially for state school pupils, is the way to improve rates of vaccination (
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Why we should allow assisted dying in UK | Letter 25 Oct 2019, 11:38am Why we should allow assisted dying in UK | Letter
It is so sad we have to flee to a foreign land to do what is logical, says
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Betting your life on the existence of God | Letters 25 Oct 2019, 11:38am Betting your life on the existence of God | Letters
Channel tunnel | David Attenborough | Pascal’s wager | Misuse of English | James JoyceI much enjoyed your comprehensive article about the Channel tunnel (
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Pity our Conservative MPs, forced to go on strike to protect their way of life | Marina Hyde 25 Oct 2019, 10:49am Pity our Conservative MPs, forced to go on strike to protect their way of life | Marina Hyde
Boris Johnson’s latest threat paints his government as a victim. At least the party long ago outlawed sympathy actionIt was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. On the one hand, inflatable reservist Mark Francois MP has previously promised that we will leave the EU on 31 October, or “
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If the government really goes on strike, at least we will have the LOLs 25 Oct 2019, 10:46am If the government really goes on strike, at least we will have the LOLs
It’d be worth it to see them on zero-hour contracts and Johnson out of No 10 in temporary accommodation The only thing any of us can be certain about is that we will die. Most of us – myself included – only manage to cope with this knowledge by burying it deep into our subconscious and living each day as if we and those we love are immortal. I’m much less of a hypochondriac than I was 20 years ago and I’m still not sure if that is a sign of improved mental health or whether my levels of denial about the inevitability of death have dug in deeper.
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Corbyn can win a December poll despite the fears of some in his own party | Owen Jones 25 Oct 2019, 9:48am Corbyn can win a December poll despite the fears of some in his own party | Owen Jones
Labour should tell Boris Johnson he can have an election when his woeful deal is suspendedLabour must agree to a December election – and in exchange it should get the government to abandon its Brexit deal. Anything else will be a huge political error. Boris Johnson’s current offer – more time to debate his woeful deal in an attempt to triumphantly ram it through parliament before an election – is clearly unacceptable. It is, in part, an attempt to deflect from his failed commitment to “
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British police spied on grieving black families for decades. Now we want the truth | Kevin Blowe 25 Oct 2019, 7:00am British police spied on grieving black families for decades. Now we want the truth | Kevin Blowe
An inquiry into ‘spycops’ operations is still not asking the big questions. So we’re launching a campaign to do it ourselves
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Revenge porn is being used to smear and discredit a sitting Congresswoman | Moira Donegan 25 Oct 2019, 4:00am Revenge porn is being used to smear and discredit a sitting Congresswoman | Moira Donegan
Katie Hill may not be a perfect victim, but posting a naked photo of her in retaliation is a rightwing smear campaign The conservative website Red State published revenge porn of a sitting congresswoman last week.
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I was harassed at Cambridge: the Dr Peter Hutchinson case is part of a wider problem | Danielle Bradford 25 Oct 2019, 3:00am I was harassed at Cambridge: the Dr Peter Hutchinson case is part of a wider problem | Danielle Bradford
The readmission of this former Trinity Hall lecturer shows that universities are failing in their duty of care to studentsIt’s a Saturday morning and I’m still in bed. My partner is downstairs, reading. We are house-sitting for some friends in a small village outside of Cambridge; it’s a nice break, given the hectic last few months of our lives. I roll over, check my phone, open Twitter. Oh no, I think: again? It had just been reported that Trinity Hall college at Cambridge University had
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Has the UK escaped a recession? Experts debate the data 25 Oct 2019, 2:00am Has the UK escaped a recession? Experts debate the data
Two former members of Bank of England’s rate-setting committee on Britain’s economic prospects
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These brutal cuts to the NHS will haunt the Conservatives | Polly Toynbee 25 Oct 2019, 2:00am These brutal cuts to the NHS will haunt the Conservatives | Polly Toynbee
Beyond Brexit, this government has a lot to answer for – an election will do it no favoursThe grindstones of Brexit pound everything else into the ground. Boris Johnson claims day after day that if only parliament would “get it done”, the country would be free to focus again on the NHS, police and schools. But when the searchlight eventually does fall again on public services, as it likely will in a
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In its deference to the powerful, our media is failing us | Gary Younge 25 Oct 2019, 1:30am In its deference to the powerful, our media is failing us | Gary Younge
Using dodgy quotes and empty threats, our political class is exploiting the gullibility of those who report on them “The 19th-century fetishism of facts was justified by a fetishism of documents,” EH Carr wrote in his 1961 book What is History? “But no document can tell us more than what the author of the document thought – what he thought had happened, what he thought ought to happen or would happen, or perhaps only what he wanted others to think he thought … The facts, whether found in documents or not, have still to be processed by the historian before he can make any use of them.” For journalists, the 21st-century fetish appears to be with quotes. When powerful people say things, too many journalists simply convey them, acting not as critical interlocutors but convenient conduits. The fact that a politician has said something, apparently, makes it news. This is all too often conveyed neat – uncritiqued, unfiltered and unprocessed. It is then injected into the conversational bloodstream caffeinated by social media. It’s as though the act of journalism is limited to getting the quote and distributing, and does not extend to verifying it, contextualising it and making sense of it.
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The Tribe Next Door feeds a cult of simplicity that eases the guilt of wealth | Gaby Hinsliff 25 Oct 2019, 1:00am The Tribe Next Door feeds a cult of simplicity that eases the guilt of wealth | Gaby Hinsliff
TV shows have moved on from poverty porn to poverty romance, pretending there’s something noble and valuable in going without There are so many ways in which
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