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GCSEs are failing stress test as students suffer | Letters7h GCSEs are failing stress test as students suffer | Letters
The Guardian
A year 11 pupil describes the strain on her non-academic peers, while other readers decry the effects of relentless exams on young peopleI am a year 11 student who is currently sitting their GCSE examinations. Sally Weale’s article (
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Some things old, some things new, in Sussexes’ royal wedding | Letters7h Some things old, some things new, in Sussexes’ royal wedding | Letters
The Guardian
Readers on Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon, the couple’s wedding car, the duchess’s feminism and the duke’s titleDiana Evans’ article (
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7h Too many measures targeting homeless people | Letters
The Guardian
More data is needed on the various sanctions used, write
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The Guardian view on AI in the NHS: a good servant, when it’s not a bad master | Editorial7h The Guardian view on AI in the NHS: a good servant, when it’s not a bad master | Editorial
The Guardian
The NHS collects vast amounts of data. It must be used in imaginative ways that respect privacy and make life better for patients and health workersTechnology helps us live better and for longer; in fact it has been doing so since the birth of modern medicine. And as each new technology comes into use, it turns out to have medical uses, even though these are not always the ones that are sold hardest: in the 1920s the American press was full of advertisements for the health benefits of radium, which was then a mysterious and powerful substance just as artificial intelligence (AI) is today. AI won’t work miracles or make death unnecessary by letting people upload their minds into silicon, but it might catch cancers earlier. The prime minister on Monday
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The Guardian view on Saudi women drivers: going backward | Editorial7h The Guardian view on Saudi women drivers: going backward | Editorial
The Guardian
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will give women the right to drive. But if they ask for anything else he says they can go straight to jailSaudi Arabia is about to lift the ban on women driving. So it has started
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7h Don’t like a natural wine? Try another one | Letters
The Guardian
Because their producers don’t follow the strict process of ‘technical’ winemaking, some natural wines are below par – but others are delicious, says
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7h Even now Labour voters back remain. The party must show that they matter | Zoe Williams
The Guardian
There are lessons from the Lewisham East selection process. For all the arguments and jockeying, the soft Brexit candidate won Lewisham East, for which Labour has just chosen its
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This latest rail chaos will deepen the well of anger that is fuelling talk of nationalisation8h This latest rail chaos will deepen the well of anger that is fuelling talk of nationalisation
The Independent
Passengers have for weeks been listening to announcements telling them to prepare for changes to departure times – now it appears the rail operating firms themselves weren't ready
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8h Martin Rowson on the royal wedding aftermath – cartoon
The Guardian
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What I've learnt as a performer is that even the politically 'woke' still get embarrassed by the idea of disability9h What I've learnt as a performer is that even the politically 'woke' still get embarrassed by the idea of disability
The Independent
When a member of the audience clearly has Tourette's or a similar condition, the sympathies of theatre-goers can still unfortunately wear thin – but access to culture is so important for us all
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Michael Gove claims that Brexit has made the UK less divided and more open to migration – what nonsense9h Michael Gove claims that Brexit has made the UK less divided and more open to migration – what nonsense
The Independent
'Identity politics' is on the rise in many parts of the world, Gove explained, but not apparently in Britain, where the Brexit vote has led to 'identitarians' like Ukip being 'eclipsed and diminished'
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Don't applaud Pope Francis's stance on homosexuality – it's still in line with Catholic teachings9h Don't applaud Pope Francis's stance on homosexuality – it's still in line with Catholic teachings
The Independent
For someone growing up in a church that takes this approach, the message is clear: the way you love, the way you are, is somehow inherently and unchangeably wrong
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Whisperings in Westminster tell me that both parties are due to change their Brexit strategies this week9h Whisperings in Westminster tell me that both parties are due to change their Brexit strategies this week
The Independent
May's cabinet ministers are coming to realise that they could be even worse-off if she leaves. Meanwhile, Labour is having to nail its colours to the mast
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10h What parents of boys should bear in mind about the 'spurned' Texas school shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis
The Independent
As a mother of three sons, I'm tired of seeing male unhappiness cultivated and weaponised. A feminist approach to raising boys must go beyond allowing our sons to wear dresses and play with dolls
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The Grenfell Tower inquiry must seek to dispel the conspiracy theories which have grown up on all sides11h The Grenfell Tower inquiry must seek to dispel the conspiracy theories which have grown up on all sides
The Independent
Sir Martin Moore-Bick and his team must never lose sight of the loss, the grief and the anger that the disaster has left in its wake
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Macron is a fake feminist. His failure on the age of consent proves it | Cécile Guerin13h Macron is a fake feminist. His failure on the age of consent proves it | Cécile Guerin
The Guardian
In breaking his promise on the sexual and gender-based violence bill, the president has again let down French womenOn 16 May, France’s parliament passed an eagerly awaited bill meant to tackle sexual and gender-based violence. Vaunted by President Macron as a political victory and a step towards “making women feel safer on the streets”, the sexual violence bill has however been slammed by feminist organisations and children’s protection groups. The reason? Article 2 of the new bill, which, in cases where coercion by an adult can’t be proved, classifies sex between an adult and a minor as sexual assault instead of rape. In doing so, the new law
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13h This report on the British sex trade is a heartbreaking wake-up call | Sophie Walker
The Guardian
The violence, coercion and powerlessness that women suffer has been laid bare – the law must now change to protect them“You know when you buy something and it doesn’t work properly, the first thing you will do is pick it up and shake it. The same principle applies to sex work. If your mouth isn’t open wide enough or your throat isn’t deep enough. So you are always at risk of being raped or abused if the buyer feels he is not getting what he paid for.”
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Don’t assume feminist Meghan will settle for being a dutiful royal wife | Simon Jenkins13h Don’t assume feminist Meghan will settle for being a dutiful royal wife | Simon Jenkins
The Guardian
The Duchess of Sussex has been described as a ‘political animal’. Could we see her in the White House one day?So much for chapter one, a glorious display of
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15h Detoxifying social media would be easier than you might think | William Perrin
The Guardian
To find the tools to clamp down on online misogyny, racism and bullying, parliament needs to look to the pastIt’s great that Matt Hancock and Sajid Javid have said
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16h Caring for a child when its parents can’t? The state takes you for a mug | Louise Tickle
The Guardian
Special guardians and kinship carers make huge sacrifices – and save councils a fortune. But all they get in return is exploitationNobody likes being played. It’s especially galling when you know from the get-go that you’re being set up. But when you’re asked in grave tones by a social worker if you’ll take in your grandchild because their mum or dad – your son or daughter – isn’t providing a safe home, then, for most people, it’s a request that’s impossible to refuse. Especially if the alternative is foster care, or, most upsetting of all, adoption. No matter that you suspect your local authority is desperate to get this child off its hands on the cheap: whatever the deal on the table, the deep emotional connection you have with a child you’ve loved since it was a baby means you’ll most likely suck it up.
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Identity matters. Black students are right to want to see black therapists | Micha Frazer-Carroll17h Identity matters. Black students are right to want to see black therapists | Micha Frazer-Carroll
The Guardian
Cambridge University’s minority ethnic students can now request to see a BME counsellor. This should happen elsewhere
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Ignore the hype over big tech. Its products are mostly useless | John Harris19h Ignore the hype over big tech. Its products are mostly useless | John Harris
The Guardian
It’s years since Silicon Valley gave us a game-changer. Instead, from curing disease to colonies on Mars, we’re fed overblown promises Back in 1999, Google hit
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20h We know about Corbyn’s values – but on Brexit he must do detail too | Nesrine Malik
The Guardian
The Labour leader’s position on leaving the EU remains ambiguous. Maybe he just doesn’t care that muchAmbiguity on Brexit has spawned many Jeremy Corbyns, and they all lie in the eye of the beholder, depending on political allegiances, frustrations and hopes. There is the cunning Corbyn: secretly a hard Brexiter but who doesn’t want to alienate remainers. There is the craven Corbyn: pro-remain but too afraid of Brexit populism to be too open about it. There is also another pro-remain version: coy Corbyn, playing a game of political subterfuge, winking at remain Labour voters and waiting for the government to be completely worn down before he swoops in with a campaign for a second referendum. Then there is calm Corbyn: above all else, a democrat and a respecter of the will of the people, so he will grit his teeth and think of England. It is likely that none of these Corbyns exist. He has sent signals that can be interpreted in any of these ways. He has been a strong supporter of withdrawal from the single market, but still won’t come completely off the fence on the matter. He consistently denies interest in a second referendum but also indulges speculation, saying late last year that he would vote remain in a second round. When confronted, he won’t rule a second referendum out.
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