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This government defeat on Brexit can now inspire other Tory rebels | Polly Toynbee3h This government defeat on Brexit can now inspire other Tory rebels | Polly Toynbee
The Guardian
Let’s hope remainers, for so long pathetically pusillanimous, will grow a backbone and stand up for parliamentary democracyRarely has a government suffered such a
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The Government defeat reveals the majority in the House of Commons for a soft Brexit3h The Government defeat reveals the majority in the House of Commons for a soft Brexit
The Independent
The paradox is that Theresa May was strengthened by last week's breakthrough in Brussels, so Tory rebels were emboldened, knowing that she was unlikely to fall
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The Guardian view on Chris Froome’s failed drugs test: transcending limits | Editorial5h The Guardian view on Chris Froome’s failed drugs test: transcending limits | Editorial
The Guardian
The battle to get ahead of the drugs cheats will never be won but that’s no reason for abandoning itThis Sunday, in one of the biggest nights of the sporting calendar, the
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Maxine Peake and Johnny Marr brought the story of my homelessness to life | Letters5h Maxine Peake and Johnny Marr brought the story of my homelessness to life | Letters
The Guardian
Their video project, The Priest, captured my fear and wonder of this strange situation that affects so many people, often for no other reason except that they are poor, says
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Coventry really rocked when the Who dunnit | Letters5h Coventry really rocked when the Who dunnit | Letters
The Guardian
It’s going to be UK city of culture in 2021, but
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Claiming disability benefit? Don’t ever dare shake hands | Peter Bradshaw5h Claiming disability benefit? Don’t ever dare shake hands | Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian
Bethen Thorpe greeted her assessor the traditional way and promptly had her support axed. It seems people with disabilities now have to kiss cheeks insteadDo you shake hands? I do – with people I’m meeting for the first time, and often meeting up with people I already know really well. But the classic handshake is now not the single accepted greeting, and even with strangers you must awkwardly negotiate the possibility of the kiss on one or both cheeks, or bro shake with optional shoulder bump. But I’ve been trained to think of the unhesitating handshake as simple good manners. The same, I suspect, is true of former pub landlady Bethen Thorpe from north London, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in October 2014. She had to apply for disability benefit, filled in a 35-page application form, and then travelled to Chelmsford, Essex, for an assessment meeting. She was turned down because she shook the DWP assessor’s hand, which was
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What are British values? And are faith schools really undermining them? | Catherine Pepinster7h What are British values? And are faith schools really undermining them? | Catherine Pepinster
The Guardian
Ofsted’s latest report has given the critics of faith schools another excuse to attack them – and again they refuse to distinguish between good and bad
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Doug Jones's victory in Alabama could be a turning point for the Democrats' fortunes7h Doug Jones's victory in Alabama could be a turning point for the Democrats' fortunes
The Independent
The first victory for a Democrat in a state-wide contest in a quarter of a century, in a place where Mr Trump defeated Hilary Clinton by a 30-percentage-point margin, cannot be dismissed
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8h What I learned speaking to the Grenfell families about the Inquiry
The Independent
One powerful testimony described how the communities were having to teach the authorities how to be 'human'
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The Guardian view on Roy Moore’s defeat: sweet justice in Alabama | Editorial8h The Guardian view on Roy Moore’s defeat: sweet justice in Alabama | Editorial
The Guardian
The Republican’s candidacy was backed by Donald Trump. It mobilised Democrats and embarrassed many in his own party. But it does not follow that Trump is finishedDoug Jones’s
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Interest rates will have to go down across the world to deflate the bubble 9h Interest rates will have to go down across the world to deflate the bubble
The Independent
The long period of ultra-loose monetary policy is coming to an end. You could say this is because it has done its job, in that it has led to a solid global recovery. But you can also point to the costs of the policy, an asset boom that has increased inequality and threatens now to lead to an asset bust
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9h Jeremy Corbyn was right to challenge Theresa May's record on rough sleeping – it's just a shame that he's such a poor Commons performer
The Independent
When the Labour leader asked our Prime Minister about the 'neglect of working-class communities' and the rise of rough sleeping, she retreated into selective and misleading statistics
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9h Online robots are creating porn – with disturbing results
The Independent
It'd all be fun and games with Darth Vader giving erotic massages if the most popular search terms for adult content weren't so dark
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How very 2017: the trial by media of 11-year-old Keaton Jones | Hannah Jane Parkinson11h How very 2017: the trial by media of 11-year-old Keaton Jones | Hannah Jane Parkinson
The Guardian
A viral video of a boy crying about being bullied was picked up by mainstream media – sparking more bullying, this time on a global scale
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Jeremy Corbyn is heading toward a big change in Labour's Brexit policy – it's time to go the whole hog11h Jeremy Corbyn is heading toward a big change in Labour's Brexit policy – it's time to go the whole hog
The Independent
Labour could become the party which puts the national economic interest before narrow party interests, while the Tories do the opposite. Voters would notice
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11h A smartphone ban for children? There’s a compelling case for it | Julian Baggini
The Guardian
Mounting evidence suggests smartphones cause disrupted sleep, depression and higher rates of attempted suicide. Action is surely requiredImagine the latest must-have item for kids was addictive and had a proven link with disrupted sleep, depression, low self-esteem and attempted suicide. You certainly wouldn’t buy one for your own offspring, but you might think banning it altogether was a step too far. That is, until your child comes home from school begging to have one, just like their friends.
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A former Facebook exec says social media is 'destroying how society works'. Here's why he's wrong12h A former Facebook exec says social media is 'destroying how society works'. Here's why he's wrong
The Independent
To claim that social media is destroying society is like claiming that bricks are the cause of Trump's border wall or that turkeys and crackers are the reason we have family arguments at Christmas
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The unions are sounding the alarm over Brexit. Why isn’t Jeremy Corbyn? | Hugo Dixon12h The unions are sounding the alarm over Brexit. Why isn’t Jeremy Corbyn? | Hugo Dixon
The Guardian
Leadership is about shaping opinion, not sitting on the fence. The Labour leader has a duty to start fighting for the jobs, rights and prosperity of working peopleThere’s a
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The defeat of Roy Moore in Alabama is a rare moment to lift the spirits | Jonathan Freedland12h The defeat of Roy Moore in Alabama is a rare moment to lift the spirits | Jonathan Freedland
The Guardian
It’s a grievous blow for Donald Trump, but can Moore’s loss in staunchly Republican Alabama start a pushback against the forces of hate? We can but hopeThat unfamiliar sensation you experienced this morning? It’s the feeling you get when, at long last, you wake up to some good political news from America. For progressives around the world who would prefer to admire rather than to revile the United States, the last 13 months have brought cause only for despair.
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13h Doug Jones' win in Alabama marks a turning point in the history of the Deep South
The Independent
Alabama's voters thought long and hard on Tuesday to decide what was worse: sexually assaulting a 14-year-old-girl, or being a Democrat. Luckily they made the right decision
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13h I have dwarfism, and no I don't 'do panto' – casting people like me in stereotypical roles is damaging and insulting
The Independent
I've had strangers in the street audaciously announce that I'd 'make good money doing panto'. A former employer once said to me: 'You people all end up doing the same thing, now don't you?'
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14h The two-year degree shows education has become just another commodity | Phil McDuff
The Guardian
A government does not boost access to degrees by cramming the same work into less time, for more money. The idea of education as a social good is fading fastThe two-year degree
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A challenge for John McDonnell: move the capital up the M1 | Jonn Elledge15h A challenge for John McDonnell: move the capital up the M1 | Jonn Elledge
The Guardian
Why should the Labour plan stop at relocating the Bank of England? Shifting Westminster north would cool London and boost investment and jobs elsewhereBank station on the London Underground is a relic of a simpler time, when the builders of the Central London Railway could get away with naming their stations after the first thing they happened to see when they stepped outside, like they were labelling the elements of a toy town. The next stop up the line was once called Post Office. If the Labour party gets its way, though, Bank could one day be as inaccurately named as Elephant and Castle, a place disappointingly lacking in both. That’s because a report on the UK financial system that the party commissioned from a couple of consultancies has just
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Why do I push people away? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Jay Watts16h Why do I push people away? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Jay Watts
The Guardian
Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesThere are few things as difficult to navigate as the space between ourselves and others. Get too close, and we feel suffocated; move too far apart, and we feel abandoned. Pushing people away takes many forms. It might involve being verbally or physically aggressive, or, just as destructively, shutting them out emotionally. Pushing people away shows someone still matters to us. Indifference, after all, is a greater form of insult.
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18h Roy Moore's defeat is the biggest sign of hope for Americans wanting to stop Trump
The Independent
Millions of the President's opponents will be heartened by the events in Alabama
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18h The Grenfell Tower fire was a national disaster. It needs a national response | Seraphima Kennedy
The Guardian
Six months on, it has become clear that the council can’t cope. Ministers must fulfil their responsibility Six months to the day after the Grenfell Tower fire, those directly affected are coming together with the wider community for a
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