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The government should have taken action on FOBTs to protect gambling addicts long ago 17 May 12:12pm The government should have taken action on FOBTs to protect gambling addicts long ago
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When the bookies complain that the change in policy will force closures of their shops, it is rather as if Sweeney Todd protested that he could no longer sell hot meat pies if he was prevented from murdering his customers to provide cheap ingredients
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The World Cup in Russia is an unmissable diplomatic opportunity – for us and them 17 May 11:26am The World Cup in Russia is an unmissable diplomatic opportunity – for us and them
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My hope, and my betting, is that Russians will rise to the occasion – as the natives of almost every country hosting a major international event have done in the recent past
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The vicious attacks on John McCain show the depths to which American conservatism has sunk to under Trump 17 May 10:38am The vicious attacks on John McCain show the depths to which American conservatism has sunk to under Trump
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McCain's chief sin today is that he is one of a number of conservatives who don't much care for President Donald Trump, and has been willing to say as much
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My father went to prison for what he did to feed his gambling addiction – why won't the government do more? 17 May 10:16am My father went to prison for what he did to feed his gambling addiction – why won't the government do more?
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We talk about the hundreds of thousands of people with a gambling addiction in this country but we forget the families. In our case, my father's addiction affected him, me, my mum, my two brothers, our extended family, our community and his employer
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Routinely arming our police officers will only encourage terrorism 17 May 10:03am Routinely arming our police officers will only encourage terrorism
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Forget the Markles – who in their right mind would want to marry into the royal family? 17 May 9:22am Forget the Markles – who in their right mind would want to marry into the royal family?
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Thomas Markle is accused of using a royal marriage to attract publicity, and no one has ever stooped this low before. For example, Pippa Middleton's column in Vanity Fair is nothing to do with the fact she's Kate's sister – she got the job because of her incisive analysis of the Japanese economy
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Why it's such a big problem for Putin if the Balkan countries enter the EU 17 May 7:54am Why it's such a big problem for Putin if the Balkan countries enter the EU
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The last thing the Kremlin wants is more European integration and a seamless chain of EU member states from the Aegean to the Alps
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17 May 7:38am I once followed and supported Kim Kardashian – but after her promotion of appetite suppressants, I can't pretend she's a feminist any longer
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The sisters vehemently argue that a woman should have free agency to do what she pleases with her body. Unless of course you have a larger body – in that case, you must suppress your appetite
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I'm an American superfan of the royal family – so of course I'm flying over for Harry and Meghan's wedding 17 May 7:07am I'm an American superfan of the royal family – so of course I'm flying over for Harry and Meghan's wedding
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Royalty is continuity. It's fascinating. It's something sensible in an insensible world
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17 May 6:50am This is why I'm glad I was finally diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder
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For 15 years I struggled with paranoia, trust issues and a fear of abandonment – and doctors continuously fobbed me off with diagnoses and tablets that didn't seem to fit
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17 May 6:12am How long after this week's Gaza massacre are we going to continue pretending that the Palestinians are non-people?
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Remember how they were to blame for their own exodus seven decades ago, because they followed the instructions of radio stations to leave their homes until the Jews of Israel were 'driven into the sea'. Only of course, the radio broadcasts never existed
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