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13 Jun 12:28pm Who cares if Boris is incompetent – at least he's 'plain-speaking', right?
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It's the same with builders, you don't want them bamboozling you with terms like 'making good' and 'dovetail joint', it's much better to have a plain-speaking one that says 'I've accidentally smashed your wall down'
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13 Jun 10:18am An Isis killer and an unlikely hero have heaved open the cracks in Lebanese politics
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Saber Mrad risked his life for a people whose country had refused to give him its citizenship – for the simple and disgraceful reason that while his mother was Lebanese, his father was a Palestinian
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13 Jun 9:32am Help to Buy is a disaster for all young people – especially the poor
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Now we know what most of us had suspected: the majority of people who have bought a home thanks to the government's Help to Buy scheme were already among the most privileged
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13 Jun 9:09am The fashionable narrative claims moderates are dead – but voters say otherwise
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It's worth noting that the Liberal Democrats, currently led by nice, moderate and basically decent Vince Cable, have been doing quite well of late
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13 Jun 8:44am Boris Johnson is heading for victory, but Rory Stewart emerges with credit from the first Tory leadership ballot
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Matt Hancock, the health secretary, must be disappointed with his 20 votes, in sixth place, and only one vote ahead of the arriviste Stewart
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13 Jun 7:46am Snowflake Farage has given in to foolish hypocrisy over Jo Brand's 'battery acid' joke
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A lot of the discontent on the right comes from the fact that many on it feel they get a raw deal – they simply feel they are the butt of more jokes than the left
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13 Jun 5:49am 'Dealmaker' Donald Trump's theatrics make him the real loser in global politics
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The president can trumpet his 'wins' as much as he likes – but at the moment he is the lone bugler
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13 Jun 4:16am Brexit has destroyed the Conservative art of statecraft – and it could take decades to rebuild
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The Tory commitment to self-imposed isolation – and the loss of influence involved in being impacted by Europe's decisions and yet not shaping them – makes even less strategic sense now than in back in the party's pro-European days
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