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16 Oct 3:00pm I couldn’t afford my insulin — so I became a financial dominatrix
The Independent
<p>In the year I’ve been in the industry, I’ve learned a lot about myself, my values, goals, and interests. My mom knows. I’ve become a better, more emotionally intelligent person. And I understand men in a much better way I did before</p>
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16 Oct 2:00pm Hong Kong Americans are voting for Trump — even though they don’t share most of his values
The Independent
<p>Many Asian Americans are willing to cast a ballot for the controversial Republican president because of his ‘tough on China’ stance — and pro-democracy publications in Hong Kong have endorsed his re-election</p>
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16 Oct 1:42pm Who’d be Northern, eh? Anybody in their right mind
The Independent
<p>‘Don’t come north, it’s full of coronavirus’ – we’re used to this North-South divide, but we’re proud of where we’re from, and if we get knocked down, we get up again</p>
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16 Oct 1:10pm The Guardian view on the north-south divide: Boris Johnson made it worse | Editorial
The Guardian
Without trust, societies are vulnerable to forces that will pull them apart just when they should be at their most united Boris Johnson this week attempted to palm off responsibility for imposing unpopular lockdowns to curb the spread of Covid-19 on to
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16 Oct 12:30pm On Coronavirus and Brexit, Boris Johnson is a prisoner of his own artless drivel
The Independent
<p>Where it all leaves us, who knows. Coronavirus is resurgent, and the nation is too fractured, fed up and confused to care. Whatever happens with Brexit, well, that’s a mystery too</p>
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16 Oct 12:20pm As a black man who’s lived here all my life, I know the racist hypocrisy of the Upper West Side very well
The Independent
<p>I stood on the corner with my art supplies near my own apartment recently, and within minutes a white man had approached to tell me that this was a ‘family neighborhood’</p>
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16 Oct 11:55am When does incompetence turn into a crime? This is the question we should be asking as Boris Johnson’s government fails again
The Independent
<p>There was no chance of the UK containing the spread of coronavirus with Boris Johnson and his crew zig-zagging and blundering so spectacularly</p>
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16 Oct 11:49am Herbert Kretzmer’s Kinky Boots remembered | Brief letters
The Guardian
Protest groups | Enslaved | Essex tourism | Crossword | Herbert Kretzmer
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16 Oct 11:45am One person hoping Donald Trump wins: Boris Johnson | Jonathan Freedland
The Guardian
If Joe Biden becomes the next US president, that will be good news for Labour in the UK, and spell trouble for the government
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16 Oct 11:30am Arts rescue package recipients shouldn’t be forced to spout government propaganda
The Independent
<p>Rubbing people’s noses in the fact they’ve received public funding lacks class</p>
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16 Oct 9:55am What exactly are the Conservatives conserving? It’s certainly not the union | Marina Hyde
The Guardian
With his ever-evolving ‘plans’, Boris Johnson has succeeded in alienating even those who were once his biggest fans I hate to stray into superforecasting, but I wonder whether Boris Johnson’s wheeze of dividing the UK into a number of bitterly resentful regions will feel worth it in the end? He has created a sort of Covid
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16 Oct 9:20am It’s time we updated fairytales. Why not damsels in armour or knights in distress?
The Independent
<p>It’s great for girls to feel empowered and it’s OK for boys to feel able to cry. The books we read to our children must reflect this, writes <strong>Konnie Huq</strong></p>
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16 Oct 7:30am The government is foolish to stage a replay with Marcus Rashford but might yet scramble a messy draw
The Independent
<p>Ministers are embroiled in a second war of words with the footballer about free school meals. Politically unwise, perhaps, but they might get a different result this time</p>
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16 Oct 6:58am Government Covid-19 restrictions won’t work with rule-breakers like Margaret Ferrier
The Independent
<p>Please send your letters to letters@independent.co.uk</p>
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16 Oct 5:39am Why the killing of white farmer Brendin Horner matters in South Africa’s racialised political landscape
The Independent
<p>In a country where an average of 58 people are murdered every day, the death of Brendin Horner might easily have gone relatively unnoticed. But a few days after the killing, something unusual happened in the nearby town of Senekal</p>
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16 Oct 5:30am As a middle-aged woman, I know what it’s like to be excluded by the media. But female liberation isn’t just for the young
The Independent
<p>Harriet Harman is right to point out that women over 50 in broadcasting are as rare as hen’s teeth. I should know, I’ve been campaigning against gendered-ageism for years</p>
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16 Oct 4:34am The Top 10: Technologies that are just about to solve big problems but probably won’t ever work
The Independent
<p>The miracle solution to today’s problems is always just around the corner</p>
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16 Oct 4:16am The backlash against an Indian jewellery advert with a Hindu-Muslim couple makes me despair
The Independent
<p>The Twitter storm over Tanishq advert about an interfaith marriage and family proves India is no longer a secular nation in anything but its constitution</p>
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16 Oct 1:00am The fear now gripping universities: will students come back in January? | Gaby Hinsliff
The Guardian
Bringing millions of young people on to campuses was always a risk. But institutions facing potential ruin had little choice
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15 Oct 10:03pm Someone finally held Trump to account — and it wasn’t Joe Biden
The Independent
<p>Savannah Guthrie, who came prepared for everything and was gloriously unafraid to say Trump sounded like a ‘crazy uncle’ on Twitter, came out better than the president or the former VP tonight</p>
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