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Why are British Indian voters abandoning Labour?

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In the aftermath of Keir Starmer’s first proper conference speech as Labour leader, questions about the party’s resurrection continue to swirl. Nationwide polls on Westminster voting intentions show Labour closing a y...

Afghanistan: former Chevening scholars accuse UK of abandoning them

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A group of former Chevening scholars have accused the British government of abandoning them in Afghanistan, where they say their lives are at grave risk from the Taliban. The UK government has prioritised the rescue o...

Rise of cryptocurrencies can be traced to Nixon abandoning gold in 1971

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Few dates in economic history classify as turning points but one of them was 15 August 1971 when Richard Nixon went on TV to announce that the US would no longer exchange dollars held by foreign governments for gold. ...

Jimmy Kimmel on Trump abandoning his blog: ‘It’s a move he calls the Eric’

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After less than a month online, Donald Trump shut down his “beacon of freedom” blog this week. Senior aide Jason Miller confirmed the demise of the blog, From the Desk of Donald J Trump, in a statement to CNBC. The e...

UK accused of a ‘abandoning’ Rohingya with ‘catastrophic’ 40% aid cut

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The government has been accused of abandoning Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh after cutting aid to the humanitarian response by more than 40%. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) pledged £27.6m to ...

Abandoning Australians in India is a consequence of our ‘othering’

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“You don’t look Australian,” someone once said to me in a bar overseas, elaborating when quizzed that the typical Aussie look was of “blond surfers”. I couldn’t fault this man for forming that perception. I haven’t lo...

UK’s ‘headlong rush into abandoning human rights’ rebuked by Amnesty

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Amnesty International has published a stark rebuke of the UK government’s stance on human rights, saying that it is “speeding towards the cliff edge” in its policies on housing and immigration, and criticising its see...

Lifelong Tory voters abandoning party over cladding crisis

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Lifelong Conservative voters caught up in the building safety crisis are abandoning the party after its MPs voted against protecting leaseholders from potentially crippling costs to fix fire risks discovered post-Gren...