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Britain and the EU are on a Brexit collision course – but there is a way out

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After days of rising tensions, the European Union has agreed to drop most checks on supermarket goods arriving in Northern Ireland from Britain. But it still fears that Boris Johnson will reject the new offer. Accordi...

Rohit Sharma finds the way to be India’s cornerstone as Kohli goes for the kill

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The one word Rohit Sharma hated more than any other through the initial part of his international career was talent. As heir apparent to the batting greats of the generation before him, the next big thing from the sto...

Virat Kohli caught out again as India captain’s struggles continue

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Virat Kohli walked. He had poked outside off, Jos Buttler pouched the ball, the cordon went up in appeal in chorus to the ringmaster, Jimmy Anderson, and India’s fight in the third Test was dead in the water. Except i...

If Britain wants to resolve the Northern Ireland protocol, this is not the way to do it

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Taking responsibility should be the flipside of taking back control. But admissions of responsibility are in short supply in the government document published on the Northern Ireland protocol on Wednesday. According t...

Leavers had high hopes for Brexit. They have not been delivered

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Doesn’t time fly? Five years ago we were going to the ballot box to cast our votes in the EU referendum. Now we are approaching 18 months since the UK ceased to be a member state. The transition period ended six month...

The IPL failed by ignoring stark warning signs of India’s Covid crisis

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It’s better to leave people asking why you have stopped something rather than what took you so long. This is the rule of thumb applied to people retiring from public life, sports people mainly but occasionally politic...

IPL plays on as BCCI’s cash cow while India’s Covid-19 crisis worsens

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At what point during a global pandemic do you ask yourself: must the show go on? The Indian Premier League is now near that point as the action moves to Delhi, the nation’s capital, and Ahmedabad, the new cricket capi...

Even no deal might make more sense than this unstable Brexit agreement

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Far from generating goodwill and a better working relationship, the trade and cooperation agreement has done the opposite“No deal is better than a bad deal.” We were among those who snorted with derision when Theresa ...

How the language of meritocracy has transformed Britain’s politics

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“We are meritocrats,” declared Tony Blair in his adoption speech as candidate for Sedgefield in 2001. Nearly two decades later, on 13 December 2019, Boris Johnson travelled from Westminster to Sedgefield as the newly ...