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Capitol attack panel recommends contempt prosecution for Jeffrey Clark

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The House select committee investigating the Capitol attack recommended on Wednesday the criminal prosecution of the former Trump justice department official Jeffrey Clark, over his refusal to comply with a subpoena i...

Railways U-turn highlights Westminster’s contempt for the north

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People in the north of England have every right to feel angry about the railways (Labour attacks ‘Whitehall power grab over Northern rail policy’, 19 November). Here in Oxford there has been a welcome but embarrassing...

House votes to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt

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Good morning, In a 229 to 202 vote yesterday, the House found Donald Trump’s ally Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress over his refusal to comply with a subpoena issued by the select committee investigating t...

Steve Bannon: Capitol attack panel to consider criminal contempt referral

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Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack on Thursday announced the panel’s intention to consider a criminal contempt referral against Trump’s former strategist Steve...

Contempt for the unvaccinated is a temptation to be resisted

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The Covid-19 pandemic was the perfect disaster for our cultural moment, because it made other people being wrong on the internet a matter of life and death. My use of the past tense here is aspirational. The emergence...

Troubles ‘amnesty’: how much contempt does this government have for Northern Ireland?

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In the early hours of a summer morning in 1991 Tom Oliver, a 43-year-old father of seven children, left his home in the border county of Louth in the Republic of Ireland to attend to a calving cow in a field on his fa...

New Zealand’s Covid baby boom: where familiarity didn’t breed contempt David Downs and Joe Davis

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One of the early observations made by internet wags was the prediction that nine months after lockdown there would be a baby boom. The theory goes that suddenly being forced to spend weeks at home would ignite the pas...