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Cruel ministers have made citizenship a tool of dirty politics

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When the order was made to deprive Shamima Begum of her British citizenship in February 2019, it seemed gestural and unlikely to stand. She was born in England and had no dual nationality; her marriage to a Dutch citi...

How the cruel death of a little stray dog led to riots in 1900s Britain

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An animal in peril can inflame British public opinion like nothing else. Nearly 120 years ago, the fate of one small brown dog caused rioting in the streets of London, to say nothing of the protest marches to Trafalga...

‘Cruel’ legal change affects children in care

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The existence of adult social care waiting lists is deeply shocking (Nearly 300,000 on adult social care ‘waiting lists’ in England, 8 September). Children’s social care has also taken a terrible turn this week. New l...

The US supreme court is now cruel, partisan – and squandering its moral authority

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The US supreme court won’t block a Texas law that allows private individuals to sue to enforce a ban on abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy – before many women are even aware they’re pregnant. The law went int...

The crisis in social care is particularly cruel for the young people who need it

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Rachel sleeps in a chair when she can’t get into bed. She used to have a team of care workers to help her move, cook and clean, but as government cuts came in throughout the 2010s they have all been axed. Elli walks w...

Cruel Summer review – Pretty Little Liars meets Memento in dark teen thriller

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Cruel Summer is a cruel mistress. Amazon’s new 10-episode non-murder-mystery drama is set over three summers in the 90s, bouncing about among them in every instalment. How well you get along with it will depend on how...

‘I had to educate myself on gaslighting’: meet the cast of dark teen drama Cruel Summer

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“Sometimes I would be like: where are we? What’s happening? What’s going on? I’m confused. Someone talk to me!” Chiara Aurelia is describing her first major TV role. If it sounds stressful, that’s probably because it ...

England suffer cruel defeat but Gareth Southgate and his players lit up the summer

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It was nearly complete, it was nearly so sweet. But it was, lest we forget, still sweet all the same. Italy and not England are the champions of Europe after a gruelling, draining, occasionally wild Euro 2020 final wa...

Norway to conduct ‘cruel’ minke whale tests despite opposition

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Plans to capture and run six-hour-long sound tests on young minke whales are set to go ahead in Norway despite condemnation from more than 50 international scientists and wildlife experts as “completely unacceptable”....

Cruel forced adoptions are still happening today

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Gaby Hinsliff (The UK’s forced adoption scandal was state-sanctioned abuse, 27 May) draws an important parallel between the adoptions forced on single mothers between the 1950s and 1970s, the Rochdale, Windrush and Gr...

Cruel, paranoid, failing: inside the Home Office

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For the thousands of people who end up on the wrong side of the Home Office each year, there is often a sudden moment of disbelief. This can’t be happening, people tell themselves. They can’t do this, can they? For Ru...

The refugees torn from loved ones by Australia’s ‘cruel’ family separations

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Nayser Ahmed, his wife and two children, fled together. As members of the violently persecuted Rohingya ethnic minority, their homeland, Myanmar, would never be safe. The family ran together, they planned to come to ...

‘Cruel’ trafficker accused of torturing refugees found guilty in Ethiopia

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One of north Africa’s most notorious human traffickers, accused of extorting and torturing thousands of refugees and migrants in Libya, has been found guilty on five counts of smuggling and trafficking in Ethiopia. Te...

Was Nero cruel? British Museum offers hidden depths to Roman emperor

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Nero, one of the most notorious Roman emperors of them all, murdered his mother and two wives, ruthlessly persecuted early Christians, including Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and even set fire to Rome itself – famously ...

‘Blindsided’: Biden faces tough test in reversing Trump’s cruel border legacy

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Lauded for his human touch, Joe Biden is facing an early political and moral test over how his government treats thousands of migrant children who make the dangerous journey to America alone. Officials say the number...