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The Guardian view on Lord Geidt’s departure: ousted by a delinquent PM

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Christopher Geidt’s resignation as the government’s independent adviser on ministers’ interests is a genuinely disturbing event for British public life in general, and for trust in government in particular. Because of...

Relief: that’s what Conservatives like me feel at Boris Johnson’s departure

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And just like that, it’s over. Boris Johnson is stepping down – albeit, not just yet. He is sticking to the spirit with which he has conducted himself through the string of scandals which have brought him down. From O...

A word of warning that Boris Johnson’s departure might not be all it seems

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The hop by plane from Dublin to Liverpool is so swift that one barely has a moment to peruse the duty-free catalogue, but last week it was long enough to fear that the entire political landscape might have altered by ...

War has highlighted the geopolitical folly of Britain’s departure from the EU

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The Australian comedian Bill Kerr used to begin his BBC appearances with: “I don’t want to worry you, but …” Funny how those words came back to me last week as I watched the television coverage of the criminal bombing...

Behind the scenes of Andrew Neil’s departure from GB News

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When Andrew Neil took a leave of absence from GB News a fortnight after its 13 June launch, the rightwing news channel and its star presenter spent weeks insisting he was taking a long break to “recharge [his] batteri...

Unsworth departure opens up battle over future of BBC News

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Fran Unsworth, the BBC’s director of news and current affairs, has announced she will leave the corporation early next year, creating a vacancy for one of the most powerful jobs in British media. Her departure, first ...

Ghani’s hasty departure leaves anger and bitterness in its wake

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By the middle of last week, Kabul’s capitulation to the Taliban was perhaps inevitable – but the horror and chaos of the last few days were not. As the militants swept across Afghanistan, seizing towns then major citi...

UK to overhaul privacy rules in post-Brexit departure from GDPR

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Britain will attempt to move away from European data protection regulations as it overhauls its privacy rules after Brexit, the government has announced. The freedom to chart its own course could lead to an end to irr...

Afghan anger over US’s sudden, silent Bagram departure

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The US left Afghanistan’s Bagram airfield after nearly 20 years by shutting off the electricity and slipping away in the night without notifying the base’s new Afghan commander, who discovered the Americans’ departure...

Boris Johnson tries to claim credit for Matt Hancock departure

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Boris Johnson has sought to claim the credit for removing the disgraced former health secretary Matt Hancock, despite Downing Street repeatedly saying on Friday he “considered the matter closed”. Asked by reporters wh...

Kathleen Stock’s departure shows universities can’t cope with argument

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How profoundly depressing to hear that the philosopher Kathleen Stock has effectively been hounded from her chair at Sussex University by the mob. However brilliant her career in the future – and there is no doubting ...