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Boris Johnson tries to defuse row after ditching defence spending pledge

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Boris Johnson has sought to defuse anger over a No 10 briefing that he would ditch a manifesto commitment on defence spending but faced criticism from Labour for breaking a pledge made even more crucial by the Ukraine...

Ditching the hard shoulder proved too hard a sell to MPs and motorists

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Pausing the rollout of smart motorways suggests the government has finally bowed to the inevitable, faced with the collective outrage of motoring groups, bereaved families, newspapers, MPs – and indeed a former minist...

Ditching furlough scheme will add to UK’s economic woes, warn unions and firms

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Rishi Sunak’s decision to wind up the furlough scheme today will intensify Britain’s economic woes, an array of unions, business groups, employment experts, City firms and politicians have warned. With signs of activi...

Ditching Covid restrictions now goes against all evidence

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On the BBC’s Today programme this week, Sajid Javid was correct to say that prior to the vaccinations, 25,000 Covid cases a day were giving rise to about 500 deaths (Report, 6 July). But his claim that the ratio is no...

London drivers ditching diesel cars six times faster than rest of UK

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Drivers in London have abandoned diesel cars six times faster than those in the rest of the UK since Sadiq Khan announced plans for a massive expansion of the London’s clean air zone. Research released days before Lon...

By ditching landmark climate legislation, America makes the world unsafe

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As the now very likely collapse of the Build Back Better Act underlines, what’s exceptional about the United States is its extraordinary ability to dole out harm. Besides its ever-ballooning military budget and foreig...

Ditching England’s Covid restrictions is a dangerous experiment

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On Monday, Boris Johnson announced a move to stage 4 easing of lockdown in England on 19 July, meaning all mandatory restrictions are to be dropped, and become a matter of personal responsibility. The prime minister’s...

Swollen lips, be gone!: the reality stars ditching filler and surgery

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When it comes to reality TV stars, there is a distinct and long established look. It’s the one that graces Instagram, and makes the cast of Love Island, Geordie Shore and Towie all look related, with their filler-plum...

City University reveals new business school name after ditching Cass over slavery links

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London’s City University is to rename its business school after the 18th-century nonconformist theologian and mathematician Thomas Bayes, after ditching the name of Sir John Cass, a merchant who made much of his fortu...