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My home town doesn’t need a fawning monument to Margaret Thatcher

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You could say I grew up under the shadow of Margaret Thatcher. Raised in Grantham, Lincolnshire, I went to Thatcher’s former primary school, a mix of brick and portable buildings that by the 1990s were a fitting symbo...

France’s outgoing foreign minister welcomes defeat of Scott Morrison

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France’s outgoing foreign affairs minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, has undiplomatically welcomed the election defeat of Australia’s conservative government after a war of words last year over an abandoned submarine deal ...

Elisabeth Borne: France’s new PM faces immediate pressure to act on climate

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The new French prime minister, Elisabeth Borne, has immediately come under pressure from environmentalists on the left who warned “hopes were low” that she would drastically cut France’s carbon emissions or move fast ...

When people use foodbanks, it’s not because they’ve lost their copy of Nigella

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Spare a thought for the Conservative MP Lee Anderson, who has spent the past few days single-handedly trying to solve Britain’s cost of living crisis with very little thanks. It all started after he stated in the Comm...

Élisabeth Borne se convierte en la primera mujer primera ministra de Francia en 30 años

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Elisabeth Borne, el ministro francés de trabajo, ha sido nombrada primera ministra, la primera mujer en ocupar el cargo en más de 30 años y solo la segunda mujer primera ministra en la historia moderna de Francia. “I dedica...

Macron must rebuild France’s party politics – and look to the left, no es el derecho

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Your leading article (25 abril) is right to point to Emmanuel Macron’s urgent task: to tackle the reasons that led more than 40% of French electors to support a candidate with diametrically opposite views to his own. ...

France’s candidates make final pitches as Macron extends poll lead over Le Pen

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France’s two presidential contenders have traded their last blows before Sunday’s deciding runoff, with polls suggesting fear of a Marine Le Pen victory was outweighing dislike of Emmanuel Macron and his record. Hours...

Frances O’Grady: the TUC boss who pushed the cause of women

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It was a moment when the wheel of fortune appeared to have turned full circle. After four decades when the trade union movement was kept at arm’s length from the levers of power, the TUC general secretary, Frances O’G...

Frances O’Grady to stand down as TUC leader at end of year

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Frances O’Grady will stand down as general secretary of the Trades Union Congress at the end of the year. The first woman to hold the post in the TUC’s 154-year-old history, she said it had been the greatest honour of...

Can Emmanuel Macron hold off France’s far-right surge? - pódcast

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The first round of the French election takes place this Sunday with Emmanuel Macron staking his claim to a second term. But to do so he must beat a resurgent far right, says our Paris correspondent Angelique Chrisafis...

The rise and rise of France’s far-right Marine Le Pen

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From her housing estate in northern Marseille, Elisabeth, 68, who once voted for the left, will return a ballot for the far-right Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election this month. “People used to think Mar...

Charging for Covid tests in England just as infections surge? This is an act of national self-sabotage

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They call it April Fools’ Day for a reason. From tomorrow, 1 abril, Boris Johnson’s government will end the provision of free lateral flow and PCR tests for the majority of people in England. Ministers have announced ...

To those who wish to penalise poor people, cold and hunger are signs of a perfect system

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Two things are about to happen in Britain. Next month ministers will increase the value of benefits by just 3.1% – the equivalent of a real-terms cut in light of soaring inflation. Al mismo tiempo, household costs wi...

A local’s guide to Angoulême, France’s cobbled-streeted comic book capital

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The culinary heart of Angoulême (which is about 120km north-east of Bordeaux in western France) is the grand 19th-century Marché des Halles, a covered market showcasing regional produce – cheese, foie gras, organic ve...

The Tories’ ‘tough on crime’ stance has only led to misery and death in prisons

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For a man currently under investigation by the police, Boris Johnson has quite the interest in law and order. Throughout his premiership, the government has used the rhetoric of being “tough on crime” as a pillar of i...

Britain’s cost of living crisis means that for some, ‘getting by’ will become a luxury

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The thing about governments in crisis is that they have little time for governing. Boris Johnson – once king of the world, now lame duck – is a prime minister consumed with his own survival. Insiders say Johnson is mo...

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