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Gordon Brown says energy firms unable to offer lower bills should be temporarily re-nationalised

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Energy companies that cannot offer lower bills should be temporarily brought into public ownership, Gordon Brown has said, in a stark challenge to political leaders on the day Liz Truss signalled a climbdown on help f...

We must tax profits now, freeze energy price rises – and if necessary bring suppliers into the public sector

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Time and tide wait for no one. Neither do crises. They don’t take holidays, and don’t politely hang fire – certainly not to suit the convenience of a departing PM and the whims of two potential successors and the Cons...

Gordon Brown: ‘Set emergency budget or risk a winter of dire poverty’

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Boris Johnson and the Tory leadership candidates should agree an immediate emergency budget tackling the spiralling cost of living, Gordon Brown has said, or risk “condemning millions of vulnerable and blameless child...

Fuel poverty is creating a left-out generation that will never recover from the scars

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The more the Conservative leadership election heats up, the more the remaining candidates have resorted to claiming the moral high ground. Raising debt is “immoral”, Rishi Sunak is saying. “High taxes are ‘immoral’,” ...

Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant group reports £12m in pandemic losses

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Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant empire has reported almost £12m in losses and cut almost 300 staff because of closures and restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic as the businessman warned of the potential impact of soar...

Boris Johnson is planning to fill the Lords with his cronies and legitimise bribery

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Exactly 100 years ago, with his government embroiled in scandal after scandal that included the sale of peerages, the then prime minister, David Lloyd George, was brought down by Conservative backbench MPs. Now, with ...

Gordon Copeland inquest: detective says he did his ‘absolute best’ but didn’t have all information

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A senior detective has told an inquest examining the drowning death of Gordon Copeland he believed he had done his “absolute best” to locate the missing 22-year-old but he didn’t have all the relevant information. On ...

Gordon Copeland inquest: inspector says police would not have called off search if all details were known

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A senior inspector in charge of the search for a Gomeroi man who drowned in a river has told the inquest into his death the police search was called off before officers knew all of the details. Inspector Helen McWilli...

Gordon Copeland’s friend says he feared police on night of NSW drowning

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A friend of a Gomeroi man who drowned in a Moree river has told the man’s family at an inquest he is “very sorry” for failing to tell authorities the deceased man, Gordon Copeland, was with him on the night he died, a...

Jake Fiennes: ‘I don’t want to be the Gordon Ramsay of conservation’

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You can’t come out with me without seeing some teaspoons!” says Jake Fiennes on the phone before we meet for a romp across England’s largest privately owned national nature reserve. It will be a while before I realise...

Gordon Brown urges Boris Johnson to force global action on cost of living crisis

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Gordon Brown has said Boris Johnson needs to force global action to deal with inflation and food shortages instead of lurching from “crisis to crisis”, as he predicted planned corporation and fuel tax rises would need...

Gordon Ramsay sells Cornish home ‘for a record’ £7.5m

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Gordon Ramsay has sold one of his homes in Cornwall for £7.5m in what is believed to be the most expensive sale ever recorded in the county. Daymer Bay House in Trebetherick – a property with six bedrooms, four bathro...

Independence day: why Gordon Brown gave the Bank the right to set interest rates

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Gordon Brown had a surprise in store for Eddie George when he summoned the then governor of the Bank of England to a meeting at 11 Downing Street on bank holiday Monday, 25 years ago this week. For the past two years,...

Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars review – this underspiced cookery show is tired, derivative and pointless

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Gordon Ramsay’s new show starts with him jumping out of a penis. It looks like a helicopter, but it’s a penis. This, apparently, is to show the participants in BBC One’s Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars (hashtagged #...

Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars: it’s The Apprentice meets food – with added helicopters

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I like Gordon Ramsay, even (especially? Something to interrogate in therapy, perhaps) when he’s yelling. The beauty of Ramsay is he is capable of dialling the self-mythologising machismo up and down at will, depending...

Gordon Brown and John Major back Nuremberg-style tribunal for Putin

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The former UK prime ministers Gordon Brown and Sir John Major are among those calling for the creation of a new international tribunal to investigate Vladimir Putin and those who helped plan his invasion of Ukraine. T...

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