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Britain’s public sector is paying the price for the government’s consultancy habit

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When he was leader of the opposition, David Cameron did not mince his criticism of the Labour government’s dependency on consultancy companies. Speaking in 2008, he lambasted how, “for the last decade or so, in the na...

Kabul government’s female workers told to stay at home by Taliban

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Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said on Sunday, detailing the lates...

Government’s callous approach to Covid deaths

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I doubt whether your headline (Bring in measures soon or risk 7,000 daily Covid hospitalisations, Sage warns, 14 September) will make any difference to the callousness shown by the government towards those dying from ...

Governments falling woefully short of Paris climate pledges, studie bevind

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Every one of the world’s leading economies, including all the countries that make up the G20, is failing to meet commitments made in the landmark Paris agreement in order to stave off climate catastrophe, a damning ne...

The government’s winter Covid plan can prevent another UK lockdown – if we all work together

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As the days become shorter and colder, and the country gets ready to head into autumn and then winter, two key questions I am repeatedly asked are: what will the next six months look like; and will there be another na...

Vertel ons: how do you feel about the UK government’s plan for Covid booster jabs?

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From next week, the NHS will be offering booster jab against Covid-19 to all over-50s and those at high risk of the disease in the UK, as part of the government’s “toolbox” of measures for controlling coronavirus over...

The British government’s Covid strategy was never designed to manage the virus

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Since the announcement of the removal of all Covid-related restrictions in England, experts have warned of disastrous consequences, from the inevitable spike in cases to new variants emerging. We can hope the governme...

UK business leaders criticise government’s handling of ‘pingdemic’

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Business leaders, health experts and trade associations representing tens of thousands of businesses have hit out at the government’s handling of the “pingdemic” self-isolation crisis. Amid mounting concern that staff...

Kanaal 4 chair criticises government’s ‘harmful’ privatisation plan

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The chairman of Channel 4 has lambasted the government’s plans to privatise the broadcaster, accusing the culture secretary of failing to provide any evidence to support a move that would have a “very harmful” impact ...

Raise child benefit by £10 a week, urge government’s social mobility advisers

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The government’s social mobility advisers have called for a multi-billion pound investment in welfare, education, and jobs to put disadvantaged youngsters at the heart of the UK’s recovery from the pandemic, and tackl...

How a phone hacking tool was sold to governments around the world

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Investigative reporter Stephanie Kirchgaessner tells Michael Safi how a technology company’s clients have apparently selected journalists, activists and politicians in advance of possible surveillance ...

Beta variant concerns add weight to UK government’s swing towards caution

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Boris Johnson’s pendulum swing from “freedom day” to unlocking with “extreme caution” relayed a shift in the government’s thinking – that the relaxation of almost all restrictions at this stage comes with significant ...

So the government’s antitrust lawsuit against Facebook failed. Where now?

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Within 12 hours of a federal judge tossing out a state and federal antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, the market value of the adolescent company exceeded $1tn. Facebook became the fifth company worth more than a tri...

Marise Payne says net zero is government’s ‘broad position’ as she plays down Nationals’ climate revolt

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Marise Payne has said that net zero emissions as soon possible and preferably by 2050 is “the broad position of the Australian government”, playing down claims by the Nationals their agreement wasn’t sought or given f...

The government’s intervention on rent arrears for pubs is too little, too late

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The Covid-19 pandemic, and the subsequent lockdowns and restrictions on businesses, have highlighted some of the hidden inequalities in the UK. There have been those who, as much as they may have missed their freedoms...

Labor, Greens and key crossbencher reject Morrison government’s overhaul of environment laws

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The Morrison government will face a battle in the Senate to pass environmental protection legislation amendments, with critics accusing it of resurrecting a maligned Abbott-era “one-stop shop approval” system that wil...

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