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The Guardian view on delaying lockdown easing: sadly unavoidable

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Since February, when Boris Johnson unveiled a four-step roadmap to ending all Covid restrictions in England, progress has been steady and at times relatively serene compared with the periods of abject confusion and ch...

The Guardian view on lobbying: say yes to tougher rules

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Ministers will wait until the final version of a report on lobbying is published before announcing which of its recommendations they plan to accept. Given the damage caused by the close involvement of a former prime m...

The Guardian view on Catalonia’s jailed separatists: time for magnanimity

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Madrid’s Plaza de Colón is home to the largest Spanish flag in the world, making it a natural focal point for demonstrations of rightwing patriotic fervour, particularly on matters related to Catalonia. On Sunday, it ...

The Guardian view on national identity: bravo Gareth Southgate

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In some ways, Nancy Mitford’s novel The Pursuit of Love ought not to be as beloved by readers as it is. Its mise-en-scène is so antithetical to the experiences of those growing up today that it should be utterly alien...

Ruben Sergeyev, longtime Guardian fixer in Moscow, dies at 65

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Ruben Sergeyev, a longtime consultant and friend to Guardian correspondents in Moscow from the Gorbachev era through to the Putin years, has died of Covid-19 at the age of 65. He died on Wednesday after being admitted...

The Guardian view on hosting the G7: to Biden, Britain is still Europe

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It is a stroke of good luck for Boris Johnson that Britain is hosting this year’s G7 summit. As chair of the club for rich democracies, the prime minister’s centrality to the proceedings is guaranteed. He is first in ...

Chief executive Annette Thomas to leave Guardian Media Group

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Guardian Media Group has announced that its chief executive, Annette Thomas, has decided to leave the company at the end of June. Thomas joined the parent company of the Guardian and Observer as chief executive in Mar...

From My Fair Lady to Grease 2: Guardian writers on their favourite movie musicals

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The Gold Diggers of 1933 is a film of quarters, and not just the giant coins that cover the chorus line’s modesty. Four wisecracking kids are dying to make it on Broadway: Joan Blondell is a singer, Ginger Rogers a s...

The Guardian view on migrant deaths: safe routes must be created

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The identification of the body of Artin Iran Nezhad in Norway brings a tragic migration story to an end. Artin, aged 15 months when his Iranian Kurdish parents tried to cross the Channel in a small boat, was reported ...

‘I found a snake in the toilet!’: Guardian readers on their holiday disasters

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We went on holiday for Christmas to a friend’s parents house in Marlo – a village in Victoria, Australia. We got there on Christmas Eve to find the only shop was pretty bare – so Christmas lunch was a frozen turkey ro...

The Guardian view on footballers taking the knee: don’t boo, cheer

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The decision by the England football squad to “take the knee” was a landmark in recognising that racism is a pernicious blight on the game. This has been a slow process spanning decades, but it has gained momentum sin...

The Guardian view on foreign aid cuts: conservatism without compassion

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Boris Johnson does not share the liberal belief in progress. “I think that history – societies and civilizations and nations – can rise and fall, and I think that things can go backwards,” he said recently in an inter...

The Guardian view on the G7 global tax deal: genuine progress

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Last week the Guardian reported that an Irish subsidiary of the US tech giant Microsoft paid no corporation tax at all last year, on profits of $315bn (£222bn). This is because Microsoft Round Island One, which collec...

The Guardian librarian: ‘There was a tart exchange with management about photocopiers’

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When in early 1951 Geoffrey Whatmore, the Manchester Guardian’s newly appointed chief librarian, turned up at the paper’s Cross Street offices, he found a reference service barely fit for purpose. At the end of a dark...

The Guardian view on Israel’s new coalition: not yet a new era

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There were 38 minutes left when eight very disparate Israeli opposition parties announced, just before midnight on Wednesday, that they could form a government to eject Benjamin Netanyahu from the prime ministership h...

The Guardian view on social care and disability: a cruel policy vacuum

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There cannot be many adults in the UK who are unaware of the importance of social care. Whether they have encountered the issue through personal experience of supporting friends or relatives, or on the news, most will...

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