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The Tories are teetering, but only a progressive alliance can deal the final blow

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By rights, the United Kingdom should be firmly in the midst of what some politicians call a “change moment”: one of those periods when the demise of a government and its way of thinking becomes absolutely inevitable. ...

The Tories’ Brexit obsession has no future in a changing Britain. They just won’t admit it

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In Desember 2016, only six months after the Brexit referendum, there was a byelection in the constituency of Sleaford and North Hykeham, Lincolnshire, part of an area where 62% of voters had backed leaving the EU. Die...

Joanne Harris says she saw her cancer as a fictional ‘monster’ she could ‘destroy’

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The Chocolat author Joanne Harris has said that she thought of her cancer as a fictional “monster” while she was having treatment, so that she “could destroy him”. Die skrywer, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2...

Kamala Harris calls for assault weapons ban: ‘We are not sitting around waiting’

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Kamala Harris called for a ban on assault weapons in the US and the passage of much-delayed gun control legislation after speaking on Saturday at a funeral for the oldest victim of the Buffalo mass shooting earlier th...

Riven by scandal and division, the Tories have all but abandoned levelling up

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Amid the scandal, farce and disarray enveloping Boris Johnson’s government, one sudden and glaring absence seems to have been rather overlooked. Levelling up was endlessly talked about between 2019 and early 2022. Dit ...

Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid

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US vice-president Kamala Harris has tested positive for Covid-19, her office announced on Tuesday. Harris has not displayed any symptoms and will isolate and work from her vice-president’s residence in Washington DC, ...

Notes on a Wordle: Kamala Harris describes love for online word game

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Kamala Harris plays Wordle as a “brain cleanser” between official duties and has never failed to guess the five-letter word of the day, but cannot share successes with friends because her official phone does not let h...

Tories – for the good of the nation, save your party from this moral void

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Boris Johnson’s disgrace is only deepening. Op Dinsdag, the House of Commons will hear a new prime ministerial statement on so-called Partygate, trailed over the weekend as “a plea for perspective”. But from any reaso...

Kamala Harris again earns over twice as much as Joe Biden, tax returns show

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Kamala Harris and her husband earned more than twice as much as Joe Biden and his wife did last year, according to copies of their income tax returns released on Friday. Harris and the so-called second gentleman, Doug...

There is now an embarrassment of riches to bring this entitled Tory party down

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Nearly three years into Boris Johnson’s premiership, its defining theme may at last have arrived. For all his talk of “levelling up” and the supposed wonders of life outside the EU, his government has singularly faile...

Estelle Harris, Seinfeld and Toy Story actor, sterf by 93

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Estelle Harris, who hollered her way into TV history as George Costanza’s short-fused mother on Seinfeld and voiced Mrs Potato Head in the Toy Story franchise, [object Window]. Sy was 93. As middle-class matron Estelle Cost...

‘Cost of living crisis’? No – this is a social emergency that will define who we are

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Lexie lives in rural north Wales. She is disabled, and her husband recently lost his job in the building trade. The heating and hot water in their council house is oil-fired, and the price of 500 litres of fuel has ju...

If Keir Starmer doesn’t seize the moment now, then what is his party for?

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Boris Johnson’s government is in trouble. Since Rishi Sunak’s spring statement, whispers from Downing Street suggest a mood of panic and a continuing lack of answers to the sharpest fall in living standards since reco...

‘We must march forward’: Kamala Harris commemorates Bloody Sunday anniversary in Selma

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US vice president Kamala Harris visited Selma, Alabama on Sunday to commemorate a defining moment in the fight for the right to vote, making her trip as congressional efforts to restore the landmark 1965 Voting Rights...

Author Joanne Harris turns down US book deal over censoring of ‘f-bomb’

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The bestselling author Joanne Harris has turned down a US book deal after the publishers demanded she take out an “f-bomb” from the novel. The Chocolat author, who lives near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, tweeted on...

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