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The UK is cut adrift by Johnson’s Brexit fantasy – when Ukraine shows the need for solidarity

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Hace dos años, during the first Covid lockdown, Boris Johnson came face to face with a reality which until that moment he had seemed reluctant to acknowledge: the unwelcome truth that he was not the all-powerful prime...

Sturgeon se ve obligado a jugar el juego largo en un segundo referéndum

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Aquí hay cuatro verdades sobre la política escocesa. El SNP nacionalista domina el escenario, reforzado por su último mandato electoral de Holyrood en mayo. Su líder, Nicola Sturgeon, es la figura política más admirada de Escocia ....

This jubilee is not like any other: we look back but can also see the future

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That was the jubilee, that was. Bien, casi. The celebration is not over yet. Lots of people had a good time and their enthusiasm overflowed. Lots of others were less bothered but enjoyed the show all the same. For a...

Johnson and Sunak won the battle on foreign aid, but it may cost them the war

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Hace menos de un mes, Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak stared down the barrel of a political gun. Their plan to cut UK overseas aid spending from 0.7% of gross national income to 0.5% faced defeat. Por lo menos 45 Conservat...

En los EE.UU, Joe Biden is backing the unions. Britain can only look on in envy

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La semana pasada, Joe Biden unveiled a $2tn infrastructure renewal plan whose boldness and scale caught the attention of the world. He began his launch speech in Pittsburgh with a particularly striking affirmation. “I’m a un...

Starmer has a second shot at making a good first impression. He mustn’t waste it

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David Cameron writes in his memoirs that two days in the calendar matter more for a leader of the opposition than all the others. One is the date of the leader’s autumn party conference speech, which gives a rare chan...

Hancock’s fall catapults Sajid Javid back into the heart of Conservative politics

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Thirteen months ago, Dominic Cummings faced an avalanche of demands to resign after being caught in an egregious breach of the Covid lockdown regulations. Although Cummings had clearly broken rules that he had helped ...

Boris Johnson won the confidence vote but in every other way he is the big loser

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After a snap contest whose abbreviated timetable was tailored to his advantage, Boris Johnson won the vote of confidence tonight only by 211 a 148 votos, with all 359 Conservative MPs casting ballots. It is a win, Esta...

Steve McQueen’s Uprising films speak powerfully to the Britain of today

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Hace cuarenta años, following the most intense and widespread urban disorder in 20th century Britain, the Times journalist Lucy Hodges and I co-wrote a book on the riots of 1981. In honour of Bob Marley, who died that sp...

Johnson will win this vote, but what about the next one? His days are numbered

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De una manera u otra, Boris Johnson will survive the Commons vote tomorrow on whether he misled parliament over the lockdown parties in Downing Street. That bit’s a certainty. But it’s also, very importantly, not the re...

The post-Johnson era is taking shape — and it looks like a massive lurch to the right

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It is hard to imagine a more devastating and more completely foreseeable slow-motion car crash in economic policy than the one that the Conservative government is heading towards. The scale and the damage caused by st...

Lo que sucedió en la BBC y la policía del Met muestra los peligros del pensamiento grupal

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Doris Lessing siempre hacía preguntas incómodas. Los posó en sus novelas sobre temas como el sexo., política e ilusión. Los posó en su periodismo sobre armas nucleares y migración.. Y ella las posó en él ....

Lie, deny and move on – the Johnson mantra is a plague on British politics

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Boris Johnson was never going to resign if he didn’t have to. This is all about the Tory party’s view of him now. The party knows as well as you or I that Johnson lied about the lockdown parties. It knows that the lie...

Westminster neglected the union for decades. No wonder it’s crumbling

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Three weeks from now, if opinion polls are correct, the Scottish National party will win another term as Scotland’s government. It will do so armed with a mandate to hold a referendum on independence. Elections, of co...

Fighting the threat from Putin will take teamwork. But who trusts Johnson’s Britain?

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The default view at Westminster and in most of the media is that Vladimir Putin has saved Boris Johnson’s skin, for the present. The reflex on the Conservative backbenches is that the prospect of a European war means ...

Boris Johnson’s anti-sleaze plan is purely for show. He knows it will not pass

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Under Theresa May and Boris Johnson, the Conservative party has become increasingly ungovernable. The process shows no sign of stopping. It will continue in the next parliament, especially if Johnson wins with a small...

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