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Keep National Trust estates open for all to enjoy

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Dinton Park would not be the only property the National Trust has leased out recently (Outcry over National Trust plan to fence off acres of Wiltshire park for tenant, 19 settembre). L'anno scorso, it offered a 125-year l...

Examining Aukus alliance through the lens of history

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The Aukus pact is not a “new global order” (17 settembre) but very much an old order; it is colonial gunboats. I do not expect politicians to have read history such as the first Anglo-Afghan war of 1839, but I do expe...

The immeasurable kindness of GPs

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As a GP who retired at the end of last year, having worked the last nine months of my career in primary care in London, I have been despairing when I hear repeated criticism aimed at GPs. So thank you, Zoe Williams, f...

Big brands should let Emma Raducanu just enjoy the game

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Three cheers for Adrian Chiles’s eloquent plea (Must Emma Raducanu become a brand? Let’s just enjoy her genius, 16 settembre) for Emma Raducanu to be allowed to develop her profile as an outstanding tennis talent, une...

Westminster Tories are driving support for the SNP in Scotland

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Your editorial (The Guardian view on the SNP: deliver on public services, not just a referendum, 13 settembre) makes some salient points about the track record of the SNP in Scotland, but you also throw in a few red h...

This government has betrayed pensioners

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I nearly fell off my chair when I read Andrew Rawnsley’s claim that “not for the first time, a Conservative government has rewarded its core vote of the retired at the expense of workers” (“Boris Johnson’s generation ...

Johnson’s reshuffle puts power over principle

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Boris Johnson has long yearned to be the modern-day Winston Churchill, famed for his oratory and leadership just as his hero was during and after the second world war. But leadership takes both courage and conviction,...

Universal credit cut is a cruel blow for the poor

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Your editorial (14 settembre) is correct in highlighting the link between access to affordable social housing and childcare as a determining factor in childhood poverty. But with its focus on the imminent removal of t...

The terrible cost of neglecting children’s mental health

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The distressing story of children being admitted to general wards because mental health beds aren’t available (Sharp rise in acute medical beds occupied by children with nowhere else to go, 13 settembre) is a story th...

Labour should turn to its 2019 manifesto for social care answers

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Here’s an idea for Labour policy on social care – the one presented in the 2019 general election manifesto(Labour may tax wealth more heavily to fund social care, says Starmer, 9 settembre). This was a costed proposal...

Terrorism can’t be defeated by military means

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Jonathan Powell makes some good points (The lesson we failed to learn from 9/11: peace is impossible if we don’t talk to our enemies, 10 settembre). tuttavia, when he says: “There was no real alternative to going after...

Shameful treatment of asylum seekers

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What will the verdict of history be on a country that turns its back so flagrantly upon human rights in general and the right to seek asylum through any available means in particular (Priti Patel to send boats carryin...

Young and old, we’re all in this together

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I am so glad Will Hutton has tried to bridge the irritating binary opposition between young and old that has infected the media for too long, and disappointed that he fails to do so (“Baby boomers are the winners who ...

‘Cruel’ legal change affects children in care

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The existence of adult social care waiting lists is deeply shocking (Quasi 300,000 on adult social care ‘waiting lists’ in England, 8 settembre). Children’s social care has also taken a terrible turn this week. New l...

It’s time for those who benefited from a housing boom to pay up

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I have some sympathy with my fellow pensioners saying that they have already paid their whack. But there are two major caveats to that (Lettere, 6 settembre). Primo, contributions to the state pension in the 1960s and...

Elections bill is a dangerous assault on democracy

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The elections bill has been slipped into parliament while the nation is obsessed with care funding and the increase in national insurance contributions (Tory MPs call it reform, but the elections bill looks more like ...

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