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If Johnson is serious about ‘levelling up’, he needs to look at what Labour got right

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No one knows what “levelling up” is, but now Boris Johnson wants 10 more years to do it. A white paper on the grand strategy is promised but, in the meantime, take a good look at this week’s report from Onward – a cen...

Raducanu shone in US Open spotlight but she needs time and space to grow

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Before Emma Raducanu took her unexpected first small steps into the big time at Wimbledon in July, she was planning her schedule as she finally started her full-time professional career. Her ranking of 366 severely li...

EasyJet needs investors on board as next takeover bid may be serious

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The pandemic has transformed the airline industry in unexpected ways: Wizz Air, whose shares have recovered all the altitude lost in the early months of lockdown, is now bigger in stock market terms than easyJet. The ...

The west has more vaccine doses than it needs – and no excuse not to share them

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Soon, the ten-billionth Covid vaccine will roll off the production lines. By January, according to a recent report from the data research agency Airfinity, a tipping point will be reached when there will be enough vac...

Keir Starmer may be against the Tories’ tax hike, but Labour needs ideas of its own

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For decades, many on the left have hankered for the social democratic political settlement of other European countries. Britain, it has been said, should ditch Thatcherism once and for all, and embrace higher taxes as...

Schools in England forced to cut support for special needs pupils

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Cash-strapped schools in England have been forced to cut support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (Send) after nearly a third of headteachers said they were forced to slash their budgets last...

With the US becoming a less reliable ally, Britain needs to make friends in Europe

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After the rout, the recriminations. British fingers furiously jab at the Americans for a shaming scuttle from Kabul that will embolden the west’s adversaries. Sir John Major yesterday called the withdrawal of western ...

To be truly British, the country needs to stay largely white. Really, Lionel Shriver?

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‘They have seen the passing of the American Indian and the buffalo; and now they query as to how long the Anglo-Saxon may be able to survive.” So wrote William Ripley in an essay for the Atlantic Monthly in 1908. Ripl...

Lack of psychologists hits pupils with special educational needs

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Councils in England are struggling to assess the level of support children with special educational needs require because of a shortage of educational psychologists, with the start of the school year just days away. E...

‘Global Britain’ badly needs a new driver at the wheel

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So much for Global Britain. The fiasco and tragedy of the retreat from Afghanistan have laid bare the folly of the Brexiters’ Faustian pact: choose the irresponsible but vote-winning Boris Johnson as your leader; say ...

Biden sets aside $500m to fund ‘unexpected’ Afghan refugee needs

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Joe Biden has authorized up to $500m from an emergency fund to meet “unexpected urgent” refugee needs stemming from the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, including for Afghan special immigration visa (SIV) applicants, t...

‘He needs time away’: England coach Silverwood drops Sibley for third Test

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Dom Sibley has been dropped from the England squad for the third Test against India at Headingley next week, with the team’s head coach, Chris Silverwood, admitting the batsman “needs some time away to regain his conf...

America will never be back like before, but the world still needs democratic leadership

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“America is back,” said President Joe Biden earlier this year, and the entire democratic world breathed a sigh of relief. But as we watch the debacle of the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan – Kabul as Saigon...

Let Kinloch Castle fall into curated decay – and become the ruin that Scotland needs

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Kinloch Castle on the Isle of Rum was completed in 1900 as a playground for the wealthy textile heir Sir George Bullough, and now NatureScot – formerly Scottish Natural Heritage – can’t afford the costs of upkeep. Tha...

Hugo Lloris: ‘If the manager needs Harry he will be professional’

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Manchester City’s defence of their Premier League title begins on Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium against opponents who, in the past couple of seasons, under two managers, have proved perhaps Pep Guardiola’s most ...

Vectura board needs to see through the smoke

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The amusing line in the unfunny saga of a tobacco giant trying to buy a company that develops inhalers to treat lung diseases came last Friday when the board of Vectura, the target, switched its allegiance from Philip...

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