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Unless progressive parties unite, the UK will shift further to the right

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The decision by opposition parties in Hungary to mount a united campaign against the governing party, Fidesz (Editorial, 19 October) has a message for Labour. Here, as there, the opposition fails spectacularly if it c...

New Zealand: rushing anti-terror law could lead to surveillance overreach, minor parties say

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Legislation that will make planning a terrorist attack a crime in New Zealand is one step closer to becoming law, but the country’s minor parties have voiced concerns the process is moving too fast and could lead to s...

German parties vague on pension plans as they court older voters

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The churned-up garden of the clubhouse for pensioners is preoccupying Peter Klotsche. “It’s the raccoons,” he says. “They come at night and toss up the earth looking for worms and we really don’t know how best to stop...

Norway’s left-leaning parties begin talks to form a government

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Norway’s left-leaning opposition parties have begun talks to form a new coalition government after winning a landslide victory in elections dominated by the climate crisis and the future of the country’s huge oil and ...

10 of the UK’s best seaside festivals and summer beach parties

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At Boardmasters, days can be spent watching the country’s top pro surfers do their thing in the UK’s biggest surf competition, the Boardmasters Open, and noodling around the art installations, workshops, skate and BMX...

One in five Whitehall non-executive directors have links to political parties

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A fifth of Whitehall’s non-executive directors appointed to oversee the work of government departments have “significant political experience or party alignment”, according to new evidence that ministers are using the...

Hardline Tories could try to ‘destroy’ BBC for political motives, say opposition parties

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Opposition parties have expressed concern that hardline anti-BBC Conservatives could use the fallout from the discredited interview with Diana, Princess of Wales to try to “destroy” the corporation for political motiv...

Budget 2021: how do the speeches from Australia’s major parties compare? – video

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How do Australia’s two major parties compare on key policies after the federal budget was delivered? Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered his budget address on Tuesday, pledging his budget spend would allow Australia t...

Independents’ day: the rise of hyperlocal political parties

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While much of the attention around England’s local elections will focus on the fortunes of the main parties, across the country an independent force is quietly gathering pace, with the potential to upset the biggest b...

Scottish parties making unrealistic spending promises, warns IFS

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Scotland’s main political parties have made unrealistic spending promises as they battle for votes in May’s Holyrood election, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned. The IFS said the Scottish National party, Con...

Parties call for inquiry into Boris Johnson’s ‘failure to be honest’

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Six opposition parties in the Commons are urging the Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, to allow a vote on an inquiry into Boris Johnson’s “consistent failure to be honest” in statements to MPs. They want Hoyle to let them t...

Labour suspends East Ham and West Ham constituency parties

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Two local Labour parties have been suspended after an allegation of electoral fraud was made to police. The East Ham and West Ham Labour branches based in Newham, east London, are now facing an investigation by the pa...

Smash parties, talking vulvas and Big Mouth: inside Titmouse animation studio

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Animation is an anarchic medium. Anything can happen. In the hit Netflix show Big Mouth, hormone monsters haunt pubescent teens, characters surf waves of their own menstrual blood and the class clown forms a bisexual ...