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Party tights: one of fashion’s favourite trends is making a comeback

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Little could we have guessed that when Adele announced her return to the charts this autumn that she would be bringing back one of fashion’s favourite trends with her – party tights. In the singer’s international Vogu...

‘You reap what you sow’: Russians party despite record Covid figures

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Moscow’s streets were buzzing with energy on Friday evening. At Simach, a trendy bar and nightclub in the city centre, the small, sweaty dance floor was packed and a long queue of chatty people formed outside. Looking...

Johnson told to drive out ‘dinosaur mentality’ from Tory party after race row

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Boris Johnson has been urged to drive out a “dinosaur mentality” from the Conservative party amid warnings that an MP mixing up two ministers of Asian heritage was “not an isolated incident”. James Gray confused his T...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un marks 76th anniversary of ruling party – video

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The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has attended celebrations for the 76th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' party of Korea. Kim made a speech to a gathering of officials, the KCNA news agency said. State ...

Māori party warns reopening New Zealand amid Covid outbreak would be ‘modern genocide’

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New Zealand’s government would be committing “modern genocide” by reopening the country as Covid spreads among under-vaccinated indigenous people, the Māori party has said. The comments come as the country is struggli...

Don’t be fooled: this Tory party is no friend of the low-paid

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When Rishi Sunak offers salvation through “better” jobs (Rishi Sunak’s speech offers mood music but little economic meat, 4 October), he is using the trick of eliding “anyone” into “everyone”. On an individual level, ...

TV tonight: how Tony Blair reinvented the Labour party

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“A new dawn has broken, has it not?” Well, maybe. But Tony Blair’s triumphalism on the morning of his election victory in 1997 came at a cost – and the Labour party is arguably paying the price to this day. This seri...

Boris Johnson doesn’t fear Labour. His biggest problem will be his own party activists

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When Tory activists gather in Manchester over the coming week, the country may be in crisis with fuel shortages and warnings that Christmas is under threat, but for the first time in five years the Conservative party ...

A make-or-break moment for Keir Starmer and his party

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After following events in Brighton over the first few days of the Labour party conference, my only response is to weep tears of frustration. I do not want a principled and engaged politician (Angela Rayner) chucking a...

Fumio Kishida: a ‘safe pair of hands’ for Japan’s ruling party

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Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic party [LDP] has chosen stability and moderation in electing Fumio Kishida as its new leader – a post that all but guarantees that he will become the country’s prime minister on Mon...

‘Head-to-toe gold sequins!’: nine readers on their favourite post-lockdown party outfits

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I dressed head-to-toe in gold sequins for the Mighty Hoopla festival earlier this month. I’d been eyeing up a big headband from Fumbalinas for a while, and somehow the dress just followed. I bought it secondhand from ...

Japan’s ruling party to vote for new leader who is likely to become next PM

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Japan’s ruling party will vote for a new leader on Wednesday who will almost certainly become the next prime minister ahead of a general election due in weeks, and with the economy under pressure from the Covid-19 pan...

Proportional representation would spell disaster for Labour. Party members should reject it

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At Labour’s annual conference this week, a motion is to be put forward calling for the party to back proportional representation (PR) for the election of MPs to the House of Commons. There are many philosophical argum...

Former Liberal party president and Carlton boss John Elliott dies aged 79

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John Elliott, the controversial Australian businessman and former federal president of the Liberal party, has died aged 79. Elliott was also president of the Carlton football club for two decades before being sacked i...

Major row brewing over plans to change way Labour elects party leader

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Labour is set to reignite a major row over how it selects its party leader, with a vote expected on a return to the system that hands MPs more power. Keir Starmer outlined plans for a return of an electoral college sy...

Republicans who let Trump ‘bully’ party will seal midterms defeat, senator says

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One of the seven Republican senators who voted to convict Donald Trump at his second impeachment trial warned on Sunday that the former president’s “bullying” of the party would lead to electoral defeat in next year’s...

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