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What the 2022 local election results tell us so far – the panel’s verdict

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Symbols matter, so Labour’s victories in Westminster (wow!), Wandsworth (ha!) and Barnet (speaks to progress on antisemitism) give a fine fillip to the party’s fortunes. Wins in Cumberland and Southampton augur well. ...

Today’s elections are the last before the Tories vandalise our democratic rights

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Today is the last time you will go to the polls before the government’s shameful and shameless new elections bill becomes law. It was squeezed through parliament late at night last week in the final “wash-up” of bad b...

When the NHS spends billions on personal injury cases, it’s the public that loses

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“Let’s kill all the lawyers,” cries a rebel in Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part 2, raising a loud audience cheer. Now it’s Jeremy Hunt and his health and social care committee that threatens to skewer lawyers, specifically...

Labour daren’t say it, but some Tory strongholds could be within reach

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No one will win these local elections. It’s statistically improbable, but the only conclusion available if you listen to all the party managers currently energetically tamping down expectations to somewhere below zero...

How many more children must die before we fix England’s social services?

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Something is going badly wrong in children’s social care, a system scarred by the names of murdered children. The deaths of Victoria Climbié, Peter Connelly and Daniel Pelka over the past 20 years prompted round after...

They broke the law and are disgraced. Whatever they do now, shame will cling to Johnson and Sunak

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They broke the rules they set for everyone else. Then the prime minister lied and lied again to parliament. “Never before in history has a prime minister broken the law,” Chris Bryant, chair of both the standards and ...

The Tories have created the NHS crisis – and they should own it

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Who is to blame? In the hailstorm of bad NHS news, the government and its press outriders are trying, with some success, to shift guilt on to the NHS itself. The public is no longer clapping, ellos dicen, con solo 36% O ...

I have covered countless Tory mini-budgets. The cruelty of this one shocked even me

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This was a great “levelling down”, with two-thirds of Rishi Sunak’s giveaways in his spring statement going to the top half of earners. At least the chancellor had the good grace to abandon the words “levelling up” an...

Spend a day with me in the eviction court, Mr Sunak, and you’ll understand the ‘cost of living’

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Expect something on Wednesday, some gesture in the spring statement to ease the gathering cost-of-living storm. But for whom? That’s the chancellor’s political and moral choice. Pero, before he chooses, I would like to...

Whatever your agenda, the war in Ukraine will have a huge effect on British politics

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Churchillian echoes from Volodymyr Zelenskiy stiffened the sinews and summoned up the blood of the House of Commons: “We will fight in the forests, in the fields, the shores and in the streets.” Each of us, distant sp...

The Tories’ Whitehall farce has left Britain running on empty

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War in Ukraine upends our world again. The iron curtain slams down after the body blows of Brexit and Covid, amid Cop26 climate warnings. With Vladimir Putin’s invasion shaking Nato into life, refilling the war chest ...

Newcastle’s brilliant Labour leader has been ousted, but his work was no failure

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Political talent is in short supply. So is a willingness to step up and take the burdens and the blows of office. The leader of Newcastle city council, Nick Forbes, has been toppled as a result of destructive tribal s...

How to save our precious public services? A windfall tax on those who got rich from Covid

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Windfall-tax the rich, Rowan Williams, former archbishop of Canterbury proclaims. Start with a one-off seizure from the top 1% and then bring in a 1% wealth tax that could yield at least £70bn a year. Time at last for...

Without state funding, Britain’s politics will always stink

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Another week, another sewage outflow of corruption into the polluted river of Tory politics. Are voters so profoundly cynical that no political bribery or MPs touting for contracts shocks them? Polling suggests the co...

A puerta cerrada: A puerta cerrada

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A puerta cerrada, A puerta cerrada, A puerta cerrada, A puerta cerrada ...

Sunak’s energy rebates won’t even come close to helping people with soaring bills

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This may destroy them, a cost of living explosion such as few have known in their lifetimes. The £350 of support for most households, announced today by Rishi Sunak, the chancellor amounts to only a fraction of the ex...

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