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I’ll shout from the rooftops that I use food banks. There should be no shame

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I first used a food bank 10 years ago, when my son’s father took my last £20 and spent it on drugs. I went by myself because he was ashamed to be seen there. I wasn’t – I’ve always helped other people when I’ve had a ...

If Boris Johnson’s Partygate shame leads to this U-turn and help for those in need, we need more parties

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Let’s have barrel loads more outrageous behaviour inside No 10, if that’s what it takes to panic the government into finally unlocking Treasury coffers for those in most need. Now the chancellor relents, but it was as...

As we grieved for Shireen Abu Aqleh, Israeli police attacked us. They have no shame

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I am writing these words having just returned from the funeral of Shireen Abu Aqleh in Jerusalem. It is hard to describe the exact emotions which every Palestinian is feeling. One thing is certain: this has been the m...

Leeds citizens shame thieves who stole plaque to victim of police racism

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Racists who stole a blue plaque commemorating the death of a British-Nigerian man in Leeds have been “taught a lesson” as citizens overwhelmingly came together to display hundreds of images of the plaque on billboards...

Ingrid Pollard: the Turner nominee uncovering Britain’s secret shame – review

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With detailed studies of flaking, iron-blooded rock, printed at monumental scale Ingrid Pollard directs our thoughts to the bigger picture. The title of her show, Carbon Slowly Turning, might describe the motion of th...

Starmer calls Johnson ‘a man without shame’ as PM gives Partygate apology

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Keir Starmer called the prime minister “a man without shame” during furious exchanges in parliament as MPs prepared to vote on whether Boris Johnson should be investigated for lying about the Partygate scandal. Addres...

Ali Harbi Ali tells court he did not feel shame after killing David Amess

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The man accused of murdering Conservative MP Sir David Amess has told a court he did not have “any shame” as he admitted to killing the Conservative MP because he had voted seven years ago in support of a military cam...

Dame Helen Mirren as the Shame Wizard: Human Resources is Big Mouth’s star-packed spin-off

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Netflix’s Big Mouth set out to perform a very specific task. An animated comedy featuring teenagers who are visited by hormone monsters, it planted its flag as a frank exploration of puberty as it objectively is; an a...

‘Their weapon is your shame’: toxic abuse from Nigeria’s loan sharks

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Shayo Adebayo, 28, an unemployed medical physiology graduate from south-west Nigeria, read from scores of abusive WhatsAapp messages and voice notes sent to her by debt collectors from quick loan companies. “I will de...

‘Zero shame’: how the papers covered anger at Boris Johnson over Sue Gray report

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Sue Gray’s highly anticipated report into alleged lockdown-busting parties at Downing Street dominates the headlines in today’s newspapers. The 12-page Gray report identified “failures of leadership and judgment”, whi...

The Guardian view on Boris Johnson: a PM without shame

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The interim findings of a report by the civil servant Sue Gray are damning of the culture at the heart of Boris Johnson’s government. Ms Gray cited “failures of leadership and judgment”; “excessive” consumption of alc...

‘Shame, ageism and nudity – there’s a lot to identify with’: actor David Pevsner on his memoir

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There were things in the first draft of his memoir, says David Pevsner, that his editor thought were “maybe TMI, maybe a bridge too far”. I can’t begin to imagine what was deemed unacceptable, because there is TMI – s...

Keep up the pub invites and don’t ‘sober shame’: how to support a friend to stop drinking

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Those of us who don’t drink, whatever the reason, know that being alcohol-free doesn’t mean the end of socialising or having fun. But for some people, giving up or cutting down drastically – perhaps for Sober October,...

French Catholic church expresses ‘shame’ after report finds 330,000 children were abused

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The French Catholic church has expressed “shame” and pleaded for forgiveness, after a devastating report found that at least 330,000 children were victims of sexual abuse by clergy and lay members of church institutio...

Simon Amstell review – shame, self-analysis and great gags

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No one zeroes in on the human comedy, the gulf dividing who we wish to be from who we actually are, quite like Simon Amstell. He clears the other stuff out of the way: it’s all about the fraught relationship between m...

The Guardian view on Dominic Raab: no grip, no plan, no shame

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When judging a government’s performance in a crisis, there is a distinction to be drawn between control and responsibility. No British minister could have stopped the American withdrawal from Afghanistan. But there wa...

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