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Swipe less, don’t be a sleaze, do say hello … and 10 more tips to raise your dating game

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So much about being single is great: being able to eat, watch and do what you want; independence; no in-laws. But routine can easily turn into a rut, which makes life difficult if you want to find a relationship. We a...

Gen Z are bringing back ‘indie sleaze’, and I suddenly feel ancient

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I saw a man in skinny jeans and winklepickers the other day, and found myself transported back to a time when I cared about men’s shoes. “I used to go wild for men dressed like that,” I told my bemused husband, who is...

‘Everyone was partying for their life’: Bang Gang, bloghouse and the indie sleaze of the mid-2000s

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Back in the mid-noughties, one party ruled Sydney’s Kings Cross. It was called Bang Gang, and co-founder Jamie Wirth remembers it well. “Oh my God, it was wild. It was just fucking mayhem,” Wirth recalls. “There was a...

Don’t call it sleaze, call it corruption – why scandal haunts Boris Johnson’s government

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Think of bonking. Not the activity, but the word. As a shorthand for sex, it was popularised, if not invented, by the tabloid press in the 90s – back then, “Bonking Boris” referred to a former Wimbledon champion rathe...

Christmas parties, sleaze and plan B: how Boris Johnson is running out of allies

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Fury over the release of a video showing Downing Street staffers joking about alleged lockdown breaches are only the latest scandal to rock Johnson’s premiership, reports political correspondent Peter Walker ...

The Guardian view on parliamentary sleaze: watchdogs under attack

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Forced on to the back foot by its failed defence of Owen Paterson, who resigned from parliament last Thursday, the government is trying to avoid reversing any further from its plan to overhaul the regime governing sta...

With a sleaze storm brewing in parliament, Boris Johnson seeks shelter where he can

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Hugely encouraging to find Boris Johnson treating Monday’s emergency debate on sleaze like the birth of a lovechild. Which is to say, he was unfortunately washing his hair. Metaphorically, of course. I get a strong “M...

Tory sleaze proves that British politics needs cleaning up. Labour must do it

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Cleaning up politics is a stunningly simple task, glaringly obvious to anyone – except those 250 Tory MPs who voted last week to protect their own. What we need to do is take all the money out of Westminster and let p...

What are the sleaze scandals facing Downing Street?

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Sleaze allegations against Boris Johnson’s government have bubbled away for some time, but been thrust into the spotlight again after the prime minister tried to overhaul standards rules to spare a Tory MP from suspen...

Cabinet minister says no need for PM to attend sleaze debate, but he is likely to watch on TV – UK politics live

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Latest updates: international development secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan says there is no need for Boris Johnson to attend sleaze debate

Sleaze, corruption and Labour’s missed chance

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How disappointing and shortsighted of the Labour party to decide to stand in the North Shropshire byelection after the resignation of Owen Paterson rather than supporting a non-party, anti-sleaze candidate (Labour to ...

Security for parliament sleaze watchdog ramped up over rise in abuse

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Kathryn Stone, parliament’s sleaze watchdog, has had her protection ramped up amid a rise in abuse against the backdrop of the Owen Paterson lobbying scandal. MPs have previously sought to undermine the position of th...

Boris Johnson sleaze crisis deepens amid pressure on Covid deals

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The row over Tory sleaze reached new heights on Saturday night as MPs demanded details of any lobbying by Owen Paterson of government ministers on behalf of a company that won almost £500m of Covid-19 related contract...

Is Randox a suitable sponsor for Grand National after Paterson sleaze row?

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There were understandable expressions of delight on both sides when Randox Health – now more familiar as simply Randox – signed a five-year deal to sponsor the Grand National from 2017, and again when the company anno...

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