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Boris Johnson’s allergy to the truth could be a winning strategy for Liz Truss

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The Tory leadership contest is a three-way battle. Rishi Sunak campaigns against Liz Truss and Liz Truss campaigns against gravity. The former chancellor’s pitch is to renew a party weighed down by 12 years in power. ...

What are the key areas of England’s women’s health strategy?

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The women’s health strategy for England has been published by the Department of Health and Social Care after nearly 100,000 women came forward to share their experiences. The 127-page strategy will focus on seven key ...

Green Tories fear next party leader could ditch net zero strategy

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The next Conservative party leader could be swayed into ditching its net zero strategy in order to receive the backing of climate-sceptic MPs, senior Tories fear. Prominent backbenchers have been plotting for months ...

I shouldn’t tell you this, but Tory MPs have a new survival strategy: ‘Boris? Who’s Boris?’

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Working for a Conservative MP, I hear a lot of talk about the party’s internal business. Sometimes it’s what people say directly to me, but more often than not they just have the conversations around me. One question ...

UK’s new aid strategy condemned as ‘double whammy to world’s poor’

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A new government white paper on UK aid has been condemned as a “double whammy to the world’s poor”. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s (FCDO) first strategy paper on overseas assistance since the merge...

Pressure grows on Labour and Lib Dems to agree joint anti-Tory strategy

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The Liberal Democrats will put all their campaign efforts into only one of two crucial byelections this summer – leaving Labour to fight the Tories in the other – as pressure intensifies on leftwing parties to work mo...

Republicans return to politics of immigration as midterm strategy

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Four years after Republicans embraced Donald Trump’s nativist and often racist playbook in an attempt to keep control of Congress, the party is once again placing the volatile politics of immigration at the center of ...

Fear, paranoia, anger – this is life under China’s zero-Covid strategy

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When cases grew in Shanghai, I was hopeful. I thought there would be no way Shanghai would be like Jilin and Changshun, smaller cities that had recently locked down millions of people to contain Covid outbreaks. I ass...

Republicans are dusting off a tried and true election strategy: hatemongering

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The 2022 midterm elections are shaping up to be among the most deeply gender-divided elections in American history. A new poll by NBC News, measuring voters’ preferences ahead of the November elections, shows that the...

The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s energy strategy: missed opportunities

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A few weeks after the November Cop26 summit concluded in Glasgow, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published a striking snapshot of public attitudes towards the climate emergency. It showed ...

PM to put nuclear power at heart of UK’s energy strategy

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Boris Johnson is to put nuclear energy at the heart of the UK’s new energy strategy, but ministers have refused to set targets for onshore wind and vowed to continue the exploitation of North Sea oil and gas. Amid dee...

New Zealand’s Covid strategy was one of the world’s most successful – what can we learn from it?

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Two weeks ago marked the two-year anniversary of New Zealand’s adoption of the elimination strategy and a lockdown that successfully stamped out the first wave of Covid-19. By chance, it was also the week that the gov...

The Guardian view on Zelenskiy’s strategy: giving war – and peace – a chance

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A political gaffe, Michael Kinsley wrote, “is when a politician tells the truth – some obvious truth he isn’t supposed to say”. President Joe Biden, a self-proclaimed “gaffe machine”, did not fail to deliver at the we...

A tale of two Covid Americas: can the US unite behind a pandemic strategy?

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In Mississippi and Massachusetts, two pharmacists working in very different parts of America have seen a sharp drop in demand for Covid-19 vaccines in recent months. Their best guesses for why they’ve seen such slowdo...

China locks down city of 9 million and reports 4,000 cases as Omicron tests zero-Covid strategy

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China has locked down an industrial city of 9 million people overnight and reported more than 4,000 virus cases, as the nation’s “zero-Covid” strategy is confronted by an Omicron wave. Health authorities reported 4,77...

A guide to the UK energy security strategy

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Soaring energy prices are helping to create a cost-of-living crisis, with the average family’s energy bill rising by 54%. The energy price cap has been raised to £1,971 and a further increase is expected later this ye...

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