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Ottawa braced for Canada Day protest by ‘freedom convoy’ supporters

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Residents of downtown Ottawa are bracing for a Canada Day unlike any other, after “freedom convoy” protesters vowed to return to Parliament Hill on 1 July, and maintain a presence over the remainder of the summer. Eve...

‘Earn every vote’ to make history in Wakefield, Keir Starmer tells supporters

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The Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, has urged supporters not to be complacent in advance of the Wakefield byelection, adding that a victory “could be the birthplace of the next Labour government”. With Labour now odd...

Republican ‘big lie’ supporters triumph in sign of Trump’s enduring power

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Republican candidates who questioned, denied and challenged the results of the 2020 presidential election won a string of consequential primaries in Pennsylvania and North Carolina this week, a testament to the enduri...

Ukraine supporters gather in Sydney to protest Russian invasion – video

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A crowd of anti-war and pro-Ukrainian protesters have gathered in Martin Place in Sydney today, chanting 'stop Putin now!' and calling for further sanctions to be imposed on Russia. Undeterred by the rain, the protest...

The Conservatives have a problem: their supporters come from different worlds

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Whenever the government faces criticism, one of the first questions commentators ask is whether the latest fiasco will have cut through in the “red wall”. While the red wall does indeed represent one substantial and i...

‘We need him to deliver’: Biden faces wrath of disappointed supporters

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When Joe Biden huddled with a group of historians in March, the conversation revolved around thinking big like one of his predecessors, Franklin Roosevelt, architect of the New Deal. Biden, it seemed, wanted to join h...

‘Done his duty’: Keir Starmer pleases supporters with rule changes

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Keir Starmer stunned even some close colleagues earlier this week when he abruptly announced plans to push through a radical overhaul of the way Labour elects its leaders at the party’s conference in Brighton. Leaders...

Bolsonaro supporters clash with police before major rally in Brasília

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Pre-dawn skirmishes have erupted between police and supporters of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, as rightwing activists tried to force their way towards congress before major pro-government rallies that have put ...

Trump booed after telling supporters to get Covid vaccine

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At his rally in Alabama on Saturday night, Donald Trump heard the unusual sound of booing and jeering aimed his way, after he told supporters: “I recommend taking the vaccines.” The former president was speaking in C...

Even a priest in Brazil is not spared rage of Bolsonaro supporters

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The toxic politics bedevilling Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil swept into Father Lino Allegri’s sacristy one Sunday in July, just after the octogenarian priest delivered a homily lamenting the president’s role in the Covid ca...

Firm leading Arizona audit received millions from Trump supporters

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The firm leading a widely criticized, Republican-backed audit of election ballots in Arizona has received $5.7m in donations, the majority from supporters of Donald Trump, it revealed on Wednesday. Cyber Ninjas, a Flo...

Salmond supporters accused of ‘torrent of homophobic and transphobic abuse’

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Patrick Harvie, the Scottish Greens leader, has blamed supporters of Alex Salmond’s nationalist Alba party for a “torrent” of homophobic and transphobic abuse during the election campaign. Harvie said the abuse has in...

A ‘patriotic’ Labour party would embrace the activism of its young supporters

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The Labour party’s endless debates about “patriotism” have a Groundhog Day quality to them. From Blair to Brown, Miliband, Corbyn and now Starmer, it’s hard to remember a time when the party wasn’t earnestly interroga...

Football supporters must stay angry to get the game back on track

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The trajectory of European football has, for decades, been leading to the chaos we have seen over the past 72 hours. Elite clubs have asked for more and more and it has been given to them by leagues, football associat...

Asylum seekers forcibly removed from Brisbane hotel, supporters say

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Asylum seekers brought to Australia for medical care have been forcibly removed from the Brisbane hotel used for their long-term detention, supporters have said. Protesters have again descended on the Kangaroo Point C...