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TV tonight: 75 years on, the difficult truth about India’s partition revealed in full colour

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As part of tonight’s three shows to mark 75 years since partition, here’s the first half of an illuminating two-part documentary that uses newly colourised archive footage to reveal the atrocities around Britain’s wit...

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. ...

Myths about generous benefits mask the truth of Tory Britain: shamefully low taxes for the rich

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This week, a member of the Tory-voting audience in the BBC leadership debate said the following: “I’m really happy the government have basically contributed towards universal credit and people on benefits, but I’m a s...

I grew up where Liz Truss did, attended the same school. She’s not telling you the truth

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Liz Truss may trail Penny Mordaunt and Rishi Sunak in the Conservative leadership race, but as the “continuity candidate” to succeed Boris Johnson, she has a hard-right base to please. To that end, she has chosen to r...

The terrifying truth: Britain’s a hothouse, but one day 40C will seem cool

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There’s no getting around it, the UK’s once equitable climate is falling apart. We are now firmly on course for hothouse Britain and the signs are all around us. Just three years ago, the mercury hit 38.7C (101.7F) in...

The Uber files tell a simple truth: democracy depends on curbing mercenary tech giants

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There were taxis before there was Uber, just as there were bookshops before Amazon and friends before Facebook. A large part of innovation is new ways to deliver old ideas. Technology gives the innovator an edge by lo...

We hear Americans support gun control, but I know the truth is more complicated

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The last of Uvalde’s slaughtered children had been laid to rest for barely three weeks before the latest mass shooting to terrorise America unfolded. This time it was a suburb of Chicago, its Independence Day celebrat...

Taking on Putin through porn: how Russians are finding out the truth about Ukraine

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Six weeks into the invasion of her country, Anastasiya Baydachenko made an emotional plea. She wanted money: not for weapons, not for clothes, but for adverts. Vladimir Putin had been aggressively turning Russia’s int...

‘Truth matters’: Liz Cheney lambasts Trump-backed rival in Wyoming debate

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Down in the polls and facing losing her seat in Congress over her opposition to Donald Trump and membership of the House January 6 committee, Liz Cheney came out swinging in a Republican debate in Wyoming. “The truth ...

Blow for Trump’s Truth Social as merger company hit by grand jury subpoenas

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A ​​US federal grand jury has issued subpoenas to the board members of the company merging with Donald Trump’s social media company, Truth Social. The disclosure, made on Monday by the blank cheque company Digital Wor...

The ugly truth behind our rigged housing system – politicians live in fear of owners

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So far this year, three of my friends have celebrated buying their first flats in their early 40s, after a decade of saving for a deposit out of the leftovers from extortionate rent, while watching house prices contin...

The truth is out: Britain’s immigration system is racist, and always has been. Now let’s fix it

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The unspoken rationale underlying British immigration policy since the second world war has always been about race. A new leaked Home Office document, which was never intended to be seen by the public, spells this out...

Better Call Saul recap: season six, episode four – Kim knows the terrifying truth

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Spoiler alert: this recap is for people watching Better Call Saul season six, which airs on Netflix in the UK. Do not read on unless you have watched episodes one to four. Where is Lalo? That’s the question everyone, ...

Harsh truth: Trump’s social media app follows long line of failed ventures

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By any measure, Truth Social, Donald Trump’s social media platform, has had a rough start. Engagement is low, the initial flood of downloads of the app have withered to a trickle and the first resignations of its top ...

Two senior executives resign from Trump’s Truth Social start-up

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Two senior executives at Donald Trump’s tech start-up Truth Social have resigned, adding to considerable problems faced by the former president’s attempted takeover of conservative social media. Josh Adams and Billy B...

The Guardian view on disinformation: truth is a casualty of Russia’s war

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Vladimir Putin’s regime hunts down the truth and celebrates lies. It threatens to jail those who describe honestly what is happening in Ukraine – a war. It brazenly denies documented attacks upon civilians. It concoct...

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