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Grenfell anniversary: Westminster Abbey bell tolls 72 times for victims

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Westminster Abbey’s bell tolled 72 times for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire as survivors and bereaved relatives began a day of remembrance five years on from the disaster and demanded that the authorities fina...

The Social Distance Between Us by Darren McGarvey review – it’s a long, long way from Westminster

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A hundred pages into The Social Distance Between Us, the Scottish writer, broadcaster and rapper Darren McGarvey describes the time he spent in Aberdeen while he was filming a series for the BBC. The city, he muses, m...

How to stop the sleazy rot in Westminster? Send in the mums

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“You are all the same”. In the time I have been an MP the stench of sleaze has soaked into the reputation of us all, as scandal after scandal chips away at what little trust is left in public life. As parliament conte...

XR protesters shut down central London bridges including Westminster

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Several central London bridges, including Waterloo, Blackfriars and Westminster, have been shut down by protesting Extinction Rebellion activists. The group has carried out a series of protests this week demanding an ...

Man on Westminster hunger strike fighting for MPs to get climate briefing

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A man has said he is willing to starve himself to death if the energy minister, Greg Hands, does not offer all MPs the same climate crisis briefing that Boris Johnson has described as his “road to Damascus moment”. Fo...

Westminster Kennel Club postpones dog show amid Covid-19 surge

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The Westminster Kennel Club’s annual dog show has become the latest event to be postponed or canceled in New York as the number of coronavirus cases surges. The club’s board of governors announced Wednesday it was po...

Johnson accused of corruption as he tears up system to fight Westminster sleaze

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Boris Johnson tore up the independent system for combating sleaze in parliament on Wednesday as he threw the government’s weight behind protecting a Conservative MP who was found to have repeatedly breached lobbying r...

Mark Drakeford attacks Westminster ‘failure’ over fuel crisis

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The Welsh first minister has launched a strong attack on the UK government, claiming that a combination of ideology, incompetence and malevolence had resulted in the fuel crisis and is leaving the most vulnerable peop...

Westminster Tories are driving support for the SNP in Scotland

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Your editorial (The Guardian view on the SNP: deliver on public services, not just a referendum, 13 September) makes some salient points about the track record of the SNP in Scotland, but you also throw in a few red h...

Westminster murder victims named as police search for suspect

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Police have released the names of a man and a woman who were killed in separate locations in Lisson Grove area of north-west London last week. Scotland Yard identified them as Clinton Ashmore, 59, and Sharon Pickles, ...

Westminster watchdog calls for urgent reform after Greensill scandal

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A former Conservative cabinet minister who vets new jobs of ministers and mandarins has called for urgent reform over “anomalies” that allowed conflicts of interest in Westminster and Whitehall. Lord Pickles, the chai...

Westminster neglected the union for decades. No wonder it’s crumbling

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Three weeks from now, if opinion polls are correct, the Scottish National party will win another term as Scotland’s government. It will do so armed with a mandate to hold a referendum on independence. Elections, of co...

Westminster would not block IndyRef2 if Holyrood in favour, says Sturgeon

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The UK government accepts that if there is a majority for independence in May’s Holyrood elections it cannot continue to stand in the way of a second independence referendum, Nicola Sturgeon has suggested. Speaking to...

Westminster warned as poll shows record backing for Welsh independence

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A poll suggesting that backing for independence among Welsh citizens is at a record high should serve as a warning for the UK government and prompt it to work harder at its relationship with the devolved nations, supp...