Guardian Opinion
03/24/2017 at 18:37. Facebook
There is a streak of sabotage in Brexit that must not be allowed to contaminate the coming negotiations

It is poignant and appropriate that Theresa May is missing Saturday’s meeting of European leaders marking the 60th anniversary of the treaty of Rome. The UK was not among the six founder nations…

The Guardian view on the treaty of Rome: respect the EU’s founding values | Editorial

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03/24/2017 at 18:37. Facebook
Applause for Arlene Foster at the republican leader’s requiem sent an important message to Northern Ireland and a wider lesson to Britain

The woman walks into the church and up the aisle, her head bowed, almost as if she does not wish her arrival to be noticed. Her uncertainty is understandable,…

The Guardian view on the funeral of Martin McGuinness: enlarging the definition of ‘us’ | Editorial

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03/24/2017 at 16:38. Facebook
He talks about ‘respect’, but the far-right blowhard’s response to the Westminster attack has been tall tales he can only get away with on US TV

During their jolly to Washington for Trump’s inauguration, Nigel Farage and Brexit financier Arron Banks staged the most solemn of pilgrimages to…

Here are Nigel Farage’s British values: rubbishing London for money on Fox News | Marina Hyde

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Guardian Opinion
03/24/2017 at 16:38. Facebook
The Russian government has spent years consolidating its control of the media. Now it sees reporters as public servants first and journalists second – if at all

Vladimir Putin perfectly understood the power of the media that helped propel his famously unpopular predecessor Boris Yeltsin into power…

In Putin’s Russia, the hollowed-out media mirrors the state | Alexey Kovalev

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Guardian Opinion
03/24/2017 at 16:02. Facebook
In the face of terrorism, we need clear-eyed analysis. Isis is not the IRA, and the capital is safer than at any point in the last century, despite what some may say

Westminster has seen all this before. On 17 June 1974, the IRA exploded a bomb at the Houses of Parliament. A fierce fire broke out,…

The Westminster attack was not new. London has faced far worse | Frank Foley

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03/24/2017 at 13:27. Facebook
The judges who rated Norway as better even than Denmark must have visited on a Saturday night. It’s the only time we break our ‘law of Jante’

It’s always strange to live in a country that is listed as being one of the very best. When you have everything outwardly, it can make you look inwards.…

For us repressed, awkward Norwegians, happiness is a weekend thing | Daniel Simonsen

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03/24/2017 at 13:27. Facebook
As Dylan confesses that the Welsh rockers are one of his favourites acts of modern times, our panel come clean with their guilty pleasures

Related: Bob Dylan reveals an unsuspected love for Stereophonics Continue reading...

Dylan loves Stereophonics: music critics reveal their uncool favourites | Caroline Sullivan, Alexis Petridis, Tom Usher, Tshepo Mokoena and Michael Hann

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Guardian Opinion
03/24/2017 at 12:39. Facebook
Integration is presented as an obligation for others, mainly Muslims. No wonder many parents choose not to send their children to ethnically mixed schools

In the wake of Wednesday’s horrific terrorist attack, the prevailing sentiment is that we defeat such hatred by emphasising our unity. It is a…

Segregated schools persist because parents maintain the divide | Lola Okolosie

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Guardian Opinion
03/24/2017 at 12:39. Facebook
The Time interview provides unusual insight into the principles and deep structure of Trumpspeak, the political discourse distorting our democracy

President’s Trump elastic connection to reality was richly on display in his interview with Time Magazine, published Thursday. Much of what the…

Donald Trump's dizzying Time magazine interview was 'Trumpspeak' on display | Douglas Lawrence

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03/24/2017 at 12:39. Facebook
On the 60th anniversary of the treaty of Rome, and faced with an explosion of Eurosceptic nationalism, the EU stands at a crossroads. Radical reform is needed

Tomorrow, EU leaders past and present will gather in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the treaty of Rome, which established the…

Those who believe in a united Europe must stand up and be counted | Guy Verhofstadt

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Guardian Opinion
03/24/2017 at 10:41. Facebook
Wednesday’s assault was a crime. The last thing we needed was our politicians and media hysterically exaggerating it

On Wednesday afternoon a car went on to the pavement on Westminster bridge and killed three passers-by. A man leapt out and stabbed a policeman. He was shot. No one knew who he was,…

The over-hyped coverage of the Westminster attack will only encourage others | Simon Jenkins

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Guardian Opinion
03/24/2017 at 09:30. Facebook
The trend towards the easily accessible, low-cost methods seen in London, Nice and Berlin makes preventing attacks ever more difficult

On Wednesday, the wave of terror attacks witnessed in Europe and elsewhere struck at the heart of London. The attacker has now been identified as Khalid Masood,…

The Westminster attack shows the new challenges facing UK counter-terrorism | Emily Winterbotham

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03/24/2017 at 09:16. Facebook
After years of bickering between me and my mum, it was an argument about a school trip that broke us. That’s when I wrote her

My coming-out letter was a lined sheet of A4 paper, covered in scrawls of turquoise gel pen. Addressed to “Ma”, I don’t remember writing it, but I do remember feeling sick…

A moment that changed me: my coming out letter to my mum | Sophie Wilkinson

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03/24/2017 at 07:02. Facebook
The growing demand that single parents and divorcees fend for themselves is simply unrealistic

Most women are only one man away from a welfare cheque. Gloria Steinem’s famous warning may sound now like a tinny echo from history, a throwback to distant days when wives rarely worked or, if they did,…

End state support for women - but end inequality first | Gaby Hinsliff

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03/24/2017 at 06:38. Facebook
At the Raccoons of the Resistance Self Care Workshop: Are you saying drinking a nice glass of pinot grigio is a valid instrument of social and economic change?

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Raccoons of the Resistance: you can't dismantle capitalism if you have a headache | First Dog on the Moon

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03/24/2017 at 06:38. Facebook
From stepmums to school nurses, there are many women who deserve your £3.99 hyacinths this weekend, not just the one who brought you into being

The woman who tucks in your label on the bus; the woman who packs up the leftovers for your lunch the next day; the woman who knits you a hat for winter;…

We all have non-biological mums. This Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate them too | Nell Frizzell

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03/24/2017 at 06:38. Facebook
This biannual guilt trip perpetuates Band Aid stereotypes. Can we finally look at the issues behind the problems, and inspire anger as well as donations?

Raucous comedy, flamboyant red noses, celebrity endorsement and a plethora of ways to get involved from bake sales to triathlons: the Comic…

Africa deserves better from Comic Relief | David Lammy

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Guardian Opinion
03/24/2017 at 06:10. Facebook
Alt-right populists such as Arron Banks, Katie Hopkins and Nigel Farage point to terrorist attacks as a sign of social meltdown. They couldn’t be more wrong

As proved by Paris, Berlin, Brussels, and now Westminster, it is increasingly as much a part of the awful theatre of terrorism as the acts…

Don’t heed the hysterical voices of ‘patriotism’. Britain isn’t broken | John Harris

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Irkutsk struggles with poverty and the authorities do little to help. But I found a puzzling disconnect

Life for many Russians has become harder since 2014, and yet Vladimir Putin, who has effectively been in charge of the country for 17 years, has approval ratings that have not dipped below 80%…

In the broken-down heart of Siberia, Putin is still Russia’s ‘good tsar’ | Shaun Walker

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