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06/25/2017 at 09:05. Facebook
God does not want us to leave the EU, and so He has forced the sword arm of His most loyal and loyalist handmaiden

Brexit promises evaporate. The hot, wet lie-farts of the liar Boris Johnson, trapped in the glamping yurt of his trousers since last year’s referendum, are now contained no more.…
Guardian Opinion 06/25/2017

Only that woman from the DUP can save us from Brexit now | Stewart Lee

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Sean Pearson
Amanda Lothian
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06/25/2017 at 06:12. Facebook
Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market ought to be blocked by monopoly regulators, but as long as they keep delivering the goods no one seems to mind

The news that Amazon had acquired Whole Foods Market for $13.7bn sent shivers down the spine of every retailer in America. Shares in Walmart…
Guardian Opinion 06/25/2017

Tech giants face no contest when it comes to competition law | John Naughton

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06/24/2017 at 23:17. Facebook
Last week’s defeat in a high-profile congressional contest sparked a tough fight over the heart of the Democratic party. Heather Cox Richardson, Jean Hannah Edelstein and Michael Cohen look at what the future might hold

America is in the middle of a major political realignment. While the focus is…
Guardian Opinion 06/24/2017

Civil war is raging inside the Democratic party

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06/24/2017 at 23:17. Facebook
Chris Riddell on the start of Brexit negotiations, one year on from the referendum Continue reading...
Guardian Opinion 06/24/2017

Theresa May begins Britain's withdrawal from the EU – cartoon

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06/24/2017 at 23:11. Facebook
The prince’s comments about the hardship of his role elicit some sympathy, but his gilded cage does have a door

Do William and Harry genuinely consider themselves to be modern-day princes in the tower? By which I don’t mean detained, to be slaughtered at a later date by a wicked throne-craving…
Guardian Opinion 06/24/2017

If the princes feel trapped, at least they can escape | Barbara Ellen

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06/24/2017 at 23:11. Facebook
For years we mocked our neighbours’ ‘unstable’ governments. Now, with Brexit upon us, the joke is on this country

A cartoon in a Dutch newspaper depicts Mrs May whacking herself over the head with a mallet. Another Dutch publication has the prime minister entering the Brexit negotiations with her…
Guardian Opinion 06/24/2017

That jeering sound you can hear is Europe laughing at Britain | Andrew Rawnsley

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06/24/2017 at 23:10. Facebook
One of our great actors has announced his retirement at the age of 60 after the completion of his next film

When I was a stage-struck kid I was lucky enough to see the three great British theatrical knights of the mid-20th century on stage: John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson.

I…
Guardian Opinion 06/24/2017

Daniel Day-Lewis has a rare talent. He shouldn’t walk away now | Michael Goldfarb

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06/24/2017 at 23:10. Facebook
Those who claim the Lib-Dem veteran is too old to lead his party remind us that ageism is still a respectable prejudice

After Vince Cable announced his Lib Dem candidacy, mathematicians were quick, as they generally are not when younger people put themselves forward, to calculate what this would,…
Guardian Opinion 06/24/2017

Is an old fart really so much worse than a young one? | Catherine Bennett

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06/24/2017 at 23:10. Facebook
For too long, politicians and businesses have taken advantage of young hopefuls. This scandal must end

Two years ago, then Labour leader Ed Miliband promised to end the scandal of unpaid internships. Yet unpaid internships in MPs’ offices are still being advertised.

Kate Osamor, MP for Edmonton,…
Guardian Opinion 06/24/2017

MPs are exploiting young people like me through unpaid internships | Meg Kneafsey

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06/24/2017 at 23:10. Facebook
The author and community leader recalls both frustrations and miracles as he passes his residential sanctuary into new hands

As any relay-racer knows, the moment of passing on the baton is a nervous time: you don’t want to lose momentum, but neither do you want to rush and fumble. Eight years…
Guardian Opinion 06/24/2017

The pleasure and pain of leaving our woodland utopia | Tobias Jones

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06/24/2017 at 23:09. Facebook
We are a nation trapped in a cycle of self-harm. Politics may well have failed us all

Respectable opinion has always deplored slackers who give up on politics. Our word “idiot” comes from the ancient Greek idiōtēs – a citizen who took no part in the civic life of classical Athens. Aaron Sorkin…
Guardian Opinion 06/24/2017

Everywhere you see a dead end. Why protest?

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Ali Ryland
Jemma Bezant
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06/24/2017 at 23:09. Facebook
The lack of women and non-white historians at this year’s Chalke Valley festival sends out a worrying message to Britain’s young

On Friday, while most of the country was settling down to watch Radiohead perform in a field in Somerset, a row was breaking out in another field in Wiltshire. To we…
Guardian Opinion 06/24/2017

History should never be exclusively white and male | David Olusoga

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06/24/2017 at 23:09. Facebook
After Grenfell, the ambition should be to ensure that all of us are equipped to fight back against neglect

In the aftermath of the Grenfell disaster we need resistance, not rage. Please don’t misunderstand me – I’m not saying don’t be angry. Watching the videos of people stuck in the tower as it…
Guardian Opinion 06/24/2017

Action, not anger, is what Britain’s neglected council residents require | Matthew Bolton

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06/24/2017 at 23:09. Facebook
Navigating the minefield of everyday conversation without treading on toes is almost impossible. But the well-meaning man must try…

A rare carouse in a louche Glasgow wine bar one night last week was enchanted briefly by a nervous proposition. The stranger had approached me gingerly from the side…
Guardian Opinion 06/24/2017

A clumsy liberal’s guide to saying the right thing | Kevin McKenna

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06/24/2017 at 23:09. Facebook
Government must be prepared to build when private initiatives fail

As we report today, research by Shelter shows that by 2020 more than a million households are likely to find that their housing benefit doesn’t cover the rent they pay to private landlords. The consequence will be hardship,…
Guardian Opinion 06/24/2017

The Observer view on the housing crisis | Observer editorial

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06/24/2017 at 23:09. Facebook
Theresa May and the Tories have no mandate to make this momentous decision alone

Britain has had many governments, of many complexions. There have been one-party governments, coalition governments, minority governments and governments of national unity. In 1806, following the death of William Pitt…
Guardian Opinion 06/24/2017

The Observer view on forging a Brexit consensus

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06/24/2017 at 07:01. Facebook
With so much volatility in the Middle East, a quiet rapprochement is in everyone’s interest

Remember how, during the Brexit referendum campaign, voters were told that “millions of Turks” would swamp Europe and Britain if it didn’t get out? Government ministers went on TV to say Turkey’s accession…
Guardian Opinion 06/24/2017

Whisper it, but Europe and Turkey are talking again | Natalie Nougayrède

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06/24/2017 at 06:05. Facebook
The white van that collided with worshippers this week crashed in a road once known as the ‘worst’ in north London

Whadcoat Street, which hardly merits the latter word, is a strange little appendage to one of the busiest highways in north London. A cul-de-sac that strikes north from Seven Sisters…
Guardian Opinion 06/24/2017

A backstreet in Finsbury Park evokes grief, love and a long migrant history | Ian Jack

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06/23/2017 at 18:41. Facebook
Nine years after the global economy almost imploded, bankers are finally in the dock. But we are still at great risk of a banking calamity

If you had told people in the City at the height of the financial crash in 2008 that it would take almost nine years for the first top bankers to face…
Guardian Opinion 06/23/2017

Jailing Barclays bankers won’t save us from another financial crash | Joris Luyendijk

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Jos Fung-Jorgensen
Brian Blackman
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06/23/2017 at 18:36. Facebook
One year on, the certainties of the leave case are collapsing. We’re no longer shackled to that verdict

One year on, the political weather has changed and suddenly a once unthinkable question can be asked: might Brexit be stopped?

The obvious shift is in the power of a government whose animating…
Guardian Opinion 06/23/2017

Can Brexit be stopped? The answer is in our hands | Jonathan Freedland

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Jill Clay
David Ellis