Politics past

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‘Stop the boats’ does echo the language of the 30s – but those words were English | Kenan Malik
Gary Lineker need not have referred to Nazis – similar policies applied in Britain too

Kenan Malik

19, Mar, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Letter: Lady Boothroyd as OU chancellor
Gina Bridgeland writes: Betty Boothroyd brought humour and natural authority to bear as chancellor of the Open University

Gina Bridgeland

07, Mar, 2023 @7:53 PM

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Lord Pendry obituary
Busy and diligent Labour MP disappointed in his hopes of becoming sports minister under Tony Blair

Julia Langdon

03, Mar, 2023 @4:07 PM

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In a tough era for women, Betty Boothroyd smashed parliament’s glass ceiling | Margaret Hodge, Rachel Reeves and Harriet Harman
A traditionalist and a fierce upholder of standards, the former speaker of the House of Commons changed the job for ever. Former colleagues pay tribute

Margaret Hodge, Rachel Reeves and Harriet Harman

27, Feb, 2023 @3:33 PM

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Lady Boothroyd obituary
First female speaker of the Commons known for her brisk, good-humoured style, and as a shrewd political tactician

Julia Langdon

27, Feb, 2023 @12:54 PM

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Hans Modrow obituary
Last communist prime minister of East Germany whose proposals for a slow process of reunification were pushed aside

Bruni de la Motte

12, Feb, 2023 @5:14 PM

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Janet Anderson obituary
Labour minister whose campaign skills forced government action on a range of life-saving social changes in the law

Julia Langdon

12, Feb, 2023 @12:48 PM

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‘A beautiful outpouring of rage’: did Britain’s biggest ever protest change the world?
In February 2003, 1.5 million people protested in London against the looming conflict. They didn’t stop the war… but their legacy still looms large

Tim Adams

11, Feb, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Tom Nairn obituary
Scottish political theorist at the heart of the ‘new left’ in the 60s who argued prolifically and fluently for the break-up of Britain

Brian Wilson

10, Feb, 2023 @5:32 PM

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Paul Johnson obituary
Prolific journalist and historian who shifted allegiance from the left of Labour to become an ardent Thatcher supporter

Geoffrey Wheatcroft

13, Jan, 2023 @5:56 PM

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Alice Mahon obituary
Uncompromising Labour MP who spoke with the authentic voice of the people she was elected to represent

Julia Langdon

11, Jan, 2023 @8:43 PM

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The two sides of John Stonehouse were revealed in a Bangladesh mission | Letters
Letters: Michael Meadowcroft recounts details of a trip with the MP to investigate crimes by the Pakistan army in 1972. Plus a letter from Rob Clements

11, Jan, 2023 @6:01 PM

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