Politics

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Collegiality was short-lived in the Commons as mindless optimism returns | John Crace
Politics became only fleetingly kinder after the death of David Amess, and the Tories were sticking to Covid Plan A: do nothing

John Crace

20, Oct, 2021 @7:56 PM

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UK Covid: Sajid Javid warns country could hit 100,000 cases per day and urges people to get jabs – as it happened
Health secretary says ‘pandemic is not over’ but confirms UK will not implement its ‘plan B’ measures just now

Kevin Rawlinson and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

20, Oct, 2021 @5:26 PM

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Why are Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak at odds over net zero plans?
Analysis: PM has a long list of spending plans but chancellor is concerned about borrowing

Phillip Inman

20, Oct, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Labour must take aim at Boris Johnson’s Brexit disaster | Letters
Letters: Readers on the consequences of leaving the EU, and the need for opposition parties to hold the government to account for its broken promises

Letters

20, Oct, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Less than a third of UK public would support a Saudi Arabia trade deal
Government data, released after pressure from Labour, shows just 27% would be in favour of such a deal as Liz Truss visits Gulf state

Heather Stewart Political editor

20, Oct, 2021 @3:21 PM

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Further Covid restrictions in England not needed ‘for now’
Business secretary denies government is being complacent as infections and deaths rise

Aubrey Allegretti and Andrew Gregory

20, Oct, 2021 @12:18 PM

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Boris ‘Bertie Booster’ Johnson serves up climate baloney for breakfast | John Crace
PM forces Bill Gates and other investors to stomach a net zero speech peppered with recycled gags

John Crace

19, Oct, 2021 @5:32 PM

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We all have a part to play in toning down rhetoric | Letters
Letters: Readers reflect on the murder of Sir David Amess, and the need for civility in political discourse inside and outside parliament

Letters

19, Oct, 2021 @5:05 PM

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A right-leaning Labour party has little to offer voters | Letters
Letters: John Hart finds the return of New Labour ideology a depressing prospect, while Keith Flett questions the purpose of the party under Keir Starmer’s leadership

Letters

19, Oct, 2021 @5:04 PM

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UK politics: net zero strategy to support 440,000 jobs by 2030, says Greg Hands – as it happened
Latest updates: energy minister Greg Hands announces proposals in House of Commons but Labour says plans lack substance

Ben Quinn (now) and Jamie Grierson (earlier)

19, Oct, 2021 @4:19 PM

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Minister defends Johnsons’ Christmas ‘childcare bubble’ with Nimco Ali
Anne-Marie Trevelyan says she has no doubt PM and his wife followed the rules during ‘really tough time’

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

19, Oct, 2021 @1:31 PM

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Compelling arguments for shorter working time | Letter
Letters: If workers are empowered to improve the jobs they do, massive strides can be made in productivity, writes Ian Waddell

Letters

19, Oct, 2021 @10:55 AM

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