Politics

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Tony Abbott: an odd UK trade champion but feted by the British right
Former Australian PM is well connected with the Tory party and centre-right thinktanks

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

26, Aug, 2020 @2:09 PM

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Boris Johnson blames 'mutant algorithm' for exams fiasco
Union accuses PM of ‘shrugging away disaster’ after Johnson says problems have been ‘sorted out’

Heather Stewart

26, Aug, 2020 @1:21 PM

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Racism endemic at DfID, staff claim
Report says racism is endemic in UK aid department’s HQ and network of offices abroad

Rajeev Syal and Jim Waterson

26, Aug, 2020 @12:06 PM

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Education secretary defends school face masks U-turn after Tory backlash
Government told to ‘get a grip’ after Gavin Williamson’s latest policy reversal

Simon Murphy Political correspondent

26, Aug, 2020 @9:06 AM

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Scrap fines for school non-attendance in England, say psychiatrists
Experts say threat could lead to anxious pupils returning to class before they are ready

Sarah Marsh

25, Aug, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Ellwood aims fire at No 10 over tank plan: 'I see no defence strategy'
Tory chair of defence committee responds to leaks Challenger 2 to be scrapped

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

25, Aug, 2020 @6:01 PM

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Top Scottish civil servant: my choice to include ex-ministers in anti-harassment policy
James Hynd says policy was drafted to close ‘gaps’ rather than as response to Salmond misconduct rumours

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

25, Aug, 2020 @5:01 PM

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Boris Johnson will quit in six months, Dominic Cummings' father-in-law reportedly says
Claim, denied by PM and Downing Street, apparently delivered by Humphry Wakefield to a visitor

Simon Murphy Political correspondent

25, Aug, 2020 @4:34 PM

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Justine Greening: exams crisis could be Boris Johnson's Black Wednesday
Former education secretary says debacle could kill PM’s claim to be ‘levelling up’ Britain

Jessica Elgot

25, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Headteachers launch stinging criticism of education secretary
England’s school leaders accuse government of failing to listen during coronavirus crisis

Sally Weale

24, Aug, 2020 @9:30 PM

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Hidden meaning in holiday reading? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Boris Johnson | Exams chaos | Proper jobs | Passports | Second cities

Letters

24, Aug, 2020 @4:57 PM

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Labour launches study of possible reforms to UN institutions
Process will look at structure of security council, role of general assembly and WHO’s powers

Patrick Wintour, Diplomatic editor

24, Aug, 2020 @2:33 PM

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