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Transport secretary backs London mayor’s rule for compulsory masks on TfL
Grant Shapps says it is for individual operators to decide on masks after government removes legal requirement

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor Helen Pidd and Josh Halliday

14, Jul, 2021 @12:53 PM

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Social media racists will be banned from football matches, says Johnson
PM announces move after being accused of giving racism ‘the green light’ over stance on taking a knee

Jessica Elgot and Peter Walker

14, Jul, 2021 @12:33 PM

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Voters still unlikely to trust Labour with spending, party warned
New pressure group urges party to focus on winning back voters in towns, with emphasis on work and good jobs

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

14, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Johnson’s aid cut victory may lead to future defeat if voters turn away
Analysis: many Tory MPs worry the £4bn reduction in overseas aid will cost them wavering voters

Heather Stewart Political editor

13, Jul, 2021 @7:10 PM

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Tory MP says party must change attitude towards taking the knee
Exclusive: Steve Baker says ‘this may be a decisive moment for our party’ amid backlash over abuse of footballers

Jessica Elgot and Aubrey Allegretti

13, Jul, 2021 @7:02 PM

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Outrage aimed at No 10 as MPs back £4bn cut to foreign aid budget
Three former Tory prime ministers condemn move but government sees off revolt from within party

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

13, Jul, 2021 @6:49 PM

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End to Covid rules for England ‘leaves 3.8m vulnerable people feeling abandoned’
Charities warn that shift on 19 July to personal choice on virus precautions instilling fear in many most at risk

Natalie Grover Science correspondent

13, Jul, 2021 @6:12 PM

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MPs vote to approve £4bn foreign aid cut amid claims it could last for years – as it happened
Government wins vote by 333 to 298 – a majority of 35

Andrew Sparrow

13, Jul, 2021 @5:16 PM

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How did the Treasury avoid a Commons defeat on aid cuts
Rishi Sunak argued the cut was only temporary and set out conditions under which spending will rise

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

13, Jul, 2021 @12:01 PM

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Boris Johnson urges Covid caution amid warnings of 200 deaths a day
PM to press ahead with lifting most restrictions on 19 July, but recommends mask use in crowded spaces

Nicola Davis, Peter Walker and Denis Campbell

12, Jul, 2021 @9:46 PM

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Free speech bill gives legal protection to hate speech, says Labour
Government argues legislation is necessary in order to tackle growing intolerance in universities

Sally Weale Education correspondent

12, Jul, 2021 @9:11 PM

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From freedom to caution: a week of mixed messages on Covid reopening
Analysis: little has changed since last week’s announcement but the mood music is very different

Heather Stewart

12, Jul, 2021 @7:23 PM

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