David Blunkett

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UK Children's welfare becoming 'national emergency', health experts warn
A letter to the Observer calls for an urgent review of the long-term impact of lockdowns and school closures on a generation

Michael Savage and Sonia Sodha

16, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Why do so many home secretaries fall out with their officials?
Something about the Home Office seems to breed tension, as many of Priti Patel’s forerunners also found

Patrick Wintour

20, Nov, 2020 @6:25 PM

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Ministerial code: five who did resign over breach accusations
Boris Johnson has backed Priti Patel – but in the past there have been notable departures

Sarah Marsh

20, Nov, 2020 @3:57 PM

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Labour MPs face fresh claims of antisemitic and anti-LGBT remarks
Both Daniel Carden and Conor McGinn have rejected BuzzFeed’s reports

Nadeem Badshah

09, Nov, 2019 @2:07 PM

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It’s not his enemies but his erstwhile friends who are alarming Mr Corbyn | Andrew Rawnsley
The Labour leader’s continued ambiguity over Brexit is breeding discontent even among his most loyal supporters

Andrew Rawnsley

02, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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David Blunkett: Jeremy Corbyn should sack his top aides
The former home secretary calls on trades unions and Momentum to exert pressure on the Labour leader

Toby Helm Observer political editor

01, Jun, 2019 @8:30 PM

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Cutting tuition fees won’t help poorer students – reduce interest rates instead | David Blunkett
The government’s university funding review must think again about interest rates, says former education secretary David Blunkett

David Blunkett

18, Jan, 2019 @2:02 PM

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‘Mental anguish’ and wider problems with IPP sentences | Letters
Letters: Nicolas Sanderson, who was involved in the creation of the sentence, corrects a common mistake. Mark Day says the government should eradicate this stain on our justice system


11, Jan, 2019 @4:50 PM

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The Guardian view on outsourcing torture: a shaming story | Editorial
Editorial: The committee chaired by Dominic Grieve, the former attorney general, met with evasion and obstruction but has established that the UK security services pretended not to know of the US use of torture


01, Jul, 2018 @5:20 PM

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Criticism mounts over UK's post-9/11 role in torture and rendition
ISC chair Dominic Grieve says the actions of former ministers and spy chiefs were ‘inexcusable’

Ian Cobain and Ewen MacAskill

28, Jun, 2018 @6:37 PM

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Assange, Farage, Cummings – isn’t it too soon for the Cumberbatch treatment? | Martha Gill
These days no time has to pass before a political event becomes a docudrama featuring those cheekbones, says the freelance political journalist Martha Gill

Martha Gill

18, May, 2018 @8:28 AM

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'Passion, determination and simple human decency': tributes pour in for Tessa Jowell
Tony Blair and Theresa May lead tributes from politicians and public figures to Tessa Jowell, who died on Saturday

Ben Quinn

13, May, 2018 @1:00 PM

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