Dominic Raab

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Tory contempt for the arts means we face a second dark age | Stewart Lee
Proposed cuts to English lit courses are symptomatic of the Conservatives’ ignorance of culture and disregard for ordinary people’s access to it

Stewart Lee

03, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Opera director condemns Raab’s sneers at Angela Rayner’s visit to Glyndebourne
John Berry says ‘champagne socialism’ criticism of Labour’s deputy leader by Tory minister is ‘sad and embarrassing’

Dalya Alberge

02, Jul, 2022 @1:44 PM

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Dominic Raab’s opera jibe hits a bum note | Brief letters
Brief letters: Class snobbery | Duke of Edinburgh walkers | Failing the balance test | One of ‘the girls’


01, Jul, 2022 @4:43 PM

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Why on earth shouldn’t Angela Rayner go to the opera? | Martin Kettle
Dominic Raab’s attack on the Labour frontbencher’s attendance at Glyndebourne says more about our class-ridden approach to culture than it does about her

Martin Kettle

30, Jun, 2022 @1:32 PM

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Rayner outwits a condescending Raab in a bloodless PMQs pantomime
The Convict had escaped, so the Tory and Labour deputies ran through the motions in a knockabout that was pure ritual

John Crace

29, Jun, 2022 @4:58 PM

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No 10 staff will be able to give evidence confidentially to inquiry into whether PM lied over Partygate – as it happened
Commons privileges committee will start taking oral evidence in autumn into whether Boris Johnson misled MPs

Andrew Sparrow

29, Jun, 2022 @4:02 PM

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Dominic Raab says right to abortion does not need to be in bill of rights
Deputy PM says matter is ‘settled in UK law’ and he would not want Britain to be in same situation as US

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

29, Jun, 2022 @12:47 PM

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The Tory bill of rights is a gift to the world’s tyrants | Letters
Letters: Leaders of repressive regimes will have licence to ignore international human rights standards, warns Mike Cushman. Plus letters from Prof Julian Petley and Margaret Owen


28, Jun, 2022 @4:58 PM

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Ministers at risk of losing seats at next election, Tory MPs warn
One Conservative privately tells colleagues that antipathy to Boris Johnson is creating a perfect storm

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Dramatic fall in successful high court challenges to government policy
Exclusive: Drop prompts warnings ministers’ attacks on lawyers could be having chilling effect on judges

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

23, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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PM avoids denying he attempted to get Carrie Johnson top Foreign Office job
MPs look at whether watchdogs could investigate the claims after Boris Johnson refused to comment during PMQs

Rowena Mason and Peter Walker

22, Jun, 2022 @7:34 PM

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Shapps says RMT claim he wrecked talks ‘a total lie’ as Thursday’s rail strikes set to go ahead – as it happened
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Nadeem Badshah (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

22, Jun, 2022 @6:39 PM

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