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Gove confirms mandatory housebuilding targets for councils will be abolished in face of Tory rebellion – as it happened
Levelling up secretary confirms government will change levelling up bill after number of Tory MPs tabled rebel amendment

Joe Middleton (now); Andrew Sparrow and Fran Lawther (earlier)

05, Dec, 2022 @8:28 PM

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The Tories’ bungled Brexit has cost us billions. It’s time to make that clear | Letters
Letters: Neil Kinnock says pointing out the harm done by Brexit is public service information, not ‘remoaning’. Plus letters from John Bailey, Pauline Caldwell and Nicolas Baby

05, Dec, 2022 @5:27 PM

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While EU regulators take on Elon Musk, Britain’s online safety bill is a beacon of mediocrity | Chris Stokel-Walker
The attempt to bring big tech to heel promised much but, three years on, pleases no one, says the journalist and author Chris Stokel-Walker

Chris Stokel-Walker

05, Dec, 2022 @3:33 PM

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Reversing Brexit now would not help UK economy, says Keir Starmer
Rejoining single market would create even more uncertainty, says Labour leader, who instead wants a ‘better Brexit’

Peter Walker Political correspondent

05, Dec, 2022 @9:08 AM

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New HMRC data raises UK hopes of end to Northern Ireland Brexit trade checks
Analysis of database tailored to EU needs shows 85% of GB exports stay in the region’s factories and shops

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

05, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Nicola Sturgeon is revealing an appalling naivety over trans rights | Observer letters
Her plan would compromise the rights of women and undermine the safeguarding of children

04, Dec, 2022 @9:08 AM

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Staff shortages see UK restaurants struggle to cope with Christmas season
Businesses are having to turn down bookings as employee numbers remain low following the pandemic and Brexit

Robyn Vinter

04, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Swati Dhingra of the Bank of England: ‘Are we going to end up deepening the recession?’
In her first interview since joining the monetary policy committee, Britain’s newest interest-rate setter warns inflation is not the biggest threat to the economy – because ‘the slowdown is here’

Richard Partington

03, Dec, 2022 @3:55 PM

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The reality of Brexit is biting hard. Poor people are suffering most – and now everyone can see it | Jonathan Freedland
We are paying £6bn more just to eat. After years of abstract debate, the human consequences of our exit become clearer by the day, says Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland

Jonathan Freedland

02, Dec, 2022 @5:50 PM

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Hundreds of Indonesian fruit pickers in UK seek diplomatic help
Exclusive: More than 200 people have approached Indonesian embassy since July to report difficulties faced

Emily Dugan

02, Dec, 2022 @10:01 AM

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Landowners condemn Tory government for ‘stifling’ rural businesses
Criticism of past 12 years comes as minister admits fresh delay to post-Brexit farm payment schemes

Helena Horton Environment reporter

01, Dec, 2022 @3:08 PM

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British foreign policy is in flux – we need more than Sunak’s pragmatic blandness | Martin Kettle
The country is not a superpower, its strategic future lies in Europe, its reputation is in tatters. Does the PM get this?, asks Guardian columnist Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

01, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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