Nicky Morgan

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Twelve culture secretaries in 13 years: what does that say about the Tories’ attitude to the arts?
From Jeremy Hunt to Nadine Dorries and the rest, recent incumbents have overseen a massive reduction in funding, and steadily downgraded the place of the arts in national life

Rachel Cooke

09, Jul, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Online safety bill needs tougher rules on misogyny, say peers
Nicky Morgan and other Tory peers plan amendment to boost Ofcom’s powers to penalise social media firms

Tobi Thomas

04, Feb, 2023 @1:29 PM

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Government ‘must not politicise Covid memorial plans’
Ministers warned not to put political spin on plans to commemorate UK’s experience of pandemic

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

20, Nov, 2022 @3:40 PM

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Role call: the former ministers who found private sector jobs
The Greensill affair shows how some of David Cameron’s appointees have been among the most enthusiastic corporate jobseekers. Here’s the list...

Rob Davies and Georgina Quach

16, Apr, 2021 @3:15 PM

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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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Ofcom to be given role of policing online platforms
Government intends to present legislation despite concerns it could lead to censorship

Kevin Rawlinson

11, Feb, 2020 @11:21 PM

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At the National, the past really is a foreign place
Lucy Kirkwood’s The Welkin isn’t quite speaking everyone’s language

Richard Brooks

09, Feb, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The Observer view on the BBC: a force for good | Observer editorial
The case for public service broadcasting is as strong as ever – but Boris Johnson wants to undermine this cherished British institution

Observer editorial

09, Feb, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The BBC is a precious national asset that we must protect | Letters
Letters: Readers and campaigners respond to the news that the government is considering decriminalising non-payment of the licence fee


07, Feb, 2020 @5:35 PM

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Peer pressure: exhausted Lady Nicky lets flunkeys take the strain | John Crace
Baroness Morgan of Cotes clearly needed a duvet day after Wednesday’s hectic 45 minutes

John Crace

06, Feb, 2020 @3:30 PM

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Baroness Morgan of Turncotes brings her disingenuity to BBC debate | John Crace
Culture secretary has figured out that to succeed all she has to do is be tirelessly loyal to Boris Johnson, if not to herself

John Crace

05, Feb, 2020 @7:56 PM

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The Guardian view on the BBC: well worth paying for | Editorial
Editorial: National treasures don’t come cheap, so let’s get real


05, Feb, 2020 @6:56 PM

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