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Sturgeon is being forced to play the long game on a second referendum | Martin Kettle
UK ministers’ inactivity has turned the Scottish independence debate into a constitutional chess match, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

02, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Boris Johnson says people should not cancel Christmas parties over Omicron – as it happened
PM says government does not want people to cancel events such as Christmas parties and nativity plays

Andrew Sparrow

30, Nov, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Sajid Javid implies new restrictions will be abandoned if Omicron no more dangerous than Delta – as it happened
Health secretary says: ‘If this variant is no more dangerous than Delta, then we won’t keep measures in place for a day longer than necessary’

Andrew Sparrow

29, Nov, 2021 @6:13 PM

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Scottish child payment to double to £20 from April, says Sturgeon
First minister calls policy ‘the most ambitious anti-poverty measure anywhere in the UK’

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

29, Nov, 2021 @4:10 PM

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‘We are sick of double speak’: French government intensifies attack on Johnson over Channel tragedy – as it happened
Macron slams Boris Johnson for trying to negotiate with him via Twitter as it cancels talks with UK officials over Channel crossings

Andrew Sparrow

26, Nov, 2021 @5:31 PM

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Scotland’s bottle and can return scheme in ‘shambolic’ mess
Legislation for compulsory scheme was passed by Holyrood in 2019 but there is no longer launch date, say ministers

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

17, Nov, 2021 @5:27 PM

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Tipsy at 30,000ft? It’s the British way
Whatever the sobriety or otherwise of the three MPs in the news last week, a tipple or two at high altitude is a national institution

Ed Cumming

14, Nov, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Minister accuses three MPs of drunken conduct on armed forces Gibraltar trip
Ben Wallace says opposition MPs disrespected military, but SNP says he is trying to divert attention from sleaze allegations

Damien Gayle

11, Nov, 2021 @7:26 PM

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No 10 accused of failing to act against states accused of NSO spyware abuses
Group of 10 MPs and peers say Boris Johnson’s government has prioritised trade over national security

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

11, Nov, 2021 @6:14 PM

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Standards watchdog calls for rapid action to limit MPs’ time on second jobs – as it happened
Former MI5 chief now leading Committee on Standards in Public Life says existing proposals mean there is no need for lengthy inquiry

Andrew Sparrow

11, Nov, 2021 @5:03 PM

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UK politics: Johnson absent from sleaze debate as Starmer says he has given ‘green light to corruption’ – as it happened
Latest updates: MPs debate standards after Owen Paterson vote after prime minister does not rule out peerage for former MP

Andrew Sparrow

08, Nov, 2021 @6:59 PM

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Revealed: Scottish anti-independence donation may have breached rules
Centre for Economic Education and Training faces possible sanctions from Electoral Commission after £46,000 donation

Niamh McIntyre and Severin Carrell

08, Nov, 2021 @1:18 PM

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