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The Guardian view on local democracy: make it matter | Editorial
Editorial: Thursday’s council elections are undermined by a political system in which power and resources are hoarded by Whitehall


02, May, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Local government in England ‘hollowed out’ under Conservatives
Major report finds poorer areas worst affected by deep cuts in government funding

Peter Walker Political correspondent

01, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Child deaths by assault: will appalling brutality spur on reviews to fix a failing system?
Public policy faces crucial challenge in wake of cases of torture, neglect and killings of defenceless children in Britain

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

21, Apr, 2022 @7:46 PM

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Studying health inequalities has been my life's work. What’s about to happen in the UK is unprecedented | Michael Marmot
Poverty is literally a matter of life and death for those on the margins, and the government has so far failed to step in, says Michael Marmot, director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity

Michael Marmot

08, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Rishi Sunak’s politics: profits above wages | Editorial
Editorial: The chancellor has revived the Thatcherite ploy that successfully blamed the inflation caused by oil shocks in the 1970s on high public spending


10, Mar, 2022 @7:04 PM

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The Guardian view on libraries: bring back borrowers | Editorial
Editorial: Loans fell dramatically during the pandemic, while website visits rose. If the service is to survive further cuts, it needs users


17, Feb, 2022 @6:30 PM

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Free market, tax-cutting economics will not ease the UK’s cost of living squeeze | Richard Partington
Reaching for the tax-cutting playbook won’t solve Britain’s problems – the current crisis was a decade in the making before Covid

Richard Partington

09, Jan, 2022 @1:38 PM

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If deploying the army to hospitals isn't proof of an overwhelmed NHS, what is? | Polly Toynbee
The service was already collapsing long before the arrival of Covid, and there is little sign of it receiving funding it needs, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

07, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Stephen Port scandal is another betrayal of public trust. The UK deserves better policing | Dal Babu
Failings such as those identified in the Stephen Port inquest stem from a culture in need of reform, says former chief superintendent Dal Babu

Dal Babu

10, Dec, 2021 @1:47 PM

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The urinary leash: how the death of public toilets traps and trammels us all
Britain has lost an estimated 50% of its public toilets in the past 10 years. This is a problem for everyone, and for some it is so acute that they are either dehydrating before going out or not leaving home at all

Emine Saner

01, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Rail cuts are another sign of the Treasury’s bias against the north of England | James Meadway
The transport shakeup is chancellor Rishi Sunak’s latest weapon in the Treasury’s war with No 10, says James Meadway of the Progressive Economy Forum

James Meadway

19, Nov, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Skip to the loo? Easier said than done as Britain loses hundreds of public toilets
Cash-strapped councils have closed a fifth of conveniences, leaving some people with no choice but to stay close to home

Chaminda Jayanetti

14, Nov, 2021 @10:15 AM

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