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May I have a word about… the evils of rebranding | Jonathan Bouquet
Step change? Robust governance? Defra should abandon the jargon and stick to protecting the countryside

Jonathan Bouquet

23, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Garden villages fill me with despair | Letters
Why build on green fields when there are plenty of brownfield sites crying out for development?

23, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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May I have a word about… corporate swill (with added mayonnaise) | Jonathan Bouquet
Hellmann’s has been around since 1913, so do we really need the Unilever boss to tell us what it’s for?

Jonathan Bouquet

16, Jan, 2022 @10:30 AM

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My ancestors, the key workers
Delving into a family history in Birmingham reveals the value of working-class jobs, then and now

16, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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May I have a word about… the increasing misuse of ‘missing in action’ | Jonathan Bouquet
Just because someone isn’t doing their job properly doesn’t mean to say they’ve vanished and their fate is unknown

Jonathan Bouquet

09, Jan, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Real levelling-up means going local | Letters
If it is serious about reducing inequality, the government should devolve some of its powers

09, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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May I have a word about making light of our cricket defeats | Jonathan Bouquet
Michael Atherton gave disheartened England fans witty crumbs of comfort with his Ashes commentary

Jonathan Bouquet

02, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Letters: securing our food supplies is more vital than diets | Observer letters
It’s easier than ever to go vegan, but there are other ways to reduce the impact of what we eat

02, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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What questions should you ask when you hear a claim based on data? | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters
The source, the number, and the claim need to be trustworthy

David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

26, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Letters: let asylum seekers work and we all win
Farmers need labour and asylum seekers want to work: surely it’s time to lift the ban

26, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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May I have a word about… medieval lager louts | Jonathan Bouquet
My word of the week takes us back to a time of chivalry… and ribaldry

Jonathan Bouquet

19, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Exponential growth is unintuitive and can be frightening | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters
But, fortunately, it cannot continue indefinitely

David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

19, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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