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Len McCluskey: Remainers need to calm down and back Corbyn

Labour has voted against Theresa May’s disastrous mishandling of the Brexit negotiations every step of the way. We all know that Brexit is a divisive and emotive iss...

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What On the Basis of Sex gets right – and wrong – about internet hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg

You could play a round of cliché bingo to the biopic, but there is a dark side to lionising the US supreme court justice. There aren’t many 85-year-old women who c...

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Northern Ireland must come first, no matter what else is in the Brexit deal

The importance of maintaining the status quo in Northern Ireland isn't an afterthought but a necessity, says Dave Prentis. In a matter of weeks, the United Kingdo...

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Gloria De Piero is wrong: there’s nothing socialist about opposing free movement

If it was indeed socialist to stop people from choosing to move where they want, to work, live, study or retire, then East Germany was an exemplar of socialism in practice...

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After a political crisis, Trump’s national emergency plan creates a constitutional one

The self-described master of the art of the deal is a very sore loser. It’s no wonder that President Donald Trump, the self-described master of the art of the deal,...

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The UK is paralysed over Brexit because there are no good options

In the absence of a time machine, MPs are left to rue the unpalatable choices that flow from a reckless referendum.  Until the UK embarked on Brexit, no major countr...

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What does arch-neocon Elliott Abrams have in common with Paul Manafort? Lots, actually

In a committee hearing, congresswoman Ilhan Omar grilled Abrams, now US envoy to Venezuela, over his role in the Iran-Contra affair. Representative Ilhan Omar demons...

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The one fur cent: inside the lives of the world’s richest furries

Hidden behind the animal masks are surgeons, traders and some of society’s highest earners.  Max is a 23-year-old software developer who grew up in Ohio but now liv...

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Theresa May has been defeated over Brexit, yet again. So what’s the way out of the Brexit crisis?

Just 42 days to go, everyone. Theresa May has been defeated over Brexit in the House of Commons. (Again.) It underlines the major problem with any resolution to the B...

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The BBC should treat abortion as a healthcare procedure, not just a plot point for Call the Midwife

The BBC, rightly, has links on its website to advice from organisations like Stonewall, Mind and Beat. So why did it refuse to link to abortion advice? As the saying g...

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