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Shamima Begum: Dutch husband wants to take teenager to Netherlands

Detained Isis fighter Yago Riedijk says it was her own choice to marry him aged 15 The Dutch husband of Shamima Begum, the teenager who fled the UK to join Isis, has said he wants to return to the Netherlands with his wife and newborn son. Speaking to the BBC, Yago Riedijk, 27, said he […]

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Crude, racist textbooks have no place in todays education system | David Lammy

Dont teach children that Caribbean fathers are largely absent, teach them about slavery and exploitation, says Labour MP David Lammy I remember sitting in geography in my Peterborough classroom in the 1980s, cringing and feeling embarrassed whenever we were shown images of Africans in mud huts, or another depiction of what might have been referred […]

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Theresa May’s domestic vulnerability leaves Brexit talks on knife-edge

Plan to strike backstop deal falls through with PM facing possible cabinet revolt at home The Brexit negotiations are on a knife-edge as Theresa Mays domestic vulnerability over the Irish border threatens to kill off hopes of an October deal, with the Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, forced to make a backstop solution for avoiding a […]

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Brexit is lost in toxic masculinity. No wonder women are turning against it | Catherine Bennett

Bare-chested displays of wartime bravado are unlikely to win the day in the event of a second referendum Nate, recently introduced at the Edinburgh festival, is the thick, swaggering, toxically masculine alter-ego of a brilliant US comedian, Palamidess show transfers to London, this autumn. Meanwhile, for those who cant get to the real thing, theres […]

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Boris Johnson and Marina Wheeler announce divorce

Former foreign secretary and senior lawyer make statement after reports he was unfaithful Boris Johnson and his wife, Marina Wheeler, have announced that they are in the process of a divorce after separating some time ago. The former foreign secretary and the senior lawyer, both 54, have been married for 25 years. They made the […]

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Thomas Cook sued over illness at Egyptian hotel before couple died

Tour operator ordered to pay 26,000 compensation to family taken ill at same resort Thomas Cook has been ordered to pay 26,000 in compensation and costs to a family struck down with a gastric illness at the hotel in Egypt where a British couple were staying when they died suddenly last week. Newport county court […]

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‘Chequers plan is dead,’ says MP, who reported rejection by Barnier

EU negotiator was clear Mays proposal was unacceptable, says MP Stephen Kinnock Theresa Mays Brexit plan was left mired in uncertainty after reports that the EUs chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, told British MPs that les propositions sont mortes in a Brussels meeting. The Labour MP Stephen Kinnock revealed that in talks this week Barnier had […]

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Instagram influencers show how ads have changed. We need to catch up | Suzanne Moore

If its hard to decide what constitutes an ad now, its because YouTube vloggers and the Kardashians changed the rules, says the Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore When is an ad not an ad? When it works so well you dont actually know that it is one? As in so many areas of life, regulators are […]

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Trump diplomat lobbied UK over Tommy Robinson report

Sam Brownback allegedly raised concerns about the jailing of the far-right activist A diplomat representing Donald Trump lobbied the UK on behalf of the jailed far-right activist known as Tommy Robinson and threatened to publicly criticise its handling of the case, it has been reported. Sam Brownback, the US ambassador for international religious freedom, is […]

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Swedish student’s plane protest stops man’s deportation ‘to hell’

Elin Ersson refused to sit down on Gothenburg flight until man being sent to Afghanistan was removed A lone student activist on board a plane at Gothenburg airport has prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker from Sweden by refusing to sit down until the man was removed from the flight. Her successful protest, […]

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