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Farewell, Theresa May. Your best was far from good enough

Her shortcomings are many and failures in office self-evident. Her successor is likely to be worse – but she deserves no pity Gary Younge On Wednesday, in her last major speech, Theresa May lamented a growing culture of absolutism in politics. Introspection was never her strong suit, and this speech to the Chatham House thinktank was no exception. In a scarcely veiled ...

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Trump and the Squad both want the same thing – and Pelosi is in the way

They both want to make the progressive women the face of the Democratic party – to push the party further to the left – but Pelosi disagrees Geoffrey Kabaservice American politics makes some extremely odd bedfellows. That’s worth keeping in mind when trying to understand why Donald Trump Twitter-trolled four progressive, first-term congresswomen of color – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New ...

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Donald Trump has made it clear: the only ‘real Americans’ are white and Christian

In a recent tirade from his bully pulpit on Twitter, Trump revealed who he thinks belongs in the United States – and who doesn’t Theodore R Johnson On Sunday morning, while journalists and talk show pundits were busy discussing visits to two migrant detention centers by Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Lindsay Graham, Donald Trump sought to change the subject by ...

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Where are the politicians with principles they would stand down for?

Over Brexit and antisemitism, Labour and Tory MPs are confronted with character-defining moral questions Andrew Rawnsley In her swansong appearances at the dispatch box, Theresa May is endeavouring to get in touch with her funny side. She recently tried mocking Jeremy Corbyn by quoting Groucho Marx. “Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.” I ...

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Narcissists and cliques control the main parties and threaten democracy

Labour and the Tories have been taken over by activists who seem to care little for the voters Nick Cohen Party democracy is the enemy of representative democracy. Party democracy stops MPs speaking out against racism and warning of the perils facing their country. Party democracy makes politicians put their members ahead of their constituents. Party democracy makes them flatter ...

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