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will mark sedwill be replaced as head of the civil service if a new pm wants to get ready for a no deal brexit
Will Mark Sedwill be replaced as head of the civil service if a new PM wants to get ready for a no-deal Brexit? Fascinating column from Adam Boulton

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in praise of theresa mays net zero 2050 target powerful piece by ambrose evans pritchard
In praise of Theresa May’s net-zero 2050 target: powerful piece by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
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will britain really have a debt to the eu after brexit a legal explainer from charles day
Will Britain really have a debt to the EU after Brexit? A legal explainer from Charles Day
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populism in europe 1998 vs 2018
Populism in Europe 1998 vs 2018
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for those asking heres a corrected version of the populism graph no duplication of italy and two very differen
For those asking, here’s a corrected version of the populism graph: no duplication of Italy - and two very different versions of UK depending on your views on how to categorise Brexit & the Brexit Party.
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umea in sweden is banning smoking from the town centre outdoor cafes bus stops the works smoking boxes are bei
Umea in Sweden is banning smoking from the town centre: outdoor cafes, bus stops, the works. Smoking boxes are being set up for those who feel the need. Where Umea goes...
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layla moran is the latest guest on women with balls presented by katyballs
Layla Moran is the latest guest on Women With Balls, presented by @KatyBalls
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why do we still find the crusades so fascinating jonathan sumption human heroism is a constant of every age an
Why do we still find the crusades so fascinating? Jonathan Sumption: “human heroism is a constant of every age, and the reading public will always find it compelling”
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the tory tens of thousands immigration target was made when public opinion was v different huge change in atti
The Tory “tens of thousands” immigration target was made when public opinion was v different. Huge change in attitudes since then, so easier for a new Tory leader to ditch the target now.
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mays successor is likely to have a far more positive view of immigration boris declares himself passionately p
May’s successor is likely to have a far more positive view of immigration (Boris declares himself ‘passionately pro-immigration’). This would chime with public opinion: UK stands out as being one of most pro-immigrant countries in the world.

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jeremy corbyn has just increased labour s share of the vote more than any other leader in any other election s
Jeremy Corbyn has just increased Labour's share of the vote more than any other leader in any other election since Attlee in 1945
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finally brexit explained
Finally: Brexit explained.
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funny hearing brexit blamed by companies who say they cant find staff what they mean is cant find staff at the
Funny hearing Brexit blamed by companies who say they can’t find staff. What they mean is can’t find staff at the old, low salary levels. Adjusting to our new economic circumstances means paying people more. Painful, perhaps, but long overdue.
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martin howe qc has been through the small print of mays brexit deal his verdict its not bad its atrocious here
Martin Howe QC has been through the small print of May’s Brexit deal. His verdict: it’s not bad, it’s atrocious. Here’s his list of horrors:
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as theresa may attacks jeremy corbyn for tax and spend policies is it rude to point out that she plans way mor
As Theresa May attacks Jeremy Corbyn for tax-and-spend policies, is it rude to point out that she plans way more spending and way more tax?
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british steel was asked to pay a 120m green tax to the eu under its emmissions trading scheme was this the fin
British Steel was asked to pay a £120m green tax to the EU under its emmissions trading scheme. Was this the final straw, asks Ross Clark
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after the boris ruling will george 500000 job losses osborne be next in the dock asks ross clark
After the Boris ruling, will George "500,000 job losses" Osborne be next in the dock, asks Ross Clark
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im struck by how many senior brexiteers say in private just this that eu membership is preferable to mays deal
I’m struck by how many senior Brexiteers say - in private - just this. That EU membership is preferable to May’s deal. More in my column tomorrow.
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boris was factually wrong on the 350m brexit bus line the real figure is higher says mrsteerpike
Boris was factually wrong on the £350m Brexit bus line. The real figure is higher, says @MrSteerpike
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the top 40 horrors lurking in the small print of theresa mays brexit deal
The top 40 horrors lurking in the small print of Theresa May’s Brexit deal
Total(1) => 0.34850907325745 f_f_QM(2) => 0.083066940307617 indS(2) => 0.047526121139526 indM(2) => 0.033857107162476 indM_1(2) => 0.0027480125427246 indM_2(2) => 0.00083684921264648 indM_4(2) => 0.0027632713317871 indM_5(2) => 0.0043630599975586 indM_6(2) => 0.0012288093566895 indM_7(2) => 0.0027439594268799 indM_8(2) => 0.0011117458343506 indM_9(2) => 0.0093050003051758 indM_10(2) => 0.0083680152893066 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.26360988616943 f_f_dT(20) => 0.26332211494446