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thetimes.co.uk 4 days ago
Times letters: Chinese infiltration of British politics

Times letters: Chinese infiltration of British politics

Sir, Your report (“Chinese ‘agent’ with links to MPs infiltrated parliament”, Jan 14) highlights two key concerns. It confirms that the Chinese Communist Party

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thetimes.co.uk 2 hours ago
Times letters: BBC and a future without the licence fee

Times letters: BBC and a future without the licence fee

Sir, I was puzzled by Melanie Phillips’s claim that public perceptions of the BBC’s “distorted groupthink” are widespread (“The BBC and NHS sacred cows need to

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telegraph.co.uk 2 days ago
Chinese spy’s meddling in British politics is ‘tip of the iceberg’, says Iain Duncan Smith

Chinese spy’s meddling in British politics is ‘tip of the iceberg’, says Iain Duncan Smith

Former Tory leader says that Communist regime's efforts to subvert Parliament are ‘nothing new’ and that Government must fight back harder

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scotsman.com 5 days ago

MI5 warns MPs about Chinese spy trying to corrupt British politicians in Westminster

MI5 has warned MPs about a Chinese agent it believes is covertly engaging in “political interference activities” in the UK.

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thetimes.co.uk 6 days ago
Times letters: The case for returning the Elgin Marbles

Times letters: The case for returning the Elgin Marbles

Sir, For years one of the reasons put forward for not returning the Elgin Marbles was because the Greeks had nowhere suitable to display them (leading article,

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thetimes.co.uk 8 days ago
Times letters: Conflicting versions of the ‘Brexit dividend’

Times letters: Conflicting versions of the ‘Brexit dividend’

Sir, I was surprised by James Forsyth’s article “PM has a lever to ease cost of living crisis” (Jan 7) where he says that the UK “could scrap tariffs on all im [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 10 days ago
‘I tried to call British Airways 50 times — now I want a refund’

‘I tried to call British Airways 50 times — now I want a refund’

✉ My wife and I booked a trip to Italy with British Airways. We subsequently decided to include a trip to the Tyrol, for which we hired a car separately throug [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 12 days ago
Times letters: Casual ignorance about Ireland and its history

Times letters: Casual ignorance about Ireland and its history

Sir, As the only mainland MP since 1929 to have represented a Northern Ireland party (albeit through resigning the Conservative whip and joining the Democratic

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theguardian.com 13 days ago
The cost-of-living crisis is going to upend British politics in 2022 | Aditya Chakrabortty

The cost-of-living crisis is going to upend British politics in 2022 | Aditya Chakrabortty

Rising energy bills and taxes could finally turn voters against Boris Johnson, says the Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty

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thetimes.co.uk 15 days ago
Times letters: New year knights and the honours system

Times letters: New year knights and the honours system

Sir, Tony Blair joined forces with George W Bush in a misjudged international policing act, an invasion of Iraq where there was no convincing evidence of “weap [...]

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theguardian.com 19 days ago
British Steel lost £140m in 2020 under new Chinese ownership

British Steel lost £140m in 2020 under new Chinese ownership

Company is a major employer in ‘red wall’ constituency won by Conservatives in 2019 election

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thetimes.co.uk 21 days ago
Times letters: High energy prices and the switch to net zero

Times letters: High energy prices and the switch to net zero

Sir, You argue in your editorial (“Power Up”, Dec 28) that “supply constraints would not now be biting so hard if western governments had scaled up investment

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thesun.co.uk 24 days ago

The highs, lows and the biggest office-snogging losers losers of British politics in 2021

IT was the year that proved the old saying that rules are made to be broken – especially if you are a politician.Restless MPs seemed to spend most o

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ft.com 27 days ago

Sebastian Payne writes about British politics for the FT. He was previously poli

Sebastian Payne writes about British politics for the FT. He was previously political leader writer and digital opinion editor. Before he joined the FT, he was [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 29 days ago
Times letters: Johnson, Simon Case and conduct in office

Times letters: Johnson, Simon Case and conduct in office

Sir, Matthew Parris (comment, Dec 18) cites a former Tory voter in North Shropshire as saying: “It’s the lying. We just can’t have that.” She echoes, I suspect

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standard.co.uk 33 days ago
Emma Raducanu shows best of British-Chinese community

Emma Raducanu shows best of British-Chinese community

In less than two hours in September, Emma Raducanu shot to global fame. After her tennis triumph, social media focused on her British-Chinese heritage. Raised [...]

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express.co.uk 34 days ago
‘I agree with… Jeremy Corbyn?’ Daubney slams Boris over ‘broken British politics’

‘I agree with… Jeremy Corbyn?’ Daubney slams Boris over ‘broken British politics’

A BREXITEER has skewered Boris Johnson for bringing in vaccine passports to tackle coronavirus, adding he was shocked to agree with Jeremy Corbyn.

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thetimes.co.uk 1 day ago
Times letters: Documentary evidence of the No 10 parties

Times letters: Documentary evidence of the No 10 parties

Sir, Undue weight is, perhaps deliberately, being placed on the Sue Gray inquiry. She lacks important powers: the power to compel persons to give evidence; the

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thetimes.co.uk 3 days ago
The Times view on suicide in the British army: Demob Unhappy

The Times view on suicide in the British army: Demob Unhappy

JOHN D MCHUGH/AFP/GETTY IMAGESThe statistics show a grim toll on serving or former members of the armed forcesAnthony Loyd’s article in today’s magazine makes [...]

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independent.co.uk 5 days ago
Letters: Has politics always been about the art of lying?

Letters: Has politics always been about the art of lying?

Boris Johnson has apologised to MPs for allowing the May 20 2020 drinks in No 10 to continue after admitting to being in attendance... Politics is the art of l [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 7 days ago
Times letters: Perverse verdicts and moral confusion

Times letters: Perverse verdicts and moral confusion

Sir, So-called perverse verdicts such as that in the Colston case are rare, but when they occur there are inevitably suggestions that jury trial has spun out o [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 8 days ago
Times letters: The jury system and the Colston statue case

Times letters: The jury system and the Colston statue case

Sir, Lord Garnier QC and other letter writers (Jan 8) emphasise, rightly, the importance of respect for jury verdicts and some interesting and important histor [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 11 days ago
Times letters: Edward Colston statue trial and the jury’s ‘perverse’ verdict

Times letters: Edward Colston statue trial and the jury’s ‘perverse’ verdict

Sir, Although the criminal law needs certainty it can also tolerate juries that find justice where the executive cannot see it. They have done this for centuri [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 13 days ago
The Times view on US politics: America Divided

The Times view on US politics: America Divided

Andrew Harnik/APUS Capitol police stand with guns drawn near a door barricaded against rioters on January 6 last yearJames Madison, who was to become president

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telegraph.co.uk 13 days ago
Chinese surveillance software firm trains staff at British university

Chinese surveillance software firm trains staff at British university

UWE Bristol awards degrees to trainees from Neusoft, which has been accused of developing software that targets dissidents

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thetimes.co.uk 15 days ago
Times letters: Landline telephones and the switch to digital

Times letters: Landline telephones and the switch to digital

Sir, You report that Ofcom has stated that 100 per cent of properties in the UK can normally receive enough signal to make an emergency call outside their prop

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thetimes.co.uk 18 days ago
Times letters: Sharing vaccines abroad and clarity on Covid

Times letters: Sharing vaccines abroad and clarity on Covid

Sir, Clive Dix is right that Britain needs to get serious about vaccine sharing to increase global Covid vaccination rates (Thunderer, Dec 31). But the governm [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 20 days ago
Times letters: Reforestation has to be just right for Britain

Times letters: Reforestation has to be just right for Britain

Sir, William Hague is to be applauded for his thoughtful article “Planting trees is a policy we have to get right” (Dec 27), especially his suggestion that

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thetimes.co.uk 22 days ago
Times letters: Ugly urban landscapes and beautifying Britain

Times letters: Ugly urban landscapes and beautifying Britain

Sir, Clare Foges is right to call for a government-funded remedial effort to tackle our widespread urban uglification (“Beautifying Britain can raise national

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thetimes.co.uk 26 days ago
Times letters: Personal responsibility and Covid regulations

Times letters: Personal responsibility and Covid regulations

Sir, The prime minister has urged people to test themselves before meeting relatives for Christmas (“Take test to see family at Christmas, says Johnson”, Dec 2 [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 28 days ago
Times letters: Covid messaging confusion and rule breaking

Times letters: Covid messaging confusion and rule breaking

Sir, Jacob Rees-Mogg makes the reasonable suggestion that we should make our own decisions about how best to behave to protect ourselves from the Omicron varia [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 32 days ago
Times letters: Tory response to defeat in North Shropshire

Times letters: Tory response to defeat in North Shropshire

Sir, After the spectacular swing in the North Shropshire by-election, it seems probable that a majority of Tory MPs will conclude that they are more likely to [...]

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theguardian.com 33 days ago
Editor of Chinese state tabloid Global Times retires

Editor of Chinese state tabloid Global Times retires

Hu Xijin became leading voice of strident nationalism with millions of social media followers

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thetimes.co.uk 1 day ago
Times letters: Smart motorways have run out of road

Times letters: Smart motorways have run out of road

Sir, Janice Turner makes an eloquent attack on so-called smart motorways (“Smart motorways were a tragic misjudgment”, Jan 15). One aspect not mentioned is tha

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thetimes.co.uk 5 days ago
Times letters: Upsides and downsides of losing our Marbles

Times letters: Upsides and downsides of losing our Marbles

Sir, Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill (letter, Jan 13) suggests that aesthetics should trump legal ownership in determining the fate of the Elgin Marbles. This

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thetimes.co.uk 6 days ago
The Times view on US v British English: Word Wrangles

The Times view on US v British English: Word Wrangles

Stefani Reynolds/Getty ImagesA Wordle player solves Tuesday’s puzzle. The following day’s answer — favor — upset many British playersWord games are serious bus

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thetimes.co.uk 7 days ago
The Times view on the Downing Street lockdown drinks: Party Politics

The Times view on the Downing Street lockdown drinks: Party Politics

Successive breaches of lockdown by government officials demonstrate a shameful disregard for public duty. A diminished prime minister must now give direct answ [...]

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ft.com 11 days ago

Chinese politics & policy

Neglect of mother who was turned away and had a miscarriage seen as one of several excesses of city’s Covid lockdown... Investment plan follows harsh measures [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 13 days ago
Times letters: Telling schools to turn off music lessons

Times letters: Telling schools to turn off music lessons

Sir, It is depressing to read that the head of Ofqual has suggested that specialist subjects should be suspended to focus on “core” lessons as a way of coping

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thetimes.co.uk 14 days ago
Times letters: Honours reform and rewarding real heroes

Times letters: Honours reform and rewarding real heroes

Sir, Ian Birrell is right, but he understates the case (“Give honours to real heroes, not donors and cronies”, Thunderer, Jan 4). There are many people on each

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theguardian.com 15 days ago
Here’s what a Tory donor and a lavish Liz Truss lunch in Mayfair tells us about British politics | Simon Jenkins

Here’s what a Tory donor and a lavish Liz Truss lunch in Mayfair tells us about British politics | Simon Jenkins

The latest revelations highlight the casual way powerful relationships and public funds intertwine, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

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thetimes.co.uk 19 days ago
Times letters: Staff shortages and the image of teaching

Times letters: Staff shortages and the image of teaching

Sir, The idea that we need to refashion the image of teaching to attract the brightest, (Thunderer, Dec 30) is unlikely to help alleviate the present teacher

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thetimes.co.uk 21 days ago
The Times view on the British economy in 2022: Risks to Recovery

The Times view on the British economy in 2022: Risks to Recovery

ALAMYInflation is above the Bank of England’s target of 2 per centThe pandemic sent the global economy into its steepest downturn since the 1930s. Growth in ou [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 22 days ago
Times letters: Qualities to celebrate in a political leader

Times letters: Qualities to celebrate in a political leader

Sir, Churchill’s claim to have been Britain’s “greatest warlord” should be secure, according to Max Hastings (“We shouldn’t hanker for giants to lead us”, Comm [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 27 days ago
Times letters: Boris Johnson’s treacherous political pathway

Times letters: Boris Johnson’s treacherous political pathway

Sir, William Hague’s excoriating criticism of Boris Johnson’s style of government suggests that the assassins in his party are checking “with business-like eff

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thetimes.co.uk 29 days ago
Times letters: Resignation of Brexit minister over Covid

Times letters: Resignation of Brexit minister over Covid

Sir, Lord Frost’s resignation as a minister following his disagreement with government policy (news, Dec 20), surely raises the question as to whether he shoul [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 32 days ago
Times letters: Protecting the public from the Omicron surge

Times letters: Protecting the public from the Omicron surge

Sir, I wonder what consultation took place with constituents before more than 100 MPs voted against additional Covid restrictions and in particular the use of [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 34 days ago
Times letters: Pressure on NHS and the fight against Covid

Times letters: Pressure on NHS and the fight against Covid

Sir, It is obvious that attaining the target of everyone receiving a Covid booster jab by the end of this month is highly unlikely (reports, Dec 14, and letter [...]

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