The Taliban’s Resurgence Was Years in Making & Aided by Trump, Who Sidelined Afghan Gov’t in Talks

Concern is growing over a broader humanitarian crisis across Afghanistan as people continue to crowd the Kabul airport to flee after the Taliban takeover of the country. The World Health Organization says about one-half of Afghanistan’s population, including nearly 10 million children, already need humanitarian assistance, and the numbers are expected to soar as Afghanistan’s …
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Labour’s expulsion of Ken Loach has been decades in the making

Support us and go ad-free The Labour Party’s expulsion of acclaimed director Ken Loach has been met with fury on social media. But the story represents a decades-long fight between factions in the party. Except this time, it may well be the end for the left wing as we know it. Loach out of Labour …
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UK and EU making positive progress on ‘sausage war’ truce, says minister

Support us and go ad-free The environment secretary said there are “positive indications” that a truce will be reached in the “sausage war” trade dispute with the European Union (EU) over the Northern Ireland Protocol. The UK has applied for an extension to a grace period allowing chilled meats to continue being shipped from Great …
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Government accused of making parking ‘U-turn’ to screw over keyworkers

The government has been criticised after ending the free parking for keyworkers that was available during the pandemic. From 21 June, keyworkers will no longer be able to apply for free parking passes for local-authority owned car parks, after new guidance was issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG). Since March …
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Noah Donohoe’s justice campaign team is making sure he’ll ‘never be forgotten’

Content warning: This article mentions details of Noah Donohoe’s case that some readers may find distressing. The Canary recently spoke to Fiona Donohoe. As reported, her 14-year-old son Noah disappeared on 21 June 2020. Noah’s body was tragically found in a storm drain six days later. And as the investigation into Noah’s death continues, Fiona Donohoe …
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Deploying undercover officers to ‘protect women’ is just making us more outraged

CONTENT WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS REFERENCES TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN THAT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND DISTRESSING It should possibly come as no surprise that the government is seizing upon the murder of Sarah Everard to roll out more Stasi-like undercover policing, all in the name of protecting women. Boris Johnson has announced that the government …
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Arlene Foster making up school reopening policy ‘on the hoof’

Sinn Féin has accused Arlene Foster of making up policy on the hoof after the first minister suggested revisiting Stormont’s decision on schools reopening. On Monday night, Mrs Foster indicated the DUP’s desire for a more rapid return to classrooms than the phased approach agreed by her party only four days earlier. Last Thursday, the …
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Making the Supreme Court Safe for Democracy: Samuel Moyn on Reforming an Undemocratic Institution

As Republicans race to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett prior to Election Day and cement a conservative majority on the top court for a generation or more, calls are growing for Joe Biden to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court if elected president. But Yale legal scholar Samuel …
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Making the Supreme Court Safe for Democracy: Samuel Moyn on Reforming an Undemocratic Institution

As Republicans race to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett prior to Election Day and cement a conservative majority on the top court for a generation or more, calls are growing for Joe Biden to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court if elected president. But Yale legal scholar Samuel …
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SNP slams UK government for making ‘a deliberate choice’ to increase unemployment

The UK government has made a “deliberate choice” to allow unemployment to increase with their replacement for the furlough scheme, the SNP has claimed. Criticism With the job retention scheme due to end in October, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced on Thursday 24 September a new scheme to top up the wages of workers whose employers …
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