Heres how to beat the populists: stop talking about immigration | Natalie Nougayrde

The way to take on Orbn and Salvini is to point out the dangers they pose to the democratic rule of law, says Guardian columnist Natalie Nougayrde While the British Brexit debate rages on, it continues to ignore entirely a more important European political battle: the search for the best…

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Single use plastic bottles banned from half marathon in London

Runners will not be able to refill bottles, with water distributed in pouches made from seaweed instead The capitals first marathon event pledging to be completely free of single use plastic drinks bottles is to take place in north-west London. The half Ooho, water in biodegradable sachets made from a…

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Spanish flu: the killer that still stalks us, 100 years on

The pandemic wiped out up to 100 million lives, but scientists still struggle to explain what caused it. The answers could ensure that it never strikes again One hundred years ago this month, just as the first world war was drawing to a fitful close, Spanish influenza so-called because neutral…

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Fall of the ‘Frack Master’: apostle who briefed parliament lands in Texas jail

MPs and outlets including the Guardian listened to Chris Faulkner on fracking. He is now under arrest for fraud The self-appointed evangelist of the Texas fracking boom launched into a jargon-laced monologue, prompting the chairman of the UK parliaments David TC Davies, Conservative MP for Monmouth. So you may need…

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Brexit: Tory MPs warn of entryism threat from Leave.EU supporters

Pro-Brexit group urges supporters to join to back Boris Johnson or Jacob Rees-Mogg for leader Conservative MPs are warning of a risk of entryism in the party as the pro-Brexit group Leave.EU encourages its supporters to become members in order to back Boris Johnson or Jacob Rees-Mogg in a future…

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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…

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May’s plan ‘sticks in the throat’, says Boris Johnson as he resigns over Brexit

Senior Conservative becomes third minister to walk out over common rulebook proposal Boris Johnson has quit as foreign secretary, claiming Mays negotiating pitch to the European Union would see the UK agree to adopt a common rule book on standards for food and goods in return for achieving greater divergence…

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