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The threat to our democracy buried in the Tory manifesto | Letters

Post date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 18:18

Boris Johnson didn’t like it when MPs and judges stood up to him, writes Heather LeybournI am aware of the dilemma many readers face when it comes to voting. One particular issue that I would ask them to consider, which has received very little scrutiny during the election...

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Factchecking Aung San Suu Kyi's claims over genocide allegations

Post date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 14:44

Myanmar leader tells court in The Hague that civilian deaths were not genocide, but part of a civil warShe might have been saving her best defence for the highest stage of all. But the arguments advanced by Aung San Suu Kyi at The Hague to allegations including genocide were much the same as the...

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Aung San Suu Kyi tells ICJ: Myanmar genocide claims ‘factually misleading’

Post date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 09:56

De facto PM defends actions of government, saying attacks were initiated by insurgentsThe Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has defended Myanmar’s government against accusations of genocide at the International Court of justice, calling the allegations “factually misleading”.Addressing...

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The Lib Dems have the most radical approach to crime and justice | Jamie Grierson

Post date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 06:00

While the Tories take a hard line and Labour aims to divert young people from crime, the Lib Dems offer a public health approachFrom the off, the Conservative party hardline approach on crime and justice under Johnson’s premiership became clear:...

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Aung San Suu Kyi impassive as genocide hearing begins

Post date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 15:36

World’s failure to act over Myanmar is ‘stain on collective conscience’, UN court toldAung San Suu Kyi has sat impassively through graphic accounts of mass murder and rape perpetrated by Myanmar’s military at the start of a three-...

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London Bridge victim's father accuses Johnson of capitalising on death

Post date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 14:38

Dave Merritt criticises PM for seeing terrorist attack as opportunity instead of tragedy

It’s time to act against the oil companies causing death and destruction | John Sentamu

Post date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 12:58

Repentance, reparation and remedy for the terrible damage done to the people of Bayelsa state in Nigeria is long overdue• John Sentamu is the archbishop of YorkThe...

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Johnson pursues low-paid workers for £8k costs in Brexit case

Post date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 07:59

Union challenged PM over no-deal Brexit threat but dropped case after he sought extension

Be very afraid. Boris Johnson will take revenge on all who stood up to him | Polly Toynbee

Post date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 07:00

He’s targeted the BBC and Channel 4, and the Tory manifesto has plans for a constitutional upheaval and an attack on human rightsBoris Johnson is ending his despicable campaign with a “blitz”...

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Protests over arbitrary detentions as China hosts global lawyers forum

Post date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 06:54

Rights advocates describe event as ‘a mockery’ and condemn human rights lawyers being ‘forcefully disappeared’As China hosts hundreds of lawyers from around the world, dozens of prominent Chinese rights lawyers remain detained, according to rights advocates who have criticised the event as “a...

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