Carbon offsetting is not warding off environmental collapse – it’s accelerating it | George Monbiot

There is nothing that cannot be corrupted, nothing good that cannot be transformed into something bad. And there is no clearer example than the great climate land grab. We now know that it’s not enough to leave fossil fuels in the ground and decarbonise our economies. We’ve left it too late. To prevent no more… Continue reading Carbon offsetting is not warding off environmental collapse – it’s accelerating it | George Monbiot

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Gen Z are bringing back ‘indie sleaze’, and I suddenly feel ancient | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

I saw a man in skinny jeans and winklepickers the other day, and found myself transported back to a time when I cared about men’s shoes. “I used to go wild for men dressed like that,” I told my bemused husband, who is older than me, and so didn’t buy into the early 00s indie… Continue reading Gen Z are bringing back ‘indie sleaze’, and I suddenly feel ancient | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

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Britain needs bold action in such uncertain times – EXPRESS COMMENT | Express Comment | Comment

Westminster is obsessed about occasions on which cake may or may not have been consumed but families are gripped with anxiety about escalating prices and the consequences of higher taxes and energy bills. Meanwhile, the massing of Russian troops on Ukraine’s border raises the terrifying prospect of the most serious armed conflict in Europe in… Continue reading Britain needs bold action in such uncertain times – EXPRESS COMMENT | Express Comment | Comment

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PMQs humiliation risk for Boris as he fights to save job – Keir preps hammer blow | Express Comment | Comment

“Operation Save Boris”, as it has become known, is in full swing. Allies of the Tory leader are lining up to defend him from the latest round of mudslinging. Yesterday the Met Police announced they were launching an investigation into claims of illegal activities in Downing Street during the pandemic, while new media reports accused… Continue reading PMQs humiliation risk for Boris as he fights to save job – Keir preps hammer blow | Express Comment | Comment

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For disabled people, the hasty lifting of all plan B restrictions is devastating | Anne Wafula Strike

From the very beginning of the pandemic, disabled people have been treated as an add-on. See, for example, how deaf people were ignored in Downing Street’s vital public health messaging, with no British Sign Language interpreter used in daily briefings. Those with intellectual and development disabilities were initially not on the priority list for vaccines,… Continue reading For disabled people, the hasty lifting of all plan B restrictions is devastating | Anne Wafula Strike

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£4.3bn stolen from taxpayers is the real Covid scandal – TIM NEWARK | Express Comment | Comment

With a cost of living crisis upon us, rocketing energy prices and inflation-hit shopping bills, we all need to take care of every pound we spend and the Government should be doing the same. Instead they seem to take a very lax approach to our hard-earned cash. Treasury minister Lord Agnew did not hold back… Continue reading £4.3bn stolen from taxpayers is the real Covid scandal – TIM NEWARK | Express Comment | Comment

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The Guardian view on the PM and the police: this show needs to end | Editorial

What has changed? Having previously said that the Metropolitan police would not investigate Downing Street parties, Dame Cressida Dick confirmed on Tuesday that her force would look into the circumstances surrounding eight gatherings that are alleged to have taken place at Downing Street and other Whitehall premises, in breach of coronavirus regulations. Once again, the… Continue reading The Guardian view on the PM and the police: this show needs to end | Editorial

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Ukraine’s independence must be supported by Britain | Letters

Simon Jenkins (Britain should stay well out of Russia’s border dispute with Ukraine, 20 January) claims that Russia’s “border disputes” with Ukraine have “nothing whatsoever to do with Britain” – but it has everything to do with the more than 20,000 diaspora Ukrainians and Britons of Ukrainian descent who live in the UK, of whom… Continue reading Ukraine’s independence must be supported by Britain | Letters

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