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UK politics live: Liz Truss faces deepening turmoil after day of chaos

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‘I wouldn’t admit I was an actor. I once said I was a tree surgeon’: Gina McKee on confidence, class and #MeToo

I’ve actually seen Gina McKee in real life once before, about 15 years ago, on the…

Trade from UK to EU 16% lower than if Brexit had not happened, report finds

Trade from the UK to the EU is down 16% on the levels anticipated had Brexit…

MI5 missed early chance to expose Soviet agent Kim Philby, files reveal

Kim Philby could have been unmasked as a Soviet double agent more than a decade before…

The Observer view on Liz Truss’s proposals for early years childcare | Observer editorial

Among the enormous social changes of recent decades is the fact that having children need no…

North American gray whale counts dwindling for the last two years

US researchers say the number of gray whales off western North America has continued to dwindle…

The Rose, Deal: ‘A gentle parade of impressive cooking’ – restaurant review

The Rose, 91 High Street, Deal, Kent CT14 6ED (01304 389127). Snacks and starters £4-£12, mains…

‘A powerful solution’: activists push to make ecocide an international crime

California winemaker Julia Jackson has long grasped the threats posed by the ongoing global climate change…

Republican abortion bans restrict women’s access to other essential medicine

A few weeks after the supreme court’s 24 June decision to overturn the nationwide abortion rights…

UK accused of funding environmental racism with subsidies to Drax

The UK government has been accused of funding environmental racism by giving £2m a day in…

TV tonight: Daisy May Cooper’s twisted comedy is a peculiar treat

Postponed from last week, Daisy May Cooper’s peculiar tragi-comedy is well worth the wait. Tonight’s first…

Has Liz Truss handed power over to the extreme neoliberal thinktanks? | George Monbiot

Who chose Liz Truss? Conservative party members, of course. Who are they? Disproportionately rich, white, older…

Unite union boss plans to miss Labour conference again

Sharon Graham, the boss of Unite, is planning to skip Labour’s conference for a second year…

Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Blinken calls Moscow’s referendum attempts a ‘sham’; Zelenskiy to speak at UN

Welcome back to our live coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. I’m Tess McClure and will…