Labour tails Tory rebels

Calling the modern powers to revise statutes by regulations ‘Henry VIII clauses’ gives the whole Brexit exercise a spurious air of English antiquity, argues Mike Macnair

Last week, on December 13, the government suffered its first outright parliamentary defeat on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill or ‘Brexit bill’, when Labour and other opposition parties backed an amendment proposed by former Tory attorney-general Dominic Grieve and other Tory ‘remainers’. Among Labour MPs, Frank Field and Kate Hoey voted with the government; other Labour ‘Brexiteers’ voted with their party to support the amendment.

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Letters

It does work; Bite bullet; Marginal; Role of Jews; Win the battle

Calling all witches

Motion against witch-hunts

Supplement: After king Jesus

It was Paul who founded Christianity, a religion that in many ways upholds doctrines which are the exact opposite of the real teachings of Jesus. Jack Conrad sifts through the evidence

A courageous revolutionary

Yassamine Mather pays tribute to ‘comrade Azam’, daughter of the late Taher Ahmadzadeh

A farewell to empire

The Fox-Disney merger marks a strategic retreat for Rupert Murdoch, argues William Kane

Last paper until January 11

Robbie Rix will see you again in the New Year

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