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The Week V. 1244

The Week covers the Best of the British and Foreign Media. With its non partisan reporting, The Week gives the reader an insight into all the the news, people, arts, drama, property, books and how the international media has reported it. This concise guide allows the reader to be up to date and have a wealth of knowledge to allow them to discuss all these key topics with their friends and peers.

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the main stories... …and how they were covered

Where does Johnson go from here? Boris Johnson must have breathed a sigh of relief this week as Parliament was suspended, said Robert Shrimsley in the FT. It brought an end to days of punishing defeats in Westminster. On Monday, MPs rejected for a second time the Prime Minister’s call for an early general election on 15 October. With the House of Commons not due to sit again until 14 October, and a minimum 25-day campaigning period required for any new poll, this means that an election now can’t happen until at least mid-November. In a further blow, MPs also voted to force the Government to publish its no-deal contingency plans, and its internal correspondence on Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament (which was declared illegal this week by Scotland’s highest court).…

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the week

Not much has been settled in this country in the past week. But one important issue has been resolved: we have an answer to the 1,000-year-old mystery of the Loch Ness monster. Sort of. Possibly. Neil Gemmell from the University of Otago in New Zealand – no doubt seeking his 15 minutes of fame after years of toiling away in responsible obscurity – led a DNA survey on water samples taken from the loch. It detected the presence of more than 3,000 species, but found no DNA at all from large exotic fish such as Greenland shark or sturgeon, which are contenders for the Nessie role. The ever-popular theory that the monster is a plesiosaur, which somehow survived the extinction of the dinosaurs, has also bitten the dust: no crocodilian-type…

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the week

Editor-in-chief: Caroline Law Editor: Theo Tait Deputy editor: Harry Nicolle Executive editor: Laurence Earle City editor: Jane Lewis Editorial assistant: Asya Likhtman Contributing editors: Daniel Cohen, Charity Crewe, Thomas Hodgkinson, Simon Wilson, Rob McLuhan, Anthony Gardner, William Underhill, Digby Warde-Aldam, Tom Yarwood, William Skidelsky Editorial staff: Anoushka Petit, Tigger Ridgwell, Rosabel Crean Picture editor: Xandie Nutting Art director: Nathalie Fowler Sub-editor: Alasdair Morton Production editor: Alanna O’Connell Editorial chairman and co-founder: Jeremy O’Grady Production Manager: Maaya Mistry Production Executive: Sophie Griffin Newstrade Director: David Barker Direct Marketing Director: Abi Spooner Inserts: Jack Reader Classified: Henry Haselock, Rebecca Seetanah, Nicholas Fisher Account Directors: Lauren Shrigley, Jonathan Claxton, Jocelyn Sital-Singh Senior Account Managers: Joe Teal, Hattie White Account Executive: Clement Aro Advertising Manager: Carly Activille Group Advertising Director: Caroline Fenner Founder: Jolyon Connell Chief Executive, The…

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Controversy of the week The political anarchist In the past fortnight, Dominic Cummings has emerged out of the shadows and burned himself into the nation’s consciousness, said Lebby Eyres in The Daily Telegraph. It now seems as though there’s hardly anyone who doesn’t have an opinon about the Prime Minister’s chief special adviser. For Remainers, Cummings is the “dark master” pulling the strings at No. 10. For Leavers, he’s their last hope of exiting the EU. “Internet nerds” burnish his legend: the cunning with which he masterminded the Vote Leave campaign; the time he spent living in a bunker on his father’s farm, brushing up on Sun Tzu and game theory. Even his dress sense comes under scrutiny. He has been described as looking like “a man who’d wear flip-flops to a…

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spirit of the age

Police were called to a school in East Sussex last week after about 150 people gathered outside to protest against its gender-neutral uniform policy. Around 50 girls had been turned away from Priory School in Lewes for arriving in skirts – in defiance of rules that they can only wear trousers. Parents and children argue that the policy discriminates against girls; they’re also angry about the cost of buying new items and the waste involved. A Swedish restaurant chain where customers must do everything on an app, from booking a table to paying for their meal, is making plans to expand into the UK. Pinchos, a tapas chain, describes itself as “an app company with restaurants, rather than a restaurant company with an app”.…

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good week for:

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, the so-called “terrible twins” blamed for Theresa May’s disastrous 2017 election campaign, who were made CBEs in her resignation honours. May handed gongs to a host of former advisers and donors, though she had criticised David Cameron for rewarding his cronies. Even more controversially, she gave a knighthood to Geoffrey Boycott, the former cricketer, despite his 1988 conviction for domestic abuse. French rural traditions, after a cockerel won the right to crow. In a case that has gripped France, a couple who’d bought a second home on the island of Oléron, off Rochefort, complained that the bird, Maurice, was waking them up too early. In court, they argued that his crowing amounted to “noise pollution”, but a judge threw the case out, and ordered the couple…