The Guardian view on the biggest privatisation: the land beneath our feet | Editorial

A new book helps us understand what is happening in Britain today by exposing the scale of the sell-off of the state’s estateIn her memoirs the late Margaret Thatcher wrote that privatisation must be “at the centre of any programme of reclaiming territ…

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The Guardian view on the UK economy: before Brexit, rescue it from austerity | Editorial

The public want the government to spend more, yet the Tories cannot grasp how this makes economic and political senseLast week it was revealed that a secret group of Whitehall officials were drawing up plans to rescue the economy if it were to tank aft…

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The Guardian view on the US case against Huawei: the conflict sharpens | Editorial

The Chinese firm is under increasing pressure, and so are countries considering its role in their 5G networksThe struggle between the US and China is coming into sharper relief. In the weeks since the arrest of a top executive from telecoms giant Huawe…

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The Guardian view on Brexit: the government has failed – it’s time to go back to the people | Editorial

We urgently need innovative ways to resolve the referendum vote. Setting up a citizens’ assembly is the first step to break the impasseNext week the House of Commons will take what is probably the most consequential vote of our era. Unless the governme…

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The Guardian view on the gig economy: rights need enforcing | Editorial

Proper patrolling of workers’ rights is welcome. If the losers in the gig economy are to be helped, ministers must be tougherThe increased level of intervention by the government in the labour market since Theresa May became prime minister is both rati…

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The Guardian view on drones: effective regulation needed | Editorial

The shutdown at Gatwick airport should make us question why the pleasure of hobbyists takes precedence over public safetyThe mocking drones that have shut down Gatwick airport have shown up the shocking weakness of the British state. The political scie…

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The Guardian view on taxing tech: needed and fair | Editorial

If data is the new oil, the state must assert its right to raise revenue from it – and use it for the public goodPhilip Hammond’s decision, announced in Monday’s budget, to introduce a digital services tax is a brave and welcome step into the unknown. …

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The Guardian view on slumland Britain: a housing market failure | Editorial

Ministers need to come up with their own ideas to tackle the housing crisis rather than just pinching Labour ones they have previously mocked. That means ditching indifference for interventionThe shocking joint investigation by the Guardian and ITV New…

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