The Guardian view on US-China trade wars: don’t start them | Editorial

The time has come to rewrite the rules so that the world’s largest economies are able to trade peacefullyDonald Trump has been an opponent of free trade deals all his public life. A protectionist message was central to his run for the White House. On t…

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The Guardian view on London and England: a deep divide | Editorial

The faultline between London and the rest of England must be healed. It won’t be easyThe texture of life in any country is made of a pattern of small things endlessly repeated until they become too familiar to be visible at all: what is it like to go t…

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The Guardian view on ice-cream vans: shame about the pollution | Editorial

Their tinny chimes may be an essential sound of the summer. But are they out of tune with the times?Few things could be quite so evocative as the memory of childhood greed sharpened by the jarring, tinny sound of Waltzing Matilda or Greensleeves heard …

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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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