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Raising pension age will mean many people die before getting it, say MPs

Government should move away from ‘triple lock’ guarantee, says work and pensions select committee

Further increases in the state pension age could push it to the point where many working people die before qualifying for it, MPs have warned, in a report that calls for the end of the “triple lock” guarantee on pensions.

The Commons work and pensions select committee report on intergenerational fairness, published on Tuesday, claims that financing the triple lock in future will not be possible without increasing the state pension age to 70.5 years – leaving men in Manchester, Birmingham, Bradford and Blackpool dying on average before they receive their state pension.

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How can we tackle hate crime with four school systems? | Tim Brighouse
There’s no such thing as ‘British values’ – Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland all teach different things

Exactly what did Theresa May mean when she determined to “strengthen the union of the four countries of the United Kingdom” as one of the 12 essential requirements of a successful Brexit? Tempting though it is to assign her words to a banalities basket, along with “Brexit means Brexit”, perhaps it was more than that.

Could it have been a coded way of acknowledging there is a job to be done in healing the wounds of a nation so divided by the strong feelings of the leave-or-remain debate that it has led to a significant increase in crimes born of xenophobia and racism? To heal those is an urgent necessity to retain our claim to be civilised.

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BME career progression 'could add £24bn a year to UK economy

Review of race in the workplace makes economic as well as moral case for more diverse workforces

Helping black and minority ethnic (BME) people to progress in their careers at the same rate as their white counterparts could add £24bn to UK economy each year, a government-backed review has found.

The report into race in the workplace found recruitment processes, a tendency by managers to promote people similar to themselves and, in some cases, outright discrimination had all held back workers from BME backgrounds.

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Brexit weekly briefing: EU citizens' rights become key battleground

Opposition peers say vote on amendment to secure EU nationals’ rights in Britain is winnable – and could happen this week

Welcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing, a summary of developments as Britain heads more or less steadily towards the EU door marked “exit”. If you’d like to receive it as a weekly early morning email, please sign up here.

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Tuesday briefing: Trump's hawkish budget and Shell's climate amnesia

US president to cut aid and boost defence … the global warming film Shell prefers to forget … and more on the Oscar best film debacle

Hello, it’s Warren Murray getting you out of the blocks this morning.

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Sousse attack inquest: verdicts expected on deaths of 30 Britons

Seven-week inquest into mass shooting in Tunisia due to end after coroner suggests conclusion of unlawful killing

An inquest will conclude on Tuesday into the deaths of 30 Britons killed in a mass shooting in a Tunisian holiday resort in 2015, the biggest loss of British life to terrorism since the 2005 London bombings.

Hundreds of tourists were sunbathing when jihadi Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire with a Kalashnikov assault rifle, killing 38 tourists in total in a rampage that lasted about 30 minutes. Rezgui was shot dead by Tunisian authorities as he ran from the hotel.

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Trump accuses Obama of orchestrating protests and leaks against him

In interview with Fox, president says – without evidence – his predecessor ‘is behind’ demonstrations over travel ban and national security leaks

Donald Trump has accused former president Barack Obama and his “people” of organizing the demonstrations that have roiled city streets, airports and town halls during the first weeks of his presidency.

Related: Dispute erupts over investigation into alleged Trump-Russia contacts

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Court hears of policy to discredit abuse claims during Mau Mau uprising

Counsel for Kenyan claimants accuses the Conservative government of 1950s of undermining people who reported abuse

Kabugi Njuma’s pockets were filled with mud. He was forced to run in 38C (100F)heat carrying a bucket laden with 36kgs (80lb) of earth on his head until he confessed to Mau Mau activities.

He died of a heart attack at Aguthi special detention camp in September 1958. His body bore bruises consistent with blows from a stick. The British colonial administration in Kenya recorded that he died of natural causes.

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