Brilliant Guardian journalism | Chief whip | Sleeping dogs | TV shows and female friendship | Monster Chetwynd
Well done, Guardian. Last Thursday’s Journal was a cracker, a combination of spot-on articles to raise awareness in us all for the need for constant vigilance. Harry Leslie Smith may be history now, but sharing his belief in the power of the written word and his dedication to social democracy would be a great legacy in this age of misinformation, Brexit and an unknown tomorrow.
• So chief whip Julian Smith thinks MPs can be persuaded to back Theresa May by the thought that otherwise they might lose some of their Christmas break (Report, 1 December). It’s far more likely the thought that their sexual peccadilloes and indiscretions might be revealed that will help persuade them.
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