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Dawn Foster

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Past articles by Dawn:

The banning of a Universal Credit ad shows all the ways this election could be a disaster for the Tories

The ASA calling the ads were "misleading" right at the start the campaign reminds us that politicians cannot control what topics voters will focus on → Read More

The duel: is praying a waste of time?

A selfless act of charity, or distraction from the rational world? Two contributors make their cases → Read More

If Tom Watson had guts, he would quit Labour. Instead he is weakening the party

Labour’s centrists seem to think attacking Jeremy Corbyn, rather than attacking austerity, is the key to electoral success, says Guardian columnist Dawn Foster → Read More

The Brexit zealots are on course to break up the union

Conservative party members are indifferent to Northern Ireland and Scotland. A backlash is coming, says the Guardian columnist Dawn Foster → Read More

Why Corbyn is right to ditch social mobility

Focusing on raising up a fortunate few is the easy option. Far better to improve life for all, says Guardian columnist Dawn Foster → Read More

Retirement should be a right. But it’s in danger of becoming a privilege for the rich

Older people shouldn’t have to choose between work and poverty, says Guardian columnist Dawn Foster → Read More

How to vote in the European elections? Our panel’s verdicts

While Nigel Farage’s party leads the polls, the remain vote is split, say Gaby Hinsliff and others → Read More

We’re deluged with images of ‘beauty’. No wonder so many of us feel so bad

Adverts for weight-loss and cosmetic procedures bombard us on social media, undermining our self-confidence, says the Guardian columnist Dawn Foster → Read More

How rediscovering my faith is helping me cope with a chaotic world

The Catholicism of my childhood was overshadowed by books and politics in my 20s. But speaking to survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire encouraged me to find solace and support at church → Read More

Demanding rape victims hand over their phones is an intrusion too far

New police guidelines mean that even fewer assaults will be reported, says Guardian columnist Dawn Foster → Read More

Niall Ferguson isn’t upset about free speech. He’s upset about being challenged

Powerful people used to express their views on others unopposed. Now their targets fight back, they find it intolerable, says Guardian columnist Dawn Foster → Read More

Blowing the whistle on Brexit

A year after revealing that the official leave campaign broke electoral law, whistleblower Shahmir Sanni and Guardian and Observer journalist Carole Cadwalladr assess the impact of the story. Plus Dawn Foster on the Newport West byelection → Read More

The Newport West byelection could vindicate Labour’s Brexit policy

The vote in my hometown on Thursday could show that Jeremy Corbyn’s balancing act works, says Guardian columnist Dawn Foster → Read More

Smear testing on a shoestring budget: so much for Theresa May’s empathy

The prime minister wants more women screened but won’t stump up the money, says Guardian columnist Dawn Foster → Read More

Some sackcloth and ashes can do us all good – that’s why I love Lent

This period is a welcome chance to practise restraint and self-reflection whatever your beliefs, says Guardian columnist Dawn Foster → Read More

Britain could deradicalise Shamima Begum – with compassion

Treating at-risk young people as individuals has to be the better path, writes Guardian columnist Dawn Foster → Read More

Are the gang of seven right to split from Labour? Our writers’ verdicts

Dawn Foster, Sonia Sodha, Joseph Harker and Suzanne Moore give their reaction to the breakaway MPs → Read More

Brexit hell breaks loose – Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart is joined by Jonathan Freedland, Dawn Foster and Patrick Wintour to discuss the threat of a no-deal Brexit. Plus: we hear about a new campaign to end dodgy working practices, and ponder the wisdom of a planned new statue of Margaret Thatcher → Read More

A statue of Thatcher? No plinth will be too high for the vandals

The proposal to erect a replica of the former prime minister in Grantham is mystifying, says Guardian columnist Dawn Foster → Read More

The hospital selfie is the dose of reality social media needs

So much of what we share online is fantasy, but posting pictures from a hospital bed helps people feel less isolated and can demystify disability and illness → Read More