Chrissy Teigen would not have done what Khloé did.
Chrissy Teigen would not have done what Khloé did.
The Blairite reflex is to blame the left for every failure, but there are administrations around the country showing what a modern, socialist Labour Party can achieve
The list of ministers’ interests has not been published since July last year.
Pupils in England ‘waiting up to five years for special needs plan’Ofsted says those from better-off families can pay for private services while others face delays and hurdles In some instances, the report said, families were paying for additional services themselves. Photograph: Graeme Robertson/The Guardian
After years as a senior practising therapist (I did 15 before retiring), you tend to be able to spot what we call “therapy speak” from a mile off. It tends to happen to people who’ve had a lot of sessions, over a very long time. They may have started all stiff upper-lipped, but after enough work, they end up speaking like us. Judging by his latest podcast appearance, in which he spoke with American actor Dax Shepard, Prince Harry is a prime example. Some of the words and phrases he uses – the focus on “awareness”, compassion and “lived experience”, how he is now “comfortable being able to discuss [his] struggles”, is “listening to [his] body” and learned to “pluck [his] head out of the sand – could be lifted straight from one of my therapists’ rooms. I would guess he’s had integrative psychotherapy, which is an eclectic style, and a good amount of psychodynamic therapy, which will often revisit childhood experiences, ask clients to look into their upbringing, and consider whether trauma or a lack of attention from primary care givers has affected them. “To me it’s always so fascinating to hear about someone’s struggles and then being able to trace it back to not what’s wrong with you, but what happened to you?” Harry said at one point. That’s psychodynamic therapy in a nutshell. That approach is particularly obvious when he spoke about consciously trying to “parent” his son, Archie, in a different way from his own upbringing. He spoke of “breaking the cycle” of inherited “pain or suffering” from his father, Prince Charles, who had his own difficulties as a boy. When Harry said he is “going to make sure I break that cycle so I don’t pass it on”, he’s reflecting the common psychodynamic method of having clients avoid what we call “repetition compulsion”: repeating traumas they themselves endured. Humans are naturally inclined to repeat trauma, but in consciously saying: “I recognise that, it’s a pattern, and I want to break free from it”, we can end the cycle. Clearly, Harry is actively involved in that process. Prince Harry is a product of his environment and experiences. He was once in the Royal family, at Eton, in the Army, in the tabloids, but now he is in Los Angeles, independent, and with Meghan, who certainly seems emotionally enlightened. That, as well as a hearty dose of therapy that may well be continuing, seems to have changed him profoundly. As told to Guy Kelly Sheri Jacobson is founder of Harley Therapy
Douglas Ross has accused a senior SNP of "inept and poor chairing" of the powerful Commons Scottish affairs committee after he focused on a second independence referendum rather than the Covid crisis. The Scottish Tory leader lashed out at Pete Wishart during the committee's session yesterday after the Nationalist spent the first 20 minutes quizzing Alister Jack, the Scottish Secretary, about another separation vote. Mr Wishart, the Perth and North Pertshire MP, questioned Mr Jack over last week's Holyrood election results and whether they gave the SNP a mandate for a referendum. He interrupted the Scottish Secretary repeatedly as he claimed that the SNP increasing its seat tally by one last week, but falling short of a majority, meant the UK Government must now transfer the powers to Nicola Sturgeon for another vote. Mr Jack confirmed that the Advocate General for Scotland, the UK Government's most senior advisor on Scots law, would give his opinion on whether any Independence Referendum Bill passed by Holyrood was within the parliament's powers. Called to ask a question via video link, Mr Ross said: "I have to say at the outset, how disappointed people must have been to watch the quite frankly inept and poor chairing of this committee so far by Mr Wishart."
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The NHS on Thursday night performed a climbdown over plans to use online and telephone "screening" for GP appointments and announced that every patient would now have the right to see their doctor face-to-face. The Telegraph revealed on Wednesday that family doctors had been told to introduce a system of "total triage", meaning those seeking to see their GP were being discouraged and told to have an online or phone discussion first. But NHS England has now ordered that the system be abolished amid a mounting backlash from patients' groups and doctors. New guidance to all GPs will instead say that every practice in England must make "a clear offer of appointments in person" and respect the preferences of patients. Dr Nikki Kanani, the NHS medical director for primary care, and Ed Waller, the director of primary care, wrote to all GPs on Thursday night to inform them that the new operating procedures supersede all previous guidance. "GP practices must all ensure they are offering face-to-face appointments," the letter says. "While the expanded use of video, online and telephone consultations can be maintained where patients find benefit from them, this should be done alongside a clear offer of appointments in person. "Practices should respect preferences for face-to-face care unless there are good clinical reasons to the contrary, for example the presence of Covid symptoms." It came after the Patients' Association, the Royal College of GPs, the British Medical Association and Jacob Rees-Mogg , the Commons leader, all raised concerns about the NHS proposal for "total triage".
Downing Street is introducing targeted vaccinations to those parts of England that have detected cases of the India variant, which is thought to be highly transmissible
Move came after Liz Cheney lost House leadership role for criticising ex-president’s election lies
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The baby daughter of a young British woman who was murdered during a violent robbery in Greece was found crying and tapping her mother’s body in an attempt to wake her up. Police who were called to the scene of the crime in Athens found the 11-month-old baby girl “patting her mother with her hands and trying to wake her up,” according to Ta Nea, a Greek newspaper. Caroline Crouch, 20, who was British but born in Greece, was murdered in front of her baby when a gang of three robbers broke into her home in Glyka Nera, an affluent suburb on the outskirts of Athens in the early hours of Tuesday. They allegedly stuffed a piece of clothing into her mouth to prevent her from screaming, and held her nose so that she could not breathe. A post-mortem found that Ms Crouch, a student, died from asphyxiation. Greek police described the crime as unusually brutal. The robbers killed the family’s pet dog but left the baby unharmed.
Boris Johnson has said he is 'anxious' about the variant and hinted at the possibility of local lockdowns.
The Biden administration has been courting Senator Joe Manchin’s vote to realise its legislative agenda
Prince Harry appears to criticise way he was raised by his fatherDuke of Sussex also speaks of ‘genetic pain and suffering’ in royal family in new interview in US Harry likened life in the royal family to a mix between being in The Truman Show and being in a zoo. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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Muslims gather before the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca to attend prayers marking Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which starts at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Emergency admissions to London hospitals slumped by a quarter during 10 months last year, a new study into the impact of Covid-19 revealed on Thursday. It also highlighted that people from black and Asian communities were significantly more likely to have stayed away from the NHS between March and December. Overall, elective hospital admissions dropped by a third last year, while outpatient appointments and non-Covid emergency admissions each fell by a fifth.
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