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Gough Whitlam, pictured here in 2008, looks at the original letter that dismissed him from office in 1975. AAP/Alan Porritt

Archive records shed new light on UK role in Whitlam’s dismissal

Sir John Kerr probably made his own decision to dismiss the Whitlam government much earlier than he acknowledged publicly while alive – but he came to this conclusion in discussion with others.
Stuart Rose is here to inspire you. Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA

Pro-EU campaign needs more fizz and maybe even a dose of negativity

The campaign to keep Britain in the European Union was officially launched on October 12. But the grand unveiling in London was entirely lacking in fizz. The idea that Britain will be stronger if it remains…
And then a step to the riiiiight. Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

What a time to be a Tory

The Conservative Party is the Harry Houdini of British politics -- it puts itself into impossible situations, apparently for the sheer thrill of it

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