The Guardian view on Pakistan’s elections: Imran Khan’s real test is coming

Opposition parties rejected the outcome even before official results were in. What will Mr Khan do – and be able to do – with the victory he has just claimed?

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The Guardian view on England’s World Cup: savour the wins, learn from the defeat

Fans were giddy with hope for Gareth Southgate’s team. While losing hurts, it doesn’t have to be bitter

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The Guardian view on attitudes to immigration: focus on people, not numbers

Politicians who thrive on fear want us to forget that immigration is a story of humanity and hope. That story must be retold

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The Guardian view on the Nobel prize for literature: a discredited authority

The Swedish Academy, the self-perpetuating oligarchy that awards Nobel prizes in literature, has imploded. Should we care?

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The Observer view on Theresa May’s hateful ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy

The Home Office’s unbending attitude is needlessly blighting lives. It must not be tolerated any longer

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The Guardian view on bombing Syria: a decision for parliament

Theresa May has decided to break with parliamentary convention and not seek approval from MPs for military action. This is a mistake

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The Guardian view on the BBC: we should cherish and defend it

The BBC has myriad faults, and frequently stumbles in its aim for impartiality. But it represents a valuable and increasingly fragile public space. And for that it must be treasured

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The Guardian view on free speech online: let law decide the limits

The standards by which the internet is controlled need to be open and subject to impartial judiciaries – not left to advertisers

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The Observer view on NHS funding

The NHS is still one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Mrs May’s apologies to patients are not enough – she must allocate them more money

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The Guardian view on the power of heresy

An idea whose time has come: Over the holiday season the Guardian is examining themes that have emerged to give shape to 2018. Today we look at the humanity of departing from dogma

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The Observer view on net neutrality

The internet is fundamental. It must not become a two-tier service – one for the rich, one for the poor

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The Observer view on the effectiveness of international law

World justice is failing the innocent when tyrants kill with impunity

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The Guardian view on Delhi’s pollution: when smog stops play

Cricket is famous for the many things that can interrupt a game. But the halting of a Test match in Delhi because of smog is a wake-up call for India

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The Guardian view on unlocking Brexit: easier than it looks

There is a ready compromise available, as long as cabinet hardliners refrain from deliberate sabotage

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The Guardian view on India at 70: democracy in action

India’s pluralistic democracy – which, like the EU, works because no single culture or language is central to its identity or unity – is under threat from rightwing Hindu extremists

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