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What is the ministerial code and has Boris Johnson ‘made a mockery’ of it?
Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

What is the ministerial code and has Boris Johnson ‘made a mockery’ of it?

PM’s ethics chief quit this week, saying Johnson had put him in ‘an impossible and odious position’
17 Jun 2022
Sue Gray report: what are the possible outcomes?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Sue Gray report: what are the possible outcomes?

Boris Johnson delivers defensive address after civil servant publishes damning report
25 May 2022
Who is Sue Gray? The Whitehall ‘sleazebuster’
Sue Gray's report into Downing Street parties is expected to be published today
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Who is Sue Gray? The Whitehall ‘sleazebuster’

Gray’s report on Downing Street lockdown parties is due out today
25 May 2022
Quiz of The Week: 14 - 20 May
Speculation is mounting over the publication date of Sue Gray’s Partygate report
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 14 - 20 May

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
20 May 2022
‘Beergate’: did Keir Starmer break lockdown restrictions?
Keir Starmer on the campaign trail in Workington ahead of local elections
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‘Beergate’: did Keir Starmer break lockdown restrictions?

Durham police now investigating whether Labour leader breached restrictions
6 May 2022
Does the WHO’s excess deaths data vindicate the UK?
A masked woman passes a Covid lockdown sign
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Does the WHO’s excess deaths data vindicate the UK?

New statistics suggest national death toll is similar to other European countries
6 May 2022
The rise in children’s hepatitis
Ambulance outside Accident and Emergency
Why we’re talking about . . .

The rise in children’s hepatitis

Surge in cases has been linked to lockdown restrictions
26 Apr 2022

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China battling unrest over ‘zero-Covid’ lockdown cycle
Healthcare workers conducting Covid-19 tests in Shanghai, China
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China battling unrest over ‘zero-Covid’ lockdown cycle

Tough new restrictions in Shanghai trigger widespread anger
22 Apr 2022
Boris Johnson’s ‘clear the air’ showdown with MPs
 Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to give a statement at the House of Commons
Why we’re talking about . . .

Boris Johnson’s ‘clear the air’ showdown with MPs

Laughter and banging of tables said to have punctuated private meeting
20 Apr 2022
Quiz of The Week: Easter weekend special
Boris Johnson
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: Easter weekend special

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
14 Apr 2022
Partygate police fines: will Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak resign?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Partygate police fines: will Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak resign?

‘Criminality and lies at the heart of government,’ says Labour as PM given fixed penalty notice
12 Apr 2022
Will ‘Partygate’ come back to bite Boris Johnson?
Boris Johnson leaves No. 10 Downing Street
Today’s big question

Will ‘Partygate’ come back to bite Boris Johnson?

Fine for government’s former head of ethics has placed lockdown scandal back in the headlines
5 Apr 2022
The latest Covid stats after isolation scrapped
A member of the public takes a Covid-19 test
The latest on . . .

The latest Covid stats after isolation scrapped

Infections have doubled and hospitalisations are rising in all English regions
9 Mar 2022
Has Rishi Sunak been drawn into ‘Partygate’?
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
Behind the scenes

Has Rishi Sunak been drawn into ‘Partygate’?

Chancellor questioned by police over accusation he broke lockdown laws
25 Feb 2022
A timeline of the No. 10 lockdown party scandal
Boris Johnson during a visit to Uxbridge police station
In Depth

A timeline of the No. 10 lockdown party scandal

Investigation by Scotland Yard delays Sue Gray’s report into No. 10 gatherings
25 Jan 2022
Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 January
Boris Johnson during a visit to a vaccination centre in his Uxbridge constituency
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
14 Jan 2022
Could air pollution lead to pandemic-style restrictions?
Air pollution obscures view of Tower Bridge in London
In Depth

Could air pollution lead to pandemic-style restrictions?

Health warning issued over polluting particle build-up in UK capital
14 Jan 2022
‘Operation Save Boris’: is the party over for PM?
Boris Johnson leaves No. 10 Downing Street to attend PMQs
Behind the scenes

‘Operation Save Boris’: is the party over for PM?

Cabinet rallies behind their boss as other Tories call for his resignation
13 Jan 2022
Conservatives round on Boris Johnson over lockdown party
Boris Johnson leaves No. 10 Downing Street to attend PMQs
Behind the scenes

Conservatives round on Boris Johnson over lockdown party

PM accused of ‘insulting’ the public during ‘floundering’ PMQs appearance
12 Jan 2022
‘We have finally embraced the future Princess of Wales after 25 years mourning the previous one’
The Duchess of Cambridge
Instant Opinion

‘We have finally embraced the future Princess of Wales after 25 years mourning the previous one’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
11 Jan 2022
The biggest political debates of 2021
A police officer during an anti-vaccination protest in Trafalgar Square, London
In Depth

The biggest political debates of 2021

Covid restrictions, cancel culture and police powers split Westminster and beyond
23 Dec 2021
Rishi Sunak’s ‘insulting’ £6,000 support for Covid-hit hospitality
Rishi Sunak with Boris Johnson outside in Downing Street
Why we’re talking about . . .

Rishi Sunak’s ‘insulting’ £6,000 support for Covid-hit hospitality

Chancellor’s £1bn aid package ‘a dud cracker’, business leaders claim
22 Dec 2021
Man who triggered Australia lockdown is jailed
A lockdown warning sign in Tasmania, Australia
Stranger than fiction

Man who triggered Australia lockdown is jailed

Tim Gunn tested positive for Covid-19 after breaching quarantine
22 Dec 2021
What is the Covid Recovery Group?
Steve Baker
Profile

What is the Covid Recovery Group?

Lockdown-sceptic MPs have called on ministers to ‘hold firm’ against imposing more Covid restrictions
21 Dec 2021
How the world reported Boris Johnson’s lockdown scandals
Boris Johnson on a visit to a police station in Uxbridge
Global lens

How the world reported Boris Johnson’s lockdown scandals

PM ‘running out of friends’ as rule breach allegations mount
21 Dec 2021
Will the Omicron variant trigger a lockdown before Christmas?
A Christmas wreath on the door of number 10 Downing Street
Today’s big question

Will the Omicron variant trigger a lockdown before Christmas?

Boris Johnson faces ‘crunch 48 hours’ to decide next move as Tories threaten revolt
20 Dec 2021
Dominic Cummings gatecrashes Downing Street Christmas party row
Dominic Cummings
Behind the scenes

Dominic Cummings gatecrashes Downing Street Christmas party row

Former No. 10 adviser accuses political journalists of trying to ‘bury’ the story
7 Dec 2021
Will Britain comply with new Covid rules?
A police officer wearing a mask
Today’s big question

Will Britain comply with new Covid rules?

Authorities anxious as studies suggest adherence is declining
29 Nov 2021
How the world reported Europe’s eruption of anti-lockdown protests
Demonstrators gather in the Belgian capital Brussels
Global lens

How the world reported Europe’s eruption of anti-lockdown protests

Tens of thousands rally in violent demonstrations against new Covid-19 restrictions
22 Nov 2021
Will Europe’s fourth wave of Covid hit the UK?
Covid testing centre, Berlin
Today’s big question

Will Europe’s fourth wave of Covid hit the UK?

Restrictions have returned in several European countries as high infection rate sweeps the continent
22 Nov 2021
How long can China continue its net-zero Covid-19 approach?
A child is tested for Covid-19 in Lanzhou, China
Why we’re talking about . . .

How long can China continue its net-zero Covid-19 approach?

City of four million people locked down after six infections reported
27 Oct 2021
Covid case slump hopes: why is Downing Street resisting Plan B?
Health Secretary Sajid Javid
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Covid case slump hopes: why is Downing Street resisting Plan B?

Leaked documents suggest new restrictions could cost UK economy £18bn if in place for five months
26 Oct 2021
Why is half of Britain predicting a lockdown?
NHS poster saying Stay Home, Save Lives in London
Today’s big question

Why is half of Britain predicting a lockdown?

Booster vaccine programme has been criticised as moving ‘extremely slowly’ as Covid-19 cases hit a peak of nearly 50,000
20 Oct 2021
Boris, Carrie and the godmother at Christmas
Boris and Carrie Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Boris, Carrie and the godmother at Christmas

Claims by ‘confidante’ have raised questions about Johnsons’ childcare bubbles
19 Oct 2021
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