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Sue Gray: the Whitehall ‘sleazebuster’ investigating No. 10 lockdown parties
Boris Johnson leaves the Houses of Parliament after Prime Minister’s Questions
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Sue Gray: the Whitehall ‘sleazebuster’ investigating No. 10 lockdown parties

Senior mandarin rumoured to have email ‘confirming objections’ to No. 10 party
21 Jan 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

Two further parties held in No. 10 as Queen mourned death of Prince Philip
14 Jan 2022
Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 January
Boris Johnson during a visit to a vaccination centre in his Uxbridge constituency
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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
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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
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‘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

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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
Is the government’s Covid toolkit enough to avoid a winter lockdown?
Nadhim Zahawi
Today’s big question

Is the government’s Covid toolkit enough to avoid a winter lockdown?

Powers to enforce the ‘last resort’ measure will stay on the statute book
14 Sep 2021
Does the UK need October ‘firebreak’ lockdown?
An ambulance queue outside of a hospital
The latest on . . .

Does the UK need October ‘firebreak’ lockdown?

School half-term may be extended if Covid-19 case rates continue to increase
7 Sep 2021
‘Kane has found a gentlemen’s agreement is meaningless in the brutal world of football’
Harry Kane
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‘Kane has found a gentlemen’s agreement is meaningless in the brutal world of football’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
26 Aug 2021
Should the UK be worried about the Beta variant in Spain and France?
Holidaymakers on a beach in Spain
Expert’s view

Should the UK be worried about the Beta variant in Spain and France?

The resurgence of the South African variant in two popular holiday destinations will be a concern for the UK government
2 Aug 2021
Why ‘Freedom Day’ is a classic piece of propaganda
Freedom Day nightclub
Expert’s view

Why ‘Freedom Day’ is a classic piece of propaganda

Rhetoric is latest in long line of associations between Covid and the Second World War
19 Jul 2021
Is it safe to ditch face masks after ‘Freedom Day’?
Rishi Sunak removes face mask
Today’s big question

Is it safe to ditch face masks after ‘Freedom Day’?

Ministers keen to drop all coronavirus restrictions despite warnings from health experts
25 Jun 2021
Leaked report reveals cost of post-Freedom Day restrictions
Boris Johnson meets patients during a visit to the vaccination centre
Behind the scenes

Leaked report reveals cost of post-Freedom Day restrictions

England set to drop face masks and social distancing from 19 July
23 Jun 2021
Inside Boris Johnson’s plan for how the UK can ‘live with Covid’
Boris Johnson walks up Downing Street to No. 10
Behind the scenes

Inside Boris Johnson’s plan for how the UK can ‘live with Covid’

Leaked Whitehall documents reveal proposed measures to stop the spread after final step out of lockdown
16 Jun 2021
Freedom Day delay: ‘catastrophic’ for businesses on life support
Liverpool held a test event in April, but nightclubs remain closed
In Focus

Freedom Day delay: ‘catastrophic’ for businesses on life support

Billions to be wiped from economy and Sunak rejects calls to extend furlough scheme
14 Jun 2021
Will Johnson end coronavirus restrictions in England on 21 June?
Boris Johnson arrives to receive his second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Today’s big question

Will Johnson end coronavirus restrictions in England on 21 June?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak ‘happy’ to delay ‘freedom day’ to give businesses greater ‘certainty’
11 Jun 2021
Quiz of The Week
Boris Johnson receives his second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
4 Jun 2021
The pros and cons of local lockdowns
Blackburn
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of local lockdowns

Targeted approach to restrictions considered by ministers as Indian variant cases rise
18 May 2021
How locking down streets could stop new Covid variants
A sign warning people to socially distance to avoid local lockdowns
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How locking down streets could stop new Covid variants

Localised restrictions may be ‘most effective measure possible’ for stopping outbreaks
16 Apr 2021
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