Politics

How Boris Johnson lost the support of his party
Boris Johnson
Getting to grips with . . .

How Boris Johnson lost the support of his party

Pincher affair was final catalyst in already imploding premiership
7 Jul 2022
What will Boris Johnson do after leaving Downing Street?
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street
Today’s big question

What will Boris Johnson do after leaving Downing Street?

The PM is due to quit No. 10 this autumn
7 Jul 2022
The favourites to replace Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid
In Depth

The favourites to replace Boris Johnson

Here are the leading contenders to replace the PM following his resignation announcement
7 Jul 2022
Could Theresa May become caretaker PM?
Theresa May and Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Could Theresa May become caretaker PM?

Overseeing government following Johnson’s resignation could be ‘ultimate revenge’ for the former Tory leader
7 Jul 2022
‘You’ll have to dip your hands in blood to get rid of me’
Today’s newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘You’ll have to dip your hands in blood to get rid of me’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
7 Jul 2022
Will the 1922 Committee oust Boris Johnson?
Tory MP Graham Brady
In Depth

Will the 1922 Committee oust Boris Johnson?

Influential group of backbenchers could change critical rule that would allow another confidence vote to be brought against PM
6 Jul 2022
Will there be a snap general election?
A sign directs voters to a polling station
In Depth

Will there be a snap general election?

Labour leads in polls as Tories hit by cabinet resignations
6 Jul 2022

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What next for Boris Johnson after ‘bombshell’ resignations?
Boris Johnson
Getting to grips with . . .

What next for Boris Johnson after ‘bombshell’ resignations?

Prime minister told it is ‘game over’ as Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid quit government
6 Jul 2022
What will Chancellor Zahawi do for the cost-of-living crisis?
Nadhim Zahawi
Today’s big question

What will Chancellor Zahawi do for the cost-of-living crisis?

The UK’s new chancellor faces rising inflation, a cost-of-living crisis, and demands for public-sector pay rises
6 Jul 2022
Has Labour ended any chance of rejoining EU?
Keir Starmer
Talking point

Has Labour ended any chance of rejoining EU?

Opposition would not rejoin the customs union or single market if voted in, says Keir Starmer
6 Jul 2022
Johnson’s premiership ‘on the brink’ as Sunak and Javid resign
​Sajid Javid and Rishi Sunak have quit Boris Johnson’s government
In Depth

Johnson’s premiership ‘on the brink’ as Sunak and Javid resign

Prime minister loses both chancellor and health secretary within minutes amid Pincher row
5 Jul 2022
Boris Johnson and his trouble with the truth
Boris Johnson at the weekly cabinet meeting today
Why we’re talking about . . .

Boris Johnson and his trouble with the truth

Lord McDonald’s ‘highly damaging letter’ about Chris Pincher reignites questions about PM’s honesty
5 Jul 2022
‘Go-slow’ protesters: who they are and what they want
Traffic on an a-road
Fact file

‘Go-slow’ protesters: who they are and what they want

Priti Patel urging police to arrest motorists deliberately jamming up roads
5 Jul 2022
Chris Mason: who is the BBC’s new political editor?
New BBC political editor Chris Mason
Profile

Chris Mason: who is the BBC’s new political editor?

Long-time correspondent and presenter seen as safe pair of hands during time of transition
5 Jul 2022
What did Johnson really know about Pincher?
Chris Pincher
Today’s big question

What did Johnson really know about Pincher?

Downing Street admits that PM was aware of media reports when deputy chief whip was appointed
4 Jul 2022
What is Erskine May?
Houses of Parliament
Fact file

What is Erskine May?

Bible of parliamentary procedure is the glue that holds the UK’s unwritten constitution together
4 Jul 2022
Inside the Carlton Club
The Carlton Club on St James’s Street
Behind the scenes

Inside the Carlton Club

Chris Pincher quits as Tory deputy chief whip after reports of groping at the private club
1 Jul 2022
‘Playground insults’: what world leaders have said about Vladimir Putin
G7 leaders
Getting to grips with . . .

‘Playground insults’: what world leaders have said about Vladimir Putin

‘Extraordinary banter’ from G7 met with more intense Russian missile strikes
1 Jul 2022
Is tactical voting a threat to the Tories?
Ed Davey and Richard Foord
In Brief

Is tactical voting a threat to the Tories?

Pundits argue it’s ‘back with a vengeance’ – and could transform the electoral arithmetic
1 Jul 2022
Raab, Rayner and the ‘approving wink’
Dominic Raab
Why we’re talking about . . .

Raab, Rayner and the ‘approving wink’

Justice secretary claims gesture was intended for another Labour frontbencher
30 Jun 2022
Partygate inquiry kicks off: Westminster’s Jerry Springer?
Labour grandee Harriet Harman
Talking point

Partygate inquiry kicks off: Westminster’s Jerry Springer?

Privileges Committee begins taking evidence for investigation into Boris Johnson
30 Jun 2022
Nato vs. Russia: who would win in a war?
Nato troops
Today’s big question

Nato vs. Russia: who would win in a war?

Turkey, Finland and Sweden reach agreement to allow the two Nordic states to join Nato
30 Jun 2022
The countries where abortion is illegal
US abortion-rights activists march toward the White House
In Depth

The countries where abortion is illegal

Millions of US women have lost their right to terminate pregnancies following Supreme Court ruling
29 Jun 2022
A history of defecting MPs
Douglas Carswell with Nigel Farage after defecting to UKIP in 2014
In Depth

A history of defecting MPs

Politicians have crossed the floor for reasons ranging from Brexit to bids to reshape Britain’s two-party system
28 Jun 2022
Le bromance: have Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron really turned the page?
Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Le bromance: have Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron really turned the page?

PM and French president find consensus over Ukraine during G7 summit in Bavaria
27 Jun 2022
What by-election defeats mean for Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

What by-election defeats mean for Boris Johnson

The PM faces a trio of challenges after two heavy losses at the polls
24 Jun 2022
Keir Starmer: too boring for power?
Keir Starmer
Talking point

Keir Starmer: too boring for power?

Party insiders worry their leader's lack of charisma may be holding Labour back
23 Jun 2022
Will the rail strikes work in Boris Johnson’s favour?
Boris Johnson on a train
Today’s big question

Will the rail strikes work in Boris Johnson’s favour?

Ministers already talking of ‘Labour’s train strikes’, but many voters are open minded
23 Jun 2022
Bill of Rights: how human rights laws are set to change
Dominic Raab
Why we’re talking about . . .

Bill of Rights: how human rights laws are set to change

New draft legislation seeks to abolish the Human Rights Act introduced into UK law in 1998
22 Jun 2022
What is the wage-price spiral?
Protester in London 2022
Today’s big question

What is the wage-price spiral?

UK inflation has hit a 40-year high amid threats of further strikes by unions demanding wage increases for struggling workers
22 Jun 2022
Who will win in Wakefield and Tiverton?
Wakefield town centre
Today’s big question

Who will win in Wakefield and Tiverton?

Labour and Lib Dems hoping to pick up seats vacated by Imran Ahmad Khan and Neil Parish
21 Jun 2022
Carrie Johnson, the vanishing story and ‘plum jobs’
Boris and Carrie Johnson celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Why we’re talking about . . .

Carrie Johnson, the vanishing story and ‘plum jobs’

No. 10 admits speaking to The Times as ‘incendiary’ article was pulled
21 Jun 2022
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
Lord Geidt quits: the ‘impossible’ job of Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser
Lord Geidt
Profile

Lord Geidt quits: the ‘impossible’ job of Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser

Peer says he was put in an ‘impossible and odious position’
16 Jun 2022
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