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Next Tory leader odds and polls: the frontrunners to replace Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid
In Depth

Next Tory leader odds and polls: the frontrunners to replace Boris Johnson

Prime minister faces growing revolt and defection over ‘Partygate’ scandal
19 Jan 2022
What is Donald Trump doing now?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What is Donald Trump doing now?

‘Significant evidence of fraud’ uncovered in ex-president’s business empire, New York attorney-general says
19 Jan 2022
Who will win the 2022 French election?
French President Emmanuel Macron
In Focus

Who will win the 2022 French election?

Socialist candidates in ‘freefall’ as French voters turn their backs on the left
19 Jan 2022
How does a no confidence vote work?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

How does a no confidence vote work?

Newly elected MPs plan to submit letters to 1922 chairman Sir Graham Brady
19 Jan 2022
‘Porkie pie plot to ditch the PM’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Porkie pie plot to ditch the PM’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
19 Jan 2022
What is in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill?
A woman is arrested during the vigil for Sarah Everard
Getting to grips with . . .

What is in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill?

Peers reject ‘draconian’ government amendments to mammoth piece of crime and justice legislation
18 Jan 2022
Penny Mordaunt: the ‘dark horse candidate’ to become next Tory leader
Penny Mordaunt
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Penny Mordaunt: the ‘dark horse candidate’ to become next Tory leader

The trade minister and staunch Brexiteer is a favourite to replace embattled Boris Johnson
18 Jan 2022

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

Moscow and military alliance ‘on different tracks’ in negotiations, Putin spokesperson says
17 Jan 2022
Red Meat and Save Big Dog: what is Boris Johnson’s next move?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Red Meat and Save Big Dog: what is Boris Johnson’s next move?

Punchy policy announcements and a clear-out of PM’s senior staff form part of the plan to save his sinking premiership
17 Jan 2022
BBC licence fee: the pros and cons
BBC
In Depth

BBC licence fee: the pros and cons

Culture secretary signals that national broadcaster will have new funding model from 2027
17 Jan 2022
What Boris Johnson’s troubles mean for Labour’s election chances
Boris Johnson
Getting to grips with . . .

What Boris Johnson’s troubles mean for Labour’s election chances

Shadow health secretary says the PM is ‘great’ for the opposition
17 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
The most bitter political rivalries in history
Tony Blair and Gordon Brown
Between the lines

The most bitter political rivalries in history

The Week looks at some of the most notable feuds between Britain’s parliamentary titans
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
Sue Gray: the civil servant investigating No. 10 lockdown parties
Boris Johnson leaves the Houses of Parliament after Prime Minister’s Questions
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Sue Gray: the civil servant investigating No. 10 lockdown parties

Senior Whitehall official tasked with probing Downing Street lockdown parties
13 Jan 2022
A history of MPs who were investigated by the police
Former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe
In Depth

A history of MPs who were investigated by the police

From Jeremy Thorpe to Keith Vaz, The Week takes a look at MPs who have faced police scrutiny
12 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
Will red wall Tories defect to Labour?
Boris Johnson
Between the lines

Will red wall Tories defect to Labour?

Conservative backbenchers frustrated over negative headlines and ‘levelling up’ promises
12 Jan 2022
Is Jeremy Corbyn preparing to launch a new party?
Jeremy Corbyn
Today’s big question

Is Jeremy Corbyn preparing to launch a new party?

Former Labour leader being urged to run under the banner of his charity at next election
11 Jan 2022
David Sassoli: the European parliament president dead at 65
European Parliament President David Sassoli
Profile

David Sassoli: the European parliament president dead at 65

Journalist turned senior EU figure passed away after brief hospitalisation
11 Jan 2022
‘BYO!’: Boris and Carrie in fresh Downing Street party row
Boris and Carrie Johnson
Behind the scenes

‘BYO!’: Boris and Carrie in fresh Downing Street party row

Leaked email shows No. 10’s most senior civil servant organised May 2020 drinks gathering
11 Jan 2022
Boris Johnson’s ‘shambles’: the four main problems facing PM
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

Boris Johnson’s ‘shambles’: the four main problems facing PM

Tory leader under pressure to tackle crises including soaring cost of living
10 Jan 2022
Michael Gove’s billion-pound plan to end cladding scandal
Michael Gove
Getting to grips with . . .

Michael Gove’s billion-pound plan to end cladding scandal

Housing secretary warns residential property developers that ‘we are coming for you’
10 Jan 2022
How ‘Great Exhibition’ texts triggered a Boris Johnson corruption row
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

How ‘Great Exhibition’ texts triggered a Boris Johnson corruption row

PM promised to consider donor’s pet project during talks about flat refurbishment funding
7 Jan 2022
Tony Blair: a controversial knight
Tony Blair
In Focus

Tony Blair: a controversial knight

More than half a million people have signed a petition calling for his award to be rescinded
7 Jan 2022
Is Keir Starmer a prime minister in waiting?
Keir Starmer
Today’s big question

Is Keir Starmer a prime minister in waiting?

Even the least favourable polls have Boris Johnson behind his Labour rival
7 Jan 2022
Will Joe Biden run again in 2024?
President Joe Biden
In Focus

Will Joe Biden run again in 2024?

US public gives president the thumbs down over his Covid-19 response
7 Jan 2022
Cost of living crisis: five changes that will hit households in 2022
Pensioner turns off water heater
In Depth

Cost of living crisis: five changes that will hit households in 2022

Labour warns of ‘rising bills and ballooning prices’
6 Jan 2022
Can Boris Johnson survive 2022 as prime minister?
Boris Johnson looking windswept
In Focus

Can Boris Johnson survive 2022 as prime minister?

It’s clear that the public has tired of the old, bumbling ‘Boris schtick’
6 Jan 2022
Who will be Italy’s next president?
Prime Minister Mario Draghi
In Focus

Who will be Italy’s next president?

Prime Minister Mario Draghi is front runner as parliament sets January voting date
6 Jan 2022
What should we expect from Keir Starmer in 2022?
Keir Starmer
Between the lines

What should we expect from Keir Starmer in 2022?

Labour leader accuses Boris Johnson of treating politics like ‘branch of the entertainment industry’
4 Jan 2022
Should the UK decriminalise some drugs?
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In Depth

Should the UK decriminalise some drugs?

Sadiq Khan planning to end prosecution of young people caught with cannabis
4 Jan 2022
Will an NHS ‘crisis’ trigger new Covid-19 restrictions?
Boris Johnson during a visit to a vaccination centre in Buckinghamshire
Behind the scenes

Will an NHS ‘crisis’ trigger new Covid-19 restrictions?

Healthcare trusts declare ‘critical incident’ as Boris Johnson warns of pressure on medical services
4 Jan 2022
Liz Truss: ‘last true Tory’ with an eye on No. 10
Liz Truss
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Liz Truss: ‘last true Tory’ with an eye on No. 10

Foreign secretary has ‘edged into pole position’ in race to become Boris Johnson’s successor
23 Dec 2021
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