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The possible outcomes of the Sue Gray report
Boris Johnson during a visit to a factory in Anglesey, North Wales
Behind the scenes

The possible outcomes of the Sue Gray report

Whitehall probe could trigger wave of civil service sackings – or Boris Johnson’s resignation
28 Jan 2022
The strangest rules MPs have to follow
The Palace of Westminster
Between the lines

The strangest rules MPs have to follow

One of the oldest assemblies in the world, parliament has many bizarre regulations and conventions
28 Jan 2022
‘US sounds alarm over Russian cash in London’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘US sounds alarm over Russian cash in London’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
28 Jan 2022
Cost of living crisis: the squeeze continues
Pensioner turns off water heater
In Depth

Cost of living crisis: the squeeze continues

Five changes that will hit UK households in 2022
27 Jan 2022
Are we heading for a snap general election?
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Today’s big question

Are we heading for a snap general election?

A new Conservative leader would need a fresh mandate from the public, argues Cabinet minister
26 Jan 2022
Partygate vs. Cash for Honours: the Boris and Blair rows compared
Tony Blair
In Depth

Partygate vs. Cash for Honours: the Boris and Blair rows compared

Boris Johnson could become the first PM to be questioned by police since Tony Blair in 2006
26 Jan 2022
Where did the term snowflake come from?
Snowflake
Between the lines

Where did the term snowflake come from?

The term is often said to derive from the 1996 cult book Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
26 Jan 2022

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‘Ambushed by cake’: the many defences of Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Ambushed by cake’: the many defences of Boris Johnson

Throughout ‘partygate’, No. 10 has consistently denied claims that rules were broken
26 Jan 2022
Who will win the 2022 French election?
French President Emmanuel Macron
In Focus

Who will win the 2022 French election?

Voters would support unelected ‘strongman’ in the Elysee, poll shows
26 Jan 2022
How global corruption has ‘flourished’
Slovakian Prime Minister Janez Janša
In Depth

How global corruption has ‘flourished’

Report warns of ‘worrying new normal’ as anti-sleaze measures ‘neglected or rolled back’
26 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

Investigation by Scotland Yard delays Sue Gray’s report into No. 10 gatherings
25 Jan 2022
The most damaging birthday bash details for Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

The most damaging birthday bash details for Boris Johnson

Reports say guests ate picnic food from M&S and were served a Union Jack cake
25 Jan 2022
Has Sue Gray seen ‘smoking gun’ evidence?
A police officer at the door of No. 10 Downing Street
Today’s big question

Has Sue Gray seen ‘smoking gun’ evidence?

Pivotal week for Boris Johnson as he awaits findings of lockdown breaches investigation
24 Jan 2022
Who will become Italy’s next president?
Prime Minister Mario Draghi
In Focus

Who will become Italy’s next president?

Secret ballot begins as Silvio Berlusconi drops out of race
24 Jan 2022
Nusrat Ghani and the Tory party’s Islamophobia problem
Nusrat Ghani
Why we’re talking about . . .

Nusrat Ghani and the Tory party’s Islamophobia problem

Boris Johnson launches inquiry after MP claims ‘Muslimness’ was given as reason for her sacking
24 Jan 2022
What is the 1922 Committee - and will it oust Boris Johnson?
Tory MP Graham Brady
In Depth

What is the 1922 Committee - and will it oust Boris Johnson?

Influential group of Tory backbenchers could play a key role in no confidence vote
21 Jan 2022
Sue Gray: the Whitehall ‘sleazebuster’ investigating No. 10 lockdown parties
Boris Johnson leaves the Houses of Parliament after Prime Minister’s Questions
Profile

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
‘Partygate’ and the dark art of political whipping
Conservative Chief Whip Mark Spencer
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Partygate’ and the dark art of political whipping

Rebel Tory MPs accuse Boris Johnson’s chief whip of blackmail in ‘partygate’ row
21 Jan 2022
Will there be more Tory defections?
Christian Wakeford
Today’s big question

Will there be more Tory defections?

Labour sources claim to be in talks with other Conservative MPs considering crossing the floor
20 Jan 2022
The best Boris Johnson parody videos
Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

The best Boris Johnson parody videos

‘Partygate’ revelations have inspired a string of viral spoofs mocking the prime minister
20 Jan 2022
Scottish independence odds and polls: will Scotland leave the UK?
Nicola Sturgeon is re-elected to position of first minister
In Depth

Scottish independence odds and polls: will Scotland leave the UK?

Prospect of another referendum has remained on the front line of politics north of the border
20 Jan 2022
Does the Anglosphere exist?
Joe Biden announces Aukus pact
Getting to grips with . . .

Does the Anglosphere exist?

Do the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States share more than a language?
20 Jan 2022
Joe Biden: verdicts on the president’s first year in the White House
Joe Biden arrives for a press conference marking his first year in the White House
Between the lines

Joe Biden: verdicts on the president’s first year in the White House

Covid-19, the economy and democracy have dominated ‘tumultuous’ twelve months
20 Jan 2022
Who will replace Laura Kuenssberg as BBC political editor?
Laura Kuenssberg interviewing Primer Minister Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Who will replace Laura Kuenssberg as BBC political editor?

Field opens up after Vicki Young rules herself out of race
20 Jan 2022
The frontrunners to replace Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid
In Depth

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
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
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
Profile

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
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
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
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