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‘Taxpayers face bill for propping up energy firms’
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Today’s newspapers

‘Taxpayers face bill for propping up energy firms’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
20 Sep 2021
Gove’s task to put ‘meat on the bones’ of ‘levelling-up’ agenda
Michael Gove
Behind the scenes

Gove’s task to put ‘meat on the bones’ of ‘levelling-up’ agenda

Former rival of Boris Johnson will oversee one of PM’s key government pledges
17 Sep 2021
Boris Johnson’s plan to revive imperial measurements
A fruit and vegetable market in Bolton
Why we’re talking about . . .

Boris Johnson’s plan to revive imperial measurements

Bid to bring back pounds and ounces is part of a bonfire of EU regulations
17 Sep 2021
Everything you need to know about the Labour Party conference 2021
Keir Starmer
The latest on . . .

Everything you need to know about the Labour Party conference 2021

Key details and expectations for Keir Starmer’s first in-person conference speech
17 Sep 2021
Boris Johnson’s reshuffle: who is in and who is out?
Gavin Williamson
Getting to grips with . . .

Boris Johnson’s reshuffle: who is in and who is out?

Liz Truss promoted to foreign secretary as Dominic Raab demoted in cull of big names
16 Sep 2021
‘Pushing back’ migrant boats: a sensible way to stamp out people-smuggling or a deeply ‘callous’ policy?
Migrants disembark from a vessel in Calais
In Brief

‘Pushing back’ migrant boats: a sensible way to stamp out people-smuggling or a deeply ‘callous’ policy?

Priti Patel has secured new advice authorising Border Force to ‘push back’ migrant boats into French waters
16 Sep 2021
What does the cabinet reshuffle mean for next election?
Liz Truss
Today’s big question

What does the cabinet reshuffle mean for next election?

Party staff told to prepare for the polls as Boris Johnson shakes up top team
16 Sep 2021

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Vaccine passports: the pros and cons of Covid certification
London nightclub
Pros and cons

Vaccine passports: the pros and cons of Covid certification

UK government’s coronavirus ‘plan B’ could see proof of vaccination become mandatory
15 Sep 2021
Can Michael Gove ‘save Christmas’?
Michael Gove
Today’s big question

Can Michael Gove ‘save Christmas’?

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has been tasked with fixing Britain’s supply chain issues
15 Sep 2021
Behind the Lib Dems’ 27% drop in members
Ed Davey
In Depth

Behind the Lib Dems’ 27% drop in members

Ed Davey accused of failing to lead Liberal Democrats out of Labour’s shadow
15 Sep 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
Canadian Conservatives ‘learning from Johnson’ to defeat Trudeau
Canadian Conservative leader Erin O’Toole
Behind the scenes

Canadian Conservatives ‘learning from Johnson’ to defeat Trudeau

Erin O’Toole drafts in architects of UK PM’s 2019 win as battle with Liberals goes to the wire
14 Sep 2021
Boris Johnson rips up Covid rules: what is his plan for the winter?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Boris Johnson rips up Covid rules: what is his plan for the winter?

Vaccines are central to government efforts to avoid further Covid-19 lockdowns
13 Sep 2021
Scottish independence odds and polls: will Scotland vote to leave?
Nicola Sturgeon is re-elected to position of first minister
In Depth

Scottish independence odds and polls: will Scotland vote to leave?

Westminster ‘terrified’ that Scots will realise ‘independence works’, says Nicola Sturgeon
13 Sep 2021
Five big problems with the UK’s childcare system
Boris Johnson visits a nursery in west London
Why we’re talking about . . .

Five big problems with the UK’s childcare system

Childcare costs under the spotlight in parliament today as parents forced to choose ‘between child and career’
13 Sep 2021
Is Labour’s lead over the Tories a sign of things to come?
Boris Johnson
Between the lines

Is Labour’s lead over the Tories a sign of things to come?

Conservatives hit by five-point slump as Keir Starmer takes first lead since January
10 Sep 2021
Michel Barnier: from Europhile Brexit negotiator to Eurosceptic presidential candidate
Michel Barnier
Profile

Michel Barnier: from Europhile Brexit negotiator to Eurosceptic presidential candidate

Ex-colleagues ‘stunned’ by former EU hardliner’s pitch to replace Emmanuel Macron as French leader
10 Sep 2021
Is Johnson ushering in a new era of Toryism?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Is Johnson ushering in a new era of Toryism?

Newly announced National Insurance hike is controversial departure from the party’s low-tax tradition
9 Sep 2021
Why the BBC is bracing for another hiring row with No. 10
BBC Broadcasting House
Behind the scenes

Why the BBC is bracing for another hiring row with No. 10

Resignation of powerful director of news expected to trigger further political fallout
9 Sep 2021
French furious over Patel plan to turn back Channel migrants
Priti Patel greets Afghan refugees at Heathrow Airport
The latest on . . .

French furious over Patel plan to turn back Channel migrants

Home secretary warned threat could have ‘negative impact on our co-operation’
9 Sep 2021
Why Boris Johnson’s plan won’t fix social care
Boris Johnson during visit to Westport Care Home in Stepney Green, east London
Expert’s view

Why Boris Johnson’s plan won’t fix social care

Analysis suggests cash generated by proposed tax hikes will not be enough to tackle both the NHS and wider care crises
8 Sep 2021
From face masks to free school meals: Boris Johnson’s five biggest U-turns on Covid
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

From face masks to free school meals: Boris Johnson’s five biggest U-turns on Covid

No. 10 asks visitors show vaccine passports to meet with prime minister
7 Sep 2021
Will breaking his tax pledge ‘define’ Johnson’s premiership?
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

Will breaking his tax pledge ‘define’ Johnson’s premiership?

Senior Tories warn that plan to fund social care could provoke ‘significant backlash’
7 Sep 2021
Why the UK is heading for a clash with France over Channel migrants
Migrants arriving in the UK
Getting to grips with . . .

Why the UK is heading for a clash with France over Channel migrants

Priti Patel may withhold £54m payment promised to Paris to curb illegal crossings
7 Sep 2021
The biggest problems facing Johnson as Parliament returns
Boris Johnson
Getting to grips with . . .

The biggest problems facing Johnson as Parliament returns

Threat of backbench revolt looming over the PM following summer recess
6 Sep 2021
Why Dominic Cummings wants to thwart a Donald Trump comeback
Dominic Cummings leaves his London home
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Dominic Cummings wants to thwart a Donald Trump comeback

Former No. 10 adviser publishes plan to squeeze former president out of 2024 election campaign
3 Sep 2021
Arguments for and against privatising the NHS
Surgery at an NHS hospital
In Depth

Arguments for and against privatising the NHS

Government accused of ‘stealthily’ selling of healthcare services
3 Sep 2021
Boris Johnson’s manifesto-busting tax rise to fund social care
A nurse in a care home
Why we’re talking about . . .

Boris Johnson’s manifesto-busting tax rise to fund social care

Health secretary pushing for hike in National Insurance amid social care crisis
3 Sep 2021
What is David Cameron doing now?
David Cameron
In Depth

What is David Cameron doing now?

The former prime minister could be set to receive a multi-million-pound windfall
2 Sep 2021
Dominic Raab’s reckoning: can foreign secretary hold on to his job?
Dominic Raab
Today’s big question

Dominic Raab’s reckoning: can foreign secretary hold on to his job?

As Raab faces MPs, one senior government source thinks he is ‘toast’
1 Sep 2021
Who is Tom Tugendhat? From soldier to ‘possible future Tory leader’
Tom Tugendhat
Profile

Who is Tom Tugendhat? From soldier to ‘possible future Tory leader’

Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee won praise for his ‘electrifying address’ on Afghanistan last month
1 Sep 2021
The government’s ‘escalation in hostilities’ against the BBC
BBC Broadcasting House
Why we’re talking about . . .

The government’s ‘escalation in hostilities’ against the BBC

Ministers reject plea for cost of licence fee to keep up with inflation
31 Aug 2021
The Scottish National Party and the Greens: a ‘joyous’ union?
Nicola Sturgeon holds a media briefing with Scottish Greens co-leaders Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater at Bute House on 20 August 2021 in Edinburgh
In Brief

The Scottish National Party and the Greens: a ‘joyous’ union?

This ‘cynical alliance’ has only one aim, says the New Statesman: bolstering Nicola Sturgeon’s case for a second referendum
26 Aug 2021
Labour’s ‘new deal’ for working people explained
Keir Starmer
Getting to grips with . . .

Labour’s ‘new deal’ for working people explained

Party promising to overhaul welfare, increase job security and boost training
24 Aug 2021
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