Politics

How would Truss and Sunak tackle energy bills?
Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

How would Truss and Sunak tackle energy bills?

The issue has become a ‘key battleground’ in the Conservative leadership contest
12 Aug 2022
Will Liz Truss keep her promises?
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss
Talking point

Will Liz Truss keep her promises?

Truss is telling the Tories what they want to hear, but also has a history of abandoning positions
12 Aug 2022
‘Clueless’
Today’s newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Clueless’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
12 Aug 2022
Gordon Brown’s return: a ‘revenge narrative’?
Gordon Brown
Profile

Gordon Brown’s return: a ‘revenge narrative’?

Former PM has made a series of high-profile interventions on the cost-of-living crisis
11 Aug 2022
Has Liz Truss found an unlikely ally in Tony Blair?
Liz Truss
Speed Reads

Has Liz Truss found an unlikely ally in Tony Blair?

The Tory leadership hopeful and the former Labour PM are said to speak ‘fairly regularly’
10 Aug 2022
Pros and cons of prosecuting Donald Trump
Donald Trump enjoys cult-like loyalty from his supporters
The great debate

Pros and cons of prosecuting Donald Trump

Former president should not be above the law, but convicting him would have huge consequences
10 Aug 2022
Next Tory leader odds and polls: who will replace Boris Johnson?
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss
In Depth

Next Tory leader odds and polls: who will replace Boris Johnson?

Bookmakers slash odds on Liz Truss as poll puts her ahead of Labour leader in head-to-head
9 Aug 2022

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Will Boris Johnson step down as an MP?
Boris Johnson
Talking point

Will Boris Johnson step down as an MP?

Critics of the prime minister have called for him to resign his Commons seat
8 Aug 2022
How Truss and Sunak would tackle a recession
Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak at a debate
Getting to grips with . . .

How Truss and Sunak would tackle a recession

Foreign secretary plans dramatic tax cuts – which the former chancellor says will ‘pour fuel on the fire’
5 Aug 2022
Can anything stop Liz Truss?
Liz Truss meets supporters on the campaign trail in Woodford Green, London
Today’s big question

Can anything stop Liz Truss?

Foreign secretary is heading for No. 10 but her problem will be staying there
4 Aug 2022
Conservative leadership vote delayed as GCHQ warns of fraud risk
 Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss in the BBC leadership debate at Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
Speed Reads

Conservative leadership vote delayed as GCHQ warns of fraud risk

Plans to allow members to change their votes have been abandoned over security fears
3 Aug 2022
Nandy tests Starmer’s picket line order
Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy
Speed Reads

Nandy tests Starmer’s picket line order

The Labour leader appears to have U-turned on an order banning frontbenchers from picket lines
2 Aug 2022
Can Rishi Sunak’s tax cuts help him beat Liz Truss?
Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

Can Rishi Sunak’s tax cuts help him beat Liz Truss?

New polling suggests the gap between Truss and Sunak could be closer than previously believed
1 Aug 2022
Inside the row over Parliament’s new TikTok account
People take a selfie in front of the Houses of Parliament
The latest on . . .

Inside the row over Parliament’s new TikTok account

MPs warn that social media company could harvest user data
29 Jul 2022
Rishinomics vs. Trussonomics
Campaign mugs and signs for Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss
Talking point

Rishinomics vs. Trussonomics

Sunak’s tax policy is under fire, but can the country afford a dose of Trussonomics?
29 Jul 2022
Keir Starmer vs. the unions
RMT union general secretary Mike Lynch and Labour MP Sam Tarry join picket lines in London
Talking point

Keir Starmer vs. the unions

Labour leader criticised for sacking frontbencher who joined rail strike picket line
28 Jul 2022
What Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are saying about climate change
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss take part in a BBC leadership debate
Getting to grips with . . .

What Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are saying about climate change

The Tory leadership candidates have been accused of failing to address environmental crisis
28 Jul 2022
How would Rishi Sunak’s VAT cut on energy bills work?
Rishi Sunak on the campaign trail
Today’s big question

How would Rishi Sunak’s VAT cut on energy bills work?

Former chancellor’s latest promise sees him pivot away from his opposition to tax cuts
27 Jul 2022
How do Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak plan to tackle the NHS crisis?
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss during the BBC debate
Today’s big question

How do Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak plan to tackle the NHS crisis?

Healthcare got only ‘incidental mention’ during first Tory leadership debate despite record waiting lists
26 Jul 2022
The Met accused of ‘deferential’ policing over Partygate
Scotland Yard in London
Speed Reads

The Met accused of ‘deferential’ policing over Partygate

Force did not quiz Boris Johnson about lockdown breaches before deciding not to fine him
26 Jul 2022
Who came out top in last night’s Tory leadership debate?
Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak trade blows
The latest on . . .

Who came out top in last night’s Tory leadership debate?

Polls suggest Rishi Sunak ‘failed to land decisive blow’ against rival Liz Truss
26 Jul 2022
Harriet Harman: the ‘political survivor’ who will judge Boris Johnson
Harriet Harman in 2015
Profile

Harriet Harman: the ‘political survivor’ who will judge Boris Johnson

The former lawyer and so-called Mother of the House is leading probe into whether PM misled Parliament
25 Jul 2022
How popular is Donald Trump?
Donald Trump at ‘Save America’ rally in Arizona
Today’s big question

How popular is Donald Trump?

The Capitol riot hearings have damaged Trump’s popularity and cost him a major media ally
25 Jul 2022
Did Rishi Sunak really stop an Omicron lockdown?
Rishi Sunak walking down the street
Today’s big question

Did Rishi Sunak really stop an Omicron lockdown?

Tory leadership contender’s bold claim has been disputed by various government sources
22 Jul 2022
Why Johnson could face a by-election
Boris Johnson at 2019 election count in Uxbridge
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Johnson could face a by-election

Outgoing PM could lose his seat after privileges committee lowered its threshold
22 Jul 2022
Do politicians care about our children’s safety?
Children on the computer
In Brief

Do politicians care about our children’s safety?

Government’s Online Safety Bill has been shelved until at least the autumn and may even be scrapped
22 Jul 2022
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss’s voting records examined
Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak
Getting to grips with . . .

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss’s voting records examined

The parliamentary careers of the final two Tory leadership candidates compared
21 Jul 2022
Tory tribes and ‘backroom deals’: how the final leadership candidates were chosen
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss at the ITV debate
Behind the scenes

Tory tribes and ‘backroom deals’: how the final leadership candidates were chosen

Shortlist in the race to replace Boris Johnson is whittled down to two
20 Jul 2022
PMQs: Boris Johnson’s best zingers and worst gaffes
Boris Johnson at his final PMQs
Why we’re talking about . . .

PMQs: Boris Johnson’s best zingers and worst gaffes

‘Hasta la vista, baby’ were the PM’s final words from the despatch box
20 Jul 2022
Could Kemi Badenoch be the next prime minister?
Kemi Badenoch speaks in ITV’s leadership debate
Profile

Could Kemi Badenoch be the next prime minister?

Former equalities minister is in the final four in the race to replace Boris Johnson
19 Jul 2022
Could an independent Scotland rejoin the EU?
The Scottish Saltire and EU flag fly side by side in Edinburgh
In Depth

Could an independent Scotland rejoin the EU?

A bumpy ride through indyref2, a divorce deal with London and an application to Brussels could take ten years
19 Jul 2022
Tucker Carlson: from Fox News to US president?
Tucker Carlson is the voice of the American right
Profile

Tucker Carlson: from Fox News to US president?

Controversial commentator and ‘heir to Donald Trump’ is ‘setting the terms’ for the 2024 race
19 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?

In theory a no confidence vote could lead to an early election, with bookies predicting hung parliament if vote was held tomorrow
18 Jul 2022
Inside Chequers: the country estate where Boris Johnson held his ‘farewell bash’
External view of Chequers
In Depth

Inside Chequers: the country estate where Boris Johnson held his ‘farewell bash’

Outgoing PM under fire for missing emergency Cobra meeting on heatwave to throw leaving party
18 Jul 2022
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