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The UK’s most popular politicians in 2021
Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson on Downing Street
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The UK’s most popular politicians in 2021

Chancellor ‘put to the test’ in today’s budget speech
27 Oct 2021
Budget: did Rishi Sunak pull any rabbits from his hat? 
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament
In Focus

Budget: did Rishi Sunak pull any rabbits from his hat? 

After a deluge of leaks, the chancellor gave his joint budget and spending review
27 Oct 2021
‘An eye-watering waste of money’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘An eye-watering waste of money’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
27 Oct 2021
Covid case slump hopes: why is Downing Street resisting Plan B?
Health Secretary Sajid Javid
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Covid case slump hopes: why is Downing Street resisting Plan B?

Leaked documents suggest new restrictions could cost UK economy £18bn if in place for five months
26 Oct 2021
‘Resign!’: what are the rules on leaking government budgets?
Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

‘Resign!’: what are the rules on leaking government budgets?

Deputy speaker suggests Rishi Sunak has breached ministerial code
26 Oct 2021
Capitol Hill rioters: ‘US Congress members helped us plan attack’
Pro-Trump protesters storm the Captiol building.
Behind the scenes

Capitol Hill rioters: ‘US Congress members helped us plan attack’

Protest organisers claim to have met ‘dozens’ of times with lawmakers and White House staff
26 Oct 2021
Budget predictions: what’s Rishi Sunak got in store?
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak poses with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street
Today’s big question

Budget predictions: what’s Rishi Sunak got in store?

Wednesday’s budget and spending review have had ‘more trails than the average James Bond movie’
25 Oct 2021

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What is Donald Trump up to now?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What is Donald Trump up to now?

Former president’s new social network mocked by internet pranksters
22 Oct 2021
The candidates to replace Laura Kuenssberg
Laura Kuenssberg interviewing Primer Minister Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

The candidates to replace Laura Kuenssberg

Former North America editor Jon Sopel is tipped as a potential successor
22 Oct 2021
‘Hissy fits’ and blatant bullying: Sajid Javid vs. the GPs
Sajid Javid
In Brief

‘Hissy fits’ and blatant bullying: Sajid Javid vs. the GPs

93% of GPs in England see the health secretary’s plans to encourage face-to-face appointments as unacceptable
21 Oct 2021
What herd immunity means - and why it is back in the spotlight
London crowds
Why we’re talking about . . .

What herd immunity means - and why it is back in the spotlight

Government insider suggests current Covid-19 strategy is ‘tantamount’ to a policy of herd immunity
21 Oct 2021
Will Steve Bannon face jail time over the Capitol riot inquiry?
Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon
In Depth

Will Steve Bannon face jail time over the Capitol riot inquiry?

Lawmakers vote in favour of prosecuting ex-Donald Trump aide
20 Oct 2021
Could a ‘small-town mayor’ bring down Viktor Orban?
Peter Marki-Zay speaks to supporters after being selected to oppose Viktor Orban
Profile

Could a ‘small-town mayor’ bring down Viktor Orban?

Peter Marki-Zay selected to lead unified diverse opposition against strongman leader
20 Oct 2021
Prevent: is the UK’s anti-extremist programme fit for purpose?
David Amess tributes
In Depth

Prevent: is the UK’s anti-extremist programme fit for purpose?

Death of Southend West MP David Amess put anti-radicalisation programme back in the spotlight
19 Oct 2021
The pros and cons of legalised assisted dying
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Pros and cons

The pros and cons of legalised assisted dying

House of Lords to consider law change on doctor-assisted suicide
19 Oct 2021
Boris, Carrie and the godmother at Christmas
Boris and Carrie Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Boris, Carrie and the godmother at Christmas

Claims by ‘confidante’ have raised questions about Johnsons’ childcare bubbles
19 Oct 2021
What Poland’s clash with the EU means for the bloc
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
Global lens

What Poland’s clash with the EU means for the bloc

Rumours of ‘Polexit’ fizzling out – but a ‘dirty remain’ could be worse
19 Oct 2021
The rise and fall of Sebastian Kurz
Sebastian Kurz
In Depth

The rise and fall of Sebastian Kurz

Corruption scandal forces star of European centre-right out of chancellery – again
19 Oct 2021
The potential motivations behind Amess’s murder
David Amess graffiti
Today’s big question

The potential motivations behind Amess’s murder

Police and security services said to be exploring a number of theories
18 Oct 2021
A history of MPs murdered in office
Tributes are left at the scene of the fatal stabbing of MP David Amess
In Depth

A history of MPs murdered in office

Death of Southend West MP comes just five years after Jo Cox was killed
18 Oct 2021
David Amess, Jo Cox and the knotty problem of MPs’ security
Portrait of David Amess at St Michael’s Church in Leigh-on-Sea
Expert’s view

David Amess, Jo Cox and the knotty problem of MPs’ security

Protecting politicians away from Parliament while maintaining democratic openness presents major challenges
18 Oct 2021
MP David Amess stabbed to death
David Amess
The latest on . . .

MP David Amess stabbed to death

Man arrested following attack at the Conservative MP’s constituency surgery in Essex
15 Oct 2021
What is on the agenda for Boris Johnson’s cabinet ‘away day’?
Boris Johnson during the Conservative Party conference in Manchester
Behind the scenes

What is on the agenda for Boris Johnson’s cabinet ‘away day’?

PM whisks away top team as Brexit minister attends make-or-break EU summit
15 Oct 2021
Who’s to blame for UK’s looming Christmas crisis?
A man dressed as Santa Claus walks through Manchester city centre
Today’s big question

Who’s to blame for UK’s looming Christmas crisis?

Brexit and Covid-19 among explanations as festive supply chain blame game begins
15 Oct 2021
Brexit breakthrough: what is back on the negotiating table?
Maros Sefcovic
Today’s big question

Brexit breakthrough: what is back on the negotiating table?

Brussels offers better-than-expected proposals for the Northern Ireland Protocol
14 Oct 2021
Eric Zemmour: who is the ‘French Trump’?
French television pundit and potential presidential candidate Eric Zemmour
Profile

Eric Zemmour: who is the ‘French Trump’?

The ‘new face’ of the far-right is tipped to supplant Marine Le Pen as main threat to Emmanuel Macron
14 Oct 2021
Is Matt Hancock attempting a political comeback?
Matt Hancock leaving No. 10 with Gina Coladangelo in May 2020
The latest on . . .

Is Matt Hancock attempting a political comeback?

The former health secretary has a new United Nations role
13 Oct 2021
Inside Chevening House: Raab and Truss tussle over country estate
Liz Truss
Behind the scenes

Inside Chevening House: Raab and Truss tussle over country estate

‘Greedy babies’ forced to share 115-room country mansion in Kent
13 Oct 2021
‘Cummings was right’: where government went wrong on Covid handling
Johnson and Cummings
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‘Cummings was right’: where government went wrong on Covid handling

‘Groupthink’ hampered effective pandemic response, suggests new report
12 Oct 2021
Northern Ireland Protocol: what is the UK government up to?
Larne, Northern Ireland
Today’s big question

Northern Ireland Protocol: what is the UK government up to?

Brexit chief accused of ‘engineering breakdown’ of EU agreement
12 Oct 2021
Have the Republicans ‘handed the party’ to Trump ahead of 2024?
Donald Trump stand behind Republican Senator Chuck Grassley at a rally in Iowa
Behind the scenes

Have the Republicans ‘handed the party’ to Trump ahead of 2024?

Location of ex-president’s latest rally serves as ‘biggest hint yet’ that he is considering second run
12 Oct 2021
Everything you need to know about the ‘chaotic’ Czech election
Czech President Milos Zeman addresses the UN in 2017
Getting to grips with . . .

Everything you need to know about the ‘chaotic’ Czech election

President rushed into intensive care following defeat of populist PM Andrej Babis
11 Oct 2021
Ministers left ‘squabbling’ over energy crisis as Boris Johnson jets off to Marbs
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng at BBC Studios
Behind the scenes

Ministers left ‘squabbling’ over energy crisis as Boris Johnson jets off to Marbs

Treasury issues ‘stinging slapdown’ to Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng
11 Oct 2021
Poland on a collision course with the EU
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
Between the lines

Poland on a collision course with the EU

Constitutional tribunal rules that bloc’s laws are incompatible with national government
8 Oct 2021
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