Politics

London mayoral race 2021: who will win?
Night Tube Sadiq Khan
In Depth

London mayoral race 2021: who will win?

Londoners will head to the polls next month after vote delayed by pandemic
15 Apr 2021
Boris Johnson and the Saudi bid for Newcastle United
Mohammed bin Salman and Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Boris Johnson and the Saudi bid for Newcastle United

Crown Prince allegedly warned PM that Anglo-Saudi relations could be damaged
15 Apr 2021
Who’s who in the Greensill scandal
David Cameron
Getting to grips with . . .

Who’s who in the Greensill scandal

Labour pushes for full parliamentary inquiry into lobbying
14 Apr 2021
The pros and cons of lifting lockdown early
Lockdown
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of lifting lockdown early

Positive data prompts calls for Covid restrictions to be eased sooner than planned
14 Apr 2021
Inside the relationship between Boris Johnson and David Cameron
Boris Johnson and David Cameron
Behind the scenes

Inside the relationship between Boris Johnson and David Cameron

PM announces review of predecessor’s lobbying for Greensill
13 Apr 2021
Hartlepool by-election polls: the 16 runners and the favourite to win
Hartlepool by-election
Fact file

Hartlepool by-election polls: the 16 runners and the favourite to win

Labour sends in top guns as party faces losing key seat for first time in almost five decades
12 Apr 2021
The questions David Cameron needs to answer
David Cameron
Between the lines

The questions David Cameron needs to answer

Government announces review into the Greensill scandal
12 Apr 2021

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Rare earths, Jordan and dishonour
Greenland
Podcast

Rare earths, Jordan and dishonour

What has Greenland’s general election got to do with China? Why has Jordan’s royal family split? And who has been stripped of their honours in secret?
9 Apr 2021
Stormont recalled as Northern Ireland faces ‘summer of disruption’
Stormont
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Stormont recalled as Northern Ireland faces ‘summer of disruption’

Power-sharing executive meets as police water cannon returns to Belfast streets
9 Apr 2021
Pros and cons of ‘vaccine passports’
London pub
Pros and cons

Pros and cons of ‘vaccine passports’

More criticism piled on government’s proposal for Covid status certificates
6 Apr 2021
What might a third wave of coronavirus mean for the UK?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

What might a third wave of coronavirus mean for the UK?

Scientists warn that ‘baseline measures’ will still be needed after lockdown is fully lifted
6 Apr 2021
Votes, Cuban vaccines and empty churches
An American church
Podcast

Votes, Cuban vaccines and empty churches

Are the Democrats falling into a hypocrisy trap? How did Cuba develop such a strong biotech industry? And will anything reverse religious decline?
2 Apr 2021
How Sir Robert Walpole became the first British prime minister
Sir Robert Walpole portrait
Fact file

How Sir Robert Walpole became the first British prime minister

It is 300 years since Walpole took office and began a long and unbroken tradition
1 Apr 2021
The pros and cons of legalising assisted dying
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In Depth

The pros and cons of legalising assisted dying

Is physician-assisted suicide murder or mercy?
1 Apr 2021
Will race report stoke a cultural ‘woke war’?
Black Lives Matter protesters
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Will race report stoke a cultural ‘woke war’?

Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities risks ‘raising the temperature’ in racism debate
1 Apr 2021
UK elections 2021: why they matter and who is tipped to win
Keir Starmer Hartlepool
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UK elections 2021: why they matter and who is tipped to win

May vote is barometer of what the electorate is thinking after a turbulent year
31 Mar 2021
Who is Jennifer Arcuri?
Jennifer Arcuri
Why we’re talking about . . .

Who is Jennifer Arcuri?

No. 10 insists PM ‘acts with integrity’ after US entrepreneur’s ‘kiss and tell’
30 Mar 2021
Labour reshuffle: the potential winners and losers
Keir Starmer Anneliese Dodds
Behind the scenes

Labour reshuffle: the potential winners and losers

Keir Starmer backs Anneliese Dodds to stay put as shadow chancellor - for now
30 Mar 2021
Tory rebels plotting to block vaccine passports
Boris Johnson on a visit to a pub
Behind the scenes

Tory rebels plotting to block vaccine passports

Hospitality bosses label plans for jab proof ‘absurd’ and ‘unfair’
26 Mar 2021
Why David Cameron is under investigation
David Cameron
Getting to grips with . . .

Why David Cameron is under investigation

Former PM reportedly lobbied government on behalf of Greensill Capital
25 Mar 2021
The pros and cons of the UK’s long lockdowns
West End
In Depth

The pros and cons of the UK’s long lockdowns

Boris Johnson is facing criticism from his own MPs, who say the lockdown is not being eased quickly enough amid the successful vaccine campaign
25 Mar 2021
The excuses offered for Johnson’s ‘capitalism’ and ‘greed’ vaccine gaffe
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

The excuses offered for Johnson’s ‘capitalism’ and ‘greed’ vaccine gaffe

Tories insist the prime minister’s comments were just ‘banter’
24 Mar 2021
Can Nicola Sturgeon put Salmond case behind her?
Nicola Sturgeon
Behind the scenes

Can Nicola Sturgeon put Salmond case behind her?

Scottish Tories insist she is not ‘free and clear’ but no confidence vote expected to fail
23 Mar 2021
What next for Sturgeon after ‘misled parliament’ verdict
Nicola Sturgeon appears at First Minister’s Questions
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What next for Sturgeon after ‘misled parliament’ verdict

First minister facing rising pressure to resign after Holyrood inquiry judgment
19 Mar 2021
Can Johnson resolve the vaccine shortage?
Boris Johnson at the daily press briefing
Today’s big question

Can Johnson resolve the vaccine shortage?

Government officials keen to avoid ‘war of words’ with Indian government over delivery hold-up
19 Mar 2021
Patel in talks with ‘non-EU countries’ over migrant deportation plan
Migrants attempt to cross the English Channel
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Patel in talks with ‘non-EU countries’ over migrant deportation plan

Denmark and Turkey among countries that may be paid to take in cross-Channel asylum seekers
18 Mar 2021
MP reveals Salmond whistle-blower claims
Nicola Sturgeon appears at First Minister's Questions
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MP reveals Salmond whistle-blower claims

Nicola Sturgeon’s government accused of withholding information from Holyrood probe
17 Mar 2021
Can Labour hang on in Hartlepool by-election?
Keir Starmer outside his home in London
Today’s big question

Can Labour hang on in Hartlepool by-election?

Tories ‘gagging for a fight’ following resignation of northern constituency’s scandal-hit Labour MP
17 Mar 2021
Patel ‘to help refugees fleeing war’ get into UK
Priti Patel presents the daily Covid press briefing
Behind the scenes

Patel ‘to help refugees fleeing war’ get into UK

Insiders say home secretary plans to offer safe passage as part of push to stem illegal Channel crossings
17 Mar 2021
Election results spell trouble for Angela Merkel’s heir
German Chancellor Angela Merkel puts on face mask
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Election results spell trouble for Angela Merkel’s heir

Voters punish chancellor’s party amid slow Covid vaccine rollout and face mask scandal
15 Mar 2021
Central European leaders blast EU over vaccine distribution
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz
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Central European leaders blast EU over vaccine distribution

Commission points out that system for sharing doses has been ‘well known for months’
15 Mar 2021
The police, crime and sentencing bill explained
A woman is arrested during the vigil for Sarah Everard
Getting to grips with . . .

The police, crime and sentencing bill explained

Labour and human rights groups oppose government’s planned crackdown on right to protest
15 Mar 2021
Northern Tory MPs accuse Johnson of pandering to ‘climate terrorists’
Site of Woodhouse Colliery in Cumbria
Behind the scenes

Northern Tory MPs accuse Johnson of pandering to ‘climate terrorists’

PM under fire after government orders fresh public inquiry into controversial project in Cumbria
12 Mar 2021
Has coronavirus made May’s local elections impossible to call?
A composite image of Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer appearing at PMQs
Today’s big question

Has coronavirus made May’s local elections impossible to call?

Keir Starmer’s first electoral test comes amid possible ‘vaccine boost’ for Boris Johnson
11 Mar 2021