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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
‘Boris’s trillion pound green gamble’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Boris’s trillion pound green gamble’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
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

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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
2021 autumn budget: balance the books or ‘urge to splurge’?
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak poses with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street
In Focus

2021 autumn budget: balance the books or ‘urge to splurge’?

There’s tough choices ahead for Chancellor Rishi Sunak
18 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
Getting to grips with . . .

‘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
What is Donald Trump doing now?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What is Donald Trump doing now?

Former president holds campaign rally alongside Republican senator in battleground election state
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
Scottish independence odds and polls: will Scotland vote to leave the UK?
Nicola Sturgeon is re-elected to position of first minister
In Depth

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

Independence referendum a question of ‘when’ not ‘if’
7 Oct 2021
Are the Tories really ‘Getting on with the job’?
Boris Johnson in December 2019
Getting to grips with . . .

Are the Tories really ‘Getting on with the job’?

Many pledges are on track despite the pandemic - but a few big ones have been broken
7 Oct 2021
The Conservative chair behind ‘supercharging’ ultra-wealthy donations
Ben Elliot
Profile

The Conservative chair behind ‘supercharging’ ultra-wealthy donations

Old Etonian has raised more than £70m for the Tory party
6 Oct 2021
The key moments from Boris Johnson’s conference speech
Boris Johnson during his party conference speech in Manchester
Getting to grips with . . .

The key moments from Boris Johnson’s conference speech

Prime minister pledges to show ‘guts’ to confront biggest issues facing society and the economy
6 Oct 2021
France threatens UK with power cuts and Christmas shortages
French Minister for Europe Clement Beaune with Emmanuel Macron
Behind the scenes

France threatens UK with power cuts and Christmas shortages

Paris warns it could withhold crucial supplies if post-Brexit rules are not honoured
6 Oct 2021
Inside the murky world of political party donations
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

Inside the murky world of political party donations

Conservative donors linked to corruption scandals are in the spotlight after leak of financial documents
5 Oct 2021
Are the Conservatives still the party of law and order?
Home Secretary Priti Patel
Today’s big question

Are the Conservatives still the party of law and order?

Priti Patel and Dominic Raab unveil latest plans for cracking down on crime
5 Oct 2021
The government’s big gamble on pay rises vs. labour shortages
Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

The government’s big gamble on pay rises vs. labour shortages

Staffing issues are part of transition to a new post-Brexit economy, says government
4 Oct 2021
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