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What by-election defeats mean for Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

What by-election defeats mean for Boris Johnson

The PM faces a trio of challenges after two heavy losses at the polls
24 Jun 2022
‘Air rage’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Air rage’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
24 Jun 2022
Keir Starmer: too boring for power?
Keir Starmer
Talking point

Keir Starmer: too boring for power?

Party insiders worry their leader's lack of charisma may be holding Labour back
23 Jun 2022
Will the rail strikes work in Boris Johnson’s favour?
Boris Johnson on a train
Today’s big question

Will the rail strikes work in Boris Johnson’s favour?

Ministers already talking of ‘Labour’s train strikes’, but many voters are open minded
23 Jun 2022
Bill of Rights: how human rights laws are set to change
Dominic Raab
Why we’re talking about . . .

Bill of Rights: how human rights laws are set to change

New draft legislation seeks to abolish the Human Rights Act introduced into UK law in 1998
22 Jun 2022
What is the wage-price spiral?
Protester in London 2022
Today’s big question

What is the wage-price spiral?

UK inflation has hit a 40-year high amid threats of further strikes by unions demanding wage increases for struggling workers
22 Jun 2022
Who will win in Wakefield and Tiverton?
Wakefield town centre
Today’s big question

Who will win in Wakefield and Tiverton?

Labour and Lib Dems hoping to pick up seats vacated by Imran Ahmad Khan and Neil Parish
21 Jun 2022

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Carrie Johnson, the vanishing story and ‘plum jobs’
Boris and Carrie Johnson celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Why we’re talking about . . .

Carrie Johnson, the vanishing story and ‘plum jobs’

No. 10 admits speaking to The Times as ‘incendiary’ article was pulled
21 Jun 2022
What is the ministerial code and has Boris Johnson ‘made a mockery’ of it?
Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

What is the ministerial code and has Boris Johnson ‘made a mockery’ of it?

PM’s ethics chief quit this week, saying Johnson had put him in ‘an impossible and odious position’
17 Jun 2022
Lord Geidt quits: the ‘impossible’ job of Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser
Lord Geidt
Profile

Lord Geidt quits: the ‘impossible’ job of Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser

Peer says he was put in an ‘impossible and odious position’
16 Jun 2022
The ever-blurring boundaries between celebrity and politics
Boris Johnson under spotlight
Podcasts

The ever-blurring boundaries between celebrity and politics

The prevalence of media platforms has given further rise to the theatrical elements of politics, experts say
15 Jun 2022
Why is Britain still bound to the European Court of Human Rights?
The grounded Rwanda deportation flight at Boscombe Down Air Base
Today’s big question

Why is Britain still bound to the European Court of Human Rights?

Boris Johnson hints that UK will seek to quit Strasbourg court after it blocks first Rwanda flight
15 Jun 2022
The pros and cons of Scottish independence
Nicola Sturgeon talks about a proposed second referendum at Bute House in Edinburgh
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of Scottish independence

Nicola Sturgeon sets out updated case for IndyRef2
15 Jun 2022
The ‘souring’ relationship between the future king and the PM
Boris Johnson with Prince Charles
Behind the scenes

The ‘souring’ relationship between the future king and the PM

Tensions have allegedly escalated following reports that Charles criticised No. 10’s Rwanda policy
14 Jun 2022
The pros and cons of Scottish independence
Scottish independence supporters
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of Scottish independence

Nicola Sturgeon to set out updated case for IndyRef2
14 Jun 2022
The pros and cons of Scottish independence
Scottish independence supporters
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of Scottish independence

Nicola Sturgeon to set out updated case for IndyRef2
14 Jun 2022
NI Protocol: who wants what?
Unionists vehemently opposed the Northern Ireland Protocol
Behind the scenes

NI Protocol: who wants what?

Battle lines drawn as UK government prepares to unveil controversial plans to override key Brexit provision
13 Jun 2022
What is Donald Trump doing now?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What is Donald Trump doing now?

Ex-president lashes out at Capitol riot hearing, declaring the committee to be ‘political hacks’
12 Jun 2022
The pros and cons of a total smoking ban
A man smoking
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of a total smoking ban

Call to outlaw tobacco completely has proved controversial and ‘opened a cabinet split’
10 Jun 2022
Four possible consequences of the Capitol riot hearing
Donald Trump
Getting to grips with . . .

Four possible consequences of the Capitol riot hearing

Donald Trump and his aides could face jail, but analysts suggest the investigation may have little effect
10 Jun 2022
The pros and cons of Right to Buy
UK housing estate
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of Right to Buy

The Thatcher-era policy might not work as well now, say housing experts
9 Jun 2022
Jeremy Hunt: the former health secretary waiting in the wings
Jeremy Hunt
Profile

Jeremy Hunt: the former health secretary waiting in the wings

Boris Johnson urged to make rival Tory chancellor to ‘heal rifts’
8 Jun 2022
Tax cuts: will Boris Johnson bow to the pressure?
Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Tax cuts: will Boris Johnson bow to the pressure?

PM’s promises on tax to save his premiership are likely to face resistance from Rishi Sunak
8 Jun 2022
Promotions and sackings: what next for Tory rebels and loyalists?
Boris Johnson addresses cabinet meeting after surviving a confidence vote
Today’s big question

Promotions and sackings: what next for Tory rebels and loyalists?

Boris Johnson has ruled out imminent reshuffle but pushed to promote leading critic into the cabinet
8 Jun 2022
When is the next UK general election?
A sign directs voters to a polling station
In Depth

When is the next UK general election?

Latest odds suggest a 2024 poll, although the prime minister has new powers to call an earlier vote
7 Jun 2022
Assessing the damage: can Boris Johnson recover from narrow confidence vote win?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Assessing the damage: can Boris Johnson recover from narrow confidence vote win?

Prime minister tries to move on from ‘historic’ rebellion as critic warns of Tory civil war
7 Jun 2022
Is Brexit to blame for the travel chaos?
Heathrow airport queues
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is Brexit to blame for the travel chaos?

Thousands of half-term holidaymakers have had flights cancelled or delayed
6 Jun 2022
The favourites to replace Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid
In Depth

The favourites to replace Boris Johnson

Here are the leading contenders to replace the PM should he lose tonight’s vote
6 Jun 2022
How Boris Johnson lost the confidence of so many MPs
Boris Johnson
Getting to grips with . . .

How Boris Johnson lost the confidence of so many MPs

More Conservative backbenchers are no longer certain Johnson can win them the next election
6 Jun 2022
How the no-confidence vote will work
Boris Johnson
In Depth

How the no-confidence vote will work

PM will face a decision on his leadership later today after at least 54 letters of no confidence were sent to Graham Brady, the 1922 Committee chair
6 Jun 2022
Can the Tories win a general election without Boris Johnson?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Can the Tories win a general election without Boris Johnson?

PM’s backers insist he is the party’s best chance to win over the electorate
1 Jun 2022
What is the 1922 Committee?
Tory MP Graham Brady
In Depth

What is the 1922 Committee?

The prime minister’s future could soon be in the hands of an influential group of Tory backbenchers
31 May 2022
Boris Johnson’s challenge to win over ‘Waitrose woman’
Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Boris Johnson’s challenge to win over ‘Waitrose woman’

Downing Street faces test to prevent Liberal Democrat surge across ‘Blue Wall’
31 May 2022
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

The return of pounds and ounces is part of a ‘nostalgia war’, says historian Mary Beard
30 May 2022
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