Politics

Is the Conservatives’ ‘blue wall’ beginning to crumble?
New Lib Dem MP Sarah Green
Today’s big question

Is the Conservatives’ ‘blue wall’ beginning to crumble?

‘Home counties middle-class voters’ abandon Tories in Lib Dem by-election coup
18 Jun 2021
‘They were failed’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘They were failed’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
18 Jun 2021
What is Donald Trump up to now?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What is Donald Trump up to now?

Former president has vowed to write the ‘book of all books’ but major publishing houses are wary
17 Jun 2021
How will Dominic Cummings strike next after ‘f***ing hopeless’ bombshell?
Dominic Cummings
Today’s big question

How will Dominic Cummings strike next after ‘f***ing hopeless’ bombshell?

Former adviser offers evidence that PM had doubts about Matt Hancock
17 Jun 2021
Could Israeli air strikes on Gaza trigger another round of violence?
Israelis ultranationalists march through the Old City.
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Could Israeli air strikes on Gaza trigger another round of violence?

Surge of violence poses early test for Israel’s fragile new coalition government
16 Jun 2021
Can the Lib Dems win the Chesham and Amersham by-election?
Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey with candidate Sarah Green
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Can the Lib Dems win the Chesham and Amersham by-election?

HS2 and planning reforms could swing Tory safe seat
16 Jun 2021
Should Scottish MPs be given the power to vote down English laws?
Michael Gove arrives at No. 10 Downing Street
Today’s big question

Should Scottish MPs be given the power to vote down English laws?

Major constitutional reform planned in bid to ‘save the union’
16 Jun 2021

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Inside Boris Johnson’s plan for how the UK can ‘live with Covid’
Boris Johnson walks up Downing Street to No. 10
Behind the scenes

Inside Boris Johnson’s plan for how the UK can ‘live with Covid’

Leaked Whitehall documents reveal proposed measures to stop the spread after final step out of lockdown
16 Jun 2021
The future of Nato: can the alliance bounce back after Trump?
Joe Biden and Jens Stoltenberg
Today’s big question

The future of Nato: can the alliance bounce back after Trump?

Approach to China could be crucial to the organisation’s chances of future success
15 Jun 2021
Scottish independence polls: will Scotland break away from the UK?
Nicola Sturgeon is re-elected to position of first minister
In Depth

Scottish independence polls: will Scotland break away from the UK?

Polls show a drop in nationalist support as SNP seeks legal mandate for second vote
15 Jun 2021
G7: the jokes, the gaffes and the key takeaways
Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron
Behind the scenes

G7: the jokes, the gaffes and the key takeaways

Brexit spat with Emmanuel Macron dominates headlines on the summit’s final day
14 Jun 2021
Will Johnson end coronavirus restrictions in England on 21 June?
Boris Johnson arrives to receive his second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Today’s big question

Will Johnson end coronavirus restrictions in England on 21 June?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak ‘happy’ to delay ‘freedom day’ to give businesses greater ‘certainty’
11 Jun 2021
Priti Patel in PM’s firing line over migrant Channel crossings
Home Secretary Priti Patel
Why we’re talking about . . .

Priti Patel in PM’s firing line over migrant Channel crossings

Insiders say Boris Johnson is asking ‘what the f*** is the Home Office doing’ about increase in arriving asylum seekers
11 Jun 2021
Matt Hancock in the hot seat: his key lines of defence
Matt Hancock
Why we’re talking about . . .

Matt Hancock in the hot seat: his key lines of defence

Health secretary says he can ‘face the mirror each morning’ after trying to save lives
10 Jun 2021
Will Biden force Johnson’s hand in the Northern Ireland dispute?
Joe Biden addresses US Air Force personnel at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk
Today’s big question

Will Biden force Johnson’s hand in the Northern Ireland dispute?

President suggests ‘inflaming’ tensions in Brexit customs row could threaten UK-US trade deal
10 Jun 2021
How the Covid pandemic triggered ‘crisis of confidence’ in EU
European Council President Charles Michel greets European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
Between the lines

How the Covid pandemic triggered ‘crisis of confidence’ in EU

New study finds that vaccine chaos and other failures in coronavirus response have eroded public trust
10 Jun 2021
How and where UK foreign aid is spent
foreign aid
In Depth

How and where UK foreign aid is spent

Tory rebels force emergency Commons debate on cuts to overseas spending
9 Jun 2021
Sausage fight: is the UK heading for a trade war with the EU?
European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic
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Sausage fight: is the UK heading for a trade war with the EU?

Brussels to react ‘swiftly, firmly and resolutely’ if the UK continues to delay Northern Ireland border checks
8 Jun 2021
Is the US-UK relationship really so ‘special’?
Joe Biden Boris Johnson speak over video call
Today’s big question

Is the US-UK relationship really so ‘special’?

Joe Biden isn’t playing ball with Boris Johnson over post-Brexit trade plans
8 Jun 2021
The repercussions of redrawing the UK’s political map
 Boris Johnson campaigns in Hartlepool,
Why we’re talking about . . .

The repercussions of redrawing the UK’s political map

Initial proposals for England’s new constituency boundaries to be published tomorrow
7 Jun 2021
Donald Trump hits campaign trail to demand Republican loyalty
Donald Trump
In Brief

Donald Trump hits campaign trail to demand Republican loyalty

Former president urges supporters to back his allies at next year’s mid-terms ahead of potential 2024 re-election bid
7 Jun 2021
What is universal basic income?
Rebecca Long-Bailey
In Depth

What is universal basic income?

Care leavers in Wales could receive payments in pilot scheme
4 Jun 2021
EU ‘within reach’ of breakthrough in global battle against tax abuse
Rishi Sunak chairs meeting of the G7 finance ministers at Lancaster House
Behind the scenes

EU ‘within reach’ of breakthrough in global battle against tax abuse

European heavyweights aiming to agree ‘international tax system fit for the 21st century’ at G7 meeting in London today
4 Jun 2021
The arguments for and against cutting foreign aid
Yemenis receive humanitarian aid
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against cutting foreign aid

Rebel Tories back move to reverse £4bn cut
3 Jun 2021
Keir Starmer: five things you didn’t know about the Labour leader
Keir Starmer
Profile

Keir Starmer: five things you didn’t know about the Labour leader

The opposition leader will try to shake off his staid image in an ITV interview with Piers Morgan this evening
1 Jun 2021
Are we facing a third wave of Covid in the UK?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Are we facing a third wave of Covid in the UK?

Indian variant threatens to derail plans to lift lockdown on 21 June
1 Jun 2021
The decline and fall of Europe’s centre-left
Tony Blair and Gerhard Schröder
In Focus

The decline and fall of Europe’s centre-left

It’s not just Labour that’s in trouble: across the continent, once-mighty social democratic parties are in crisis
27 May 2021
Does the public trust Dominic Cummings?
Dominic Cummings leaves Parliament
Today’s big question

Does the public trust Dominic Cummings?

Polls suggest former top aide is not seen as credible enough to damage government – for now
27 May 2021
Five most explosive claims in the Dominic Cummings showdown
Dominic Cummings gives evidence to MPs
Why we’re talking about . . .

Five most explosive claims in the Dominic Cummings showdown

Former No. 10 aide pulls no punches in public grilling
26 May 2021
Cummings vs. Johnson: a ‘doomed’ relationship
Johnson and Cummings
Behind the scenes

Cummings vs. Johnson: a ‘doomed’ relationship

The PM’s former right-hand man gave damning evidence against him today - so how did it come to this?
26 May 2021
Who is Dominic Cummings? From Boris Johnson’s key confidant to worst enemy
Dominic Cummings
Profile

Who is Dominic Cummings? From Boris Johnson’s key confidant to worst enemy

The man who helped the Tories achieve their landslide victory is ready to turn on the PM
25 May 2021
Can the Tories win the Batley and Spen by-election?
Tracy Babin
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Can the Tories win the Batley and Spen by-election?

Keir Starmer facing fresh electoral challenge as party leader following Hartlepool defeat
25 May 2021
Ryanair plane ‘hijack’: what next for Belarus?
Ryanair diverted plane
Today’s big question

Ryanair plane ‘hijack’: what next for Belarus?

Calls for sanctions after President Alexander Lukashenko diverts plane to arrest journalist
24 May 2021
The meaning of herd immunity
London crowds
Why we’re talking about . . .

The meaning of herd immunity

Dominic Cummings insists policy was in place until ‘catastrophe’ warning issued
24 May 2021