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Four key moments from police officers’ Capitol Hill riot testimonies
Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell wipes away tear while giving evidence
In Depth

Four key moments from police officers’ Capitol Hill riot testimonies

Cop tells inquiry he thought he was ‘going to die’ during deadly demonstration
28 Jul 2021
‘Betrayed’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Betrayed’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
28 Jul 2021
The arguments for and against blanket stop and search
Stop and search
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against blanket stop and search

Proposals permanently water down the reforms made to Section 60 searches seven years ago
27 Jul 2021
Will MPs’ pay rise outstrip public sector workers’?
An NHS nurse
Today’s big question

Will MPs’ pay rise outstrip public sector workers’?

Parliamentary pay watchdog requests power to ‘vary the award below or above’ public sector pay
23 Jul 2021
Health data, green banking and flawed maps
An MRI scanner
Podcast

Health data, green banking and flawed maps

How will we deal with knowing so much more about our health? Should central banks seek to fight climate change? And is Google Maps leading us astray?
23 Jul 2021
Tory MPs vow to boycott party conference over jab passports
Conservative MP Steve Baker
Behind the scenes

Tory MPs vow to boycott party conference over jab passports

Growing number of backbenchers set to shun annual meeting if jab documents are condition of entry
23 Jul 2021
Two years of Boris Johnson: a timeline of the PM’s highs and lows
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds in Downing Street after the election victory
In Depth

Two years of Boris Johnson: a timeline of the PM’s highs and lows

From Brexit to a global pandemic, Johnson’s premiership has been nothing if not turbulent
23 Jul 2021

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When will the third wave of Covid peak?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

When will the third wave of Covid peak?

Human behaviour will have a direct impact on the key numbers
22 Jul 2021
Art and ethics: Hunter Biden’s controversial new career
Hunter standing with Joe Biden
In Brief

Art and ethics: Hunter Biden’s controversial new career

Hunter has embarked on new career as an artist and is preparing to hold first solo exhibition in October
22 Jul 2021
Inside Chequers: Boris Johnson’s self-isolation retreat
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In Depth

Inside Chequers: Boris Johnson’s self-isolation retreat

Prime minister quarantining after being ‘pinged’ by NHS track-and-trace
22 Jul 2021
Pingdemic chaos: how bad could it get?
Keir Starmer in PMQs
Today’s big question

Pingdemic chaos: how bad could it get?

Supermarkets warn of empty shelves as Keir Starmer follows Boris Johnson into isolation
22 Jul 2021
Northern Ireland Protocol: will the UK trigger Article 16?
David Frost and Boris Johnson
Getting to grips with . . .

Northern Ireland Protocol: will the UK trigger Article 16?

Brexit deal fallout risks ‘being felt in the fabric of our union’, warns Frost
21 Jul 2021
Was Dominic Cummings’ BBC interview a mistake?
Dominic Cummings
Between the lines

Was Dominic Cummings’ BBC interview a mistake?

Critics suggest Laura Kuenssberg grilling backfired for former No. 10 adviser
21 Jul 2021
From vaccine passports to lockdowns: Boris Johnson’s five biggest U-turns on Covid
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

From vaccine passports to lockdowns: Boris Johnson’s five biggest U-turns on Covid

The introduction of vaccine passports for clubbers is the latest U-turn from Johnson’s Covid-embattled government
20 Jul 2021
Why are the Tories planning to increase national insurance?
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
In Focus

Why are the Tories planning to increase national insurance?

Government set to renege on manifesto pledge not to hike NICs
20 Jul 2021
How reliable is the Test and Trace app?
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

How reliable is the Test and Trace app?

The ‘Great Unlocking’ is hit by surging numbers of people forced to self-isolate – including the PM
19 Jul 2021
Why ‘Freedom Day’ is a classic piece of propaganda
Freedom Day nightclub
Expert’s view

Why ‘Freedom Day’ is a classic piece of propaganda

Rhetoric is latest in long line of associations between Covid and the Second World War
19 Jul 2021
What next as homes raided in search for Hancock affair whistle-blower?
Matt Hancock leaving No. 10 with Gina Coladangelo in May 2020
The latest on . . .

What next as homes raided in search for Hancock affair whistle-blower?

Computers and other electronic devices seized by ICO investigators probing CCTV footage leak
16 Jul 2021
Inside the plan to end the track-and-trace epidemic
The NHS track-and-trace app
Behind the scenes

Inside the plan to end the track-and-trace epidemic

Number of health workers in self-isolation now ‘significantly impacting’ patient care, NHS chief warns
16 Jul 2021
Johnson seeks to soothe the Tory shires
Boris Johnson
Between the lines

Johnson seeks to soothe the Tory shires

Levelling up won’t make rich areas poorer, says PM – but his Conservative critics are unconvinced
15 Jul 2021
Can amnesty for Troubles killings survive Stormont opposition?
Families of victims of the 1971 Ballymurphy Massacre address reporters following Brandon Lewis’ announcement
The latest on . . .

Can amnesty for Troubles killings survive Stormont opposition?

Victim’s families say proposal for statute of limitations is ‘slap in the face’
15 Jul 2021
Robbie Gibb vs. Jess Brammar: inside the BBC hiring row
Robbie Gibb
Behind the scenes

Robbie Gibb vs. Jess Brammar: inside the BBC hiring row

Jacob Rees-Mogg joins the dispute that is testing the broadcaster’s independence
14 Jul 2021
The arguments for and against ‘vaccine passports’
London pub
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against ‘vaccine passports’

Government warns that it might still mandate Covid certification if necessary
13 Jul 2021
Where does UK foreign aid go?
foreign aid
In Depth

Where does UK foreign aid go?

Tory rebels given chance to vote on cuts to overseas spending
13 Jul 2021
Are we heading for another Covid lockdown?
Health Secretary Sajid Javid
Today’s big question

Are we heading for another Covid lockdown?

Prime minister’s pledge of ‘irreversible’ reopening now comes with a caveat
13 Jul 2021
Boris Johnson’s family: a guide to the PM’s colourful relatives
The Johnsons
In Depth

Boris Johnson’s family: a guide to the PM’s colourful relatives

Tight-knit clan never shy about speaking out on Downing Street policy
12 Jul 2021
‘Jitters’ in Downing Street as Boris Johnson finalises 19 July plans
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

‘Jitters’ in Downing Street as Boris Johnson finalises 19 July plans

Change in rhetoric about Freedom Day from ministers as Covid cases soar
12 Jul 2021
What Britain owes the EU
Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP
Behind the scenes

What Britain owes the EU

The UK’s Brexit ‘divorce bill’ could be £5bn higher than anticipated
9 Jul 2021
Are we seeking herd immunity through infection?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Are we seeking herd immunity through infection?

Downing Street denies having such a goal - but others note that ‘it’s very much the virus’s’
8 Jul 2021
Political love affairs that shook the nation
Profumo
In Depth

Political love affairs that shook the nation

From Matt Hancock to John Profumo, politicians have found themselves caught out time and again
8 Jul 2021
The five most popular political figures in the UK
Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson on Downing Street
Profile

The five most popular political figures in the UK

Only one other MP tops Boris Johnson in the quarterly YouGov rankings
7 Jul 2021
‘Britain’s great gamble’: who is saying what about Freedom Day unlocking
Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Britain’s great gamble’: who is saying what about Freedom Day unlocking

Boris Johnson warns the public not to get ‘demob happy’ as restrictions look set to be lifted
6 Jul 2021
Who will head the Tories’ 1922 Committee - and why does it matter?
Graham Brady
In Depth

Who will head the Tories’ 1922 Committee - and why does it matter?

Heather Wheeler reportedly has support of ministers to replace Sir Graham Brady
6 Jul 2021
Will the Universal Credit uplift be made permanent?
Iain Duncan Smith
Today’s big question

Will the Universal Credit uplift be made permanent?

Chancellor under growing pressure to continue £20-a-week hike beyond scheduled October cut-off
6 Jul 2021
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