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MP David Amess stabbed to death
David Amess
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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
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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
‘Queen’s green anger’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Queen’s green anger’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
15 Oct 2021
Brexit breakthrough: what is back on the negotiating table?
Maros Sefcovic
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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
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Is Matt Hancock attempting a political comeback?

The former health secretary has a new United Nations role
13 Oct 2021

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Inside Chevening House: Raab and Truss tussle over country estate
Liz Truss
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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
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‘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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Are taxes set to go up or down?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

Are taxes set to go up or down?

PM and chancellor refuse to rule out further hikes - but insiders say they have struck a secret deal
4 Oct 2021
Reform UK: what does the party stand for?
Richard Tice
Profile

Reform UK: what does the party stand for?

The former Brexit Party is targeting Tory voters with range of tax cuts
1 Oct 2021
Is the fuel crisis over?
Out of use petrol pumps
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Is the fuel crisis over?

Downing Street has been accused of “gaslighting the public” by insisting that the UK fuel shortages problem has been resolved
1 Oct 2021
Book of the week: Broken Heartlands by Sebastian Payne
Boris Johnson poses with workers during a visit to Wilton Engineering Services
In Review

Book of the week: Broken Heartlands by Sebastian Payne

An ‘engrossing, warm and insightful’ guide to Labour’s evisceration in its traditional heartlands
1 Oct 2021
Conservative conference: all you need to know
Boris Johnson
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Conservative conference: all you need to know

Boris Johnson under pressure to flesh out his ‘levelling up’ agenda
30 Sep 2021
Can Keir Starmer reunite the Labour Party?
Keir Starmer
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Can Keir Starmer reunite the Labour Party?

Embattled leader hit by infighting and resignation of shadow cabinet member
29 Sep 2021
French accuse Britain of starting Brexit fishing war
French fishing boats return home after protesting post-Brexit fishing restrictions off the coast of Jersey
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French accuse Britain of starting Brexit fishing war

Decision to reject 75% of French fishing boat licences puts further strain on UK relationship with closest neighbour
29 Sep 2021
What the world is saying about the UK’s fuel crisis
Petrol crisis
Global lens

What the world is saying about the UK’s fuel crisis

Britons facing re-run of 1970s shortages but ‘there is nothing Austin Powers-like about this time machine’
29 Sep 2021
Angela Rayner: from ‘mouthy’ union rep to Labour firebrand
Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner
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Angela Rayner: from ‘mouthy’ union rep to Labour firebrand

Party’s deputy, who left school at 16 with no qualifications, now considered to be ‘a Labour leader in waiting’
28 Sep 2021
‘Let the poker game begin’: who will lead Germany?
Olaf Scholz
Today’s big question

‘Let the poker game begin’: who will lead Germany?

Social Democrats claim narrow election victory over Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union
27 Sep 2021
Are we facing ‘apocalypse’ of ‘black swan’ events?
Queue for fuel at motorway station
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Are we facing ‘apocalypse’ of ‘black swan’ events?

Downing Street accused of failing to prepare for pandemic and subsequent national disruptions
27 Sep 2021
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