Politics

Laurence Fox to Count Binface: the most colourful London mayor candidates
Count Binface
Behind the scenes

Laurence Fox to Count Binface: the most colourful London mayor candidates

Former Wall Street banker who drank his own urine is up against controversial actor and a bin
6 May 2021
Barnier blasts Britain’s ‘childish’ Brexit team in tell-all diary
Michel Barnier in London during negotiations in October 2020
In Brief

Barnier blasts Britain’s ‘childish’ Brexit team in tell-all diary

EU chief negotiator publishes blow-by-blow account of painstaking negotiations
6 May 2021
Scottish election results: the repercussions for the future of the UK
Nicola Sturgeon on the campaign trail in Insch
In Depth

Scottish election results: the repercussions for the future of the UK

SNP majority will boost Sturgeon’s calls for second independence referendum
5 May 2021
UK elections: why the results matter and who is tipped to win
Boris Johnson in Hartlepool
Getting to grips with . . .

UK elections: why the results matter and who is tipped to win

Vote is barometer of what the electorate is thinking after a turbulent year
5 May 2021
London mayoral race 2021: who will win?
Night Tube Sadiq Khan
In Depth

London mayoral race 2021: who will win?

Londoners head to the polls after vote delayed by pandemic
5 May 2021
Does Labour stand a chance in the next general election?
 Keir Starmer visits a beach near Hartlepool
In Brief

Does Labour stand a chance in the next general election?

Timing of the next vote could be key for Keir Starmer’s party
5 May 2021
Hartlepool by-election polls: all the runners and the favourite to win
Hartlepool by-election
Fact file

Hartlepool by-election polls: all the runners and the favourite to win

Labour faces losing key seat for first time in almost five decades
4 May 2021

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Macron pact against far-right triggers conservative ‘meltdown’
French President Emmanuel Macron
The latest on . . .

Macron pact against far-right triggers conservative ‘meltdown’

Alliance in Marseille aimed at preventing victory by Marine Le Pen’s National Rally
4 May 2021
What local elections mean for the Westminster power balance
A polling station
Expert’s view

What local elections mean for the Westminster power balance

Voters have first chance to pass judgement on the government’s handling of Covid pandemic
4 May 2021
The key races in the local elections
A polling station
The latest on . . .

The key races in the local elections

Votes in the Midlands and Hartlepool will set tone in Keir Starmer’s first major test as Labour leader
30 Apr 2021
Catfishing, malaria and timelessness
Deep Time project
Podcast

Catfishing, malaria and timelessness

Why are dating scams on the rise? Have scientists made a breakthrough in the battle against malaria? And can humans live without a sense of time?
30 Apr 2021
Lobbying: the hotline to the PM
James Dyson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Lobbying: the hotline to the PM

The revelation that Sir James Dyson sent a text to Boris Johnson with his concerns has sparked anger
30 Apr 2021
Five things you may not know about Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris
In Depth

Five things you may not know about Kamala Harris

US vice president is also children’s author, culinary connoisseur and seasoned breaker of ‘firsts’
30 Apr 2021
‘Final step of Brexit’: can the EU and UK now move on?
Ursula von der Leyen
Today’s big question

‘Final step of Brexit’: can the EU and UK now move on?

Ratified trade deal comes with ‘real teeth’ warns Ursula von der Leyen
29 Apr 2021
Cash for curtains: will No. 10 refurb inquiry end up costing PM?
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds
Behind the scenes

Cash for curtains: will No. 10 refurb inquiry end up costing PM?

Pundits say Electoral Commission probe may have ‘serious consequences’ for Boris Johnson
29 Apr 2021
Has Joe Biden lived up to his ‘quiet radical’ reputation?
Joe Biden addresses Congress
In Focus

Has Joe Biden lived up to his ‘quiet radical’ reputation?

Democrat marks major landmark with ‘call for transformation’ in speech to Congress
29 Apr 2021
Will Tory sleaze storm affect the May elections?
Boris Johnson in Wales
Today’s big question

Will Tory sleaze storm affect the May elections?

Conservatives claim weeks of damaging leaks are not ‘cutting through’ to voters
27 Apr 2021
Who is Carrie Symonds - and how much power does she wield?
Carrie Symonds
In Depth

Who is Carrie Symonds - and how much power does she wield?

Zac Goldsmith rebuffs claims that Boris Johnson’s fiancee has too much influence in No. 10
26 Apr 2021
The Downing Street refurbishment claims explained
Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds in Downing Street
Getting to grips with . . .

The Downing Street refurbishment claims explained

Labour demands investigation after Cummings says funding plan was ‘unethical, foolish and possibly illegal’
26 Apr 2021
Can Dominic Cummings sink Boris Johnson?
Boris Johnson boxing
Today’s big question

Can Dominic Cummings sink Boris Johnson?

Ally warns that PM’s former aide ‘knows where all the bodies are buried’
26 Apr 2021
Greens, investments and space privateers
Investment chart
Podcast

Greens, investments and space privateers

Are the world’s environmentalists about to take power? Is financial advice getting cheaper? And why are private citizens leading the space race?
23 Apr 2021
Does Boris Johnson really blame Dominic Cummings for text leaks?
Dominic Cummings
Behind the scenes

Does Boris Johnson really blame Dominic Cummings for text leaks?

No. 10 claims controversial former adviser is behind slew of damaging text leaks
23 Apr 2021
What might a third wave of coronavirus mean for the UK?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

What might a third wave of coronavirus mean for the UK?

Scientists warn that ‘baseline measures’ will still be needed after lockdown is fully lifted
6 Apr 2021
What led to Johnny Mercer’s fiery exit from government
Johnny Mercer
Behind the scenes

What led to Johnny Mercer’s fiery exit from government

Sacked veterans minister blasts Boris Johnson’s ‘cesspit’ administration on his way out
22 Apr 2021
‘I will fix it’: Boris Johnson’s text to Sir James Dyson over tax issue
Sir James Dyson
Behind the scenes

‘I will fix it’: Boris Johnson’s text to Sir James Dyson over tax issue

Did an exchange of messages between the prime minister and businessman break lobbying rules?
21 Apr 2021
Who will be the next Lord Speaker?
Lord Fowler
Behind the scenes

Who will be the next Lord Speaker?

The successful candidate will be announced tomorrow as Lord Fowler steps down
20 Apr 2021
Is Germany on the verge of electing its first Green chancellor?
Green party candidate for German chancellor Annalena Baerbock
In Depth

Is Germany on the verge of electing its first Green chancellor?

Polls put the left-wing party just behind Angela Merkel’s CDU
20 Apr 2021
Are crown representatives the next ‘lobbying timebomb’?
David Cameron is facing a government probe into his lobbying for Greensill Capital
Today’s big question

Are crown representatives the next ‘lobbying timebomb’?

Links between private business and government officials come under increasing scrutiny
16 Apr 2021
Human rights, Russian troops and rude town names
A protester is confronted by police
Podcast

Human rights, Russian troops and rude town names

Are human rights going backwards? Is Russia squaring up to Ukraine again? And why are we censoring maps?
16 Apr 2021
Boris Johnson and the Saudi bid for Newcastle United
Mohammed bin Salman and Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Boris Johnson and the Saudi bid for Newcastle United

Crown Prince allegedly warned PM that Anglo-Saudi relations could be damaged
15 Apr 2021
Who’s who in the Greensill scandal
David Cameron
Getting to grips with . . .

Who’s who in the Greensill scandal

Labour pushes for full parliamentary inquiry into lobbying
14 Apr 2021
The pros and cons of lifting lockdown early
Lockdown
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of lifting lockdown early

Positive data prompts calls for Covid restrictions to be eased sooner than planned
14 Apr 2021
Inside the relationship between Boris Johnson and David Cameron
Boris Johnson and David Cameron
Behind the scenes

Inside the relationship between Boris Johnson and David Cameron

PM announces review of predecessor’s lobbying for Greensill
13 Apr 2021
The questions David Cameron needs to answer
David Cameron
Between the lines

The questions David Cameron needs to answer

Government announces review into the Greensill scandal
12 Apr 2021