Politics

Starmer vs. Johnson: who performed best against Susanna Reid?
Boris Johnson faced a bruising interview from GMB’s Susanna Reid
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Starmer vs. Johnson: who performed best against Susanna Reid?

Good Morning Britain presenter grills party leaders on cost of living and ‘beergate’
4 May 2022
The Covid-19 inquiry: what you need to know
Boris Johnson behind a podium
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The Covid-19 inquiry: what you need to know

Hearings to begin next year following analysis of recently concluded public consultation
4 May 2022
Boris Johnson echoes Churchill in address to Ukraine parliament
Boris Johnson
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Boris Johnson echoes Churchill in address to Ukraine parliament

Prime minister tells Kyiv ‘Ukraine will win’ war against Russia
3 May 2022
Local elections polls: who will win on Thursday?
A polling station
Today’s big question

Local elections polls: who will win on Thursday?

London councils Wandsworth and Westminster might change hands to Labour in this week’s elections
3 May 2022
The important changes coming to future UK elections
Ballot box and Union Jack
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The important changes coming to future UK elections

Controversial new voting laws threaten to undermine democracy
3 May 2022
Pest-minister 2.0: Westminster rocked by new wave of allegations
The Palace of Westminster pictured at night
Behind the scenes

Pest-minister 2.0: Westminster rocked by new wave of allegations

Palace of government at centre of fresh misogyny and sexual harassment claims once again
29 Apr 2022
Quiz of The Week: 23 - 29 April
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Quiz of The Week: 23 - 29 April

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
29 Apr 2022
Northern Ireland election: is Sinn Fein poised for victory?
Sinn Fein's Michelle O’Neill’s election poster
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Northern Ireland election: is Sinn Fein poised for victory?

The current poll average puts its support at 24%, against the Democratic Unionist Party’s 19%
29 Apr 2022
How Ben Wallace became a favourite to succeed Boris Johnson
Ben Wallace
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How Ben Wallace became a favourite to succeed Boris Johnson

Defence secretary has benefited from Afghanistan crisis and war in Ukraine
28 Apr 2022
Will India turn on its old ally?
Narendra Modi with Boris Johnson
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Will India turn on its old ally?

Boris Johnson did not return with much to show for his trip, with the Ukraine war a major ‘obstacle’
28 Apr 2022
Liz Truss lays out Britain’s aims for Ukraine war
Liz Truss delivers a speech at Mansion House
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Liz Truss lays out Britain’s aims for Ukraine war

Foreign secretary reportedly fears that the conflict could continue for up to ten years
28 Apr 2022
Which Tory MP has been watching porn in the Commons?
Houses of Parliament
Behind the scenes

Which Tory MP has been watching porn in the Commons?

Allegation comes amid sexism row over Basic Instinct claims about Angela Rayner
28 Apr 2022
What is the church’s role in politics?
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury
Talking point

What is the church’s role in politics?

Archbishop of Canterbury doubles down on criticism of the government's Rwanda plan
27 Apr 2022
Local elections 2022: five results to watch out for
Two voters head to a polling station in South Shields
Between the lines

Local elections 2022: five results to watch out for

Tories are ‘haemorrhaging’ support in Red Wall of England and Wales, as Sinn Fein eyes Stormont
27 Apr 2022
Can Emmanuel Macron unite a divided France?
Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, celebrate his victory in Paris
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Can Emmanuel Macron unite a divided France?

President fends off far-right rival Marine Le Pen to secure historic second term
25 Apr 2022
Johnson backs Rayner over Basic Instinct claims
Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner
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Johnson backs Rayner over Basic Instinct claims

PM attacks ‘misogyny’ of paper’s claim that Labour deputy leader tries to distract him with leg-crossing ploy
25 Apr 2022
Will Ed Balls ever return to politics?
Ed Balls
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Will Ed Balls ever return to politics?

Former Labour minister remains one of the most popular political figures in the UK
25 Apr 2022
How a Tory revolt forced Johnson into Partygate U-turn
Boris Johnson is currently on a visit to India
Behind the scenes

How a Tory revolt forced Johnson into Partygate U-turn

PM abandons bid to block Commons probe after ministers threaten to resign
22 Apr 2022
Who will win the 2022 French election?
French President Emmanuel Macron
In Focus

Who will win the 2022 French election?

Emmanuel Macron leading in polls in final hours until run-off vote
22 Apr 2022
Boris Johnson lands in India as Tories drop wrecking amendment
Boris Johnson in India
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Boris Johnson lands in India as Tories drop wrecking amendment

Labour seeks inquiry into whether the prime minister misled parliament on Partygate
21 Apr 2022
Can the prime minister be arrested?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Can the prime minister be arrested?

Boris Johnson continues to face the fallout for his Partygate fine
20 Apr 2022
What is the Committee of Privileges?
Labour’s Chris Bryant
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What is the Committee of Privileges?

MPs to vote on whether committee should investigate claims Boris Johnson misled MPs
20 Apr 2022
Boris Johnson’s ‘clear the air’ showdown with MPs
 Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to give a statement at the House of Commons
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Boris Johnson’s ‘clear the air’ showdown with MPs

Laughter and banging of tables said to have punctuated private meeting
20 Apr 2022
The highs and lows of Boris Johnson’s time as prime minister
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds in Downing Street after the election victory
In Depth

The highs and lows of Boris Johnson’s time as prime minister

Tory leader's turbulent premiership in peril over Partygate fines
19 Apr 2022
Who hacked Downing Street?
Person typing on keyboard
Today’s big question

Who hacked Downing Street?

No. 10 and Foreign Office phones targeted on multiple occasions, say cybersecurity experts
19 Apr 2022
Is Channel 4 a victim of Tory spite?
Channel 4 London headquarters
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Is Channel 4 a victim of Tory spite?

The institution is ‘a great British success story’ – so why sell it?
14 Apr 2022
Will Boris Johnson face more fines?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Will Boris Johnson face more fines?

Fixed penalty notice ‘could be the tip of the iceberg’ as more parties are investigated
14 Apr 2022
How to claim the £200 loan to help cover the cost of bills
Person looking at household bills
Business Briefing

How to claim the £200 loan to help cover the cost of bills

‘Energy levy’ to bring down average increases in household costs
14 Apr 2022
Why UK chose Rwanda for asylum seekers
Waiting refugees, picked up at sea attempting to cross the Channel
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Why UK chose Rwanda for asylum seekers

Priti Patel visits central African country after finalising controversial deal
14 Apr 2022
What would a Marine Le Pen presidency look like?
Marine Le Pen on the campaign trail in Soucy, France
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What would a Marine Le Pen presidency look like?

Far-right candidate hoping to beat Emmanuel Macron with pledge to stem cost-of-living crisis
14 Apr 2022
Who is the BBC’s new political editor?
New BBC political editor Chris Mason
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Who is the BBC’s new political editor?

Any Questions? host Chris Mason appointed as successor to Laura Kuenssberg
13 Apr 2022
Did Boris Johnson knowingly mislead parliament?
A demonstrator holds up a placard outside Downing Street calling for Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to resign
Expert’s view

Did Boris Johnson knowingly mislead parliament?

Politics professor considers the conventions written into the Ministerial Code after PM’s police fine
13 Apr 2022
Can Macron build a coalition to beat Le Pen?
Emmanuel Macron hits the campaign trail in eastern France
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Can Macron build a coalition to beat Le Pen?

French president must knit together ‘republican front’ to defeat far-right candidate
13 Apr 2022
Partygate police fines: will Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak resign?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Partygate police fines: will Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak resign?

‘Criminality and lies at the heart of government,’ says Labour as PM given fixed penalty notice
12 Apr 2022
Who is Crispin Blunt? Fury as Tory MP defends Imran Ahmad Khan over sex assault
Crispin Blunt
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Who is Crispin Blunt? Fury as Tory MP defends Imran Ahmad Khan over sex assault

Reigate MP apologises after issuing ‘extraordinary’ statement on colleague’s conviction
12 Apr 2022
Who leaked Akshata Murty’s non-dom status?
Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murty
Today’s big question

Who leaked Akshata Murty’s non-dom status?

Sunak’s ‘aggressive’ response to leak has Tory colleagues questioning his political ‘maturity’
11 Apr 2022
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