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How the UK plans to end the lockdown
Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at No.10
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How the UK plans to end the lockdown

PM reportedly preparing ‘unlocking framework’ - but new vaccine study casts doubt on proposed timeline
20 Jan 2021
May says Johnson abandoned ‘moral leadership’
Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street
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May says Johnson abandoned ‘moral leadership’

Former prime minister hits out at successor over foreign aid and law breaking
20 Jan 2021
‘Time to dump Trump’
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Today’s newspapers

‘Time to dump Trump’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
20 Jan 2021
‘Brexiters are waking up to the damage they’ve done’
A truck drinks tea next to his freight truck at the Motis freight clearance centre.
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‘Brexiters are waking up to the damage they’ve done’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
19 Jan 2021
Has Johnson learnt his lesson on overpromising?
Boris Johnson bumps elbows with a first responder as she gets her vaccination
Behind the scenes

Has Johnson learnt his lesson on overpromising?

Ministers tempering vaccination expectations after failing to fulfil previous Covid pledges
18 Jan 2021
‘Vaccine success is on the brink of transforming the lockdown debate’
Boris Johnson watching an NHS first responder getting her vaccination
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‘Vaccine success is on the brink of transforming the lockdown debate’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
15 Jan 2021
Tories plot leadership revolt against Johnson over lockdown
Boris Johnson leaves number 10 Downing Street for PMQs.
Behind the scenes

Tories plot leadership revolt against Johnson over lockdown

Rebels threaten to challenge prime minister unless he sets date for lockdown exit
15 Jan 2021

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‘What’s as scary as Covid? The fact our leaders still have no plan to control it’
Boris Johnson visits a vaccination centre.
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‘What’s as scary as Covid? The fact our leaders still have no plan to control it’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
13 Jan 2021
‘Restore a shared British identity to avoid the fate of Trump’s America’
Anti-Brexit protester Steve Bray and a pro-Brexit protester square up outside the House of Commons
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‘Restore a shared British identity to avoid the fate of Trump’s America’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
11 Jan 2021
‘Johnson is not Trump’s transatlantic twin’
Boris Johnson welcomes Donald Trump to a NATO summit.
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‘Johnson is not Trump’s transatlantic twin’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
8 Jan 2021
Quiz of The Week: 2 - 8 January
Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at No.10 Downing Street.
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Quiz of The Week: 2 - 8 January

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8 Jan 2021
‘If Boris Johnson cared about schools, he’d already have sacked Gavin Williamson’
Gavin Williamson arrives at 10 Downing Street.
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‘If Boris Johnson cared about schools, he’d already have sacked Gavin Williamson’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 Jan 2021
Is Starmer really a Covid ‘Captain Hindsight’?
Keir Starmer arrives at Westminster Abbey to attend a service to mark Armistice Day.
Behind the scenes

Is Starmer really a Covid ‘Captain Hindsight’?

Conservatives accuse Labour leader of ‘playing politics’ over the pandemic response
6 Jan 2021
Coronavirus: what will the UK’s post-lockdown rules be?
A woman wearing a face mask waits on the platform for the London Underground
In Depth

Coronavirus: what will the UK’s post-lockdown rules be?

Boris Johnson places UK under toughest restrictions since March
5 Jan 2021
‘It’s back to school for Boris Johnson, the man who refuses to learn’
Boris Johnson attends a year six history class with pupils during a visit to Pimlico Primary school.
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‘It’s back to school for Boris Johnson, the man who refuses to learn’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
5 Jan 2021
A timeline of the U-turn on school closures
Gavin Williamson arrives at 10 Downing Street.
Behind the scenes

A timeline of the U-turn on school closures

Boris Johnson rules out return to classrooms just 24 hours after insisting reopening was safe
5 Jan 2021
What would change under Tier 5 restrictions?
A police officer wearing a mask
Today’s big question

What would change under Tier 5 restrictions?

Stricter coronavirus rules looking inevitable as virus continues to spread across UK
4 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
Brexit deal done: key dates in the UK exit from the EU
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In Depth

Brexit deal done: key dates in the UK exit from the EU

Long-awaited trade deal struck days before deadline
24 Dec 2020
Johnson ennobles ‘disgraced Tory donor’
Peter Cruddas
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Johnson ennobles ‘disgraced Tory donor’

Honours commission advises against appointing Cruddas to the House of Lords
23 Dec 2020
‘Ministers fear £6bn cost of Rashford hat-trick’
Marcus Rashford in action during a Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City
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‘Ministers fear £6bn cost of Rashford hat-trick’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
22 Dec 2020
Are we heading for a New Year national lockdown?
Boris Johnson attends a virtual press conference inside 10 Downing Street
Today’s big question

Are we heading for a New Year national lockdown?

Number of Covid patients in hospital set to match April peak by New Year’s Eve, Boris Johnson warned
22 Dec 2020
Christmas not cancelled despite scientists’ pleas
Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street following a Cabinet Meeting at the FCO.
In Depth

Christmas not cancelled despite scientists’ pleas

Prime minister standing firm on plan to ease Covid-19 restrictions over the festive period
16 Dec 2020
Government’s £2.7m bill for payouts to sacked advisers triggers fury
Dominic Cummings leaves his residence in London.
In Brief

Government’s £2.7m bill for payouts to sacked advisers triggers fury

Civil servants’ union accuses Boris Johnson’s administration of ‘breathtaking hypocrisy’ in spending on staff
16 Dec 2020
Are MPs ready to vote on a UK-EU trade deal?
Boris Johnson walks into No. 10 Downing Street
In Brief

Are MPs ready to vote on a UK-EU trade deal?

Commons may sit on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day to ratify an agreement
16 Dec 2020
What a no-deal Brexit could look like for the UK
UK and EU flags
In Depth

What a no-deal Brexit could look like for the UK

Talks back in the hands of negotiators after political intervention cannot break deadlock
10 Dec 2020
What’s mood in Westminster ahead of PM’s Brussels showdown?
Boris Johnson is meeting with European Commission chief Ursula Von Der Leyen
In Depth

What’s mood in Westminster ahead of PM’s Brussels showdown?

Prime minister is meeting with European Commission chief Ursula Von Der Leyen
9 Dec 2020
What does Boris Johnson’s trip to Brussels mean for the Brexit negotiations?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

What does Boris Johnson’s trip to Brussels mean for the Brexit negotiations?

PM takes matters into his own hands after Michel Barnier sets Wednesday deadline for deal
8 Dec 2020
What are the odds of getting a Brexit deal?
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier returns to Brussels after the last round of negotiations in London
In Depth

What are the odds of getting a Brexit deal?

Talks enter 11th-hour phase with likelihood of an agreement hanging in the balance
7 Dec 2020
Key events to follow in crunch Brexit deal or no-deal week
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street for parliament for the vote on the new UK tier system
In Brief

Key events to follow in crunch Brexit deal or no-deal week

Crunch talks to continue ahead of key EU meeting on Thursday
7 Dec 2020
Will Johnson face leadership challenge over his Brexit deal?
Boris virtual
In Depth

Will Johnson face leadership challenge over his Brexit deal?

Prime minister battles to quiet rumblings of discontent in his party as talks with EU falter at final hurdle
4 Dec 2020
Quiz of The Week: 28 November - 4 December
Matt Hancock has vowed to take the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine live on television to prove it is safe
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 28 November - 4 December

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
4 Dec 2020
How can Starmer avoid another Labour civil war over Brexit?
Keir Starmer addresses Labour members at an leadership election event.
In Depth

How can Starmer avoid another Labour civil war over Brexit?

Opposition leader facing threat of frontbench revolt over withdrawal deal vote
3 Dec 2020
Five signs that Brexit deal is on verge of being agreed
Demonstrators hold placards and EU flags as they take part in a march by the People's Vote organisation.
In Depth

Five signs that Brexit deal is on verge of being agreed

Negotiators from EU and UK are nearing finishing lap of race to reach future trade treaty
2 Dec 2020
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