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Prince Charles fears ‘being dragged into’ Tory ‘cash-for-access’ scandal
Prince Charles
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Prince Charles fears ‘being dragged into’ Tory ‘cash-for-access’ scandal

Conservative chairman Ben Elliot accused of making money from meetings between wealthy businessmen and Prince of Wales
2 Aug 2021
‘The rift opening up in the Conservative party is startling in its ferocity’
Boris Johnson looking at the camera
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‘The rift opening up in the Conservative party is startling in its ferocity’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
27 Jul 2021
‘The government has forgotten the values of being conservative’
Boris Johnson hosts a meeting of the cabinet
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‘The government has forgotten the values of being conservative’

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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
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
‘A lesson for Johnson: if you pick fights, you can get hurt’
Boris Johnson
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‘A lesson for Johnson: if you pick fights, you can get hurt’

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14 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
What is in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill?
A woman is arrested during the vigil for Sarah Everard
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What is in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill?

Third reading of controversial legislation likely to present further obstacles to its passing
5 Jul 2021
Will Hancock survive his affair revelation?
Matt Hancock
Behind the scenes

Will Hancock survive his affair revelation?

Health secretary apologises after breaking Covid restrictions during kiss with aide
25 Jun 2021
Who will buy Channel 4?
Channel 4’s headquarters in Horseferry Road, London
Today’s big question

Who will buy Channel 4?

Privatisation of public-service network may attract bids from US streaming giants
24 Jun 2021
‘Dido Harding is playing with fire in her bid to become NHS England chief’
Dido Harding
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‘Dido Harding is playing with fire in her bid to become NHS England chief’

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22 Jun 2021
How Johnson’s post-Covid spending plans are costing him Tory allies
Boris Johnson on a visit to Kirklees College Springfield Sixth Form Centre, Dewsbury
Behind the scenes

How Johnson’s post-Covid spending plans are costing him Tory allies

Ministers urging PM to consult them on key decisions as ‘difficult autumn nears’
21 Jun 2021
Is the Conservatives’ ‘blue wall’ beginning to crumble?
New Lib Dem MP Sarah Green
Today’s big question

Is the Conservatives’ ‘blue wall’ beginning to crumble?

‘Home counties middle-class voters’ abandon Tories in Lib Dem by-election coup
18 Jun 2021
Can the Lib Dems win the Chesham and Amersham by-election?
Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey with candidate Sarah Green
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Can the Lib Dems win the Chesham and Amersham by-election?

HS2 and planning reforms could swing Tory safe seat
16 Jun 2021
‘The Tories are seeking short-term wins without any hint of a wider strategy’
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden
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‘The Tories are seeking short-term wins without any hint of a wider strategy’

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11 Jun 2021
The repercussions of redrawing the UK’s political map
 Boris Johnson campaigns in Hartlepool,
Why we’re talking about . . .

The repercussions of redrawing the UK’s political map

Initial proposals for England’s new constituency boundaries to be published tomorrow
7 Jun 2021
‘Boris Johnson’s elastic Conservatism is going to snap’
Boris Johnson
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‘Boris Johnson’s elastic Conservatism is going to snap’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
28 May 2021
Who is Dominic Cummings? From Boris Johnson’s key confidant to worst enemy
Dominic Cummings
Profile

Who is Dominic Cummings? From Boris Johnson’s key confidant to worst enemy

The man who helped the Tories achieve their landslide victory is ready to turn on the PM
25 May 2021
‘The tide will turn against the Tories unless they build more homes’
Housing in Coventry
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‘The tide will turn against the Tories unless they build more homes’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
14 May 2021
Inside the new northern Conservatism
Boris Johnson in Hartlepool
Expert’s view

Inside the new northern Conservatism

Towns like Hartlepool increasingly drawn to Tories as Labour becomes party of the cities
10 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
The key races in the local elections
A polling station
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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
‘Our excessive hygiene practices could imperil our immune systems’
A child has her hands sanitised
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‘Our excessive hygiene practices could imperil our immune systems’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
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
‘Imagine if Covid-19 had hit in 2000 instead of 2020’
Covid-19 testing site
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‘Imagine if Covid-19 had hit in 2000 instead of 2020’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
22 Apr 2021
Could the term ‘global weirding’ help people?
Pollution in the Peak District, Derbyshire
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Could the term ‘global weirding’ help people?

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
21 Apr 2021
‘Johnson has transformed from libertarian buccaneer to lockdown bureaucrat’
Boris Johnson on a visit to BAE Systems
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‘Johnson has transformed from libertarian buccaneer to lockdown bureaucrat’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
23 Mar 2021
‘The Tories have abandoned London’
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London
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‘The Tories have abandoned London’

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18 Mar 2021
Can Labour hang on in Hartlepool by-election?
Keir Starmer outside his home in London
Today’s big question

Can Labour hang on in Hartlepool by-election?

Tories ‘gagging for a fight’ following resignation of northern constituency’s scandal-hit Labour MP
17 Mar 2021
Northern Tory MPs accuse Johnson of pandering to ‘climate terrorists’
Site of Woodhouse Colliery in Cumbria
Behind the scenes

Northern Tory MPs accuse Johnson of pandering to ‘climate terrorists’

PM under fire after government orders fresh public inquiry into controversial project in Cumbria
12 Mar 2021
Tories praise Sunak’s ‘balancing act’ as tax rebellion fizzles
Rishi Sunak presents a post-budget press briefing.
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Tories praise Sunak’s ‘balancing act’ as tax rebellion fizzles

The chancellor is first to increase corporation tax since 1974
4 Mar 2021
‘How does accountability – without which there is no functioning democracy – survive?’
Boris Johnson attends a virtual press conference
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‘How does accountability – without which there is no functioning democracy – survive?’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
24 Feb 2021
Who are the warring factions in No. 10?
Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds leave the Commonwealth Day Service
Today’s big question

Who are the warring factions in No. 10?

Downing Street descends into infighting as PM plots pandemic course
22 Feb 2021
‘A proportional system would allow both miserable old parties to divorce’
Boris Johnson passes by Keir Starmer as they attend a service to mark Armistice Day
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‘A proportional system would allow both miserable old parties to divorce’

16 Feb 2021
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