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North Shropshire by-election: who might win Owen Paterson’s seat?
Former Conservative MP Owen Paterson
Fact file

North Shropshire by-election: who might win Owen Paterson’s seat?

Conservatives hope to hold on to the ultra-safe seat despite a slashed majority in Old Bexley by-election
8 Dec 2021
Three big problems for Boris Johnson after leaked Christmas party video
Allegra Stratton
Why we’re talking about . . .

Three big problems for Boris Johnson after leaked Christmas party video

Tories fear public won’t listen to Covid instructions from a government that refuses to follow its own rules
8 Dec 2021
Does the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill go too far?
A woman is arrested during the vigil for Sarah Everard
Getting to grips with . . .

Does the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill go too far?

New amendments mean protesters could face jail for ‘locking on’
2 Dec 2021
Quiz of The Week: 20 - 26 November
Boris Johnson leaves No. 10 to attend Prime Minister’s Questions
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 20 - 26 November

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
26 Nov 2021
What’s going on in Boris Johnson’s top team?
Boris Johnson attends a requiem mass for murdered Tory MP David Amess
Behind the scenes

What’s going on in Boris Johnson’s top team?

PM’s inner circle in spotlight after weeks of disorder and damaging headlines
24 Nov 2021
Is Boris Johnson’s authority ‘evaporating’?
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

Is Boris Johnson’s authority ‘evaporating’?

Tory MPs concerned PM ‘lacks strategy’ and presides over a cabinet of ‘nodding dogs’
19 Nov 2021
‘Taiwan is right to fear Chinese aggression’
Chinese rocket
Instant Opinion

‘Taiwan is right to fear Chinese aggression’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
19 Nov 2021

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Quiz of The Week: 13 - 19 November
Boris Johnson on board a train
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Quiz of The Week: 13 - 19 November

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19 Nov 2021
What the HS2 U-turn means for the levelling-up agenda
Boris Johnson visits a Network Rail hub
Why we’re talking about . . .

What the HS2 U-turn means for the levelling-up agenda

Cuts to high-speed rail links ‘undermine’ government’s key policy, say northern leaders
18 Nov 2021
The rival plans on sleaze from Labour and the Conservatives
Boris Johnson
Between the lines

The rival plans on sleaze from Labour and the Conservatives

Labour say Johnson’s new proposals are ‘not specific’ and ‘watered down’
17 Nov 2021
Quiz of The Week: 6 - 12 November
Former Conservative attorney general Geoffrey Cox
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Quiz of The Week: 6 - 12 November

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12 Nov 2021
The rent expenses ‘loophole’ used by MPs to pocket taxpayer cash
Former Conservative attorney general Geoffrey Cox
Behind the scenes

The rent expenses ‘loophole’ used by MPs to pocket taxpayer cash

Two Labour lawmakers and 15 Tories claimed total of £1.3m for rental costs while letting out own properties
12 Nov 2021
Owen Paterson: how the PM’s U-turn sparked fury within the Conservative Party
Owen Paterson
In Depth

Owen Paterson: how the PM’s U-turn sparked fury within the Conservative Party

Tory MPs angry with Johnson for ‘marching them up the hill only to march them down again’
11 Nov 2021
Is the ‘sleaze crisis’ a turning point for Boris Johnson?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Is the ‘sleaze crisis’ a turning point for Boris Johnson?

Conservative lead over Labour falls following dramatic U-turn over MPs standards watchdog
5 Nov 2021
Quiz of The Week: 30 October - 5 November
Former Conservative MP Owen Paterson
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Quiz of The Week: 30 October - 5 November

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5 Nov 2021
Is the chancellor’s political honeymoon coming to an end?
Rishi Sunak wearing a mask
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is the chancellor’s political honeymoon coming to an end?

There’s grumbling that, as a former banker and the son-in-law of a billionaire, Sunak is flashy and out of touch
5 Nov 2021
‘Government should stick to its guns on Plan B’
Boris Johnson watches a patient receive a booster jab
Instant Opinion

‘Government should stick to its guns on Plan B’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
25 Oct 2021
‘Many more people are realising how bad England’s Covid situation is’
Boris Johnson
Instant Opinion

‘Many more people are realising how bad England’s Covid situation is’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
22 Oct 2021
David Amess, Jo Cox and the knotty problem of MPs’ security
Portrait of David Amess at St Michael’s Church in Leigh-on-Sea
Expert’s view

David Amess, Jo Cox and the knotty problem of MPs’ security

Protecting politicians away from Parliament while maintaining democratic openness presents major challenges
18 Oct 2021
MP David Amess stabbed to death
David Amess
The latest on . . .

MP David Amess stabbed to death

Man arrested following attack at the Conservative MP’s constituency surgery in Essex
15 Oct 2021
Quiz of The Week: 1 - 8 October
Boris Johnson
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 1 - 8 October

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8 Oct 2021
‘Liz Truss may be ready and primed to take over as optimist-in-chief’
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss
Instant Opinion

‘Liz Truss may be ready and primed to take over as optimist-in-chief’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
8 Oct 2021
Are the Tories really ‘Getting on with the job’?
Boris Johnson in December 2019
Getting to grips with . . .

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
‘Putting inmates to work should be done not to humiliate but rehabilitate’
A prisoner works at The Clink restaurant inside HMP Brixton, south London
Instant Opinion

‘Putting inmates to work should be done not to humiliate but rehabilitate’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
6 Oct 2021
The Conservative chair behind ‘supercharging’ ultra-wealthy donations
Ben Elliot
Profile

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
Getting to grips with . . .

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
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
Today’s big question

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
All you need to know about the Pandora Papers
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis features in the massive financial data leak
Fact file

All you need to know about the Pandora Papers

World leaders, a Tory donor and Tony Blair among figures named in unprecedented insight into tax avoidance
4 Oct 2021
Conservative conference: all you need to know
Boris Johnson
The latest on . . .

Conservative conference: all you need to know

Boris Johnson under pressure to flesh out his ‘levelling up’ agenda
30 Sep 2021
Gove’s task to put ‘meat on the bones’ of ‘levelling-up’ agenda
Michael Gove
Behind the scenes

Gove’s task to put ‘meat on the bones’ of ‘levelling-up’ agenda

Former rival of Boris Johnson will oversee one of PM’s key government pledges
17 Sep 2021
‘Boris Johnson’s Conservatives will not be chaos-proof for ever’
Boris Johnson departs No. 10 Downing Street
Instant Opinion

‘Boris Johnson’s Conservatives will not be chaos-proof for ever’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
17 Sep 2021
What does the cabinet reshuffle mean for next election?
Liz Truss
Today’s big question

What does the cabinet reshuffle mean for next election?

Party staff told to prepare for the polls as Boris Johnson shakes up top team
16 Sep 2021
Canadian Conservatives ‘learning from Johnson’ to defeat Trudeau
Canadian Conservative leader Erin O’Toole
Behind the scenes

Canadian Conservatives ‘learning from Johnson’ to defeat Trudeau

Erin O’Toole drafts in architects of UK PM’s 2019 win as battle with Liberals goes to the wire
14 Sep 2021
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