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Does Tory MP rape arrest herald more Pestminster claims?
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Does Tory MP rape arrest herald more Pestminster claims?

Conservative Party bracing for further sexual misconduct allegations
18 May 2022
Who will win in Wakefield and Tiverton?
Wakefield town centre
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Who will win in Wakefield and Tiverton?

Speculation mounting that Labour and the Lib Dems will agree a joint anti-Tory strategy
17 May 2022
Quiz of The Week: 7 - 13 May
Prince Charles stands in for the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament
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Quiz of The Week: 7 - 13 May

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
13 May 2022
Lee Anderson and the Tories’ thorny relationship with the poor
Lee Anderson, the Conservative MP for Ashfield, in Nottinghamshire
Why we’re talking about . . .

Lee Anderson and the Tories’ thorny relationship with the poor

Ministers accused of ‘tone-deaf media interviews’ amid cost-of-living crisis
12 May 2022
‘A confused Conservative Party doesn’t know who they stand for’
Boris Johnson
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‘A confused Conservative Party doesn’t know who they stand for’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
11 May 2022
Is there a Tory ‘attack unit’?
Keir Starmer and Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Is there a Tory ‘attack unit’?

Labour shadow attorney general accuses Tories of a smear campaign against Keir Starmer
11 May 2022
Queen’s Speech: what new laws are due in the next year?
Prince Charles
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Queen’s Speech: what new laws are due in the next year?

The government announced a bumper raft of legislation including plans to capitalise on new Brexit freedoms
10 May 2022

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Cost-of-living crisis: five suggestions for Sunak
Rishi Sunak
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Cost-of-living crisis: five suggestions for Sunak

The chancellor is under pressure to provide support for squeezed households and businesses
10 May 2022
What do the local election results mean for Boris Johnson?
Boris Johnson after casting his vote at a polling station in Westminster
Today’s big question

What do the local election results mean for Boris Johnson?

Tories lose string of former London strongholds to Labour
6 May 2022
Quiz of The Week: 30 April - 6 May
Keir Starmer arrives to meet winning Labour councillors in Barnet
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 30 April - 6 May

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
6 May 2022
Five key takeaways from the local elections 2022
Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street
Between the lines

Five key takeaways from the local elections 2022

Tories battered in London – but Labour fail to make widespread gains
6 May 2022
Twelve years of the Tories
Conservative PM David Cameron and Liberal Democrat Deputy PM Nick Clegg
In Focus

Twelve years of the Tories

Party’s time in power marked by austerity, Brexit and the pandemic
6 May 2022
Starmer vs. Johnson: who performed best against Susanna Reid?
Boris Johnson faced a bruising interview from GMB’s Susanna Reid
Today’s big question

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
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
Houses of Parliament
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Quiz of The Week: 23 - 29 April

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
29 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 else is lurking in the Sue Gray report?
Boris Johnson
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What else is lurking in the Sue Gray report?

As-yet unpublished findings of Partygate probe expected to include direct criticism of Boris Johnson
25 Apr 2022
Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 April
Boris Johnson boards a plane to India
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Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 April

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
22 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
Boris Johnson lands in India as Tories drop wrecking amendment
Boris Johnson in India
In Brief

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
The frontrunners to replace Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid
In Depth

The frontrunners to replace Boris Johnson

Prime minister faces calls to quit again after police fines for Partygate scandal
14 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
‘New menu rules won’t help people trying to repair their relationship with food’
Woman reads restaurant menu
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‘New menu rules won’t help people trying to repair their relationship with food’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
11 Apr 2022
Why did the government U-turn on its trans conversion therapy ban?
LGBTQ+ protesters
In Brief

Why did the government U-turn on its trans conversion therapy ban?

2018 survey found trans people twice as likely as gays to be offered interventions
8 Apr 2022
Is Rishi Sunak the victim of a ‘political hit job’?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak
Behind the scenes

Is Rishi Sunak the victim of a ‘political hit job’?

Chancellor convinced leaking of wife’s tax status is part of ‘co-ordinated attack’
8 Apr 2022
Who might buy Channel 4?
Channel 4’s headquarters in Horseferry Road, London
Behind the scenes

Who might buy Channel 4?

Broadcaster to go up for sale as senior conservatives criticise decision
5 Apr 2022
Have the Conservatives got a sexual harassment problem?
David Warburton
Behind the scenes

Have the Conservatives got a sexual harassment problem?

Party condemned for waiting weeks to suspend MP David Warburton following allegations
4 Apr 2022
Will Jamie Wallis change the tone of the Tory trans debate?
Jamie Wallis MP
Why we’re talking about . . .

Will Jamie Wallis change the tone of the Tory trans debate?

Conservative LGBT+ patron hopes ‘divided’ party can now have more ‘respectful’ discussion
31 Mar 2022
Has Sunak wrecked his hopes of becoming PM?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

Has Sunak wrecked his hopes of becoming PM?

The chancellor’s approval ratings have plummeted in the wake of his Spring Statement
28 Mar 2022
Predictions for Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement
Rishi Sunak
Between the lines

Predictions for Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement

Chancellor may cut fuel duty after pressure from campaigners and senior backbenchers
21 Mar 2022
Who are the Tory Net Zero Scrutiny Group?
Former chair of the European Research Group Steve Baker is a known member
Profile

Who are the Tory Net Zero Scrutiny Group?

The Conservative rebels blame government’s green policies for cost of living crisis
16 Feb 2022
The costs of the UK doing business with China
Xi Jinping attends the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing
Getting to grips with . . .

The costs of the UK doing business with China

Boris Johnson angers ‘hawkish’ Conservative MPs with plan to reboot trade talks
11 Feb 2022
John Major’s track record on Tory scandals
John Major
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John Major’s track record on Tory scandals

Former PM’s government was rocked by affairs and the cash-for-questions saga
11 Feb 2022
‘Trumpian politics’: Tories turn on Boris over Savile remarks
Boris Johnson
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‘Trumpian politics’: Tories turn on Boris over Savile remarks

Prime minister faces fresh calls to apologise to Keir Starmer after Labour leader faces angry mob
8 Feb 2022
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