Conservative Party

Twelve years of the Tories
Conservative PM David Cameron and Liberal Democrat Deputy PM Nick Clegg
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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
Quizzes and puzzles

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
Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 April
Boris Johnson boards a plane to India
Quizzes and puzzles

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
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
Instant Opinion

‘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
Profile

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
The latest on . . .

‘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
‘Typical households will be tax millionaires by the time they retire’
HM Customs and Revenue self assessment notice to complete a Tax Return
Instant Opinion

‘Typical households will be tax millionaires by the time they retire’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
31 Jan 2022
‘The idea that the government will focus on our long-term prosperity feels absurdly naive’
Boris Johnson during a visit to RAF Valley in Wales
Instant Opinion

‘The idea that the government will focus on our long-term prosperity feels absurdly naive’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
28 Jan 2022
Are we heading for a snap general election?
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Today’s big question

Are we heading for a snap general election?

A new Conservative leader would need a fresh mandate from the public, argues Cabinet minister
26 Jan 2022
A timeline of the No. 10 lockdown party scandal
Boris Johnson during a visit to Uxbridge police station
In Depth

A timeline of the No. 10 lockdown party scandal

Investigation by Scotland Yard delays Sue Gray’s report into No. 10 gatherings
25 Jan 2022
Nusrat Ghani and the Tory party’s Islamophobia problem
Nusrat Ghani
Why we’re talking about . . .

Nusrat Ghani and the Tory party’s Islamophobia problem

Boris Johnson launches inquiry after MP claims ‘Muslimness’ was given as reason for her sacking
24 Jan 2022
‘Partygate’ and the dark art of political whipping
Conservative Chief Whip Mark Spencer
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Partygate’ and the dark art of political whipping

Rebel Tory MPs accuse Boris Johnson’s chief whip of blackmail in ‘partygate’ row
21 Jan 2022
‘A nightmare stalemate between a PM who won’t quit and plotters who won’t stop’
Boris Johnson leaves No. 10 Downing Street wearing a face mask
Instant Opinion

‘A nightmare stalemate between a PM who won’t quit and plotters who won’t stop’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
21 Jan 2022
Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 January
A woman silhouetted against the Palace of Westminster
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
21 Jan 2022
Will there be more Tory defections?
Christian Wakeford
Today’s big question

Will there be more Tory defections?

Labour sources claim to be in talks with other Conservative MPs considering crossing the floor
20 Jan 2022
Is the North-South divide getting worse?
Burnley, UK
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is the North-South divide getting worse?

Big government promises have transpired into little funding or action on levelling up, says Northern think tank
19 Jan 2022
What is in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill?
A woman is arrested during the vigil for Sarah Everard
Getting to grips with . . .

What is in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill?

Peers reject ‘draconian’ government amendments to mammoth piece of crime and justice legislation
18 Jan 2022
Red Meat and Save Big Dog: what is Boris Johnson’s next move?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Red Meat and Save Big Dog: what is Boris Johnson’s next move?

Punchy policy announcements and a clear-out of PM’s senior staff form part of the plan to save his sinking premiership
17 Jan 2022
‘Scandal-hit Boris Johnson remains the Conservatives’ least bad option’
A TV reporter holds the Daily Mirror outside 10 Downing Street
Instant Opinion

‘Scandal-hit Boris Johnson remains the Conservatives’ least bad option’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
14 Jan 2022
‘Operation Save Boris’: is the party over for PM?
Boris Johnson leaves No. 10 Downing Street to attend PMQs
Behind the scenes

‘Operation Save Boris’: is the party over for PM?

Cabinet rallies behind their boss as other Tories call for his resignation
13 Jan 2022
Conservatives round on Boris Johnson over lockdown party
Boris Johnson leaves No. 10 Downing Street to attend PMQs
Behind the scenes

Conservatives round on Boris Johnson over lockdown party

PM accused of ‘insulting’ the public during ‘floundering’ PMQs appearance
12 Jan 2022
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