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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?

Third reading of controversial legislation likely to present further obstacles to its passing
5 Jul 2021
‘Summer holidays: if you do go, just stay there forever’
Comino, Malta
Instant Opinion

‘Summer holidays: if you do go, just stay there forever’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
2 Jul 2021
‘Labour’s leaflet is less of a dog-whistle and more of a megaphone strategy’
Campaign posters in Batley and Spen
Instant Opinion

‘Labour’s leaflet is less of a dog-whistle and more of a megaphone strategy’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
30 Jun 2021
Batley and Spen by-election: who will win Tracy Brabin’s seat?
Tracy Babin
Getting to grips with . . .

Batley and Spen by-election: who will win Tracy Brabin’s seat?

Conservatives take six-point lead over the incumbent Labour party
30 Jun 2021
George Galloway: the ‘maverick’ out to beat Labour in Batley and Spen
George Galloway on the campaign trail
Profile

George Galloway: the ‘maverick’ out to beat Labour in Batley and Spen

Labour officials fear that controversial campaigner could split left-wing vote in tight by-election
23 Jun 2021
‘Dominic Cummings revealed the awesome power of WhatsApp in Whitehall’
Dominic Cummings
Instant Opinion

‘Dominic Cummings revealed the awesome power of WhatsApp in Whitehall’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
18 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

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‘You can’t just cancel cancel culture’
Students protesting
Instant Opinion

‘You can’t just cancel cancel culture’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
19 May 2021
‘In the modern world, the workaholic chino-wearers march ahead’
Business workers
Instant Opinion

‘In the modern world, the workaholic chino-wearers march ahead’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
13 May 2021
‘Broken social care system is a shamefully missed opportunity’
State Opening of Parliament 2021
Instant Opinion

‘Broken social care system is a shamefully missed opportunity’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
11 May 2021
‘There has never been a better time to accept Tony Blair’
Tony Blair
Instant Opinion

‘There has never been a better time to accept Tony Blair’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
11 May 2021
What does Labour stand for in 2021?
Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner
Today’s big question

What does Labour stand for in 2021?

Keir Starmer calls meeting of new shadow cabinet to set out policy priorities
11 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
‘Keir Starmer is in danger of missing his moment’
Keir Starmer
Instant Opinion

‘Keir Starmer is in danger of missing his moment’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
5 May 2021
Does Labour stand a chance in the next general election?
 Keir Starmer visits a beach near Hartlepool
In Brief

Does Labour stand a chance in the next general election?

Timing of the next vote could be key for Keir Starmer’s party
5 May 2021
‘Boris Johnson has opted out of shame’
Boris Johnson
Instant Opinion

‘Boris Johnson has opted out of shame’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
4 May 2021
The key races in the local elections
A polling station
The latest on . . .

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
‘Vaccine passports are heading from unthinkable to unstoppable’
Boris Johnson
Instant Opinion

‘Vaccine passports are heading from unthinkable to unstoppable’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 Apr 2021
‘Starmer’s Labour has a fondness for abstaining on tricky decisions’
Keir Starmer
Instant Opinion

‘Starmer’s Labour has a fondness for abstaining on tricky decisions’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
15 Mar 2021
Are Labour knives out for Keir Starmer?
Keir Starmer on a visit to a community pharmacy vaccination centre
Behind the scenes

Are Labour knives out for Keir Starmer?

Local elections in May will be first major test of party’s ‘new management’
9 Feb 2021
Brexit deal done: key dates in the UK exit from the EU
Big Ben
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
British MPs narrowly escaped death in terror bomb plot
Theresa Villiers arrives at 10 Downing Street for a cabinet meeting in November 2019.
In Brief

British MPs narrowly escaped death in terror bomb plot

Trial begins today over alleged terror plot that ‘could have triggered World War Three’
27 Nov 2020
Labour hit by ‘exodus’ of members led by Corbyn supporters
Keir Starmer leaves the BBC after an appearance on The Andrew Marr Show.
In Brief

Labour hit by ‘exodus’ of members led by Corbyn supporters

Fall in party membership figures comes despite the new leader outperforming Boris Johnson in national polls
23 Nov 2020
Was suspending Corbyn Starmer’s first big misstep?
Keir Starmer, Jeremy Corbyn
In Depth

Was suspending Corbyn Starmer’s first big misstep?

Former leader readmitted to party but will not have Labour whip restored
18 Nov 2020
Starmer: Biden’s victory offers ‘stark lessons’ to Labour
Keir Starmer leaves Millbank studios in central London.
In Brief

Starmer: Biden’s victory offers ‘stark lessons’ to Labour

UK opposition leader argues that broad coalition building can also help his own party regain power
9 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: the BBC cannot police ‘virtue-signalling’
Staff entering BBC Broadcasting House in London.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: the BBC cannot police ‘virtue-signalling’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 30 October
30 Oct 2020
What comes next for Labour after the suspension of Corbyn?
Corbyn
In Brief

What comes next for Labour after the suspension of Corbyn?

Predictions of ‘civil war’ and ‘battle for party’s soul’ in the years ahead
30 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: school meals marks ‘looming political war’
A school chef serves cooked hot dinner to students on their lunch break
In Depth

Instant Opinion: school meals marks ‘looming political war’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 27 October
27 Oct 2020
Police investigating Keir Starmer over crash with cyclist
Keir Starmer is shown around Barford Park Farm in Sailsbury.
In Brief

Police investigating Keir Starmer over crash with cyclist

Labour leader quizzed at London police station after rider taken to hospital
27 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Britain needs ‘bold British foreign policy’
Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa Federation Labor Convention
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Britain needs ‘bold British foreign policy’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 26 October
26 Oct 2020
Johnson planning ‘climbdown’ over Christmas school meals
Boris Johnson
In Brief

Johnson planning ‘climbdown’ over Christmas school meals

Insiders reveal funding boost plan as Tories accuse PM of misreading public mood about Marcus Rashford’s campaign
26 Oct 2020
Starmer hit by Labour revolt over ‘licence to kill’ bill
Labour leader Keir Starmer
In Brief

Starmer hit by Labour revolt over ‘licence to kill’ bill

The party leader is facing a string of resignations over whip to abstain on ‘spycops’ legislation
16 Oct 2020
Who in Labour is backing a second lockdown - and who is not?
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
In Brief

Who in Labour is backing a second lockdown - and who is not?

Many of the party’s northern mayors have spoken out against new coronavirus rules
15 Oct 2020
Unite cuts Labour funding in warning to ‘centrist’ Starmer
Keir Starmer speaks to the media after a visit to an NHS project in London.
In Brief

Unite cuts Labour funding in warning to ‘centrist’ Starmer

Party’s biggest donor warns leader not to move too far from the left
7 Oct 2020
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