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Does Tory MP rape arrest herald more Pestminster claims?
Houses of Parliament
Today’s big question

Does Tory MP rape arrest herald more Pestminster claims?

Conservative Party bracing for further sexual misconduct allegations
18 May 2022
Should phones be banned from the Commons?
Neil Parish
In Brief

Should phones be banned from the Commons?

Some would ‘do well to rethink their whole relationship to smartphones and social media’
13 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
‘Other wannabe Putins await to sow death and destruction’
Vladimir Putin
Instant Opinion

‘Other wannabe Putins await to sow death and destruction’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
28 Apr 2022
Local elections 2022: five results to watch out for
Two voters head to a polling station in South Shields
Between the lines

Local elections 2022: five results to watch out for

Tories are ‘haemorrhaging’ support in Red Wall of England and Wales, as Sinn Fein eyes Stormont
27 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
The House of Commons: no place for a baby?
Stella Creasy being interviewed, holding a tiny baby
In Brief

The House of Commons: no place for a baby?

Bringing babies onto the green benches is against the ‘rules of behaviour and courtesies’
3 Dec 2021

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‘Boris Johnson will be quite happy to ride out the storm over Dominic Raab’
Dominic Raab
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‘Boris Johnson will be quite happy to ride out the storm over Dominic Raab’

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

‘The government has forgotten the values of being conservative’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
23 Jul 2021
‘Being in the crony-demic gang seems to mean that you can ignore all of the rules all of the time’
Matt Hancock
Instant Opinion

‘Being in the crony-demic gang seems to mean that you can ignore all of the rules all of the time’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
16 Jul 2021
Is the US-UK relationship really so ‘special’?
Joe Biden Boris Johnson speak over video call
Today’s big question

Is the US-UK relationship really so ‘special’?

Joe Biden isn’t playing ball with Boris Johnson over post-Brexit trade plans
8 Jun 2021
Who will be the next Lord Speaker?
Lord Fowler
Behind the scenes

Who will be the next Lord Speaker?

The successful candidate will be announced tomorrow as Lord Fowler steps down
20 Apr 2021
Parliament U-turns on exemption from nationwide 10pm curfew
Boris Johnson
In Brief

Parliament U-turns on exemption from nationwide 10pm curfew

Watering holes on the parliamentary estate will be forced to shut after MPs blast ‘tone deaf’ decision
28 Sep 2020
Conservative MPs to ‘refuse’ racial bias training
European Research Group
In Brief

Conservative MPs to ‘refuse’ racial bias training

Dozens of Tories to shun course designed to tackle racism as Commons authorities accused of ‘pandering to the woke agenda’
21 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Westminster fails sexual assault victims’
westminster
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Westminster fails sexual assault victims’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 7 August
7 Aug 2020
Tories to investigate MP who ‘invited intern to fool around’
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In Brief

Tories to investigate MP who ‘invited intern to fool around’

Opposition calling for Rob Roberts to be suspended during inquiry following claims by two parliamentary workers
22 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: MPs ‘just saved’ from reputational disaster
House of Commons debate
In Depth

Instant Opinion: MPs ‘just saved’ from reputational disaster

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 24 June
24 Jun 2020
Rees-Mogg loses vote on Westminster bullying debates
Jacob Rees-Mogg
In Brief

Rees-Mogg loses vote on Westminster bullying debates

Critics said proposal would undermine new independent panel and ‘re-victimise’ victims
24 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: England ‘wasted time’ on Covid-19 lockdown
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: England ‘wasted time’ on Covid-19 lockdown

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 3 June
3 Jun 2020
Security costs to keep MPs safe rise by £4m post-Brexit
westminster
In Brief

Security costs to keep MPs safe rise by £4m post-Brexit

Heightened security measures follow divisive Brexit referendum and terrorist threats
21 May 2020
Ten non-coronavirus things that happened in Westminster
Whitehall
In Depth

Ten non-coronavirus things that happened in Westminster

All eyes are on the outbreak but the world of politics has not stopped
9 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: UK floods reveal ‘urban-rural tension’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: UK floods reveal ‘urban-rural tension’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 26 February
26 Feb 2020
John Bercow bullying claims: what we know so far
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In Depth

John Bercow bullying claims: what we know so far

The former Commons speaker’s hopes of a peerage could be dashed by fresh allegations about his treatment of staff
23 Jan 2020
House of Lords to move to the North
Peers in House of Lords
In Brief

House of Lords to move to the North

Plans to move peers permanently to York part of government pitch to consolidate gains in former Labour heartlands
20 Jan 2020
Keith Vaz: how the sex and drug saga unfolded
Keith Vaz
In Depth

Keith Vaz: how the sex and drug saga unfolded

Controversial Labour MP faces six-month parliamentary ban over 2016 scandal
29 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson ‘needs to calm down’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson ‘needs to calm down’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 27 September
27 Sep 2019
The ‘extraordinary tale’ of Carl Beech
Carl Beech
In Depth

The ‘extraordinary tale’ of Carl Beech

Court hears how former NHS manager made fabricated claims about Westminster paedophile ring
15 May 2019
How do you start a new political party?
The Independent Group
In Depth

How do you start a new political party?

MPs in the Independent Group hold first official meeting after breaking away from Labour and Tories
25 Feb 2019
Music legend accused of groping man in hotel toilets
Anonymous man
In Depth

Music legend accused of groping man in hotel toilets

Police investigating claims that the unnamed singer fondled alleged victim’s ‘private parts’ at upmarket London venue
20 Feb 2019
Houses of Parliament: ten fascinating facts you didn’t know
Houses of Parliament
In Depth

Houses of Parliament: ten fascinating facts you didn’t know

The building is an icon of British politics, but holds some rather unusual secrets within its walls
1 Aug 2018
Surge in SNP membership after mass MP walkout
Delegates clap during the Scottish National Party (SNP) annual conference in Glasgow last year
In Brief

Surge in SNP membership after mass MP walkout

Commons protest branded ‘pre-prepared’ stunt by opponents
15 Jun 2018
Carillion directors ‘stuffed mouths with gold’, say MPs
Carillion logo in London
In Brief

Carillion directors ‘stuffed mouths with gold’, say MPs

Inquiry finds that firm’s board prioritised own rewards over welfare of workers and pensioners
16 May 2018
Scotland sparks constitutional crisis with Brexit rebellion
A Scottish Saltire and Union Jack flags flutter outside the Scottish Parliament
In Brief

Scotland sparks constitutional crisis with Brexit rebellion

EU Withdrawal Bill rejected by Scottish Parliament prompting showdown with Westminster
16 May 2018
Stephen Hawking’s ashes to be buried near Newton and Darwin
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In Depth

Stephen Hawking’s ashes to be buried near Newton and Darwin

Physicist’s remains to be interred in thanksgiving service near memorials to other famous scientists
21 Mar 2018
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