Today’s big question

Is the government deliberately breaking FOI rules?
Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi
Today’s big question

Is the government deliberately breaking FOI rules?

Minister deleted text exchanges with David Cameron about Greensill scandal
30 Jul 2021
Met Office climate report: how hot will the UK get?
Southend-on-Sea, England
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Met Office climate report: how hot will the UK get?

Britain is warming more quickly than global average over past decade, says study
29 Jul 2021
What are gender-critical beliefs?
Weight lifter Laurel Hubbard
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What are gender-critical beliefs?

Judge-led panel ruled that such views should be protected under the Equality Act
27 Jul 2021
How much pressure can the NHS take?
Doctor monitors patient
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How much pressure can the NHS take?

Chiefs say health service is facing the same level of pressure as at the height of the pandemic
27 Jul 2021
Covid cases in shock drop: what’s going on?
19 July reopening
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Covid cases in shock drop: what’s going on?

Experts analyse mysterious fall in coronavirus cases after peak of third wave predicted next month
26 Jul 2021
Will MPs’ pay rise outstrip public sector workers’?
An NHS nurse
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Will MPs’ pay rise outstrip public sector workers’?

Parliamentary pay watchdog requests power to ‘vary the award below or above’ public sector pay
23 Jul 2021
When will the third wave of Covid peak?
Boris Johnson
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When will the third wave of Covid peak?

Human behaviour will have a direct impact on the key numbers
22 Jul 2021

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Pingdemic chaos: how bad could it get?
Keir Starmer in PMQs
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Pingdemic chaos: how bad could it get?

Supermarkets warn of empty shelves as Keir Starmer follows Boris Johnson into isolation
22 Jul 2021
Should the Tokyo 2020 Olympics be cancelled? 
The Japan and Australia women’s softball teams line up ahead of the opening match at Tokyo 2020
Today’s big question

Should the Tokyo 2020 Olympics be cancelled? 

Just days before the opening ceremony a cancellation has not been ruled out 
21 Jul 2021
Will we have to start paying for lateral flow tests?
Covid lateral flow test box
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Will we have to start paying for lateral flow tests?

Concern reportedly growing in Westminster over ‘eye-watering’ cost of at-home kits
20 Jul 2021
How reliable is the Test and Trace app?
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
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How reliable is the Test and Trace app?

The ‘Great Unlocking’ is hit by surging numbers of people forced to self-isolate – including the PM
19 Jul 2021
Why is the vaccine rollout slowing down?
The queue for a Covid-19 vaccine
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Why is the vaccine rollout slowing down?

Younger people are proving more reluctant to receive the jab after initial surge in demand
15 Jul 2021
What happened to Peter Falconio?
Joanne Lees and Peter Falconio
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What happened to Peter Falconio?

Police in Australia still searching for body of British backpacker shot dead on remote highway
14 Jul 2021
Are we heading for another Covid lockdown?
Health Secretary Sajid Javid
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Are we heading for another Covid lockdown?

Prime minister’s pledge of ‘irreversible’ reopening now comes with a caveat
13 Jul 2021
Are we seeking herd immunity through infection?
Boris Johnson
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Are we seeking herd immunity through infection?

Downing Street denies having such a goal - but others note that ‘it’s very much the virus’s’
8 Jul 2021
When will the UK ditch quarantine rules for amber list countries?
Nice, France
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When will the UK ditch quarantine rules for amber list countries?

Boris Johnson pushing for policy change to coincide with 19 July’s Freedom Day
7 Jul 2021
Will the Universal Credit uplift be made permanent?
Iain Duncan Smith
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Will the Universal Credit uplift be made permanent?

Chancellor under growing pressure to continue £20-a-week hike beyond scheduled October cut-off
6 Jul 2021
What is the government’s real plan for the Northern Ireland Protocol?
Larne, Northern Ireland
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What is the government’s real plan for the Northern Ireland Protocol?

Downing Street accused of trying to ‘dismantle’ the deal set up to avoid hard Irish border
5 Jul 2021
Has the Batley and Spen by-election saved Keir Starmer’s bacon?
Keir Starmer and Kim Leadbeater
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Has the Batley and Spen by-election saved Keir Starmer’s bacon?

Much-needed Labour victory pauses challenges to leadership - for now
2 Jul 2021
Booster jabs, flu and a Covid surge: what can we expect this winter?
Vaccination
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Booster jabs, flu and a Covid surge: what can we expect this winter?

NHS given green light for plan to offer third jab to 32 million people
1 Jul 2021
Do quarantine exemptions for business tycoons ‘take the piss’?
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng
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Do quarantine exemptions for business tycoons ‘take the piss’?

Government accused of making ‘mockery’ of sacrifices of ordinary people during pandemic
30 Jun 2021
Is it time to end Covid isolation for schoolchildren?
School children in masks
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Is it time to end Covid isolation for schoolchildren?

One in 20 state school pupils miss classes on a single day as result of coronavirus policy
29 Jun 2021
New health secretary: is Sajid Javid the right choice?
Sajid Javid
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New health secretary: is Sajid Javid the right choice?

Former chancellor said to favour more ‘bullish’ approach to ending lockdown restrictions
28 Jun 2021
Is it safe to ditch face masks after ‘Freedom Day’?
Rishi Sunak removes face mask
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Is it safe to ditch face masks after ‘Freedom Day’?

Ministers keen to drop all coronavirus restrictions despite warnings from health experts
25 Jun 2021
Who will buy Channel 4?
Channel 4’s headquarters in Horseferry Road, London
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Who will buy Channel 4?

Privatisation of public-service network may attract bids from US streaming giants
24 Jun 2021
Will Europe close its doors to Brits this summer?
Tourists visit a Greek beach
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Will Europe close its doors to Brits this summer?

Angela Merkel calls for all EU nations to impose quarantine on British visitors
24 Jun 2021
Will Tory MPs scupper planning reforms?
House building
Today’s big question

Will Tory MPs scupper planning reforms?

After the shock by-election defeat the prime minister has had a ‘wake-up call’
22 Jun 2021
When will England’s lockdown end?
Bolton testing centre
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When will England’s lockdown end?

No. 10 plays down talk of early end to restrictions
21 Jun 2021
Is the Conservatives’ ‘blue wall’ beginning to crumble?
New Lib Dem MP Sarah Green
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Is the Conservatives’ ‘blue wall’ beginning to crumble?

‘Home counties middle-class voters’ abandon Tories in Lib Dem by-election coup
18 Jun 2021
How will Dominic Cummings strike next after ‘f***ing hopeless’ bombshell?
Dominic Cummings
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How will Dominic Cummings strike next after ‘f***ing hopeless’ bombshell?

Former adviser offers evidence that PM had doubts about Matt Hancock
17 Jun 2021
Should Scottish MPs be given the power to vote down English laws?
Michael Gove arrives at No. 10 Downing Street
Today’s big question

Should Scottish MPs be given the power to vote down English laws?

Major constitutional reform planned in bid to ‘save the union’
16 Jun 2021
The future of Nato: can the alliance bounce back after Trump?
Joe Biden and Jens Stoltenberg
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The future of Nato: can the alliance bounce back after Trump?

Approach to China could be crucial to the organisation’s chances of future success
15 Jun 2021
Has Johnson’s feared falling out with Biden been averted?
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden on the seafront in Cornwall
Today’s big question

Has Johnson’s feared falling out with Biden been averted?

Two leaders hail ‘special relationship ’after papering over Northern Ireland row at pre-summit meeting
11 Jun 2021
Will Johnson end coronavirus restrictions in England on 21 June?
Boris Johnson arrives to receive his second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Today’s big question

Will Johnson end coronavirus restrictions in England on 21 June?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak ‘happy’ to delay ‘freedom day’ to give businesses greater ‘certainty’
11 Jun 2021
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