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The pros and cons of the House of Lords
House of Lords
In Depth

The pros and cons of the House of Lords

Proposal for upper house to move out of London causes a stir
17 May 2022
Jake Daniels comes out as gay: a landmark moment for British football
Jake Daniels made his first-team debut for Blackpool against Peterborough on 7 May 
View from the terraces

Jake Daniels comes out as gay: a landmark moment for British football

Blackpool forward, 17, is the UK’s only openly gay active male professional footballer
17 May 2022
Who will win the by-elections in Wakefield and Tiverton?
Wakefield town centre
Getting to grips with . . .

Who will win the by-elections in Wakefield and Tiverton?

Speculation mounting that Labour and the Lib Dems will agree a joint anti-Tory strategy
17 May 2022
‘I don’t want to lie anymore’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘I don’t want to lie anymore’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
17 May 2022
The arguments for and against a windfall tax
A North Sea oil rig
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against a windfall tax

A one-off levy could fund measures to ease the cost-of-living crisis, says Labour
16 May 2022
Jeremy Hunt: will he run for Tory leadership again?
Jeremy Hunt
Profile

Jeremy Hunt: will he run for Tory leadership again?

Former health secretary said he ‘doesn’t rule out a return in the future’
16 May 2022
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: events, festivals and street parties
Jubilee Street Party
In Focus

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: events, festivals and street parties

A look at how the jubilee will be celebrated over the bank holiday in June
16 May 2022

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Northern Ireland Protocol: is there hope for a ‘landing zone’?
Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill
Today’s big question

Northern Ireland Protocol: is there hope for a ‘landing zone’?

Boris Johnson visits Belfast in a bid to end political deadlock
16 May 2022
The British Empire’s policies still at play in the UK
Map of territories that have been part of British Empire
Expert’s view

The British Empire’s policies still at play in the UK

Policies rooted in imperialism policies influence today’s tax and trade systems and even the wine we drink
16 May 2022
Quiz of The Week: 7 - 13 May
Prince Charles stands in for the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 7 - 13 May

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
13 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
Will the US save the Northern Ireland Protocol?
Joe Biden has repeatedly warned the UK against jeopardising the Good Friday Agreement
Talking point

Will the US save the Northern Ireland Protocol?

Washington delegation heading to UK amid stand-off over post-Brexit trade plan
13 May 2022
Johnson set for Whitehall job cuts showdown
Boris Johnson chairs a cabinet away day in Stoke-on-Trent
Behind the scenes

Johnson set for Whitehall job cuts showdown

PM orders civil service ‘bloodbath’ to ease cost-of-living crisis
13 May 2022
Scotland’s ongoing ferry fiasco: what you need to know
The unfinished Glen Sannox ferry
In Depth

Scotland’s ongoing ferry fiasco: what you need to know

Delays in the delivery of two new CalMac passenger ferries have caused a major political scandal
13 May 2022
Does Westminster have an alcohol problem?
Today’s big question

Does Westminster have an alcohol problem?

Research showing MPs more likely to drink excessively has fuelled concern about Parliament’s ‘poisonous’ drinking dens
12 May 2022
The Northern Ireland Protocol explained
David Frost and Boris Johnson
Fact file

The Northern Ireland Protocol explained

UK government to propose scrapping parts of the post-Brexit plans for trade
12 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
What kind of king may Prince Charles be?
Prince Charles waving
In Depth

What kind of king may Prince Charles be?

Concerns raised about whether Prince of Wales would continue to interfere in politics as monarch
12 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
Caroline Watt: where is Rebekah Vardy’s agent?
Rebekah Vardy arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice
Profile

Caroline Watt: where is Rebekah Vardy’s agent?

Watt absent from ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel trial after being accused of doing her client’s ‘dirty work’
11 May 2022
How a trade war with Europe might play out
Liz Truss
Between the lines

How a trade war with Europe might play out

Tensions with the bloc threaten to trigger tariffs and the end of the free trade deal
11 May 2022
Next Labour leader: who would replace Keir Starmer?
Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner
Behind the scenes

Next Labour leader: who would replace Keir Starmer?

Opposition chief vows to resign if he is fined by police over ‘Beergate��
10 May 2022
Queen’s Speech: what new laws are due in the next year?
Prince Charles
Today’s big question

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
Is the UK heading for a housing crash?
A ‘sold’ sign outside residential property in Brentwood, Essex
Business Briefing

Is the UK heading for a housing crash?

Experts predict that rising living costs may finally pop the property bubble
10 May 2022
Cost-of-living crisis: five suggestions for Sunak
Rishi Sunak
Getting to grips with . . .

Cost-of-living crisis: five suggestions for Sunak

The chancellor is under pressure to provide support for squeezed households and businesses
10 May 2022
Black Rod, the crown and a hostage: the strangest traditions of the Queen’s Speech
The Yeomen of the Guard
In Depth

Black Rod, the crown and a hostage: the strangest traditions of the Queen’s Speech

Rituals surrounding State Opening of Parliament are among the most unusual UK customs
10 May 2022
Will ‘beergate’ spell last orders for Keir Starmer?
Keir Starmer
Today’s big question

Will ‘beergate’ spell last orders for Keir Starmer?

Labour leader’s reputation for integrity is at stake
9 May 2022
How likely is a united Ireland?
Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O'Neill with party leader Mary Lou McDonald
In Brief

How likely is a united Ireland?

Election campaign made little mention of republican party’s commitment to a border poll
9 May 2022
A timeline of the Wagatha Christie libel case
Coleen Rooney
In Depth

A timeline of the Wagatha Christie libel case

Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy locked in feud over private Instagram leak
9 May 2022
How Britain won the battle for the Falklands
British General greets families
In Depth

How Britain won the battle for the Falklands

Forty years ago, British servicemen fought Argentina over a remote archipelago in the South Atlantic
6 May 2022
‘Beergate’: did Keir Starmer break lockdown restrictions?
Keir Starmer on the campaign trail in Workington ahead of local elections
Getting to grips with . . .

‘Beergate’: did Keir Starmer break lockdown restrictions?

Durham police now investigating whether Labour leader breached restrictions
6 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
Does the WHO’s excess deaths data vindicate the UK?
A masked woman passes a Covid lockdown sign
Getting to grips with . . .

Does the WHO’s excess deaths data vindicate the UK?

New statistics suggest national death toll is similar to other European countries
6 May 2022
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