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What is the 1922 Committee - and will it oust Boris Johnson?
Tory MP Graham Brady
In Depth

What is the 1922 Committee - and will it oust Boris Johnson?

Influential group of Tory backbenchers could play a key role in no confidence vote
21 Jan 2022
Sue Gray: the Whitehall ‘sleazebuster’ investigating No. 10 lockdown parties
Boris Johnson leaves the Houses of Parliament after Prime Minister’s Questions
Profile

Sue Gray: the Whitehall ‘sleazebuster’ investigating No. 10 lockdown parties

Senior mandarin rumoured to have email ‘confirming objections’ to No. 10 party
21 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
Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 January
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Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
21 Jan 2022
Is cutting Covid-19 curbs a ‘route to normality’ or ‘unhealthy gamble’?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Is cutting Covid-19 curbs a ‘route to normality’ or ‘unhealthy gamble’?

Some suspect political motivations played a hand in rule relaxation
21 Jan 2022
‘Lowest of the low’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Lowest of the low’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
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

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The best Boris Johnson parody videos
Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

The best Boris Johnson parody videos

‘Partygate’ revelations have inspired a string of viral spoofs mocking the prime minister
20 Jan 2022
Can you get Omicron twice?
A worker at a Covid testing site
In Depth

Can you get Omicron twice?

Risk of reinfection ‘more than five times higher’ than with Delta variant, say experts
20 Jan 2022
Government’s plan for ‘new chapter’ of Covid
Sajid Javid
The latest on . . .

Government’s plan for ‘new chapter’ of Covid

Sajid Javid hails ‘important milestone’ in the fight against coronavirus as Plan B rules are dropped
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
The frontrunners to replace Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid
In Depth

The frontrunners to replace Boris Johnson

Prime minister faces growing revolt and defection over ‘Partygate’ scandal
19 Jan 2022
How to regain your smell and taste after Covid
Woman smelling lavender
Getting to grips with . . .

How to regain your smell and taste after Covid

Potential treatments include ‘smell training’
19 Jan 2022
How high could UK inflation rise in 2022?
Pound coins and bank note
In Focus

How high could UK inflation rise in 2022?

Inflation hits 30-year high of 5.4% – and analysts predict it could get even worse
19 Jan 2022
How does a no confidence vote work?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

How does a no confidence vote work?

Newly elected MPs plan to submit letters to 1922 chairman Sir Graham Brady
19 Jan 2022
Penny Mordaunt: the ‘dark horse candidate’ to become next Tory leader
Penny Mordaunt
Profile

Penny Mordaunt: the ‘dark horse candidate’ to become next Tory leader

The trade minister and staunch Brexiteer is a favourite to replace embattled Boris Johnson
18 Jan 2022
‘Living with Covid’: expert predictions for the next stage of pandemic
Woman on tube
In Depth

‘Living with Covid’: expert predictions for the next stage of pandemic

Government advisers fear summer wave will follow lifting of coronavirus restrictions
18 Jan 2022
How royal titles work
Prince Andrew in 2016
Getting to grips with . . .

How royal titles work

Andrew has been stripped of most of his military titles but is still a prince and duke
18 Jan 2022
How the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is being celebrated
Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace
The latest on . . .

How the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is being celebrated

Planned events to mark royal anniversary include four-day bank holiday
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
BBC licence fee: the pros and cons
BBC
In Depth

BBC licence fee: the pros and cons

Culture secretary signals that national broadcaster will have new funding model from 2027
17 Jan 2022
What Boris Johnson’s troubles mean for Labour’s election chances
Boris Johnson
Getting to grips with . . .

What Boris Johnson’s troubles mean for Labour’s election chances

Shadow health secretary says the PM is ‘great’ for the opposition
17 Jan 2022
Why Prince Andrew is the Queen’s favourite son
The Queen and Prince Andrew
In Depth

Why Prince Andrew is the Queen’s favourite son

Monarch’s third child said to be ‘the spare she had for herself once she had produced the heir’
17 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

Two further parties held in No. 10 as Queen mourned death of Prince Philip
14 Jan 2022
Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 January
Boris Johnson during a visit to a vaccination centre in his Uxbridge constituency
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
14 Jan 2022
The fallout of stripping Prince Andrew’s royal titles
Prince Andrew
Behind the scenes

The fallout of stripping Prince Andrew’s royal titles

‘Brutal’ decision rules out return to public life for the duke – and may sound warning to Prince Harry
14 Jan 2022
Christine Lee: the Chinese spy with links to a Labour MP
Offices of Christine Lee & Co Solicitors
Profile

Christine Lee: the Chinese spy with links to a Labour MP

Solicitor suspected of ‘political interference’ has long ties to UK establishment
14 Jan 2022
The most bitter political rivalries in history
Tony Blair and Gordon Brown
Between the lines

The most bitter political rivalries in history

The Week looks at some of the most notable feuds between Britain’s parliamentary titans
14 Jan 2022
What is the impact of those refusing to get vaccinated?
An anti-vaccine and anti-Plan B restrictions rally
In Depth

What is the impact of those refusing to get vaccinated?

There is growing frustration with the minority of people who have yet to receive their Covid-19 jabs
14 Jan 2022
What is ‘sextortion’ and why are cases on the rise?
A man using a computer in a dark room
In Depth

What is ‘sextortion’ and why are cases on the rise?

Police issue warning over criminal extortion using threat of sharing sexual images
13 Jan 2022
‘Gingerism’: the last socially acceptable form of bullying?
Person with red hair tied in bun
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Gingerism’: the last socially acceptable form of bullying?

Human rights champion calls for greater protection for red-headed children
13 Jan 2022
What may Prince Andrew face at Virginia Giuffre sex abuse trial?
Prince Andrew
Today’s big question

What may Prince Andrew face at Virginia Giuffre sex abuse trial?

The duke could be cross-examined on camera by one of America’s ‘most feared trial lawyers’
13 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
Why is the UK in pole position to emerge from Covid-19 first?
A woman wearing a face mask waits for the tube in London
Today’s big question

Why is the UK in pole position to emerge from Covid-19 first?

Virus becoming endemic in population with high immunity, expert says
12 Jan 2022
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