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Tory donor urges Boris Johnson to resign amid No 10 party scandals
John Griffin, one of the party’s biggest backers, joins growing calls for PM to quit role and seek fresh mandate

Rajeev Syal

17, Jan, 2022 @8:13 PM

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All Covid restrictions in England could end in March under No 10 plans
Guidance may replace legal requirements as Boris Johnson indicates UK must now live with the virus

Rowena Mason, Jessica Elgot and Nicola Davis

17, Jan, 2022 @8:07 PM

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Boris Johnson lied about lockdown party, Dominic Cummings claims
Johnson told MPs he did not realise 20 May 2020 event was social gathering but ex-aide says PM was advised not to allow it

Rowena Mason, Heather Stewart and Rajeev Syal

17, Jan, 2022 @7:26 PM

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The Guardian view on the Tories and the BBC: a backlash sees off an immediate threat | Editorial
Editorial: Nothing appears too valuable in British life that cannot be wrecked to save Boris Johnson’s premiership

Editorial

17, Jan, 2022 @7:05 PM

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BBC calls licence decision ‘disappointing’ after Nadine Dorries confirms two-year fee freeze – as it happened
Culture secretary rebuked by Speaker for tweeting announcement on Sunday as BBC says decision will impact on programming

Andrew Sparrow

17, Jan, 2022 @6:26 PM

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Lords watchdog launches inquiry into Michelle Mone over ‘VIP lane’ contract
Investigation into Tory peer relates to PPE company awarded £203m in government contracts

David Conn

17, Jan, 2022 @5:41 PM

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Even if the Tories want Boris Johnson to go, no one’s ready to wield the knife | Katy Balls
If MPs conclude they need to move fast to protect the Tory brand, the prime minister will be out sooner rather than later, says the Spectator’s Katy Balls

Katy Balls

17, Jan, 2022 @5:20 PM

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Government’s attack on the BBC is a threat to our democracy | Letters
Letters: Readers defend the national broadcaster against the Conservatives’ plan to abolish the licence fee

Letters

17, Jan, 2022 @4:29 PM

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Royal Navy unlikely to pursue Channel refugee ‘pushback’ policy
Military preparing options for No 10 but use of warships to turn back refugees seen as disproportionate

Rajeev Syal and Dan Sabbagh

17, Jan, 2022 @4:16 PM

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‘Kill the bill’ protests: new legislation is proportionate, says Buckland
Former justice secretary defends police and crime bill as it reaches final stages in parliament

Caroline Davies and Damien Gayle

17, Jan, 2022 @4:15 PM

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‘Massive anger’: 40% of grassroots Tories want Boris Johnson to quit
Survey finds widespread discontent as MPs inundated with emails about Downing Street parties scandal

Jessica Murray, Aubrey Allegretti, Steven Morris and Mark Brown

17, Jan, 2022 @3:11 PM

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Boris Johnson faces recruitment dilemma amid Downing Street chaos
Analysis: with key aides on the way out, the PM will find ambitious professionals are reluctant to take a risk on his reign

Jessica Elgot and Aubrey Allegretti

17, Jan, 2022 @2:14 PM

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