House of Commons

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UK Covid live: Met police will not investigate No 10 Christmas party allegations
Latest updates: Scotland Yard cites ‘absence of evidence’, as PM triggers plan B Covid restrictions

Tom Ambrose (now), Matthew Weaver and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

08, Dec, 2021 @7:49 PM

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Ministers in charge of reform must resist the gambling lobby | Letter
Letter: Conservative peer Michael Grade, who produced a raft of recommendations for reforms to the Gambling Act, urges the government to listen to the families of victims of addiction


08, Dec, 2021 @5:10 PM

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Johnson ‘apologises unreservedly’ over No 10 Christmas party video
PM ‘furious’ to see footage of Downing Street staff joking about lockdown party but insists no such party took place

Peter Walker and Rowena Mason

08, Dec, 2021 @3:12 PM

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UK Covid: Javid tells MPs there are 336 Omicron cases in multiple regions – as it happened
Health secretary says there are now 261 confirmed Omicron cases in England, 71 in Scotland, and four in Wales

Andrew Sparrow

06, Dec, 2021 @6:41 PM

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Barry Sheerman, longest-serving Labour MP, to retire at next election
81-year-old Huddersfield MP says in Twitter announcement that representing constituency has been ‘honour of my life’

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

05, Dec, 2021 @7:17 PM

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Refusal to wear a mask says more about you than your face ever could | Catherine Bennett
From the PM down, logic makes no dent on these staunch contrarians who look increasingly antisocial

Catherine Bennett

05, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Early start in politics for councillor’s son | Letters
Letter: Phil Jayne recalls how the late Mid Glamorgan councillor Ray Davies was often accompanied by his infant son at meetings


03, Dec, 2021 @6:29 PM

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MP warns of financial corruption in UK escaping ‘toothless’ enforcers
Economic crime needs to ‘be taken seriously’ alongside tougher anti-money laundering levy, says Hodge

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

02, Dec, 2021 @11:25 AM

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Master of the profane, maestro of the inane – this man has us as mugs
Boris Johnson’s music hall style is cracking apart now and Keir Starmer has a certain swagger

John Crace

01, Dec, 2021 @6:40 PM

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UK Covid: Johnson does not deny Christmas party reports; No 10 defends ignoring Sage travel advice – as it happened
Latest updates: PM questioned over 2020 Christmas party; Sage says pre-travel PCR tests would be ‘valuable’ in fighting Omicron spread

Andrew Sparrow

01, Dec, 2021 @6:15 PM

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PMQs: Boris Johnson denies hospitals plan labelled unachievable
Prime minister contradicts health department’s response to report of ‘red’ rating for hospitals programme

Peter Walker Political correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @2:11 PM

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Jacob Rees-Mogg faces Commons inquiry over undeclared £6m loans
Standards commissioner launches investigation after complaint from Labour against Tory frontbencher

Peter Walker Political correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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