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UK Covid live: Sage thinks Omicron could cause 1,000 hospitalisations a day in weeks, reports say
Latest updates: scientific advisory group believes without new restrictions, hospitalisations could surge, according to media reports

Andrew Sparrow

08, Dec, 2021 @4:44 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: 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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Cabinet ministers back Boris Johnson after Tory cheers at PMQs
Downing Street rebuffs claims of split with chancellor as MPs make show of support for prime minister

Jessica Elgot and Heather Stewart

24, Nov, 2021 @7:18 PM

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PMQs: Starmer attacks Johnson over social care plans as Tories insist prime minister is not losing grip – as it happened
Prime minister answers questions in Commons after Dominic Raab says PM’s faltering speech to CBI was ‘Tiggerish’

Andrew Sparrow

24, Nov, 2021 @5:23 PM

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Starmer calls Tory social care plan a ‘working-class dementia tax’
Labour leader accuses Boris Johnson of breaking promise that homes would not have to be sold to fund care

Heather Stewart Political editor

24, Nov, 2021 @12:51 PM

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MPs back government proposals to reform second job rules after opposition abstains – as it happened
Latest updates: MPs back government proposals for second job reform but Labour motion voted down

Tom Ambrose (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

17, Nov, 2021 @7:58 PM

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Keir Starmer calls Boris Johnson ‘a coward, not a leader’ in PMQs clash
Labour leader criticises prime minister in Commons for refusing to apologise over lobbying row

Peter Walker Political correspondent

17, Nov, 2021 @1:41 PM

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UK politics: Tory vote to protect Owen Paterson ‘an absolute disgrace’, says Labour – as it happened
Labour fury after Leadsom amendment to stop Owen Paterson facing 30-day suspension for breaking lobbying rules passes by slim majority

Andrew Sparrow

03, Nov, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Budget 2021 live: ‘many to face living standards squeeze’ despite Sunak spending pledges – as it happened
IFS warns take-home pay will fall due to rising prices and taxes; Sunak announces universal credit taper reduction and fuel and alcohol duty cuts

Andrew Sparrow and Graeme Wearden

27, Oct, 2021 @5:47 PM

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Boris Johnson wears face mask in Commons for first time in months
PM’s move during budget speech signals shift in Covid stance as most Tory frontbenchers follow suit

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

27, Oct, 2021 @12:52 PM

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