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Boris Johnson allies accused of planning to block Margaret Ferrier suspension
Supporters said to fear that 30-day Commons ban for Covid breach would set a precedent if Johnson faces similar vote

Ben Quinn Political correspondent

25, May, 2023 @5:03 PM

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Five Tory PMs and immigration: how numbers – and rhetoric – changed
As ONS data reveals overall net immigration to UK continues to rise, how has Tory leaders’ language changed since 2010?

Carmen Aguilar García, Seán Clarke and Ben Quinn

25, May, 2023 @2:20 PM

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Michael Gove orders review into corruption allegations at Teesside freeport
Investigation of Teesworks project to be led by independent panel of his choosing, not National Audit Office

Mark Brown and Ben Quinn

24, May, 2023 @6:38 PM

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Labour to restore whip to Neil Coyle after suspension over drunken abuse
Bermondsey MP had whip removed last year after complaint by reporter Henry Dyer about racist comments

Ben Quinn Political correspondent

24, May, 2023 @6:12 PM

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No 10 rejects claim Sunak ‘dithering’ over whether to order inquiry into claims Braverman broke ministerial code – as it happened
Prime minister’s spokesperson says he is gathering ‘all the facts’ before making a decision

Andrew Sparrow

23, May, 2023 @5:01 PM

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James Cleverly’s use of £10,000 an hour Succession-style jet ‘ludicrous’
Exclusive: UK foreign secretary has been using type of private jet featured in hit TV show for Caribbean and Latin America tour

Ben Quinn Political correspondent

22, May, 2023 @4:00 PM

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MP Margaret Ferrier loses appeal over Commons ban for Covid rule breaches
Failure of appeal paves way for possible byelection in former SNP MP’s Scottish constituency

Ben Quinn and Severin Carrell

22, May, 2023 @1:56 PM

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Chelsea flower show garden built with asylum seekers brings ‘message of hope’
Choose Love garden uses materials found in refugee camps and plants that grow on migration routes

Ben Quinn

21, May, 2023 @1:05 PM

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Discontent among Tory MPs after Sunak changes immigration targets
Backbenchers seeking meeting with Suella Braverman after prime minister sets new goal

Ben Quinn and Rowena Mason

19, May, 2023 @4:17 PM

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Brexit blame game erupts again: how leaving EU came back to bite Tories
Carmakers’ criticisms and migration figures add to pressure on Rishi Sunak, who is not trusted by leavers

Kiran Stacey, Rowena Mason, Ben Quinn and Aletha Adu

19, May, 2023 @4:00 PM

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English universities warned not to over-rely on fees of students from China
Higher education regulator asks 23 institutions for contingency plans in case of sudden interruption of income

Sally Weale and Ben Quinn

17, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Alister Jack spares Tories a byelection by ruling out Lords switch
Boris Johnson ally says he would not accept peerage while still an MP but will stand down at next election

Ben Quinn Political correspondent

17, May, 2023 @5:24 PM

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