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Tory whips accused of intimidating MPs who oppose Boris Johnson
PM optimistic he can overcome a confidence vote as whipping alleged to veer into blackmail

Jessica Elgot, Peter Walker and Josh Halliday

20, Jan, 2022 @11:43 PM

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Tory defector says whips told him to back PM or lose school funds
Christian Wakeford allegation comes as senior Tory urges MPs to report claims of attempted blackmail

Peter Walker and Jessica Elgot

20, Jan, 2022 @1:54 PM

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Liz Truss: the ‘human hand grenade’ Tories have taken to their hearts
Party members love her, but in the leadership stakes some say the foreign secretary went off too early

Jessica Elgot

20, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘In the name of God, go’: Tory fury spills over as Boris Johnson clings on
Former minister demands PM’s resignation in Commons, one Conservative MP defects and others clamour for concessions

Rowena Mason and Jessica Elgot

19, Jan, 2022 @8:22 PM

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A day of anger and defection keeps the partygate scandal boiling
‘In the name of God, go!’ said one top Tory, but some think there has been pause for thought about toppling Boris Johnson

Jessica Elgot, Aubrey Allegretti and Rowena Mason

19, Jan, 2022 @8:20 PM

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Tory MPs openly discuss Johnson challenge as mood ‘turns dramatically’
MPs from across party confident of enough letters to trigger leadership contest after Sue Gray’s report

Rowena Mason, Jessica Elgot and Aubrey Allegretti

18, Jan, 2022 @10:36 PM

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Boris Johnson: nobody warned me No 10 party was against the rules
Prime minister refuses to rule out resigning should he be censured by Sue Gray’s inquiry into rule-breaking

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

18, Jan, 2022 @2:28 PM

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What has Dominic Cummings said about No 10 parties?
PM’s former adviser has published new claims about lockdown events in Downing Street but it is unclear what impact they will have

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

18, Jan, 2022 @12:42 PM

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Lying to parliament a resigning matter, says Raab, amid claims PM misled MPs
Justice secretary says allegations that Boris Johnson lied about No 10 lockdown party are ‘nonsense’

Jessica Elgot

18, Jan, 2022 @9:42 AM

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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 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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Keir Starmer vows ‘great renewal’ of NHS in bid to make Labour a vote winner
Leader drawing up strategy to win next general election – and this May’s locals – as Tories battered by scandal

Heather Stewart, Jessica Elgot and Peter Walker

14, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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