Oliver Dowden

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Labour MPs report Boris Johnson to police over 2020 Christmas parties
Met asked to investigate reports of alleged breaches of Covid lockdown rules at No 10

Rowena Mason and Matthew Weaver

03, Dec, 2021 @11:08 PM

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Kwarteng apologises to standards commissioner for suggesting she should resign – as it happened
Latest updates: business secretary apologises to Kathryn Stone, suggesting his comments might have broken ministerial code

Andrew Sparrow

15, Nov, 2021 @6:17 PM

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Labour to force vote on banning MPs’ paid consultancy work
Keir Starmer also argues there should be wider ban on almost all second jobs for MPs

Peter Walker Political correspondent

15, Nov, 2021 @10:27 AM

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No 10 is marching through cultural institutions – and making a battleground of the arts | Charlotte Higgins
By interfering in appointments, the government is trying to shape museums and trusts in its own image, says the Guardian’s chief culture writer Charlotte Higgins

Charlotte Higgins

08, Nov, 2021 @1:06 PM

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Just 20 UK visas issued to foreign lorry drivers, government admits
Oliver Dowden says applications ‘relatively limited’ for emergency visa scheme aimed to stem supply chain crisis

Aubrey Allegretti

13, Oct, 2021 @5:54 PM

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Brexit: DUP says EU plans for NI protocol ‘long way short of being basis of sustainable solution’ – as it happened
DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson welcomes acknowledgement that ‘NI protocol has not worked’ but says new proposals still fall short

Andrew Sparrow

13, Oct, 2021 @5:36 PM

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Felixstowe backlog risks delays in run-up to Christmas for £1.5bn of imports
If congestion continues, clothing would be the goods most affected, research suggests

Joanna Partridge

13, Oct, 2021 @2:25 PM

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Tory minister says sorry for mistakes in Covid pandemic handling
Oliver Dowden strikes more humble note after report accuses government of one of the worst public health failures in UK history

Aubrey Allegretti

13, Oct, 2021 @2:17 PM

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Tetchy Boris tries to play down shortages as bumps on the Brexit road | John Crace
There had definitely been small print, it’s just that no one had got round to reading it

John Crace

03, Oct, 2021 @7:08 PM

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Meat producers say Johnson talking ‘nonsense’ about reasons for labour shortage in sector – as it happened
Chief executive of British Meat Processors Association dismisses PM’s claims and says pig farmers facing a ‘nightmare scenario’

Andrew Sparrow

03, Oct, 2021 @6:24 PM

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Conservatives take aim at cancel culture and ‘woke aggression’
Oliver Dowden tells conference Labour has ‘woke running through it like a stick of Brighton rock’

Rowena Mason, Jessica Elgot and Aubrey Allegretti

03, Oct, 2021 @4:16 PM

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Britain’s broadcast media is too valuable to be the toy of politicians and moguls | Will Hutton
Rupert Murdoch launches a new channel, C4 is threatened and notions of impartiality seem up for grabs. Are we seeing a challenge to the old order?

Will Hutton

19, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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