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Boris Johnson to sacrifice top official over Partygate to save himself
Civil service head will carry the can, amid row over claims that No 10 tried to interfere with Sue Gray’s findings

Toby Helm Political editor

21, May, 2022 @6:25 PM

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Quash talk of a Labour deal with SNP now, veteran election team urges Starmer
Tory attacks depicting the party in the pocket of Scots nationalists ‘must be halted before they lose us support’

Michael Savage Policy Editor

21, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Iain Duncan Smith calls for benefits to rise in line with inflation
Tory MP says immediate increase in universal credit would provide ‘shield’ against cost of living crisis

Jane Clinton

21, May, 2022 @2:31 PM

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Cambridge University astrophysicist loses space project role amid Brexit row
Nicholas Walton gives up leadership of €2.8m pan-European research after dispute over Northern Ireland protocol

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

21, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Production company disputes Nadine Dorries’ claim Channel 4 faked reality show
Makers of Tower Block of Commons deny paying actors to play real people from deprived communities

Jim Waterson and Alex Hern

20, May, 2022 @6:03 PM

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Boris Johnson among dozens warned they face criticism in Sue Gray’s report
PM notified before publication next week, as an ex-civil service chief says ‘real issue’ is the No 10 leadership

Rowena Mason and Heather Stewart

20, May, 2022 @5:50 PM

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Boris Johnson ‘grateful to Met’ for Partygate inquiry and says he hopes Sue Gray report will be published soon – as it happened
Prime minister speaks for first time since conclusion of police inquiry into lockdown-breaking gatherings in Downing Street

Ben Quinn and Hamish Mackay

20, May, 2022 @5:06 PM

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Samantha Jones: the former NHS nurse asked to bring order to No 10
Downing Street’s first COO has been fast-tracked to top of Boris Johnson’s team after Partygate

Rajeev Syal and Andrew Gregory

20, May, 2022 @4:52 PM

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Boris Johnson’s survival superpower can only last so long
Some Tory stalwarts may be angry but state of the economy could be what brings the prime minister down

Heather Stewart Political editor

20, May, 2022 @3:22 PM

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Boris Johnson shakes up No 10 operation after Sue Gray criticism
New powers handed to permanent secretary Samantha Jones after Gray report found ‘failures of leadership’

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

20, May, 2022 @1:44 PM

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Partygate: five lurking threats that could still damage Boris Johnson
The PM has avoided further fines but, as Sue Gray prepares to publish her full report, he is far from out of the woods

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

20, May, 2022 @1:29 PM

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Stanley Johnson ‘delighted’ after gaining French citizenship
Magnifique’, responds prime minister to news his father’s application has been successful

Jamie Grierson and Nadeem Badshah

20, May, 2022 @10:34 AM

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