Politics

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Johnson’s planning laws an ‘utter disaster’, say countryside campaigners
Critics say bill unveiled in Queen’s speech to spur housebuilding will bring ‘dark age of development’

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

11, May, 2021 @3:24 PM

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Boris Johnson accused of backtracking on workers’ rights pledge
PM leaves out landmark reforms to zero-hours contracts and gig economy from Queen’s speech

Richard Partington and Alexandra Topping

11, May, 2021 @2:53 PM

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What made it into the Queen’s speech, and what was left out
UK government’s to-do list includes planning reforms, voter ID and limits on right to protest, but sidesteps social care and rental reform

Peter Walker Political correspondent

11, May, 2021 @1:52 PM

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Former ambassador jailed for Alex Salmond case blogposts
Craig Murray imprisoned for eight months for breaching court order protecting women’s identities

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

11, May, 2021 @11:45 AM

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Britons living abroad for more than 15 years to be given right to vote
Move unveiled in Queen’s Speech could impact 3 million British nationals overseas

Lisa O'Carroll

11, May, 2021 @11:27 AM

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Tory MPs investigated for lobbying judges before Elphicke hearing
Group used Commons stationery to write to judges before hearing in relation to disgraced former MP

Ben Quinn

11, May, 2021 @10:51 AM

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Queen’s speech to focus on adult learning and easing planning rules
Levelling up agenda accompanied by bills bringing in voter ID and banning conversion practices

Peter Walker, Aubrey Allegretti and Lisa O'Carroll

10, May, 2021 @9:30 PM

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No boasting, no gloating, Boris somehow remains on topic
Perhaps stunned by the fact that things were finally going OK, PM didn’t even bother to make fun of Labour’s troubles

John Crace

10, May, 2021 @7:27 PM

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Elections reflected Britain’s deep divisions over Brexit and Scotland’s future
Conservatives ride high in leave-voting areas of England, but face a challenge from Scottish nationalism

John Curtice

10, May, 2021 @6:39 PM

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Angela Rayner vows to reconnect Labour with working class voters
Exclusive: deputy leader says party must do more to speak to people in low-wage jobs she grew up with

Jessica Elgot

10, May, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Batley and Spen voters’ view of Starmer shows the size of his challenge
Analysis: the West Yorkshire seat is a must win for Labour but locals seem negative or indifferent to its leader

Alex Mistlin

10, May, 2021 @5:52 PM

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Keir Starmer lacks a close gang of MPs to defend him – just like Theresa May
Analysis: resentment about the power of Starmer’s aides has been growing among MPs for months

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

10, May, 2021 @5:44 PM

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