Politics

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Former Tory MP's posting as UK ambassador to Cuba raises fresh cronyism claims
Havana role usually taken by experienced diplomats goes to ex-trade minister George Hollingbery

Rajeev Syal

26, Jan, 2021 @8:08 PM

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UK Covid: Johnson 'sorry for every life lost' and takes 'full responsibility' as death toll passes 100,000 – as it happened
Latest updates: prime minister says he takes full responsibility for everything government has done after another 1,631 deaths reported

Alexandra Topping and Jedidajah Otte

26, Jan, 2021 @6:55 PM

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Labour must re-establish itself as the party of the many | Letters
Letters: Sue Hunter, Michael Newman and Les Bright on the direction the party must travel in order to be an effective opposition to the Tory government

Letters

26, Jan, 2021 @4:51 PM

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Local elections cannot be held safely in May | Letter
Letter: The government must stop dithering and postpone the local and mayoral elections, writes Robert Jones

Letters

26, Jan, 2021 @4:50 PM

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EU citizens offered financial incentives to leave UK
European nationals added to voluntary returns scheme, which can include flights and up to £2,000 for resettlement

Diane Taylor

26, Jan, 2021 @2:32 PM

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Thérèse Coffey's Zoom walkout leaves even Piers Morgan lost for words
Minister blames death total on ageing population and obesity crisis before abruptly ending ITV call

John Crace

25, Jan, 2021 @8:09 PM

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Hancock stresses need for caution at borders; cases fall to lowest daily level for a month – as it happened
Latest updates: patients on ventilators hit record high as UK records 22,195 further cases and 592 Covid-related deaths

Andrew Sparrow

25, Jan, 2021 @6:19 PM

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Kwasi Kwarteng: has all the right credentials – but can get into trouble
Business secretary is the first black British Tory to run a government department

Rajeev Syal

25, Jan, 2021 @3:29 PM

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Boris Johnson’s lockdown slip-up contradicts the official line
Analysis: PM’s aides insist easing rules is a long way off but he is under pressure to chart a path back to normality

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

25, Jan, 2021 @2:44 PM

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English schools not expected to start fully reopening until at least March
Downing Street, under pressure to set out timetable, says review of lockdown will come on 15 February

Peter Walker Political correspondent

25, Jan, 2021 @1:45 PM

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Scottish Tories would boycott unofficial independence referendum
Leader Douglas Ross attacks ‘divisive’ SNP plan for second vote without Westminster approval

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

25, Jan, 2021 @1:33 PM

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Labour writes to CPS over 'fraudulent' Tory London mayoral leaflets
Candidate Shaun Bailey accused of using fraud to influence election with use of fake City Hall insignia

Jasper Jolly

25, Jan, 2021 @11:49 AM

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