Conservative conference 2021

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Sajid Javid working on radical plan to merge social care with health in England
Proposal aimed at freeing up NHS beds and offering home care could be included in white paper on reform

Toby Helm, Denis Campbell and James Tapper

10, Oct, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Like all cults, Borisology is detached from reality and destined to end badly | Andrew Rawnsley
In thrall to one capricious character with few deep beliefs, the Tories are abandoning once-cherished convictions and trashing traditional allies

Andrew Rawnsley

10, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Dear Nadhim Zahawi, the Tories vowed to ‘eradicate illiteracy’ years ago. What went wrong? | Michael Rosen
The education secretary should know the phonics system has been around since 2011 and is ‘proven to work’

Michael Rosen

09, Oct, 2021 @7:30 AM

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A resentful UK plc hits back at Boris Johnson’s conference business-bashing
Analysis: from retailers to farmers, employers have not taken kindly to being told to stop whingeing about the supply crisis

Larry Elliott Economics editor

08, Oct, 2021 @12:34 PM

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Boris Johnson laughs off the Pandora papers as the super-rich’s cash rolls in
Western politicians seem complacent about or complicit in the iniquity of hidden wealth

Luke Harding

08, Oct, 2021 @12:32 PM

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Tax hikes, empty shelves and fuel shortages – why do the Tories look so invincible? | Phil Burton-Cartledge
However badly Boris Johnson’s government performs, it will continue to benefit from older voters’ desire for certainty, says author and academic Phil Burton-Cartledge

Phil Burton-Cartledge

08, Oct, 2021 @10:30 AM

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The Tories have become the party of optimists. Labour needs its own story | Gaby Hinsliff
The opposition can’t just talk about what’s wrong – it has to create a feelgood factor, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

07, Oct, 2021 @4:52 PM

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Senior Tory Peter Bottomley criticised after saying MPs should be paid more – as it happened
Peter Bottomley says it is ‘grim’ for some of his colleagues trying to manage on a salary of £81,932 a year

Andrew Sparrow

07, Oct, 2021 @4:06 PM

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If Javid expects families to do all the work, social care is not being ‘fixed’ | Frances Ryan
The health secretary’s conference speech marks a dangerous turning point in the rhetoric around social care, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan

Frances Ryan

07, Oct, 2021 @1:35 PM

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Shapeshifting Tories have mastered playing to the crowd, while Labour fights itself | Owen Jones
As Boris Johnson mixes public investment with a culture war, Keir Starmer fails to offer a viable alternative, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

07, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Boris Johnson’s ‘high wage’ agenda is taking the wind out of Labour’s sails | Larry Elliott
The PM thinks his interventionist approach to the economy is a winning formula. Without a coherent opposition, he could be right, says Guardian columnist Larry Elliott

Larry Elliott

07, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Affluent Stoke Poges welcomes plan to ‘take pressure off’ by levelling up
Buckinghamshire village, where homes can sell for £1m, was name-checked in Boris Johnson’s speech

Patrick Butler and Rachel Hall

06, Oct, 2021 @6:50 PM

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