Conservative leadership

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Boris Johnson has united every Tory faction – in anger at him | Andrew Rawnsley
Conservatives only turn on their leaders when they become less popular than the party – and that’s exactly what’s happening now

Andrew Rawnsley

21, Nov, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Can Britain’s appetite for Tory sleaze be curbed? | Letters
Letters: Paul McGilchrist says voters have all been here before and fears the tide of corruption will not be reversed any time soon. Plus letters from David Sang, Lin Clark, Anne Cruise and Alan Doel

Letters

18, Nov, 2021 @6:01 PM

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Boris Johnson plan on ‘second jobs’ would hit fewer than 10 MPs
Impact of standards rule change on 99 MPs with jobs outside parliament likely to be limited

Rowena Mason, Heather Stewart and Aubrey Allegretti

17, Nov, 2021 @9:03 PM

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Has the nation finally had enough of Tory scandals? | Zoe Williams
For years the British have swallowed everything Conservative politicians threw at them. But now the gag reflex is kicking in

Zoe Williams

16, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Anatomy of spin: how UK is trying to frame Cop26 as a success
Officials have been sending out misleading and overhyped statements during the conference. Fiona Harvey dissects one missive

Fiona Harvey in Glasgow

08, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Key target in scrutiny row? Westminster’s standards watchdog
Efforts to undermine parliament’s independent regulator, Kathryn Stone, follow her repeated enquiries over Johnson finances

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

04, Nov, 2021 @6:54 PM

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Is worry over future inquiries driving PM to change watchdog?
Analysis: Owen Paterson case comes ahead of possible investigation into Boris Johnson’s flat refurbishment

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor and Harry Davies

04, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Kathryn Stone: who is watchdog at heart of Owen Paterson row?
Tory MP’s backers have rounded on commissioner but others speak of determination to take on vested interests

Heather Stewart Political editor

03, Nov, 2021 @4:24 PM

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Coronavirus report warned of impact on UK four years before pandemic
Exclusive: Report from planning exercise in 2016 alerted government of need to stockpile PPE and set up contact tracing system

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

07, Oct, 2021 @7:32 PM

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‘Grown men come in here crying’: how Tory cuts have hit Blackpool hard
While the party conference ponders poverty, the town’s most deprived face being £1,000 a year worse off

Helen Pidd North of England editor

05, Oct, 2021 @6:01 PM

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New biodiversity algorithm ‘will blight range of natural habitats in England’
Natural England biodiversity metric will let valuable wildlife habitat be logged as ‘degraded’ land and penalise rewilding, warn ecologists

Phoebe Weston

21, Jul, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Infectious nightclubs: Covid outbreaks serve as risk alert
Nightclubs across the world have been linked to outbreaks, leading some countries to open up to vaccinated clubbers only

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

20, Jul, 2021 @6:21 PM

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