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Boris Johnson has ‘fragile male ego’, suggests Nicola Sturgeon
First minister tells Vogue why she thinks PM sends Michael Gove to negotiate with devolved governments

Sarah Marsh

29, Oct, 2021 @3:41 PM

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Budget money for devolved nations ‘fails to offset economic pressures’
Centralised approach to levelling up ‘ignores views of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland’, say critics

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

27, Oct, 2021 @6:08 PM

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Constitutional rows must not affect rights of children, say Scottish campaigners
Opposition parties accuse SNP of ‘shamefully using children’s rights to play nationalist games’

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

06, Oct, 2021 @1:02 PM

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We can’t 'level up' while power is hoarded in Westminster | Letters
Letters: The Tory government must relinquish control and delegate decision-making to local authorities, writes Derrick Joad. Plus letters from Bill Kingdom, Rob Watling and David Prothero


22, Sep, 2021 @3:45 PM

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Can Rashford and Southgate save the union? They’ll have their work cut out | Jonathan Freedland
Gordon Brown says they represent an Englishness that Scots can warm to. But let’s not forget who’s in No 10, says Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland

Jonathan Freedland

17, Sep, 2021 @4:13 PM

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Mark Drakeford – the anti-Boris Johnson who surprised us all | Richard Wyn Jones
After his handling of Covid, even hard-nosed colleagues marvel at the Welsh first minister’s popularity, says Richard Wyn Jones, director of the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University

Richard Wyn Jones

06, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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West Midlands mayor tells PM: ‘Red wall voters want to see delivery’
Andy Street says the region’s new Tory voters need concrete policies to match Boris Johnson’s ‘levelling up’ pledge

Aubrey Allegretti

16, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The cost of Boris Johnson’s ‘levelling up’: £2tn, says UK thinktank
Centre for Cities says closing the north-south divide would take decades and cost hundreds of billions

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

15, Aug, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Boris Johnson’s speech on ‘levelling up’ decried for lack of substance
Experts criticise lack of new policy while Tory MPs fear agenda may be little more than ambiguous phrase

Heather Stewart and Jessica Elgot

15, Jul, 2021 @6:26 PM

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Brexit: UK says divorce bill set to total £37.3bn, lower than latest EU estimate – as it happened
Latest updates: Treasury’s estimated total falls short of the EU’s recent estimate of almost £41bn

Andrew Sparrow

15, Jul, 2021 @4:38 PM

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Johnson calls for more devolution to boost ‘levelling up’ agenda
In Coventry speech, prime minister urges towns and counties to come forward with their ‘vision’

Peter Walker and Jessica Elgot

15, Jul, 2021 @12:12 PM

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UK Covid: masks likely to remain compulsory in Scotland in shops and on public transport after measures lift — as it happened
Latest updates: UK records 33,551 new cases and 35 deaths; Nicola Sturgeon says masks will probably remain compulsory in some settings

Andrew Sparrow

08, Jul, 2021 @4:35 PM

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