Oliver Dowden

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Just 20 UK visas issued to foreign lorry drivers, government admits
Oliver Dowden says applications ‘relatively limited’ for emergency visa scheme aimed to stem supply chain crisis

Aubrey Allegretti

13, Oct, 2021 @5:54 PM

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Brexit: DUP says EU plans for NI protocol ‘long way short of being basis of sustainable solution’ – as it happened
DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson welcomes acknowledgement that ‘NI protocol has not worked’ but says new proposals still fall short

Andrew Sparrow

13, Oct, 2021 @5:36 PM

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Felixstowe backlog risks delays in run-up to Christmas for £1.5bn of imports
If congestion continues, clothing would be the goods most affected, research suggests

Joanna Partridge

13, Oct, 2021 @2:25 PM

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Tory minister says sorry for mistakes in Covid pandemic handling
Oliver Dowden strikes more humble note after report accuses government of one of the worst public health failures in UK history

Aubrey Allegretti

13, Oct, 2021 @2:17 PM

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Tetchy Boris tries to play down shortages as bumps on the Brexit road | John Crace
There had definitely been small print, it’s just that no one had got round to reading it

John Crace

03, Oct, 2021 @7:08 PM

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Meat producers say Johnson talking ‘nonsense’ about reasons for labour shortage in sector – as it happened
Chief executive of British Meat Processors Association dismisses PM’s claims and says pig farmers facing a ‘nightmare scenario’

Andrew Sparrow

03, Oct, 2021 @6:24 PM

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Conservatives take aim at cancel culture and ‘woke aggression’
Oliver Dowden tells conference Labour has ‘woke running through it like a stick of Brighton rock’

Rowena Mason, Jessica Elgot and Aubrey Allegretti

03, Oct, 2021 @4:16 PM

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Britain’s broadcast media is too valuable to be the toy of politicians and moguls | Will Hutton
Rupert Murdoch launches a new channel, C4 is threatened and notions of impartiality seem up for grabs. Are we seeing a challenge to the old order?

Will Hutton

19, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Legal challenge launched over ‘anti-woke’ agenda of Charity Commission
Exclusive: Good Law Project says ministers trying to ensure watchdog’s new chair will follow Tory policy

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

17, Sep, 2021 @4:39 PM

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No 10 trusts ‘Olive’ Dowden to oil wheels of CCHQ for next election
Analysis: new Tory party co-chair aims to emulate Thatcher’s campaign chief who held same seat

Heather Stewart and Rowena Mason

16, Sep, 2021 @6:43 PM

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Oliver Dowden restates his claim Channel 4 would benefit from privatisation
Culture secretary to give speech that will signal government’s intention to push ahead with plan

Jim Waterson Media editor

14, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Channel 4 buys rights to Emma Raducanu’s US Open final
The state-owned broadcaster stepped in to serve up a deal that allowed UK viewers to watch the British tennis star for free

Vanessa Thorpe

12, Sep, 2021 @5:35 AM

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