Owen Paterson

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‘One rule for them’: how a simple slogan helped change the political landscape | Ben Nunn
Keir Starmer’s former communications director explains why Labour activists are right to end the year on an optimistic note

Ben Nunn

26, Dec, 2021 @9:30 AM

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With Christmas cheer over, the PM now confronts a sullen and angry cabinet | Isabel Hardman
The prime minister is badly damaged after losing the loyalty and trust of his closest supporters

Isabel Hardman

26, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘All bets are off now’: a torrid week when Johnson’s balloon was burst
Last week’s byelection result laid bare the growing anger felt towards the PM – both from outside and within his own party

Toby Helm and Michael Savage

19, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Don’t call it sleaze, call it corruption – why scandal haunts Boris Johnson’s government
From contracts for mates to flat makeovers and illicit parties, barely a day passes without a crisis at No 10. But using the tabloid language of the 90s doesn’t scratch the surface of this government’s sins

Jonathan Freedland

16, Dec, 2021 @12:53 PM

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Bookies make Lib Dems favourite in North Shropshire poll
Party says it is ‘neck and neck’ in usually ultra-safe Tory seat previously held by Owen Paterson

Peter Walker Political correspondent

13, Dec, 2021 @11:59 AM

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Boris on the brink: how Johnson reached the edge of disaster
Sleaze, partygate and Covid combined to deliver the PM a week from hell, and now his MPs are openly talking of replacing him

Toby Helm and Michael Savage

12, Dec, 2021 @6:45 AM

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The Guardian view on a byelection test: Labour voters should back the Lib Dems | Editorial
Editorial: North Shropshire should show that opposition parties don’t have to enter formal pacts for their supporters to opt for the candidate best placed to dislodge the Tories

Editorial

06, Dec, 2021 @7:12 PM

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‘People are fed up’: Tories anxious about losing Owen Paterson’s seat
Lib Dems are hoping for a spectacular upset in North Shropshire constituency that has long been a Conservative stronghold

Peter Walker Political correspondent

06, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Labour presses for publication of documents relating to award of contracts to Randox
Documents could show whether former Tory MP Owen Paterson helped to secure business for healthcare firm

Rob Evans

05, Dec, 2021 @6:44 PM

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‘They’re all at it’: North Shropshire shrugs off sleaze before byelection
On the streets of Owen Paterson’s old constituency many are sticking by him but others echo public weariness with politics

Andrew Anthony

05, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Johnson faces trust crisis as sleaze shatters faith in MPs
Poll reveals huge public cynicism, with just 5% of respondents believing politicians work for public good

Toby Helm and Michael Savage

04, Dec, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Why trust politicians? How UK voters lost faith in our leaders
More people than ever before feel disaffected by our political system. But what are the reasons for this and what risks does it pose?

Toby Helm Observer political editor

04, Dec, 2021 @9:00 PM

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