Owen Paterson

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UK health department played ‘fast and loose’ when awarding Covid contracts to Randox
Commons public accounts committee issues damning report into £777m of contracts given to firm that employed Owen Paterson as lobbyist

Rob Evans, David Pegg and Felicity Lawrence

26, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Boris Johnson’s downfall: a corrosive culture of cronyism
Analysis: Partygate was the last straw, but the long view of history will count a broader catalogue of corruption

Felicity Lawrence and David Conn

08, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Scandal after scandal: timeline of Tory sleaze under Boris Johnson
PM’s tenure has been characterised by disrepute, from lockdown breaches to serious sexual assaults

Josh Halliday

01, Jul, 2022 @1:04 PM

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Matt Hancock’s stay at mansion of Randox founder revealed by FoI request
Former health secretary never declared hospitality from head of firm connected to lobbying scandal

Rob Evans, David Pegg and Felicity Lawrence

24, Apr, 2022 @12:40 PM

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Matt Hancock failed to disclose messages with Owen Paterson over Covid contracts
Health department did not keep full records of meetings with healthcare firm Paterson lobbied for, NAO finds

Felicity Lawrence and Rob Evans

24, Mar, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Boris Johnson’s broken promise on MPs’ second jobs fits a pattern
Analysis: Having seen off hostile headlines, the prime minister has reversed course … again

Heather Stewart Political editor

17, Mar, 2022 @1:19 PM

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Owen Paterson’s Randox lobbying texts to Matt Hancock released
Government forced to publish messages between disgraced Tory MP and then health secretary

Rob Evans, Felicity Lawrence and David Pegg

04, Feb, 2022 @2:25 PM

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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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