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Opposition parties ‘can oust Tories’ if they cooperate on seats
New analysis shows that a ‘progressive alliance’ can overturn the Tory majority by fielding unity candidates in 154 English seats

Toby Helm

28, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Another U-turn likely from UK government on care costs bill
Senior Tories told ‘dog’s dinner’ legislation will change to prevent defeat over proposals that would penalise the poor

Toby Helm Political editor

28, Nov, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Tory anger grows over Priti Patel’s failure to start resettling stranded Afghans
MPs said to have confronted home secretary over ‘moral obligation’ to deliver refugee programme announced in August

Michael Savage and Toby Helm

28, Nov, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Government imposes new restrictions to fight Omicron as first cases found in UK
Masks made mandatory in shops and on buses and trains, while new arrivals must take PCR tests

Toby Helm, Michael Savage and Denis Campbell

27, Nov, 2021 @8:11 PM

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Has Boris Johnson crashed the Tory car?
The rail debacle may have been the last straw for a party painfully divided between ‘red wallers’ who believed the levelling-up spin and more traditional Conservatives

Toby Helm & Michael Savage

21, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Boris Johnson told: dump plan for social care charges or face Tory rebellion
MPs from north of England vent rage in emergency call with minister Gillian Keegan amid backbench fury at costs faced by less well-off pensioners

Toby Helm and Michael Savage

20, Nov, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Jennifer Arcuri: ‘How Johnson pledged help for my business to win my love’
‘I’ll be your throttle,’ he told Arcuri when he was mayor

Mark Townsend, Toby Helm & Vanessa Thorpe

14, Nov, 2021 @8:08 AM

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Ten days that turned Boris Johnson from election winner to political liability
Ceaseless scandals, not least the latest Jennifer Arcuri revelations, have got leadership rivals circling and Labour upbeat at last

Toby Helm and Michael Savage

14, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Found: the club where Geoffrey Cox’s cash gets thumbs-up
Conservatives in one suburban constituency regard the MP’s amassed parliamentary earnings with admiration not outrage

Toby Helm

14, Nov, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Anger grows at Tory move to weaken power of election watchdog
New bill would dismantle Election Commission’s role in maintaining democratic process, say opposition parties

Toby Helm and Michael Savage

13, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Long waits at A&E becoming normal, warn doctors’ groups
Some patients stuck on emergency wards for days before they can be moved, say medical experts

James Tapper and Toby Helm

07, Nov, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Return of the sleazy party: the Conservatives and the Owen Paterson affair
As No 10 ham-fistedly let the scandal spread, was this about saving an old Brexit ally or protecting the PM himself?

Toby Helm, Jon Ungoed-Thomas, Michael Savage and Tom Wall

07, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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