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A rather pointless PMQs lets Boris off the hook

27 January 2022 12:09 am

Given the extraordinarily low expectations, Prime Minister’s Questions went reasonably well for Boris Johnson today. That is partly because it…

Boris Johnson's lockdown birthday

25 January 2022 5:22 am

‘Wait for Sue Gray’ has been the mantra on every ministers’ lips these past few weeks. But with just days…

The real problem with the BBC’s partygate coverage

23 January 2022 6:00 pm

As a journalist, it’s never a comfortable feeling when the news organisation you work for becomes the story. But with…

Portrait of the week: Saving Big Dog, scrapping the licence fee and tsunami hits Tonga

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Home Sue Gray, Second Permanent Secretary at the Cabinet Office, having been asked by Boris Johnson to look into accusations…

Is it really such a shock that some people drink at work?

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Thirteen years ago we shared an office building with a large international bank. A common lift connected both businesses to…

My clash with Maureen Lipman

22 January 2022 9:00 am

After my Unapologetic Diaries were published recently, I was apparently accused of offending several people. At a lavish Christmas lunch…

Boris wouldn’t be the first to be brought down by a party

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Whatever the result of Sue Gray’s report on ‘gatherings’ in Downing Street, there is a political lesson to be learned:…

Ousting Boris Johnson now would be a mistake

19 January 2022 10:43 pm

There must come a time when even Beth Rigby starts to ask whether she is too fixatedon a small staff…

Will Jeremy Hunt be the next prime minister?

19 January 2022 2:19 am

Since he was defeated by Boris Johnson in the 2019 Conservative leadership contest, Jeremy Hunt has had a quieter life…

Did Johnson mislead the Commons?

18 January 2022 5:12 am

Boris Johnson had hoped to move attention this week from parties — with a series of policy announcements planned as part of…

Boris’s biggest mistake was taking his allies for granted

15 January 2022 6:00 pm

It is often said that there are few convinced ‘Boris-ites’ to be found among the ranks of Conservative MPs and…

Why Boris might still survive

13 January 2022 3:02 am

Haunted. Ashen. Defeated. That’s how the PM looked in parliament this afternoon as he faced the flamethrowers of the opposition.…

Boris Johnson is running out of road

12 January 2022 5:05 am

There has been no good news for Boris Johnson today. After an email leaked on Monday evening showing that the Prime…

The unfathomable inadequacy of Boris Johnson

11 January 2022 10:20 pm

There is no room for wriggling here and not just because multiple witnesses put Boris Johnson and his wife at…