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Nicholas Cecil

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Nicholas Cecil is Political Editor of the Evening Standard. He covers politics at Westminster, foreign affairs, the economy, intelligence and security, and other major stories affecting London and Britain including the Covid-19 epidemic, climate change, air pollution and occasionally sport stories.... MORE

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Nicholas Cecil is Political Editor of the Evening Standard. He covers politics at Westminster, foreign affairs, the economy, intelligence and security, and other major stories affecting London and Britain including the Covid-19 epidemic, climate change, air pollution and occasionally sport stories.

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Taxes will definitely be cut, says Michael Gove

The Levelling-Up Secretary made the unequivocal commitment as some Conservative MPs are calling for lower taxes soon

Jun 9, 2022
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Petrol ‘rip off’ warning as grim £100-a-tank milestone looms

Michael Gove said an ‘eagle eye’ would be kept on garages to ensure they are not making ‘excess profits’

Jun 9, 2022
World

Putin’s forces ‘sending threats to phones to Ukraine’s soldiers’

Moscow is seeking to undermine the morale of Ukrainian soldiers, according to The Institute for The Study of War

Jun 9, 2022
Politics

Starmer mocked for ‘missing open goal’ in post-confidence vote PMQs

Mr Johnson faced his first Prime Minister’s Questions since he survived a vote of confidence in his leadership by Tory MPs two days earlier

Jun 8, 2022
UK

PM slams ‘reckless’ Tube and rail strikes set to cause travel misery

The Health Secretary has said the Government was ‘looking at all options’ to prevent disruption

Jun 8, 2022
World

Ukraine’s defenders cling on as Russia steps up blitz on Severodonetsk

The MoD says Ukrainian defences are ‘holding’ in the industrial city in the Luhansk province of the eastern Donbas region

Jun 8, 2022
Politics

Boris Johnson fights to keep show on the road after wounding revolt

Hints of tax cuts after William Hague warns: ‘It’s like he’s on the M1 with two flat tyres’

Jun 7, 2022
Politics

William Hague: Boris ‘trying to drive along the M1 with flat tyres’

The Prime Minister has cast the result of the poll as ‘an extremely good, positive, conclusive, decisive result which enables us to move on’.
Jun 7, 2022
Politics

Boris Johnson wins confidence vote but suffers revolt by 148 MPs

The size of the revolt revealed the deep split in the Conservative Party over whether he should remain Prime Minister

Jun 7, 2022
Politics

Vote on Boris Johnson’s future: How MPs will decide if he remains PM

Tory MPs are voting on Monday evening on whether they still have confidence in Boris Johnson as party leader: Here is how it will happen

Jun 6, 2022
Politics

Boris Johnson in 11th hour plea to MPs ahead of no-confidence vote

He appealed to Tory MPs to back him in a crunch vote so he and the party could ‘draw a line’ under partygate

Jun 6, 2022
Politics

Boris Johnson to face no-confidence vote, Sir Graham Brady announces

The chairman of the 1922 Committee of Backbench MPs said he had received 54 letters triggering the vote

Jun 6, 2022
World

Ukraine has made ‘sound, but painful’ withdrawal from Severodonetsk

Putin is throwing huge resources into a ‘desperate and bloody push’ to seize territory in eastern Ukraine, according to the Institute for the Study of War

Jun 2, 2022
World

More than 40,000 of Putin’s troops ‘wounded in action in Ukraine war’

More than 15,000 Russian military personnel have been killed, western officials say

Jun 2, 2022
UK

Cabinet minister says ‘overbooked’ planes may be to blame for delays

Dominic Raab also accused aviation bosses of not properly responding to warnings given months ago that they needed to recruit more staff

Jun 1, 2022
UK

Stop travel chaos, aviation bosses warned

Ministers demand swift action to end holiday misery for thousands of families

May 31, 2022
World

Putin’s troops advance into Severodonetsk but not as fast as planned

A ‘terrible smell of death’ hangs over the outskirts of the eastern city of Severodonetsk

May 31, 2022