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Boris Johnson is attempting to push on after the bruising no confidence vote (Leon Neal/PA)
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Johnson hopes housing benefit for mortgage vision will recover Tory support

He is expected to confirm plans to extend the right to buy to housing association tenants.
Jun 9, 2022
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Tory forced out as Foreign Office adviser over Boris Johnson criticism

Baroness Morrissey had described the Prime Minister as a ‘liability’ and urged him to resign.
Jun 8, 2022
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Polling firm ‘supressed election research that was too positive about Labour’

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi, who co-founded YouGov, denied he had wielded influence over the firm.
Jun 8, 2022
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Johnson insists he’ll survive, as ministerial aide resigns over ‘toxic culture’

The Prime Minister refused to directly answer queries about partygate, saying he had already given ‘vintage and exhaustive answers’.
May 27, 2022
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Boris Johnson believes he can survive after ‘vintage’ answers to partygate

The Prime Minister refused to directly answer questions about lockdown breaches in No 10.
May 27, 2022
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Boris Johnson warns Russia is ‘chewing through ground’ in eastern Ukraine

The Prime Minister stressed the ‘vital’ need to supply Volodymyr Zelensky’s defending forces with arms to tackle the invaders.
May 27, 2022
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Sunak announces £400 energy bill discount for all households and a windfall tax

The Chancellor set out a £15 billion emergency package to help ease the cost-of-living crisis.
May 26, 2022
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How Johnson, Sunak and other senior ministers previously condemned windfall tax

The Government had spent recent months dishing out criticism over the idea of a tax on oil and gas firms’ extraordinary profits.
May 26, 2022
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Sunak’s spending plans at a glance: Windfall tax and universal grant

The Chancellor has set out a fresh emergency package for the cost-of-living crisis just two months after his spring statement

May 26, 2022
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Sunak poised to U-turn on windfall tax to fund energy bills relief package

The Chancellor will update MPs on his plans to help mitigate the soaring cost of electricity and gas.
May 26, 2022
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Rishi Sunak set to announce windfall tax and possible energy bill grant

The Chancellor is to set out new measures in a bid to tackle the cost-of-living crisis on Thursday.
May 25, 2022
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Boris Johnson dismisses booze ban in No 10 after Gray findings

The Prime Minister told Tory MPs that Britain may not have won the Second World War if there had been a booze ban.
May 25, 2022
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Sue Gray halted probe into event with ‘food and alcohol’ in Downing Street flat

The ‘meeting’ was held after Dominic Cummings’ departure was announced.
May 25, 2022
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PM’s adviser boasted ‘we seem to have got away with’ BYOB party

Then-principal private secretary Martin Reynolds arranged a gathering in the No 10 garden on May 20 2020.
May 25, 2022
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PM: Staff worked hard in the pandemic and I wanted to thank them

Boris Johnson set out the ‘context’ of the offending in Downing Street after the publication of Sue Gray’s damning report.
May 25, 2022
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Insiders claim PM condoned parties by ‘grabbing a glass for himself’

Three individuals who attended rule-breaking events during lockdown have told the BBC what they witnessed.
May 24, 2022
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Boris Johnson backs Foreign Office chief despite ‘disastrous’ Afghan evacuation

The cross-party Foreign Affairs Committee demanded Sir Philip Barton considers his position in a scathing report.
May 24, 2022
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Johnson does not believe he was partying at drink-filled leaving do, Shapps says

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said he was ‘angry’ to see the images but the Prime Minister was probably not fined because he left ‘pretty quick’.
May 24, 2022
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Foreign Office chief’s exit demanded by MPs critical of ‘deep failures’ on Kabul

A Foreign Affairs Committee report was scathing of the Government’s handling of the evacuation of Afghanistan.
May 24, 2022
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Johnson accused of lying to MPs over images showing him drinking at leaving do

The Prime Minister is seen raising a glass while surrounded by at least nine people and six bottles of wine during the second lockdown.
May 23, 2022