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# UK Politics

Last month
February 2023
# Trussonomics
Liz Truss: I was never given a chance to implement my tax-cutting agenda
In her first detailed comments since she was forced out of No 10, Truss said she had not anticipated the resistance she would face to her plans.
This year
# House Of Commons
Boris Johnson tops list of UK MPs with biggest outside earnings
The former UK prime minister has earned £2.3 million (€2.6 mil) since leaving office, making him the highest-earning MP in the past year.
# matt hancock
Matt Hancock was paid £320,000 to appear on I’m A Celeb
The former UK health secretary’s fee was listed on the MP’s register of financial interests.
Last year
Opinion: Are we finally seeing the end of 'Brexit mania' in Britain?
Peter Flanagan asks if the tide is now turning against the great Brexit experiment across the water.
# get him out of here
Matt Hancock to step down as Tory MP in next UK election
The I’m A Celebrity campmate says he wants to ‘do things differently’.
# rishi sunak
Sunak under pressure over decision not to go to COP27
US President Joe Biden is expected to attend, and there are reports suggesting Sunak’s arch-rival Boris Johnson could go too.
# Brexit
Thousands of protesters rally in London to call for the UK to rejoin the EU
The National Rejoin March saw large crowds of people walk from through the city.
Brian Rowan: Truss' resignation and Conservative chaos spell disaster for Northern Ireland
The former BBC correspondent says the ongoing chaos in London means Stormont is again forgotten.
# is that all there liz
From economic turmoil to chaos in the Commons: The events that led to Liz Truss's resignation
Truss announced her resignation yesterday afternoon after just 44 days in office.
# truss issues
Keep Calm and Carry On or quit: Is Truss certain to be ousted and how might it happen?
The British Prime Minister is battling to save her position despite several Tory MPs publicly calling for her to resign.
# UK Politics
Truss sacks Kwarteng and makes another mini-budget u-turn in bid to save her premiership
Truss has appointed Jeremy Hunt as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Liz Truss holds seven-minute press conference after sacking her Chancellor
In a major u-turn, Truss has confirmed she is reversing her policy to scrap the rise in corporation tax from 19% to 25%.
Brian Rowan: Can the parties of Northern Ireland truly make it work this time?
The former BBC correspondent says the signs of compromise are not good as another deadline looms for Stormont.
Liz Truss branded ‘an imbecile’ by sacked UK minister’s wife
Felicity Cornelius-Mercer tweeted a picture mocking Truss as a character from The Muppets television show.
# Tory leadership race
Sunak and Truss tear each other apart on economy in latest leadership hustings
Rishi Sunak warned that unless inflation gets under control, there is ‘no hope’ the Tories will win the next election.
# UK Politics
Sunak says Truss will make UK economy worse in latest Tory leadership debate
Sunak is fighting to make up ground on Truss, after polls put her around 32 percentage points ahead among Conservative members.
# NI politics
DUP can't give timetable for return to powersharing at Stormont, Donaldson says
His comments came ahead of the latest attempt to restore Stormont by way of a recalled sitting of the Assembly.
# the race is on
Sunak allies insist ‘all to play for’ in UK Tory leadership bid even as Truss pulls ahead
Supporters of the former UK chancellor seized on a poll of Tory councillors showing him as neck-and-neck with Truss.
# Your Say
Poll: Who would you prefer to see as the next UK Prime Minister?
Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak?
# UK Politics
Eight go forward into first round of voting in the Tory leadership race
Prominent Boris Johnson loyalists backed Liz Truss in move to prevent Rishi Sunak entering No 10.
# Brexit
Coveney: NI Protocol legislation may be 'put off' following Johnson's resignation
The Minister for Foreign Affairs said the issue may not be debated until after parliament’s recess.
Brian Rowan: Boris Johnson's damage to Northern Ireland cannot be easily repaired
The former BBC correspondent says the soon-to-be ex-PM has left in Northern Irish politics in chaos.
Boris Johnson steps down as PM but questions turn to when he'll be replaced
Johnson appointed a new Cabinet to serve during the handover today.
'Them's the breaks': Johnson announces resignation
Johnson appoints new ministers for caretaker Cabinet
Labour leader Keir Starmer says his party will call a vote of confidence if Johnson stays on "for months and months"
Boris Johnson: Four recent polls indicate where the UK crisis is heading
Hannah Bunting and Daniel Devine look at the embattled UK prime minister and why his mandate no longer exists.
# Scotland
'Utterly tragic' if Scottish independence led to 'division' in UK armed forces, Johnson says
Boris Johnson said a second independence poll is not a priority for the UK government.
# optimist
Boris Johnson says he plans on being Prime Minister until the 2030s
It comes as pressure has been mounting on the PM from across the political divide following the Tories’ stinging double by-election defeat.
# UK
Boris Johnson drops plans to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy
The move was condemned by opposition parties.
# pressure mounts
Sister of murdered Jo Cox MP says Johnson 'saving his own skin' over Jimmy Savile slur on Starmer
The UK Labour party leader had to be rescued from a mob yelling baseless allegations at him near Parliament.
# UK Politics
Not a ‘chance in hell’ Boris Johnson will step aside voluntarily, Tory peer says
Gavin Barwell, who served as chief of staff to Theresa May and now sits in the House of Lords, said there was a “strong case for change”.
All time
# UK Politics
Boris Johnson's party loses historically-Tory seat to Liberal Democrats in by-election
North Shropshire had returned a Tory MP in every vote since 1983, which was the constituency’s first election in its current form.
# UK Politics
Boris Johnson to face MPs following massive revolt against Covid-19 plans
The UK prime minister goes to the Commons today after dozens of Tory MPs delivered a blow to his authority.
# London
Boris Johnson under pressure from Christmas party claims as Covid Plan B comes into effect
A senior Tory MP urged Boris Johnson to “get a grip” on matters.
# Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson's father accused of inappropriately touching Tory MP and journalist
Mr Johnson declined to comment about Caroline Nokes’ allegation.
# closed today
‘The sea was closed’: UK Foreign Secretary Raab denies paddleboarding while Kabul fell
Dominic Raab insisted he was working when the situation in Afghanistan began to deteriorate while he was on holiday in Crete.
# Hartlepool
Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'
Voters will have their say on councils, mayors and regional parliaments across the UK.
# Report
UK government pressed over victims of IRA attacks linked to Libyan explosives
A report on compensation to UK victims of Gaddafi-sponsored IRA terrorism was delivered to government last year.
# lee cain
Boris Johnson's communications chief resigns in Downing Street power struggle
Lee Cain has announced his resignation despite being offered the position as the prime minister’s chief of staff.
# former leader
Jeremy Corbyn suspended from the Labour Party over reaction to anti-Semitism report
Corbyn has said he will “strongly contest the political intervention to suspend” him from the party.
# National Security
UK intelligence report finds 'credible' evidence Russia sought to influence Scottish independence vote
The Intelligence and Security Committee published its long-awaited report on Russia this morning.
# Grant Shapps
UK transport secretary becomes first senior politician to book foreign holiday
Grant Shapps previously warned that those booking a holiday in August would be taking a chance.