The Liberal Democrats think they can take the seat from Boris Johnson’s Conservatives in the wake of partygate – and longstanding resentment towards the political class is fuelling their optimism.
Prisoners in the UK are not allowed to vote. Their fate is a useful starting point for any backbencher wondering if it’s time to write a letter of no confidence in the prime minister.
Scandals and a misguided war on woke have cost Australia’s conservatives their voter base, opening the path for Labor.
The report on lockdown parties at Number 10 relied heavily on WhatsApp transcripts to show wrongdoing.
Instead of facing Sue Gray’s findings like a leader, the prime minister again engages in deceit, deflection and denial.
Boris Johnson’s Downing Street indulged in excessive drinking and parties while gathering was illegal – but is there enough evidence against the PM personally?
The ministerial code states that misleading parliament is a offence requiring a resignation. But it’s the prime minister himself who decides if the rule has been broken.
Even after paying a police fine for partygate, the prime minister continues to fail to accept responsibility for his own actions.
The question of whether the Labour leader broke the rules in Durham Miners Club will come down to whether the gathering was ‘reasonably necessary’ for work or election campaigning.
The prime minister accepts he broke the law but the question now becomes, did he mislead parliament about it?
A new survey shows a strong link between trusting the prime minister and trusting the government, Parliament and political parties.
The British prime minister, his wife and the chancellor of the exchequer are all in legal trouble over lockdown gatherings.
A citizens’ assembly calls for stronger sanctions for rule breaking MPs.
Whether Boris Johnson’s wife did something wrong can be debated – but placing her at the centre of the ‘partygate’ story is to let the Prime Minister off the hook.
Why will calling someone a liar get you thrown out of the UK parliamentary debates, but using defamatory language might not?
Boris Johnson continues to insist the public cares more that he ‘gets on with the job’ than what happened in Downing Street over lockdown. But he may be wrong.
Recent allegations suggest the line towards blackmail has been breached too frequently, and MPs are no longer afraid to speak out.
For all the public anger over the ‘Partygate’ scandal, Johnson’s weakened position owes much to the aftershocks of Brexit.
The Downing Street party scandals have presented numerous linguistic puzzles to explore.