Nadhim Zahawi has been sacked as Conservative chairman.
The prime minister’s pledge to bring integrity to public office could become a stick to beat him with – just like ‘back to basics’ became for John Major.
Striking miners face off against police in 1984.
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Workers have gradually lost all powers to take industrial action when they feel conditions are unfair.
Finland’s prime minister Sanna Marin has had to defend her diplomacy and her dancing.
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Why age and gender are such prominent mechanisms of exclusion in parliaments and governments.
Allegations of bullying and misconduct are a worrying sign for British democracy.
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When civil servants and MPs can’t speak up against ministers, they can’t do their jobs properly.
Resignation honours are an historic, yet contested, tradition in British politics. Boris Johnson’s were always going to add to the controversy.
The prospect of Boris Johnson and Liz Truss adding peers to the House of Lords has reopened a knotty debate that never quite gets resolved.
When government whips turned a vote on fracking into a vote of confidence in the government, confusion ensued.
From calling his opponent a bollard to shutting parliament for an extended period, Johnson has pushed the limits of the ‘good chaps school of government’.
The two front runners are more likely to face a right-wing candidate like Liz Truss than each other in the final phase of the race to replace Boris Johnson.
Conservative MPs vote in the first round and members in the second.
Will Boris Johnson be back? The chances may be slim.
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The UK prime minister tendered his resignation after a slew of resignations by former allies in his government.
He hardly has any government ministers and his own cabinet tried to force him to resign. What is going on?
Former health minister Sajid Javid gives a personal statement about his resignation in parliament.
Over the course of an extraordinary 24 hours, dozens of Conservative MPs have written to Boris Johnson to announce their resignation from his government following multiple scandals. Many of these letters…
Over the past 25 years, lion numbers have decreased by 43% throughout Africa, as their range has declined by more than 90%.
An Africa-based conservation expert explains why trophy hunting has not delivered for wildlife in most parts of Africa, and that local communities benefit next to nothing from its continued practice
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The government’s handling of the Northern Ireland protocol could spell trouble for the UK’s post-Brexit trade negotiations.
My house, my rules?
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The Conservatives have always been happy to rewrite their own rules when it suits them.
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The prime minister wants to move onto other government businesses, but vote strikes and bargaining could throw a spanner in the works.
What happens now? Boris Johnson leaves parliament after the no-confidence vote.
With 40% of his MPs voting against his leadership, how realistic are the prime minister’s hopes for survival?
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.
MP Neil Parish resigned after using porn in the House of Commons – but his case is not as rare as we might think.
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