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Tory MP David Warburton has whip withdrawn during investigation into drug and sex allegations

A Conservative backbench MP has had the whip withdrawn while allegations about drug abuse and sexually inappropriate behaviour are investigated by the new parliamentary harassment watchdog.  David…

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Jamie Wallis MP comes out as trans and reveals he was a victim of rape

Liz Truss, the Foreign Secretary, wrote: “Well done Jamie for speaking out and your brave statement. We stand with you.” Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland Secretary, said:…

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Electricity could be free for families living near new nuclear plants

Asked if free energy bills were an option, a source said: “Yes, but long term. We’re looking at how communities can benefit from new infrastructure.” This could…

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‘Rejecting a CV over a typo is out of date’: Matt Hancock’s mission to raise dyslexia awareness

The former culture secretary made it to Oxford, where he studied politics, philosophy and economics before he found out about his condition. “I always knew there was…

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Kwasi Kwarteng’s push for wind farms ‘could make Britain more reliant on gas’

Dr John Constable, Net Zero Watch’s director of energy and a co-author of the paper, said: “In boosting onshore wind, Mr Kwarteng is either desperate and mistaken…

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Sir David Amess suspected Brass Eye-style prank before fatal knife attack, court hears

Sir David Amess feared that he may have fallen victim to another Brass Eye-style prank as he asked a terrorist if he was “from the Labour Party”,…

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Dominic Raab takes back powers to stop high-risk criminals leaving jail

He is demanding a more “precautionary approach” to prevent the release of offenders such as Pitchfork, who was recalled to jail for “concerning” behaviour, including approaching young…

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Liz Truss ‘urging’ Rishi Sunak to pour millions into new ‘Ukraine Marshall Plan’

On Thursday, Boris Johnson announced that the UK would send a further 6,000 missiles and £25 million to the Ukrainian military. In calls with the Prime Minister,…

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Terrorist killed ‘easy target’ Sir David Amess after ‘bottling’ attacks on MPs, court hears

A terrorist “bottled” attacks on other MPs before killing Sir David Amess because he was the “easiest” target, a court has heard. Ali Harbi Ali stabbed the…

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Sunak has put clear blue water between himself and the Prime Minister

And yet there is the outline of a winning Tory political strategy within the plans the Chancellor set out. Sunak has, insofar as it is possible to…

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Rishi Sunak not a tax-cutting chancellor, say Tories in Spring Statement backlash

Robert Halfon, who led the campaign for a 5p cut in fuel duty, welcomed the move but added: “I am not saying it’s perfect, and they will…

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The Tories have not moved on from Brownite economics

Tinkering with tax hikes that may push us on to the wrong side of the Laffer Curve – that is, the point at which, if the government…

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Daughter of Russian banker ‘linked to Russia’s FSB’ is working with the Conservatives

The Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council, headed by Sir John Major and with patrons including Jeremy Hunt and William Hague, did not respond to questions about vetting…

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Sir David Amess murder suspect plotted to assassinate Michael Gove while out jogging, court told

In the weeks leading up to the attack on Sir David, the defendant also carried out internet research into a number of other leading politicians, including Ben…

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Boris Johnson ordered Pen Farthing’s animal rescue out of Kabul, says new whistleblower

Mr Marshall also told MPs that soldiers were put at risk to facilitate the evacuation of animals from the Nowzad shelter following a request from Mr Johnson,…

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Have the Tories finally found their star to knock Labour off its anti-racism high horse?

Unveiling the Government’s plan for tackling race inequality was never going to be a cakewalk for Kemi Badenoch. When the Sewell Report was first published, Labour’s Clive…

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Fuel duty cut won’t stop Britons feeling pain of soaring petrol prices, Rishi Sunak warned

Both France and Germany have offered financial support in the past month to help drivers with the soaring cost of petrol. Jake Berry, the Conservative MP for…

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Step down from cleaning up road signs, health and safety brigade tells Southend councillors

Councillors who took it upon themselves to clean road signs have been banned from using ladders because of health and safety concerns. Officials at Southend-on-Sea Council have…

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Douglas Ross withdraws demand for Boris Johnson to quit over ‘partygate’

Mr Ross was the first senior Tory to demand Mr Johnson’s resignation. He urged the Prime Minister to quit in January after he failed to convince Mr…

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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, Priti Patel channels her inner Muhammad Ali

Having stared across the despatch box with a glazed, shell-shocked expression on her face, Ms Cooper, the shadow home secretary, suddenly spurred into action when the Home…

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Unlike his snazzy Ukraine badge, Keir Starmer couldn’t pin down his attacks on the Tories

No one was quite making sense in Westminster on Wednesday. On Parliament Square, the anti-government protesters were back, chanting their delirious medley through a megaphone. “Boris is…

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Don’t test Britain, Ben Wallace warns Vladimir Putin

On Sunday, Lord Frost, the former Cabinet Office minister, and Sir Michael Fallon, the former defence secretary, will warn that overall defence spending must increase following Putin’s…

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Conservative Party’s new MP selection chief promises to choose people with ‘traditional Tory values’

In 2009, Sarah Wollaston, a GP, was selected as the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Totnes in Devon after more than 16,000 voters – most of whom were…

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Strip powers from Commons sleaze watchdog, urges report

Mr Paterson, a former Cabinet minister who was MP for North Shropshire, was found to have broken lobbying rules by Ms Stone, who said he repeatedly lobbied…

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Erdington: Labour holds seat with reduced majority in by-election

A Labour spokesman said: “In Paulette, the people of Birmingham Erdington have elected a great local champion. We’re delighted that this campaign has seen the first black…