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Boris Johnson has removed the deadwood – but all his opponents as well

When Dominic Cummings announced his intended revolution in the corridors of Whitehall at the start of Boris Johnson’s reign, he promised to remove the shirkers and slackers, the bureaucrats and bores who had dogged British politics for too long. The new cabinet was to possess the greatest minds in parliament, who would be able to…

Party leaders clash over universal credit cuts

  Labour leader Keir Starmer called the government’s plan to remove the universal credit uplift “unfair” today in the Commons during Prime Minister’s Questions. Johnson largely deflected from the topic, saying the Conservatives are “encouraging measures to see their [low paid people] wages rise.” Ian Blackford, the SNP’s Westminster leader, pointed out that, coupled with…

No 10 Confirms Reshuffle Rumours

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly poised to reshuffle his Cabinet as early as today. At yesterday evening’s Covid briefing the PM refused to answer a question on whether he would rule out an imminent reshuffle. A Government source has now confirmed to The Telegraph that the highly speculated shake-up will take place. It has…

Manifestnose

Pinocchio is the story of a little puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. We at Politics.co.uk wonder how large Boris Johnson’s nose would be by now if he was afflicted by a similar condition. His latest u-turn has been to increase National Insurance contributions, despite the Conservatives pledging in their 2019 manifesto that…

National insurance rise dominates PMQs

  Ian Blackford, the SNP’s Westminster leader, called the planned National Insurance rise a “regressive Tory poll tax” during Prime Minister’s Questions today in the Commons. The planned 1.25 percentage point rise to National Insurance in order to raise money for the NHS and adult social care dominated the debate. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said:…

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