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Liz Truss pitches herself as the ‘education prime minister’

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Liz Truss has pitched herself as the “education prime minister” with a plan that includes replacing failing academies with “a new wave of free schools” and improving maths and literacy standards. The Tory leadership h...

HS2 is a ‘killer whale’ for next prime minister, says Kit Malthouse

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The Cabinet Office minister Kit Malthouse has described the HS2 rail project as a “killer whale” that could “rip the arm” off the next prime minister. In an intervention that will alarm supporters of the multibillion-...

Martin Rowson on UK prime ministers, present and future

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Martin Lewis warns next UK prime minister of ‘financial cataclysm’

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The consumer champion Martin Lewis has warned the next prime minister that they stand to inherit a country on the brink of a “national financial cataclysm” as soaring energy bills threaten to tip households into crisi...

Sri Lanka protesters enter prime ministerial compound after president flees – video

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Protests erupted in Sri Lanka on Wednesday after the president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, fled to the Maldives on a military jet – but neither he nor the prime minster officially resigned, throwing the country into politica...

Sri Lanka protesters enter prime ministerial compound after president flees – video

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Protests erupted in Sri Lanka on Wednesday after the president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, fled to the Maldives on a military jet – but neither he nor the prime minster officially resigned, throwing the country into politica...

Italian prime minister Mario Draghi to resign after coalition partner snub

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The Italian prime minister, Mario Draghi, has said he will resign after the Five Star Movement (M5S), a key party in his broad coalition, snubbed a crucial confidence vote, triggering a political crisis that could pav...

Sri Lanka protesters enter prime ministerial compound after president flees – video

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Protests erupted in Sri Lanka on Wednesday after the president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, fled to the Maldives on a military jet – but neither he nor the prime minster officially resigned, throwing the country into politica...

‘Greatest honour’: Suella Braverman says she would like to be next prime minister – video

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The attorney general told ITV's Robert Peston she would join a Tory leadership race to be the next prime minister, saying 'it would be the greatest honour'. Braverman had called for Boris Johnson to quit after a serie...

Channel 4 privatisation plan could be dropped by next prime minister

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Channel 4’s privatisation could be dropped by the next prime minister, with plans to sell the channel unlikely to be published before September. Boris Johnson had already signed off on proposals to sell the publicly o...

‘Greatest honour’: Suella Braverman says she would like to be next prime minister – video

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The attorney general told ITV's Robert Peston she would join a Tory leadership race to be the next prime minister, saying 'it would be the greatest honour'. Braverman had called for Boris Johnson to quit after a serie...

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s former prime minister, dies after being shot

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The former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has died, aged 67, after being shot while making a speech in the western city of Nara. Abe, the country’s longest-serving prime minister until he resigned in 2020, was flo...

Margaret Thatcher to Theresa May: dramatic prime ministerial resignations

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The moment of a prime ministerial resignation has always been one of intense political drama, resulting in words and images that linger long in the memory. Margaret Thatcher was applauded even by her detractors for a ...

Was Boris Johnson the worst prime minister of recent times?

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Was Boris Johnson the worst prime minister of recent times? He squandered one of the strongest political positions held by an occupant of No 10 in record time. The authority gained after winning an 80-seat majority in...

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