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Hard-right Tories push to delay environmental land management scheme

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The government’s plans to pay farmers for their stewardship of nature could be delayed or scrapped, it is feared, as hard-right Conservative MPs join the campaign against the environmental land management scheme (Elms...

Tories fight to hold off Labour and Lib Dems in crucial June byelections

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Two crucial byelections in Wakefield and in Tiverton and Honiton will take place on 23 June, with the Conservatives fighting to keep the seats from Labour and the Liberal Democrats. Both seats will be fought after the...

The Tories have had a poll disaster – so why are we talking about takeaway curry?

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Boris Johnson should, by rights, be fighting for his political survival this week. He has taken a thumping majority any Tory leader would envy and blown it in just over two years, with precious little to show for all ...

Tories urged not to betray working women by ditching employment bill

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A coalition of campaigners has urged the UK government not to betray working women by ditching its promises to clamp down on sexual harassment and workplace pregnancy discrimination in its flagship employment bill. Be...

Ask yourself this before you vote: can anyone truly say the Tories have made Britain better?

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There is one question that counts when you cast your vote: have they made life better? This month, the Conservatives will have been in office for 12 years. Today, in the local elections, we have a chance to pass judgm...

Here’s why the Tories are so obsessed with Starmer’s ‘Beergate’ saga

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A party leader attempting to get their message out ahead of local elections only to be frustrated by repeated questions about Covid breaches during lockdown. This was how Tory and Labour strategists alike expected Bor...

The Tories’ biggest trick is making their opponents fight post-Brexit policies in the courts

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It seems like every few months brings news of another defeat for the UK government in the courts. And there may well be more to come – the latest policy in the sights of lawyers and activists is the plan to process ce...

Senior Tories pressure Johnson to act now on MP accused of watching porn

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Boris Johnson is under increasing pressure to take immediate disciplinary action against the Conservative MP accused of watching pornography in the House of Commons. The chief whip issued a statement on Wednesday sugg...

Tories ‘bending the rules’ after missing deadline for publishing Lebedev advice

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Ministers have been accused of “bending the rules to dodge scrutiny” after Downing Street missed the deadline for publishing the security advice it received about granting Evgeny Lebedev a peerage. MPs voted last mont...

The Tories have no answer to the cost of living crisis. Labour must make them pay

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This June, it will be 30 years since John Major launched one of the most mocked ideas in British political history. Proposed by a man thrashing around in the economic doldrums, the traffic cones hotline was just a pho...

London galling: could Partygate sink the Tories’ Wandsworth flagship?

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Boris Johnson used to be king of the capital. As a politician who presented himself as metropolitan and socially liberal, he gifted the Conservatives their first control of London-wide government for 30 years by winni...

Tories hit by another scandal after MP accused of watching porn in Commons

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The Conservatives have been hit by yet another House of Commons sex scandal after a female minister reported seeing a male colleague watching porn on a mobile phone in parliament. A string of the party’s female MPs ha...

Tories could lose 1.3m voters if net zero target ditched, says poll

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The Conservative party could lose more than 1.3 million voters if the government scraps its net zero target, research suggests. A report by the centre-right thinktank Onward, which counts the levelling up secretary, M...

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