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Tax POLL: Should Boris Johnson reverse tax increases to save his government? VOTE HERE

Budget 2021: Tax rises slammed by Andrew Neil We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Express.co.uk readers can vote in our poll […]

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Boris Johnson vs Kathryn Stone – how PM failed to uproot Standards Committee chief

Boris Johnson's approval rating discussed by polling expert We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Tories aimed to reject the committee’s conclusions […]

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‘United behind Boris!’ Conservative activist admits PM still has party’s full backing

Edwina Currie shuts down Alastair Campbell over Boris claims We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Conservative Party conference last week […]

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Boris Johnson set to hike national insurance to pay for social care overhaul – but minister says it would be ‘arrogant’ to suggest problems will be fixed

Boris Johnson is expected to raise national insurance by about 1.2% to pay for a pledge to end the “catastrophic costs” of social care – but vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi says it would be “arrogant” to suggest the problems can definitely be fixed. Tory MPs claim the move amounts to a £10bn tax raid. Mr […]

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Boris Johnson facing backlash over spending on Downing Street art

The Prime Minister is facing a backlash following reports that almost £90,000 was spent on two works of art to be displayed in Downing Street. The Daily Mirror reported that the works were bought through the Government Art Collection Fund, which is largely made up of donor contributions – though supplemented by the taxpayer. The […]

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Families’ holiday joy as double-jabbed parents can take kids abroad from August

Unvaccinated children will be able to travel abroad as early as August according to a new government policy set to be announced within days. In a huge boost to millions of Brits' summer holiday plans, plans to allow fully vaccinated adults to travel to amber list countries will feature a crucial caveat allowing un-jabbed children […]

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G7 summit: Boris Johnson defends taking private plane to Cornwall – as climate change set to be high on the agenda

The prime minister has been criticised for travelling to the G7 summit in Cornwall by plane, instead of taking the train. Boris Johnson arrived in Cornwall for the gathering of some of the world’s most developed economies, with climate change set to be high on the agenda. A picture of the PM stepping off on […]

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Boris Johnson’s flat: Beefed up powers for ‘unaccountable’ standards adviser dismissed by minister

A minister has rejected calls for beefed up powers for an “unelected, unaccountable” ministerial standards adviser, currently looking into the funding of Boris Johnson’s Downing Street flat. Speaking to Sky News, Victoria Atkins said the suggestion had “not really been thought through”. She was responding to concerns that the newly-appointed ministerial standards adviser Lord Geidt […]

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Brexit: Boris Johnson hails ‘final step in long journey’ as European Parliament backs UK-EU trade deal

Boris Johnson has hailed the “final step in a long journey” after the European Parliament gave its approval to the post-Brexit trade deal. With MEPs having overwhelmingly supported the Trade and Cooperation Agreement – which was struck on Christmas Eve – the prime minister said now “is the time to look forward to the future”. […]

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What is Boris Johnson’s flat refurb like – and how much did previous prime ministers spend?

The row over how Boris Johnson has funded the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat has placed a spotlight on one of the UK’s most famous apartments. Despite Mr Johnson‘s office being in Number 10 Downing Street, all prime ministers since Tony Blair have lived in the more spacious flat above No 11. Prime ministers […]