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Ailbhe Rea is political correspondent at the New Statesman.
She co-hosts the New Statesman podcast, discussing the latest in UK politics.
David Frost and Brandon Lewis have published a 28-page set of proposals to change the Northern Ireland protocol.
Ministers are caught between their desired unlocking timetable and the constraints of the vaccine programme.
The Prime Minister is making clear the party’s new “Red Wall” voters are his priority, and MPs in traditional Conservative heartlands are nervous.
The SDLP has controversially used parliamentary privilege to name the soldier involved in one of the most emotive cases of the Northern Irish Troubles.
Tory revolts reveal the fractious mood developing under Johnson’s leadership – but his majority is currently big enough to withstand it.
The Prime Minister has emphasised that “this pandemic is not over”, but no one knows what comes next.
The party believes it can make major gains in the Conservative south at a local and a parliamentary level.
The Labour leader's two-day visit marks an end to the party's relative silence on Brexit.
The Prime Minister has set himself at odds with scientific advice and public opinion.
In an interview with the New Statesman, the former shadow home secretary says she has “not been calling for a challenge to Keir Starmer” and that Labour’s victory in Batley and Spen was a “nice surprise”.