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Stephen Bush is political editor of the New Statesman. His daily briefing, Morning Call, provides a quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics.
The Chancellor’s approach means the government is unlikely to fund a £500 payment for those who test positive.
Downing Street was blindsided by the Manchester United player’s campaigning against food poverty last summer and has been racing to catch up ever since.
With the closely fought Welsh parliamentary elections approaching, both Labour and Conservative members have been accused of breaking Covid rules.
Welfare, once an issue that raised Tory spirits, is now a source of gloom.
The question for MPs is: do our foreign policy objectives extend to more than just after-the-fact condemnation?
Our new Redfield & Wilton poll puts the Tory candidate 21 points behind Sadiq Khan. That’s not surprising, but some of the survey’s findings are.
While Brexit may have happened, rows about Europe haven't gone anywhere
The shadow chancellor’s lecture had something old, something new and something green.
At every stage the Prime Minister has acted too late, and now hospitals are bearing the consequences.
There is no case for food parcels instead of cash as an effective means of lifting people out of poverty.