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British PM Rishi Sunak sets up probe into bullying allegations against deputy
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British PM Rishi Sunak sets up probe into bullying allegations against deputy

Sunak’s spokesperson at 10 Downing Street confirmed an independent investigator, who is not from the civil service, will be appointed to lead the inquiry. However, the Prime Minister, as the “ultimate arbiter” of the ministerial code, will have the final say over the findings of the inquiry

Why Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sanchez is asking workers to ditch ties
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Why Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sanchez is asking workers to ditch ties

Pedro Sanchez's request to ministers and office workers to not wear ties is as an attempt to save energy by keeping cooler. European countries are taking radical steps to become less dependent on Russian gas

Explained: Why Rishi Sunak will find it difficult to become PM despite being favourite of Tory MPs
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Explained: Why Rishi Sunak will find it difficult to become PM despite being favourite of Tory MPs

While Rishi Sunak has been winning Conservative Party MPs, a new poll shows him losing to both Liz Truss and Penny Mourdant in the run-off that will be decided by over 160,000 Conservative Party members over the summer

Can Boris Johnson be forced out of power? The exit paths for Britain’s beleaguered prime minister
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Can Boris Johnson be forced out of power? The exit paths for Britain’s beleaguered prime minister

The future is uncertain for Boris Johnson, as he remains defiant amid dozens of resignations from his Conservative party members and ministers. Will he be able to survive the latest challenge to his leadership?

Not suitable for work: The times when politicians saw pornography rather than doing their jobs
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Not suitable for work: The times when politicians saw pornography rather than doing their jobs

Neil Parish, a lawmaker from Britain’s Conservative Party, stepped down after he was caught watching adult content in the House of Commons chamber twice. Prior to him, lawmakers in Karnataka have been caught on two incidents watching pornography

UK's Boris Johnson faces political threat as lawmakers prepare to vote on new COVID restrictions
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UK's Boris Johnson faces political threat as lawmakers prepare to vote on new COVID restrictions

Johnson's approval ratings have plunged amid ethics scandals and allegations the government breached its own pandemic restrictions

Social media uproar after UK MP asked not to bring baby to House of Commons
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Social media uproar after UK MP asked not to bring baby to House of Commons

The Labour Party MP was told that she could not bring her child to the House of Commons Chamber as it was against the rules of behaviour and courtesies of the House

India condemns 'abuse levelled' against Narendra Modi in UK House debate on Kashmir
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India condemns 'abuse levelled' against Narendra Modi in UK House debate on Kashmir

The Minister for Asia in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Amanda Milling, responded to the debate by reiterating the UK government's unchanged stance on Kashmir as a bilateral issue

Why British Parliament banned Chinese ambassador from entering its premises
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Why British Parliament banned Chinese ambassador from entering its premises

Zheng Zeguang was due to attend a talk but was told he wouldn't be allowed owing to the imposition of sanctions on British MPs by Beijing

John Bercow, former UK Speaker and scourge of Brexiteers, joins Opposition Labour Party
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John Bercow, former UK Speaker and scourge of Brexiteers, joins Opposition Labour Party

Bercow was a Conservative lawmaker for 12 years until being elected in 2009 to the neutral role of Speaker, responsible for running the House and interpreting Parliament's rules of procedure

Boris Johnson defends England's tier-based lockdown in letter to rebel Conservative Party colleagues
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Boris Johnson defends England's tier-based lockdown in letter to rebel Conservative Party colleagues

Most of England's population will fall under the two toughest tiers when the second national lockdown ends on 2 December. Around 32 million people, including in London, will fall into Tier 2

Boris Johnson calls India-China border conflict 'very serious and worrying', says UK is closely monitoring situation
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Boris Johnson calls India-China border conflict 'very serious and worrying', says UK is closely monitoring situation

The first official statement of Johnson came during his weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford wants UK government to continue kids' food vouchers
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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford wants UK government to continue kids' food vouchers

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has asked the government to continue providing free meals for vulnerable children during the school holidays.

Island of irony: How UK politicians’ ranting on CAA and Delhi riots is quite British in its humour
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Island of irony: How UK politicians’ ranting on CAA and Delhi riots is quite British in its humour

British politicians are lecturing India on how to deal with matters of citizenship when Brexit, the biggest challenge the UK faces after World War II, is mainly predicated on Britons voting to end rampant immigration under liberal European Union laws.

Boris Johnson backs Priti Patel as ‘fantastic’ home secretary amid allegations of bullying against her; govt launches inquiry into accusations
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Boris Johnson backs Priti Patel as ‘fantastic’ home secretary amid allegations of bullying against her; govt launches inquiry into accusations

UK prime minister Boris Johnson said Priti Patel is a "fantastic" home secretary as he backed his senior Cabinet minister amid a row over the resignation of her top civil official, while the government announced an internal inquiry into the issue.

Britain's exit marks first stage of Brexit saga, UK to follow bloc rules during 11 months 'transition period'; EU to recover from 'historic blow' as ex-member becomes competition
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Britain's exit marks first stage of Brexit saga, UK to follow bloc rules during 11 months 'transition period'; EU to recover from 'historic blow' as ex-member becomes competition

With little fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc.

'We will always love you': EU Parliament clears Brexit deal; Britain set to leave European Union after 47 years of membership today
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'We will always love you': EU Parliament clears Brexit deal; Britain set to leave European Union after 47 years of membership today

European Union grudgingly let go of the United Kingdom with a final vote Wednesday at the EU's parliament that ended the Brexit divorce battle and set the scene for tough trade negotiations in the year ahead.

UK govt plans special events to mark Brexit on 31 Jan; businesses may suffer, warns treasury chief
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UK govt plans special events to mark Brexit on 31 Jan; businesses may suffer, warns treasury chief

The British government has announced plans for special events on the night of 31 January when the country officially leaves the European Union but the country's treasury chief has admitted that some UK business sectors will suffer as a result.

EU chief warns UK must compromise to get Brexit trade deal, says Boris Johnson's 2020 deadline makes negotiations 'basically impossible'
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EU chief warns UK must compromise to get Brexit trade deal, says Boris Johnson's 2020 deadline makes negotiations 'basically impossible'

Three weeks before Britain is due to leave the European Union, the president of the European Commission warned Wednesday that the UK won’t get the 'highest quality access' to the European Union's market after Brexit unless it makes major concessions

Boris Johnson on track for Brexit, but trade talks with EU and Scotland’s contentions could prove challenging
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Boris Johnson on track for Brexit, but trade talks with EU and Scotland’s contentions could prove challenging

After a remarkable political turnaround, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on the verge of taking Britain out of the European Union with the enthusiastic support of a strong majority in Parliament.