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No wonder Tory MPs are dreading the next byelection results | Katy Balls

Amid the Partygate fallout Boris Johnson is looking like an electoral liability – and the party is almost out of goodwillWhen the Sue Gray report was first published, Boris Johnson’s supporters took comfort from the fact that it provoked little immediate backlash within the Tory party. While it made for grim reading, the sense was that... go to Article >

Johnson must show he is useful to his party, or he will quickly lose his fight for survival | Katy Balls

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No one really believes this confidence vote was a victory for the prime minister. His rivals are circling, and the rebels won’t give upWhen Theresa May faced her confidence vote, her supporters hit the phones relentlessly to try to win round... read more

Oliver Dowden’s resignation puts Boris Johnson in dangerous territory | Katy Balls

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If the prime minister’s loyalists continue to turn on him, these disastrous byelection results could lead to real discontentWhen Boris Johnson was running for the Tory leadership in the summer of 2019, he faced resistance from the parliamentary... read more

Tory MPs are defending their leader. But what if Johnson is fined again – and again? | Katy Balls

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A hostile reaction in their constituencies coupled with bad results in the local elections is likely to spark recriminationsWhen news broke that Boris Johnson – along with his chancellor – had been handed a fixed-penalty notice for breaching Covid... read more

The Tories have failed to ‘get climate done’ – so I’ve launched a new centre-right party | Ed Gemmell

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My Climate party will take on 110 Conservatives in the next election: Britain can win when it comes to the environmentEd Gemmell is leader of the Climate partyConservative members – and by default the whole country – have been let down by the... read more

‘Cricket is everything’: Adnan Miakhel’s England dreams alive as asylum granted

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Talented teenager who escaped militia fighters in Afghanistan caught Freddie Flintoff’s attention during BBC seriesOn the dusty backstreets of Afghanistan, Adnan Miakhel played cricket with whatever he could find. He bowled for hours with a tennis... read more

Wildfire implicated in death of tens of thousands of fish, California tribe says

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Karuk Tribe suspects debris flow in Klamath River due to flash flooding over a burned areaA wildfire burning in a remote part of northern California appears to have caused the deaths of tens of thousands of fish, according to a Native American... read more

New Zealand swat England aside in T20 Commonwealth Games bronze playoff

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England 110-9; New Zealand 111-2. NZ win by eight wickets‘We let country down,’ says emotional Katherine BruntTwenty-four hours is a long time in sport. A weekend that held so much promise for an England team who had won every game they had played... read more

Anne Heche ‘stable’ after suffering severe burns in Los Angeles car accident

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Fans and friends express support for Hollywood star who drove her car into house, which was left ‘uninhabitable’Actor Anne Heche was “stable” in hospital amid a wave of support from fans and fellow stars following an accident in which she drove... read more

Siri or Skynet? How to separate AI fact from fiction

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Determining the way artificial intelligence is used and governed will be one of the century’s key political battlegrounds. Here’s what everyone needs to know“Google fires engineer who contended its AI technology was sentient.” “Chess robot grabs... read more

Lauv: All 4 Nothing review – a partial progression

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(Virgin)More concise than his debut, the Californian’s second album still errs on the side of averageWhen singer-songwriter Ari Leff, AKA Lauv, released his debut album in 2020, it played like a marathon. At 21 tracks long, How I’m Feeling... read more

My son seems to think chores are fun – but his work has only just begun | Séamas O’Reilly

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Time to come clean about who does the houseworkWhen I tell friends how happy I am that my son now closes doors, fetches objects and turns off lights, those without kids look at me as if I’m a cruel, petty tyrant. When I tell friends with kids,... read more