Jon Snow reports from Iran where hardliners look set to sweep election
In Iran, the polls remained open tonight for an extra two hours – as the authorities claimed there were many queues to vote – although we’ve seen no evidence of such numbers here in Tehran.
‘We were never anything but a nation of immigrants’ – author Nels Abbey
How many people are allowed to come and work in this country isn’t just a question about our economy.
Low-skilled workers denied visas under post-Brexit points-based immigration plan
From 1st January 2021, a new immigration system based on qualifications and earnings will operate in the UK.
‘Etonians make us focus on Romanians’ – CLASS director Faiza Shaheen
Conservative MP John Redwood and economist Faiza Shaheen discuss the government’s new immigration policies.
Libya’s UN-backed government pulls out of peace talks after port attack
Libya’s UN-backed government has pulled out of peace talks in Geneva after the port of Tripoli was shelled by forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan general laying siege to the capital for ten months.
“The problem is a systemic problem” – Columnist Rachel Sylvester questions government’s vetting of Andrew Sabisky.
We spoke to The Times columnist Rachel Sylvester and Peter Cardwell, who was a government adviser for the past three and a half years, until he was sacked last week in the reshuffle.
Minister urges No 10 to review vetting after aide resigns
Racist and offensive – that’s how one government minister has described the views of a man not relegated to the political fringe – but working at the heart of government.
UK/EU ‘very far away’ as they prepare for talks – European Parliament Brexit trade negotiator
The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has declared that the UK cannot expect a future trade deal with the EU to be similar to that with Canada – because it’s simply too close, geographically.
British couple on cruise ship ‘may have coronavirus’
Now a British couple on board the Diamond Princess, the quarantined cruise ship in Japan, where hundreds of people have come down with coronavirus – have told their son that they have both tested positive for the virus.
No 10 refuses to condemn adviser’s controversial comments
Downing Street has refused to condemn controversial remarks previously made by a new government adviser.
Johnson chairs his first reshuffled cabinet after Chancellor’s resignation
They were on message, on cue and in unison. And that might be one of the points of the cabinet reshuffle – ministers who will do what they’re told, a weaker Treasury under Downing Street’s instruction, the long-stated plans of Dominic Cummings delivered through the electoral power of Boris Johnson?
Number 10 vs the Treasury? | Politics: Where Next? podcast
This week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid resigned.
Who paid for Boris Johnson’s luxury holiday?
Labour has called on the Parliamentary Standards watchdog to open an investigation into who financed Boris Johnson’s New Year holiday in the Caribbean.
David Gauke: reshuffle ‘is essentially No. 10 taking over the Treasury’
We’re joined from Hertfordshire by the former Conservative cabinet minister, David Gauke, who served in the Treasury for seven years.
Sajid Javid quits as chancellor
Today’s cabinet reshuffle suddenly got a lot more dramatic when Sajid Javid unexpectedly quit as chancellor – after Boris Johnson ordered him to fire his closest aides.