Politics

What is proportional representation and why have Labour members voted for it?
Elections

What is proportional representation and why have Labour members voted for it?

The UK’s current system of first past the post has been criticised for making elections a two-party race. But what’s the alternative?

Listen to all eight of Liz Truss’s nightmare radio interviews, all in one place
Liz Truss

Listen to all eight of Liz Truss’s nightmare radio interviews, all in one place

Prime Minister Liz Truss spoke on BBC Local Radio in Leeds, Norfolk, Kent, Lancashire, Nottingham, Tees, Bristol and Stoke. It did not go well.

Liz Truss wrongly claims nobody will pay more than £2,500 for energy bills
Liz Truss

Liz Truss wrongly claims nobody will pay more than £2,500 for energy bills

In fact, the government’s own figures say the average energy bill for somebody living in a semi-detached house will be £2,650 even with Truss’s support package

Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini budget branded ‘for the richest 1% while the poorest pay the price’
Mini budget

Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini budget branded ‘for the richest 1% while the poorest pay the price’

The internet’s best reactions as Kwasi Kwarteng cuts taxes and lifts the cap on bankers’ bonuses
Mini-budget

The internet’s best reactions as Kwasi Kwarteng cuts taxes and lifts the cap on bankers’ bonuses

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From benefit claimants to bankers: Here’s what the mini-budget means for your pay packet
mini-budget

From benefit claimants to bankers: Here’s what the mini-budget means for your pay packet

What Liz Truss’s new government could have done in its ‘mini budget’ — but hasn’t
mini budget

What Liz Truss’s new government could have done in its ‘mini budget’ — but hasn’t

Why is everyone talking about trickle-down economics again?
Economics

Why is everyone talking about trickle-down economics again?

Liz Truss received £425,000 in personal donations during her Tory leadership bid
Politics

Liz Truss received £425,000 in personal donations during her Tory leadership bid

The internet’s funniest memes as Liz Truss is announced as the new prime minister
Politics

The internet’s funniest memes as Liz Truss is announced as the new prime minister

As the energy price cap is announced, where is the government? We investigate
Cost of living crisis

As the energy price cap is announced, where is the government? We investigate

£150 cost of living disability payment is not enough, charities warn
Cost of living crisis

£150 cost of living disability payment is not enough, charities warn

We’re at a high point for conspiracy theories. Here’s how to stay sane
Betterpod

We’re at a high point for conspiracy theories. Here’s how to stay sane

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Ministers do ‘not know’ if the £486million Covid traffic light system for international travel worked
Covid

Ministers do ‘not know’ if the £486million Covid traffic light system for international travel worked

Labour would allow communities to crack down on holiday lets and buy failed football clubs
Levelling Up

Labour would allow communities to crack down on holiday lets and buy failed football clubs

Climate resilience minister fails to attend climate change committee as UK heads for hottest day on record
Heatwave

Climate resilience minister fails to attend climate change committee as UK heads for hottest day on record

Here’s what the Tory leadership contenders have done – and what they’ve promised as PM
Boris Johnson

Here’s what the Tory leadership contenders have done – and what they’ve promised as PM

#Ready4Rishi: Sunak launched his election campaign with a hashtag
Tory leadership race

#Ready4Rishi: Sunak launched his election campaign with a hashtag

Boris Johnson leaves with ‘trust in politics at an all time low’, say campaigners
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson leaves with ‘trust in politics at an all time low’, say campaigners

A £7,000 rug and a £500 table cloth: Boris Johnson’s £200,000 Number 11 makeover bill revealed
Boris Johnson

A £7,000 rug and a £500 table cloth: Boris Johnson’s £200,000 Number 11 makeover bill revealed

Brexit, Partygate, lying? What is Boris Johnson’s legacy as prime minister?
Boris Johnson

Brexit, Partygate, lying? What is Boris Johnson’s legacy as prime minister?

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Boris Johnson’s resignation speech in full
Conservative chaos

Boris Johnson’s resignation speech in full

Boris Johnson has resigned. Now what?
Conservative chaos

Boris Johnson has resigned. Now what?

Boris Johnson has finally resigned as prime minister
Conservative chaos

Boris Johnson has finally resigned as prime minister

Michael Gove sacking is ‘another blow for the housing crisis’
Conservative Chaos

Michael Gove sacking is ‘another blow for the housing crisis’

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