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Downing Street
Total 13 Posts

Dominic Cummings has exposed a hole at the heart of the British government – and a glaring problem with the way we choose prime ministers

5 min read
Giving evidence to the COVID inquiry, Boris Johnson’s former adviser exposed the dysfunction of an administration lacking in the expertise needed to manage a crisis.

‘We look like a terrible, tragic joke’: COVID WhatsApps show government chaos

4 min read
The COVID inquiry was shown Whatsapp chats from the early days of the pandemic in which cabinet secretary Simon Case said government decision-making made it look like a ‘terrible, tragic joke’.

School repair crisis: Rishi Sunak under fire

6 min read
The UK Government faces scrutiny for reducing funding for school repairs, sparking an outcry from former officials and public figures. As students return to classrooms, or makeshift settings due to unsafe buildings, Downing Street and Rishi Sunak have questions to answer.

Behind the mess: A tragicomedy of power struggles in Downing Street

4 min read
A new book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the chaos and downfall of Boris Johnson’s premiership, including how the former PM’s indecisiveness and knack for pointing fingers led to his downfall, and how Dominic Cummings and Carrie Johnson influenced decision-making in Downing Street.

New revelations about gaps in the Met Partygate investigation.

3 min read
For the law to have any meaning, it must apply equally to us all. The Metropolitan Police must explain their failure to provide any explanation of how they cleared the Prime Minister over the Partygate investigation.

Partygate: How the Sue Gray report revealed the age of ‘government by WhatsApp’.

6 min read
The report on lockdown parties at Number 10 relied heavily on WhatsApp transcripts to show wrongdoing. But WhatsApp should not be used to make detailed decisions in government, to begin with.

The graywash.

7 min read
The only lesson Boris Johnson has learned out of the Sue Gray Report is that his spineless party has let him get away with his bad behaviour which means that he can continue to get away with breaking the law.
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