‘People are deeply unhappy with Boris Johnson’: Brexit rebel Dominic Grieve on challenging his own Tory majority
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‘People are deeply unhappy with Boris Johnson’: Brexit rebel Dominic Grieve on challenging his own Tory majority

Dominic Grieve, the former attorney general, barrister and lifelong Conservative, was always an unlikely rebel. But opposition to a catastrophic no-deal Brexit has seen him morph from senior Tory backbencher to parliamentary insurgent, leading to his ejection from the party by Boris Johnson. Instead of bowing out, Mr Grieve chose to seek re-election in Beaconsfield, a true blue… […]

Tory tax and welfare plans will benefit richer households more than poorest, says leading think-tank
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Tory tax and welfare plans will benefit richer households more than poorest, says leading think-tank

Conservative manifesto tax and welfare plans would benefit richer households more than the poorest, while both Labour and Liberal Democrat proposals would involve “substantial” redistribution over the long term, a leading economic thinktank has said. But under current plans, neither opposition party would restore claimants’ real-term incomes to the levels seen before the Conservative austerity… […]

£15bn of NHS contracts given to private companies since 2015 despite government’s ‘no privatisation’ pledge, analysis reveals
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£15bn of NHS contracts given to private companies since 2015 despite government’s ‘no privatisation’ pledge, analysis reveals

Boris Johnson is facing fresh questions over privatisation in the NHS after new research revealed that £15bn of health service contracts have been handed to private companies since 2015. The analysis found that almost two-thirds of NHS contracts by value have gone to the private sector in the last four years, and that their total yearly value has… […]