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Past articles by Thomas:

The UK government says it'll crack down on the fortunes of Putin's supporters. Experts say it needs to go much further.

The UK is taking a tough line on Russia over Ukraine. But the government has yet to tackle London's role as a 'laundromat' for illicit Russian money. → Read More

Boris Johnson warns Europe is facing its 'most dangerous moment' in decades as Ukraine-Russia tensions escalate

Boris Johnson said UK intelligence on the Russia-Ukraine crisis is grim' and said Europe faced its 'most dangerous moment' in decades. → Read More

Police could investigate another Downing Street party after new photo emerges of Boris Johnson with prosecco

The police are reviewing the decision not to investigate a Downing Street quiz after a photo showed Boris Johnson standing next to a prosecco bottle. → Read More

London Mayor puts police chief 'on notice' amid slew of criticism including handling of partygate

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Cressida Dick had 'days or weeks' to fix the Metropolitan Police force after a series of highly damaging scandals. → Read More

Minister apologises for holding meeting despite receiving a positive COVID-19 test

Gillian Keegan, a UK health minister, said she received a positive COVID-19 test during a meeting and continued the meeting 'for a short period.' → Read More

Boris Johnson to conduct ministerial reshuffle today, with key members of his team expected to move roles

Johnson promised to change key members of his team as he battles to save his premiership and appease angry Conservative MPs. → Read More

Tories turn on Boris Johnson as minister insists PM is not to blame for mob intimidation of Keir Starmer

A minister insisted Johnson's accusation about Jimmy Savile against Keir Starmer couldn't be linked to a mob which surrounded Starmer on Monday. → Read More

France's far-right presidential hopeful Eric Zemmour says his political soulmate is Boris Johnson

Far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour said Boris Johnson is 'without doubt the leader I feel I am closest to, culturally, intellectually.' → Read More

Painting Boris Johnson's wife Carrie as a Lady Macbeth figure is sexist, says minister after new book says she has 'mesmerised' PM

Sajid Javid, the health secretary, said new allegations that Carrie Johnson wields huge influence over her husband were rooted in misogyny. → Read More

Boris Johnson rocked by further resignation, the day after losing four key aides

Multiple staffers have quit Downing Street in the last 24 hours as speculation mounts about Boris Johnson's future. → Read More

All the MPs who have publicly called for Boris Johnson to quit

Tobias Ellwood has joined a growing number of Conservative MPs to call for Boris Johnson to resign. → Read More

Boris Johnson slammed for cancelling call with Putin to deal with partygate

Boris Johnson cancelled a call with the Russian President as he deals with his domestic troubles. → Read More

Russian money and Brexit is undermining the UK-US relationship. Here's how a future prime minister could improve it.

A crack down on dirty Russian money and resolving the post-Brexit crisis in Northern Ireland would improve relations with the Biden administration. → Read More

Lawyers are questioning why the Met Police asked officials to make 'minimal reference' to parties under investigation

Lawyers argue the Sue Gray report into partygate allegations cannot prejudice a police investigation into alleged gatherings at Downing Street. → Read More

Police tell Sue Gray to publish watered-down partygate report

The Metropolitan Police asked for the Cabinet Office report into Downing Street parties to have 'minimal' reference to the events it is investigating. → Read More

Boris Johnson says it's 'total rhubarb' to suggest he was involved with the evacuation of animals from Kabul

No. 10 previously denied Johnson's personal involvement in the heavily-criticized evacuation, but emails published this week suggest otherwise. → Read More

Dirty Russian money flowing through London is destabilizing Ukraine, senior Tory MP warns

Tom Tugendhat's warning comes with the UK considering whether to boost its military presence to head off the threat posed by Russian troops. → Read More

Leaked email shows Boris Johnson personally intervened to ensure animals were evacuated from Afghanistan, contradicting No. 10's denials

Downing Street denied he was involved with the evacuation of the animals from Kabul. Emails leaked by a Foreign Office whistleblower say otherwise. → Read More

Boris Johnson attacks EU for 'insane' stance on Northern Ireland as he defends himself from calls to resign

Johnson told PMQs the EU was "insane and pettifogging" over post-Brexit arrangements in Northern Ireland. He also said he won't be resigning. → Read More

How Boris Johnson's birthday party in lockdown contrasts with leaders who canceled weddings and missed deaths of loved ones

Johnson's decision to attend his own birthday party lies in stark contrast with the likes of New Zealand PM Jacinda Adern, who canceled her wedding. → Read More