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Past articles by Chris:

NHS waiting lists, strikes and political promises

Rishi Sunak has acknowledged that his promise to cut NHS waiting lists in England is in doubt. → Read More

Parties battle to be seen as the UK's housebuilders

A government defeat gets to the heart of one of the biggest issues in contemporary domestic politics. → Read More

Spy claims turbocharge debate on UK's China stance

Rishi Sunak has attempted to warm up relations with Beijing, but some Tory MPs want a tougher line. → Read More

Sue Gray: Inside track on an almighty row

Has the Partygate probe chief who wants to work for Labour acted properly? And why are some people so angry? → Read More

Chris Mason: What's at stake in this week's local elections?

This week's results matter, as new councillors are elected and voters deliver their verdict on the parties. → Read More

SNP plays longer game in bid for Scottish independence

The party leadership believes support for independence needs to be higher to force another referendum. → Read More

Rishi Sunak announces £5bn extra defence spending during US trip

The spending boost is included in a new UK foreign and security strategy to be published on Monday. → Read More

Can Sunak-Macron bromance help stop the boats?

The PM is staking his reputation on resolving the issue of migrants crossing the Channel. → Read More

Rishi Sunak to push Emmanuel Macron on efforts to stop small boat crossings

However, the two men are not expected to reach a deal on returning migrants to France. → Read More

Channel migrants: Chance for progress

Rishi Sunak has asked to be judged on tackling Channel crossings but there are no easy solutions. → Read More

Covid hearings begin in court of public opinion

The Telegraph's report provides a fascinating insight into how pandemic decisions were made. → Read More

Chris Mason: No 10 buoyant, but not there yet

Rishi Sunak's deal may not be enough to tempt the DUP back to government, writes our political editor. → Read More

Chris Mason: Brexit breakthrough is moment of political jeopardy

Negotiations between the UK and EU have resembled diplomatic Jenga, says the BBC's Chris Mason. → Read More

King had planned to meet EU chief

Saturday's meeting between the King and Ursula von der Leyen has been cancelled due to operational reasons. → Read More

Government's mood on public sector pay has shifted

New below-inflation pay rises are being recommended for nurses, teachers and police officers. → Read More

What is going on with getting a new Brexit deal for Northern Ireland?

There had been talk an announcement could come on Tuesday, say Chris Mason and Jessica Parker → Read More

Chris Mason: The profound questions Zelensky’s European tour poses

The Ukrainian leader visited the UK on Wednesday and made a plea for fighter jets. → Read More

Chris Mason: A reshuffle about rewiring, rather than hiring and firing

Rishi Sunak has focused on reorganising departments, rather than sacking ministers, says political editor Chris Mason. → Read More

Rishi Sunak: PM facing criticism but keen not to act on impulse

Rishi Sunak resisted those urging him to sack Nadhim Zahawi sooner, writes Political Editor Chris Mason. → Read More

Chris Mason: Trio of incidents pose big questions for Rishi Sunak

The PM is forced to confront three issues that test promises he made on his first day in the job. → Read More