Chloe Chaplain, i newspaper

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Recent articles by Chloe:

What Keir Starmer's plan for a Labour Britain looks like

Sir Keir set out five missions for a future Labour government but questions remain over whether he can be taken at his word → Read More

Rishi Sunak to call Tory rebels' bluff on Brexit deal despite claims of Cabinet rift

The PM had faced speculation about a major party rebellion and senior resignations over his decision to pause the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill → Read More

'The polling is soft:' Inside Labour's week of planning to retake Scotland

Labour believes it can gain 12 to 15 seats in Scotland - but it will have to woo independence supporting voters over from the SNP → Read More

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer attend a general election campaign meeting in Harlow

Party insiders said they had been biding their time before announcing what had long been suspected in Westminster: that there was no way back for Corbyn under this leadership → Read More

Jeremy Hunt has Budget ‘wiggle room’ for childcare reforms but not tax cuts, ex-Bank of England economist says

Former Bank of England economist Sir Charlie Bean said the Chancellor may have the leverage to spend money on reforms like childcare in his upcoming Budget → Read More

Tens of thousands return to work after Covid ‘great retirement’ as ministers draw up plans to bring more back

Unemployment remains near record lows despite a looming recession while the Chancellor prepares measures to boost the economy in the Budget → Read More

Michael Gove did not tell Rishi Sunak he was attending ‘secret’ cross-party Brexit summit

Cabinet minister's approach stood in contrast to Labour shadow ministers who received Sir Keir Starmer's approval before going to Ditchley Park conference. → Read More

‘We haven’t got any f***ing jets to give’: Doubts over how Rishi Sunak could help Ukraine with air power

Some in the Government remain sceptical about the idea of sending air power to Ukraine, which will cost hundreds of millions of pounds and may take months if not years → Read More

'We don't want another mega-f**k up': Liz Truss comeback triggers Tory turmoil over taxes

“I don’t think anyone is interested. I think the party is saying don’t come back, we are all in deep therapy and doing rather well to forget you (Ms Truss),” said one Tory MP. → Read More

How the Treasury is still trying to fix the fallout from Liz Truss's mini-Budget

Jeremy Hunt fears inflation is being fuelled by labour shortages and wage growth, and intends to tackle both in the forthcomng Budget (Photo: Jordan Pettitt/PA) → Read More

Dominic Raab accused of mistreating civil servants as far back as 2017 as he insists he won't quit

Rishi Sunak has denied he was told about the complaints before he appointed his deputy, but is understood to have been aware of informal concerns raised about Mr Raab's behaviour → Read More

State pension: MPs warn ministers not to risk cutting retirement short by increasing age too quickly

Tory MP Nigel Mills urged the Government not to disregard the 'principle' that people should have a third of their adult life in retirement (Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire) → Read More

Government set to fall short of Boris Johnson’s flagship Tory manifesto pledge to hire 20,000 police officers

Former prime minister Boris Johnson promised to hire 20,000 extra officers under the Police Uplift Programme (PUP) by March 2023 in an attempt to reverse a decade of austerity cuts made by his Conservative predecessors → Read More

UK strikes: Wednesday's mass walkout a 'mini lockdown' as Sunak urged to break deadlock to save economy

Modelling by the Centre for Economics and Business Research shows the direct cost of the single day's action will be £94m, with a further estimated £100m hit to hospitality sectors as footfall vanishes → Read More

Dominic Raab bullying probe includes allegations from 'at least 24' civil servants

Dominic Raab has always "behaved professionally" as he declined to comment on the status of the bullying inquiry against him. (Photo: James Manning/PA Wire) → Read More

Labour calls for tougher tax for energy companies to save households millions on bills

Labour is proposing a more stringent levy on the profits of energy companies which it claims would generate £13bn across 2022 and 2023 → Read More

Row over BBC chair's loan 'help' to Boris Johnson could push staff to strike, insiders say

BBC Chairman Richard Sharp's intervention to help Boris Johnson's finances has angered staff who are holding a strike ballot over radio cuts and redundancies → Read More

'They are deluded' – Inside the Tory backbench pressure groups squeezing Rishi Sunak on all sides

The Prime Minister's latest challenge comes from the Conservative Growth Group, founded by allies of Liz Truss who want a renewed focus on the economy → Read More

Scrapped Tory policies cost taxpayers £300m in the last three years amid Westminster 'turmoil'

The Government's political opponents have blamed the losses on a revolving door of ministers and leaders, resulting in taxpayer funding 'going down the drain' → Read More

Tories in North and Midlands 'fuming' over levelling up funding

MPs whose areas missed out on the latest round of the Levelling Up Fund have complained and Michael Gove will meet councils which were excluded → Read More