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Richard Vaughan

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Recent articles by Richard:

Budget 2023: Jeremy Hunt to create 12 new low-tax investment zones outside of London

Chancellor says new zones will be clustered around universities and research centres to boost innovation and growth → Read More

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace plays down China arming Russia to help its invasion of Ukraine

The Defence Secretary's stance is at odds with the US which has warned Beijing is poised to supply arms to Russia → 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 best and worst case scenarios for Rishi Sunak's Northern Ireland Protocol deal

The Prime Minister faces few good options in his bid to steer his Brexit deal over the line → Read More

River pollution: Tories give MPs tips on rebutting sewage-dumping attacks from Lib Dems and Labour

The Conservatives are seen as vulnerable in parts of the UK on the issue of pollution in rivers and seas → Read More

Boris Johnson sparks fresh Tory divisions over Brexit but denies he is trying to oust Rishi Sunak

Former PM is poised to intervene amid Northern Ireland Protocol row, while his supporters are calling on local associations to oust MPs opposed to him → Read More

Nato's apparent swipe at UK's defence spending is another headache for Jeremy Hunt ahead of Budget

Ukrainian soldiers at Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, where Australian Armed Forces are supporting the UK-led training of Ukrainian recruits (Photo: Ben Birchall/PA) → 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

Pollution will hit Tories in the polls

In several home county seats and constituencies along the south coast, the topic of raw sewage in our rivers and seas has become a key political battleground → Read More

Rishi Sunak facing Tory rebellion over sewage in UK rivers

The depth of feeling within the House of Lords towards the issue of pollution in rivers means the PM was likely to face a serious rebellion, said a Tory peer (Photo: James Manning/PA Wire Photographer) → Read More

Football White Paper: Ministers warned not to ditch 'golden share' scheme for fans in soccer regulator plan

Government’s plan to overhaul football governance, due to be published next week, will include the creation of a regulator for the game → Read More

Rishi Sunak faces new calls for tax cuts after dire warning UK will be only large economy to shrink this year

The International Monetary Fund has downgraded the UK's GDP growth for 2023 to -0.6 per cent but Jeremy Hunt is expected to reject calls for fiscal stimulus → Read More

Nadhim Zahawi called for MPs to face recall for 'any wrongdoing' before being elected in 2010

Nadhim Zahawi has been sacked as Tory party chairman after being found to have breached the ministerial code over tax affairs (Photo: Leon Neal/Getty) → Read More

Rishi Sunak allies blame Boris Johnson for sleaze after PM sacks Nadhim Zahawi amid Tory tensions

Tory tensions grow as Prime Minister is urged to become a 'sleaze buster' → Read More

From HS2 to Wembley to Heathrow, why the UK is so bad at delivering major infrastructure projects

HS2 is just the latest in a long line of essential schemes that have significantly gone over budget and time → Read More

Cut taxes to ‘grow economy’ and reduce the deficit, Tory MPs tell Rishi Sunak ahead of Budget

The Prime Minister and his Chancellor Jeremy Hunt have insisted to MPs that the Government’s finances will not allow tax cuts (Photo: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty) → Read More

Labour will end Tory 'magical thinking' on Brexit and fix bad deal, David Lammy says

The Shadow Foreign Secretary said Labour would thrash out a fresh security pact with Brussels → Read More

Nadhim Zahawi is 'dead man walking' as tax row continues to rumble on, Tory MPs say

Many Conservative MPs are sceptical as to whether Zahawi can stay in his job after Rishi Sunak ordered an ethics probe → 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

Parthenon Marbles should not be given ‘permanently’ to Greece, Culture Secretary warns amid deal speculation

The Culture Secretary said she is willing to look at details of a possible loan, but claimed permanently returning the artefacts to Greece would 'open a can of worms' → Read More