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Jane Merrick

i newspaper

United Kingdom

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Past articles by Jane:

Inside the Boris Johnson Partygate inquiry: Secret meetings, WhatsApps and demands to examine witnesses

'I don't think they’re his enemies on that committee, but they're people who've all got professional reputations to uphold in terms of doing the right thing' → Read More

Unions' fury at 'special treatment' for nurses after Rishi Sunak personally reached out to RCN via No 10

Breakaway talks with the Royal College of Nursing prompted outrage from other health unions, who accused ministers of a 'divide and rule' strategy → Read More

Brexit deal hopes rise as EU says ‘finishing line’ is in sight, but DUP warns there’s ‘still some way to go’

Officials are understood to be looking at Thursday as the possible date for an agreement to be struck after months of wrangling over the Northern Ireland Protocol → 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

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

No 10 won't deny Rishi Sunak knew of 'written complaint' over Dominic Raab's alleged bullying

The Prime Minister was not aware of any 'formal complaints' against Dominic Raab when he gave him a Cabinet post in October, No 10 said (Photo: House of Commons/PA) → 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

Strikes: Army to carry out border checks as half a million workers prepare to strike on Walkout Wednesday

Ministers want as many schools as possible to stay open on the day 300,000 teachers stage industrial action - and staff at dozens of Whitehall departments and quangos will strike too → 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

Nadhim Zahawi faces the sack if he misled Rishi Sunak by failing to tell PM about his £5m unpaid tax bill

The Prime Minister did not know the whole truth when he publicly backed Mr Zahawi last week, Whitehall insiders say → Read More

Prepayment meters: Grant Shapps faces calls to impose urgent ban as winter freeze threatens poorest families

Pressure is growing on the Government to impose an urgent ban on forced installations as Met Office issues severe weather warnings for snow and ice, with temperatures set to plummet to -10°C in parts of the UK → Read More

How to fix the NHS? The Tories have run out of time and Labour is divided

The NHS faces an 'existential threat' as patients go private and talk of major reform returns to Westminster. → Read More

Wear a mask on flights to and from China, EU tells travellers as Covid surges

A passenger wearing a face shield and mask amid the Covid-19 pandemic boards a domestic flight at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty) → Read More

NHS and scientists pile pressure on Government to test passengers arriving in UK from China

Chief Medical Officer for England, Sir Chris Whitty, met with Health Secretary, Steve Barclay, on Thursday morning to discuss the China flight situation (Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/WPA Pool/Getty Images) → Read More

No compulsory Covid tests for China passengers but positive samples will be fast-tracked to spot new variants

The UK will stop short of following US, Italy, Japan and Taiwan in testing all arrivals from China, amid a Cabinet split and threatened backlash from Tory MPs → Read More

UK 'has no plans' to require Chinese visitors to provide Covid tests as US, Italy clamp down

Italy found that half of those arriving from China are testing positive for Covid - but the UK Government said there are 'no plans' for fresh curbs → Read More

NHS strikes: Rishi Sunak accused of being 'missing in action' as he rejects negotiations with unions

Tory backbenchers have urged ministers to 'show flexibility' and open meaningful negotiations on pay in a bid to end the strikes → Read More

NHS and government accused of 'politically motivated smear' against nurses' union

Pat Cullen, the head of the Royal College of Nursing, leaves the Department of Health and Social Care in London following her meeting with Health Secretary Steve Barclay as he tries to avert strike action. (Photo: Aaron Chown/PA Wire) → Read More

Nurses' strike: RCN in standoff with No 10 after strike ballot as they are accused of unrealistic pay demand

The Royal College of Nursing is campaigning for a pay rise of 5 per cent above retail inflation, which is currently just over 12 per cent (Photo: Mark Kerrison/In Pictures via Getty) → Read More

Gavin Williamson handed new national security role despite being sacked over Huawei leak

Before his sacking, UK security sources said they did not trust Sir Gavin and that his role 'certainly poses a risk' → Read More