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Alex Wickham • 8 days ago

Dominic Cummings Is Reshuffling Government Special Advisers As His “Jihad On SpAds” Gets Underway

Several aides have lost their jobs in the cull, government sources told BuzzFeed News.

Alex Wickham • 8 days ago

"Are They Bluffing?" The Question On Everyone's Lips As Boris Johnson's Aides Threaten No-Deal And A November Election.

BuzzFeed News can reveal Downing Street has warned big business to get on board with its Brexit plans, as tensions mount between Number 10 and the Treasury over Johnson's election promises.

Alex Wickham • 10 days ago

Insiders Say Dominic Cummings Has Instilled a Culture Of Fear In Boris Johnson’s New Government

One aide, asked by BuzzFeed News if their job was secure, replied on WhatsApp with a GIF of a frightened Spongebob Squarepants shivering in terror.

Alex Wickham • 15 days ago

Two Senior Tory MPs Got A Free Trip To The Cayman Islands, Then Defended The Tax Haven Over Secretive Company Ownership

Conservative grandees Sir Graham Brady and Sir Michael Fallon accepted travel and accommodation worth nearly £17,000 from the Cayman government.

Alex Wickham • 19 days ago

Boris Johnson's Top Aides Want To Legalise Cannabis

Exclusive: Blair Gibbs, the prime minister's new policy adviser, is joining Downing Street from the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis.

Alex Wickham • 20 days ago

The Definitive Guide To Who's Who In Boris Johnson's Number 10 Team

From a Great British Bake Off judge's son to someone who published naked pictures of students in a magazine called Intercourse, here's the new team running the country.

Alex Wickham • 21 days ago

How Dominic Cummings Took Control In Boris Johnson’s First Days As Prime Minister

BuzzFeed News can reveal details from the first meeting of the new PM's top advisers and the early conversations between Cummings and cabinet secretary Mark Sedwill.

Alex Wickham • 24 days ago

Here Are All The People Who Are In And Out Of Boris Johnson's New Government

Sajid Javid has been made chancellor, Dominic Raab is foreign secretary and Priti Patel has been given home secretary as the new PM appoints radical Brexit believers to the top jobs. Read every appointment and sacking, as they happen.

Alex Wickham • 27 days ago

Just 15 Things Boris Johnson's New Key Aide Dominic Cummings Has Said About Tory MPs

*Fast-forward three months...* "Please vote for my deal?"

Alex Wickham • 27 days ago
Mark Di Stefano • 28 days ago

MPs Have Voted To Make It Harder For Boris Johnson To Secure A No-Deal Brexit

In a wider margin of victory for anti-no-deal MPs than expected, an amendment aimed at preventing Parliament from being suspended passed by a majority of 41.

Alex Wickham • One month ago

The People’s Vote Campaign Is At War Over Whether It Should Back Remaining In The EU

Exclusive: Leaked emails between key second-referendum supporters, including Alastair Campbell and A.C. Grayling, reveal the campaign is embroiled in acrimony among its "warring factions".

Alex Wickham • One month ago

Boris Johnson Backed A Singapore-Style Tax-Free Port At Bristol 6 Weeks After Receiving £25,000 From The Bristol Port Company

The Tory-leadership frontrunner has endorsed a report specifically calling for his donor's port at Bristol to be made a tax-free zone.

Alex Wickham • One month ago

Jeremy Hunt’s Tory Leadership Campaign Is Being Funded By The UK’s Point Man To Mohammed Bin Salman

Exclusive: Labour has called on the foreign secretary to return a donation from a close associate of the Saudi crown prince.

Alex Wickham • One month ago

Boris Johnson Held A Secretive Dinner At A Restaurant Owned By Donors Accused Of Money Laundering

The favourite to be Britain’s next prime minister ate at an Italian joint owned by Lycamobile — former donors who stand accused of money laundering.

Tom Warren • One month ago

Boris Johnson Has Been Accused Of "Foul Play" Over Four Alleged Data Breaches During The Tory Leadership Contest

Exclusive: Supporters of Jeremy Hunt have referred the Johnson campaign to the Information Commissioner for multiple alleged breaches of data laws.

Alex Wickham • One month ago

Labour Complained To The BBC About Its Coverage Of Tory Islamophobia While Facing Criticism Over Suspended MP Chris Williamson

Labour lodged two formal complaints citing a “stark contrast” between the BBC’s coverage of anti-Muslim bigotry in the Tory party and its reporting on the anti-Semitism row involving Williamson.

Alex Wickham • One month ago

Jeremy Hunt Thinks His Plan To Upset The Odds And Beat Boris Johnson To Downing Street Might Actually Work

Hunt thinks the race to be prime minister is closer than people think. His team revealed his plan to grab the keys to Number 10.

Alex Wickham • One month ago

Jeremy Hunt Will Take On Boris Johnson In The Final Run-Off To Be Britain's Next Prime Minister

Conservative party members will now choose which of the two men will become Tory leader.

Alex Wickham • 2 months ago