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Kent to go into Tier 3 after PM survives rebellion

01 December 2020
Kent to go into Tier 3 after PM survives rebellion

Kent will move into tier three from midnight as planned after Boris Johnson survived a rebellion against the controversial system.

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The week in Kent politics: what's in store

30 November 2020
The week in Kent politics: what's in store

Our political editor looks ahead at another crunch week for Boris, Brexit and the fallout over coronavirus restrictions.

Kent MPs divided on blanket ban

29 November 2020
Kent MPs divided on blanket ban

Two MPs in high coronavirus infection areas have distanced themselves from calls for the government to look again at blanket restrictions.

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Mutinous mood among Tory MPs

27 November 2020
Mutinous mood among Tory MPs

Boris Johnson is facing anger from Kent MPs as his government places county in Tier 3.

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Historic spending to help recovery - analysis

25 November 2020
Historic spending to help recovery - analysis

Our political editor looks at what the latest budget announcement means for Kent.

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What spending review might mean for you

25 November 2020
What spending review might mean for you

A pay freeze for the public sector set to be announced could hit thousands in Kent, while councils wait anxiously to learn of any potential support.

MPs rapped on knuckles over 'naughty Tory' letter

24 November 2020
MPs rapped on knuckles over 'naughty Tory' letter

MPs have been rapped for writing to judges ahead of a hearing to rule on publication of references for shamed 'naughty Tory' Charlie Elphicke.

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A spending review that could hit voters hard

23 November 2020
A spending review that could hit voters hard

Our political editor looks ahead at a week likely to be full of Christmas cheer and tightened purse strings.

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MPs to vote on Kent Access Permit for hauliers

22 November 2020
MPs to vote on Kent Access Permit for hauliers

Plans to force hauliers to have a permit to enter the county to get to the Channel ports post Brexit, will take a major step forward this week.

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Rethink over house-building targets after backlash in Kent

21 November 2020
Rethink over house-building targets after backlash in Kent

Minister drops controversial housing algorithm that would have led to huge increases in development.

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Could the PM who stole Christmas be Boris' legacy?

20 November 2020
Could the PM who stole Christmas be Boris' legacy?

Our political editor looks at this week in politics which has been focused on Christmas, coronavirus testing and defence funds.

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Frustration over delay in Brexit funds for ports

16 November 2020
Frustration over delay in Brexit funds for ports

The delay in funding being given to ports ahead of Brexit four years after the vote has been described as 'breathtaking' by one peer.

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Boris, Brexit and building

16 November 2020
Boris, Brexit and building

Our political editor looks ahead to the week in politics as MPs prepare to quiz port chiefs and business leaders on Brexit.

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Downing Street squabbles overshadow vaccine news and is Kent ready for Brexit?

13 November 2020
Downing Street squabbles overshadow vaccine news and is Kent ready for Brexit?

Our political editor analyses the week in politics which included good news for the PM when a vaccine was announced, but rows at number 10 dominate.

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PM plunged into Downing Street turmoil, but does it matter?

12 November 2020
PM plunged into Downing Street turmoil, but does it matter?

There have been blazing rows at number 10 as a top adviser quit his role, our political editor gives his analysis of the situation.

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Two Kent MPs join group opposed to Covid national lockdown

11 November 2020
Two Kent MPs join group opposed to Covid national lockdown

Thanet and Sittingbourne and Sheppey MPs join backbench group fighting for different approach to Covid-19 restrictions.

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Former Kent MP 'dismayed' at own party over Brexit bill

10 November 2020
Former Kent MP 'dismayed' at own party over Brexit bill

The government will press ahead with a controversial Brexit bill depsite a heavy defeat in the House of Lords.

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Widespread disruption warning for ports

10 November 2020
Widespread disruption warning for ports

There are fresh warnings over disruption at ports after Brexit because the new IT system for customs checks won't be ready.

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The political week ahead

09 November 2020
The political week ahead

Brexit, Covid and free school meals - here are the issues topping the political agenda this week.

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'Kent Tory MPs develop rebellious streak'

06 November 2020
'Kent Tory MPs develop rebellious streak'

Political editor Paul Francis gives his views on what's happened in the world of our politics in the county this week.

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