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Will the reshuffle lead to general election?

17 September 2021
Will the reshuffle lead to general election?

Our political editor takes a look back at this week's Cabinet reshuffle and the possibility of a general election.

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The fall of sexual predator Elphicke

16 September 2021
The fall of sexual predator Elphicke

As shamed 'naughty Tory' Charlie Elphicke is released from prison we chart the calamitous fall of the former MP.

What the reshuffle means for Kent

15 September 2021
What the reshuffle means for Kent

Political editor Paul Francis gives his analysis of what the Cabinet reshuffle will mean to Kent.

Patel says 'illegal inmigration' priority as she keeps job in dramatic reshuffle

15 September 2021
Patel says 'illegal inmigration' priority as she keeps job in dramatic reshuffle

Dominic Raab has been moved from the foreign secretary role, while Priti Patel will stay on as home secretary as a cabinet reshuffle continues.

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'Plan B' could see return of masks and vaccine passports

14 September 2021
'Plan B' could see return of masks and vaccine passports

The Health Secretary has set out a 'plan b' if his blueprint to life with Covid does not work.

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Councils to be paid £20k per Afghan refugee they take in

14 September 2021
Councils to be paid £20k per Afghan refugee they take in

The Home Office has set out its funding package for councils which take in refugees from Afghanistan and says more offers of accommodation are needed.

Minister makes no promises on Christmas supplies

13 September 2021
Minister makes no promises on Christmas supplies

The government says there are no guarantees there will not be empty shelves at Christmas as shortage of lorry drivers continues to hit supply chains.

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'If I worked in Tesco, I wouldn’t have a glass of wine in the canteen'

13 September 2021
'If I worked in Tesco, I wouldn’t have a glass of wine in the canteen'

A Kent MP has called into question a Westminster drinking culture that she says sees colleagues 'reeking of booze' when voting.

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'Boris seems to have more fixes on his plate than Bob the Builder'

10 September 2021
'Boris seems to have more fixes on his plate than Bob the Builder'

With the problem of social care reforms chief on the agenda the Prime Minister said there was whole load of things needed fixing.

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MPs suspended from Commons for one day

09 September 2021
MPs suspended from Commons for one day

MPs have voted in favour of a one day suspension for two Kent MPs after they wrote to a judge after Charlie Elphicke's trial.

'Intelligence failings have increased terror threat in UK'

03 September 2021
'Intelligence failings have increased terror threat in UK'

An ex-army intelligence officer from Kent says the government's failure to act on warnings about the Taliban takeover has seen the terror threat rise.

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Huge Brexit lorry park was approved despite fears over environment

30 August 2021
Huge Brexit lorry park was approved despite fears over environment

A 66-acre post-Brexit lorry park was approved despite fears it could harm swathes of countryside, increase air pollution and disturb residents nearby.

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Kent MP's standout speech and a council leader's risky pledge

20 August 2021
Kent MP's standout speech and a council leader's risky pledge

From MPs being recalled to Parliament over Afghanistan to the council leader who doesn't give a damn - it was another busy week in politics.

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MP says government must consider both sides of climate change debate

19 August 2021
MP says government must consider both sides of climate change debate

One of the county's Conservative MPs is to lead a backbench group scrutinising the way the government handles the climate change debate.

'This doesn't have to be defeat... but at the moment it feels like it'

18 August 2021
'This doesn't have to be defeat... but at the moment it feels like it'

A Kent MP has won praise for a powerful speech about his time in Afghanistan during a debate in parliament.

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'We'll take in Afghan families and I don't give a damn if people disagree'

17 August 2021
'We'll take in Afghan families and I don't give a damn if people disagree'

A Kent council has said it will resettle Afghan families fleeing the Taliban and the leader has strong words for people who disagree.

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'We should offer refuge to Afghans fleeing Taliban'

16 August 2021
'We should offer refuge to Afghans fleeing Taliban'

A Kent Tory MP says the UK should offer asylum to Afghans if they can prove they have a case.

Drones to help potholes but still no answer to Channel crossings

06 August 2021
Drones to help potholes but still no answer to Channel crossings

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at all the big news from national and local politics this week.

Drones to the rescue in pothole battle

05 August 2021
Drones to the rescue in pothole battle

Drones will be flown over a key route in the county in a trial into their effectiveness at getting a grip on the pothole criss.

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Government under fire over revised scheme for child asylum seekers

05 August 2021
Government under fire over revised scheme for child asylum seekers

There have been renewed calls for a scheme forcing other councils to take in child asylum seekers in light of hotels being used to house people.

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