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Who is Volodymyr Zelensky?

Volodymyr Zelensky is the current and sixth President of Ukraine. He assumed office in May 2019 and is a member of the…

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Who is Martin Reynolds?

Martin Reynolds was Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minster from October 2019 until his resignation in February 2022. He previously served…

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What is ‘partygate’?

‘Partygate’ comprises of a series of allegations that a number parties took place across 10 Downing Street and other government buildings over…

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Who is Simon Case?

Simon Case is the Cabinet Secretary – the most senior policy adviser to the Prime Minister. It is a wide-ranging role which…

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Who is Sue Gray?

Sue Gray is a senior civil servant who is Second Permanent Secretary at the Cabinet Office and at the Department for Levelling…

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What is sleaze?

In British politics, ‘Sleaze’ is a common term used to describe accusations of misconduct, misbehavior and corruption. ‘Sleaze’ first entered the political…

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Who is Liz Truss?

Liz Truss was appointed as Foreign Secretary in September 2021. She is the second woman to be in the role, after Margaret…

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What is a gerontocracy?

The government’s decision to increase National Insurance to pay for social care has led to suggestions that the UK is becoming a gerontocracy….

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What is an EU battlegroup?

An EU battlegroup is a (approximately 1,500 strong) available for use by the EU for Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) operations….

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What is an asylum seeker?

An asylum seeker is someone who has formally applied in a country other than their own for protection from persecution and human…

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What is net migration?

Net migration is the sum of the number of people who move to the UK to live for at least a year…

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Who is Matt Hancock?

Matt Hancock is the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, having been appointed in July 2018 under Theresa May.
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