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Politics explained

Sean O'Grady How to stop politics grinding to a halt during coronavirus

Through Brexit, austerity and even war, ministers have had to find a way to get other business done, writes Sean O’Grady

Gillian Duffy and how Labour lost part of its working-class vote

Analysis: Gordon Brown’s encounter with an irate Rochdale voter 10 years ago today should have been a warning of the realignment of British politics

Calls to extend EU settled status deadline because of virus

Exclusive: Lib Dem demand comes after numbers applying halve in a month as support centre closed by lockdown

Editor’s letters

Andrew Woodcock Boris won a landslide on ideas we no longer want

This most tax-averse and libertarian of politicians is now being forced into a decade of tax rises to pay for increased state activism, writes Andrew Woodcock 

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No.10 blames admin error for failure to accept EU Covid-19 help

EU countries are banding together to buy equipment in bulk to get priority

PM urged to suspend all post-Brexit trade talks during virus outbreak

‘We call on the government to pause all trade negotiations until the Covid-19 crisis is under control and to inform both the public and potential trade partners of necessary action’

Boris Johnson trade deal plan ‘little better than no-deal Brexit’

Ivan Rogers says some in Downing Street appear to be ‘misjudging’ negotiations

Politics explained

Andrew Grice Will the coronavirus crisis derail Brexit talks?

With a 31 December deadline coming ever closer, Michael Gove has suggested negotiations may have to be postponed, writes Andrew Grice