Sturgeon pledges referendum as SNP celebrates record breaking election win

A jubilant SNP is celebrating a record breaking landslide victory in Scotland after recording the “highest number of votes, highest number of constituency seats ever, highest vote share ever in a Scottish election”. “You’d have to go back to 1966 to find an example...

Shaun Bailey shocks Sadiq Khan in London mayor race

Shaun Bailey mayor has upset the polls to take an overnight lead in the race to be London mayor over Labour incumbent Sadiq Khan. The Conservative candidate was trailing by up to 20 points in pre-election polls but tonight (Friday) has a shock lead of...

Bercow blasts PM’s ‘absurd act of gunboat diplomacy’

The latest twist of post-Brexit relations with the EU has seen the UK prime minister send a Royal Navy ship to Jersey, a move mirrored by the French president who also sent a naval vessel to monitor the developing situation. John Bercow, the former speaker...

Angela Rayner fights back to ‘reconnect with voters’

Angela Rayner has come out fighting following a turbulent 24 hours in which she was scapegoated for Labour’s disastrous Super Thursday results and sacked as chair of the party by Sir Keir Starmer, who had just said he took “full responsibility” for the results. However, his rush to be seen...

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Easy Sleazy sings Jagger as Greensill inquiries hit eight and counting

In his 59 years as front man of the Rolling Stones, Sir Mick Jagger can rarely, if indeed ever, have penned a more aptly named song that coincided so perfectly with political events than yesterday’s surprise release, Easy Sleazy. Jagger’s...

Former chief constable warns Britain is moving towards ‘paramilitary policing’

A former chief constable has warned Britain is “dangerously” edging towards the type of  “paramilitary policing” linked to “repressive regimes”. Michael Barton, who was chief of Durham police and the...

£700m ‘catch-up fund’ will benefit better-off pupils most

Pupils from better-off families are set to benefit most from the £700 million pound catch-up programme announced by the government. Education secretary Gavin Williamson laid out details of the fund...

NHS reform will give ministers more power; China bans BBC ‘fake news’

Matt Hancock’s blueprint to reform the NHS, better integrate social care and “do away with irksome bureaucracy” will also hand greater power over the NHS to ministers. Conservatives have broadly...

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Tory fury at staff pay freeze while party splashes cash on...

Conservative party workers are furious after discovering headquarters diverted £60,000 to pay for the prime minister’s flat refurbishment whilst telling staff there was no money for a pay rise. The pay of officials at the Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ) has...

FDF calls on embattled PM to resolve Brexit food crisis – UK exports to...

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has called on Boris Johnson to restart talks with the EU and sort out the food exports crisis that has seen sales of...

Cummings is ‘sitting on plenty more ammunition’ in war with PM

Dominic Cummings has broken his silence about his days at Downing Street with a devastating critique about the prime minister’s ”possibly illegal” behaviour in Number 10. Among the astonishing claims...

Mercer sacked after accusing PM of lacking ‘moral strength and courage’ to protect ex-soldiers

Veterans minister Johnny Mercer has been sacked after accusing Boris Johnson of lacking the “moral strength and courage” to keep a commitment to prevent ex-soldiers who served in Northern...

Sturgeon pledges referendum as SNP celebrates record breaking election win

A jubilant SNP is celebrating a record breaking landslide victory in Scotland after recording the “highest number of votes, highest number of constituency seats ever, highest vote share ever in a Scottish election”. “You’d have to go back to...

Arlene Foster forced out as NI first minister and leader of the DUP

Arlene Foster has announced she is quitting her positions as Northern Ireland’s first minister and leader of the DUP after a surprise revolt within the party. Foster’s official exit as...

Scottish govt slams ‘morally repugnant’ UK govt in children’s rights row

The Scottish government has condemned the UK government’s decision to launch a Supreme Court challenge against laws protecting children’s rights that were unanimously passed by Holyrood last month. The SNP...

Water cannon blasts Belfast rioters as US president calls for calm

Police used water cannon on rioters, and charged them with dogs, in Belfast last night (Thursday) after Joe Biden intervened to call for calm following a week of violence...