UK’s four nations back a ‘four-families-bubbling’ Christmas plan

The four nations of the UK have agreed a unified plan to allow families to “bubble” together at Christmas with Covid restrictions to be suspended for a short period over the festivities. Ministers in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast have agreed that limits on household...

Unprecedented – Priti Patel broke ministerial code on bullying but keeps...

The head of the inquiry into claims of bullying by Priti Patel at the Home Office has resigned after the prime minister ignored the findings that the home secretary broke the ministerial code. Boris Johnson’s ruling that Patel should not step down is an unprecedented...

Johnson’s £16.5bn defence spending blitz threatens overseas aid budget

The prime minister said the £16.5 billion boost to defence spending will restore the UK as Europe’s top maritime power with massive investment in cyber-warfare, drones, laser weapons and space programmes. It also signals a marked threat to the UK’s overseas aid budget – a...

‘Tis the season to be jolly careful,’ warns PM announcing England’s new Covid tiers

England will return to a tighter three-tier system of Covid restrictions next week when the current lockdown ends on December 2. Boris Johnson set out his Winter Covid Plan to the Commons today and said he was “sorry to say that we expect more regions will fall, at least temporarily,...

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Unprecedented – Priti Patel broke ministerial code on bullying but keeps...

The head of the inquiry into claims of bullying by Priti Patel at the Home Office has resigned after the prime minister ignored the findings that the home secretary broke the ministerial code. Boris Johnson’s ruling that Patel should not...

NAO report on government’s £18bn Covid contracts; Starmer v Corbyn; and the PM’s green...

The highly critical National Audit Office report into the government’s awarding of £18 billion in procurement deals has been overshadowed by infighting in the Labour party and the prime...

Priti Patel’s ban on ‘two-or-more’ people protesting will ‘cause a lot of trouble’

Priti Patel wants to ban protests of more than two people during the second lockdown and has briefed senior police officers to enforce coronavirus law banning marches and demonstrations. Chief...

Priti Patel spends £30k for jumbo jet to deport one asylum seeker

The Home Office has spent £30,000 to charter a jumbo jet in order to deport a single asylum seeker to France. An investigation by Channel 4 News discovered the “deportation...

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‘Tis the season to be jolly careful,’ warns PM announcing England’s...

England will return to a tighter three-tier system of Covid restrictions next week when the current lockdown ends on December 2. Boris Johnson set out his Winter Covid Plan to the Commons today and said he was “sorry to say...

Unprecedented – Priti Patel broke ministerial code on bullying but keeps her job, civil...

The head of the inquiry into claims of bullying by Priti Patel at the Home Office has resigned after the prime minister ignored the findings that the home secretary...

NAO report on government’s £18bn Covid contracts; Starmer v Corbyn; and the PM’s green...

The highly critical National Audit Office report into the government’s awarding of £18 billion in procurement deals has been overshadowed by infighting in the Labour party and the prime...

PM takes control and sacks Cummings as Hancock assures no vax delay even if...

Boris Johnson has taken control of Number 10 by sacking his chief adviser Dominic Cummings just 11 disastrous months after the chief advisor delivered a landslide election victory. It is...

UK’s four nations back a ‘four-families-bubbling’ Christmas plan

The four nations of the UK have agreed a unified plan to allow families to “bubble” together at Christmas with Covid restrictions to be suspended for a short period over the festivities. Ministers in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast have...

Scottish Tories fume about PM’s ‘disastrous’ devolution comments as Scotland levels-up restrictions

Scottish Conservatives are furious about Boris Johnson’s latest gaffe saw him call devolution “a disaster” just months before the Holyrood election. From his self-isolation in Downing Street the prime minister...

PM won’t U-turn on Brexit bill despite US election; Lord sparks race row with...

The prime minister will not U-turn on the international law-breaking Internal Market Bill in the wake of Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election, Downing Street insists. Biden has...

Wales set for ‘firebreaker’ lockdown, Manchester resists govt on move to tier 3

Wales’ first minister has announced the country will go into a full lockdown on Friday for a 17-day “firebreak” to stem the rise in coronavirus cases. Mark Drakeford said the...