World is on brink of disaster but G7 leaders fail to...

G7 leaders are set to fail on agreeing a timeline to end coal fired power stations having been been warned the world is on the brink of disaster and that their decisions are “the most important in human history”. Renowned broadcaster and naturalist Sir David...

EU’s patience ‘wearing very thin’ while Johnson says deal is ‘easily...

Boris Johnson has brushed off talk of an impending crisis with the EU and Northern Ireland, saying he is “not worried” it will overshadow this weekend’s G7 summit in Cornwall and believes a solution is “easily doable”’ As world leaders arrive in the UK, the...

Saving £4bn will cost ‘hundreds of thousands’ of lives

Boris Johnson has avoided a humiliating parliamentary defeat days before the G7 summit by virtue of the Commons speaker’s ruling on international aid – despite Sir Lindsay Hoyle’s accusation the government is lacking respect for the House. MPs had sought to amend legislation and force...

Starmer blames PM’s ‘absolutely pathetic’ border policy for unlocking delay, Johnson’s statement upsets Speaker Hoyle

Sir Keir Starmer has blamed Boris Johnson’s “pathetic border policy” for the delay in lifting lockdown restrictions in England until July 19. The prime minister said the four week postponement follows concerns about the 60% more transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus, first identified in India, and fears a third...

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Priti Patel delaying Daniel Morgan report to ‘protect friends’ at Murdoch’s...

Home secretary Priti Patel has been accused of delaying the publication of a report into the murder of Daniel Morgan to protect friends at Rupert Murdoch’s News International. Chris Bryant, the Labour MP for the Rhondda was granted an urgent...

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...

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...

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Starmer blames PM’s ‘absolutely pathetic’ border policy for unlocking delay, Johnson’s...

Sir Keir Starmer has blamed Boris Johnson’s “pathetic border policy” for the delay in lifting lockdown restrictions in England until July 19. The prime minister said the four week postponement follows concerns about the 60% more transmissible Delta variant of...

EU’s patience ‘wearing very thin’ while Johnson says deal is ‘easily doable’ – ‘sausage...

Boris Johnson has brushed off talk of an impending crisis with the EU and Northern Ireland, saying he is “not worried” it will overshadow this weekend’s G7 summit in...

Saving £4bn will cost ‘hundreds of thousands’ of lives

Boris Johnson has avoided a humiliating parliamentary defeat days before the G7 summit by virtue of the Commons speaker’s ruling on international aid – despite Sir Lindsay Hoyle’s accusation...

Cummings: Johnson is ‘unfit’ to be PM, Hancock’s a serial liar, and ‘tens of...

Dominic Cummings has savaged Boris Johnson and his government during a blistering seven hours of testimony to MPs on Wednesday about the response from Number 10 to the pandemic. “Tens...

Wales to launch universal basic income scheme

Wales is launching the UK’s first universal basic income (UBI) pilot scheme, first minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The policy will “see whether the promises that basic income hold out are genuinely delivered” for people, said Drakeford, confirming recipients will...

India variant threatens lockdown exit; Poots elected DUP leader

Boris Johnson has warned that the route out of lockdown may face “serious disruption” because of the India variant, just two days before the biggest lifting of restrictions in...

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...

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...