‘Bomb cyclone’ Storm Dennis – record flood warnings, death and destruction

The UK is being lashed by Storm Dennis whose heavy rain and strong winds is leaving a trail of destruction across swathes of the country, closing roads and railways lines with a record number of flood warnings in place. The Met Office has issued its...

China offers to build HS2 in just 5 years for tens...

The UK government is in discussions with a Chinese company who have offered to build England’s HS2 rail link for “tens of billions” less than the forecast £106 billion - and in just five years compared to the expected 15-20 years. Boris Johnson finally gave...
Cabinet reshuffle

Cabinet reshuffle – Northern Ireland’s reaction to Julian Smith’s sacking

What the Prime Minister's cabinet reshuffle means is beginning to become clear. Apart from merging the staff team at number 10 and number 11 which is in itself a seismic move, the people of Northern Ireland have been less than pleased with the sacking...

BBC ignore Sabisky ‘eugenics’ story – No 10 refuses to say if PM shares ‘racist’ views

The BBC is failing to report Downing Street’s refusal to say if the prime minister thinks black people have lower than average IQ, or if he agrees with eugenics. A “tense briefing with the media” this morning (Monday) saw the PM’s deputy official spokesman repeatedly decline to distance Johnson from...

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PM threatens ministers and plans to move House of Lords to...

Boris Johnson has warned ministers to focus on their jobs instead of the television cameras to ‘get policy done’ - or get the sack. The PM’s threat comes as the Conservative party chairman James Cleverly confirmed the government has plans to move the House of Lords to York as part of wide-scale reforms to “level-up” post-Brexit Britain. “Trust me, we’re going...

NI power-sharing deal and Brexit Bill cap strong week for PM

Sinn Fein’s decision to back the deal returning power to Stormont has capped a strong week for Boris Johnson who can also celebrate the passing of his Brexit Bill. Just...

Big Ben blow for Brexiteers

Brexiteers have been dealt a big New Year blow after their campaign to get Big Ben to bong  for Brexit on January 31 has been dashed. An amendment to the...

Big Ben will bong for Brexit

The newly elected speaker of the House of Commons has given Brexiteers the Christmas gift they’ve campaigned for by announcing he will allow Big Ben to bong on January...

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BBC ignore Sabisky ‘eugenics’ story – No 10 refuses to say...

The BBC is failing to report Downing Street’s refusal to say if the prime minister thinks black people have lower than average IQ, or if he agrees with eugenics. A “tense briefing with the media” this morning (Monday) saw the PM’s deputy official spokesman repeatedly decline to distance Johnson from the highly controversial views of his adviser, Andrew Sabisky, who...

Chancellor Sajid Javid quits – replaced by son-in-law of Indian billionaire

Chancellor Sajid Javid has sensationally quit after the prime minster ordered a cull of all of his Treasury advisors at the start of Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle. Javid’s resignation –...

£106bn HS2 gets ‘green signal’ – PM promises £5bn for buses and bikes

The prime minister has given England’s controversial high speed rail link the “green signal” despite widespread concerns from environmentalists and politicians about the £106 billion HS2 project. Boris Johnson told...

PM’s tax plans shock Tory core support, NHS plan sparks privatisation fears

The prime minister’s plan to seize control of the NHS has sparked fears of privatisation among opponents, while his core support has been rocked by revelations of a double...
Cabinet reshuffle

Cabinet reshuffle – Northern Ireland’s reaction to Julian Smith’s sacking

What the Prime Minister's cabinet reshuffle means is beginning to become clear. Apart from merging the staff team at number 10 and number 11 which is in itself a seismic move, the people of Northern Ireland have been less than pleased with the sacking of Julian Smith. After all, he played a pivotal role in getting Stormont back up...

Scotland’s finance secretary quits over texts to teenage boy, hours before budget speech

Scotland’s finance secretary has quit hours before he was due to deliver the government’s budget after it emerged he had been “bombarding” a 16 year old schoolboy with text...

Coronavirus – evacuated Brits to be quarantined; BA suspends all flights to China

British citizens are expected to be evacuated from China’s Wuhan city on flights starting tomorrow and to be put in quarantine for two weeks on their return home. British...

Stormont Assembly proposal – governments urge parties to sign up

Three years to the day since the Stormont Assembly collapsed, the British and Irish governments have published a deal for the restoration of power in Northern Ireland. Late on...