Law and Justice

Boris Johnson and ex-Brexit minister Lord David Frost don’t understand or seem to care about their “vandalism” to Northern Ireland peace says one of the key architects of the Good Friday Agreement. Tony Blair’s ex-chief of staff, Jonathan Powell said the government’s posturing over the European court of justice risks collapsing the devolved parliament at Stormont unless the PM and...

Christmas Eve immigration change for care workers is ‘sneaky admission of...

The government’s Christmas Eve announcement that it will relax immigration rules for care workers - to bolster a sector double hit by the pandemic and Brexit and left struggling to keep and attract staff – has been denounced as...

Damaged PM dithers and delays over new Covid curbs for England as his nightmare...

Boris Johnson’s authority has been so weakened by recent events that he appears willing to gamble the nation’s health service and people’s lives in order to appease right wing...

Tory rebel’s ‘authoritarian’ warning on new Covid restrictions while PM appeals to nation to...

Boris Johnson faces a rebellion from up to 60 of his backbench MPs on Tuesday (December 14) over new Covid restrictions amid warnings the Conservative party is “drifting into...

Johnson’s Plan B for pandemic at risk over Tories’ Christmas parties scandal

Scientists have said Boris Johnson’s Plan B to tackle the coronavirus pandemic is at risk over the Christmas parties scandal engulfing the Conservatives. Reports that the Tories held “up to...

Cocaine in the Commons – Speaker to call in police; govt to take passports...

Sir Lyndsay Hoyle is ready to call in police sniffer dogs to tackle the “deeply concerning” use of cocaine at the Palace of Westminster. The Speaker said he will investigate after the Sunday Times found...

PM says ‘party-on’ as Rayner seeks probe into No 10’s lockdown Christmas-do; travellers face...

Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner has officially asked the UK’s top civil servant to investigate Christmas gatherings during lockdown at Downing Street last year. Families of people who died of Covid said they are “sickened”...

PM’s French letter sees home secretary Priti Patel disinvited to meeting about Channel crisis

Boris Johnson’s tweet of his letter to the French president proposing solutions to the migrant crisis has resulted in the home secretary being disinvited to a meeting about the crisis on Sunday. Twenty-seven people died...

‘Jurassic’ MP provokes Tory fury in sleaze row; Red Wall MP’s backlash as HS2-Leeds...

A veteran Conservative MP has provoked his party’s fury by blocking the report at the heart of the sleaze row that has engulfed the Tories. Further dismay within party ranks has come with reports that...

‘Up to his neck in sleaze’  – Starmer castigates ‘corrupt’ and ‘contemptible’ Johnson; Tories...

Sir Keir Starmer has launched a blistering attack on the prime minister’s handling of the Owen Paterson debacle calling it “corrupt”, “contemptible” and “not a one off”. Starmer told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show “it’s...