Law and Justice

The DUP has launched a legal challenge to the Northern Ireland protocol, part of Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal with the EU. Arlene Foster said the protocol has driven “a coach and horses” through the Act of Union following the change in trading between Northern Ireland and Britain since the start of 2021. “Fundamental to the Act of Union is unfettered trade...

High Court rules Hancock acted unlawfully over multibillion-pound Covid contracts

Health secretary Matt Hancock acted unlawfully by failing to publish details of multibillion-pound coronavirus contracts awarded by the government, a High Court judge has ruled. Mr Justice Chamberlain said Hancock had “breached his legal obligation” by failing to publish details...

Government ‘betrayal of millions’ in cladding scandal; BoE governor warns households of higher costs

The government has been accused of “a betrayal of millions’” over their £3.5 billion fund to fix the cladding scandal that has left leaseholders in debt and limbo since...

Journalist arrested for photographing barrack’s protest while barrister is fined at Euston tunnel demo

A press photographer has been arrested and held for seven hours by police for taking pictures of a protest outside a former barracks that houses asylum seekers in Kent. Andy...

Vaccine row explodes as EU triggers article 16 and is condemned in Belfast, Dublin...

The EU’s decision to trigger a Brexit clause to block the export of Covid vaccines to Northern Ireland has been roundly condemned in Belfast, Dublin and London. The governments of...

Patel cracks down on travel; Sturgeon tells Johnson his trip is ‘not essential’

Priti Patel is cracking down on travellers with British people to be banned from leaving the UK and facing £200 fines if they fail to provide a valid reason for travel. The home secretary will...

Vaccine is light at end of lockdown tunnel but PM warns worst lies ahead

England is entering its third national lockdown with Boris Johnson warning the next weeks will be the “hardest yet” in the fight against the coronavirus. The prime minister put England into its strictest restrictions since...

Christmas chaos for millions as Johnson U-turns and bursts ‘bubbles’

Millions of families across the UK have had their Christmas plans plunged into chaos after a huge government U-turn will ban households from mixing. Boris Johnson said last week it would be “inhumane” to scrap...

Manchester’s top cop quits after 80,000 crimes go unrecorded – calls for Andy Burnham...

The chief constable of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has resigned after his force – the second biggest in England - was placed in special measures for failing to record 80,000 crimes. GMP was put into...

Arrests in London at anti-lockdown protest as Cardiff cops launch Covid crackdown on motorists

Police have arrested more than 150 anti-lockdown protestors in central London during demonstrations today (Saturday) against Covid restrictions. Hundreds of people marched through Westminster chanting “shame on you” and carrying signs proclaiming “defend freedom, defend...