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The NHS has been instructed to “urgently secure” private resources for patients whose treatment has been delayed by the pandemic. Staff shortages and rising numbers of Covid patients has seen a growing number of hospital trusts declaring “critical incidents” and Sajid Javid has told the NHS to boost capacity by making “use of the independent sector if needed”, the Telegraph...

Rayner accuses Johnson of ‘corruption, plain and simple’ over Downing Street...

Angela Rayner has accused the prime minister of “corruption, plain and simple” and said Boris Johnson has “questions to answer” over allegations of cash-for-access to ministers relating to the Downing Street flat refurbishment. The latest allegations of Tory sleaze surround...

PM’s ‘political vanadalism’ and posturing puts NI peace in peril while 57% of voters...

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...

Christmas Eve immigration change for care workers is ‘sneaky admission of govt failure’ says...

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...

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...

Sunak ‘missing in action’ as interest rates rise and businesses battle against inflation and...

Chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak is under fire for being “missing in action” in California while British businesses battle against the Omicron variant’s devastating impact on Christmas spending and the UK’s economy. The Bank...

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 authoritarianism”. The prime minister addressed the...

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 seven” parties in lockdown –...

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”...