Downing Street

Downing Street has confirmed the United Kingdom will not automatically deport European Union citizens who have not signed up to the settled status scheme. Guy Verhofstadt, the EU’s Brexit co-ordinator said the UK government had given assurances that EU citizens who miss the 30 June 2021 deadline will still be able to make an application to stay in UK without...

PM ‘sunning himself, drinking martinis’ as UK takes ‘major lurch towards...

The prime minister has been criticised for his “deafening silence” following the assassination of Iran’s top general Qassem Suleimani by the United States that has seen the West take a ‘major lurch towards war’. The Royal Navy has deployed two ships in the Persian Gulf as tensions continue to escalate but Boris Johnson has instead been “sunning himself, drinking vodka...

Civil Servants set for seismic shake-up

Civil servants are “woefully unprepared” for a seismic transformation of Whitehall under new plans the prime minister wants to implement. The sweeping reforms - which include merging, abolishing and creating...

‘Lives endangered’ by Cabinet Office’s New Year Honours data breach

Anti-terrorism officers, high profile politicians and famous celebrities have had their home addresses published online along with more than 1,000 recipients of the New Year Honours. The Cabinet Office has...

Johnson tours northern constituencies after election success

Following the Conservative Party’s landslide victory, Boris Johnson today (14/12/19) embarked on a tour of northern constituencies. Promising to “repay your trust”, Johnson said that his government would “spread opportunity...

EU has ‘serious doubts’ about PM’s Brexit plan

The European Union have expressed “serious doubts” about Boris Johnson’s plan to secure a Brexit deal as a leaked memo tells Tory MPs to blame the EU if it fails. EU Council president Donald Tusk told the UK prime minister that Brussels is “still unconvinced” by his new proposals, while Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator described them as...

PM’s ‘final offer’ to EU signals start of Brexit blame game

Boris Johnson will deliver his “final offer” to the EU on Brexit today with a nine day ultimatum to Brussels to agree to his “two borders for four years” proposal. The new Brexit plan was leaked to the Daily Telegraph ahead of Johnson’s first speech as prime minister to the Conservative party conference, and is being seen as the start...

PM accused of groping two women – at the same lunch

Boris Johnson has been accused of groping the thighs of two women seated either side of him at a lunch when he was editor of the Spectator magazine. Charlotte Edwardes makes the claim in her Sunday Times Style column, writing that the prime minister put his hand “high” up her leg, and had “enough inner flesh beneath his fingers” to...

Johnson ‘could be jailed’, says top judge

A senior judge has said Prime Minster Boris Johnson could be jailed for contempt of court - if he keeps his word. Sir John Laws has predicted a return to the Supreme Court and jail for the prime minister if refuses to seek a Brexit extension by the October 19 deadline stipulated in the Benn Act. Former appeal court judge Sir...

May to request another extension to Brexit deadline

Prime Minister Theresa May said tonight that she will ask for a second extension to the UK’s Brexit deadline in an attempt to solve the deadlock in Parliament. She vowed to ‘break the logjam’ in the House of Commons and said she will seek a meeting with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to discuss a possible joint plan. But her controversial withdrawal...