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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 in the channel between England and France on Wednesday trying to cross one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes on a dinghy in order to...

No 10 denies PM is ‘unwell’ after Peppa Pig gag-gaffe –...

The prime minister of the United Kingdom is not unwell, according to a statement from his spokesperson who insists Boris Johnson  “is focused on the issues that we face as we come up to the winter months and delivering...

‘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...

‘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...

The world’s biggest talking shop proves how cheap the PM’s ‘blah, blah, blah’ really...

The private jets that carried world leaders to Glasgow are departing with thousands of negotiators left behind and tasked with diffusing the climate change ticking time-bomb. “It's one minute to...

A ‘new age of optimism’ or a budget for ‘bankers on short-haul flights sipping...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the UK economy is entering a “new age of optimism” as he delivered a budget that Labour said only benefitted “bankers on short haul flights sipping champagne”. Sunak said the government’s...

Johnson has ‘completely lost the plastic plot’ after telling children recycling ‘doesn’t work’ and...

Schoolchildren have been told by the prime minister that recycling is a “red herring” and “doesn’t work”. Boris Johnson made the remarks at the Kids Climate press conference at Downing Street on Monday (October 25),...

UK’s carbon-zero plan for 440,000 jobs and £90bn investment; PM’s £400m deal with Bill...

The UK’s plan to reach net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050 will “secure” 440,000 green jobs and “unlock” £90 billion in private investment, according to ministers. With the start of Cop26 in Glasgow less than two...

Factories face shut downs while govt proposes new £170 gas levy; PM calls up...

Households and businesses are alarmed by reports that energy prices – already at record levels – could be set to rise even further through the government’s new “green” levy on gas. The new charge will...

Labour leads Tories in polls after tax hike yet Johnson aims to beat Thatcher’s...

The Labour party has overtaken the Conservatives in the polls as voters react to this week’s tax hike to pay for social care. The latest YouGov/Times poll shows support for the Conservatives has fallen 5% in...