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Health secretary Sajid Javid has come under fire for telling people not to “cower” from the virus in a tweet announcing his “full recovery from Covid a week after testing positive.” Javid said his symptoms were “very mild, thanks to amazing vaccines”, before adding: “Please - if you haven’t yet - get your jab, as we learn to live with,...

Hancock and Patel referred to SFO; Test and Trace lose 600...

Matt Hancock and Priti Patel have been referred to the Serious Fraud Office for their roles in awarding PPE contracts. The prime minister’s longstanding advisor Munira Mirza has also been referred to the SFO along with the home secretary and...

Starmer blames PM’s ‘absolutely pathetic’ border policy for unlocking delay, Johnson’s statement upsets Speaker...

Sir Keir Starmer has blamed Boris Johnson’s “pathetic border policy” for the delay in lifting lockdown restrictions in England until July 19. The prime minister said the four week postponement...

Saving £4bn will cost ‘hundreds of thousands’ of lives

Boris Johnson has avoided a humiliating parliamentary defeat days before the G7 summit by virtue of the Commons speaker’s ruling on international aid – despite Sir Lindsay Hoyle’s accusation...

One million households fear losing their home as eviction ban ends

One million households in fear losing their homes as England’s eviction ban ended on Monday with warnings from Shelter that homelessness is set to rise “significantly”. The temporary ban on...

Cummings: Johnson is ‘unfit’ to be PM, Hancock’s a serial liar, and ‘tens of...

Dominic Cummings has savaged Boris Johnson and his government during a blistering seven hours of testimony to MPs on Wednesday about the response from Number 10 to the pandemic. “Tens of thousands of people died...

Shaun Bailey shocks Sadiq Khan in London mayor race

Shaun Bailey mayor has upset the polls to take an overnight lead in the race to be London mayor over Labour incumbent Sadiq Khan. The Conservative candidate was trailing by up to 20 points in...

Labour set for election disaster – party trails Conservatives by 17 pts

The Labour party is set for a massive defeat at Thursday's polls with the party trailing the Conservatives by 17 points ahead of Britain’s biggest set of elections since 1973. Sir Keir Starmer has already...

Tory fury at staff pay freeze while party splashes cash on PM’s flat

Conservative party workers are furious after discovering headquarters diverted £60,000 to pay for the prime minister’s flat refurbishment whilst telling staff there was no money for a pay rise. The pay of officials at the...

Easy Sleazy sings Jagger as Greensill inquiries hit eight and counting

In his 59 years as front man of the Rolling Stones, Sir Mick Jagger can rarely, if indeed ever, have penned a more aptly named song that coincided so perfectly with political events than...