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Windfall tax would go some way toward helping struggling households

Rishi Sunak appears to be warming to the idea of a windfall tax. Previously, he and the Prime Minister had rejected the idea of introducing such a tax, fearing it may repel investment and reduce dividends on pension funds. But escalating living costs, the...

Queen’s speech shows government’s ‘time has passed,’ says Starmer

The Queen’s speech, outlining the government’s legislative programme, has been attacked by Labour for lacking any strategy, detail or ideas to deal with the cost of living crisis. While Boris Johnson effused about the need for legislation to “level-up” and “get Britain back on track”,...

Media reacts to Starmer’s vow to resign if fined over partygate

Sir Keir Starmer has pledged to resign if he's fined by Durham police for beers and curry - a stance being covered as a 'high-stakes-high-reward gamble'. The Labour leader is framed as trying to draw a clear distinction between himself and Boris Johnson, who...

DUP holding Northern Ireland to ransom over protocol

The DUP has been accused of holding Northern Ireland to ransom over its demands for major reform of the Northern Ireland protocol. Boris Johnson’s attempt to get the power-sharing executive at Stormont up and running ended in failure after talks in Belfast today (Monday) with the DUP demanding “action” instead...

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Queen’s speech shows government’s ‘time has passed,’ says Starmer

The Queen’s speech, outlining the government’s legislative programme, has been attacked by Labour for lacking any strategy, detail or ideas to deal with the cost of living crisis. While Boris Johnson effused about the need for legislation to “level-up” and...

Dick’s resignation will not delay ‘partygate’ investigation, says Met

The Metropolitan Police has insisted Dame Cressida Dick’s resignation as commissioner of the force will not delay the investigation into the “partygate” scandal that has engulfed No 10. Dick -...

Johnson cancels Putin call ahead of Ukraine visit because of ‘partygate’ 

Boris Johnson cancelled a call with Vladimir Putin to discuss the escalating crisis in Ukraine because the prime minister was in the Commons, engulfed by the “partygate” scandal. Johnson will...

No 10 denials as Sue Gray report delayed by Met Police intervention

Downing Street has denied speaking to the Metropolitan Police force about the Sue Gray report which faces further delays following police intervention. The Metropolitan Police has told Sue Gray’s inquiry...

COMMENTARY

Tories blame Boris Johnson for ‘catastrophic’ local election results

Conservative MPs, peers and councillors are blaming Boris Johnson for the party’s “catastrophic”  local election results. Simon Bosher, the leader of Portsmouth city council’s Tory group said Johnson needs to “take a good, strong look in the mirror” after...

Rogue Johnson prorogues after curtailing freedoms under veil of sleaze

A raft of legislation curtailing the rights of UK citizens sailed through parliament last week on the will of a rogue with barely a murmur from a compliant media...

Tories turn on PM as MPs agree to investigate ‘liar’ Boris Johnson

MPs have agreed to investigate Boris Johnson over whether he deliberately misled parliament over the ‘partygate’ scandal following another dramatic day in the Commons. Senior Tories called on the prime...

Former Tory chief whip calls on ‘unworthy’ Johnson to resign

A former Conservative party chief whip has called on Boris Johnson to resign after the prime minister “unreservedly” apologised to the Commons for being fined by police for breaking...

DUP holding Northern Ireland to ransom over protocol

The DUP has been accused of holding Northern Ireland to ransom over its demands for major reform of the Northern Ireland protocol. Boris Johnson’s attempt to get the power-sharing executive at Stormont up and running ended in failure after talks...

Northern Ireland election triumph for Sinn Fein redraws political landscape

Sinn Fein has scored a historic result in the Northern Ireland election. For the first time in Northern Ireland, a nationalist party has won the biggest number of seats,...

Sinn Féin set for historic triumph in Northern Ireland elections

Sinn Féin are on course for a historic triumph in Thursday’s election for the Northern Ireland assembly at Stormont. Victory for Sinn Féin  would make the party’s vice-president Michelle O’Neill...

Sending migrants to Rwanda – “barbaric” and “cowardly”

To deal with an ever-worsening channel migrant crisis, the UK government has unveiled its plan of sending arriving migrants 4000 miles across the globe to Rwanda. While there, the...