Javid tells NHS to ‘urgently secure’ private care for patients and...

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...

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 reports that the Conservative peer...

PM’s ‘political vanadalism’ and posturing puts NI peace in peril

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 Good Friday Agreement. Tony Blair’s ex-chief of staff, Jonathan Powell said the government’s posturing over the...

Number 10 ‘blackmailing’ Tory MPs into supporting Johnson says Commons’ committee chairman

A Conservative MP has accused government ministers, special advisers and the prime minister’s staff of conduct that “would seem to constitute blackmail”, as Tories reel over the future of Boris Johnson. William Wragg, chairman of a Commons scrutiny committee, said he has received reports that the government has been encouraging...

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Christmas Eve immigration change for care workers is ‘sneaky admission of...

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 to keep and attract staff – has been denounced as...

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...

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...

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...

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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

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...

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...

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...

PM’s ‘political vanadalism’ and posturing puts NI peace in peril

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 Good Friday Agreement. Tony Blair’s ex-chief of staff, Jonathan Powell said...

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...

UK ready to retaliate as fishing row with France escalates – ‘language of force...

The UK is ready to retaliate against France in a fishing row that has escalated since the detention of a British trawler and its captain and crew by France. The...

UK warns EU of ‘historic misjudgement’ on eve of pivotal talks – trade war...

The UK has issued a warning to the EU over the future of Northern Ireland at the start of a pivotal week of talks between Brexit minister Lord David...