Government and industry ‘wargames’ threat of energy blackouts

UK energy suppliers are preparing to “wargame” emergency plans to avert blackouts this winter with warnings that low gas supplies could see power stations shut off. Government officials and sources at two power stations say they have been asked to review their plans to deal...
homelessness crisis

Homelessness crisis set to escalate due to rent increases

A number of factors are contributing to an upsurge in homeless figures. Private landlords have been issuing eviction notices to tenants many of whom are struggling to pay rent after pandemic payments ceased. The homelessness crisis may also be worsening, because landlords are asking...

Fear of riots as energy bills predicted to be £4,266 in...

Almost half of Britons fear there will be riots if the government does not provide more help with the cost of living crisis as energy bills are forecast to surge past £4,200. More than half of the country (55%) believe an organised campaign not to...
Truss v Sunak

Truss v Sunak and the Northern Ireland Protocol

As the leadership race enters its final phase and the Truss campaign continues to gather momentum, the candidates' stance on the Northern Ireland Protocol is worth examining. While Truss was the architect of the legislation to scrap it, Sunak has now vowed to fix the Protocol. Meanwhile, a poll...

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‘Impossible and odious’ to be Johnson’s ethics adviser

Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser Lord Christopher Geidt has resigned because the prime minister put him in an “impossible and odious position”. Geidt’s resignation letter states Johnson proposed violating the ministerial code and that he had been on the brink of...

Boris Johnson rewrites ministerial code to ‘save his own skin,’ says Rayner

Boris Johnson has re-written the ministerial code of conduct whilst he is being investigated by MPs over whether he has breached it by lying to the House of Commons. Labour...

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...

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 -...

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Truss and Sunak clash over China ahead of tonight’s first televised...

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss have clashed over who is tougher on China ahead of tonight’s (Monday) first televised debate between the would-be prime ministers. Sunak and Truss will go head-to-head on BBC One at 9pm as 160,000 members of...

Boris Johnson misses second COBRA heatwave meeting to ‘prepare Chequers party’

The prime minister will miss the second Cobra meeting about the Code Red heatwave because Boris Johnson is reportedly “preparing to party” at Chequers instead. Record breaking high temperatures –...

Tory MPs weaponise ‘mucky Sunak memo’ in ‘war’ to replace Johnson

Conservative MPs are circulating a “mucky memo” about Rishi Sunak as the race to succeed Boris Johnson in Number 10 descends “into all-out war”. Sunak is called a “schoolboy” and...

Gove the ‘snake’ sacked by PM on the brink after mass resignations

Michael Gove has been sacked and called a “snake” by Downing Street as the constitutional crisis - caused by a prime minister unwilling to face reality - deepens. The rate...
Truss v Sunak

Truss v Sunak and the Northern Ireland Protocol

As the leadership race enters its final phase and the Truss campaign continues to gather momentum, the candidates' stance on the Northern Ireland Protocol is worth examining. While Truss was the architect of the legislation to scrap it, Sunak...

NI Protocol bill cleared through the House of Commons

On Wednesday, the internationally controversial NI Protocol Bill passed through the House of Commons and is now due for reading in the House of Lords. The government has said...

Welsh independence march – time to have a discussion about the Union?

As Scotland moves toward a second indyref, calls for Welsh independence are growing louder. On top of that, a vote on uniting Ireland, north and south, is also likely...

Sturgeon ‘gambles all’ with Supreme Court bid for Scottish independence vote

Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled plans for a Scottish independence referendum on October 19, 2023 and has referred herself to the UK’s highest court in an attempt to force the...