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Deputy prime minister Dominic Raab is the subject of formal complaints from “at least 24 civil servants”, raising a huge question mark over his future and piling further pressure on his boss Rishi Sunak, reports the Guardian. The number of formal complaints against Raab – who is also justice secretary - has tripled since Downing Street confirmed he was facing...

Investigate Boris Johnson, the BBC chairman and an £800,000 loan, says...

Labour is demanding an investigation into Boris Johnson’s appointment of the BBC chairman who is reported to have helped the disgraced former prime minister secure an £800,000 loan. Richard Sharp was appointed chairman of the BBC by Johnson in 2021,...

Sack Zahawi over tax penalty, Sunak told as PM gets fined, again

Former chancellor Nadhim Zahawi must be sacked from the cabinet say Labour after further revelations about his tax affairs. Conservative MPs have joined calls for Zahawi to step down after...

Sunak set for first Commons defeat over online safety bill

Rishi Sunak is facing his first defeat in the House of Commons over the online safety bill and plans to fine social media bosses rather than jailing them for...

GDP rises 0.1% in November thanks to World Cup and services sector

The World Cup gave the UK economy an unexpected boost that increased GDP by 0.1% between October and November. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a 0.2% contraction for the...

Sunak U-turns on China flights and Covid testing

Prime minister Rishi Sunak has “performed a major U-turn”, the Guardian reports, and the UK will now impose Covid checks on people arriving to the UK from China where coronavirus cases are surging. Sunak has...

Britain’s an ‘international laughing stock’ after Tory scandal and turmoil, says Hoyle

A year of Tory turmoil, chaos and scandal turned Britain into an international laughing stock, Sir Lindsay Hoyle has opined. Speaker of the House of Commons Hoyle said the country is still “struggling to recover”...

Govt to scrap NHS targets; Dorries tips Johnson’s return by Christmas

The Conservative government is set to scrap NHS targets in England to focus instead on running the health service like schools. A major review into how the NHS operates – led by former Labour health...

39 child refugees from Albania are missing from care

Almost one-in-five lone child refugees from Albania have gone missing from care, Kent county council has confirmed. The local authority said 39 of the 197 Albanian children it has taken into care between January 1...
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Michelle Mone said to have received £29 million in PPE scheme

Documents seen by the Guardian indicate that Tory peer Michelle Mone and her children received £29 million from a company she recommended within the government's VIP PPE procurement process. Mone had lobbied ministers to...