Defence and security

Labour has called for the government to take contingency measures in case fuel rationing is needed in the UK as Russia’s war in Ukraine deepens. Shadow business secretary Jonathan Reynolds said “there’s a lot of complacency in this country” about the UK’s exposure to Russian gas and urged the government to plan for fuel rationing – “not necessarily in public”...
Former Brexit party leader with his back up against a brick wall.

Farage calls MP a ‘total liar’ for telling Commons about Russia...

Nigel Farage has called Labour MP Chris Bryant “a total liar” for claiming he received almost £550,000 from Russia Today in 2018. The former UKIP and Brexit parties leader challenged Bryant to repeat the claims outside parliament, insisting he “did...

Johnson paves way for fracking ban U-turn

Boris Johnson “has paved the way” for another major policy U-turn with speculation the recently announced fracking ban is to be reversed. The prime minister has suggested that sealing the...

Abramovich puts Chelsea up for sale after being named in PMQs

Russian oligarch billionaire Roman Abramovich has put Chelsea FC up for sale and written off £1.5 billion in loans to the club after being named by Sir Keir Starmer...

Truss hits back at Kremlin; Shapps bans Russian ships from UK ports

Foreign secretary Liz Truss has fired back at Kremlin claims her rhetoric and actions led to Vladimir Putin’s order to escalate nuclear operations. The Russian leader instructed his “deterrent forces”...
An energy supply pipe stretches across a snowscape, tinted by a pink sun, illustrating the impact of the conflict on gas and oil prices.

FTSE falls while gas and oil prices soar after Russia invades Ukraine

London’s FTSE 100 fell 4% while the price of gas, oil and other commodities soared as spooked financial markets reacted to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. UK households will be facing even higher costs for energy,...
The UK's prime minister announcing sanctions on Russia from the Common's dispatch box

MPs call for tougher UK sanctions on Russia

MPs are calling for Boris Johnson to impose tougher sanctions on Russia after the prime minister announced the UK’s “first barrage” of strikes in response to the Ukraine crisis. Johnson told the Commons today (February...

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 fly to the Ukrainian capital...

Air purifiers in every classroom in England would cost half the price of new...

Schools in England could fit air purifiers in every classroom – “which scientists and campaigners say would significantly reduce the spread of Covid” – for less than half the cost of the new royal...

Counter-terrorism command lead investigation into killing of Sir David Amess MP – Patel orders...

Specialist counter-terrorism police officers are leading the investigation of the killing of Conservative MP, Sir David Amess who was stabbed to death at his constituency surgery on Friday (October 15). The 69-year-old father of five...