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Home secretary Priti Patel will use the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham “as diplomatic cover” in her attempts to reach Rwanda-style deals with more African countries. A Home Office source said the Games “provide a platform for initial discussion” and meetings with delegations from Nigeria, Botswana, The Gambia and other countries are set to take place, reports the i. “The home secretary...

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...

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...

Sunak’s tax-cutting claims debunked by OBR

Rishi Sunak’s claims to be a tax-cutting Tory chancellor have been debunked by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). Sunak’s Spring Statement turned out to be a mini-budget and featured...

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...
oday (February 3) has been dubbed Black Thursday after record energy price hikes and an interest rate rise were confirmed by Ofgem and the Bank of England. Photo from Pxhere

‘Black Thursday’ – living standards will plummet as energy costs surge

UK families will be hit with a record rise in energy costs leading to the biggest fall in living standards since records began, the Bank of England (BoE) said on what has been dubbed...

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...

World is on brink of disaster but G7 leaders fail to agree on end...

G7 leaders are set to fail on agreeing a timeline to end coal fired power stations having been been warned the world is on the brink of disaster and that their decisions are “the...

French fishermen block lorries carrying UK fish at Europe’s biggest seafood plant

Lorries carrying UK landed fish have been blockaded by French trawlermen at Europe’s largest seafood processing centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer, north France. Around 80 French fishermen set off flares and tried to block the trucks at...