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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...

Braverman back as home secretary six days after breaking ministerial code

Suella Braverman has been reappointed home secretary less than a week after plunging Liz Truss’s government into a death spiral. The successor Rishi Sunak started his first hours as prime minister with a reshuffle of the cabinet and a pledge...

Barristers escalate strike action; govt gives law firms £85m before Covid Inquiry

Criminal barristers in England and Wales have voted to go on an all-out strike and victims’ advocates said the historic action is “entirely the government’s fault”. Already log-jammed courts will...

‘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...

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 Johnson effused about the need...
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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 - the first woman to become...

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...

No 10 denials as Sue Gray report delayed by Met Police intervention

Downing Street has denied speaking to the Metropolitan Police force about the Sue Gray report which faces further delays following police intervention. The Metropolitan Police has told Sue Gray’s inquiry into illegal lockdown parties in...

Criminal inquiry into Downing Street parties will uncover more than Sue Gray

The criminal investigation into alleged lockdown parties in Downing Street will uncover more evidence threatening Boris Johnson’s future as prime minister, according to former staff who worked at Number 10. Civil servant Sue Gray’s highly...