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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 “get Britain back on track”, Sir Keir Stamer said the speech showed the government is “bereft of ideas or purpose,...
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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 the UK’s top cop –...

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...

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...

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...

Christmas Eve immigration change for care workers is ‘sneaky admission of govt failure’ says...

The government’s Christmas Eve announcement that it will relax immigration rules for care workers - to bolster a sector double hit by the pandemic and Brexit and left struggling to keep and attract staff...

Sunak ‘missing in action’ as interest rates rise and businesses battle against inflation and...

Chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak is under fire for being “missing in action” in California while British businesses battle against the Omicron variant’s devastating impact on Christmas spending and the UK’s economy. The Bank...

Tory rebel’s ‘authoritarian’ warning on new Covid restrictions while PM appeals to nation to...

Boris Johnson faces a rebellion from up to 60 of his backbench MPs on Tuesday (December 14) over new Covid restrictions amid warnings the Conservative party is “drifting into authoritarianism”. The prime minister addressed the...

A ‘new age of optimism’ or a budget for ‘bankers on short-haul flights sipping...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the UK economy is entering a “new age of optimism” as he delivered a budget that Labour said only benefitted “bankers on short haul flights sipping champagne”. Sunak said the government’s...

Johnson unites Irish in opposition to his ‘obscene’ Troubles’ murders amnesty on ‘historic day’...

Members of all major political parties on the island of Ireland have united to oppose Boris Johnson’s plans to “draw a line under the Troubles” by ending all prosecutions related to the conflict in...