Opinion

Sir Keir Starmer has pledged to resign if he's fined by Durham police for beers and curry - a stance being covered as a 'high-stakes-high-reward gamble'. The Labour leader is framed as trying to draw a clear distinction between himself and Boris Johnson, who faces more fines for more lockdown breaches - and eventually the full publication of Sue...

Rogue Johnson prorogues after curtailing freedoms under veil of sleaze

A raft of legislation curtailing the rights of UK citizens sailed through parliament last week on the will of a rogue with barely a murmur from a compliant media that chose instead to focus on the wave of salacious...

Williamson gets knighthood thanks to his ‘black book’ of dark secrets

The twice sacked and often mocked ‘stupid boy’ of the Tory party, Gavin Williamson is getting a knighthood. Why? Because. Priorities, innit. No matter war in Ukraine, the pandemic, the cost...

Johnson gaslights country at conference; Patel can’t lock up the weather

Boris Johnson delivers his first conference speech as an election winning prime minister on the very same day his government has chosen to make 5.5 million people poorer by...

Raab clings on after revelations foreign secretary ‘nobbled’ PM to stay on his luxury...

Dominic Raab’s tenure as foreign secretary is under increasing threat after it emerged he “nobbled” the prime minister into letting him stay in Crete despite being told by advisors...

As temperatures soar, the heat rises for a PM in splendid isolation

For the first time in its 167 year history, the Met Office issued an “amber extreme heat warning” for parts of the UK with the sweltering temperatures set to peak on Thursday at over...

Seismic defeat for Johnson leaves reporter eating his own hat

The very latest in a saga-length series of tumultuous weeks for Boris Johnson has been capped with a typically braggadocios vow to “rocket boost” his manifesto promises after a humiliating by-election defeat. For the first...

Freedom Day brings déjà vu thanks to UK’s ‘joke’ border policy

Britain’s biggest step out of lockdown has arrived with a massive dash of déjà-vu as hugs, holidays and indoor pints and meals returned with the reopening of hospitality amid warnings the country might be...

Angela Rayner fights back to ‘reconnect with voters’

Angela Rayner has come out fighting following a turbulent 24 hours in which she was scapegoated for Labour’s disastrous Super Thursday results and sacked as chair of the party by Sir Keir Starmer, who...

Cummings is ‘sitting on plenty more ammunition’ in war with PM

Dominic Cummings has broken his silence about his days at Downing Street with a devastating critique about the prime minister’s ”possibly illegal” behaviour in Number 10. Among the astonishing claims made by Boris Johnson’s ex-chief...