What a welcome! Labour activists tell Tory defector Christian Wakeford they want a by-election

What a welcome! Labour activists tell Tory defector Christian Wakeford they want a by-election – and THEY will decide if he can stand Bury South MP Christian Wakeford defected to Labour over the Partygate furore Former opponent and now fellow party member Lucy Burke wants by-election Ms Burke lost to Mr Wakeford by just 402 … Read more

Tony Blair warns the UK is heading for ‘lower league’ status

Tony Blair claims the UK is heading for ‘lower league’ status because Boris Johnson does not have a coherent plan for the long-term future of the nation as he delivers his first speech since backlash over his knighthood Tony Blair said there is a ‘gaping hole’ in Whitehall ‘where new ideas should be’ Ex-PM said … Read more

Rishi Sunak leads furious Cabinet revolt over Operation Red Meat plan to scrap BBC licence fee

Rishi Sunak leads furious Cabinet revolt over Operation Red Meat plan to scrap BBC licence fee: Ministers including Therese Coffey blast Nadine Dorries for announcing end of £159 payment in a weekend tweet The Chancellor is said to have hit out at the speed of the announcement   Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey also voiced unhappiness at … Read more

PM and Rishi Sunak’s energy bills will NOT rise in Downing Street due to ‘cap’

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak will escape soaring energy bills causing misery for millions this spring because of a ‘cap’ on contributions to their grace-and-favour homes. The PM and the Chancellor are only liable for a ‘benefit in kind’ to cover heating and utilities at the official residences in Downing Street where they live rent-free. … Read more

Scottish Tories demand Boris quits over party with leader saying PM’s position is ‘untenable’

Scottish Tories in open revolt as they demand Boris quits over garden party with leader Douglas Ross saying PM’s position is ‘untenable’ PM admitted he attended the No10 garden ‘party’ during lockdown in May 2020  Tory leader north of the border Douglas Ross has called PM’s position ‘untenable’ He was backed by his predecessor and … Read more

Boris Johnson vows to go ‘further and faster’ to take advantage of Brexit opportunities

Boris Johnson vows to go ‘further and faster’ to take advantage of Brexit opportunities in the New Year PM says that ‘the job isn’t finished and we must keep up the momentum’ in 2022 The Trade and Cooperation Agreement came into force on January 1, 2021 Business leaders warn customs controls could exacerbate supply chain crisis … Read more

New warning to Boris Johnson as poll claims he risks losing majority

Boris Johnson was warned last night his party is on course to lose more than 100 seats unless he gets a grip on sleaze. A major poll put Labour six points clear of the Tories as voters express their anger at rows over lobbying and Downing Street parties. A constituency-by-constituency analysis found that five Cabinet … Read more

Christmas cards, a trendy lightbox and a slouchy sofa: Boris shows off Chequers’ comfy-casual side

Festive Zoom calls showing Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie chatting to NHS vaccination ‘heroes’ from the living room of 16th century political Chilterns country pile Chequers have offered a glimpse into how the couple may have influenced the property’s historic decor.  In photos released by Downing Street, the Prime Minister, his wife and their latest … Read more

New Allegra Stratton tapes about Boris Johnson might be in circulation

New Allegra tape headache for Boris: No10 braces for fresh embarrassment amid fears ex-spokeswoman Allegra Stratton was questioned about the PM’s private life in ANOTHER excerpt from Partygate tape that could be screened in days Allegra Stratton’s now-infamous mock press conference was filmed in December last year It forced PM into humiliating Commons apology, led … Read more

Poorer workers ‘could get their state pension EARLIER than the better-off’

Poorer workers could get their state pensions earlier than the better-off, under options being considered by the government. An official review into the retirement age will look at the impact in regions of the country as well as taking into account ‘different characteristics and opportunities’ of workers. Ministers are being urged to put ‘healthy’ life … Read more