JOHN HUMPHRYS: Sorry Boris, your vision of the future is out of date

Boris Johnson might as well have made this week’s announcement about the go-ahead for a £106 billion high-speed rail link wearing a silk cravat and a frock coat. Here was a prime minister making grandiose promises to transform this nation through steel, just as his Victorian predecessors — Peel, Disraeli, Gladstone —had thrilled to iron. … Read more

EU migrants will have to earn at least £23,000 before they are allowed into Britain

EU migrants will have to earn at least £23,000 before they are allowed into Britain, as Boris Johnson pledges to end reliance on cheap, unskilled labour with new Australian-style points-based immigration system EU migrants will be expected to earn 70 points across a series of categories  All migrants, EU or otherwise, will be required to … Read more

Boris Johnson faces parliamentary probe over £15,000 luxury New Year holiday in the Caribbean

Boris Johnson faces parliamentary probe over £15,000 luxury New Year holiday in the Caribbean and could be forced to repay the money and make a public apology Prime Minister declared £15,000 ‘benefit’ for luxury New Year stay in Mustique Under parliamentary rules, MPs must identify people who give financial favours Mr Johnson named businessman David … Read more

Mark Carney says Boris Johnson’s election win has helped UK economy ‘rebound’

Mark Carney says Boris Johnson’s general election win has prompted a ‘rebound in business confidence’ in Britain and admits Brexit could boost the UK economy Mark Carney will step down as the governor of the Bank of England next month  He has been long time critic of Brexit but suggested it could have silver lining … Read more

STEPHEN GLOVER: Dominic Cummings is dangerous and not a Tory at all

After Thursday’s Cabinet bloodbath, and the unexpected resignation of the Chancellor, I have a slight sense of foreboding. This Government is more tempestuous and unstable than I’d like it to be. There’s no denying that in the past few weeks Boris Johnson has shown himself admirably – and, to me, somewhat unexpectedly – decisive on … Read more

House prices see ‘Boris bounce’, but agents call for ‘realistic’ sellers

House prices have risen across the country for the first time in 18 months amid a surge in confidence among buyers and sellers following the Tory election triumph. There has been ‘a noticeable pick-up’ in the housing market since Boris Johnson defeated Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn in December, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said. But … Read more