DOMINIC LAWSON: From rugby to the vaccine, the French can’t resist putting the boot in to Britain 

Well, it would have to be a French referee, wouldn’t it? English rugby supporters are still raging about a decision by Pascal Gauzere in the match between us and the Welsh on Saturday, when he instructed the England captain Owen Farrell to tell his team to ‘change your behaviour’. While Farrell gathered them around to … Read more

DOMINIC LAWSON: From rugby to the vaccine, the French can’t resist putting the boot in to Britain 

Well, it would have to be a French referee, wouldn’t it? English rugby supporters are still raging about a decision by Pascal Gauzere in the match between us and the Welsh on Saturday, when he instructed the England captain Owen Farrell to tell his team to ‘change your behaviour’. While Farrell gathered them around to … Read more

Key Boris aide launches vicious attack on ‘incapable’ civil service

Key Boris aide Baroness Finn launches vicious attack on ‘incapable’ civil service saying it is risk-averse and obsessed with the ‘metropolitan bubble’ Baroness Finn key aide to Boris Johnson and Downing Street deputy chief of staff Said there is ‘lack of capability in the civil service to deliver successful projects’ Her comments prompted an immediate … Read more

Former French ambassador Sylvie Bermann brands Boris Johnson an ‘inveterate liar’

Former French ambassador Sylvie Bermann brands Boris Johnson an ‘inveterate liar’ and slates Brexiteers for demanding gratitude for the ‘myth’ that Britain liberated Europe in the Second World War Sylvie Bermann said Mr Johnson is a man who uses ‘lies to embellish reality’ She also took aim at hardline eurosceptics in a new book, Goodbye … Read more

Amber Rudd claims pro Europeans are no longer welcome in the Tory Party

‘No room for pro-Europeans in Tory party’: Would-be MPs need to show show ‘real Brexit enthusiasm’ to stand a chance of getting selected, says Amber Rudd Former Home Secretary Amber Rudd claims she was forced out of the Tory Party She said new Conservative candidates had to show ‘real Brexit enthusiasm’  As a result she … Read more

Bank of England chief warns the EU against ‘serious escalation’ of post-Brexit row over City firms

Bank of England chief Andrew Bailey warns the EU against ‘serious escalation’ of post-Brexit row over City firms, warning that its attempts to force them to relocate in the eurozone would be of ‘dubious legality’ Andrew Bailey faced MPs on the Treasury Committee this afternoon Europe’s top banks asked to justify why they should be … Read more

Firefighter says he was sacked from FBU role due to pro-Brexit views

A former Fire Brigade Union (FBU) leader was victim of an ‘appalling witch-hunt’ that saw him sacked from his role months after he was told to ‘be aware’ his boss would ‘come’ for him over his support for Brexit, a tribunal has heard. Paul Embery was accused of undermining the union during a speech alongside … Read more

German and Belgian ales vanish from UK shelves amid supply chaos as a result of Brexit

Beer importers are seeing shortages of specialist brews from Germany and Belgium as a result of Brexit red tape and Covid-19. The company ‘Beers of Europe’, which claims to operate the biggest beer shop in Britain as well as offering online sales, has issued a warning about the problem to customers. British craft brewers have seized … Read more

No10 says Carrie Symonds is ‘on maternity leave’ and NOT ‘interfering’

Downing Street today denied that Carrie Symonds is ‘interfering’ in Boris Johnson’s government insisting that she is focused on raising their young son and has already started her new job. The PM’s spokeswoman said the idea that Ms Symonds is meddling was ‘incorrect’ despite mounting criticism over her power within No10. She initially said that … Read more

ANDREW PIERCE: Beset Boris makes peace with a rebel 

As turf wars rage among the staff at No. 10, a battle- weary Boris Johnson has sued for peace with one of Parliament’s most senior MPs. In July the PM removed the Tory whip from Julian Lewis in an act of revenge, after the rebellious member for New Forest East stood against Johnson’s preferred candidate, … Read more