Covid UK: Tory MPs pressurise Boris Johnson to speed up lockdown ease

Boris Johnson is facing fresh Tory pressure to bring forward his lockdown timetable as deaths continue to plunge. The first phase of the relaxation plan is coming into effect today, with pupils returning to classrooms and one-on-one social meetings allowed outdoors. However, despite the surging vaccine rollout and deaths continuing to plummet the PM has … Read more

Sky News political editor Beth Rigby is back on air after being suspended

Sky News political editor Beth Rigby is back on air after being suspended over Kay Burley’s Covid rule-breaching 60th birthday bash Beth Rigby broke lockdown rules to attend Kay Burley’s 60th birthday party She agreed to take three months off air and said it was ‘wrong’ of her to attend The Political Editor returned to Sky … Read more

Boris Johnson states admiration for the Queen after Harry and Meghan interview

Boris Johnson flatly refused to take sides in the row over the extraordinary Harry and Meghan row today as Downing Street insisted he has not even watched the bombshell interview – while Labour demanded a Palace probe into claims of racism. The PM batted away questions about his views on the dramatic intervention by the Duke … Read more

Boris Johnson ‘plans to promote more women in reshuffle’

Boris Johnson ‘plans to promote more women in reshuffle’ as allies say he WON’T be taking paternity leave following birth of son Wilfred Downing Street says the PM is planning to promote more women in reshuffles Boris Johnson views himself as a feminist and wants to boost representation But the premier won’t be taking paternity … Read more

Boris Johnson refuses to say who IS paying for Carrie Symonds’ £200,000 Downing Street flat refurb

Boris Johnson refuses to say just who IS paying for Carrie Symonds’ £200,000 renovation of their Downing Street flat after denying claims that Tory coffers were raided to fund the lavish project PM forced on the defensive over where the cash for the project came from The Daily Mail on Saturday told Conservative Party funds … Read more

Boris Johnson refuses to say who IS paying for Carrie Symonds’ £200,000 Downing Street flat refurb

Boris Johnson refuses to say just who IS paying for Carrie Symonds’ £200,000 renovation of their Downing Street flat after denying claims that Tory coffers were raided to fund the lavish project PM forced on the defensive over where the cash for the project came from The Daily Mail on Saturday told Conservative Party funds … Read more

Matt Hancock ducks out of facing MPs’ fury over a proposed 1% pay rise for nurses

Matt Hancock facing the fury of MPs over a proposed 1 per cent pay rise for nurses today by sending his deputy to the Commons instead. Labour demanded the Health Secretary answer an urgent question over the Department of Health’s recommendation to an independent pay review body last week. The offer, which amounts to a … Read more

Boris Johnson refuses to rule out Covid bonus for NHS staff amid fury over a 1 per cent pay offer

Boris Johnson refuses to rule out following Scotland’s example and giving NHS staff a Covid bonus amid fury over a 1 per cent pay rise offer – as it is revealed three-quarters of those who would receive the real-terms pay cut are women By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 14:33 GMT, 8 March … Read more

Boris Johnson stays silent on bombshell Harry and Meghan interview

Boris Johnson has not watched the bombshell Harry and Meghan interview, Downing Street insisted today – as Labour demanded a Palace probe into claims of racism. The PM’s spokesman batted away questions about his views on the dramatic intervention by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at a briefing with journalists. Pressed repeatedly on the … Read more

Joe Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry jets into London for talks

Is the Special Relationship warming up again? Joe Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry jets into London for talks with Boris Johnson ahead of November climate change summit US climate envoy John Kerry was in London today for talks with Boris Johnson Meeting comes ahead of UK hosting the Cop26 summit in Glasgow in November Biden … Read more