Chris Hipkins to be New Zealand's next prime minister

New Zealand’s Education Minister is set to become the island nation’s next prime minister after the surprise resignation of Jacinda Ardern

Revealed: Nadhim Zahawi’s legal threat to The Independent to stop tax revelations

Exclusive: Tory chairman warned he would ‘100% take legal action’ if dispute over tax affairs revealed

Tory Party chairman Nadhim Zahawi made to pay ‘million pound’ fine to taxman

Rishi Sunak under pressure to sack Zahawi from cabinet as Tory MPs say position is ‘unsustainable’

History of controversial comments by deputy Tory chairman who backs death penalty

Ashfield MP Lee Anderson has attracted criticism for comments on everything from food bank use to nuisance tenants

Nadhim Zahawi ‘paid penalty in seven-figure tax dispute settlement’

Fresh questions swirled around former chancellor after reports he paid 30 per cent penalty

Don’t bring Boris Johnson back if you want to win the next election, Tories warned in new poll

The Conservative Party’s prospects at the next general election would be considerably more dire were Boris Johnson to return to the helm, new polling suggests.

Rishi Sunak suggests only ‘idiots’ think he can cut tax in Budget

Prime minister argues pandemic and Russian invasion mean he cannot reduce taxes at present

Police say they are looking into clip of Rishi Sunak not wearing seatbelt

PM ‘fully accepts mistake’ as Lancashire Constabulary says it is ‘aware’ of the clip

Lee Anderson accused of using staff member as ‘politicial football’ in foodbanks row

Tory MP accused of ‘harassing’ his own employee and using her as ‘political football’

Levelling Up funding in your area as Rishi Sunak denies playing favourites

Labour accuses government of ‘Hunger Games-style contest’ for communities to receive funding

Rishi Sunak ‘not embarrassed’ by levelling up money being awarded to his own seat

PM denies funding for to lift up poor communities is being skewed towards affluent south east

Rishi Sunak’s old private school expected to join teachers’ strike

Indicative ballot found 89 per cent of union members were in favour of striking

Labour calls for inquiry into Boris Johnson’s £800,000 line of credit

Former PM ‘may have breached code of conduct’, says opposition

Rishi Sunak faces call for inquiry into Nadhim Zahawi’s tax affairs

Labour says PM should launch inquiry if Tory chair does not ‘come clean’ about taxes

Reaction to Jacinda Ardern resigning as New Zealand leader

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shocked many with her announcement she will leave office next month

Boris Johnson compares Putin to ‘the fat boy in Dickens’

‘He wants to make our flesh creep,’ says Boris Johnson in Davos

Jacinda Ardern to step down as New Zealand prime minister

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she will not contest this year’s general elections

Keir Starmer to invoke Blair as he tells Davos the UK is ‘open for business’

Labour leader to meet bosses of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and BlackRock

Critics slam UK bid for post-Brexit bonfire of EU laws

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is pushing ahead with a contentious plan to remove all remaining European Union laws from Britain’s statute book by the end of the year

Brexit to blame for collapse of Britishvolt, says ex-Tory leader William Hague

‘Part of the damage done by leaving the EU’, says Hague after firm goes into administration

Nurses strike: NHS staff march on No 10 as Starmer hits out at Tories’ ‘lethal chaos’

Nurses set further walkouts for next month alongside ambulance workers

Ex-minister who criticised Brexit trade deal latest Tory MP to step down

Former environment secretary George Eustice wants to pursue ‘final career outside politics’

Rishi Sunak government has inflicted ‘lethal chaos’ on NHS, says Keir Starmer

‘When will he stop the excuses?’ askes Labour leader who highlights ambulance delays

Elon Musk claims he skipped Davos because it ‘sounded boring AF’ – but organisers say he wasn’t even invited

The World Economic Forum says billionaire Elon Musk wasn’t on the guest list for the annual meeting of business executives, global leaders and cultural trend-setters in Davos, Switzerland — despite … Continue Reading →

Boris Johnson ‘wanted to scrap’ British tanks now being sent to Ukraine

Exclusive: Army chiefs had to fight ‘tooth and nail’ to persuade the then-prime minister to keep the Challenger 2 squadron, sources claim

Nurses strike: NHS staff march on No 10 as Starmer hits out at Tories’ ‘lethal chaos’

Prime minister and Labour leader sqaure up for another Commons battle

Rishi Sunak takes Nadhim Zahawi ‘at his word’ over tax affairs

Home Office minister Robert Jenrick said it was a ‘private matter’

Boris Johnson allies plotting against Sunak risk a 1997-style Tory defeat, former Brexit secretary warns

Former Tory minister David Davis says ordinary voters will not support the Conservatives if Boris Johnson and his acolytes ‘actively undermine’ the prime minister in the run up to the … Continue Reading →

Jeremy Hunt mocked over video using coffee cups to explain inflation

Chancellor criticised for failure to mention Brexit or Liz Truss in ‘condescending’ clip

EU lawmakers to vote after scandal suspect makes plea deal

European Union lawmakers are to vote on a candidate to replace a disgraced former parliament vice president suspected of involvement in a major corruption scandal

Jeremy Hunt preparing ‘slim Budget without tax cuts’

Chancellor wants to balance the books, as Liz Truss supporters launch tax-cutting growth group

Tory minister backs efforts to strip rapist David Carrick of his police pension

London mayor Sadiq Khan has said efforts will be made to remove pension

Tory ministers reveal fear conversion therapy ban could ‘criminalise’ parents

The Government will publish a draft Bill detailing its proposed approach to ban conversion practices on the basis of sexuality and gender identity.

Warning of ‘significant disruption’ on mass strike action day in February

Rail, education and civil service unions are among those taking industrial action on February 1

Poorest see the system as ‘rigged’ Penny Mordaunt warns

Many Britons feel things “don’t work” while the poorest see the system as “rigged” against them a cabinet minister has warned in a scathing assessment of the state of the … Continue Reading →

The true impact of strikes in Britain revealed – £6bn and counting

Warning of ‘unsustainable’ hit comes as number of working days lost to strikes hits 30-year high

Ministers compromise on jail for rogue social media bosses to avoid Tory revolt

Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan said the Government’s proposals would cover social media managers who ‘consented or connived’ in ignoring rules.

Brexit is doomed, says Boris Johnson’s favourite paper

‘The project is probably now unsalvageable’, says former PM’s old employer

Brexit has created shortage of 330,000 workers in UK, say economists

System working ‘broadly as Leave advocates promised’, say think tanks’ report

Boris Johnson invited to speak to ‘plotters conference’ after May election results

Exclusive: Organisers hope 1,000 Tory members will attend event

16-year-olds old enough to decide on gender ID change, education secretary suggests

‘I could make decisions for myself at 16’, says Gillian Keegan

UK suffering from ‘catastrophic’ impact of Brexit, says Asda boss

‘Trust me – I can smell it – we have suffered’, says Tory peer Stuart Rose

Children ‘don’t deserve’ disruption of teachers’ strikes, says education secretary

Government wants ‘as many schools as possible’ to stay open during seven days of strikes from 1 February, says Gillian Keegan

Billions lost in tax after HMRC staff shifted to work on Brexit and Covid fraud

Civil servants ‘being moved from one crisis to another’

Rishi Sunak ‘bows to Tory rebels’ to boost online safety for children

Fifty MPs backed a change to the Online Safety Bill that would see tech bosses jailed for failures to protect minors.

UK government to block Scottish gender reform bill

The UK government is to block a controversial Scottish bill designed to make it easier for people to legally change their gender.

Boris Johnson to publish memoir ‘like no other’ after signing book deal

HarperCollins have signed the deal with the former PM

Nicola Sturgeon says it would be ‘outrage’ for Rishi Sunak to block her gender ID law

‘Political’ decision by UK government to thwart Scotland’s bill would be ‘disgraceful’, says SNP leader

Grant Shapps says Labour ‘putting lives at risk’ by opposing anti-strike law

Labour accuses business secretary of ‘pouring petrol on fire’ of current strikes

Deadline nears for Rishi Sunak to decide on Scotland’s gender law

He would become the first Prime Minister to trigger Section 35 if he chooses to stand in the way of the SNP’s gender reforms

Albanian government accuses Tory minister of ‘verbally lynching’ country

Immigration minister Robert Jenrick accused of ‘shameful’ attempt at chasing votes with video clip

Two in three Britons say NHS services are ‘bad’

YouGov poll finds 85% of public think Rishi Sunak government handling health service badly

Brexit: No protocol breakthrough as UK and EU agree to ‘scope’ for solutions

Foreign secretary James Cleverly will speak to his EU Commission counterpart

Declare Iran’s revolutionary guard a terror group after Alireza Akbari’s execution, Labour urges

Party say the group now also poses a growing threat on British soil

Former MP Neil Parish considers standing at next election despite tractor porn scandal

Former Conservative MP Neil Parish said he felt he had ‘unfinished business’ in Westminster after his sudden exit

Keir Starmer sparks Labour left backlash with NHS reform plan

Labour leader urged to promise more money for health service as he delivers ‘reform or die’ message

Boris Johnson embroiled in fresh row over finances amid Tory leadership comeback plan

Labour calls on No 10 to set out former PM’s arrangments, after it emerges he enjoyed £800,000 line of credit backed by wealthy Canadian cousin

Boris Johnson has raked in £2.6m in earnings, donations and gifts in past year

Former PM has accepted record donation and outside earnings total £1.3m in past 12 months

Schools to bring back online lessons and Covid-style classes if teachers strike

Unions warn ‘the stakes have never been higher’ as they prepare to vote on walkouts that could start within weeks

Labour vows to hand ‘weak’ Rishi Sunak first defeat over Online Safety Bill

Exclusive: PM failed to ‘read the room’ over criminal penalities for social media giants, says shadow culture secretary Lucy Powell – as Labour plans to vote with Tory rebels

Keir Starmer says 16 is too young to change gender amid ‘concern’ over Scottish law

It comes as the UK Government considers whether to block a Scottish Bill that would allow people to self-identify as a different gender.

Keir Starmer ridiculed for ‘barmy’ suggestion on internal bleeding

Labour leader’s comments branded ‘irresponsible’ and ‘barmy’

Watch in full as Suella Braverman tells Holocaust survivor she won’t apologise for migrant rhetoric

Home Office asked charity Freedom From Torture to take down edited video show Home Secretary’s response

Former chancellor Nadhim Zahawi ‘pays millions to settle tax row’ after investigation

Tory chair has settled tax row with HMRC afterThe Independent first revealed probe

Keir Starmer vows to slash ‘bureaucratic nonsense’ in NHS

‘If we don’t get real about reform, the NHS will die’, says Labour leader

Boris Johnson had ‘£800,000 line of credit while at No 10’

Distant Canadian cousin said to have guaranteed huge credit facility for former PM

Brexit: Senior Tories back move to give MPs more say over scrapping EU laws

The MPs have joined a cross-party group calling on ministers to declare which Brussels-made rules will be removed from British statute books.

Suella Braverman tells Holocaust survivor she ‘won’t apologise’ for ‘invasion’ comments

‘When I hear you using words against refugees … I am reminded of the language used to dehumanise and justify the murder of my family and millions of others,’ Joan … Continue Reading →

Plot to restore Boris Johnson as prime minister splits warring Tories

Rival camps fall out over the best way to restore Johnson to power but are working ‘to keep the flame alive’

UK sanctions Iran’s prosecutor general over execution of British-Iranian Alireza Akbari

Iran has also summoned the British ambassador to address UK “meddling” amid backlash over Mr Akbari’s death

Rishi Sunak warned of ‘significant’ step-up in coordinated strikes in March

Exclusive: PCS union leader warns of synchronised strikes ahead, as he vows: ‘We’re not going to give up’

‘Can’t be right’ that ministers enjoy looser rules on financial interests, says standards chief

Kathryn Stone urges ‘equality’ in accountability with end to loophole used by Boris Johnson and Priti Patel

Jess Phillips reveals she heard MPs say ‘loads of women make up sexual violence cases for money’

Exclusive: Jess Phillips ‘stunned’ by findings that less than a third of male MPs claimed to have witnessed sexism in Westminster

Keir Starmer warns PM that Boris Johnson may lead opposition to any deal on NI protocol

The Labour leader told Rishi Sunak that his party will provide the ‘political cover’ he may require to reach a compromise with Brussels

Rishi Sunak ‘concerned’ about impact of Scotland’s new gender identification laws

The Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill was passed by MSPs in December

Social media bosses could face jail if they breach child safety laws

Labour’s backing of a Tory amendment to the Online Safety Bill means they potentially have the numbers to defeat Rishi Sunak’s government

Rishi Sunak must defy Tory ‘Brexit purity cult’ to get protocol deal, says Starmer

Labour leader offers ‘political cover’ – as he urges PM to stand up to MPs in European Research Group

Boris Johnson declares £1m donation from former Brexit Party bankroller

Former prime minister also declared huge sums from post-No 10 public speaking gigs

Over-50s could get tax breaks to encourage them to back into work

Ministers also discussing shake-up of benefits system

Britons to spend average of £10,000 on energy bills during this parliament

Exclusive: Labour vows to end ‘sticking plaster’ energy policies, as analysis shows crippling costs of bills expected up to 2024

Tory rebels want social media bosses jailed if they fail to protect children

Labour’s backing of a Tory amendment to the Online Safety Bill means they potentially have the numbers to defeat Rishi Sunak’s Government.

Andrew Bridgen vows to ‘continue to ask questions’ about vaccines after Tory suspension

MP says his tweet was ‘in no way antisemitic’ – but says sorry for ‘any offence caused’

Sadiq Khan condemns Brexit damage ‘denial’ and calls for debate on rejoining single market

London mayor wants greater alignment, putting him at odds with Keir Starmer

Boris Johnson staff ‘had sex at No 10 lockdown party’

One couple said to have emerged from dark room ‘flustered’ at party on eve of Philip’s funeral

Boris Johnson’s Partygate quip is ‘final nail in his comeback coffin’, say Tory MPs

Tory MPs said the former prime minister’s alleged remarks make it more likely that he will be found to have misled parliament at the Partygate inquiry

MP Andrew Bridgen ‘bombarded’ cabinet ministers with anti-vax messages

Exclusive: Mr Bridgen said he had been messaging government ministers following his Covid tweet

Law proposed to appoint anti-slavery watchdog after Suella Braverman leaves post vacant

Exclusive: Call for parliament to ‘take matters into its own hands’ as government plans to restrict support

UK Conservatives suspend lawmaker for vaccine misinformation

Britain’s governing Conservative Party has suspended a lawmaker who spread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines

Boris Johnson’s biggest scandals: From unlawfully closing parliament to Covid lockdown fine

The former PM was arguably the architect of his own downfall

Anti-strike legislation ‘extraordinary waste of time’, says ex-Tory health secretary

Exclusive: Ministers should be focused on ending strikes rather than ‘removing right of NHS staff to withdraw their labour’, says Stephen Dorrell

Rishi Sunak admits he has used private healthcare

PM says he used ‘independent’ health care as he clashes with Labour leader in Commons

Conservative MP stripped of party whip after he linked Covid vaccine to Holocaust

A Conservative MP has been stripped of the party whip after he compared the rollout of Covid vaccinations to the Holocaust.

PMQs – live: Starmer accuses Tories of going from ‘clapping nurses to sacking them’

Two party leaders face off against backdrop of industrial action by public sector workers

NHS: 14 Health unions to boycott pay review until strikes dispute resolved

Unions demand direct pay talks with Rishi Sunak’s ministers

Far-right shadow looming over Swedish EU presidency

There are concerns in the European Union that Sweden’s ambitions for its presidency of the Council of the European Union won’t materialize into concrete progress

UK, EU inch closer to deal over N. Ireland Brexit trade spat

The U.K. and the European Union are inching closer to settling a post-Brexit trade dispute that has brought economic headaches and political turmoil to Northern Ireland

Steve Barclay tells public to behave with ‘common sense’ during NHS ambulance strike

Health secretary says people can still call 999, as he reveals he does not use private healthcare

Partygate: Boris Johnson joked No 10 party was ‘most unsocially distanced in UK’

Couples ‘getting it on’ at Downing Street party on eve of Philip’s funeral among new claims

Labour to demand Commons vote on ending school tax breaks

Keir Starmer’s party wants government to investigate reform of tax benefits

Cleverly to meet Stormont party leaders after mini-deal on Brexit raises fresh powersharing hopes

Northern Irish politicians warned voters want them ‘back at work’

Grant Shapps accused of ‘outrageous slur’ over claim ambulance strike puts lives at risk

Business secretary clashes with union chiefs as he sets out plan for anti-strike legislation

Labour promises ‘laser-like’ focus on Kosovo and Serbia in foreign policy charm offensive

Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy has travelled to Kosovo and Serbia recently to try and help defuse tensions in the region

Rishi Sunak accused of ‘extravagance’ after taking private jet to Leeds for NHS visit

Labour urges PM to explain how much was ‘wasted’ on taking jet for ‘photo op’

‘Come clean’: Labour activists urge party MPs to return donations from mystery firm

Exclusive: Momentum calls on three senior MPs to hand back money – and demands Keir Starmer commits to anti-sleaze measures

Westminster donations: The MPs given £250,000 for campaigns and causes

Party leaders Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak among MPs topping list

Keir Starmer accepted thousands from Just Stop Oil and XR donor

Renewables guru Dale Vince funded activists condemned by Labour leader as ‘wrong’

Steve Barclay considers plan to backdate next year’s NHS pay deal

Hopes of breakthrough rise as health secretary looks at proposals to top up pay

MPs urged to vote against ‘sack key workers’ strikes bill

The Government is pressing ahead with plans to ensure minimum levels of service during strikes

Brexit: Protocol breakthrough as data-sharing deal agreed

Agreement hailed as ‘positive step’ in ongoing talks over Northern Ireland Protocol

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen suspended from Commons for five days over lobbying

The suspension of the North West Leicestershire MP was agreed in the Commons unopposed

Fishnets and Tinder: Women MPs reveal toxic sexism in Westminster

As research highlights the shocking ‘exclusionary’ culture in parliament, female MPs tell Maya Oppenheim their stories

Former Tory minister quits ‘self obsessed’ Conservative party and praises Keir Starmer’s Labour

‘Self-obsessed’ ruling party can’t take Britain into a green future, says May-era minister

Major donors call on Rishi Sunak to reform political funding system

Tory donor Alexander Temerko says ‘corrections’ are needed

Westminster accounts: Which MPs earned the most from donations and second jobs?

Theresa May rakes in £2.8m since 2019, figures show, with MPs earning £17m in total from second jobs

NHS staff have to work harder to ‘justify’ more pay, Steve Barclay tells furious unions

Talks described as ‘an insult’ and ‘bitterly disappointing’ in blow to hopes of avoiding strikes

Rishi Sunak warns MPs will have to justify donations amid new revelations

Rishi Sunak has warned MPs will have to “justify” their political donations to their constituents following the latest round of revelations.

Wealthy Britons should pay fees to use NHS, suggests Tory peer Ken Clarke

‘Better-off patients’ could be asked to make ‘modest contribution’, says former chancellor

Tory procurement bill will legalise VIP lane with ‘cronies’ charter’, says Labour

£3.7bn-worth of contracts has gone to Tory contacts since start of Covid, says opposition

One in three Tory voters lose faith in Brexit, poll finds

Survey finds 33% of Conservatives believe costs outweighing benefits

Rishi Sunak ‘considers one-off payment for NHS staff to end strikes’

Ministers said to be looking at hardship payment, as health secretary meets union bosses

Czech ex-Premier Babis acquitted in EU funds fraud case

A Prague court has acquitted former Prime Minister Andrej Babis of fraud charges in a $2 million case involving European Union subsidies

Rishi Sunak sparks ‘chink of optimism’ over NHS pay ahead of showdown talks

Union leaders express cautious ‘hope’ ahead of discussions with health secretary Steve Barclay

Single-use plastic plates and cutlery to be banned in England, government reveals

Move will ‘stop pollution of billions of pieces of plastic’, says environment secretary Therese Coffey

Keir Starmer denies changing Brexit stance to appeal to Leave voters

Vote to quit EU was ‘powerful emotional case for change’, says Labour leader

MPs make £17.1m from outside jobs since 2019 – with Tory MPs earning £15.4m

Labour leader Keir Starmer says he wants ‘stricter’ rules on second jobs

Rishi Sunak refuses to accept NHS in crisis and won’t say if he uses private GP

Sunak urged to ‘come clean’ on use of private GP – as PM says he wants ‘two-way conversation’ with unions on next year’s pay process

Brexit: Rise in Britons renouncing UK citizenship since vote to leave EU

There was a 30 per cent rise in people handing over their British passports in 2021

Rishi Sunak warned waiting list pledge will fail without NHS pay rise as he calls for ‘radical’ action

Head of Royal College of Nursing union invites PM to work a 14-hour shift on an emergency ward

Sunak ‘considered banning thousands of key workers from joining union’

Union boss hits out at ‘biggest attack on workers’ rights and freedoms’ for generations

Boycott threatened against Suella Braverman’s plans to X-ray vulnerable child refugees

Exclusive: Radiographer chief warns system already ‘at breaking point’ without additional pressure

‘Compounded trauma’: Ministers urged to introduce paid miscarriage leave for parents

One woman who suffered a miscarriage described how she didn’t have any time to process it ‘because it all went so quickly’

Rishi Sunak and 15 ministers at risk of losing seat at general election, new poll predicts

Exclusive: Polling data shows almost entire cabinet face defeat in 2024

Boris Johnson ‘admitted race issues are difficult for him’, chair of racism probe claims

Lord Sewell made claim about former PM, once investigated by his own party for saying burqa wearers look ‘like letterboxes’

Rishi Sunak calls crunch talks with health leaders to fix NHS crisis

Prime minister calls meeting at No 10 ahead of junior doctors’ strike ballot

‘Don’t look back in anger’: German minister quotes Oasis on Brexit row

Foreign secretary James Cleverly says protocol talks moving ‘pretty fast’ after meeting German counterpart

Dominic Raab accused of treating crime victims as ‘afterthought’ as justice system ‘crumbles’

Exclusive: ‘Rachel is a rape survivor who says her experience as a victim in the justice system was worse than the rape and attempt on her life,’ letter to Mr … Continue Reading →

Government reveals plan to restrict strikes across NHS, rail and schools

Unions vow to ‘fiercely resist’ move to enforce minimum coverage in six key sectors

Keir Starmer pledges to repeal any new anti-strike law as unions vow legal action

Rishi Sunak set to bring forward legislation allowing employers to sack striking workers, reports say

Rishi Sunak ditches plan to privatise Channel 4, government confirms

Culture secretary Michelle Donelan hails ‘British success story’ as U-turn announced

Keir Starmer promises ‘take back control’ bill as Labour embraces Brexit slogan

Labour leader vows to turn Vote Leave message ‘from slogan into solution’

‘Like a Dalek’: Keir Starmer hit by sound issues in first major speech of the year

Fault lay with broadcast pool, as opposed to Labour, party says

Keir Starmer to promise ‘decade of national renewal’ in first speech of 2023

Sir Keir Starmer will pledge to ‘give people a sense of possibility again, show light at the end of the tunnel’.

Rishi Sunak to offer fast-track public sector pay talks in bid to end strikes deadlock

As PM’s priorities, including on schools, leave him accused of ‘setting himself a ridiculously easy exam’

Mick Lynch challenged over his Brexit support by James O’Brien

Plan to rip up workers’ rights ‘direct consequence of Brexit you supported’, LBC host tells union chief

UK's Sunak vows to halve inflation, tackle illegal migration

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, in his first major speech of 2023, has pledged to halve inflation, grow the U.K. economy and stop illegal immigration

Rishi Sunak vows to halve inflation and ‘stop migrant boats’ before 2024 election

PM promises to deliver on five major ‘people’s priorities’ – including NHS waiting lists

What are the five promises Rishi Sunak made in his speech?

PM vows to halve inflation, cut waiting lists and halt migrant boats among other priorities

Palestinian rights lawyer says deportation won't stop him

Palestinian lawyer and activist Salah Hammouri is vowing to keep fighting for the rights of the Palestinian people despite his deportation to France following Israel’s claim that he has ties … Continue Reading →

Outrage as Qatar pays for Wales first minister’s ‘lavish’ five-star hotel stay

The first minister, economy minister and their officials were put up in the Ritz-Carlton Doha during a trip to the World Cup

New anti-strike laws won’t end well for Rishi Sunak

PM to deliver first major address of 2023 amid strikes, NHS chaos and cost of living crisis

Channel 4 privatisation shouldn’t go ahead, culture secretary tells Rishi Sunak

‘Better ways to ensure C4’s sustainability’, says Michelle Donelan in letter to PM

New anti-strike laws won’t end well for Rishi Sunak

First major speech by PM will put forward plans for health, education and industrial action

Labour extends lead over Tories to 20 points in first poll of 2023

Latest survey finds Sunak still leads Starmer on economic competence

Brexit: disaster relief charity hired to help drivers stuck at Dover

Post-Brexit problems have seen major standstills in the roads leading up to UK’s busiest port

Border Force strikes could be extended to Port of Dover within weeks

‘Extraordinary disruption’ ahead unless government negotiates, union boss has warned

‘Fear not’: Matt Hancock closes his app and urges fans to follow him on TikTok

The former health secretary and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2022 contestant launched the ‘Matt Hancock MP’ app in 2018

Rishi Sunak to make maths compulsory for pupils until age 18

Not preparing pupils for jobs of the future would be ‘letting our children down’, PM to say

Fury as Rishi Sunak claims NHS ‘has funding it needs’ to tackle crisis

PM accused of insult to ‘all those suffering in hospital corridors or in the back of ambulances’

Rishi Sunak pledges more military support for Ukraine as PM condemns ‘abhorrent’ drone attacks

Zelensky hails agreement to ‘intensify’ UK support, as he warns of ‘prolonged’ attack by Russia’s drones

‘God help us’ if Boris Johnson returns, David Davis warns ‘obsessed’ Tory backers

Tories ‘would not return to government’ if they change leader before 2024 election, says senior MP

China arrivals banned from England without negative Covid test from 5 January, No 10 confirms

Government promises to set out full details of new rules for travellers from China and Hong Kong

Sunak ‘confident’ NHS has the funding to cope as government urged to act over crisis

Rishi Sunak is “confident” the NHS has the funding it needs despite the current chaos in the health service.

Covid-positive China arrivals won’t need to isolate, minister confirms

Voluntary tests being done to ‘collect info Chinese government is not sharing’, says Mark Harper

MPs wear stab vests to meet constituents over safety fears

Politicians share frustrations with security arrangements following murder of Sir David Amess

Mick Lynch accuses Tory minister of lying about move to ‘torpedo’ rail strike talks

Transport secretary Mark Harper denies RMT claim he blocked deal before Christmas

Cost of living payments for 2023 will leave families ‘worse off’, say campaigners

£900 support won’t be enough, says End Fuel Poverty Coalition as government sets out payment schedule

Brexit mistakes made by all sides, says Irish prime minister – who concedes protocol ‘too strict’

‘Perhaps it was little bit too strict,’ says Leo Varadkar of Brexit arrangements as hopes rise of UK-EU breakthrough

Labour MP shares list of 20 alleged ‘sex pests’ on WhatsApp

‘Am I not meant to warn others?’, says backbencher who deleted message

‘Radio silence’ from government on ending strikes, says RMT’s Mick Lynch

Rishi Sunak warned that ‘tinkering’ with legislation won’t stop strikes in 2023

Tactical voting could see big Tory losses at 2023 local elections, says polling guru

Conservative losses may be ‘worse than you might expect’, says Prof John Curtice

Rishi Sunak ‘shelves Liz Truss’s free childcare reforms’

PM told he would be ‘daft’ not pursue reforms which could ‘detoxify the Tory brand’

Failure to support long Covid sufferers could add billions to benefits bill, Rishi Sunak warned

Exclusive: Labour says worklessness due to people suffering from the virus long-term could be costing £3bn a year

Sexually explicit graffiti in men’s toilet among incidents of vandalism in House of Commons

Vandal also scratched the name ‘Dave’ into the stonework of a corridor in the House of Lords in 2022, an FOI has revealed

MP proposes bill to force government to comply with ministerial code

Proposed law would put bill on statutory footing to ‘take it out of a political arena’

Third of Britons think government has done ‘nothing’ well since 2019, poll shows

Polling indicates rising distrust as cost of living concerns wipe out success of ‘red meat’ policies

Brexit poll: Two-thirds of Britons now support future referendum on rejoining the EU

Exclusive: Results suggest Leave voters disillusioned with the “taking back of control they were promised’

Covid tests for arrivals from China defended by Tory health committee chairman

Tory MP Steve Brine said the measures were only necessary because Chinese authorities would not share data with other countries.

Brexit regret: Why the ‘undeniable disaster’ finally hit home with the British public in 2022

Public opinion shifted against Brexit after a deluge of daming evidence on economic costs. Adam Forrest takes a look at what changed

Labour takes huge lead over the Tories in new poll after chaotic 2022

Voters downbeat about government’s ability to manage economy and ease cost of living crisis

Rishi Sunak challenged to go vegan for a month in exchange for £1m charity donation

Exclusive: Prime minister offered hefty sum for cause of his choice to give up meat and dairy for January for the planet

German leader focuses on energy, Ukraine in new year message

Chancellor Olaf Scholz is celebrating Germany’s progress in freeing itself from reliance on Russian gas, urging people to keep saving energy in the new year and vowing to keep up … Continue Reading →

MPs and officials who caused trouble for Boris Johnson given knighthoods

Tory MP Julian Lewis and standards committee chair Chris Bryant are among those with gongs

Treasury chief Tom Scholar sacked by Liz Truss ahead of disaster Budget gets top honour

Sir Tom Scholar is awarded a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Lula ‘surprised by delayed call from Sunak’ in run up to Brazilian president’s inauguration

Lula is said to have spoken to Joe Biden, Olaf Schulz and Emmanuel Macron long before the UK prime minister

Tony Blair was told to meet Orange Order to ‘influence’ Protestant voters

Declassified records also reveal John Major was worried loyalists would walk away from ceasefire in 1996

End UK’s non-dom tax status, new TUC boss tells Rishi Sunak

Exclusive: Paul Nowak condemns tax rules and hails Labour’s ‘credible programme for government’