Getty Images Government plans to override parts of the Brexit deal relating to Northern Ireland have passed their first hurdle in Parliament. By 295 votes to 221, MPs gave initial approval to a controversial bill allowing ministers to scrap parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol. It comes despite warnings, including from former PM Theresa May,
PA/Liam McBurney MPs will vote on Monday on new legislation to give ministers the power to scrap parts of the post-Brexit deal between the UK and the EU. The government wants to change the NI Protocol to make it easier for some goods to flow from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. Ahead of the vote,
PA Media Boris Johnson has said he is “actively thinking” about a third term, amid criticism of his leadership. The prime minister was asked if he would like to serve a full second term in office – to 2028 or 2029. “At the moment I’m thinking actively about the third term and what could happen
Reuters Nothing reeks of panic quite like a resignation letter at 5.35am. Not just any resignation letter. But the party chairman. Until now, at least, utterly loyal to Boris Johnson. Oliver Dowden manages five paragraphs, not one of which endorses him. “We cannot carry on with business as usual,” he writes, “somebody must take responsibility.”
PA Media Downing Street says it is “unlikely” the UK’s Rwanda asylum policy will come up when Boris Johnson meets the Prince of Wales on Friday. The prime minister had said he would defend the scheme if it was raised, but his spokesman later said it would not be at the forefront of his mind.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has defended restoring the triple lock, which could see pensions rise by 10% in line with inflation. It comes as the government warns workers not to expect pay rises to keep pace with increasing costs. Economist and Labour adviser Jim O’Neill said the “constant protection of pensioners” was “ludicrous”. But Mr Sunak
PA Media which is believed to be the plane set to The European Court of Human Rights block on sending asylum seekers to Rwanda could be overturned by ministers under new proposals. The plan, being introduced to Parliament, would allow ministers to ignore the court’s injunctions. It is part of changes to the Human Rights
EPA The rail strike is on. Perhaps you’re reading this in a long queue for the bus. Or packed on to one of the few trains that is running. The RMT trade union reckons the whole thing has been “manufactured” by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. Mr Shapps claims it has been “created by the unions.”
Plans by the UK government to scrap parts of the post-Brexit trade deal it agreed with the EU would be “economic vandalism” on Northern Ireland, the taoiseach (Irish PM) has said. The government wants to change the Northern Ireland Protocol to make it easier for some goods to flow from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.
Getty Images Private companies must “come to the party and help” with rising living costs, Boris Johnson’s new cost of living tsar has said. David Buttress was appointed earlier this week, and his job is to tackle the problems faced by households amid soaring prices in food, fuel and essentials. The Just Eat co-founder told
PA Media The letters exchanged by Boris Johnson’s former ethics adviser Lord Geidt and the prime minister after the peer resigned from his post on Wednesday evening have now been published. Here they are in full. Lord Geidt’s letter of resignation to Boris Johnson Dear Prime Minister, I appeared before the Public Administration and Constitutional
Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser Lord Geidt has resigned after saying there was a “legitimate question” over whether the PM had broken ministerial rules over Partygate. He said he was leaving the role, which he took up in April last year, “with regret”. Lord Geidt did not give a reason for his departure, but in a
Reuters For more than twenty years, successive governments have wrestled, often with limited success, with what to do about people who reach the northern coast of France, dreaming of a future in the UK. From clinging to lorries, to perilous crossings in small boats, home secretaries from David Blunkett to Priti Patel have cast around