Tony Blair warns the UK is heading for ‘lower league’ status

Tony Blair claims the UK is heading for ‘lower league’ status because Boris Johnson does not have a coherent plan for the long-term future of the nation as he delivers his first speech since backlash over his knighthood Tony Blair said there is a ‘gaping hole’ in Whitehall ‘where new ideas should be’ Ex-PM said … Read more

European Commission threatens to block Britain’s attempts to reform the Human Rights Act

European Commission threatens to block Britain’s attempts to reform the Human Rights Act by threatening to rip-up key part of the Brexit deal Dominic Raab wants Bill of Rights to stop foreign criminals avoiding deportation British rulings would also take precedence over those from European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg But European Commission warned … Read more

Nigel Farage is giving ‘serious thought’ to political return

Nigel Farage confirms he is giving ‘serious thought’ to a return to frontline British politics after being approached by ‘several high-ranking donors’ as he accuses Boris Johnson of failing to ‘get a grip’ on migrant Channel crossings Nigel Farage has confirmed he is mulling a return to frontline British politics Ex-UKIP and Brexit Party leader … Read more

Parents are poaching nannies with £70,000 salaries and luxury cars, nanny agency founder reveals

Wealthy families are so desperate to secure super nannies that they are resorting to ‘dirty tactics’ and offering eye-watering salaries, a nanny agency founder has revealed.  Lucy Challenger, the founder of upmarket London nanny agency Polo and Tweed, told the Sunday Telegraph that a current shortage of nannies and au pairs post Brexit has seen … Read more

Emmanuel Macron accuses Boris Johnson of ‘dragging out’ post-Brexit fishing row

Emmanuel Macron accuses Boris Johnson of ‘dragging out’ post-Brexit fishing row to divert attention from domestic woes Macron told aides PM is trying to ‘entrap’ the EU ‘in a Franco-British problem’ Details of the rant emerged as talks in Paris yesterday failed to resolve the issue France threatening sanctions over accusations Britain is withholding licences … Read more

Boris Johnson warns UK will do ‘whatever is necessary’ to protect its fleet amid row with France

Boris Johnson tonight demanded that Emmanuel Macron rein in his ministers stoking tensions over fishing rights – and warned that the UK ‘stands ready’ to respond if Paris escalates the situation. The PM fired a shot across Mr Macron’s bows ahead of a meeting between the pair on Sunday – despite insisting that the cross-Channel … Read more

Lord Frost rejects talk of compromise with the EU over Northern Ireland

Lord Frost rejects talk of compromise with the EU over Northern Ireland saying European Court of Justice MUST be removed from post-Brexit trade dispute role – and says Brussels’ offer to axe 80% of goods checks does not go far enough Told MPs Government would not accept a role for the European Court of Justice  … Read more

Boris Johnson ‘prepared to cave in to EU’ over role of European judges in Northern Ireland

Boris Johnson ‘prepared to cave in to EU’ over role of European judges in Northern Ireland: PM willing to water down demand for European court’s Brexit role to be axed to secure breakthrough on border rules PM has demanded end of arbitration role of the European Court of Justice   Has argued that one side’s internal … Read more

Brexit Minister Lord Frost will call for an end to the ‘sausage war’ with the EU

Brexit Minister Lord Frost will call for an end to the ‘sausage war’ with the EU by making a ‘significant change’ to the Northern Ireland Protocol this week Lord Frost to call for a ‘significant change’ to the Northern Ireland Protocol The protocol keeps the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic open Commission to effectively overturn … Read more

France accuses Britain of using post-Brexit rules to ‘take French fishing hostage’

France has accused Britain of using its post-Brexit rules to ‘take French fishing hostage’ and threatened ‘retaliatory action’ for denying licences to its fishermen. Emmanuel Macron‘s hard-left maritime minister, Annick Girardin, railed against London for granting licences to just 12 of the 47 EU small vessels which applied to cast their nets in British waters.  … Read more

Foreign Office denies claims Joe Biden floated Barack Obama becoming US ambassador to the UK

Foreign Office denies claims Joe Biden floated Barack Obama becoming US ambassador to the UK Foreign Office denied Biden’s team floated Barack Obama as US ambassador Claims surfaced amid speculation over delay in appointing new representative Long-standing tensions between Boris Johnson and Barack Obama over Brexit  By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline Published: 11:31 … Read more