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Government chief legal officer resigns over PM’s Brexit plans

Government’s law officer for Scotland Lord Keen resigns over Boris Johnson’s plans to tear up parts of the Brexit divorce deal Lord Keen of Elie serves as the Government’s Advocate General for Scotland  He offered his resignation to Boris Johnson this morning over PM’s Brexit plans Downing Street announced this afternoon Lord Keen had left … Read more Government chief legal officer resigns over PM’s Brexit plans

Government chief legal officer ‘offers resignation’ over PM’s Brexit plans

Government’s law officer for Scotland Lord Keen ‘resigns’ over Boris Johnson’s plans to tear up parts of the Brexit divorce deal Lord Keen of Elie serves as the Government’s Advocate General for Scotland  Reports claim he offered his resignation to Boris Johnson over PM’s Brexit plans It comes after he clashed with Northern Ireland Secretary … Read more Government chief legal officer ‘offers resignation’ over PM’s Brexit plans

Dominic Cummings’ message to the generals? Top aide flashes letter about military tech

Dominic Cummings sent a less than subtle message to Britain’s generals to accept new technology this morning over his modernisation drive that could revolutionise the Armed Forces. Boris Johnson‘s famously unkempt top aide is currently overseeing a defence spending review that could make sweeping modernisations, including a greater use of drones and increased focus on … Read more Dominic Cummings’ message to the generals? Top aide flashes letter about military tech

CRAIG BROWN says Hugo should be Foreign Secretary… he’s been to St Barts

May 13, 2010 The call from Downing Street comes as we are choosing new curtains for the country house at this darling little shop in the darkest reaches of Belgravia. David C. asks Hugo if he wouldn’t mind being Minister of State in Northern Ireland ‘Northern Ireland …’ replies Hugo. ‘Remind me. Is it the … Read more CRAIG BROWN says Hugo should be Foreign Secretary… he’s been to St Barts

What rule of six? Young Britons are already ignoring Boris Johnson’s new Covid restrictions

The coronavirus Rule of Six descended into farce today after people ignored the new restrictions – as Downing Street said police would not fine lawbreakers. As infections of the deadly bug kept rising, No 10 appeared to foil its own efforts to curb the problem by admitting no punishments would be handed out by officers … Read more What rule of six? Young Britons are already ignoring Boris Johnson’s new Covid restrictions

Boris Johnson and fiancée Carrie Symonds held top-secret ‘Covid-secure’ baptism for son Wilfred

Boris Johnson and his fiancée Carrie Symonds held a top-secret baptism for their son on Saturday, it has been revealed. Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson’s baptism was witnessed by only a few family and friends at the weekend, just days before new lockdown restrictions on social gatherings came into force. There was no reception after the … Read more Boris Johnson and fiancée Carrie Symonds held top-secret ‘Covid-secure’ baptism for son Wilfred

Italy, Denmark and mainland Greece could be added to coronavirus quarantine list this week

Italy, Denmark and mainland Greece could be added to coronavirus quarantine list this week following surge in infections Denmark’s number of cases in seven days is 28.7 infections per 100,000 people This is above the Government’s threshold of 20 but less than the UK’s 31.5 Italy yesterday logged 16.5 cases per 100,000 residents and Greece … Read more Italy, Denmark and mainland Greece could be added to coronavirus quarantine list this week

Tony Blair and Sir John Major attack Boris Johnson over Brexit plans

Tony Blair and Sir John Major accuse Boris Johnson of ‘embarrassing our nation’ and bringing shame on the UK over his plans to tear up parts of the Brexit divorce deal Ex-PMs Tony Blair and Sir John Major have savaged Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans They said the PM’s decision to override parts of Brexit divorce … Read more Tony Blair and Sir John Major attack Boris Johnson over Brexit plans

Boris Johnson looks at alternatives to cap on costs as care reforms are delayed AGAIN

Care reforms are delayed AGAIN: Families remain stuck with sky-high bills as Boris Johnson looks at alternatives to cap on costs Families stuck facing sky-high bills as Boris’ plan for care reforms delayed again  It is understood that Downing Street has gone cool on idea of £40,000 costs cap PM is now looking at a … Read more Boris Johnson looks at alternatives to cap on costs as care reforms are delayed AGAIN

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Heir to Churchill? No, Boris Johnson is the Second Coming of Warden Hodges

Who do you think you are kidding, Mr Johnson? Just after 4pm on Wednesday, Boris’s carefully cultivated reputation as a Churchillian champion of British liberty crumbled like stale Stilton cheese. ‘We will boost the local enforcement capacity of local authorities by introducing Covid-secure marshals to help ensure social distancing in town and city centres, and … Read more RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Heir to Churchill? No, Boris Johnson is the Second Coming of Warden Hodges

Sweden has just 13 coronavirus patients in intensive care despite avoiding lockdown

Sweden has just 13 coronavirus patients in intensive care and has suffered an average of just one death per day in the last 10 despite avoiding lockdown Sweden’s 13 patients compares with 843 in hospital in the UK, 80 on ventilators In addition, the country’s one death per day over the last 10 compares with … Read more Sweden has just 13 coronavirus patients in intensive care despite avoiding lockdown

Boris Johnson ‘wants Rishi Sunak’s top adviser to host No10 TV briefings’

Ex-TV presenter mother-of-two who went back to work six weeks after giving birth ‘is Boris Johnson’s preferred choice’ to front No10’s White House-style daily televised press briefings after overseeing rise of ‘Dishy Rishi’ Sunak Downing Street is planning to launch daily televised press briefings in October Boris Johnson reportedly wants Rishi Sunak’s director of communications … Read more Boris Johnson ‘wants Rishi Sunak’s top adviser to host No10 TV briefings’

CRAIG BROWN: The news you missed in lockdown (Part II) – Dilyn the dog is yappy, not happy, at No 10

Dilyn, the terrier regularly photographed alongside Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds, has announced that he will shortly be leaving Downing Street for ‘exciting new challenges’.  Downing Street continues to deny all reports of a ‘rift’, but a number of reports over the summer have indicated that Dilyn was dissatisfied with his … Read more CRAIG BROWN: The news you missed in lockdown (Part II) – Dilyn the dog is yappy, not happy, at No 10