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Some answers given to MPs over the UK leaving Afghanistan were "designed to put us off the mark", the Foreign Affairs Committee chairman has said.Tom Tugendhat added his committee "did not get the clarity" the public would have expected when MPs interviewed the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development...
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has been pressed about whether photos showing Boris Johnson drinking during a Covid lockdown constituted a party.The pictures, released by ITV News, are believed to show the prime minister at a leaving party on 13 November 2020.Asked in Parliament in December whether the gathering...
Boris Johnson “looks like he is laughing" at the British public after photos emerged of him drinking wine in Downing Street, Labour’s deputy leader has said. Angela Rayner added that the prime minister "should have resigned by now". Both she and Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer have said...
The government needs to "get a grip" and bring in a windfall tax that could give households £600 to help pay their bills, says the Labour leader.Sir Keir Starmer said it was a "simple solution" that could easily be voted through, and it would make a "huge, huge...
The Independent Children's Homes Association said it was "stunned" at the review's call "for the destruction of more than 30 years in the children's social care sector, work that has produced one of the leading care systems in the world, while demonstrating an alarming lack of knowledge of...
Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has said the PM "will never interfere or intervene" with the investigation into lockdown parties at Downing Street.It comes after it emerged senior civil servant Sue Gray, who has led the inquiry, met Boris Johnson several weeks ago over the report. Although there are...
Celebrity chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver has been protesting outside No 10 Downing Street with an Eton mess dessert following a government decision to delay implementing parts of its obesity strategy. The government announced last week that a ban on promotional offers around unhealthy food, like 'buy one...
By Mary O'ConnorBBC NewsImage source, Getty ImagesImage caption, The Queen visited the Coast Guard station headquarters in Bangor, Northern Ireland, back in May 2009Eight new cities have been named for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, with at least one in every UK nation - and on the Falkland Islands...
George Eustice said the PM has "apologised for everything that happened in No 10" and admitted "failings" over Covid law-breaking in Downing Street. The environment secretary said it was right that law makers should "get additional scrutiny". It was up to Sue Gray to decide the timing of...
The Metropolitan Police's Helen Ball said the Downing Street Partygate investigation, with a full-time team of 12 detectives supported by others, cost £460,000. The acting deputy commissioner said the "painstaking and thorough" work of Operation Hillman looked at six events. as she detailed the criteria and timings that...