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boris johnson

Fears Raised That Serious Complaints About Ministers May Go Unheard For Months

Geidt and JohnsonConcerns have been raised that serious complaints about ministers may go unheard for months after Boris Johnson’s ethics chief quit.Dave Penman, general secretary of the FDA union for senior civil servants, has written to the head of organisation outlining their fears.He told cabinet secretary Simon Case the absence of an independent adviser will “materially impact” the confidence of civil servants in raising a complaint.It comes after Lord Geidt, […]

today27 June 2022

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What Is The G7 And Why Are People Criticising Their Summit Photos?

The annual G7 summit has kicked off and photos from the event are already causing a stir.International tensions are particularly high at the moment, in light of the Roe v Wade ruling, inflation rates and Russia’s unlawful invasion of Ukraine, all topics which the G7 will be touching on during this annual meeting.Although there won’t be any new laws brought in, here’s why this group matters – and why the pictures […]

today27 June 2022

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Conservative MPs Deny They Are About To Defect To Labour

Two Conservative MPs have denied they are about to defect to Labour, as Boris Johnson said questions about his leadership had been “settled”.Dehenna Davison, the MP for the red wall seat of Bishop Auckland, tweeted on Monday morning: “For the avoidance of doubt - again - I’m not bloody defecting.“To those anonymous colleagues spreading such rumours, my door is always open for a chat.”Caroline Nokes, the former minister and current […]

today27 June 2022

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Boris Johnson Says Question Of His Leadership Is ‘Settled’

Boris Johnson has said questions over his leadership have been “settled” and he is not worried about Tory MPs plotting against him while he is abroad.The prime minister is meeting counterparts at the G7 summit in Germany on the latest leg of a series of international gatherings which have kept him out of the UK.His long trip abroad began last week when the Conservative Party lost two by-elections on the […]

today27 June 2022

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Minister Claims Changing ‘Nonsense’ Parts Of NI Protocol Will Not Trigger EU Trade War

George Eustice defending the government's actions on the NI Protocol on MondayGeorge Eustice tried to defend the government’s plans to drop elements of the Brexit deal over the Northern Ireland protocol.The environment secretary was speaking to reporters ahead of the parliamentary vote on new legislation which would authorise ministers to scrap parts of the post-Brexit deal with the EU.The current deal keeps Northern Ireland in the EU single market for […]

today27 June 2022

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Minister ‘Understands Frustrations’ Which Pushed Dowden To Quit Cabinet

George Eustice speaking about Dowden's resignation on MondayGeorge Eustice has admitted that he “understands” the “frustrations” which led his colleague Oliver Dowden to resign from cabinet last week.The environment secretary was addressing this latest blow prime minister Boris Johnson, which was triggered by the Conservative Party’s two defeats in by-elections last Friday.Speaking to Times Radio on Monday, Eustice said that the resignation of Dowden, the co-chair of the Tory party, “was […]

today27 June 2022

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Furious Unite Union Boss Hits Out At Labour MP Who Condemned BA Strike

Lammy and GrahamThe leader of Labour’s biggest union donor has accused David Lammy of launching a “direct attack” on British Airways workers.Sharon Graham, boss of the powerful Unite union, hit out at the senior Labour MP after he condemned the proposed strikes.On Sunday morning the shadow foreign secretary said he “categorically” did not support a potential strike by BA check-in staff.In a fierce rebuke, Unite’s general secretary accused Labour of […]

today26 June 2022

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Labour’s Rail Row Deepens After David Lammy Says He Doesn’t Support Strikes

Lammy and McDonnellLabour’s row over rail action deepened today after David Lammy said he did not support the strikesThe shadow foreign secretary struck the most hardline stance from a Labour MP yet by condemning the strikes. The MP for Tottenham said he did not support them because they “hurt” working people. It comes after Labour leader Keir Starmer asked shadow cabinet members and their teams not to join the pro-strike demonstrations.However, a […]

today26 June 2022

boris johnson

Boris Johnson’s Charm Offensive: BBQs, Zelenskyy And Steel Tariffs

Boris Johnson on a visit to Heck Foods Ltd.Operation Save Big Dog moved up a gear today as a raft of tactics were revealed to help the PM hold on to power. They include “barbecues and drinks” with loyal supporters at his grace-and-favour residence Chequers.An invitation list has been drawn up to include MPs who publicly said they would back Johnson in the confidence vote, according to the Mail on Sunday.Johnson’s so-called […]

today26 June 2022

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