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He’ll now have to await the verdict of the Privileges Committee Boris Johnson is fighting for his political future after MPs investigating his partygate denials denounced the “flimsy” assurances they were based on. In at times short-tempered testimony lasting more than three hours, the former prime minister insisted there was not a “shred of evidence” to […]

Rishi Sunak has hailed the “incredibly strong support” for his new deal with Brussels on post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland after seeing off a backbench revolt by Tory hardliners. A total of 22 Conservative rebels, including former prime ministers Boris Johnson and Liz Truss, defied a three-line whip to vote against regulations to implement […]

Rishi Sunak has hailed the “incredibly strong support” for his new deal with Brussels on post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland after seeing off a backbench revolt by Tory hardliners. A total of 22 Conservative rebels, including former prime ministers Boris Johnson and Liz Truss, defied a three-line whip to vote against regulations to implement […]

Emma Raducanu fell at the first hurdle of the Miami Open following defeat to Bianca Andreescu. Raducanu, looking to build on her run to the fourth round of last week’s BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, was out of sorts early on as her Canadian opponent eased into the lead by taking the first set […]

Two children have been arrested after an altercation in a Superdrug store that has been widely shared on social media. A video appears to show a black 15-year-old boy being restrained and handcuffed by two civilian security staff, with one kneeling across his legs. Sussex Police said its officers were called to the shop in […]

Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner has said Rishi Sunak’s newly-published tax summary shows he pays a “far lower tax rate than working people”. She said: “After much delay, it is right that the Prime Minister has published his tax returns. “They reveal a tax system designed by successive Tory governments in which the Prime Minister […]

Both Boris Johnson and Liz Truss are to vote against Rishi Sunak’s Brexit deal in Parliament. The two former prime ministers will form part of an expected backbench rebellion against the agreement negotiated with Brussels, although the extent of Tory opposition remains unclear. Mr Johnson confirmed on Wednesday that he will not be backing the […]

UK inflation shot up unexpectedly last month as vegetable shortages pushed food prices to their highest rate in more than 45 years, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation rose to 10.4% in February from 10.1% in January. Most economists were expecting CPI to fall to […]

Boris Johnson faces a televised grilling by MPs investigating claims he knowingly misled Parliament over the “partygate” affair in a hearing which could determine his future as a MP. The former prime minister is expected to be questioned for around four hours by the Commons Privileges Committee over his denials of No 10 parties during […]

The UK’s energy import bill more than doubled in a year to £117 billion, a report has found. The Offshore Energies UK report (OEUK) has said this is the first time that annual UK energy import costs have broken the £100 billion barrier and it equates to £4,200 per UK household. In 2022, the UK […]



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