Boris Becker heads for dinner ahead of court hearing for ‘hiding property and cash’ amid bankruptcy

Boris Becker tried to distract himself on Tuesday night with a low-key dinner at The Bluebird in Chelsea, ahead of his court appearance on Thursday.  The tennis pro, 52, is set to appear at a preliminary hearing where he is accused of ‘hiding his Chelsea flat and £1.2m in cash’ when filing for bankruptcy in 2017; … Read more Boris Becker heads for dinner ahead of court hearing for ‘hiding property and cash’ amid bankruptcy

JANET STREET-PORTER: Washed out Boris may have seen off Burnham but he had better find some b*lls

‘Bambi’ Burnham versus warrior ‘Winston’ Johnson was never going to end well. A bitter face-off between the Mayor of Greater Manchester and the Prime Minister – two giant egos, two men who both dreamt of leading their party – but only one achieved it. North versus South, posh old Etonian versus an ambitious local leader … Read more JANET STREET-PORTER: Washed out Boris may have seen off Burnham but he had better find some b*lls

Mancunians send grave Game of Thrones-inspired warning to Boris Johnson

‘The North Remembers’: Mancunians hit out at to Boris Johnson with Game of Thrones memes as their city is plunged into Tier Three lockdown Deadlocked negotiations saw PM impose tighter curbs on Greater Manchester  Many people used Game of Thrones references in their reaction to the news  Some praised Mr Burnham, while others blamed him … Read more Mancunians send grave Game of Thrones-inspired warning to Boris Johnson

Has the stress of Covid given Boris dandruff?

As though Boris Johnson didn’t have enough to contend with, last week he was pictured in the House of Commons with what appeared to be white flakes of dandruff across the shoulders of his dark blue suit. We know it’s a condition the Prime Minister has battled before — not least because he was very … Read more Has the stress of Covid given Boris dandruff?

Boris Johnson is set for war with UK’s five Church leaders over Brexit

Boris Johnson was on a collision course with the Church over Brexit tonight. In an extraordinary intervention, the UK’s five Anglican archbishops warned that controversial legislation would set a ‘disastrous precedent’ and undermine Britain’s standing in the world. The group, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said the Internal Market Bill would ride … Read more Boris Johnson is set for war with UK’s five Church leaders over Brexit

Boris Johnson offers Manchester tens of millions of pounds extra support to go into Tier 3 lockdown

Boris Johnson last night offered Greater Manchester tens of millions of pounds in extra support if the region agrees to accept the toughest level of lockdown restrictions. Adopting a ‘carrot and stick’ approach, the Government yesterday criticised Labour mayor Andy Burnham in public while offering him additional financial aid in private. Cabinet Office Minister Michael … Read more Boris Johnson offers Manchester tens of millions of pounds extra support to go into Tier 3 lockdown

Andy Burnham accuses Boris Johnson of ‘exaggerating’ Manchester outbreak

Andy Burnham today accused Boris Johnson of ‘exaggerating’ the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in Greater Manchester as Michael Gove said the mayor was ‘posturing’ and must accept the region moving into Tier Three restrictions. Mr Johnson said in a Downing Street press conference on Friday that ‘time is of the essence’ and the situation … Read more Andy Burnham accuses Boris Johnson of ‘exaggerating’ Manchester outbreak

Tory MPs demand Boris Johnson set ‘clear end date’ for local lockdowns

Boris Johnson is under growing pressure from furious Tory grandees to set out a ‘clear end date’ for local lockdowns.  Senior Conservative Party figures have warned the Prime Minister he must announce a ‘strategy for returning life to normal’ as they said an indefinite cycle of localised shutdowns is not acceptable and would wreck the … Read more Tory MPs demand Boris Johnson set ‘clear end date’ for local lockdowns

Hunt puts the boot into Boris

Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt faced fury yesterday after backing calls to plunge Britain once again into lockdown. Mr Hunt joined Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer in supporting a national ‘circuit breaker’ in which the country would be told to stay at home for two or three weeks over half term with pubs, shops, restaurants, … Read more Hunt puts the boot into Boris

Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson backed down from imposing Tier 3 on Manchester amid policing fears

Boris Johnson backed down from plunging Manchester into Tier Three coronavirus restrictions amid fears police would not enforce the rules without Mayor Andy Burnham’s backing.  Greater Manchester Police currently answers to the city’s Labour Mayor, while police and crime commissioners – a role filled in Manchester by Mr Burnham – have the power to set strategic … Read more Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson backed down from imposing Tier 3 on Manchester amid policing fears