HENRY DEEDES watches as Chancellor Rishi Sunak revels in his tricky role

Wagging Rishi Sunak bounds in like a Blue Peter labrador: HENRY DEEDES watches as the Chancellor revels in his tricky role By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail Published: 23:34 BST, 22 June 2021 | Updated: 23:37 BST, 22 June 2021 Boris Johnson’s hairdresser. Meghan Markle’s press secretary. Sir Philip Green’s aerobics instructor. There are … Read more

A decent minister, yes, but Liz Truss is as wooden as one of Bjorn Borg’s rackets: HENRY DEEDES

A decent minister, yes, but Liz Truss is as wooden as one of Bjorn Borg’s rackets: HENRY DEEDES sees the International Trade Secretary deliver a statement on deal with Australia By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail Published: 23:27 BST, 17 June 2021 | Updated: 23:30 BST, 17 June 2021 As any sportsman will tell … Read more

HENRY DEEDES on Penny Mordaunt’s perfectly crafted rebuke to Commons sleaze claims by Angela Rayner

Penny Mordaunt gave Angela Rayner a frightful biffing in the Commons yesterday. Surprising, I know!  If these two were to ever square up to each other, most money would be on bovver- booted Rayner. Back in her youth, I doubt many dared pick a fight with our Ange in the playground. Yet when the pair … Read more

HENRY DEEDES: Raab talking to the IDC about the DCO and NGOs? It’s a bit light on the LOLs

HENRY DEEDES: Raab talking to the IDC about the DCO and NGOs? It’s a bit light on the LOLs By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail Published: 22:00 BST, 22 April 2021 | Updated: 22:05 BST, 22 April 2021 Bamboozled by Line Of Duty? All that AFO, ARU and UCO gobbledegook? Try sitting thought the … Read more

HENRY DEEDES: Beaming in from Liberace’s boudoir, came Boris Johnson’s dread word – ‘But…’ 

HENRY DEEDES: Beaming in from Liberace’s boudoir, came Boris Johnson’s dread word – ‘But…’ By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail Published: 22:27 BST, 5 April 2021 | Updated: 22:42 BST, 5 April 2021 On skipped the Prime Minister, with that mild jauntiness of his that has happily returned in recent weeks, confirming our long … Read more

HENRY DEEDES on a day of sober reflection for Boris Johnson – and Britain 

No one has ever doubted Boris Johnson‘s ability to charm the nation by playing the fool. He’s a man who can win friends dangling on a zip wire above the Thames, a Union Jack on a stick in either hand. Heck, he can even attract a round of applause by driving a bulldozer through a … Read more

HENRY DEEDES on the Prime Minister’s attempts to calm nerves over the vaccine jab 

Put away your worry beads, people. Keep cool, stay calm, no need to panic! Boris Johnson was in Red Adair mode at yesterday’s Downing Street briefing, dampening flames and putting out fires caused by the latest hullaballoo over the vaccine roll out. These stories about the AstraZeneca jab causing people to conk out due to … Read more

HENRY DEEDES watches the launch of Labour’s local elections campaign

Treble espressos all round, Giovanni! And while you’re at it, best poke a couple of matchsticks under our eyelids lest we find ourselves toppling into a deep and rigid coma. Sir Keir Starmer launched Labour’s local elections campaign yesterday morning and, ye gods, it was a force-five, chateau-bottled boreathon. To think I could been watching … Read more

HENRY DEEDES watches Labour leader Keir Starmer in fight mode at PMQs 

Keir Starmer was no longer over a barrel: HENRY DEEDES watches the Labour leader in fight mode at PMQs By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail Published: 22:00 GMT, 10 March 2021 | Updated: 00:58 GMT, 11 March 2021 Not often in the Commons do you get both Conservative and Labour benches hootin’ and a … Read more

HENRY DEEDES watches Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget speech

To paraphrase an old joke: An Etonian, a Harrovian and a Wykehamist and are sitting in a bar when a woman walks in. The Etonian says: ‘Fetch her a chair.’ The Harrovian fetches it. The Wykehamist sits in it. Winchester alumnus Rishi Sunak didn’t pull off quite such a dastardly move yesterday. No. He was … Read more