Minister REFUSES to say Boris Johnson would quit over code breach

A senior minister today refused to say that Boris Johnson will quit if he is found to have broken conduct rules over his lavish flat makeover – despite the Scottish Tory leader insisting he would have to go. James Cleverly dodged questions, suggesting that the ministerial code was merely there for the ‘guidance of the PM’ … Read more

China tells Japanese minister to drink Fukushima water after saying it was safe to dump in the ocean

China tells Japan’s deputy PM to drink a glass of treated Fukushima water after Tokyo announced it was safe to dump it in the Pacific Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijan has asked Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso to drink treated radioactive water from Fukushima  The comment on Wednesday came after Aso a day … Read more

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison praises Prince Philip in moving speech in Sydney

Scott Morrison has paid tribute to Prince Philip on the morning after his death with a moving speech praising his life of service. The Queen’s husband died at Windsor Castle on Friday aged 99 after a long illness, with his death confirmed at 9pm AEST. Flags across Australia are flying at half staff and there will … Read more

Germany ‘needs a lockdown’ and may have to bring in curfews to curb virus health minister warns 

Germany needs to implement nationwide measures to break the current wave of coronavirus infections as quickly as possible, its health minister said on Friday. ‘We need a lockdown,’ Jens Spahn told journalists in a news conference, adding that nighttime curfews may be necessary to further reduce social contacts. He said that there were currently nearly … Read more

Minister slams foot-dragging over law to protect Troubles veterans from historic prosecutions 

Minister slams foot-dragging over law to protect Troubles veterans from historic prosecutions Johnny Mercer openly criticised the Government’s ‘pace of progress’ over promised legislation to protect soldiers who served in Northern Ireland Veterans are unhappy with ministers’ failure to fulfil Tory manifesto pledge to protect them from ‘vexatious’ historical prosecutions Soldiers fear being hauled to … Read more

Moderna jab to be deployed in a fortnight, minister reveals as experts behind Valneva’s vaccine

The long-awaited Moderna coronavirus vaccine will be dished out in Britain within the next two weeks, No10’s vaccine minister revealed today.  Nadhim Zahawi said the first batch of the jab — approved by regulators in January — is set to arrive in the third week of this month, with ‘more volume’ expected in May.  Ministers … Read more

Boris Johnson leads tributes to former minister Dame Cheryl Gillan after her death at the age of 68

Boris Johnson leads tributes to former minister and senior Tory MP Dame Cheryl Gillan after her death at the age of 68 The former Welsh Secretary passed away at the weekend following a long illness MP for Chesham and Amersham for almost 30 years between 1992 and 2021  The Prime Minister said she was ‘always … Read more

Health minister defends use of controversial lateral flow tests in No10’s new twice-a-week plan

Officials today defended the accuracy of controversial lateral flow tests as the Government announced everyone in England will be tested twice a week as part of a bold scheme to ease lockdown. Health Minister Edward Argar said the cheap devices – which offer results in as little as 15 minutes – could play a ‘key part’ … Read more

PETRA KHASHOGGI pays a loving tribute to ex-Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken

A loving and thought-provoking tribute to Jonathan Aitken by the daughter who only found out he was her father when she was 18. If my father, the Reverend Jonathan Aitken, could give an Easter morning sermon it would be a powerful message of hope and of brighter days ahead, assuring us that we will be … Read more

David Cameron ‘lobbied ANOTHER Tory Treasury minister for loans’ to Greensill

David Cameron ‘lobbied ANOTHER Tory Treasury minister for loans’ to rescue collapsed finance firm Greensill David Cameron ‘contacted financial secretary to the Treasury Jesse Norman’ Did so while trying to get access to chancellor Rishi Sunak, it has been claimed  Norman known to the PM, serving as Downing Street policy advisor from 2013  By Henry … Read more