Labour-supporting director of Sky TV drama about Boris Johnson’s first year at No10 quits

Labour-supporting director of Sky TV drama about Boris Johnson’s first year at No10 ‘quits amid tensions between production firms after script inaccuracies’ Michael Winterbottom replaced by Julian Jarrold, credits include The Crown  His decision to step down ‘temporarily’ said to have taken place last month  Sources say there are tensions between the production companies involved  … Read more

David Cameron’s Australian banker carried his own No10 business card 

David Cameron’s Australian banker carried his own No10 business card: Former Prime Minister’s lobbying storm grows as he faces new accusations about financier’s access to government Business card obtained by Labour raised fresh questions about the businessman  Lex Greensill had No 10 email address and landline while he was ‘senior adviser’ The Australian financier advised … Read more

No10 plays down prospects of handing spare Covid vaccines to Ireland before JULY

Downing Street today played down the prospects of spare coronavirus vaccines being handed to Ireland before July. The PM’s spokesman stressed that the ‘first priority’ is still to cover all UK adults, despite claims that 3.7million doses have been earmarked for gifting in a ‘poke in the eye’ for the EU’s slow rollout. The comments … Read more

Star of the No10 briefings Jonathan Van Tam swaps jabs for a spring jog near his home

Make sure you stick to the roadmap, JVT! Star of the No10 briefings Jonathan Van Tam swaps jabs for a spring jog near his home in Lincolnshire Deputy Chief Medical Officer took time out from worrying about jabs for a  jog Made sure he could be contacted by carrying his mobile phone and headphones He kept … Read more

No10 insists Boris Johnson’s ‘greed is good’ boast to 1922 committee was sandwich jibe at chief whip

Number 10 insists Boris’s ‘greed is good’ boast to 1922 committee wasn’t about UK’s hugely successful vaccine drive – but a jibe at his burly chief whip who was gobbling up a CHEESE SANDWICH as he spoke Boris Johnson made comments during private meeting of the 1922 Committee He said: ‘The reason we have the … Read more

No10 pushing for compulsory Covid vaccines for care home staff amid fears about low uptake

Health Secretary Matt Hancock today confirmed the Government may make Covid vaccines compulsory for care home staff. Ministers are concerned about low uptake rates among carers — NHS figures show just a third of workers have had the jabs in parts of London. Mr Hancock admitted mandatory vaccination was ‘something we are looking at’ and claimed … Read more

Electoral probe into No10 decor scandal

Election watchdogs are quizzing Tory chiefs over a secret £60,000 payment for the lavish makeover of Boris Johnson‘s flat. They have asked Conservative chairman Ben Elliot to explain whether the party complied with strict laws on political donations. The dramatic development follows a series of disclosures by the Daily Mail on the financing of decor … Read more

NHS nurses could get a 3 PER CENT pay rise under No10 peace plans

Nurses could be in line to get a 3 per cent pay rise, following a bitter row about the Government’s proposed 1 per cent deal that unions threatened to strike over. In another potentially embarrassing U-turn for Number 10 during the pandemic, ministers are reportedly considering trebling their original offer.  The 1 per cent pay … Read more

Boris Johnson fears Carrie Symonds’ No10 makeover may cost £200,000

Boris Johnson fears the final bill for Carrie Symonds‘s lavish makeover of their Downing Street flat could be as high as £200,000. He told aides of his worries in crisis meetings on how to pay for his fiancee’s refurbishment.  A source said the Cabinet Office had asked Conservative chiefs if party HQ has paid for some … Read more