John Bercow ‘begged Jeremy Corbyn’ for help in getting a peerage

John Bercow ‘begged Jeremy Corbyn’ for help in getting a peerage when he was snubbed by the Tories after stepping down as Speaker Leaked emails show Mr Bercow wrote his own reference for his nomination He secretly met the then Labour leader’s team after the 2019 general election It comes after Mr Bercow denied defection … Read more

Fury as Ben Wallace confirms £200mn cost of new unarmed ‘royal yacht’ will come from military budget

The successor to the Royal Yacht Britannia will be paid for out of Britain’s defence budget despite being an unarmed ‘trade vessel’ it was revealed today. The £200million ‘national flagship’ will be funded out of the already overstretched Armed Forces coffers and crewed by Royal Navy sailors, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace confirmed. But the announcement … Read more

Police charge man, 57, over harassment of BBC journalist Nicholas Watt

Police charged a 57-year-old man with a public order offence today after senior BBC journalist Nicholas Watt was harassed by anti-lockdown protesters. A video showed the Newsnight political editor trying to evade demonstrators as they chased and hurled abuse at him near Downing Street in London on Monday. Scotland Yard launched an investigation and interviewed … Read more

Boris Johnson and Australian counterpart Scott Morrison ‘agree trade deal between the two countries’

Boris Johnson and Australian counterpart Scott Morrison ‘agree trade deal between the two countries during Downing Street dinner’ – the first negotiated from scratch post-Brexit Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison agreed trade deal Two leaders have agreed broad terms of pact over dinner in Downing Street  could be first trade deal negotiated … Read more

TALK OF THE TOWN: Does Dame Arlene Phillips it all to a secret No 10 dance star?

TALK OF THE TOWN: Does Dame Arlene Phillips owe her place in the Queen’s Birthday Honours to a secret No 10 dance star? By Charlotte Griffiths for The Mail on Sunday Published: 00:40 BST, 13 June 2021 | Updated: 00:42 BST, 13 June 2021 He’s known for his love of Abba’s music – a penchant … Read more

Boris Johnson says England fans should NOT boo players for taking the knee

Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of ‘failure of leadership’ on England players for taking the knee A No 10 spokesman said that the PM wants the public to ‘cheer them on, not boo’ He said the PM explicitly supported those who decide to take part in the protest Prime Minister’s official spokesman earlier this week declined … Read more

Beach babe Wilfred Johnson isn’t alone in being used for diaper diplomacy by politician parents 

As the world’s most powerful leaders prepare for the G7 summit tomorrow, Boris Johnson‘s son Wilfred made a rare appearance with mother Carrie and the First Lady on the shores of Cornwall yesterday. In her first appearance since wedding the Prime Minister, Carrie Johnson cradled baby Wilfred alongside First Lady Dr Jill Biden at Carbis … Read more

Does Boris Johnson’s Catholicism ban him from picking CoE bishops?

Does a Catholic wedding bar PM from picking Church of England bishops? Archaic law meaning Boris Johnson cannot advise the Queen on their selection leaves No 10 officials baffled Boris Johnson married Carrie Symonds in a Roman Catholic ceremony  The Prime Minister was baptised a Catholic but confirmed in Eton an Anglican  He got married … Read more