Dominic West promises wife he’ll never see, speak to or work with Lily James again to save marriage

She was humiliated when pictures of her actor husband Dominic West cavorting with Lily James were plastered all over the world’s media.  Now Catherine FitzGerald has banned him from speaking to Lily as part of a peace deal struck between the couple during a lockdown escape to trendy island destination Lamu in Kenya. The actor, … Read more

DOMINIC LAWSON: Keir Starmer’s problem?

Yesterday Sir Keir Starmer chalked up a year since becoming leader of the Labour Party. It must seem longer to him — and not just because time appears to pass so slowly during the interminable lockdowns. For he has struggled unavailingly with a party membership still madly missing Jeremy Corbyn — whose evident distaste for … Read more

US ‘deliberately let China eavesdrop on a call to Dominic Raab to send message to Beijing’

US ‘deliberately let China eavesdrop on a call to Dominic Raab to send a message to the Communist Party in Beijing’ Call was used to suggest coronavirus leaked from Wuhan Institute of Virology Washington source said Mr Raab had been ‘very supportive’ during phone call Source said: ‘We did it on an open phone to … Read more

Dominic Raab calls on Nato to stand up to Putin’s growing military threat

Dominic Raab calls on Nato to stand up to Putin’s growing military threat and ‘destabilising’ cyber attacks – and urge members to allow nations facing Russian aggression to join alliance Dominic Raab warned democracies are ‘under threat from authoritarian powers’ In a swipe at Russia, he warned of ‘cyber threats and malicious new technology’ Nato … Read more

DOMINIC LAWSON: We’re on the moral high ground in the EU vaccine fiasco – so please let’s stay there

The late Robert Conquest, historian and poet, declared: ‘The simplest way to explain the behaviour of any bureaucratic organisation is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.’ No better example has ever been provided of the accuracy of this witticism than by the European Commission over the Covid-19 vaccine rollout. … Read more

BBC News report on Dominic Cummings’ Durham lockdown trip ruled as inaccurate

Dominic Cummings faced the media on May 25 to give a day-by-day account of his battle against coronavirus and his controversial journey to his parents’ farm in Durham. The Prime Minister’s top aide faced an hour-long television grilling at Downing Street after it emerged on Saturday he had travelled 260 miles north from London with … Read more

BBC News report claiming Dominic Cummings’ roadtrip to Durham broke lockdown rules was inaccurate

Dominic Cummings faced the media on May 25 to give a day-by-day account of his battle against coronavirus and his controversial journey to his parents’ farm in Durham. The Prime Minister’s top aide faced an hour-long television grilling at Downing Street after it emerged on Saturday he had travelled 260 miles north from London with … Read more

DOMINIC SANDBROOK: This hysterical protectionism would make a tyrant proud 

Wenn Sie in einem Loch sind, hören Sie auf zu graben. So runs the German translation of what the late Labour politician Denis Healey called his First Law of Holes. To put it in simple English: ‘When you’re in a hole, stop digging.’ I’ve translated it into German on the off chance that the president … Read more

Dominic Cummings in row over suggestion for new science body chief

Labour MP slams Dominic Cummings for recommending a scientist who quit his university post over ‘eugenics’ row for role as head of new UK research agency Dominic Cummings floated Stephen Hsu as the head of new UK science body Prof Hsu was forced out of his role after being accused of racism and sexism He … Read more

Civil service is a ‘disaster zone’ says Dominic Cummings

Dominic Cummings launched a devastating attack on the civil service today as he revealed he made Boris Johnson vow to back reform before agreeing to work in Downing Street. The maverick former No10 chief branded Whitehall a ‘disaster zone’ and offered an extraordinary glimpse into his relationship with the PM as he gave evidence to … Read more