Rishi Sunak steps up Britain’s call for a ‘sustainable ceasefire’ in the Middle East as PM says ‘too many civilian lives have been lost’ in Gaza conflict – after ex-defence secretary Ben Wallace warns Israel’s ‘killing rage’ will make the crisis worse

Rishi Sunak steps up Britain’s call for a ‘sustainable ceasefire’ in the Middle East as PM says ‘too many civilian lives have been lost’ in Gaza conflict – after ex-defence secretary Ben Wallace warns Israel’s ‘killing rage’ will make the crisis worse

Rishi Sunak today stepped up the Government’s demand for a ‘sustainable ceasefire’ in the Middle East. The Prime Minister warned ‘too many civilian lives have been lost’ during the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. He also continued to put pressure on Israel to allow greater access for aid deliveries into Gaza. Yet Downing Street … Read more

Two Channel migrants die in separate small boat disasters: Asylum seeker drowns after packed dinghy capsizes while another has heart attack during scuffle with French riot cops while escaping second sinking vessel

Two Channel migrants die in separate small boat disasters: Asylum seeker drowns after packed dinghy capsizes while another has heart attack during scuffle with French riot cops while escaping second sinking vessel

The French coast guard rescued migrants caught in a sinking vessel near Calais A man then died during clashes with riot cops near Sangatte this morning  By Peter Allen In Paris and James Reynolds Published: 19:33 GMT, 15 December 2023 | Updated: 19:34 GMT, 15 December 2023 Two UK-bound migrants died today in separate small … Read more

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: David Cameron could be making up to £200,000 a year as it’s revealed he’s renting out his famous Notting Hill home AND his Cornish holiday retreat

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: David Cameron could be making up to £200,000 a year as it’s revealed he’s renting out his famous Notting Hill home AND his Cornish holiday retreat

Few money-making ploys can be more addictive than plunging into the golden gravy of the international speaking circuit – which rewards retired, or rejected, politicians with mouthwatering fees which can be well over £100,000-a-time. But David Cameron seems admirably equipped to survive without them, despite being dramatically reinstated to frontline politics as Foreign Secretary, in … Read more

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Shifty Starmer lets slip his true colours

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Shifty Starmer lets slip his true colours

It was Napoleon who supposedly counselled that one should never interrupt your opponent while they’re making mistakes. As the faction-ridden Tories lurch from crisis to crisis, Sir Keir Starmer seems to have adopted that maxim as a political strategy. He clearly hopes Labour can ride into Downing Street on a wave of anger at the … Read more

RICHARD EDEN: Queen Elizabeth II’s private secretary Lord Geidt faces inquiry from Lords standards commissioner

RICHARD EDEN: Queen Elizabeth II’s private secretary Lord Geidt faces inquiry from Lords standards commissioner

By Richard Eden for The Daily Mail Published: 22:49 GMT, 12 December 2023 | Updated: 01:09 GMT, 13 December 2023 During his decade as Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth, Christopher Geidt put in what was widely agreed to have been a faultless performance, earning himself undying gratitude from the monarch — and a peerage in … Read more

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Finally, Tories show good sense on Rwanda

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Finally, Tories show good sense on Rwanda

In the end it wasn’t, as the Duke of Wellington supposedly said at Waterloo, a damn close-run thing. After a day of high tension, the Government comfortably won yesterday’s Commons vote on the Rwanda Bill – by a majority of 44. But make no mistake. When the result finally came through, the sighs of relief … Read more

Tory rebels warn Rishi Sunak to brace for New Year showdown over flagship Rwanda scheme as they plot to ‘kill’ legislation in second Commons hurdle next month – as PM breathes sigh of relief after defying mutiny and vowing he CAN ‘Stop the Boats’

Tory rebels warn Rishi Sunak to brace for New Year showdown over flagship Rwanda scheme as they plot to ‘kill’ legislation in second Commons hurdle next month – as PM breathes sigh of relief after defying mutiny and vowing he CAN ‘Stop the Boats’

Rishi Sunak headed off a Tory mutiny over his flagship Rwanda scheme tonight – but was warned he could face another debilitating rebellion in the New Year as MPs plot to ‘kill’ the legislation.  After a day of arm-twisting by Conservative whips and the Prime Minister himself, MPs in the Commons voted by 313 votes … Read more

The ‘pasta plotters’ cooking up scheme to oust Rishi Sunak revealed: MPs and political strategists conspire at Covent Garden Italian eaterie to get new Prime Minister in before election

The ‘pasta plotters’ cooking up scheme to oust Rishi Sunak revealed: MPs and political strategists conspire at Covent Garden Italian eaterie to get new Prime Minister in before election

Over dishes of ravioli and sliced calves liver, washed down by bottles of southern Italian red, Rishi Sunak‘s political enemies plotted their next moves against the Government. The venue was Giovanni’s, a long-established family Italian restaurant in London‘s Covent Garden run by Sicilian aristocrat Count Pino Ragona and whose walls are bedecked with pictures of … Read more

‘I saw men like me in intensive care… some of them were not going to make it’: Boris Johnson gets emotional as he tells inquiry about his Covid battle

‘I saw men like me in intensive care… some of them were not going to make it’: Boris Johnson gets emotional as he tells inquiry about his Covid battle

Boris Johnson opened up about his own personal battle with Covid today as he angrily dismissed claims that he did not care if people died from the virus.  The former prime minister recounted seeing ‘middle-aged men …quite like me’ in a London intensive care unit in 2020 and realising some of them were ‘not going … Read more

Fears Rishi Sunak could be forced into snap election as Tory infighting rages on Rwanda plan: Defiant PM calls press conference to insist he CAN get deportation flights going ahead of crunch vote – as allies warn MPs against ‘insane’ leadership challenge

Fears Rishi Sunak could be forced into snap election as Tory infighting rages on Rwanda plan: Defiant PM calls press conference to insist he CAN get deportation flights going ahead of crunch vote – as allies warn MPs against ‘insane’ leadership challenge

Tories voiced fears Rishi Sunak could be forced into a snap election today as the PM sounded defiance on his Rwanda plan. At a hastily-arranged Downing Street press conference, the PM dismissed a revolt among MPs on the right and left wings over new emergency legislation. Despite suffering a body blow with the dramatic resignation of immigration minister … Read more