Baroness Mone hits out at Rishi Sunak as PM wades into PPE row involving lingerie tycoon – as she is told not to return to the Lords after admitting lying about links to firm handed contracts worth millions

Baroness Mone hits out at Rishi Sunak as PM wades into PPE row involving lingerie tycoon – as she is told not to return to the Lords after admitting lying about links to firm handed contracts worth millions

Baroness Michelle Mone today hit out at Rishi Sunak after he waded into the PPE row surrounding the former Tory peer – as she was warned she should not return to the House of Lords. The 52-year-old and her billionaire husband gave a ‘car crash’ TV interview this weekend in which she admitted she stands … Read more

From a pool party with Diana to a road trip with Billy Connolly – a bumper crop of riveting memoirs

From a pool party with Diana to a road trip with Billy Connolly – a bumper crop of riveting memoirs

The Unlikely Duke: Memoirs of an Eclectic Life by Harry Beaufort (Hodder & Stoughton £25, 320 pp) Well, not that unlikely a Duke as Harry Beaufort was born to the role — prep school, Eton and agricultural college (and a family tree going back before the Norman conquest) before taking over Badminton House and its … Read more

MoJ revives plans for mega prison at rural heart of James Cleverly’s Essex constituency: Officials want to go ‘full steam ahead’ on huge prison for at least 1,700 inmates despite Home Secretary’s ‘concerns’

MoJ revives plans for mega prison at rural heart of James Cleverly’s Essex constituency: Officials want to go ‘full steam ahead’ on huge prison for at least 1,700 inmates despite Home Secretary’s ‘concerns’

Government announced consultations to build the mega prison back in 2021 Internal emails suggest plans to press on despite backlash from residents  By James Reynolds Published: 19:16 GMT, 15 December 2023 | Updated: 19:23 GMT, 15 December 2023 The Ministry of Justice has revived shelved plans for a mega-prison to be built in Home Secretary … Read more

Councils will be told they DON’T have to build new homes on ‘Green Belt’ as Michael Gove plots measures to protect England’s green fields

Councils will be told they DON’T have to build new homes on ‘Green Belt’ as Michael Gove plots measures to protect England’s green fields

The Green Belt may be saved by new plans set to be announced by Michael Gove  By Chris Matthews Published: 01:37 GMT, 13 December 2023 | Updated: 01:43 GMT, 13 December 2023 England’s green and pleasant land looks set to be saved by a plan the Government will announce. Housing Secretary Michael Gove will tell … Read more

Rishi Sunak says he is ‘deeply sorry to all those who lost loved ones’ during the pandemic as he gives evidence to Covid Inquiry about claims his Eat Out scheme cost lives, his ‘Dr Death’ nickname, and wanting to close schools instead of shops

Rishi Sunak says he is ‘deeply sorry to all those who lost loved ones’ during the pandemic as he gives evidence to Covid Inquiry about claims his Eat Out scheme cost lives, his ‘Dr Death’ nickname, and wanting to close schools instead of shops

Rishi Sunak apologised to those who lost loved ones during the pandemic today as he kicked off a tough day of questioning over claims his Eat Out to Help Out scheme cost lives. The PM began a day of evidence on his role as Chancellor during the pandemic with a broard-beam apology and a pledge that … Read more

Covid WAS clearly the result of genetic engineering in China. If the inquiry refuses to consider this, the hearings are pointless, says leading scientist PROF ANGUS DALGLEISH

Covid WAS clearly the result of genetic engineering in China. If the inquiry refuses to consider this, the hearings are pointless, says leading scientist PROF ANGUS DALGLEISH

The phrase is straight out of Yes Minister. Michael Gove‘s evidence to the Covid Inquiry on Tuesday was cut off for straying into what a smooth-talking Government lawyer deemed ‘a somewhat divisive issue’. Gove, a Cabinet minister for most of the past 13 years, ventured to state that ‘there is a significant body of judgment … Read more

‘The police really saved his bacon’: Concerns grow over ministers’ safety as Michael Gove is mobbed on his way home by pro-Palestine supporters chanting ‘shame on you’

‘The police really saved his bacon’: Concerns grow over ministers’ safety as Michael Gove is mobbed on his way home by pro-Palestine supporters chanting ‘shame on you’

Michael Gove was last night mobbed by pro-Palestinian supporters chanting ‘shame on you’ as he walked through Victoria station, sparking fears over the safety of ministers. The Levelling Up Secretary, wearing a black suit, had to be escorted from the London railway station by a large police contingent as demonstrators swarmed around him during a … Read more

Fury as Channel 4 dubs pro-Palestine protests ‘peaceful’ despite mob hounding Housing Secretary Michael Gove and Met Police detaining 150

Fury as Channel 4 dubs pro-Palestine protests ‘peaceful’ despite mob hounding Housing Secretary Michael Gove and Met Police detaining 150

Michael Gove required dozens of police officers to protect him at Victoria station By Anna Mikhailova and Brendan Carlin Published: 02:16 GMT, 12 November 2023 | Updated: 02:16 GMT, 12 November 2023 Channel 4 News was last night lambasted after claiming yesterday’s pro-Palestine protest ‘passed off peacefully’. Despite a mob hounding Housing Secretary Michael Gove … Read more

A crime crackdown, ‘Ryanair rip off fees’ drive, North Sea drilling boost and ‘illiberal’ cigarettes ban: Tory nerves over ‘thin’ pre-election King’s Speech – as pressure for tax cuts in Autumn Statement grows

A crime crackdown, ‘Ryanair rip off fees’ drive, North Sea drilling boost and ‘illiberal’ cigarettes ban: Tory nerves over ‘thin’ pre-election King’s Speech – as pressure for tax cuts in Autumn Statement grows

Rishi Sunak unveiled a make-or-break plan to restore ‘pride’ to Britain today in a pre-election King’s Speech – but anxious Tories warned he needs to do ‘better’. The PM insisted the government is ‘rising to the challenge’ as the monarch laid out the legislative package for the next year – and almost certainly the last before … Read more

NADINE DORRIES: It was as if Dominic Cummings arrived in Downing Street thinking he was Prime Minister

NADINE DORRIES: It was as if Dominic Cummings arrived in Downing Street thinking he was Prime Minister

Dominic Cummings‘s personality was described to me as ‘dark triad coupled with everyday sadism’.  That was from an extremely successful individual who worked with him for a short period and had to seek professional help as a result.  Almost everyone I have spoken to describes him as a narcissist and that’s the nicest thing they … Read more