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heraldscotland.com 8 minutes ago
'Transformational': Glasgow Clyde Metro set for go-ahead as headline project in SNP strategy

'Transformational': Glasgow Clyde Metro set for go-ahead as headline project in SNP strategy

A METRO system for the Glasgow region has been made a headline project for the SNP Government’s 20-year investment transport vision – meaning a…

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standard.co.uk 56 minutes ago
No10 ‘offered to ease Covid restrictions for Prince Philip’s funeral’

No10 ‘offered to ease Covid restrictions for Prince Philip’s funeral’

The Government reportedly offered to ease Covid restrictions for Prince Philip’s funeral, but the Queen turned them down saying it would not be fair to others [...]

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express.co.uk 1 hour ago
'The final splutter' David Davis blasted for 'embarrassing' Boris intervention

'The final splutter' David Davis blasted for 'embarrassing' Boris intervention

FURIOUS Britons have slammed David Davis after his "embarrassing" call for Boris Johnson to quit as Prime Minister yesterday.

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Scotland's troubled ferry routes could be replaced with 'bridges or tunnels'

Scotland's troubled ferry routes could be replaced with 'bridges or tunnels'

SNP ministers have included a Glasgow metro system, potential tram extensions for Edinburgh and replacing some island ferry routes with bridges or…

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express.co.uk 2 hours ago
Fury as Nicola Sturgeon demands EU flag flown on Scottish buildings 'EVERY DAY' in 2022

Fury as Nicola Sturgeon demands EU flag flown on Scottish buildings 'EVERY DAY' in 2022

NICOLA Sturgeon has sparked fury among Scots as she demanded the European flag be flown outside all Government buildings "every day" this year.

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Nicola Sturgeon promises thousands of superfast broadband connections within six months

Nicola Sturgeon promises thousands of superfast broadband connections within six months

The first minister promised households across rural Scoland will have access to 4,000 new superfast broadband connections by the end of June, after being

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heraldscotland.com 2 hours ago
Sturgeon accused of hypocrisy after wind contract firms hold 'woeful human rights records'

Sturgeon accused of hypocrisy after wind contract firms hold 'woeful human rights records'

NICOLA Sturgeon has been accused of having “sold out Scottish values” after overseas firms with “woeful human rights records” won crucial…

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heraldscotland.com 4 hours ago
Boris Johnson: I have seen no evidence to support blackmail claims

Boris Johnson: I have seen no evidence to support blackmail claims

THE PRIME Minister has said he has not seen any evidence that Tory MPs are being blackmailed by his whips.

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thesun.co.uk 4 hours ago
Boris Johnson denies accusations No10 are 'blackmailing' Tory rebels

Boris Johnson denies accusations No10 are 'blackmailing' Tory rebels

BORIS Johnson today insisted he has seen “no evidence” of accusations that No10 are blackmailing mutinous MPs into backing his troubled leadership. Senior Tory [...]

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scotsman.com 4 hours ago
Downing Street parties: Nicola Sturgeon says independent inquiry should be launched into Tory blackmail claims

Downing Street parties: Nicola Sturgeon says independent inquiry should be launched into Tory blackmail claims

Scotland’s First Minister has said an independent inquiry should be launched into allegations that Tory MPs calling for the Prime Minister to quit have faced b [...]

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standard.co.uk 4 hours ago
Civil servants ordered to end WFH and get back to the office

Civil servants ordered to end WFH and get back to the office

Government staff have been ordered to return to offices “as soon as possible” as work from home guidance was dropped on Thursday.

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express.co.uk 5 hours ago
Pay up, now! EU loses patience with rebel Poland – orders nation to cough up £58M fine

Pay up, now! EU loses patience with rebel Poland – orders nation to cough up £58M fine

POLAND has received yet another fine by the European Commission after it failed to keep its promise to reform its judiciary system.

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express.co.uk 5 hours ago
'I understand the pressures' - Rishi Sunak worry on inflation and soaring energy bills

'I understand the pressures' - Rishi Sunak worry on inflation and soaring energy bills

RISHI Sunak pledged to listen to people's fears as soaring food costs and energy bills drive up prices at their fastest rate in nearly 30 years.

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heraldscotland.com 5 hours ago
Tracey Emin wants artwork removed from No.10 so as not to create 'party atmosphere'

Tracey Emin wants artwork removed from No.10 so as not to create 'party atmosphere'

TURNER Prize nominee Tracey Emin has suggested the Government needs more "compassion" and wants her artwork to be removed from Downing…

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heraldscotland.com 5 hours ago
Calls for probe into 'outrageous' claims Boris Johnson critics blackmailed

Calls for probe into 'outrageous' claims Boris Johnson critics blackmailed

CRITICS of Boris Johnson from within his own party are being blackmailed, a senior Tory MP has claimed.

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heraldscotland.com 6 hours ago
MPs urged to report 'blackmail' abuse by Tory whips to Met Police

MPs urged to report 'blackmail' abuse by Tory whips to Met Police

He said: "In recent days, a number of Members of Parliament have faced pressures and intimidation from members of the government because of their declared or a [...]

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express.co.uk 6 hours ago
BBC Radio 2 CUTS OFF 8-year-old after he demands Boris ‘go to jail’ for No10 parties

BBC Radio 2 CUTS OFF 8-year-old after he demands Boris ‘go to jail’ for No10 parties

BBC RADIO 2 were forced to abruptly cut off an eight-year-old child after the cheeky nipper demanded Prime Minister Boris Johnson "go to jail" for flouting COV [...]

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thesun.co.uk 6 hours ago
Tory defector Christian Wakeford must hold a by-election demands Javid

Tory defector Christian Wakeford must hold a by-election demands Javid

TORY turncoat Christian Wakeford MUST hold a by-election after switching to Labour, Sajid Javid blasted today.  The Health Secretary threw down the gauntlet to [...]

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heraldscotland.com 7 hours ago
MP urges colleagues intimidated by Tory whips to report abuse to Met Police

MP urges colleagues intimidated by Tory whips to report abuse to Met Police

A SENIOR Tory MP has told his colleagues to report threats by government whips to the police, claiming some have been told they will have investment…

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express.co.uk 7 hours ago
Restrictions will be lifted but it's 'not the end of the road' for the government

Restrictions will be lifted but it's 'not the end of the road' for the government

COVID restrictions can all be lifted because Omicron is "in retreat", the Health Secretary has said.

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express.co.uk 7 hours ago
'Damage to democracy!' Lib Dem erupts at Boris claiming British public 'want him to go'

'Damage to democracy!' Lib Dem erupts at Boris claiming British public 'want him to go'

PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson is damaging democracy and the British public "want him to go", according to the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

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telegraph.co.uk 7 hours ago
High Covid death rates skewed by people who died from other causes, admits Sajid Javid

High Covid death rates skewed by people who died from other causes, admits Sajid Javid

Health Secretary reveals daily government figures might be unreliable as ONS data show fewer deaths registered to Covid

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express.co.uk 8 hours ago
Tory turncoat doesn't threaten Boris Johnson as desertion 'would unite the party'

Tory turncoat doesn't threaten Boris Johnson as desertion 'would unite the party'

TORY turncoat Christian Wakeford faced a backlash yesterday after dramatically switching allegiance to Labour.

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standard.co.uk 8 hours ago
Red Wall Tory dismisses Boris Johnson coup claims as ‘bonkers’

Red Wall Tory dismisses Boris Johnson coup claims as ‘bonkers’

A prominent “Red Wall” Tory MP dismissed on Thursday as “bonkers” that she was leading a coup against Boris Johnson but suggested his future was still in doubt [...]

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express.co.uk 9 hours ago
FMQs LIVE: Where's the cash, Nicola? Sturgeon under massive pressure over missing £70m

FMQs LIVE: Where's the cash, Nicola? Sturgeon under massive pressure over missing £70m

NICOLA STURGEON will be quizzed by SNPs today as councils across Scotland argue they should receive £70m to pay for the national insurance hike.

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newsletter.co.uk 9 hours ago

Executive meets today under fresh pressure to ease virus restrictions

The Northern Ireland Executive meets today under renewed pressure to remove coronavirus restrictions.

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express.co.uk 9 hours ago
Boris Johnson LIVE: 'Operation Domino' nightmare as FIVE more Tory MPs poised to defect

Boris Johnson LIVE: 'Operation Domino' nightmare as FIVE more Tory MPs poised to defect

LABOUR sources believe more Tories could follow in Christian Wakeford's footsteps and defect to the left, as a result of Boris Johnson's failure to quit over a [...]

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express.co.uk 10 hours ago
'Queen' Angela Rayner snubbed Boris in PMQs as he launched Labour takedown

'Queen' Angela Rayner snubbed Boris in PMQs as he launched Labour takedown

ANGELA RAYNER appeared "Queen-like" when waving at Boris Johnson at Wednesday's PMQs session, and her actions led to the PM feeling "taken aback", according to [...]

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express.co.uk 10 hours ago
‘Endless waffle!’ Peston viewers vent as Angela Rayner calls to 'test the majority'

‘Endless waffle!’ Peston viewers vent as Angela Rayner calls to 'test the majority'

ANGELA RAYNER has been blasted by Peston viewers after the deputy Labour leader appeared on ITV last night and took another jab at the Prime Minister's fight t [...]

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heraldscotland.com 11 hours ago

Alison Rowat: America needs more than a president stuck on pause

A YEAR ago today, President Joe Biden stood on the steps of the Capitol and in his inaugural address urged his fellow Americans to “end this…

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heraldscotland.com 11 hours ago
Lords warn 'strains' in Union need fixed after Brexit and funding row

Lords warn 'strains' in Union need fixed after Brexit and funding row

A POST-Brexit funding scheme hailed by the UK Government as a way to help level up Scotland has actually been “unhelpful and has undermined…

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heraldscotland.com 12 hours ago
Tories launch plans to sack MSPs who persistently fail to turn up to Holyrood

Tories launch plans to sack MSPs who persistently fail to turn up to Holyrood

PLANS have been launched that would mean an MSP would be sacked if they consistently fail to turn up to Holyrood or sentenced to serve a prison term.

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scotsman.com 12 hours ago
Rishi Sunak accused of 'failing to tackle Tory cost-of-living crisis' by SNP as Bank of England boss warns inflation pressure into 2023

Rishi Sunak accused of 'failing to tackle Tory cost-of-living crisis' by SNP as Bank of England boss warns inflation pressure into 2023

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been accused of "failing to tackle the Tory cost-of-living crisis" as Bank of England boss Andrew Bailey warned inflation pressures [...]

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express.co.uk 14 hours ago
GB News: Former Tory Minister tells Boris to go as No10 turned into ‘student drinking den’

GB News: Former Tory Minister tells Boris to go as No10 turned into ‘student drinking den’

FORMER TORY cabinet minister David Mellor has told Boris Johnson to resign in the wake of the ongoing partygate scandal.

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lbc.co.uk 17 hours ago
Govt has 'no plan' and 'no ideas' for how to fix UK's future, says Blair

Govt has 'no plan' and 'no ideas' for how to fix UK's future, says Blair

Sir Tony Blair has launched a blistering attack on Boris Johnson's Government, accusing it of having "no plan" to tackle the big issues facing the UK.

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express.co.uk 17 hours ago
Rishi Sunak unveils masterplan with huge cash boost for businesses to rebuild UK economy

Rishi Sunak unveils masterplan with huge cash boost for businesses to rebuild UK economy

SMALL businesses will be given cut-price access from today to the latest technology to help them "flourish", Rishi Sunak has announced.

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telegraph.co.uk 19 hours ago
As Boris Johnson clings on to his dignity, momentum of Tory rebellion may be dwindling

As Boris Johnson clings on to his dignity, momentum of Tory rebellion may be dwindling

Faced with the threat of a so-called 'pork pie plot', the Prime Minister muddled through a day of humility and humiliation

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express.co.uk 19 hours ago
Sturgeon's major independence missteps picked apart: 'Completely wrong Brexit focus!'

Sturgeon's major independence missteps picked apart: 'Completely wrong Brexit focus!'

NICOLA STURGEON'S major independence missteps have been picked apart, with the SNP standing accused of spending too much time worrying about Brexit.

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theguardian.com 19 hours ago
‘In the name of God, go’: Tory fury spills over as Boris Johnson clings on

‘In the name of God, go’: Tory fury spills over as Boris Johnson clings on

Former minister demands PM’s resignation in Commons, one Conservative defects and others clamour for concessions

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telegraph.co.uk 20 hours ago
Ditch Covid tests for vaccinated travellers entering UK, Theresa May urges Boris Johnson

Ditch Covid tests for vaccinated travellers entering UK, Theresa May urges Boris Johnson

Expensive and ineffective testing regime must be dropped as part of pledge of ‘learning to live with the virus’, says former prime minister

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telegraph.co.uk 20 hours ago
'Lord Frost is a true Conservative': Readers on who should be the next Prime Minister

'Lord Frost is a true Conservative': Readers on who should be the next Prime Minister

Who are your leading candidates to replace Boris Johnson as Prime Minister? Join the discussion in the comments section

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express.co.uk 21 hours ago
'I'm shaking, I'm so angry!' Tory voter in Bury South slams MP for defecting to Labour

'I'm shaking, I'm so angry!' Tory voter in Bury South slams MP for defecting to Labour

BURY SOUTH voter Jilly has called up TalkRADIO to slam Christian Wakeford MP for defecting from the Conservative Party to Labour.

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scotsman.com 22 hours ago
Boris Johnson hit by defection as former Tory minister tells him: ‘In the name of God, go’

Boris Johnson hit by defection as former Tory minister tells him: ‘In the name of God, go’

Boris Johnson's premiership is on life support as one of his newest MPs dramatically defected to Labour and a former Tory cabinet minister told him: "In the na [...]

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heraldscotland.com 22 hours ago
Airbnb crackdown plans approved despite last-ditch attempt to water them down

Airbnb crackdown plans approved despite last-ditch attempt to water them down

MSPs have approved the introduction on a licensing scheme for Airbnb-style short-term lets despite a last-ditch attempt for them to be watered down.

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heraldscotland.com 23 hours ago
MSPs reject Tory calls for councils to receive set percentage of Holyrood budget

MSPs reject Tory calls for councils to receive set percentage of Holyrood budget

MSPs have rejected calls by the Conservatives for the Scottish Government to syphon off a set proportion of their annual budget for local councils.

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express.co.uk 23 hours ago
Now they thank us! EU gloats Brexit 'turns out to be advantage'

Now they thank us! EU gloats Brexit 'turns out to be advantage'

A GERMAN publication has thanked Britain after it claimed Brexit "turns out to be our advantage".

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heraldscotland.com 23 hours ago
Defecting Tory MP says choice to join Labour took 'months of soul-searching'

Defecting Tory MP says choice to join Labour took 'months of soul-searching'

AN MP who defected to Labour from the Conservatives has said his choice was months in the making.

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Wednesday, 19 January 2022 | 6.1°C Belfast...
Commenting on his decision to resi [...]

Wednesday, 19 January 2022 | 6.1°C Belfast... Commenting on his decision to resi [...]

Wednesday, 19 January 2022 | 6.1°C Belfast... Commenting on his decision to resign from the UUP, Mr McKane told the Belfast Telegraph: “My decision to leave th [...]

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theguardian.com 1 day ago
The 2019ers: Tory unease as some of party’s newest MPs turn on Boris Johnson

The 2019ers: Tory unease as some of party’s newest MPs turn on Boris Johnson

Members of old guard may refer to 2019 intake disparagingly, but they could hold PMs fate in their hands

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Former deputy PM blasts 'crass' and 'grotesque' criticism of Douglas Ross

Former deputy PM blasts 'crass' and 'grotesque' criticism of Douglas Ross

JACOB Rees-Mogg has made a “foolish” and “grotesque error of judgement” by attacking Douglas Ross, a former senior cabinet minister has said.

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Westminster sketch: In the name of God, go Boris … down to the shop for some booze!

Westminster sketch: In the name of God, go Boris … down to the shop for some booze!

AFTER a week of hearing about a Pork Pie Plot and Operation Red Meat, it was time for the silly burger leading the country to explain himself –…

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standard.co.uk 1 day ago
David Davis calls on Boris Johnson to ‘go’ as pressure grows on PM

David Davis calls on Boris Johnson to ‘go’ as pressure grows on PM

Senior Tory MP and former Brexit secretary David Davis has called on Boris Johnson to resign in a dramatic intervention that will heap pressure on the prime mi [...]

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Childcare costs put mothers in a bind, but free daycare may not be the best way out of it

Childcare costs put mothers in a bind, but free daycare may not be the best way out of it

Getting mothers of preschoolers back to work as soon as possible does not seem to me an unambiguously feminist development.

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lbc.co.uk 1 day ago
Lindsay Hoyle caught on mic muttering 'what a day' after stormy PMQs

Lindsay Hoyle caught on mic muttering 'what a day' after stormy PMQs

The Speaker of the Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle was caught muttering "what a day" to an aide following an action-packed Prime Minister's Questions.

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scotsman.com 1 day ago
'No delay' to law requiring Scottish homes to fit interlinked fire alarms

'No delay' to law requiring Scottish homes to fit interlinked fire alarms

Laws requiring Scottish homeowners to install new interlinked fire alarms will come into force on February 1 after the Scottish Government confirmed there woul [...]

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express.co.uk 1 day ago
Have your say: Will Boris being ousted from Number 10 spark reignite Rejoin EU movement?

Have your say: Will Boris being ousted from Number 10 spark reignite Rejoin EU movement?

BORIS JOHNSON'S future as Prime Minister is under huge pressure and speculation is mounting about the impact his exit will have on Brexit.

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'In the name of God, go!' How stunned Boris Johnson was told to quit by MPs in every party

Boris Johnson was visibly shocked when former Tory Brexit secretary David Davis begged him to quit over the Westminster party scandal in a bruising Prime

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Black Country red wall MPs back Boris Johnson and call on Tories to pull together

Black Country red wall MPs back Boris Johnson and call on Tories to pull together

Conservative MPs with narrow majorities in the Black Country have backed the Prime Minister and called on the party to "pull together" amid calls for him to re [...]

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scotsman.com 1 day ago
Scottish education bosses ‘letting children down’ by not teaching them to touch type, says former SNP minister

Scottish education bosses ‘letting children down’ by not teaching them to touch type, says former SNP minister

He said the ability to touch type was an "essential skill" to "allow the brain to concentrate on what one wants to say, rather than in finding the keys of the [...]

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express.co.uk 1 day ago
MEPs jeer as German EU chief GOADS Macron with brutal election swipe in Parliament speech

MEPs jeer as German EU chief GOADS Macron with brutal election swipe in Parliament speech

EUROPEAN Parliament members jeered on Wednesday as Manfred Weber mocked Emmanuel Macron with a brutal election swipe.

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express.co.uk 45 minutes ago
Boris Johnson resign: Why Tory voters have turned against PM as data shows exodus

Boris Johnson resign: Why Tory voters have turned against PM as data shows exodus

CONSERVATIVE Christian Wakeford, who was elected Bury South MP in 2019, struck a blow for Boris Johnson yesterday amid a public defection to Labour. New polls [...]

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scotsman.com 1 hour ago
FMQs: Why 'behaving like a Tory’ is probably one of the worst insults Nicola Sturgeon could throw

FMQs: Why 'behaving like a Tory’ is probably one of the worst insults Nicola Sturgeon could throw

When Anas Sarwar took over as leader of Scottish Labour, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described him – despite their political differences – as a “friend”.

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newstatesman.com 1 hour ago
What happens if Boris Johnson is found to have lied to parliament?

What happens if Boris Johnson is found to have lied to parliament?

The ministerial code states that ministers who “knowingly mislead Parliament will be expected to offer their resignation to the Prime Minister”. Is it that sim [...]

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scotsman.com 1 hour ago
Boris Johnson's study into a bridge joining Scotland and Northern Ireland cost taxpayers £900,000

Boris Johnson's study into a bridge joining Scotland and Northern Ireland cost taxpayers £900,000

Nearly £900,000 of taxpayers’ money was spent on a study commissioned by Boris Johnson which found it would be too expensive to build a bridge or tunnel betwee [...]

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express.co.uk 1 hour ago
'Get serious!' Boris told he MUST act as enemies launch bitter 'hatchet job' to topple PM

'Get serious!' Boris told he MUST act as enemies launch bitter 'hatchet job' to topple PM

SUPPORTERS of Boris Johnson have rallied behind the Prime Minister after he held off Tory rebels with an emboldened performance at the despatch box on Wednesda [...]

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express.co.uk 2 hours ago
'Nothing to fall back on!' Boris Johnson facing downfall as pundit savages 'pointless' PM

'Nothing to fall back on!' Boris Johnson facing downfall as pundit savages 'pointless' PM

BORIS JOHNSON is having a hard time convincing Tory MPs he still has that "vote-winning magic," according to political commentator John Rentoul.

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express.co.uk 2 hours ago
'Most boring MP ever!' David Davis 'did Boris Johnson a favour' in major Commons insult

'Most boring MP ever!' David Davis 'did Boris Johnson a favour' in major Commons insult

JOURNALIST James Max slammed MP David Davis and Christian Wakeford for taking the attention off of the Prime Minister who he described as "so stupid, so idioti [...]

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standard.co.uk 2 hours ago
Email warning about drinks party would be very serious for Boris

Email warning about drinks party would be very serious for Boris

With the Pork Pie rebellion put down for now, Boris Johnson has bought himself some breathing space as mutinous Conservative MPs await the outcome of Sue Gray’ [...]

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express.co.uk 3 hours ago
'What nonsense' Fabricant lets rip after senior Tory claims Boris is 'blackmailing' MPs

'What nonsense' Fabricant lets rip after senior Tory claims Boris is 'blackmailing' MPs

MICHAEL FABRICANT has decried claims that Tory Government whips may have used "blackmail" to keep rebel MPs on side over Boris Johnson's leadership as "nonsens [...]

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express.co.uk 3 hours ago
Liz Truss issues warning from Australia amid global tensions with China and Russia

Liz Truss issues warning from Australia amid global tensions with China and Russia

LIZ Truss today warns Britain must be "stronger than ever" to protect global democracy amid threats from Russian and Chinese regimes.

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scotsman.com 4 hours ago
Scottish minister hits out at ‘ideologically-driven’ attack on BBC

Scottish minister hits out at ‘ideologically-driven’ attack on BBC

Scotland’s Culture Secretary has hit out at the UK Government for what he described as a “ideologically-driven” attack on the BBC.

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scotsman.com 4 hours ago

David Davis warns Boris Johnson must go or Tory party faces ‘dying a death of 1,000 cuts’

David Davis has warned Boris Johnson must be go or the Tory party faces “dying a death of 1,000 cuts”.

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express.co.uk 4 hours ago
Brexit chaos: Port boss calls for urgent EU talks over 'unsafe' checks set to be enforced

Brexit chaos: Port boss calls for urgent EU talks over 'unsafe' checks set to be enforced

THE BOSS of the Port of Dover has called for urgent talks with the EU over "unsafe" checks set to be rolled out at the port.

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express.co.uk 5 hours ago
'Nation knew he is chaotic!' Ann Widdecombe slams calls to replace Boris

'Nation knew he is chaotic!' Ann Widdecombe slams calls to replace Boris

ANN Widdecombe has slammed calls for Boris Johnson to resign as Prime Minister as "the nation knew he was utterly chaotic" when they elected him to run the cou [...]

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heraldscotland.com 5 hours ago
FMQs Live: Nicola Sturgeon faces Douglas Ross as Westminster turmoil continues

FMQs Live: Nicola Sturgeon faces Douglas Ross as Westminster turmoil continues

Nicola Sturgeon will face questions from Douglas Ross, Anas Sarwar and other MSPs at First Minister's Questions at Holyrood.

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theguardian.com 5 hours ago
Liz Truss aims to agree NI protocol deal with EU by end of February

Liz Truss aims to agree NI protocol deal with EU by end of February

Foreign secretary to travel to Brussels on Monday with target of finalising post-Brexit arrangements

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thedailymash.co.uk 5 hours ago
Eight other quotes you could use to tell Boris Johnson to f**k off

Eight other quotes you could use to tell Boris Johnson to f**k off

DAVID Davies yesterday quoted Oliver Cromwell to tell Johnson to piss off. Which other quotes, with helpful amendments, might help the dick get the message? 

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heraldscotland.com 6 hours ago
Neil McLennan: Attacks show enlightened education reform is needed

Neil McLennan: Attacks show enlightened education reform is needed

I QUESTIONED various aspects of Scottish education in a recent Herald on Sunday interview with Neil Mackay – and seemed to spark wide discussion.…

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express.co.uk 6 hours ago
Spiting your face! PM poised for major power play as Tory plot plays into Starmer's hands

Spiting your face! PM poised for major power play as Tory plot plays into Starmer's hands

TORY rebel attempts to oust Boris Johnson are "irrational" and may only serve a victory for the Labour Party, according to an expert.

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standard.co.uk 6 hours ago
Tory MP accuses Government of ‘blackmailing’ Boris Johnson rebels

Tory MP accuses Government of ‘blackmailing’ Boris Johnson rebels

The Tory civil war over “Partygate” exploded on Thursday with a senior MP suggesting the Government is trying to “blackmail” rebels into supporting Boris Johns [...]

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theguardian.com 7 hours ago
PM being urged to quit by senior Tory is ‘damaging’, admits Javid

PM being urged to quit by senior Tory is ‘damaging’, admits Javid

Minister says he disagrees with David Davis, who told Boris Johnson at PMQs: ‘In the name of God, go’

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heraldscotland.com 7 hours ago
Javid says parties 'wrong in every single way' as he calls for No.10 revellers to be punished

Javid says parties 'wrong in every single way' as he calls for No.10 revellers to be punished

THE UK Government's health secretary has described parties on the eve of Prince Philip's funeral as "wrong in every single way" as he…

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express.co.uk 7 hours ago
'Can't trust Labour on Brexit' Wakeford rumbled as MP slams new party in unearthed tweets

'Can't trust Labour on Brexit' Wakeford rumbled as MP slams new party in unearthed tweets

CHRISTIAN WAKEFORD crossed the Commons to join the Left from the Tories but old tweets have since emerged of the Bury South MP expressing opinions including th [...]

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thedailymash.co.uk 8 hours ago
Dear Boris, when I called you a 'lying sack of shit' I may have spoken in haste

Dear Boris, when I called you a 'lying sack of shit' I may have spoken in haste

AS a loyal Tory MP, I feel I should make it clear that when I referred to you as a ‘lying sack of shit’, a ‘f**king liability’ and a ‘dead man walking’, I was [...]

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scotsman.com 8 hours ago

Scottish independence: Covid and Brexit offer ‘opportunity to reset’ relations on union, Lords claim

The challenges caused by Brexit and the pandemic present an “opportunity to reset relationships” between the UK Government and devolved nations, a Lords commit [...]

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express.co.uk 9 hours ago
Scared, Starmer? Labour rules out by-election after Wakeford defection as demands grow

Scared, Starmer? Labour rules out by-election after Wakeford defection as demands grow

LABOUR has ruled out a by-election in Bury South after Christian Wakeford's defection from the Tories, despite growing demands.

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express.co.uk 9 hours ago
Brexit LIVE: 'No appetite for Article 16' Truss breaks away from Frost – EU poised to cave

Brexit LIVE: 'No appetite for Article 16' Truss breaks away from Frost – EU poised to cave

LIZ TRUSS has "charmed" the EU and improved the atmosphere since Lord Frost's departure, removing the need to trigger Article 16 with no outside pressure to do [...]

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standard.co.uk 10 hours ago
Boris Johnson vows to fight on if rebel MPs force confidence vote

Boris Johnson vows to fight on if rebel MPs force confidence vote

Boris Johnson has vowed not to resign if a group of rebel Tory MPs force a vote of no confidence in his premiership over the partygate scandal.

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express.co.uk 10 hours ago
Nicola Sturgeon wedding photos: Behind-the-scenes of her marriage to SNP chief executive

Nicola Sturgeon wedding photos: Behind-the-scenes of her marriage to SNP chief executive

NICOLA Sturgeon married her fellow Scottish National Party (SNP) member in 2010 and will celebrate 12 years of marriage in July. What was their wedding like, a [...]

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Boris Johnson clings on as Sue Gray’s report due next week

Boris Johnson clings on as Sue Gray’s report due next week

The former Stormont senior civil servant investigating allegations of Downing Street breaches of Covid regulations is expected to report next week, the under-f [...]

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express.co.uk 11 hours ago
Sadiq Khan approval rating

Sadiq Khan approval rating

SADIQ KHAN has been Mayor of London since 2016. Has this Labour politician lost his touch or is he still as popular as ever? Express.co.uk explores the latest [...]

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heraldscotland.com 11 hours ago
Neil Mackay: Police used a serial killer as an informer yet nobody seems to care. Why?

Neil Mackay: Police used a serial killer as an informer yet nobody seems to care. Why?

IMAGINE that Police Scotland or the Metropolitan Police were found to have used a serial killer as an informer. What would happen? How many high…

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heraldscotland.com 12 hours ago
Mark Smith: The Glasgow M&S that was doomed to close

Mark Smith: The Glasgow M&S that was doomed to close

A man who owns a pub on Sauchiehall Street once told me how bad business was in the area. He said there was no longer any real reason for people to…

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theguardian.com 13 hours ago
‘Hanging by a thread’: what the papers say about Johnson’s fight to stay in power

‘Hanging by a thread’: what the papers say about Johnson’s fight to stay in power

On a day of drama, demands and a defection, the newspaper front pages reflect the political battle lines being drawn

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express.co.uk 15 hours ago
'Get a grip of the s***show!' Brexiteer Tory MPs call on Boris to give Lord Frost new role

'Get a grip of the s***show!' Brexiteer Tory MPs call on Boris to give Lord Frost new role

BORIS JOHNSON is facing calls from Brexit-backing Tory MPs to give Lord Frost a new role in Government as they demand Downing Street "gets a grip".

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express.co.uk 17 hours ago
Brexit to turbocharge economy as AMT unveils tool to strengthen business after £2.3bn deal

Brexit to turbocharge economy as AMT unveils tool to strengthen business after £2.3bn deal

BREXIT is set to turbocharge Britain's economy, with International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan eyeing up global partnerships which will strengthen bus [...]

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telegraph.co.uk 19 hours ago
Leadership contenders: As Liz Truss flew to Australia, Rishi Sunak sat by Boris Johnson’s side

Leadership contenders: As Liz Truss flew to Australia, Rishi Sunak sat by Boris Johnson’s side

Chancellor seen nodding supportively as PM forced to grapple with the defection of a ‘Red Wall’ MP before PMQs began

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theguardian.com 19 hours ago
A day of anger and defection keeps the partygate scandal boiling

A day of anger and defection keeps the partygate scandal boiling

‘In the name of God, go!’ said one top Tory, but some think there has been pause for thought about toppling Boris Johnson

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express.co.uk 20 hours ago
Boris Johnson given key lifeline as pressure ramps up on embattled PM

Boris Johnson given key lifeline as pressure ramps up on embattled PM

BORIS JOHNSON has been handed a key lifeline as the Prime Minister faces mounting pressure to resign as leader of the country.

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newstatesman.com 20 hours ago
Why Tory MPs have given Boris Johnson a stay of execution

Why Tory MPs have given Boris Johnson a stay of execution

The uncomfortable spectacle of Labour profiting from Conservative divisions has persuaded many MPs to hold fire.

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express.co.uk 21 hours ago
'We will leave a light on' Gloating German politician issues extraordinary Brexit attack

'We will leave a light on' Gloating German politician issues extraordinary Brexit attack

A GERMAN feminist politician from the Greens EFA in the European Parliament has issued an extraordinary attack on Brexit Britain saying "We will leave a light [...]

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telegraph.co.uk 22 hours ago
Boris was not dead and Bury’d by Sir Keir Starmer – it was friendly fire that got him

Boris was not dead and Bury’d by Sir Keir Starmer – it was friendly fire that got him

An already rattled PM withstood the volley of Labour fire – only just – but an attack by one of the Tory old guard dealt the killer blow

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All you need to know about new smoke alarm regulations in Scotland

All you need to know about new smoke alarm regulations in Scotland

Laws forcing households to install interlinked smoke alarms across Scotland from February will not be delayed, the SNP Government announced. The

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heraldscotland.com 23 hours ago
Thousands of Scottish pupils ‘missing from school’ due to Covid

Thousands of Scottish pupils ‘missing from school’ due to Covid

Thousands of Scottish pupils are said to be “missing” from school as fears grow that the Covid pandemic has left many too anxious to return.

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express.co.uk 23 hours ago
Tory civil war: Pork pie plotters issued brutal warning over ousting Boris

Tory civil war: Pork pie plotters issued brutal warning over ousting Boris

TORY MPs plotting to oust Boris Johnson have been issued a brutal warning - get rid of the Prime Minister now and risk inflicting long-term damage on your part [...]

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express.co.uk 23 hours ago
'Inbox glowing white hot!' Tory minister admits anti-Boris fury stacking up

'Inbox glowing white hot!' Tory minister admits anti-Boris fury stacking up

A TORY minister has admitted that his inbox is "glowing white hot" with furious emails from people about Boris Johnson's alleged lockdown breaking.

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express.co.uk 1 day ago
'Cannot be overstated!' David Davis intervention tipped as severe blow to Boris comeback

'Cannot be overstated!' David Davis intervention tipped as severe blow to Boris comeback

DAVID DAVIS' call for the Prime Minister's resignation has been described as a severe blow that "cannot be overstated" by LBC's Ben Kentish.

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express.co.uk 1 day ago
'Boris lies' and 'vote of no confidence' searches surge 300% as PM hangs on by a thread

'Boris lies' and 'vote of no confidence' searches surge 300% as PM hangs on by a thread

BORIS JOHNSON's reputation among the British public has plummeted in the wake of the "partygate" scandal as "Boris lies" and "vote of no confidence" online sea [...]

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express.co.uk 1 day ago
'Remarkably short-sighted!' Ann Widdecombe savages MPs calling for Boris to resign

'Remarkably short-sighted!' Ann Widdecombe savages MPs calling for Boris to resign

ANN WIDDECOMBE has blasted Conservative MPs calling for Boris Johnson to resign as Prime Minister over 'Partygate'.

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scotsman.com 1 day ago
Tens of thousands could die if Russia launch 'extraordinarily stupid' conflict, UK minister warns

Tens of thousands could die if Russia launch 'extraordinarily stupid' conflict, UK minister warns

Tens of thousands of people could die if Russia launches into an “extraordinarily stupid” conflict with Ukraine, a minister has warned.

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express.co.uk 1 day ago
‘With respect!’ Laura Kuenssberg skewers squirming Tory MP in 'double standards' attack

‘With respect!’ Laura Kuenssberg skewers squirming Tory MP in 'double standards' attack

BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg fought back against a Conservative MP after he claimed the public was more interested in the Government's economic and jo [...]

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NHS Grampian records more than 1,000 new positive Covid cases

NHS Grampian records more than 1,000 new positive Covid cases

NHS Grampian has recorded more than 1,000 positive Covid cases in the last 24 hours. According to the latest Scottish Government statistics, the health

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express.co.uk 1 day ago
Pork pie what? Excited German press struggles as bid to oust Boris lost in translation

Pork pie what? Excited German press struggles as bid to oust Boris lost in translation

EXCITED German press has fallen on deaf ears as the ongoing bid to oust Boris Johnson as UK Prime Minister has been lost in translation.

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express.co.uk 1 day ago
Boris backed by LBC caller in extraordinary defence of PM 'Prefer an unaccomplished liar!'

Boris backed by LBC caller in extraordinary defence of PM 'Prefer an unaccomplished liar!'

BORIS JOHNSON has been backed to remain as Prime Minister by a caller on LBC who reckons an "unaccomplished liar" is better than a "smooth and convincing" one.

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Former chief nursing officer appointed deputy chairwoman of drugs death taskforce

Former chief nursing officer appointed deputy chairwoman of drugs death taskforce

Speaking of her new position Professor McQueen said she was ‘delighted’ to be put in a major role which could prove ‘critical’ in helping…

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express.co.uk 1 day ago
Boris Johnson approval rating: PM sinks to all-time low with the British public

Boris Johnson approval rating: PM sinks to all-time low with the British public

BORIS JOHNSON'S week is going from bad to worse as groups of his own MPs formulate arrangements to have him ousted. The mood is reflected by the British public [...]

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scotsman.com 1 day ago
Sketch: Boris Johnson's battering at PMQs leaves Operation Big Dog facing hard choices

Sketch: Boris Johnson's battering at PMQs leaves Operation Big Dog facing hard choices

There comes a time in politics when even the biggest beasts become so wounded that clinging on to the hope of recovery becomes tantamount to cruelty. In the ca [...]

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express.co.uk 1 day ago
'Have the guts!' Sunak faces demands to say what he REALLY thinks of Boris

'Have the guts!' Sunak faces demands to say what he REALLY thinks of Boris

DR SHOLA Mos-Shogbamimu slams Rishi Sunak for not denouncing Boris Johnson as Prime Minister over Party Gate allegations.

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express.co.uk 1 hour ago
Boris Johnson POLL: Has PM done enough to stay in job after week of hell?

Boris Johnson POLL: Has PM done enough to stay in job after week of hell?

BORIS Johnson is facing mounting pressure to resign after admitting he attended one of the many Downing Street parties during the coronavirus pandemic. But Exp [...]

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express.co.uk 1 hour ago
Christian Wakeford defection brutally backfires as Tories 'galvanised' behind Boris

Christian Wakeford defection brutally backfires as Tories 'galvanised' behind Boris

EMBATTLED Boris Johnson has been boosted by Christian Wakeford's defection to Labour, a Red Wall MP has said.

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standard.co.uk 2 hours ago
‘Looks like checkmate’ for Boris Johnson, says senior Tory MP

‘Looks like checkmate’ for Boris Johnson, says senior Tory MP

Senior Brexiteer Steve Baker questions whether Prime Minister can ‘save himself’ as pressure mounts over Partygate

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heraldscotland.com 2 hours ago
Iain Macwhirter: Here's what really killed the BBC — and it's not Nadine Dorries

Iain Macwhirter: Here's what really killed the BBC — and it's not Nadine Dorries

Iain Macwhirter: Here's what really killed the BBC — and it's not Nadine Dorries... The BBC fitted me like a glove. I worked there for over 20 years and it was [...]

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heraldscotland.com 2 hours ago
Sturgeon criticised for 'unnecessary' restrictions imposed to tackle Omicron

Sturgeon criticised for 'unnecessary' restrictions imposed to tackle Omicron

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has refused to re-think her “cautious” approach in dealing with the pandemic after the Scottish Conservative…

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heraldscotland.com 2 hours ago
Nicola Sturgeon shocked by 'moral decay' of Boris Johnson blackmail claims

Nicola Sturgeon shocked by 'moral decay' of Boris Johnson blackmail claims

NICOLA Sturgeon has said she is “shocked” by allegations that Tory MPs have effectively been blackmailed into keeping Boris Johnson in office.

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express.co.uk 3 hours ago
'Swiss-Brexit underway!' Brussels warned as tensions erupt after collapsed talks

'Swiss-Brexit underway!' Brussels warned as tensions erupt after collapsed talks

SWITZERLAND is going through a Brexit-like step-by-step break up with the EU, Brussels has been warned as trade negotiations with the non-EU country fade.

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scotsman.com 3 hours ago

FMQs: Anas Sarwar claims Scottish seabed rights sold to wind power firms ‘with questionable human rights records’

Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar has accused the Scottish Government of selling off Scotland’s seabed plots to windfarm companies with “questionable human ri [...]

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Nicola Sturgeon accuses Labour of 'throwing open the door' to Tories after Christian Wakeford's defection

Nicola Sturgeon accuses Labour of 'throwing open the door' to Tories after Christian Wakeford's defection

Nicola Sturgeon accused Labour and the Tories of being "interchangeable" after Conservative MP Christian Wakeford defected to Keir Starmer's party. The

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express.co.uk 4 hours ago
No10 'worried' Sue Gray may have damning evidence against Boris in Partygate probe

No10 'worried' Sue Gray may have damning evidence against Boris in Partygate probe

DOWNING STREET is said to be nervous over the findings of civil servant Sue Gray, who is tasked with investigating alleged lockdown parties at No 10 involving [...]

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express.co.uk 4 hours ago
Sturgeon headed for more unpopularity after Covid handling and IndyRef2 pushing

Sturgeon headed for more unpopularity after Covid handling and IndyRef2 pushing

NICOLA STURGEON is likely to see a further downward trend in the opinion polls after a turbulent few months of coronavirus policy and continued efforts towards [...]

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express.co.uk 4 hours ago
'You've sold off Scot jobs, sold off Scot assets' Anas Sawar pulls apart Sturgeon

'You've sold off Scot jobs, sold off Scot assets' Anas Sawar pulls apart Sturgeon

SCOTTISH Labour leader Anas Sarwar tore apart Nicola Sturgeon in a fiery FMQs clash over the Scottish economy.

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express.co.uk 4 hours ago
How Christian Wakeford defection has secured Boris' job

How Christian Wakeford defection has secured Boris' job

CHRISTIAN WAKEFORD provided Labour with a PMQ's boost yesterday as the MP for Bury South crossed the aisle minutes before Boris Johnson appeared at the House o [...]

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newstatesman.com 5 hours ago
Could Boris Johnson yet survive as Prime Minister?

Could Boris Johnson yet survive as Prime Minister?

Having avoided a no-confidence vote, the Prime Minister’s strategy is to play for time and hope that MPs’ anger dissipates.

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heraldscotland.com 5 hours ago
MSPs told to show 'utmost transparency' after complaint against Tory

MSPs told to show 'utmost transparency' after complaint against Tory

MSPs have been told to demonstrate the “utmost transparency” when they declare any  shareholdings after a complaint against a fomer Tory…

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standard.co.uk 6 hours ago
London schools where vaccination rates are low urged to keep masks

London schools where vaccination rates are low urged to keep masks

Schools in areas with lower vaccination rates are being encouraged to keep face mask rules in place.

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scotsman.com 6 hours ago
Senior Tory MP accuses No10 of blackmailing rebellious backbenchers considering vote of no confidence

Senior Tory MP accuses No10 of blackmailing rebellious backbenchers considering vote of no confidence

A senior Conservative MP has urged Tory backbenchers facing "intimidation" over their support for a no confidence motion in Boris Johnson to report it to the p [...]

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express.co.uk 6 hours ago
'By-election would be welcome!' Sajid Javid blasts Christian Wakeford after defection

'By-election would be welcome!' Sajid Javid blasts Christian Wakeford after defection

SAJID JAVID was grilled by Sky News presenter Kay Burley over MP Chrisitan Wakeford's shock defection from Conservative to Labour.

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express.co.uk 6 hours ago
Red Wall MPs that could join Christian Wakeford - the 3 who are furious with Boris

Red Wall MPs that could join Christian Wakeford - the 3 who are furious with Boris

FORMER Tory MP Christian Wakeford crossed the floor yesterday to join the Labour Party in one of the most damning examples of floundering support for the Prime [...]

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heraldscotland.com 7 hours ago
Who is on Question Time tonight? BBC show comes to Scotland

Who is on Question Time tonight? BBC show comes to Scotland

SCOTS will get the chance to grill leading political, cultural and business figures this week as Question Time comes to Scotland.

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thedailymash.co.uk 7 hours ago
Even Tim Martin doesn't like you, and other ways to know you're really up shit creek

Even Tim Martin doesn't like you, and other ways to know you're really up shit creek

BORIS Johnson has found himself in non-stop trouble recently. Here he explains the telltale signs that you might be irretrievably f**ked.

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theguardian.com 7 hours ago
Boris Johnson: Wakeford defection has made Tories think twice about confidence vote, MP says – live

Boris Johnson: Wakeford defection has made Tories think twice about confidence vote, MP says – live

Latest updates: Conservative MP Andrew Percy says Christian Wakeford defection has made a lot of Tories think again about triggering vote

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express.co.uk 7 hours ago
'Good work Agent Wakeford!' Ex-Tory MP mocked as plot to humiliate Boris swiftly backfires

'Good work Agent Wakeford!' Ex-Tory MP mocked as plot to humiliate Boris swiftly backfires

THE ex-Tory MP who defected to Labour has been mocked by insiders, who claim the plan to humiliate Boris Johnson has swiftly backfired.

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newsletter.co.uk 8 hours ago
Party has decision to make in former DUP stronghold

Party has decision to make in former DUP stronghold

In December, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said he hoped to run for an Assembly seat in Lagan Valley.

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telegraph.co.uk 9 hours ago
Politics latest news: Up to seven Tory MPs withdraw letters of no confidence in Boris Johnson as coup loses momentum

Politics latest news: Up to seven Tory MPs withdraw letters of no confidence in Boris Johnson as coup loses momentum

Between three and seven letters of no confidence have been withdrawn today by Conservative MPs suddenly nervous about booting Boris Johnson out of Number 10.

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express.co.uk 9 hours ago
'We need to live with it!' Sajid Javid loses it at Kay Burley over Covid - flu comparison

'We need to live with it!' Sajid Javid loses it at Kay Burley over Covid - flu comparison

SAJID JAVID demanded that Britons must learn to live with COVID-19 as the UK is set to remove most restrictions by the end of the month.

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newsletter.co.uk 9 hours ago
Donaldson blindsided but ‘not angry’ after Boris U-turn on double-jobbing

Donaldson blindsided but ‘not angry’ after Boris U-turn on double-jobbing

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has denied being angered by a government U-turn that would have allowed Northern Ireland MPs to retain their Westminster seat if elected [...]

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heraldscotland.com 11 hours ago
Boris Johnson no confidence vote 'a certainty' as pressure mounts on PM

Boris Johnson no confidence vote 'a certainty' as pressure mounts on PM

BORIS Johnson faced a day of humiliation yesterday after a Tory grandee told him to resign and one of his MPs defected to Labour.

Read full article: Boris Johnson no confidence vote 'a cert...→
heraldscotland.com 11 hours ago
Tom Gordon: Calculating Tory MPs as ugly as the Prime Minister

Tom Gordon: Calculating Tory MPs as ugly as the Prime Minister

IT’S never good when the third person enters a politician’s diction. It’s like a vulture circling their last cogent moments.

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heraldscotland.com 11 hours ago
Lord Hope: How do we create a Union that respects Scotland's will?

Lord Hope: How do we create a Union that respects Scotland's will?

THE Constitution Committee of the House of Lords, of which I am a member, has just published a report on the future governance of the United Kingdom.

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scotsman.com 12 hours ago
Consultation launched on new law allowing MSPs to be removed from office

Consultation launched on new law allowing MSPs to be removed from office

A consultation has been launched on a new law that would allow MSPs to be removed from office.

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Politics Archives

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The Press and Journal brings the latest political news, analysis and opinion on the breaking politics news from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland and the UK

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express.co.uk 16 hours ago
GB News: Red Wall ‘Pork Pie’ plotters owe Boris, slams Dan Wooton - ‘Pretty sickening’

GB News: Red Wall ‘Pork Pie’ plotters owe Boris, slams Dan Wooton - ‘Pretty sickening’

DAN WOOTTON has slammed around 20 red wall Conservative MPs who have met secretly to launch a coup against Boris Johnson.

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Stonehaven and Highland flood defence scheme costs spiral

Stonehaven and Highland flood defence scheme costs spiral

The SNP is accused of being "all at sea" with flood defence schemes - including a £7 million over-budget project in Stonehaven. The Scottish Government

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telegraph.co.uk 19 hours ago
Boris Johnson: I won’t quit if rebels force a no confidence vote

Boris Johnson: I won’t quit if rebels force a no confidence vote

David Davis says PM will have to be dragged ‘kicking and screaming’ from office, as No 10 insists he is 'best man for the job'

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telegraph.co.uk 19 hours ago
Boris Johnson’s wins outweigh his mistakes – and we need a steadying hand

Boris Johnson’s wins outweigh his mistakes – and we need a steadying hand

Before MPs get carried away in a fit of moral indignation, just consider what the PM has achieved

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standard.co.uk 19 hours ago
Sajid Javid backs Boris at press conference as pressure mounts on PM

Sajid Javid backs Boris at press conference as pressure mounts on PM

Sajid Javid backed Boris Johnson at a press conference after senior Tory MP David Davis called on the prime minister to resign.

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telegraph.co.uk 20 hours ago
Five more Conservative MPs considering defecting to Labour

Five more Conservative MPs considering defecting to Labour

Labour sources say other Tories from the 2019 general election intake could follow Christian Wakeford out of the door

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telegraph.co.uk 20 hours ago
Home Office ‘burying bad news’ with plan to scrap daily Channel migrants data

Home Office ‘burying bad news’ with plan to scrap daily Channel migrants data

Exclusive: Move revealed by Office for Statistics Regulation, which says decision to publish quarterly was taken by department

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express.co.uk 20 hours ago
David Davis delivers killer blow - Boris to be 'dragged kicking and screaming' from post

David Davis delivers killer blow - Boris to be 'dragged kicking and screaming' from post

DAVID Davis has delivered a killer blow to the Prime Minister hours after demanding his resignation during a heated session of PMQs.

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express.co.uk 21 hours ago
‘Doesn’t understand them!’ Commons roars with laughter as SNP quip leaves Boris stuttering

‘Doesn’t understand them!’ Commons roars with laughter as SNP quip leaves Boris stuttering

SNP Business Spokesperson Stephen Flynn left MPs reeling with laughter and Boris Johnson stammering after delivering a blunt put down during a House of Commons [...]

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telegraph.co.uk 22 hours ago
I am ashamed to call the turncoat former Tory Christian Wakeford my MP

I am ashamed to call the turncoat former Tory Christian Wakeford my MP

As a resident in Bury South, I gave him my vote to keep Labour out of power. Disregarding our wishes has made him a hypocrite

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scotsman.com 22 hours ago
Downing Street parties: Douglas Ross says rebel Tory MPs getting 'closer' to benchmark to trigger no-confidence vote in Boris Johnson

Downing Street parties: Douglas Ross says rebel Tory MPs getting 'closer' to benchmark to trigger no-confidence vote in Boris Johnson

Rebel Tory MPs are getting “closer and closer” to the 54 letters needed to trigger a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister, Scottish Conservative leader [...]

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express.co.uk 23 hours ago
Labour civil war as 'sphinx-like' Rayner clashes with Starmer over Wakeford defection

Labour civil war as 'sphinx-like' Rayner clashes with Starmer over Wakeford defection

ANGELA RAYNER appeared "sphinx-like" next to Sir Keir Starmer at today's PMQs as the pair appeared to share contrasting views to Christian Wakeford defecting t [...]

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telegraph.co.uk 23 hours ago
David Davis: Tory anger across the generations meant I had to tell Boris Johnson to go

David Davis: Tory anger across the generations meant I had to tell Boris Johnson to go

In a Telegraph interview, the former Brexit secretary explains why he ‘felt the need to give the Prime Minister a nudge’

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express.co.uk 23 hours ago
'We cannot eradicate this virus' Javid issues stark Covid warning - 'Bumps in road ahead'

'We cannot eradicate this virus' Javid issues stark Covid warning - 'Bumps in road ahead'

HEALTH Secretary Sajid Javid warned the coronavirus could not be "eradicated" and said measures now needed to be taken so the public can learn to live with the [...]

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express.co.uk 1 day ago
Merkel crosses the pond! Former Chancellor lands high profile job offer in New York

Merkel crosses the pond! Former Chancellor lands high profile job offer in New York

ANGELA MERKEL could be set for a move across the pond after she received a job offer at the UN from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

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Who are the outside bets for Tory leader if Boris Johnson goes?

Who are the outside bets for Tory leader if Boris Johnson goes?

Analysis: With a leadership race potentially imminent, we look at six possible dark-horse candidates

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express.co.uk 1 day ago
‘Operation Domino!’ Rigby warns further Tory defections on the cards following Labour tip

‘Operation Domino!’ Rigby warns further Tory defections on the cards following Labour tip

SKY News Political Editor Beth Rigby warned further Conservative defections to Labour could happen after she says Labour sources are calling Christian Wakeford [...]

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BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg lifts lid on Boris Johnson’s Tory lifeline: ‘No danger!’

BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg lifts lid on Boris Johnson’s Tory lifeline: ‘No danger!’

THE BBC's Laura Kuenssberg has lifted the lid on Boris Johnson's lifeline following the ongoing scandal over the Downing Street "Partygate" affair.

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express.co.uk 1 day ago
How David Davis invoked WW2 in damning attack on PM - Neville Chamberlain quote in full

How David Davis invoked WW2 in damning attack on PM - Neville Chamberlain quote in full

DAVID DAVIS shocked MPs sitting in the House of Commons today when he publicly called for Boris Johnson to leave, quoting his 20th-century colleague Leo Amery' [...]

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Michael Settle: AS PMQs go, it was towards the more dramatic end of the political Richter scale

Michael Settle: AS PMQs go, it was towards the more dramatic end of the political Richter scale

A little-known Conservative MP, Christian Wakeford, defecting to Labour at the start and a grandee telling Boris to go at the end for seeking to…

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express.co.uk 1 day ago
Every MP that has submitted vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson

Every MP that has submitted vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson

CONSERVATIVE MPs have grown increasingly furious with Boris Johnson, who admitted last week he attended a lockdown breaking party in May 2020 while "implicitly [...]

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SNP rules out further fire alarm regulation delay ahead of February 1 roll out

SNP rules out further fire alarm regulation delay ahead of February 1 roll out

Scottish Conservative housing spokesperson, Miles Briggs, claimed the statement will “be of concern to many householders across Scotland”, given no changes are [...]

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‘Surprised that’s the case’ Moment Wakeford's Tory 'friend' hears news of Labour defection

‘Surprised that’s the case’ Moment Wakeford's Tory 'friend' hears news of Labour defection

CONSERVATIVE MP Andrew Bowie reacted live to the news of Christian Wakeford defecting to Labour and initially downplayed the likelihood of the reports but said [...]

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scotsman.com 1 day ago
PMQs sketch: Boris Johnson's battering as David Davis tells him to 'in the name of God, go' leaves Operation Big Dog facing hard choices

PMQs sketch: Boris Johnson's battering as David Davis tells him to 'in the name of God, go' leaves Operation Big Dog facing hard choices

There comes a time in politics when even the biggest beasts become so wounded that clinging on to the hope of recovery becomes tantamount to cruelty.

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Boris Johnson fails to defend Douglas Ross over 'lightweight' jibe

Boris Johnson fails to defend Douglas Ross over 'lightweight' jibe

THE PRIME Minister has failed to defend the leader of the Scottish Conservatives when challenged in the Commons.

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Covid Scotland: Use of face masks in secondary schools should be regularly reviewed, say parent representatives

Covid Scotland: Use of face masks in secondary schools should be regularly reviewed, say parent representatives

Claims of drink and needle spiking at top Scottish university as police investigate incidents... It came as MSPs were told the Omicron wave led to 5 per cent o [...]

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