Ex-PM Johnson’s official partygate defence set to be revealed today

Boris Johnson’s response to allegations that he lied to parliament about Downing Street lockdown parties is expected today. The former prime minister’s case will be submitted to the privileges committee by barrister Lord Pannick KC, and allies believe his position – that he was unaware any gatherings broke the rules – will be “vindicated”. Mr … Read more

UK to ‘quickly start’ deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda this summer

The first asylum seekers could be flown from the UK to Rwanda by the summer, according to the Home Secretary, who stated that “there is every possibility that we can move quickly.” Suella Braverman, speaking in the Rwandan capital Kigali on her first official visit as Home Secretary, also warned that the government could still … Read more

UK trade war against EU begins as Irish MEPs ‘cosy up’ to Brussels

MEPs agreed to impose restrictions on Britain if it failed to meet its obligations, dubbed the “first shot fired” in a trade war between London and Brussels over Brexit terms. Irish MEP Sean Kelly announced the new law on Twitter: “Today, we signed into law a regulation empowering the @EU_Commission to impose trade restrictions should … Read more