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Boris Johnson accused of lying as emails suggest he approved Afghan dog rescue

PM called claims he intervened to help evacuation of animal charity ‘complete nonsense’Foreign Office emails appear to contradict Downing Street’s insistence that Boris Johnson did not personally authorise the controversial rescue of cats and dogs from a British animal charity in Afghanistan.The release of two emails on Wednesday prompted claims that...

Starmer tells Boris Johnson to resign immediately for misleading parliament

PM’s attempt to save career causing ‘immense damage to public trust’, says Labour leaderPolitics live – latest updatesKeir Starmer has called in parliament for Boris Johnson to resign immediately for misleading MPs over Downing Street parties, saying the prime minister’s continued attempts to save his career were causing “immense damage to public trust”.During...

UK unlawfully stripped woman of citizenship without telling her – court

Ruling against Home Office comes as government tries to remove requirement to give notice in some circumstancesThe court of appeal has ruled that the UK government acted unlawfully when it stripped a British woman of her citizenship without telling her.By a two to one majority, the justices upheld a high court ruling that the failure to notify the woman,...

Emails suggest Boris Johnson authorised Afghan animal rescue despite denials

Foreign Office emails appear to contradict Downing Street denials at the timeForeign Office emails appear to contradict Downing Street’s insistence that Boris Johnson did not personally authorise the controversial rescue of cats and dogs from a British animal charity in Afghanistan.The release of two emails on Wednesday prompted claims that the prime...

Starmer slams ‘spectacle of PM under police investigation’ as Boris Johnson awaits Sue Gray report – live

No 10 has still not yet received report on Downing Street parties that could trigger a Tory leadership electionStarmer tells Johnson to resign immediately for misleading parliamentTory MP says Johnson was ‘ambushed with a cake’ on his birthdayGlobal coronavirus updates – liveHere is a question from below the line worth answering up here.The answer is...

PMQs live: Boris Johnson faces Keir Starmer as No 10 awaits Sue Gray report on Downing Street parties

PM braced for report into potentially rule-breaking events that could trigger a Tory leadership electionDowning Street yet to see Sue Gray report on parties, says Liz Truss‘Number’s up, PM’: what the papers say as Gray report loomsTory MP says Johnson was ‘ambushed with a cake’ on his birthdayGlobal coronavirus updates – liveHere is a question from...

Downing Street yet to see Sue Gray report on parties, says Liz Truss

Publication of report on possible lockdown breaches could be pushed back until later in the weekPolitics live – latest updatesDowning Street has not yet seen the report by Sue Gray into alleged lockdown-breaking parties in government, Liz Truss has said.Asked whether No 10 was still waiting to see the report by the senior civil servant, the foreign...

Downing Street parties: Boris Johnson does not yet have Sue Gray’s report, says Liz Truss – live

PM braced for report into potentially rule-breaking events that could trigger a Tory leadership electionBoris Johnson braced for perilous 48 hours with release of Gray’s report‘Number’s up, PM’: what the papers say as Gray report loomsGlobal coronavirus updates – liveIn an article for Politico Angela Rayner, the deputy Labour leader, has restated her...

The nationality bill makes it clear: some British citizens are more equal than others | Shami Chakrabarti and Simon Woolley

Clause 9 will make it easier for the government to strip people of UK citizenship. That’s why we oppose itAs longstanding human rights campaigners, we are both well acquainted with the harsh realities of inequality and injustice in modern Britain. But the government’s nationality and borders bill – which will be in the committee stage at the House of...

The Gray report: five key questions it could answer

Sue Gray’s report into alleged Downing Street parties could be released as soon as this weekSue Gray’s report will be closely scrutinised by Conservative MPs awaiting the full facts before deciding whether to act against their beleaguered leader.Here are five things to look out for when it is published: Continue reading...

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