UK’s Rishi Sunak, Health Minister Quit In Huge Crisis For Boris Johnson

UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid resigned on Tuesday, plunging Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government into crisis. Mr Sunak, in his letter, said he was “sad to be leaving government”, but has come to the conclusion that “we cannot continue like this”. “The public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, … Read more

Two key ministers quit UK government in major blow to Boris Johnson

Two key UK ministers quit within minutes of each other on Tuesday evening in a major blow to under-fire Prime Minister Boris Johnson.  Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, resigned saying he had lost confidence in Johnson. Then just minutes later, Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer — or finance minister — … Read more

‘Utterly tragic’ if Scottish independence led to ‘division’ in UK armed forces, Johnson says

BORIS JOHNSON HAS claimed Scottish independence would be “utterly tragic for the whole world” if it caused the UK’s armed forces to be divided. The UK Prime Minister also insisted a second independence poll is not a priority for the government. Speaking in the House of Commons, Conservative MP Brendan Clarke-Smith claimed Scottish nationalists would … Read more

How the U.K’s summer of strikes points toward a resurgence of union clout

LONDON — It was a peculiar sight, barristers hitting the bricks in their black silk robes and white jabots and horsehair wigs. A preview of what’s to come this summer — and what is already happening here — because, released from the stasis of a pandemic, everybody wants more money. It’s ethically OK to make … Read more

Watchdog considering review into Boris Johnson’s 40 ‘new hospitals’ pledge

B oris Johnson’s election pledge to build 40 new hospitals by 2030 is facing a review by the Government’s official spending watchdog. The National Audit Office (NAO) is planning a “value for money review” that could consider increasing costs due to spiralling inflation and whether the hospitals will in fact be new. The investigation emerged … Read more

What the papers say – July 3

T he papers on Sunday are led by reports that Boris Johnson was warned twice of sexual misconduct claims against “groper” Tory MP Chris Pincher. The Sunday Mirror writes that the PM twice took no action to probe the MP it has dubbed the “Pestminister” after he was warned about Mr Pincher by his MPs … Read more

Chris Pincher suspended as Tory MP after complaint made following claims he drunkenly groped men

Chris Pincher has tonight been suspended as a Conservative MP following claims he drunkenly groped men. The 52-year-old MP for Tamworth, who quit his role in charge of Tory party discipline yesterday, has faced allegations of sordid behaviour at a posh London members’ club. His suspension as a Tory MP comes after a day of … Read more

Theresa May urges Boris Johnson to ban transgender conversion therapy

FORMER UK PRIME minister Theresa May has urged Boris Johnson to ban transgender conversion therapy as a part of proposed legislation. In late March, the Prime Minister dropped plans to ban any conversion therapy, but U-turned within hours following a backlash. The Government later outlined legislation – the Conversion Therapy Bill – in the Queen’s … Read more

From Madrid summit, NATO steps into more dangerous era

Press play to listen to this article MADRID — It’s riskier than the Cold War. It’s less predictable, with fewer ground rules, a real danger of nuclear escalation, attritional bloodletting deeply scarring Ukraine, and no clear path back to any sort of détente. NATO leaders on Thursday concluded a summit meeting in Madrid that positioned … Read more