Fewer graduates could get first-class degrees next year, warn universities

Graduates will be less likely to get a first-class degree next year, universities in England will warn as they pledge to reverse pandemic grade inflation. Universities UK and GuildHE, which represent more than 100 universities across the country, will announce that by 2023, they will bring the proportion of first-class and 2.1 degrees back in … Read more

Holiday chaos as airlines axe more flights

It comes as The Telegraph can reveal a fresh row between airlines and ministers. Industry sources claimed airline chief executives rebelled over demands from Whitehall officials to make a public pledge to operate every single flight on their schedules. It is understood Department for Transport officials were knocked back during a call with industry leaders … Read more

Politics latest news: UK must increase defence spending to ‘maintain leadership role’ on world stage, warns Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace, the Defence Secretary, insisted that at the moment the Minister of Defence’s budget is sufficient – he is looking for more money in the middle of the decade.  He told Sky News: “I am the Defence Secretary in a department, all departmental heads will say they want more money, of course.  “In the … Read more

Meghan pledges to take on US Supreme Court over Roe v Wade abortion ruling

“It is completely nonsensical that that’s even something we’re still fighting for,” the Duchess said. Asked whether she felt the Supreme Court decision was a “canary-in-the-coal-mine moment”, she said “absolutely”, warning it “feels like the tip of the iceberg” for the future of “same-sex marriage, contraception access, and many fundamental rights to privacy”. “We have … Read more

Politics latest news: Nicola Sturgeon takes Indyref2 to Supreme Court as Scotland will ‘not be prisoner of Boris Johnson’

Nicola Sturgeon said she hopes the Supreme Court rules in favour of the Scottish Government but she suggested if it doesn’t it will be proof that the UK is not a “voluntary union of nations”.   She said: “If that outcome is secured there will be no doubt whatsoever that the referendum is lawful. And I can … Read more

The Queen visits attends armed forces parade on Scotland trip

The key to the castle was then presented to the Queen by Major General Alastair Bruce of Crionaich, governor of Edinburgh Castle, who was assisted by three service cadets at the palace’s Equerry’s Door. The Major General addressed the Queen, saying: “We, the serving members of Your Majesty’s Armed Forces, bound by our oath to … Read more

British Army chief: Ukraine is our ‘1937 moment’

Mr Johnson is expected to announce “significant reinforcement” for Estonia, potentially more than doubling the number of British troops available to the Baltic state. Mr Stoltenberg also confirmed that Nato units deployed across eight eastern and south-eastern alliance members would be strengthened to brigades, normally comprising around 3,000 to 5,000 troops. Nato officials on Monday … Read more

Labour must ‘categorically’ oppose BA strike over 10pc pay rise, says David Lammy

Sir Keir, whilst shadow Brexit secretary in 2019, joined at least two pickets of striking McDonald’s staff and members University and College Union. Mr Lammy has been present on picket lines supporting striking junior doctors in 2016, as well as college staff in 2018. John McDonnell, the former shadow chancellor, said that he, along with … Read more