Church of England is not a ‘passive observer of migration policy’

The Archbishop, who is the head of the Church of England, also reiterated his view that “there are serious ethical questions about using ‘deterrence’ to stop asylum seekers trying to reach our shores”. “Like many, I oppose sending vulnerable and traumatized people more than 4,000 miles away without their consent, and paying another country to … Read more

Annual MOT could be scrapped to put the brakes on cost of living crisis

The requirement for motorists to have an MOT check on their vehicles every year could be scrapped under plans to ease the cost of living crisis after Boris Johnson instructed ministers to suggest policies that would not cost the Treasury any money. The Prime Minister used a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday to brainstorm ideas with … Read more

l’ll privatizes the a*** off Passport Office over delays, threatens Boris Johnson

B oris Johnson has threatened to “privatize the arse” off the Passport Office, DVLA and other “arms-length” public bodies unless they start delivering better services. Urging his Cabinet ministers to come up with creative ways to help ease the growing cost of living crisis, the Prime Minister also pledged to increase scrutiny of the “post-Covid … Read more

Cost of living crisis has workers on ‘good struggles struggling’, says minister ahead of Cabinet meeting

James Heappey, the armed forces minister, said he believes there is “every chance” Ukrainian forces can defeat Russia as the focus of the conflict shifts to the Donbas region in the east of Ukraine. Asked on Sky News if it is “inevitable” that Russia will sixteen territory, Mr Heappey said: “I don’t think there is … Read more

Rishi Sunak is on board with plans to make ‘Thank Holiday’ permanent

The additional day off, which has been endorsed by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), would also be in recognition of the service of the millions who have stepped up to serve their communities during the Covid pandemic. A spokesman for Mr Sunak on Monday confirmed he had asked Treasury officials to carry out an … Read more

Boris Johnson warns UN chief that Vladimir Putin will ‘manipulate’ his Russia visit

Mr Guterres’ trip also risks worsening relations between Nato leaders and the UN. The alliance has been frustrated at the UN’s lack of action on Russia, with the organization hamstrung by Moscow’s permanent seat on the Security Council, allowing it to veto any resolutions on the conflict. Earlier this month, Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, … Read more

Boris Johnson tells Tories Downing Street ‘Abba party’ was work event

Allies of the Prime Minister are understood to have told MPs before the start of the police investigation that he had taken his closest aides up to the flat to decide how to proceed after the departure of Mr Cummings and Lee Cain, his then director of communications. Mr Cummings has claimed there were photographs … Read more

UK set to provide Poland with Challenger II tanks in Ukraine arms drive

Britain is planning to send tanks to Poland so more can be provided to Ukraine, Boris Johnson has announced as he warned Russia could still win the war. The Prime Minister said that he wanted to “backfill” supplies of Soviet-era T-72 tanks being provided by Warsaw to help Ukraine fight off the Russian invasion. “We … Read more

Sending refugees to Rwanda is tough, but it isn’t sensitive

Immigration has long been a toxic political issue. Recently, the rise of the National Front, and then the BNP, was mirrored across Europe. Today, in the UK, we have further controversy, this time over the Nationality and Borders Bill, currently facing deadlock between the Commons and the Lords. Two related elements are creating the current … Read more

Five developments as Putin and UN chief ‘set to hold talks in Moscow’

Good evening. The Kremlin said on Friday that Vladimir Putin is set to hold a face-to-face meeting with António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, next week. In an indication of a major expansion of its war goals, Moscow is now aiming to occupy all of southern Ukraine as well as taking the Donbas in … Read more