Since easing lockdown restrictions, Johnson has opted for a “whack-a-mole” strategy of targeting localised outbreaks. It’s also the new tactic he has adopted for PMQs. Only in this instance it is him that’s the mole. Boris would never admit it in person – far too proud and narcissistic – but part of his subconscious appears to have accepted he has met his match in the Labour leader. … [Read more...] about Boz the Bluster gets hammered in PMQs ‘whack-a-mole’
However, his career took a new turn when he decided to break with his Downing Street friends by supporting the leave campaign, causing a rift with Cameron. He took a leading role in Vote Leave alongside Johnson, including high-profile live television events. … [Read more...] about Michael Gove sacked as justice secretary as rival Johnson gets plum job
HMRC will be one of the key cogs in the Brexit chain as work must start urgently on the complex arrangements for Northern Ireland that will affect all businesses trading on both sides of the Irish Sea. Expect an early clash between the EU and Johnson, who has repeatedly claimed there will be no checks on goods, in contradiction of the withdrawal agreement. … [Read more...] about What happens on Brexit day and what comes next?
The letter was sent to Sir Simon McDonald, permanent under-secretary at the FO, who revealed it said: “I’ve found life away from the front line relaxed and easier. My 105,000 Twitter followers show that even those with four legs and fur have a part to play in the UK’s global effort. I have championed our work, built our relationships, and celebrated the diversity of our staff.” … [Read more...] about Foreign Office cat Palmerston retires after four years in Whitehall
A Government spokesperson said: “Since the decision in 2011 to move to 600 constituencies, there has been significant demographic, housing and migration change and the UK has left the European Union, with the UK Parliament regaining control of key policy areas. … [Read more...] about Government wastes over £17million failing to decide whether number of MPs in Parliament needs to be cut