By Manish Pandey Published 7 July Share close Share page Copy link About sharing One day you're the prime minister. The next day, you're not. Boris Johnson says he's not going yet, but plans to step aside to make way for a new leader in the autumn. It follows a dramatic 48 hours which saw dozens of ministers resign and many other colleagues urge him to go. So what happens when it all suddenly stops? On the day Assuming he follows Theresa May's example, Boris Johnson's last day will involve one final round of prime minister's questions in Parliament, then a trip to Buckingham Palace. To make his exit official, he still has to officially resign by meeting the Queen. If he's lucky, he will be given a personal gift by Her Majesty. Former PM Gordon Brown and his family got a signed photograph. Free time What might Boris Johnson do immediately after … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson: What happens after a prime minister resigns?
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By Pippa Simm and Brian Wheeler Published 19 February 2015 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing David Cameron revealed earlier that he hasn't driven a car in four and a half years. He's not really allowed to for security reasons, you see. So when did prime ministers stop getting behind the wheel? The official government car service came into being in 1946, but it was the declaration of war in 1939 that changed ministers' travel habits for good. Before this, it was only the home secretary, who was allocated a police car, that got an official motor. And for the other ministers? Well, they had to provide their own or take public transport. But, as the country went to war, it was decided that six 20-horsepower Austin chauffeur-driven cars should be permanently at the disposal of the War Cabinet, according to Geoffrey Dudley's History of the Government Car Service. On … [Read more...] about When were prime ministers banned from driving?
Published 1 hour ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing An eight-year-old who has raised more than £150,000 for the charity that helped her has met the prime minister after her latest fundraising challenge. On 1 August, Carmela took part in Wonder Wheels, a 66-mile cycle around Wiltshire, in aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK, raising £3,500. She visited Downing Street to celebrate a Points of Light Award she received. Carmela, who is from Market Lavington near Devizes in Wiltshire, said she "really enjoyed" meeting Boris Johnson. "He was funny but his hair was scrunched up as always," she added. Every weekday the prime minister recognises inspirational volunteers who are making a difference in their community with the Points of Light Award. Carmela received hers in 2021 but her visit to Downing Street was delayed due to the pandemic. She said Mr Johnson was … [Read more...] about Muscular Dystrophy fundraiser, 8, meets Prime Minister
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James Croot is the editor of Stuff to Watch . Listen to the Stuff To Watch podcast by hitting the Play button below, or find it on podcast apps such as Apple or Spotify . OPINION: Peaky Blinders fans, I feel your pain. Derry Girls lovers, I too am frustrated by a seemingly interminable wait. Both are shows with an army Kiwi admirers desperately waiting for news of when the final episodes of their beloved shows will finally be available on our shores. They were unleashed overseas months ago. While we know that the Irish period comedy is slated to turn up here, like many other territories outside of Great Britain and the Emerald Isle, on Netflix “later this year”, the situation around Peaky is murkier. The concluding sixth season had a blink-and-you’ve-missed-it run on Sky TV’s BBC UKTV channel and Sky Go back in March and April, but failed to show up on Netflix (where the other five seasons are homed) here as expected on June 10. So while countries … [Read more...] about Why I will never give up The Good Fight to get the best TV shows to air in NZ
David Cameron laid on fruit smoothies, Ken Clarke beer. Says it all about the history of the Tory party over the past 25 years, really. John Major and William Hague were lent Alan Duncan's elegant house in Gayfere Street, around the corner from the Houses of Parliament, for their HQs in 1990 and 1997. Years later, Boris Johnson was loaned a lavish £10m five-storey townhouse in Westminster by Andrew Griffith, then a Sky executive and now an MP, who became a junior minister last week. Michael Portillo, however, never recovered after installing phone lines in a house in Westminster while professing loyalty to John Major. Still, at least he's now a national treasure. In 2019, Mr Johnson was partly bankrolled by the JCB digger tycoon Anthony Bamford. Three years later, he was in a hole over "Paterson, party-gate and Pincher", but failed to stop digging. Advertisement In 2005, David Cameron was funded partly by the carpets tycoon Phil Harris. And he wiped … [Read more...] about Dirty tricks, plots and backstabbing – why Tory leadership races are always top box office
The weather was perfect, the setting glorious and the newlyweds beamed with happiness. I was thrilled to be a guest at a recent country wedding. The day was going swimmingly until I found myself cornered by an obnoxious guest. His idea of chit-chat with me, a perfect stranger, amounted to making inappropriate comments about the bride's generous proportions, while shovelling canapes into his mouth. It's a situation that will sound horribly familiar to many, especially at this time of year. Small talk — the featherlight conversations we strike up with people we don't know when we are yoked together at gatherings — can be a social minefield. At times, it can be fun and diverting. At others, frankly, it's hell. And I've noticed that, after two years of social distancing, people seem to have forgotten all they ever knew about small talk — or how to extricate themselves seamlessly when it goes wrong. Two years of social distancing have left many struggling with summer party … [Read more...] about How to master the lost art of small talk – from an etiquette expert
SIR – As the debate continues over who should be the next prime minister, all we hear are arguments about whether the solution to the critical challenges facing Britain is to take more money from us or let us keep more money to cope with the rising cost of living. Nobody, however, is telling us what is being done, now, to address the problems that are threatening to bring the country to its knees. What practical action is being taken to secure our energy supplies – not to mention fix the NHS and stop uncontrolled immigration? It is high time that someone in this Government actually started governing. Thomas Le Cocq SIR – After reading Allison Pearson’s comments on gas and electricity costs (Features, August 10), I looked into my own bills. The basics of gas, electricity, water and council tax account for just over 80 per cent of my recently acquired full state pension. The problem is that, if I switch to the cheapest one-year energy deal, the cost will increase to nearly … [Read more...] about Letters: Voters are tiring of the Tories’ hot air as the energy crisis deepens