On Wednesday she had three engagements in London, including a visit at the Metropolitan Police Service Special Escort Group, a luncheon at the Royal Yachting Association, of which she is president, and a dinner at the Corporation of Trinity House hosted by the National Coastwatch Institution, of which she is royal patron. … [Read more...] about Princess Anne appears in high spirits as she jokes with staff while touring Northern Ireland’s main high security prison – while Prince Charles and his sons are engulfed in Megxit crisis
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The Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service decided in March last year that Soldier F, as he was known at the Bloody Sunday public inquiry, would be the only former soldier to be charged. … [Read more...] about Bloody Sunday: Soldier F hearing may move to Belfast
The budget March’s budget is a huge moment for Boris Johnson to show he is serious about helping the regions that helped deliver his majority. It also presents him with big decisions about how much he loosens the purse strings and what kinds of projects he funds. Some insiders already believe that the breakthrough in the Midlands and the north-east means he will need to look at more ambitious plans for those areas than were announced during the campaign. With Johnson at the peak of his powers, the Treasury is on board. Earlier tensions between No 10 and No 11 seem to have dissipated, with Johnson and chancellor Sajid Javid meeting twice a week. A main difficulty will be picking the right projects – those that can deliver tangible improvements within five years. But will spending on infrastructure projects be enough to offset continuing concerns about issues that have caused the Tories problems, such as universal credit and the NHS? … [Read more...] about Liberal, nuanced, cautious: is this the real Boris Johnson?
Having now lost its fourth General Election in a row – and lost it comprehensively – the Labour Party ought to consider Homer Simpson's threat and abolish itself. If individual members want to go off and join other parties or even set up new ones, that would be fine, although probably just a further waste of time and effort. … [Read more...] about Pictured: Labour leadership hopeful Lisa Nandy posing NAKED in bed with another woman for a racy photostrip story offering sex advice to students