Live Updates Today is Day 26 of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine rejects Russia's ultimatum in Mariupol . Russia said people could leave the besieged port city if they surrendered. About 300,000 are trapped. Strategically important Mariupol has been turned to rubble with weeks of Russian shelling, with 90 percent of buildings estimated to be damaged. Olena Zelenska , Ukraine's first lady, tells citizens in the city: "Please hold on, dear people, I beg you." In Kyiv, shelling that struck a shopping mall has reportedly left eight dead. Across Ukraine, about 10 million have fled their homes, according to the United Nations' refugee agency; about 3.4 million traveled abroad . Joe Biden will seek to rally U.S. allies in Europe this week, speaking with leaders in Germany, Britain, France, and Italy later Monday. He will travel to Belgium on Wednesday for a NATO emergency meeting about the war and then visit with Polish President Andrzej Duda in … [Read more...] about Ukraine War: Chernobyl staff rotate after working 27 days
Rishi Sunak follows Javid and resigns from Johnson’s Cabinet Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Mr Javid said he could not continue in his post “in good conscience” after losing confidence in Boris Johnson’s leadership. This follows the revelation Mr Johnson admitted he was aware of a misconduct complaint against former deputy chief whip, Chris Pincher, who was suspended from the party following allegations of sexual misconduct last week. Related articles Take GP service off life support, medics tell Sajid Javid Putin channelling Stalin with terrifying starvation plan But Mr Javid’s replacement has been named as Steve Barclay, who … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s fightback begins as new Chancellor, Health and Education Secretaries named
The resignation of Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid could be the final blow for Boris Johnson's premiership after the political heavyweights attacked the PM's "lack of integrity", competence and leadership. The prime minister narrowly survived a confidence vote in him last month. Tory MPs voted by 211 to 148 in support of the PM, but the scale of the revolt against his leadership left him wounded. When Theresa May faced a confidence vote in 2018 she secured the support of 63% of her MPs - but was still forced out within six months. The prime minister saw 41% of his MPs vote against him, a worse result than Mrs May. Advertisement So, if Mr Johnson faces a similar fate, these are the candidates that could stand to replace him: Up until the last few months, the former chancellor was seen by many Conservative MPs as the frontrunner in the race to succeed Mr Johnson. More on Boris Johnson Nadhim Zahawi made … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson under pressure – who are the frontrunners for his job if PM’s time runs out?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid have quit Boris Johnson's government, leading a wave of resignations. The chancellor, who quit moments after Mr Javid shortly after 6pm, said: "The public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously. I recognise this may be my last ministerial job, but I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning." In his letter to the prime minister , Mr Javid said he could "no longer, in good conscience, continue serving in this government" as he referenced the tone and values of Mr Johnson reflecting "on your colleagues, your party and ultimately the country". He added: "It is clear to me that this situation will not change under your leadership - and you have therefore lost my confidence too." 'Very, very grave': Double blow for PM - Politics live Advertisement Their resignations led several junior ministers to quit their posts in … [Read more...] about Crisis for Boris Johnson as Sunak and Javid lead wave of resignations from government
Published 23 minutes ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid have resigned from Boris Johnson's cabinet. The chancellor and the health secretary are key roles in government and the roles will need to be filled. But while the prime minister considers who to appoint to these crucial jobs, he'll be wondering who is staying and who is going. Intentions clear: staying in the cabinet New Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi New Health Secretary Steve Barclay New Education Secretary Michelle Donelan Deputy PM and Justice Secretary Dominic Raab Home Secretary Priti Patel Defence Secretary Ben Wallace Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng Foreign Secretary Liz Truss Scotland Secretary Alister Jack Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis Environment Secretary George Eustice Leader of the House Mark Spencer Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries … [Read more...] about Government resignations: Who is staying, who has gone?