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Boris Johnson Defends Record, Encourages Unity in Final Speech as UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson has defended his record in office and has called on the Conservative Party to rally around his successor Liz Truss, who is set to take over as prime minister. Johnson, who was forced out of office by his own party over a series of scandals, used his departure speech to boast about his…


Downing Street Condemns Strike Action on London Underground

The UK government has condemned strike action that is causing major disruption on London’s Underground network. On Monday, the first working day after the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday period, London’s transport network has suffered from severe disruption after 4,000 members of the Rail, Maritime, and Transport (RMT) union who work at Tube stations started a…


UK Minister Resigns Over ‘Repeated Rule-Breaking’ in Downing Street During COVID-19 Lockdown

A Conservative peer has resigned as justice minister of the UK government, saying the “repeated rule-breaking” in Downing Street during the COVID-19 lockdown is “inconsistent with the rule of law.” David Wolfson, a member of the House of Lords who has served as a minister in the Ministry of Justice since December 2020, quit on…


UK’s Johnson to Be Fined for Lockdown-Breaching Downing Street Parties

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak have been told they will be fined over parties held at Downing Street during the COVID-19 pandemic in violation of lockdown rules. A spokeswoman for Number 10 Downing Street said on Tuesday, “The prime minister and chancellor of the Exchequer have today received notification that the…


UK Government Refuses to Scrap Green Levies Amid Soaring Energy Prices

The UK government has rejected calls from Conservative lawmakers to cut green levies and other taxes to ease the pressure on British households amid soaring energy prices. Households are expected to see a steep rise in energy costs in April as suppliers are due to increase prices after the cost of gas in wholesale markets…


London Police Referred to Watchdog Over Response to Alleged No 10 Lockdown Party

The Metropolitan Police has referred itself to the police watchdog after a complaint was made over its handling of an alleged Downing Street Christmas party. Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb wrote to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) to raise concerns over the reported event on December 18 2020 and the lack of an investigation….


Tory MPs Break Ranks to Condemn Alleged Downing Street Christmas Party

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing increasing hostility from his own party in light of claims Downing Street staff broke lockdown rules by holding a Christmas gathering last year. Several Tory backbenchers, along with the former Scottish Conservatives leader, Ruth Davidson, have expressed concerns over the affair—arguing that the allegations, if true, are “unacceptable”…


Raab Plays ‘Vital’ Role in Cabinet After Being Replaced as Foreign Secretary: Downing Street

Dominic Raab is playing a “vital” role as the new justice secretary, Downing Street said on Thursday, following Raab’s demotion from his previous job as foreign secretary. In a cabinet reshuffle that started on Wednesday, Raab was the only minister who was replaced from the government’s four Great Offices of State. Asked about the change on…


Britons Told Not to Be Alarmed Over New Variant From Yorkshire

People in the UK are asked not to be alarmed after another new CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus variant was identified in North England. The new variant, also known as variant #B11482, was designated as a Variant Under Investigation (VUI)—VUI-21MAY-01—by Public Health England (PHE). The government said on Thursday that PHE had been monitoring the variant since April…