Politics

Plans for White House-style Downing Street news conferences on live TV have been denounced by the most colourful Number 10 spokesman of recent years, Sir Bernard Ingham. He blames “the malevolent presence of Dominic Cummings“, Boris Johnson’s “weirdo” adviser, and claims the new post of Downing Street TV spokesman is “a constitutional outrage”. He also
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Former government minister Douglas Ross has been confirmed as the new Scottish Conservative leader. The 37-year-old takes on the role after winning the leadership without a contest. The Moray MP was the only candidate to put their name forward to replace Jackson Carlaw, who quit as the Scottish Tories‘ leader last month. Image: The former
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Amazon has removed a pair of shoes from sale after they were described on the website as “N*****-Brown” in colour. Labour frontbencher David Lammy highlighted the racially offensive description as he asked: “Is it 2020 or 1720?” The Tottenham MP shared a screenshot of the product’s Amazon page on Twitter and urged the website to
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The council with the highest rate of coronavirus infections in England has launched its own contact-tracing scheme because the government’s national system isn’t fast enough, a local official has claimed. Dominic Harrison, the director of public health and wellbeing at Blackburn with Darwen Council, revealed the local authority is developing its own contact-tracing system as
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