EU must agree to renegotiate Northern Ireland Protocol or cause indefinite chaos

“The DUP are refusing to nominate because they’ve got a mandate through the election, as the largest party in unionism, not to nominate until the Protocol is resolved. And at the moment, the Protocol, which the EU claims is about protecting the Good Friday Agreement, is the very document putting the Good Friday Agreement most … Read more

Tory windfall tax row widens as two more Cabinet ministers reject the policy

The Northern Ireland Secretary insisted the Government could not rule anything out if investments did not take place, but stressed ministers were “all very right to be wary of windfall taxes”. “I’m a Conservative, I believe in a low tax economy. We want to see as much money in people’s pockets as we possibly can … Read more

Quango reviewing Rwanda asylum plan could be scrapped

A Whitehall body that announced a review of the accuracy of official documents on Priti Patel’s Rwanda policy could be overhauled or even scrapped as part of a bid to reduce the number of quangos. The Telegraph understands that the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) has been earmarked as part of a … Read more

Universities’ racial equality scheme branded ‘egregious wokery’

A charity charging universities thousands of pounds a year to take part in a racial equality scheme is behind “the most egregious wokery” in higher education institutions, government figures have claimed. Advance HE, which counts scores of universities as members of its Racial Equality Charter scheme, is said to be responsible for dramatic cultural changes … Read more

We’ll end property market’s ‘racket of illicit money’ from Russian oligarchs

Michael Gove has pledged to shut down the “racket of illicit money” from Russian oligarchs who use remaining loopholes to buy and sell vast homes under a cloak of anonymity. Draft legislation produced by the housing ministry sets out new powers that would require any company, trust or other entity involved in a property transaction … Read more

Council collecting £ 6.6 million from LTN fines in one year branded ‘absolute disgrace’

Dulwich residents told The Telegraph that they are being unknowingly fined on school runs, while another was paying £ 100 a week extra in taxi fees for his disabled son to attend school due to gridlocked traffic, and other streets have seen businesses shuttered because of plummeting footfall . “The whole thing is an absolute … Read more

Keir Starmer ‘beergate’ event was planned, leaked memo shows

It has also emerged the hotel where Sir Keir’s team were staying was serving food until 9pm, raising questions about his defense that all the restaurants were closed. Defending the event last week, the Labor leader told ITV: “At some point, this was in the evening, everybody’s hungry and then that takeaway was ordered. It … Read more

The Tory MPs who would lose their seats if local votes counted in general election

The party, which conducted the analysis, said that Thursday’s results had served as a “warning shot” to Conservative Blue Wall MPs. Last year, the Tories lost Chesham and Amersham, another affluent home counties constituency that voted Remain, with the Lib Dems overturning a 16,000 majority in a seat that had always voted Conservative in a … Read more

Lady Louise to drive Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage at Platinum Jubilee horse show

While her dream of finally winning the Epsom Derby in her Jubilee year is over, thanks to all three of her horses withdrawing from the race this week, she will likely have no shortage of champions at the horse show, having entered double her usual number of horses and ponies. She will show 41 animals … Read more

Housing crisis cost us votes, says Michael Gove

His intervention came amid a groundswell of anger against Boris Johnson’s leadership and the handling of “partygate” among MPs and activists reacting to the party’s loss of almost 500 council seats across the country. Writing for The Telegraph, Damian Green, the leader of the influential One Nation Conservatives caucus of MPs, warned that the party … Read more