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Tearing up Protocol would destabilise Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein warns Boris Johnson

Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald has accused the UK Government of “choreography” with the DUP over the latest crisis at Stormont. “We’ll be telling him [Boris Johnson] directly that the hold-up in the establishment of the Executive and the Assembly is unacceptable,” she told the BBC. “Boris Johnson should know that the other parties, …

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Northern Ireland Protocol stopping us tackling cost-of-living crisis

In his article for The Belfast Telegraph, Mr Johnson laid out the ground for acting alone on the protocol. He wrote: “It was designed before a global pandemic and a European war which has created a cost-of-living crisis on a scale not seen for half a century. “For there even to be a question about …

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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 …

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Jacob Rees-Mogg declares war on ‘three-day week’ for the Civil Service

Mr Johnson also waded into the controversy, telling the Daily Mail: “We need to get back into the habit of getting into the office. I believe people are more productive, more energetic, more full of ideas when they are surrounded by other people. “My experience of working from home is you spend an awful lot …

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Boris Johnson ‘sickened and appalled’ as serial killer plans to marry in jail

His right to marry is protected under the ECHR’s article 12 and the decision rests with the prison governor and can generally only be refused if there is a safety risk or a legal objection such as marrying a relative. Ministry of Justice (MoJ) lawyers believe there may be a chance to challenge under a …

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Boris Johnson pledges to slash 91,000 Whitehall jobs after civil servants demand right to work from abroad

The move – which raises the prospect of public sector staff going on strike if they are not allowed to work from abroad – puts them on a direct collision course with ministers, who are insisting on a return to the office now that Covid restrictions are long gone . The Telegraph understands that ministers …

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J&J names Thibaut Mongon as CEO of spin-off consumer health company

Signage is displayed outside of Johnson & Johnson headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Aug. 1, 2020. Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg | Getty Images Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday announced that the current head and the chief financial officer of its consumer health portfolio will lead the business when it spins off into a separate …

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Split between Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak emerging over tax on energy firms’ excess profits

Boris Johnson told a meeting of his Cabinet in Stoke-on-Trent today that the UK is “going to get through” the cost of living crisis but he stressed the Government needs to be “very, very radical”. Concluding his opening remarks, he said: “Making our streets safer, so that businesses have the confidence to invest and to …

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More than 100 ‘partygate’ fines now issued, Metropolitan Police announce

More than 100 Fixed Penalty Notices have now been issued as part of the ‘partygate’ investigation, Scotland Yard has announced. The Metropolitan Police has not confirmed which events the fines cover but it is understood Prime Minister Boris Johnson has not received a new fine as part of this latest batch. It is also understood …

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‘Go faster’ to tackle cost-of-living crisis, Boris Johnson orders ministers

Liz Truss is preparing to announce the UK will unilaterally change parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol as early as next week after telling Brussels its solutions to post-Brexit border problems that would actually make the situation worse (you can read the full story here). Michael Gove, the Levelling Up Secretary, insisted this morning the …

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