Dominic Cummings: Labour’s Yvette Cooper challenges PM’s handling of Cummings row

Labour MP Yvette Cooper accused Boris Johnson of “putting your political concerns above clear public health messages” as he continues to defend the movements of his senior aide, Dominic Cummings, during lockdown. Mr Cummings is accused of breaking lockdown rules by travelling from London to County Durham. The Prime Minister was giving evidence to the

Dominic Cummings’ Durham visit a ‘challenge’ for local MPs

Image copyright AFP Image caption Dominic Cummings explained the reason for his Durham visit during a press conference It is a safe bet that County Durham’s three Conservative MPs did not anticipate their biggest challenge to date would be posed by a visit from Dominic Cummings. But that is exactly what Dehenna Davison, Richard Holden

Brexit: David Frost on EU policy position in UK trade talks

The EU will need to “evolve its position to reach an agreement” with the UK in trade talks, the UK’s chief negotiator has said. David Frost told the Brexit committee the current EU mandate was not likely to produce an agreement “that can be agreed with us”. He told committee chairman Hilary Benn: “It’s their

Brexit: NI ‘could access UK market and EU single market’

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Having access to the EU single market and UK market could make NI an attractive place to invest, says Edwin Poots The Brexit Deal could bring advantages to Northern Ireland, giving it access to both the UK market and the EU single market, Edwin Poots has suggested. But any

Coronavirus: Police break up ‘party’ at Tory MP’s house

Image caption Rob Roberts became an MP last year as the Tories took the Delyn seat from Labour A Conservative MP said his family had been reminded of the government’s lockdown rules amid reports police broke up a party at his house. Rob Roberts, who represents Delyn in north Wales, insisted he was not at

Jackson Carlaw on Dominic Cummings’ road trip to Durham

The leader of the Scottish Conservatives said he would “be considering my position” if he was Dominic Cummings. Jackson Carlaw said the “continuing furore” was “proving to be a huge distraction” for the prime minister, the government, and tackling the virus. Mr Carlaw said Downing Street had been “made clear” about his views, but he

Labour: Party’s ruling body set to choose new general secretary

Image copyright Getty Images Labour is expected to be chose a new general secretary later following a meeting of the party’s ruling body. Six candidates have been shortlisted for the key post, with the leadership thought to favour David Evans, who worked for the party under Tony Blair. But several unions are believed to want

Cummings: Boris Johnson on aide’s drive to Barnard Castle to test eyesight

The prime minister has responded to a question about a drive that key aide Dominic Cummings took during the coronavirus lockdown. Mr Cummings has said that he drove to Barnard Castle to test his ability to drive back to London, after experiencing loss of vision due to coronavirus. Boris Johnson was asked if he expected

Cummings lockdown row: ‘I don’t regret what I did… people may well disagree’

The UK PM’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings has said he doesn’t regret his behaviour during lockdown. His statement follows allegations that he broke lockdown rules by travelling 260 miles with his family to be near relatives when his wife developed coronavirus symptoms. PM Boris Johnson has attempted to draw a line under the row –

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