Boris Johnson allies push for rule change allowing ousted leaders to run again

Andrew Kennedy, who worked as national field director in the Truss leadership campaign, has been appointed to the same role in CDO. Mr Kennedy told The Telegraph: “The reason I joined is because I think my wing of the Conservative Party are fed up having our election victories taken from us.  “The members elected Boris, … Read more

Rishi Sunak considers Brexit compromise that risks conflict with his MPs

As part of a new push for an agreement, ministers are said to no longer see the role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), once a totemic issue, as a major roadblock.  UK officials have instead conceded that Luxembourg-based judges will have to be the final arbiter of EU laws that apply inside Northern … Read more

South Africa’s battle against murderous corruption

The minister was finally persuaded to lift all restrictions on supply of power by the private sector and some plans for renewables, and investment for it, are in place. But the permission came too late. “It takes 18 – 24 months to build a new wind/solar plant. We could have, should have added the 4 … Read more

UK Government stops use of ‘ableist’ Times New Roman font

Home Office civil servants have been told to stop using Times New Roman because it is harder for readers who are visually impaired or have difficulty reading. Last week, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made global headlines when he sent a cable to his diplomats instructing them to stop using the font. However, The … Read more

Prince Harry reveals he is ‘not religious’ despite Royal family’s deep Christian ties

The Duke of Sussex shows in his memoir how deeply spiritual he is in relation to his memories of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales. But the powerful religious ties that permeated the life of his grandmother and his father are notably absent from Spare. In fact, the Duke reveals in his new autobiography that … Read more

Brexit deal at risk amid fears Rishi Sunak will cave in to EU demands

Rishi Sunak has been warned by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Tory backbenchers against “caving in” to the EU in negotiations over the Northern Ireland Protocol. Lord Dodds, the DUP’s leader in the House of Lords, told The Sunday Telegraph that he feared the Prime Minister was “softening people up” for concessions that would … Read more

The day I tried revolutionary new health MOT that can spot most cancers years before symptoms emerge

The million-dollar question is: how early? Research on 30,000 people found the checks could identify 91.8 per cent of non-metastatic cases.This meant it was more treatable, because it had not spread beyond the primary site where it was found. The results were almost the same as those when disease was advanced. The great hope is … Read more

Red Wall Tory voters furious over NHS collapse

Three months ago Leigh, a 65-year-old who lives in Bolton, Greater Manchester, suffered a heart attack. “My neighbour rang for an ambulance, was told it was going to be an hour,” he recalled. Not wanting to wait, the neighbour drove Leigh to the hospital himself. Once he was there, the care he received was good, … Read more

UK sanctions Iran’s prosecutor general over execution of British-Iranian national

They pointed out that the relationship with Tehran has been under severe strain in recent months owing to its policy of brutal repression towards internal protests against the regime. Meanwhile Downing Street said “all options are under review” in light of the execution. James Cleverly, the Foreign Secretary, announced a series of measures in response … Read more

The Democrat favourite to replace Joe Biden

In attempting to make the jump from California governor to the White House, Mr Newsom would be emulating Ronald Reagan, who ran the state between 1967 and 1975. Some Democrat strategists believe that someone from outside Washington, unconnected to the Biden administration, may have an advantage. Fielding Mr Newsom, rather than Kamala Harris, as the … Read more