Boris Johnson launches appeal for medical supplies for Ukraine

Boris Johnson has launched a Christmas appeal for medical supplies for hospitals in Ukraine. The former prime minister warned that without donations, hospitals in the war-torn country face running out of vital items such as bandages and defibrillators within weeks. He has teamed up with Circle Health, the UK’s largest hospital group, which has delivered … Read more

Nurses’ 19pc pay demand ‘obviously unaffordable’, says Rishi Sunak – The Telegraph

Nurses’ 19pc pay demand ‘obviously unaffordable’, says Rishi SunakThe Telegraph The December strike by NHS nurses is the biggest in their historyBBC Rishi Sunak says nurses’ pay rise is ‘unaffordable’Guardian News Nurses to join series of strikes amid escalating industrial actionEvening Standard Nurses’ strike: Biggest nurses’ strike in NHS history announcedBBC View full coverage on … Read more

Boris Johnson and Liz Truss in planning rebellion challenge to Rishi Sunak

The latest rebellion looks set to be even more serious – not only because it has attracted the support of two former prime ministers, but because it is considered more likely that Labor would back measures to promote onshore wind. By Thursday night, a total of 18 Conservative MPs had signed the amendment. It demands … Read more

Michael Gove tells Nicola Sturgeon to stop Indyref2 ‘wrangling’ – live updates – The Telegraph

Michael Gove tells Nicola Sturgeon to stop Indyref2 ‘wrangling’ – live updatesThe Telegraph Scotland ‘will find another way to independence’, says Sturgeon after Supreme Court defeatChannel 4 News Independence referendum: Scottish government loses indyref2 court caseBBC Supreme Court independence referendum ruling: How the Scottish Government’s case was dismantled – Alistair CarmichaelThe Scotsman Readers’ Letters: It’s … Read more

The UK is starting to get real about Europe – POLITICO

Paul Taylor is a contributing editor at POLITICO. After six years of chaos and recrimination since Britons voted to leave the European Union, there are signs the country is showing an unexpected outbreak of common sense in its approach to the bloc. In his first weeks in office, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak — a Brexiteer … Read more

Boris Johnson compares Liz Truss’s mini-budget to farcical Morecambe and Wise sketch

The former prime minister also rejected claims that Brexit had damaged the UK economy as “complete and utter nonsense” and “confirmation bias”. And he said his greatest mistake was not listening to his MPs enough during the Covid pandemic, which he described as a “bummer”. Asked for one thing he would have done differently as … Read more

Boris Johnson claims France was ‘in denial’ before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

London CNN — Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has claimed France was “in denial” about the prospect of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, and accused the German government of initially favoring a quick Ukrainian military defeat over a long conflict. Johnson told CNN’s partner network CNN Portugal on Monday that the attitudes of Western … Read more

Did the campaign to restore Boris Johnson to the Tory leadership start in a Soho restaurant on Wednesday night?

Did the campaign to restore Boris Johnson to the leadership of the Conservative party start in the unlikely surroundings of a Soho restaurant this week? The gathering of around 40 Conservatives had been organized by members of the main Bring Back Boris WhatsApp group, one of dozens of groups on the messaging app where disgruntled … Read more

A bankers’ bromance – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. LONDON — After years — some might say centuries — of bitter feuding, love may finally be blossoming across the English Channel. It’s still early days in the courting process, but senior officials in both Britain and France are daring to hope that a … Read more

‘Which of you had Sinovac or Sinopharm’: Boris Johnson’s swipe at China at HTLS | Latest News India

NEW DELHI: Democracies such as India and the UK bounced back faster from the impact of the Covid-19 crisis while autocracies and closed societies such as China are still grappling with the pandemic, former UK prime minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday. Things had been very different at the start of the pandemic, however, and … Read more