PM and foreign secretary ‘missing in action’ over Afghanistan, says Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab of being “missing in action” as Afghanistan collapsed to Taliban control – while the Labour leader also admitted he had been left “deeply concerned” by US President Joe Biden’s response to the crisis.

Row as PM says Thatcher gave UK ‘early start’ in climate change fight by closing coal mines

Sir Keir Starmer and Nicola Sturgeon have led criticism of Boris Johnson after he said Margaret Thatcher gave the UK a “big early start” in its battle against climate change when she closed coal mines in the 1980s.

Labour MP asked to leave the Commons after saying PM has ‘lied over and over again’ during pandemic

A Labour MP has tweeted she will “never stop speaking truth to power” after being asked to leave the House of Commons for refusing to withdraw claims that Boris Johnson had “lied” to the country “over and over again”.

Govt to set out N Ireland plans within two weeks – as PM told trust in him at ‘all-time low’

The government will set out its plans for post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland within the next two weeks – as Labour claimed trust in Boris Johnson over the issue had fallen to “an all-time low”.

‘Extra precautions’ may stay in place after Freedom Day and double jabs a ‘liberator’ for travel – PM

Double jabs will be “a liberator” for people wanting to travel abroad this summer, Boris Johnson has said – as he warned “extra precautions” may be necessary to protect against COVID after 19 July.

PM accepts Hancock’s apology for breaking social distancing and ‘considers matter closed’

Labour has accused Boris Johnson of being “spineless” after Downing Street said the prime minister accepts Matt Hancock’s apology for breaking social distancing rules and “considers the matter closed”.

PM urges ‘heavy dose of caution’ in last call before hugs, foreign holidays and indoor pints return

People across England are again able to enjoy hugs with loved ones, indoor pints and foreign holidays – but Boris Johnson has urged a “heavy dose of caution” due to the threat of the Indian variant of COVID-19.

Indoor pints and hugs with family – but still no dancing at weddings – from next week

People in England will be able to enjoy a pint or a meal indoors, hug their loved ones and return to cinemas – but not dance at weddings – in a week’s time as Boris Johnson confirmed the latest easing of England’s COVID lockdown.