Politics

Migrant crossings: France rejects Boris Johnson's call for joint British-French patrols in the Channel

France has rejected the idea of a joint British-French patrol in the English Channel to deal with the rising number of migrant crossing - but said…

COVID-19: 'No need' to cancel Christmas parties, says Boris Johnson after ministers' mixed messages

Boris Johnson has stressed "people shouldn't be cancelling" events in the run-up to Christmas after conflicting comments from ministers and officials…

COVID 19: Boris Johnson rejects chance to address No 10 Christmas party allegations as Labour call for…

Boris Johnson has rejected the opportunity to explain if any parties took place at Downing Street last year when coronavirus restrictions were in place…

MPs give up second jobs worth £250k a year in wake of Westminster sleaze row

MPs have given up second jobs worth more than £250,000 per year in the wake of Westminster's sleaze row.

COVID-19: Number of parties held at Downing Street in run-up to Christmas last year, Sky News understands

A number of parties were held in Downing Street in the run-up to Christmas last year while indoor mixing was banned in London under COVID restrictions,…

Cabinet Office fined £500,000 for publishing New Year Honours addresses - including Elton John…

The Cabinet Office has been fined half a million pounds for mistakenly publishing addresses of New Year Honours recipients - including Sir Elton John…

Old Bexley and Sidcup: Voters casting ballots in by-election sparked by death of former cabinet minister…

Voters are casting their ballots in a by-election sparked by the death of a former cabinet minister.

Channel crossings: Emmanuel Macron reportedly branded Boris Johnson a 'clown' amid diplomatic spat

French President Emmanuel Macron had branded Boris Johnson a "clown" in charge of a "circus", amid worsening relations sparked by the migrant crisis,…

COVID-19: UK government secures 114 million more vaccines doses for the next two years as cases of the…

The government has signed contracts to buy 114 million more COVID vaccine doses for 2022 and 2023 as UK cases of the new Omicron variant rise to 32.