Damian Green

Cabinet ministers who watch porn at work should be sacked, poll finds

Cabinet ministers facing allegations that they downloaded or watched porn on a parliamentary computer should lose their job, according to an …

Michelle Obama

Hammond says UK is on ‘brink’ of ‘serious movement’ in Brexit talks

, Political Editor<p>UK chancellor Philip Hammond has said that Britain is “on the brink of making some serious movement forward” in its Brexit …

Brexit

The ‘no unemployment’ chancellor needs a budget of compassion

The failing Tories are wrong to see Wednesday’s budget as their saviour. But by showing some humility, Philip Hammond can start the rehabilitation<p>Like one of those gloomy American highways lined with liquor stores and gun shops, the road this government limps along is distinguished only by a series …

Opinion

The Waugh Zone Monday November 20, 2017

The five things you need to know about politics today.<p><b>1. BILL STICKERS</b><p>In Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe’s long, rambling, ‘non-resignation resignation’ …

Brexit

Odds have just been slashed on this Cabinet minister being next in line to leave

With two Cabinet ministers gone within a week of one another, bookies are weighing up who could be next in line to leave.<p>And according to Ladbrokes, …

Boris Johnson

If the Budget fails to make the NHS a priority, the Conservatives will deserve to be punished

There was a fuss in January this year when the Red Cross described the underfunding of the National Health Service as a “humanitarian crisis”. If the …

Brexit

Porn on ‘Damian Green’s computer’ was so extreme it would now be illegal

<b>Pornography allegedly found on Damian Green’s computer was so extreme it would have been illegal if found weeks later, it was claimed last night.</b><p>The …

Theresa May

Damian Green appears to shift ground on computer porn denials

Theresa May's de-facto Deputy Prime Minister appears to have retreated from his previous outright denial about extreme porn being found on his computer as he continues to fight for his political life.<p>Damian Green had previously rejected claims that any pornographic material had been found on his …

Theresa May

The month that will determine Theresa May’s future

Three events in the next four weeks will determine Theresa May’s future as Prime Minister, I say in The Sun today. If May goes 0 for 3 on the Budget, the Damian Green inquiry and the EU Council then she’ll truly be on the skids. But if the Budget doesn’t unravel, Damian Green is cleared and she …

Brexit

New stamps reveal the Queen and Prince Philip’s honeymoon on their 70th anniversary

<b>A new set of stamps is being issued to commemorate the 70th wedding anniversary of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, including images of their wedding</b> …

Royal Family

In sexual misconduct cases, we must not confuse accusation and proof

When it comes to the serving of justice, how appropriate is it to demand a quick fix?<p>A few years ago, a Pew Research Center study warned of the need …

Jeremy Piven

Network of tunnels built deep beneath Jerusalem will house the dead

<b>A ‘city of the dead’ is being built deep beneath Jerusalem to provide a solution for the holy city’s chronic shortage of burial space.</b><p>Tunnels …

Archaeology

Newspaper headlines: Takeaway container tax and jungle rescue

"Rescued!" is the headline on the front of the Daily Mail, which claims it helped find trapped explorer Benedict Allen from Papua New Guinea. It says it hired a helicopter and found him "deep in the jungle amid towering volcanic peaks".<p>A tax will be levied on plastic containers from takeaways in …

Papua New Guinea

Senior Tories demand cross-party action on social care crisis, warning Theresa May has kicked issue ‘into long grass’

Senior Tories are demanding cross-party action to tackle the social care crisis, one protesting that Theresa May has kicked the issue “into the long …

Brexit

Government plans to reform UK social care are an opportunity missed

Long-awaited green paper will be published by next summer, but will focus just on care for older people<p>At last we have some details of the government’s long-awaited consultation on reform of long-term care. But let’s be clear: this will not be a <i>social care</i> green paper.<p>Plans for the consultation …

Health Care

Government could introduce a tax on plastic to reduce waste

<b>Products made of plastic could be taxed to tackle waste in the UK.</b><p>The Government has hinted that single-use plastics such as packaging and …

Recycling

Government Quietly Puts Off Green Paper On Social Care Funding

Labour says looming crisis is being kicked into the long grass.<p>DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS via Getty Images<p>Cabinet Office minister Damian Green.<p>The government …

Social Work

The Waugh Zone Friday November 17, 2017

The five things you need to know about politics today.<p><b>1. SOLD, TO THE HIGHEST LIDDERS</b><p>David Lidington is one of the great survivors of the past 20 …

Brexit

Press release: Government to set out proposals to reform care and support

The First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Damian Green, has announced today that the government will publish a green paper on …

Health Care

Government accused of 'dragging their feet' on social care funding shake-up

A long-awaited overhaul of adult social care has been delayed until the summer despite growing pressure on the Chancellor to address the looming …

Social Work

Rachel Johnson: The trouble with today’s porn? Older men are terrified by it

My crush on teacher and why my father’s headed to the jungle and why my father’s headed to the jungle<p>Long letter from the High Mistress of St Paul’s Girls’ School, addressing me as ‘Dear Old Paulina’ (I thought we were never ‘Old Paulinas’, merely ‘Paulinas’ till the bitter end, but I will let the …

What has happened to the Damian Green investigation?

<b>It was meant to give a quick verdict. But what's happened to the investigation into Damian Green, the prime minister's number two?</b><p>It's being carried out by Sue Gray, one of the most powerful officials in Whitehall, who has the unenviable role of determining how serious ministers' misdemeanours are …

Brexit

No 'going to war with England' says Ewing

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Senior Westminster politicians believe Scotland is prepared to “go to war” over hill farming and sheep subsidies, …

Michael Gove

Brexit is getting messy and the UK is facing a political crisis

<b>(CNN) —</b> British Prime Minister Theresa May has lost two Cabinet ministers in the last two weeks, and the future of a third rests with an ongoing investigation into his conduct. A fourth is at the center of a growing diplomatic row with Iran.<p>This sense of crisis would hamper a government at the best …

Brexit

Profile: Sue Gray, civil servant – and “the most powerful woman in Britain”

Who is the most powerful woman in Britain? The Prime Minister? The Monarch? Or the Director General of the Propriety and Ethics Team in the Cabinet …

Downing Street

'Weinstein Effect' goes global as powerful men confronted

The sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein that rocked Hollywood and sparked a flurry of allegations in other American …

Las Vegas

Top UK politicians want Boris Johnson sacked over Zaghari-Ratcliffe case

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Britain's beleaguered Prime Minister Theresa May has been urged to sack her Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over his handling of the Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case.<p>On Sunday both Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and London Mayor Sadiq Khan called on May to fire Johnson -- who has been …

Referendums

Police end interview after suspect won’t stop farting

<b>Police in Kansas were forced to stop an interrogation in September – because the suspect wouldn’t stop farting.</b><p>Sean Sykes Jnr was taken in for …

Crime

Man plummets to his death after being ‘caught molesting boy, 4’

<b>A man plummeted four stories to his death after he was allegedly caught molesting a six-year-old boy at a birthday party.</b><p>Edgar Collaguzao slipped and …

Crime

Sean Hannity fans call for boycott as sponsors pull ads

#BoycottKeurig trends after coffee company announces it will stop advertising on Fox News show after host's defense of Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore<p>Fans of Sean Hannity have called for a boycott of Keurig after the coffee machine company joined at least two other companies to stop advertising …

Brett Ratner