Boris Johnson should not ‘volunteer culpability’ over Downing Street parties, says minister

INn Westminster itself, not very much – Parliament is in recess this week, meaning we’ll be waiting until next Monday for any action in the Commons or the Lords. This allows Boris Johnson to swap SW1 for Scotland and then northern England this morning as part of his “leveling up tour”, which will see him … Read more

Boris Johnson to ‘restore a smaller state’ as part of No 10 ‘reset’, says Steve Barclay

Boris Johnson’s government will take “a step back from people’s lives” as it seeks to “restore a smaller state” in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister’s new chief of staff has said. Pledging to “make the center of government work like the best-run companies”, Steve Barclay said a priority of Mr Johnson’s … Read more

London ‘risks falling behind EU rivals on crypto’

Mr Smith, whose company is reportedly seeking to raise funds at a $ 20bn (£ 15bn) valuation, said he agreed with Mr Hammond’s comments. He added: “I think there are regulators in Europe that are doing really interesting stuff like Ireland and Germany, they’ve come out with full regulatory frameworks, licenses that you can apply … Read more