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# Downing Street

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# UK
Boris Johnson hands WhatsApps and notebooks to UK Cabinet Office amid Covid inquiry row
Downing Street has already been forced to deny allegations of a “cover-up” amid criticism over the public row with the inquiry.
Last month
May 2023
# Downing Street
Man arrested in London after car crashes into gates of Downing Street
Images on social media showed a vehicle crashed into the gates, surrounded by emergency vehicles.
# pandemic
Boris Johnson reported to police over new ‘potential lockdown breaches’
The Metropolitan Police said it was ‘currently assessing’ details it had received relating to incidents between June 2020 and May 2021.
This year
# Downing Street
Rishi Sunak under watchdog investigation over possible failure to declare an interest
A Downing Street source said the investigation relates to shares his wife holds in a childcare agency that will be boosted by the Budget.
# UK
Boris Johnson to face questions next week on whether he lied to MPs over partygate
The former UK prime minister has denied lying to the Commons and says he expects to be cleared by the Privileges Committee.
# UK Home Office
UK Government prepares to unveil new legislation to ‘stop the boats’
The legislation, promised as part of UK Government efforts to tackle illegal migration, could come as soon as Tuesday.
# Downing Street
UK union leader says civil servants 'bullied' by Dominic Raab suffered mental health crises
Raab was appointed Deputy Prime Minister under Rishi Sunak.
Last year
# no 10
Boris Johnson ally Nadine Dorries claims ex-PM ‘will be back’ one day
The former UK culture minister said Boris Johnson threw a ‘successful’ party to thank his supporters after he bowed out of the race to replace Liz Truss.
# uk home secretary
Sunak defends his choice to reappoint Suella Braverman amid calls for official investigation
The prime minister told PMQs that Braverman had ‘accepted her mistake’ and was part of a ‘united cabinet’.
# Tories
Could Boris Johnson make a comeback to Downing Street?
How quickly can 356 MPS forget Party-gate, Pincher-gate and the rest?
# 10 downing street
And they’re off: Who will win the race to be the next British prime minister?
Boris Johnson is said to be flying back to the UK amid rumours of a comeback.
# Front Pages
'The bitter end': British newspapers react to the resignation of Liz Truss
Truss confirmed her resignation during a statement outside Downing Street yesterday.
Liz Truss says she is 'sorry' for mistakes after gruelling day in British politics
Jeremy Hunt earlier rolled back almost all of the tax measures within the UK Government’s mini-budget.
# Cannabis
‘No plans’ to change classification of cannabis to Class A drug in UK, says No 10
There have been reports suggesting the UK Home Secretary was open to a tougher stance on cannabis.
# Downing Street
Liz Truss officially Prime Minister after meeting with Britain's Queen Elizabeth
The handover of power from Boris Johnson to Liz Truss is taking place at the queen’s Balmoral estate.
# Downing Street
Minister and No 10 aide face accusations of sexual misconduct
Sky News has reported the allegations of two women.
# crisis
UK's Johnson went on country weekend instead of attending emergency heatwave briefing
The revelation comes as Penny Mordaunt fends off criticism in her bid to replace Johnson.
# Downing Street
Candidates clash in first UK Tory leadership TV debate
The candidates had varying answers when asked if Boris Johnson was honest.
# UK
Boris Johnson pledges further £55 billion in UK defence spending amid Russia threat
The British Prime Minister committed to increase defence spending to 2.5% of GDP by the end of the decade.
# Russia
Two British soldiers and Moroccan national ‘sentenced to death' by pro-Moscow rebels in Donetsk
The men were accused of being “mercenaries” after fighting with Ukrainian troops.
# Sue Gray Report
Britain not confident right people will be held accountable for partygate, poll finds
To date, there have been no resignations as a result of the inquiry into the parties.
# lockdown parties
Poll: Do you think Boris Johnson will survive Partygate?
Pressure is ratcheting up on the UK prime minister.
# Partygate
Johnson believes he should remain as Prime Minister following damning Sue Gray report
Sue Gray’s official report into the partygate scandal said the ‘senior leadership’ in No 10 must take responsibility.
# Partygate
Downing Street denies Boris Johnson sought to block release of Sue Gray report
Earlier, British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps insisted that Johnson did not believe he was at a lockdown-breaking party.
# Partygate
Johnson accused of lying to MPs over images showing him drinking at leaving do
The UK PM is seen raising a glass while surrounded by at least nine people and six bottles of wine during the second lockdown.
# Partygate
Boris Johnson insists No 10 will not block names from Sue Gray report
Johnson said he was ‘very grateful’ for the Met Police’s investigation, which resulted in him being fined once for a lockdown breach.
# Partygate
Boris Johnson faces no further action in 126-fine partygate investigation
Downing Street said the Met Police told the UK Prime Minister he will not get another fine as they closed the investigation.
# Partygate
Tories whipped to delay vote on probe into whether Boris Johnson misled Parliament
The UK Government says the deferral will allow MPs ‘to have all the facts at their disposal’ when they make a decision.
# Downing Street
New blow for Boris Johnson as justice minister quits over Downing Street partygate breaches
David Wolfson said there had been a “breach of the criminal law” at No 10.
# Downing Street
British Chancellor defends wife over non-domiciled tax status as allies ‘blame No 10’ for leaks
Rishi Sunak said his spouse Akshata Murty, who is estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of pounds, had done nothing wrong.
# Downing Street parties
NI Secretary says Johnson ‘focused on the job’ despite police quiz over partygate
Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said the Prime Minister will ‘fight’ and win the next general election.
# Downing Street
UK police send Boris Johnson legal questionnaire in No 10 'partygate' probe
Downing Street said the Prime Minister will ‘respond as required’.
# champagne problems
Detectives investigating No 10 parties to start contacting people believed to have taken part
The Mirror earlier published a photo showing the Prime Minister near a prosecco bottle during a Christmas quiz.
# London
Police step in as Labour leader Keir Starmer targeted by mob near UK Parliament
The Labour leader faced baseless allegations of “protecting paedophiles” after the Prime Minister used a widely criticised smear.
# Downing Street
Boris Johnson starts new week with fresh staff in hopes of turning around fortunes
More announcements are expected on No 10 staffing in coming days following a swathe of resignations.
# Partygate
Another Conservative MP has called on Boris Johnson to resign
It comes amid reports that police have been handed a photo of Johnson holding a beer at an alleged gathering.
# Number 10
Boris Johnson hit by fresh resignation and calls to quit in ‘partygate’ scandal
A fifth aide has walked out of No 10 in 24 hours.
# no 10
Four of Boris Johnson's key advisers quit in one day as political pressure mounts
Today, Johnson backtracked on the criticised and debunked claim that Starmer failed to prosecute Jimmy Savile.
# Here we go again
Boris Johnson faces new claim that he was in No 10 flat during 'party with Abba songs playing'
The list of events reportedly attended by the UK Prime Minister grows as the police investigation continues.
# Partygate
Johnson apologises as Gray report says No 10 parties showed 'failures of leadership and judgement'
Several of the gatherings should not have been allowed to take place, the report has found.
Sue Gray's redacted report on the “partygate” allegations has been published this afternoon.
Several of the gatherings should not have been allowed to take place, the report has found.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Boris Johnson said he “accepts Sue Gray’s general findings in full”.
Met police denies delaying publication of Sue Gray inquiry as officers examine material
No 10 efforts to save Johnson are illegal, Commons standards chairman claims