Britain’s next prime minister will have a daunting in tray when he takes office this week.
Boris Johnson has promised an extra £25 million a year in subsidies for Scottish farmers after Brexit if he becomes prime minister.
Prime ministerial hopeful Jeremy Hunt will pledge to conduct a review of spirits duty to help the “Scotch whisky boom” continue after Brexit.
Theresa May has said her successor should put their Brexit plan to the test in the Commons rather than suspend Parliament to force through a no-deal outcome.
A Boris Johnson-led government would rapidly collapse when faced with key decisions on Brexit, his Tory leadership rival, Jeremy Hunt, has warned.
Boris Johnson has repeated his determination to deliver Brexit by Halloween, in what will be seen as an attempt to refocus attention away from his private life.
Pressure is mounting on Boris Johnson to explain why police were called to the home he shares with partner Carrie Symonds as his rival to be prime minister insisted he should answer questions on everything.
Boris Johnson should explain why police were called to the home he shares with partner Carrie Symonds, a Cabinet minister has suggested.
Before being knocked out in the third round of the Conservative leadership race, Home Secretary Sajid Javid, the only candidate left at that time who didn’t go to Oxford University, warned it wouldn’t be “healthy” for the Tory party if the contest for the next prime minister looked “like a debate at the Oxford Union”.
Boris Johnson refused to discuss the late-night row with his girlfriend that led to neighbours calling the police because they were worried about her safety.
Boris Johnson remains under pressure to answer questions about police being called to his partner’s home, with a Conservative grandee accusing him of a “lack of judgment” over his refusal to comment on the incident.