Officials ‘begged’ Robert Jenrick to kill Richard Desmond’s controversial £1bn property deal

Robert Jenrick was facing fresh controversy today over his backing for a Tory donor’s £1billion property development as it was revealed he over-ruled civil servants who ‘begged him’ to block it.  Whistleblowers claim the Housing Secretary rode roughshod over warnings from inside his own department to refuse an appeal by former Daily Express owner Richard … Read more Officials ‘begged’ Robert Jenrick to kill Richard Desmond’s controversial £1bn property deal

Robert Jenrick ‘insistent’ Tory donor’s £1bn homes scheme passed before £50m tax hit, documents show

Cabinet minister Robert Jenrick pushed through a decision to allow a Tory donor’s £1billion housing development to allow him to save tens of millions of pounds in tax, documents tonight appear to show. The Housing Secretary tonight finally bowed to pressure to release correspondence over his role in the ‘cash for favours’ row involving Richard … Read more Robert Jenrick ‘insistent’ Tory donor’s £1bn homes scheme passed before £50m tax hit, documents show

Tory MP Owen Paterson’s wife found dead near family home

The racing executive wife of Tory MP Owen Paterson greeted neighbours and appeared in good health on her daily horse ride just hours before she was found dead in woodland close to their Shropshire mansion on her husband’s 64th birthday, MailOnline can reveal. Mr Paterson, a former cabinet minister under David Cameron and Conservative MP for … Read more Tory MP Owen Paterson’s wife found dead near family home

HENRY DEEDES on the Foreign Secretary’s newfound sense of humour 

People seem weary of Dominic Raab. Too uncaring, they shudder. Too robotic. Something about those deep set eyes which just leaves them cold. It is true that his remarks yesterday criticising Black Lives Matter supporters for taking the knee were remarkably charmless.  So too was his Tory leadership campaign last year. Watching his speeches I … Read more HENRY DEEDES on the Foreign Secretary’s newfound sense of humour 

Priti Patel’s outrage at Labour MPs who try to ‘silence’ her

Home Secretary Priti Patel is incandescent. ‘They are trying to silence me because I don’t conform to their version of what it is to be an ethnic minority,’ she seethes. ‘They think they have a licence to speak for everybody from an ethnic minority community. ‘That is not the case. It is simply not the … Read more Priti Patel’s outrage at Labour MPs who try to ‘silence’ her