Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street early on Monday morning for Belfast, where he will hold emergency talks with Northern Ireland’s political parties. The DUP is currently refusing to join Sinn Fein in a new Executive or to allow the election of a speaker to the Assembly unless there is fundamental change to the Northern Ireland Protocol.
A six-minute flypast featuring more than 70 aircraft including the Red Arrows will take place over Buckingham Palace following the Queen's birthday parade during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The traditional event, with dozens of aircraft from the Royal Navy, the Army and Royal Air Force, will take to the sky on the first day of the royal celebrations on 2 June, according to the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
THE latest update of the research on the minimum price of alcohol (MPA) confirms that this token attempt to reduce harmful drinking has had very little effect ("Scottish ministers to consider new alcohol price hike after policy review", May 8). Alcohol Focus Scotland and many others want to push up the MPA from 50p to 65p. This approach is failing because there is no way of stopping the alcohol industry from creating as many new drinks as it likes to satisfy every palate and budget. Supermarkets