What the papers say – June 26

T he papers on Sunday are led by the Prime Minister’s hopes for a third term in Parliament. The Observer reports Boris Johnson’s insistence he was “thinking actively” about fighting the next two general elections has been labelled “delusional” by senior Conservatives. The Sunday Telegraph says the PM is set to impose new steel tariffs … Read more

By-election defeats pile pressure on Boris Johnson’s leadership

D efeat in two crunch by-elections and the surprise resignation of the Conservative Party co-chairman has threatened to pitch the leadership of Boris Johnson into a fresh crisis. The Prime Minister was resolute on Friday that he would not be going anywhere, as he defended his premiership at a Commonwealth leaders summit 4,000 miles away … Read more

Priti Patel: ‘Scandalous’ decision to ground flight was politically motivated

T he “absolutely scandalous” European court decision which effectively grounded the first flight to send asylum seekers to Rwanda was politically motivated, according to the Home Secretary. Judges at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday granted an injunction that resulted in a chartered aircraft to Kigali being unable to depart from Wiltshire. … Read more

Saturday morning UK news briefing: Today’s top headlines from The Telegraph

Welcome to your early morning news briefing from The Telegraph – a round-up of the top stories we are covering today. To receive twice-daily briefings by email, sign up to our Front Page newsletter for free. 1. We must not bow to strikers’ demands, warns Treasury The Treasury has warned against giving in to strikers’ … Read more

Priti Patel signs an order to extradite Julian Assange to the US to face espionage charges 

Julian Assange’s wife today revealed her husband has vowed to kill himself if he is extradited to the US as Priti Patel signed an order to send him to Virginia to face espionage charges and potentially a 175-year jail sentence.  Stella Moris has pledged to fight the decision with ‘every available avenue’, declaring: ‘I’m going to use every waking … Read more

Boris Johnson’s fresh partygate trauma after resignation of ethics adviser

B oris Johnson’s bid to move on from partygate was dealt a fresh blow by the resignation of his ethics adviser after he said it is “reasonable” to suggest the Prime Minister broke the ministerial code. Lord Geidt became the second ministerial interests adviser to resign during the Prime Minister’s three years in office when … Read more

Tories vent fury at ‘abominable’ European court ruling on Rwanda flight

Priti Patel today vowed that Rwanda flights will take off as Cabinet ministers urged her to ignore Strasbourg judges who blocked the plans at the eleventh hour. In a defiant statement to MPs, the Home Secretary insisted the government is still ‘committed’ to the controversial policy and ‘will not accept that we have no right … Read more

Priti Patel vows to keep fighting on Rwanda plan after European court blocks the UK’s first flight

Home Secretary Priti Patel last night defiantly vowed to plough ahead with her Rwanda relocation plan despite a European judge’s extraordinary 11th-hour intervention blocked the first flight from ever leaving the runway. An out-of-hours European Court of Human Rights judge made the dramatic 11th hour intervention, with the crew of the Boeing 767 told they … Read more

Flight grounded as European judges thwart plan to send UK asylum seekers to Rwanda

Press play to listen to this article Boris Johnson’s controversial plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda suffered a bitter blow Tuesday night after the first planned flight was grounded on the runway following a late intervention by European judges. The Kigali-bound flight had originally been scheduled to take off with 130 asylum seekers on … Read more