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Boris Johnson’s government has been under pressure since the launch of two official investigations, one involving the use of private email for official purposes.
Health Minister Lord Bethel, along with former Health Secretary Matt Hancock, reportedly regularly use private email accounts to conduct official business, raising concerns about transparency and security.
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham announced Tuesday that she is conducting a formal investigation into the use of private correspondence channels at the Department of Health and Social Affairs.
At the same time, the Lord’s Commissioner for Standards is investigating a complaint that Lord Bethell sponsored a parliamentary pass for Mr Hancock’s former assistant Gina Coladangelo – whom she was caught kissing on leaked CCTV footage.
Johnson “pressures UEFA to bring 2030 World Cup to UK and Ireland”
Boris Johnson is reportedly pushing Britain’s bid to host the World Cup in 2030 by putting pressure on top UEFA officials during Euros.
According to reports, the PM met with UEFA President Alexander Ceferin on Tuesday at No 10 to advocate a joint British and Irish bid to host the competition.
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Conrad DuncanJuly 7, 2021 at 8:07 am
Conservative lawmakers vote for chairman of the influential 1922 committee
Conservative MPs are voting today who should chair the powerful 1922 committee of backbenchers following a challenge against party leader and current president Sir Graham Brady.
Sir Graham, who has held the position since 2010, is facing a re-election battle with former government minister Heather Wheeler, with voting due to end this afternoon.
The voting process is open only to Conservative MPs who are not on government pay.
The contest comes amid alleged discontent with Sir Graham in Downing Street, who has openly criticized lockdown restrictions and voted against the government on several occasions.
Ms. Wheeler, former whip and deputy minister in the Foreign Office, is considered the No. 10 preferred candidate.
Conrad DuncanJuly 7, 2021 at 7:56 am
Watchdog launches probe into use of private messages by ministers
The Information Commissioner has launched an inquiry into “relevant” suggestions that private email accounts have been used by ministers in the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.
Reports claimed that former Health Secretary Matt Hancock and current minister Lord Bethel often used their personal emails when discussing government business, raising fears of transparency.
our journalists, Eleanor SlyBelow is the full story:
Conrad Duncan7 July 2021, 7:46 am
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