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Calls For PM’s Resignation Over Christmas Party



SNP call for PM’s resignation after footage suggesting a non-socially Christmas party has emerged.

Yesterday a video was obtained by ITV showing No 10 staff joking about holding a Christmas party – days after one was held there during lockdown.

The PM’s then-press secretary Allegra Stratton is asked by colleagues about reports of a party, as they rehearse a news conference in December last year.

In jokey exchanges, she says: “This fictional party was a business meeting and it was not socially distanced.”

In regards to the clip, Boris Johnson says “I understand and share the anger” at seeing No 10 staff seeming to “make light of lockdown measures”. I was also furious to see that clip,” he says. I apologise unreservedly for the offence that it gave up and down the country.”

But he says he has been repeatedly assured there was no party and no Covid rules were broken.

He says he has asked the cabinet secretary to establish all the facts and to report back as soon as possible.

If rules have been broken, there will be disciplinary action for all those involved, he says.

Today, The SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford says that “trust in leadership is a matter of life and death” as the government may have to make “tough decisions” as the Omicron variant spreads. Downing Street willingly broke the rules and mocked the sacrifices we have all made, shattering the public trust. He also added that the PM is “responsible for losing the trust of the people” and “can no longer lead on the most pressing issues”.

Johnson has a duty to resign, he says, calling it the “only right and moral choice”.

The prime minister responds that the opposition can continue to “play politics” but says “I am going to get on with the job”.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says the PM’s response “is so desperate and even his own side can see it. Why doesn’t he end the investigation right now by just admitting it?” he asks.

He asks if the PM will support the police by handing over all documents to the police pertaining to the Downing Street party? WIth Dominic Raab responding, saying the police ‘don’t investigate crimes that took place a year ago’, which was met with laughter from the Labour benches.

The Labour leader also says “the situation is as clear as day” on what happened in Downing Street. Surely the prime minister isn’t going to pretend” that the first he had heard of the party was last night.”

There was then further suggestions that another Parliament party was rumoured to hace taken place on November 13th also.

There will apparently be a full investigation carried out by the Cabinet Secretary Simon Case.

This is an ongoing story and we will have more in due course.

Do you think it’s time for the PM to finally resign?

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Doctor Who: David Tennant and Catherine Tate to return



David Tennant and Catherine Tate are to return to Doctor Who, the BBC has confirmed.

The pair are currently filming for the sci-fi show’s 60th anniversary, which it will celebrate in 2023.

Tennant played the 10th Doctor on the time travel drama from 2005-2010, while Tate played companion Donna Noble. Tennant and Tate’s involvement means they will be reunited with returning Doctor Who head writer Russell T Davies.

Davies, who was in charge of Doctor Who when it was successfully revived in 2005, left at the same time as Tennant. Their last episode together was broadcast in 2010.

Tennant has briefly returned before, joining then-Doctor Matt Smith for the programme’s 50th anniversary in 2013.

Davies has teased fans, saying: “Maybe this is a missing story. Or a parallel world. Or a dream, or a trick, or a flashback. The only thing I can confirm is that it’s going to be spectacular, as two of our greatest stars reunite for the battle of a lifetime.”

Tennant and Tate’s 2008 series of Doctor Who is the most successful that the show has had since its revival in 2005, with an average audience of more than eight million viewers per episode.

Are you excited to see their return?

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Eurovision 2022: How Sam Ryder Turned Things Around For the UK



Sam Ryder has said the “stigma” about the UK’s Eurovision performance has finally been “destroyed” after he brought home our best result in 24 years.

The singer led the UK to second place during Saturday night’s Song Contest in Turin, Italy, with his song ‘Space Man’.

It was the the highest the UK has placed since 1998, when Imaani’s ‘Where Are You?’ finished just behind Israel’s Dana International, who won with her song Diva.

In the years since, Britain has suffered a number of embarrassment moments, receiving the dreaded “nul points” in 2003 with Jemini’s ‘Cry Baby’ and in 2021 with James Newman’s ‘Embers’.

However, the public overwhelmingly backed Ukraine, who won the competition with 631 points on the leaderboard, with the UK securing 466 points.

Winning the 2022 Eurovision trophy is a hugely emotional and symbolic victory for Ukraine in the contest’s 66th year as the conflict continues.

The nation’s president Volodymyr Zelensky responded: “Our courage impresses the world, our music conquers Europe.

“We will do our best to one day host the participants and guests of Eurovision in Ukrainian Mariupol. Free, peaceful, rebuilt.”

The results had many fans in sheer disbelief on social media, while prime minister Boris Johnson said he was “incredibly proud” of Sam and how “he brilliantly represented the UK”.

You’re the winner in our eyes Sam, well done!

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Eurovision 2022: Sam Ryder Odds Rocket Ahead of Eurovision Final



The UK’s Eurovision 2022 entry Sam Ryder has closed in on Ukraine in the winner odds after his performance in the jury semi final.

The TikTok star blew away the audience who flocked to the Pala Olimpico arena in Turin, Italy to see the second jury semi final. The reaction to Sam’s act and his amazing performance have now got plenty of fans and experts predicting he is going to push Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra all the way on Saturday night.

Last week , Sam was sitting in fourth place in the Eurovision odds with his song ‘Space Man’ but, after his second rehearsal in Turin received a rave reaction from press over in Italy and fans and he was given a huge advantage by being drawn in the second half of the Eurovision final, he soared up to second.

The Ukraine currently have a 59% chance of winning and the UK 11%. Sweden and Italy then currently stand as third and fourth favourites at 9% and 6% respectively. Our odds have improved even more so since too as the UK have been announced to perform fourth from last, number 22, which has been the winning performance slot two years in a row.

On May 3 2022 it became exactly 25 years to the day since the UK’s last triumph in Eurovision, when Katrina & the Waves topped the leaderboard in Ireland with their anthemic track Love Shine A Light. Since then, there’s been little to shout about. The UK has always been on the wrong side of the leaderboard, with us consistently finishing at or near the bottom. And last year proved a particularly bitter pill to swallow when James Newman came last on zero points, having received nothing from either the juries or televote.

Check out Sam’s song here:

Who do you think will win?

Watch Eurovision Song Contest 2022 – Grand Final this Saturday (May 14) at 8pm GMT on BBC1.

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