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Boris Johnson is “feeling well” after being placed under general anesthesia for a routine operation on his breasts this morning, the number 10 said.

Responsibility for the “significant decisions” facing the government passed to Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab for a period of 24 hours from the start of the operation.

It comes as Downing Street has confirmed that members of Boris Johnson’s team intervened after a story about his wife Carrie was published in The Times, but denied that the Prime Minister himself had contacted the newspaper. to complain.

Johnson was taken to an NHS hospital in London around 6am on Monday morning and shortly afterwards under anesthesia for the operation, which the number 10 described as “minor”.

The operation, which had been scheduled for some time and was not an emergency, was described as a success and Johnson returned to Downing Street around 10 a.m., where he spends the day resting.

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The Prime Minister attends the fundraising of the Conservatives after a sinus operation

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was well enough to make a brief appearance on Monday in a fundraiser for the Conservative Party after undergoing routine sinus surgery, ITV reported.

He was taken to the party by a side entrance as questions hung in the air about the disappearing story about his wife Carrie in The Times.

Fundraising was also attended by key cabinet members as they courted conservative donors, the Daily Mail reported.

Earlier in the day, No. 10 had said Mr Johnson was “feeling well” after being placed under general anesthesia for a routine operation on his breasts.

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Hospitals are preparing for the disruptions caused by the railway strike

Doctors are preparing to deal with a major disruption to the railway strike as the NHS assured patients it was “still open” for services.

Patients have been asked to schedule appointments in advance, as there are likely to be significant delays in getting to the hospitals and GP surgeries.

Hospitals have made arrangements to ensure staff are present at the site, officials said, including the creation of parking and car services and taxi-sharing facilities.

Trusts have urged patients to contact if they are unable to attend their appointment due to strikes.

Sravasti Dasgupta June 21, 2022 5:14 AM

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Amid rail chaos, prime minister calls for “sensible compromise”

Boris Johnson will call for a “sensible commitment” to protect train passengers from the chaos of travel across the country.

The prime minister is expected to argue ahead of a cabinet meeting on Tuesday that unions are “harming the very people they claim to be helping” moving forward with the biggest burst of industrial action on the railways for a generation.

The move comes after recent talks to resolve a bitter dispute over wages, jobs and conditions failed to resolve.

Sravasti Dasgupta21 June 2022 04:43

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Trade unions and ministers at fault as passengers affected by the worst railway strikes since 1980

The railway unions have accused the government of “actively preventing” the resolution of a dispute that will be interrupted from Tuesday millions of passenger trips in the major strikes that have affected the network since the eighties.

The RMT union on Monday disconnected from recent talks with employers, blaming ministers for preventing Network Rail and train companies from freely negotiating wages, jobs and conditions.

But Grant Shapps’ Department of Transport dismissed the claim as “absolutely untrue”, insisting that a £ 2bn deficit in resources for the national network that the RMT attributed to government cuts was in fact the result of the reduction in the number of passengers after Covid.

Joe Middleton June 21, 2022 3:50 AM

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What do Gareth Southgate and Keir Starmer have in common? Many, in fact

England football fans say they want to win games and Labor say they want to win seats, but, Marie Le Conte wonders, do they really want it at any cost?

Joe Middleton June 21, 2022 1:50 AM

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Treasury Secretary Simon Clarke challenged rail staff earning £ 28,000 a year

Treasury Secretary Simon Clarke challenged rail staff earning £ 28,000 a year

Joe Middleton21 June 2022 00:50

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“Total policy failure”: government is less than halfway to annual tree planting target

The government has been accused of overseeing a “total failure of economic and environmental policy” in tree planting, with current rates not even halfway to achieving the 2019 targets.

Boris Johnson said the government will plant 30,000 hectares (75,000 acres) of new forest in Britain each year in 2024. But with a year and a half to go, official figures show that the plantation is still below 14,000 hectares. during the year until March 31, 2022.

The Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor), which represents more than 1,500 forestry and timber companies across the UK, said the “unfortunate” pace of progress meant there was now a “zero chance” of achieving the targets. .

Joe Middleton20 June 2022 23:50

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Rail strikes will cause “chaos and misery” for millions, says Grant Shapps

Rail strikes will cause “chaos and misery” for millions, says Grant Shapps

Joe Middleton June 20, 2022 10:50 p.m.

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Will Boris Johnson maintain the Northern Ireland protocol dispute until the next general election?

If the prime minister decides to call an election next May, the promise to abandon protocol controls could be part of a manifesto, writes Adam Forrest.

Joe Middleton20 June 2022 21:50

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Army orgies are “quite common” amid “embarrassing” women’s culture, according to whistleblower

One complainant said orgies in the military are quite common, as he warned that the recent incident at Merlville Baracks points to a broader culture of misogyny in the armed forces that sees women as “minors”.

Speaking exclusively to The Independent, the woman, who previously worked in recruiting for the British Army, said the institution often felt like a setback in the 1950s.

It comes after a group of paratroopers were investigated by military police after images of them orgy with a civilian woman appeared at Merville Barracks, a military base in Colchester.

Joe Middleton20 June 2022 20:50

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