In the meantime, there are still 10 days until two decisive by-elections. The Tories have accused Labor of a “dirty backroom deal” with the Liberal Democrats after the full shadow cabinet campaigned in Tiverton and Honiton.
Not a single member of Sir Keir Starmer’s frontbench has visited the Devon constituency or made any reference to the election since campaigning began last month – despite the party finishing runners-up there in 2019 – while most have traveled to Wakefield, which they hope to win back . Dominik Penna has our analysis.
Prince Andrew is banned from public appearances
The Duke of York was banned from appearing alongside senior members of the royal family at today’s Order of the Garter ceremony, following intervention by the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge.
Prince Andrew, 62, was due to appear with other royals in the traditional velvet robes and plumed hats for the annual procession from Windsor Castle to St George’s Chapel.
However, it is understood senior royals feared a “backlash” and lobbied the Queen for a change of plan. It comes after The Telegraph revealed the Duke has been urging Her Majesty for a return to royal duties and wants the Chief of the Grenadier Guards returned to him.
He has also pushed for his daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, to be made working royals. Victoria Ward has our exclusive report.
The true sweet-spot length of a good night’s sleep
From smartphones monitoring REM to ever-changing “sleep hygiene” rules, we all know that a good night’s sleep is essential to well-being.
However, there are different pieces of advice as to how long this restful rest actually lasts. Margaret Thatcher famously got by with four hours, while the accepted standard is eight.
But according to a major new study, we should all aim for different amounts of sleep from our 30s to old age. Flic Everett explores the secrets of a satisfying night’s sleep.
Today’s political cartoon
In his latest cartoon fan takes inspiration from Boris Johnson’s “on the hoof” food strategy. Frosted is absent, but check out his latest work.
Also in the news: Today’s other headlines
migrant scheme | Rwanda’s High Commissioner today attacked critics of the government’s plan to deport Canal migrants to his country, insisting they be treated with “safety, dignity and respect”. Read Johnston Busingye’s article for The Telegraph, in which he insisted Rwanda would be a “safe haven” after charities and unions launched a legal battle to block the first flights tomorrow. Internal Affairs Editor Karl Hymas reports that fewer than 10 migrants are expected on the first flight, even as the government fends off two attempts to block it today.
Around the world: ex-soldier killed in fighting in Ukraine
A former British soldier has been killed after joining Ukrainian troops fighting Russian forces. Gunman Jordan Gatley died in the intense battle for the eastern city of Severodonetsk and is the second known British national to be killed in the war. As a special correspondent Hayley Dixon His family reportedly paid an emotional tribute, saying he was “truly a hero” and they were “so proud.” Follow the latest Ukraine updates on our live blog.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/06/13/monday-morning-uk-news-briefing-todays-top-headlines-telegraph/ Monday morning news briefing: New Brexit law rebellion