People across the country gathered at street parties under gray skies yesterday to greet the Queen out of sheer joy – and also for a good cause. Me Brown captures the unique British celebration.
And after people flocked to central London for the spectacular (and somewhat eccentric) finale of the celebrations, Judith Wald summarizes four fabulous days showing respect and warmth towards Her Majesty.
In other Platinum Jubilee news:
Prime Minister’s allies warn against early elections
Boris Johnson’s allies warn of snap elections as they try to persuade wavering Tory MPs not to table a no-confidence letter.
Prime Minister’s advisers have announced that elections are possible next year – or even earlier.
The news is seen by some insiders as a coded warning that those tuning in to the PM could lose its support if they seek re-election from local parties.
A briefing note put out by some critics of the Prime Minister’s Tory MP over the weekend said Mr Johnson was “no longer an electoral good”. Political Editor Ben Riley Smith reports on the 14 key points contained therein.
That telegraph view says a vote on Mr Johnson’s future now appears inevitable. and fan‘s latest cartoon captures the Prime Minister’s woes.
Three simple diets for a healthier and longer life
Living into old age is all well and good, but what most of us really want is to extend our healthy years — not just our lifespans. In a new report from the University of Southern California, scientists have described what they call the “longevity diet.” Read the study’s top three findings that they claim can help you live a longer, healthier life.
Daily dose of Matt
On the anniversary weekend Frosted captured the spirit of street parties. It’s not too late to pick up one of his special 70-piece discounted platinum anniversary prints for subscribers or a cartoonist fanAnniversary Puzzles.
Also in the news: Today’s other headlines
pipe punch | The return to work after the bank holiday was derailed by a Tube strike in London today, with office workers ordered to work from home. Transport for London advised against traveling on the network unless absolutely necessary, and business groups said employers are having to introduce more flexible working policies as 4,000 station workers phase out. Large parts of the network could be unable to work after the RMT union called a strike over job cuts and pensions.
Around the world: Britain sends long-range missiles
Britain has pledged to send long-range missiles to Ukraine after a similar US pledge led to threats from Vladimir Putin to strike new targets. The M270 system is the Army’s most advanced missile system and has a range of 50 miles, longer than any missile technology used in Ukraine. Nicholas Smith and James Killer report that hours before the Defense Ministry’s announcement, Russian cruise missiles have struck the outskirts of Kyiv for the first time since April, having narrowly missed a nuclear power plant.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/06/06/monday-morning-uk-news-briefing-todays-top-headlines-telegraph/ Queen gives a vision of the future