Boris Johnson says US authorities have not approached him to interview Prince Andrew and refuses to say how government would respond, adding ‘it’s a matter for the Royal Family’

  • PM says no approach has been made over Andrew and is ‘matter for royal family’
  • Gloria Allred and Spencer Coogan are representing alleged victims of Epstein, 
  • They urged Andrew to give evidence after Maxwell’s arrest in New Hampshire
  • Move piles fresh anxiety on Queen about what Maxwell’s arrest means for him
  • Andrew, 60, secretly met Maxwell at Buckingham Palace on June 6 last year

Boris Johnson makes clear he would NOT ‘take the knee’ with Black Lives Matter protesters because people should not be ‘bullied’ into the action

  • Boris Johnson said he ‘doesn’t believe in gestures’ when asked on ‘taking knee’
  • The PM said he is focused on the ‘substance’ and people should not be ‘bullied’
  • Dominic Raab said last month he viewed the action as symbol of ‘subjugation

UK: Police issue CCTV pictures of 35 people they want to question over violence at protests between Black Lives Matter supporters and ‘pro-statue’ counter-demonstrators

  • Police have released images of 35 people they want to speak to in connection with violence at protests
  • Clashes broke out in London this month at demonstrations in support of the Black Lives Matter movement
  • Metropolitan Police said they are seeking people in relation to a number of violent public order offences

Entente cordiale: President Macron meets Prince Charles in London after flying in to award the city the Legion d’Honneur on 80th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle’s ‘Appel’ to Nazi-occupied France

  • Simmering Brexit tensions won’t stop Macron praising London as once being ‘the capital of Free France’  
  • French president is visiting to commemorate 80th anniversary of his predecessor Charles de Gaulle’s ‘Appel’ 
  • Famous BBC broadcast to occupied France during Second World War followed the Nazi invasion in 1940
  • General De Daulle led free forces from London, which Mr Macron will decorate with the Legion d’Honneur

Operation Free Churchill begins: Workers arrive to remove metal box protecting statue of Sir Winston from Black Lives Matter protesters ahead of ceremony tomorrow when London will be awarded the Legion d’honneur by President Macron

  • Sir Winston Churchill’s statue in Parliament Square will soon be uncovered 
  • The moves comes ahead of the French president Macron’s visit to London 
  • On 18 June 1940, exiled Charles de Gaulle made a dramatic speech in London 
  • President Macron will visit London tomorrow on the occasion’s 80th anniversary 
  • Macron will also hold talks with Boris Johnson and meet with Prince Charles