The Tories have been plagued by stories based on leaked WhatsApp chats, but now they're moving to the encrypted messaging app with an auto-delete function.
Stuart Millar@MarkDiStef A Tory source told @BuzzFeedNewsUK that the main reason for the switch is that unlike Signal, WhatsApp has a limit of 256 people in chat groups and there are now too many Tory MPs
"We like to have everyone on the same platform."
The prime minister's chief aide Dominic Cummings is behind the renewed drive for an election, but other senior aides, cabinet ministers and Tory MPs are opposed.
Stuart MillarGreat nuggets too on how Cummings' election-or-bust strategy was derailed by Benn Act and Corbyn refusing to back an election. That cleared the way for the "sensibles" to pivot to getting a deal with the EU.
Boris Johnson will on Wednesday unveil a radical new ‘two borders for four years’ Brexit plan which will leave Northern Ireland in a special relationship with Europe until 2025, The Telegraph can reveal.
In an exclusive interview, Freddy McConnell, a trans man who has lost his legal case to be named as the father, not mother, on his baby's birth certificate told BuzzFeed News: “I will carry on fighting. This slams the brakes on progress in a way...
This is an article about Twitter, so you might decide to ignore it. Social media is not real life, after all, and many sensible people dismiss it as meaningless noise: ‘it’s just Twitter’. But this…
Stuart Millar"The online abuse of women in the public eye, women like Laura Kuenssberg, is different, and not just in volume: as I’ve written before, the way the mob targets her is grimly revealing."
V good @jameskirkup response to the ludicrous @bbclaurak pile-on
The identities of the Russian men behind the proposed oil deal to fund Italy’s far right have been shrouded in mystery — until now. Their connections extend into Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.
Stuart MillarHuge new story on Russia-Italy from @AlbertoNardelli with Bellingcat and The Insider
We’ve identified two of the the Russians who hatched the secret plan to fund Italy’s far right and they have close ties to powerful people in Moscow
Number 10 is considering disrupting a “time bomb” Northern Ireland debate, creating new bank holidays, filibustering Parliament and the prime minister refusing to resign if he loses a vote of no confidence.
Stuart MillarNEW from @alexwickham: Suspending Parliament is just the opening salvo from Boris Johnson who's planning a series of extreme measures in the coming weeks to eat up time and force through Brexit on October 31