This was after a weekend of devastating headlines for the Tories after the allegations made against Chris Pincher but despite the Prime Minister appearing at the despatch box in the Commons on Monday, Labour did not mention the scandal-hit MP once.
Tim Stanley sketched the day in Parliament where it seemed not even a sex scandal could force this opposition into a debate.
Sherelle Jacobs warns Conservatism may be in crisis, but the Left does not have any answers.
Meanwhile, the Welsh Labour Government has announced that councils will be able to cap the number of second homes in their towns and villages.
BA cancelling July flights for 105,000 holidaymakers
British Airways is axing flights for up to 105,000 holidaymakers this month, plans have shown.
Britain’s biggest airline has told airport slot authorities that it is cancelling more than 650 flights from Heathrow and Gatwick in order to avoid a repeat of last month’s travel chaos.
More than 76,000 seats are being axed from Heathrow and 29,400 from Gatwick on flights to more than 70 destinations including Malaga, Ibiza, Parma, Faro and Athens.
It comes ahead of a further series of cancellations to summer flights, due to be announced this week and aimed at minimising disruption in the peak holiday season.
Monday saw the first major casualty of the growing anger over flight disruption when Peter Bellew, easyJet’s chief operating officer, resigned from his post.
Camilla picks Kate for birthday Country Life portrait
As the future Queen Consort, she had her pick of the world’s most renowned portrait photographers.
But from the moment she agreed to guest edit the July edition of Country Life to mark her 75th birthday, the Duchess of Cornwall knew who she wanted behind the lens for her cover shot: the Duchess of Cambridge.
The result is an “enormously relaxed” image of the Duchess taken in the place she is happiest; the garden at her private home, Ray Mill in Lacock, Wilts.
With minimal focus on hair or make-up, the photograph encapsulates the close bond that has developed between the two Duchesses, who share a common destiny.
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‘I’d be better off on the dole’ | Some of Britain’s busiest motorways and main roads ground to a halt in the latest protest that threatens to derail Boris Johnson’s premiership. Furious at the rocketing cost of petrol prices, a ragtag army of motorists vented their anger by creating rolling roadblocks on the M4, M5 and major trunk roads. Robert Mendick and Hayley Dixon spoke to the protesters fighting for their livelihoods.
Around the world: Six dead in July 4 mass shooting
A gunman sprayed bullets from a rooftop into a July 4 parade in an affluent Chicago suburb, leaving six dead and shattering Independence Day celebrations as the US was still raw from a string of mass shootings. Police said person-of-interest Robert E “Bobby” Crimo III, 22, had been arrested “without incident” on Monday evening following a manhunt spanning several hours. The “methodical and military style” killings left about 30 injured as paradegoers scattered in panic when the gunman opened fire minutes after the event started in Highland Park.