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1. Housing crisis cost us votes, says Michael Gove

Many voters who turned against the Conservatives this week were punishing the party for falling rates of home ownership, Michael Gove has warned.

In an interview with The Telegraph, the Housing Secretary said that his first lesson from the local election results was: “We’ve got to do more on home ownership.” Read the full story.

2. Protocol ‘to be scrapped’ as Sinn Fein celebrates historic victory

Britain is preparing to unilaterally override the post-Brexit border arrangement to avoid the Northern Ireland crisis “dragging on and on”, Government sources have claimed, as Sinn Fein won the largest share of seats in Stormont for the first time on Saturday night.

Liz Truss has concluded that negotiations with the EU have almost “run out of road”, after Maros Sefcovic, the EU’s Brexit negotiator, told her that Brussels will “never” back down on its refusal to overhaul the Northern Ireland Protocol, according to Government sources. Read the full story.

3. Keir Starmer ‘beergate’ event was planned, leaked memo shows

Sir Keir Starmer faced fresh “beergate” questions on Saturday night after a memo emerged undermining Labour’s claim that his curry dinner with staff was a spur-of-the-moment event.

A leaked internal planning document for the Labour leader’s ill-fated visit to Durham revealed the beer and takeaway at the centre of a new police investigation was planned in advance. Read the full story.

4. Queen’s home movies reveal smitten princess days before engagement to Prince Philip made public

The Queen’s home videos are to be broadcast to the nation for the first time, as she gives permission for rare private moments of her as a smitten young Princess to be seen.

The footage, unearthed within more than 400 reels of film watched by programme-makers, shows the Queen as a young woman, at the heart of a happy family before the weight of her public responsibility took hold. Read the full story.

5. ‘Invincible’ Russian tank equipped with exploding armour destroyed by Ukrainian troops

An “invincible” Russian tank equipped with exploding armour and a smokescreen to defend against laser-guided missiles has been destroyed by Ukrainian forces, British intelligence has confirmed.

The war in Ukraine is the first time that Russia has deployed the T-90M tank “Breakthrough-3” in combat but analysts said that its debut had been underwhelming. Read the full story.

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