Brexit talks making good progress, says Ursula Von der Leyen

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; European commission president says key issues are level playing field and fisheries Trade and security negotiations between the UK and the EU are making good progress, Ursula von der Läs mer…

Labour responsible for unlawful acts of discrimination and harassment, EHRC antisemitism report finds – politics live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Equality and Human Rights Commission report finds party is responsible for three breaches of the Equality Act Labour responsible for harassment and discrimination, EHRC finds 10.16am GMT The full Läs mer…

Furlough: how UK jobs market has fared during the pandemic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The government’s coronavirus job retention scheme closes on Saturday, ending the first phase of the UK’s economic response to the pandemic. When the scheme was announced in March it Läs mer…

Temporary, timely and targeted. Furlough has proved to be just one of these

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Temporary, timely and targeted. That was how Rishi Sunak described the government’s strategy for coping with the impact of Covid-19 when he gave his budget speech on 11 March. Läs mer…

Legal action taken against PM over refusal to investigate Kremlin meddling

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A cross-party group of MPs and peers including a former national security adviser are taking legal action against Boris Johnson over his government’s refusal to order an inquiry into Läs mer…

Covid testing: does Operation Moonshot have a shot at success?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Operation Moonshot, the government’s mass testing mission to screen millions of asymptomatic people every week, is having a bumpy lift-off. The project only emerged because of a leak last Läs mer…

Covid testing: does Operation Moonshot have a shot at success?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Operation Moonshot, the government’s mass testing mission to screen millions of asymptomatic people every week, is having a bumpy lift-off. The project only emerged because of a leak last Läs mer…

Nottinghamshire to ban some alcohol sales after 9pm under tier 3 Covid rules

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nottinghamshire will be placed under tier 3 coronavirus measures from Friday, it was confirmed on Wednesday night, with a series of extra rules including the UK’s first virus-related ban Läs mer…

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to stand trial on fresh charges in Iran next week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman sentenced to five years imprisonment in Iran in 2016, has been told she will stand trial on fresh charges next Monday. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was Läs mer…

Covid hospital cases in UK ‘could pass spring peak in November’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The number of coronavirus patients in UK hospitals could pass the spring peak by the end of November without further lockdown measures, a leading government scientific adviser has warned. Läs mer…

CBI chief fires parting shot over slow pace of Brexit negotiations

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The head of the UK’s leading employers’ organisation has stepped up pressure on the government to conclude trade talks with the EU so that the country can move on Läs mer…

How badly has the north of England been hit by Covid-19?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On Monday night 55 Conservative MPs – led by former “northern powerhouse” minister Jake Berry – wrote to Boris Johnson to warn him the Covid pandemic “has exposed in sharp Läs mer…

Hostile rhetoric will not stop refugee children dying in the Channel

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; After the death of Alan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler pictured washed up on a Turkish beach, many promises and commitments were made by global leaders to step up their Läs mer…

Brexit deal hangs in the balance, says EU council president

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit negotiations have hit their most difficult stage, with Brussels still unsure whether a deal with Boris Johnson is possible within the next two crucial weeks, the European council Läs mer…

UK faces new legal challenge over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Campaigners have filed for a judicial review of the UK government’s decision to renew arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) said the weapons would Läs mer…

Ending lockdown, airport testing and Dominic Cummings: your Covid questions answered

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; We asked readers what they wanted to know about the government’s response to coronavirus. Our political correspondent, Peter Walker, has the answers. What are the protocols for taking places Läs mer…

Our Brexit future? Come January, it looks more and more like 1980s Russia

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Masochistically, if I ever see a story about VAT, I’ll read it. In the old days, it just made my brain ache (17.5%? What kind of maths even is Läs mer…

UK coronavirus live: 'increased funding' planned for poorest families over Christmas amid free school meals row

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Key events Show 5.44am EDT05:44 ’More cash’ for poorest families as PM seeks to end school meals row Live feed Show 6.32am EDT06:32 The former children’s minister and Tory Läs mer…

The US has a good record on fighting monopolies. Now it's Google's turn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The tech giant claims that no one is forced to use its search engine. All power to regulators set on proving otherwise Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet, Google’s Läs mer…

NHS Covid-19 app users sent incorrect risk-level change alerts

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Coronavirus People in England and Wales reported notifications that did not match government guidance for their areas Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Department of Läs mer…

Johnson the general to Starmer’s captain | Brief letters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brief letters Boris Johnson Johnson the general to Starmer’s captain Flu vaccine | NHS test-and-trace app | Boris Johnson | Priti Patel | Broliday | Fake news Boris Johnson: Läs mer…

How Excel may have caused loss of 16,000 Covid tests in England

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A million-row limit on Microsoft’s Excel spreadsheet software may have led to Public Health England misplacing nearly 16,000 Covid test results, it is understood. The data error, which led Läs mer…

Rishi Sunak: UK needs to protect tech secrets from foreign investors

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Technology sector New state aid rules required to stop hostile countries getting access to firms, says chancellor The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, says the UK’s openness to foreign investment puts Läs mer…