How quarantine rules work and what UK government is planning

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Analysis: Arrivals from high-risk countries will have to pay to isolate in a hotel under Boris Johnson’s proposals Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage With new Läs mer…

Sturgeon questions whether Johnson's trip to Scotland 'essential'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nicola Sturgeon has questioned whether Boris Johnson’s planned trip from London to Scotland on Thursday is “genuinely essential”, suggesting his visit makes it harder to convince the public to Läs mer…

Here are five ways the government could have avoided 100,000 Covid deaths | Devi Sridhar

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Yesterday Britain passed a grim milestone. A further 1,631 deaths from Covid-19 were recorded, taking the official tally above 100,000, though data from the Office for National Statistics suggests Läs mer…

UK aid cuts of up to 70% a 'gut punch' to world's poorest, experts say

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The British government’s decision to slash at least 50% in overseas aid within the next few weeks has been called a “gut punch” to the world’s poorest. Reacting to Läs mer…

Former Tory MP's posting as UK ambassador to Cuba raises fresh cronyism claims

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Boris Johnson’s government has been accused of fostering a culture of cronyism after the appointment of a former Conservative MP to become the ambassador to Cuba. George Hollingbery, the Läs mer…

'We'll learn lessons,' Johnson promised, far too late in the day for many | John Crace

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It was asking too much for the PM to show genuine humility and remorse, but even he could not shrug this off You’ve got to hand it to Priti Läs mer…

Brexit: Dutch warehouse boom as UK firms forced to invest abroad

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Logistics and warehousing companies in the Netherlands are being inundated with requests from British businesses looking to rent warehouse space, as the country experiences a Brexit boom in investment Läs mer…

EU means business over Covid vaccine exports, says Von der Leyen

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Commission president says firms must deliver on orders after AstraZeneca warns of shortfall Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The EU “means business”, Ursula von der Läs mer…

EU citizens offered financial incentives to leave UK

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; European nationals added to voluntary returns scheme, which can include flights and up to £2,000 for resettlement EU citizens are being offered financial incentives to leave the UK, the Läs mer…

UK diplomats told to cut up to 70% from overseas aid budget

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; British diplomats have been instructed to find at least 50% cuts in UK overseas aid in the next six weeks in advance of the next financial year, the Labour Läs mer…

UK must cancel poor countries' debt or face Covid-19 'financial tsunami'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Billions of dollars of debt owed by poor countries must be permanently cancelled in order to stave off a “looming financial tsunami” caused by Covid-19 and the ensuing global Läs mer…

Matt Hancock fires coded warning at MPs calling for lockdown easing

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has fired a coded warning shot at MPs pressing for a roadmap out of Covid restrictions, saying the pressure on the NHS was too Läs mer…

Brussels warns Britain against downgrading EU ambassador’s status

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Downing Street has been warned by Brussels that downgrading the status of the EU’s ambassador to the UK will poison diplomatic relations for years to come. The UK has Läs mer…

UK Covid live: Matt Hancock leads news conference as cases fall to lowest daily level for a month

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Latest updates: patients on ventilators hit record high as UK records 22,195 further cases and 592 Covid-related deaths Johnson ‘looking at potentially relaxing some restrictions’ in February Boris Johnson’s Läs mer…

Covid leaves Boris Johnson with an expensive 'levelling down' problem

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The economic impact of Covid will leave Boris Johnson’s government with a costly “double challenge” to level-up the north and Midlands while protecting the affluent towns and cities in Läs mer…

Uncertainty over 12-week Covid jab interval intensifies as UK rollout expands

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Experts have called for greater clarity about the monitoring in place to assess the 12-week dosing interval for Covid vaccines, as the UK’s vaccination programme ramps up. According to Läs mer…

Johnson being urged to impose blanket Covid border controls

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Boris Johnson is facing increasing pressure from cabinet ministers and scientists to impose blanket border control measures against Covid instead of his preferred option of a targeted approach as Läs mer…

Scotland will hold independence referendum if SNP wins in May, says Sturgeon

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; First minister says her government will not wait for Westminster to consent to a poll Nicola Sturgeon says she will hold an advisory referendum on independence if the Scottish Läs mer…

UK vaccine adviser says delay of Covid second dose will save lives

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; JCVI deputy chair defends extended gap between jabs as Hancock warns end of restrictions ‘long way off’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A representative of Läs mer…

Facebook admits encryption will harm efforts to prevent child exploitation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook’s plans to implement end-to-end encryption on all its messaging products will lead to continued exploitation of some of the British children it would otherwise help to safeguard, the Läs mer…

The Guardian view on Covid's widening gaps: the rich are getting richer | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; For speculators, the cryptocurrency party was just starting. At the beginning of the year one bitcoin was worth £5,614 before almost reaching £30,000 at the end of last week. Läs mer…

Now is the perfect time for Labour to reupload its free broadband pledge | Owen Jones

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Free full-fibre, publicly owned broadband was never supposed to be the flagship policy of Labour’s doomed 2019 election campaign. Earlier in the year the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, had Läs mer…

UK will miss 2025 target for full-fibre broadband rollout, MPs warn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Boris Johnson’s promise to deliver nationwide “turbocharged” broadband by 2025 will be missed because of a catalogue of government failures, parliament’s spending watchdog has concluded. In a timely report Läs mer…

MPs urge Johnson to ensure all pupils have digital resources for home learning

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Hundreds of thousands of pupils should be provided with the devices or broadband connection they lack for remote learning during the pandemic, a group of senior public figures has Läs mer…