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John Hume: 'He refused to believe the future had to be like the past'

John Hume: 'He refused to believe the future had to be like the past'

Former US President Bill Clinton has led tributes from around the world to John Hume, saying his work to forge peace in Northern Ireland will be his lasting le [...] Read full article: John Hume: 'He refused to believe the fu...→

Plan for shielding over-50s ditched after backlash from ministers

Plan for shielding over-50s ditched after backlash from ministers

Downing Street makes sudden U-turn after ministers warned scheme was impractical and could damage the economy Read full article: Plan for shielding over-50s ditched afte...→

Brussels FINALLY understands Boris Johnson won't compromise to seal Brexit deal

Brussels FINALLY understands Boris Johnson won't compromise to seal Brexit deal

EUROPEAN UNION chiefs have discovered what it's like to come up against an unflappable British Prime Minister once again. Read full article: Brussels FINALLY understands Boris Johns...→

The hasty reverse-ferret on shielding the over-50s speaks volumes about this government

The hasty reverse-ferret on shielding the over-50s speaks volumes about this government

The government shouldn’t be floating ideas to see how they wash, like we’re participants in a mass focus group Read full article: The hasty reverse-ferret on shielding th...→

Government's plea for people to return to work undermined as unions say productivity has improved

One third of employers claimed working from home had increased productivity in survey by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Read full article: Government's plea for people to return t...→

Russian hackers accused of stealing UK-US trade documents from Liam Fox emails

Russian hackers accused of stealing UK-US trade documents from Liam Fox emails

Russian actors reportedly accessed ex-Cabinet Minister Liam Fox's email account to steal documents on trade talks with the US Read full article: Russian hackers accused of stealing UK-U...→

Britons will demand ‘MORE’ freedom from EU after experiencing Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

Britons will demand ‘MORE’ freedom from EU after experiencing Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

BORIS JOHNSON'S post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels will ignite a stronger desire for more independence from the EU, a former Tory MEP has claimed. Read full article: Britons will demand ‘MORE’ freedom from ...→

Nicola Sturgeon says photos of crowds outside Aberdeen pubs made her want to weep as Grampian records fresh Covid cases | Press and Journal

Nicola Sturgeon says photos of crowds outside Aberdeen pubs made her want to weep as Grampian records fresh Covid cases | Press and Journal

Nicola Sturgeon said pictures of people crowding outside Aberdeen pubs “made her want to cry” as she announced 11 new positive Covid-19 cases had been recorded [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon says photos of crowds ou...→

Germany, France and Italy NOT willing to help Britain in a crisis...but UK would help back

Germany, France and Italy NOT willing to help Britain in a crisis...but UK would help back

THE UK would help Germany, France, and Italy in a crisis, but the EU nations would not be willing to return the favour, a YouGov poll has revealed. Read full article: Germany, France and Italy NOT willing to...→

Scots teachers warn “urgent action” is needed before schools return

Teaching unions have warned that "e;urgent action"e; is needed to protect pupils and staff before schools return full-time next week. Read full article: Scots teachers warn “urgent action” is n...→

Scientist slams government coronavirus decisions for being 'shrouded in secrecy'

Scientist slams government coronavirus decisions for being 'shrouded in secrecy'

Francis Crick Institute director Sir Paul Nurse said the government should 'treat the public as adults' over the Covid-19 pandemic Read full article: Scientist slams government coronavirus d...→

Matt Hancock says new 90-minute coronavirus tests could be used in schools

Matt Hancock says new 90-minute coronavirus tests could be used in schools

The Health Secretary said the new tests were a 'big step forward' as No10 insisted full reopening of schools would go ahead in September - despite fears of a s [...] Read full article: Matt Hancock says new 90-minute coronavi...→

SNP MP calls for Scottish independence supporters to 'begin marching'

SNP MP calls for Scottish independence supporters to 'begin marching'

Kenny MacAskill said "marching must begin" as the coronavirus pandemic has halted other forms of traditional political campaigning. Read full article: SNP MP calls for Scottish independence s...→

Nicola Sturgeon: Young Scots flouting Covid rules ‘made me want to cry.’

Nicola Sturgeon has said that pictures of young Scots flouting social distancing rules "e;made me want to cry"e; as she warned that lockdown measures c [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon: Young Scots flouting Co...→

No10 confirms travel from London and other cities may be halted if virus spikes

No10 confirms travel from London and other cities may be halted if virus spikes

The PM's official spokesman confirmed reports that travel in and out of the capital could be halted if there's a new outbreak - but insisted it's 'not a new th [...] Read full article: No10 confirms travel from London and oth...→

Cabinet minister 'lobbied Boris Johnson to help Charlie Elphicke'

Cabinet minister 'lobbied Boris Johnson to help Charlie Elphicke'

Exclusive: PM ‘initially sympathetic’ but was warned against helping MP who was last week convicted of sexual assault Read full article: Cabinet minister 'lobbied Boris Johnson ...→

Is there a plot afoot against heavy-handed Covid schemes like shielding over-50s?

Is there a plot afoot against heavy-handed Covid schemes like shielding over-50s?

The leaking of this second wave plan, prompting a backlash led by Michael Gove's wife, suggests somebody wants to stop it in its tracks Read full article: Is there a plot afoot against heavy-hand...→

John Hume obituary

John Hume obituary

Leading Northern Ireland politician awarded the Nobel peace prize for his part in the process that led to the Good Friday agreement Read full article: John Hume obituary...→

Sadiq Khan blasts PM for 'looking at London M25 lockdown' without telling him

Sadiq Khan blasts PM for 'looking at London M25 lockdown' without telling him

London's mayor said he was 'surprised' to read the plan in Sunday newspapers and accused the Prime Minister of 'riding roughshod' over local leaders Read full article: Sadiq Khan blasts PM for 'looking at Lon...→

Politics latest news: Minister defends chief whip over Tory MP rape inaction

Politics latest news: Minister defends chief whip over Tory MP rape inaction

People will "begin to understand" why the chief whip did not suspend a Conservative MP accused of rape once more details emerge, a minister has suggested. Read full article: Politics latest news: Minister defends c...→

Douglas Ross pledges jobs plan within 30 days if he wins Scots Tory leadership

Scots Tory leader-elect Douglas Ross has branded Nicola Sturgeon’s response to the Covid unemployment crisis “totally inadequate” and pledged a jobs plan withi [...] Read full article: Douglas Ross pledges jobs plan within 30...→

Confusion as 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme still running in areas under lockdown

Confusion as 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme still running in areas under lockdown

Lucy Powell said the scheme would 'do nothing for the very fragile recovery that the hospitality sector in Manchester was experiencing' Read full article: Confusion as 'Eat Out to Help Out' schem...→

Tory civil war: Boris warned to make urgent change to Conservative Party- 'We've moved on'

Tory civil war: Boris warned to make urgent change to Conservative Party- 'We've moved on'

BORIS Johnson will face pressure to protect unions, bolster foreign aid, and reform the tax system this year due to the re-launch of a moderate group of Tory M [...] Read full article: Tory civil war: Boris warned to make urg...→

Welsh Government announces £22.7m boost for care sector

Welsh Government announces £22.7m boost for care sector

Ministers say social care plays a vital role in Wales - but critics say more is needed to fix what is 'a broken system' Read full article: Welsh Government announces £22.7m boost ...→

'Blustering Boris Johnson is giving us chaos when Britain needs clear thinking'

'Blustering Boris Johnson is giving us chaos when Britain needs clear thinking'

Boris Johnson time after time fails his first duty as Prime Minister which is to protect the country’s citizens, says the Voice of the Mirror Read full article: 'Blustering Boris Johnson is giving us c...→

Tory MPs urge Boris Johnson to introduce German-style airport testing to replace blanket quarantine

Tory MPs urge Boris Johnson to introduce German-style airport testing to replace blanket quarantine

Tory MPs have written to Boris Johnson urging him to introduce a nuanced approach to air travel to boost trade with 'red list' countries Read full article: Tory MPs urge Boris Johnson to introduce...→

Len McCluskey threatens to remove funding from Labour over anti-Semitism payouts

Len McCluskey threatens to remove funding from Labour over anti-Semitism payouts

The Unite General Secretary said payments to settle lawsuits with former party staff were an "abuse" of members' money Read full article: Len McCluskey threatens to remove fundin...→

Sturgeon mocked over ‘shambolic’ approach to contact tracing – ‘promise has fallen flat’

Sturgeon mocked over ‘shambolic’ approach to contact tracing – ‘promise has fallen flat’

NICOLA Sturgeon's administration has been questioned over whether their strategy on "contact tracing" is effective after delaying the introduction of a smartph [...] Read full article: Sturgeon mocked over ‘shambolic’ approac...→

What coronavirus second wave rules might look like - from schools to pubs

What coronavirus second wave rules might look like - from schools to pubs

From over-50s shielding to bans on indoor meetings, our Online Political Editor rounds up the options raised to stop a coronavirus second wave - and explains t [...] Read full article: What coronavirus second wave rules might...→

Tories under fire for refusing to suspend MP arrested on suspicion of rape

Tories under fire for refusing to suspend MP arrested on suspicion of rape

Labour's Jess Phillips hit out as the Conservative Party confirmed the unnamed MP, who was arrested on Saturday, will keep the Tory whip until a police investi [...] Read full article: Tories under fire for refusing to suspen...→

Thousands of homes to be built without full planning permission in Tory shake-up

Thousands of homes to be built without full planning permission in Tory shake-up

Council chiefs have sounded the alarm residents no longer get a full say on every development in their area - instead facing 'growth' zones where schemes are a [...] Read full article: Thousands of homes to be built without f...→

MP wife of 'naughty Tory' sex attacker lifts lid on why she had to leave him

MP wife of 'naughty Tory' sex attacker lifts lid on why she had to leave him

Natalie Elphicke, who took over as MP for Dover from her husband, said she had to divorce disgraced Charlie after the 'humiliating' court case ended in him bei [...] Read full article: MP wife of 'naughty Tory' sex attacker l...→

Fishing chief issues Brexit warning to Barnier as UK shows ‘no signs’ of ‘capitulation’

Fishing chief issues Brexit warning to Barnier as UK shows ‘no signs’ of ‘capitulation’

BREXIT negotiator Michel Barnier has been issued a dire warning over the EU's access to UK waters by a leading fishing chief amid a stalemate in talks between [...] Read full article: Fishing chief issues Brexit warning to B...→

Plans to avoid lockdown include London 'M25 cut-off' and 'personal risk ratings'

Plans to avoid lockdown include London 'M25 cut-off' and 'personal risk ratings'

Government ministers are fearful of a second wave and desperate to avoid the economic consequences of a second national lockdown,drawing up radical plans to av [...] Read full article: Plans to avoid lockdown include London '...→

Boris 'sleepwalking' into second wave with chaotic handling of corona crisis

Boris 'sleepwalking' into second wave with chaotic handling of corona crisis

The PM was criticised for imposing new restrictions in the North while ending support for 2.2million who have been shielding. The Government's guidelines have [...] Read full article: Boris 'sleepwalking' into second wave wi...→

Tory lead slumps despite public backing Spain quarantine rule - poll

Tory lead slumps despite public backing Spain quarantine rule - poll

The Tories continue to see a slump in popularity despite the public backing the Government's quick-fire decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on Spain, [...] Read full article: Tory lead slumps despite public backing ...→

Kneejerk and arbitrary government policies threaten to derail the British economy

Kneejerk and arbitrary government policies threaten to derail the British economy

The government has let it be known it is prepared to react suddenly and furiously to small changes in Covid-19 infection rates Read full article: Kneejerk and arbitrary government polici...→

Andrew Harper justice ‘failed’ – 22 MPs demand tougher sentence for killers

Andrew Harper justice ‘failed’ – 22 MPs demand tougher sentence for killers

LEADING Conservatives have called on the Attorney General to use her influence to secure a tougher sentence for the teenagers responsible for the brutal death [...] Read full article: Andrew Harper justice ‘failed’ – 22 MPs ...→

Sturgeon told future of SNP at crossroads– two candidates barred from standing in election

Sturgeon told future of SNP at crossroads– two candidates barred from standing in election

THE future of the SNP is "at a crossroads" following a party decision which prevented several SNP politicians from standing for Holyrood. Read full article: Sturgeon told future of SNP at crossroad...→

Sir Ian Botham and Boris Johnson's brother to join House of Lords

Sir Ian Botham and Boris Johnson's brother to join House of Lords

BORIS Johnson's brother and cricket legend Sir Ian Botham are set to become members of the House of Lords, it was confirmed yesterday. Read full article: Sir Ian Botham and Boris Johnson's broth...→

Scottish prosecutor could consider if Sturgeon broke law over 'devastating' care home cris

Scottish prosecutor could consider if Sturgeon broke law over 'devastating' care home cris

SCOTLAND top prosecutor could consider whether Nicola Sturgeon's administration breached public health legislation during its handling of care homes during the [...] Read full article: Scottish prosecutor could consider if St...→

Sinn Fein minister used publicly-funded government business car to ferry him to Provo funeral

Sinn Fein finance minister Conor Murphy has acknowledged using his publicly-funded ministerial business car to “stop in” on the funeral of Provo chief Bobby St [...] Read full article: Sinn Fein minister used publicly-funded ...→

Writing on the wall for Scottish Tories despite Ruth’s return - Chris Green

The suggestion that Ruth Davidson will return to the front line of Scottish politics as interim Conservative leader has sent a ripple of excitement through the [...] Read full article: Writing on the wall for Scottish Tories ...→

Brexit deal imminent: Tory MP points out how Brexit negotiators are close to agreement

Brexit deal imminent: Tory MP points out how Brexit negotiators are close to agreement

BRITAIN and the EU have started to converge on several matters in the crucial post-Brexit trade talks, a Tory MP has claimed. Read full article: Brexit deal imminent: Tory MP points out...→

Brexiteer dismantles 'weak' Barnier on fishing claim ‘We don’t care what he thinks!’

Brexiteer dismantles 'weak' Barnier on fishing claim ‘We don’t care what he thinks!’

A BREXITEER has hit back at Michel Barnier after the EU's chief negotiator fumed that the UK's position on fisheries was "simply unacceptable". Read full article: Brexiteer dismantles 'weak' Barnier on f...→

'Progressive Unionist' Douglas Ross in pole position to lead Scottish Tories

'Progressive Unionist' Douglas Ross in pole position to lead Scottish Tories

Torcuil Crichton says the assistant referee and Moray MP has his work cut out if he is to rally Labour and Lib Dem supporters behind him. Read full article: 'Progressive Unionist' Douglas Ross in p...→

Donald Trump could lead America into the biggest constitutional crisis since George Bush and Al Gore

Donald Trump could lead America into the biggest constitutional crisis since George Bush and Al Gore

Congress effectively has the power to stop him but the threat of legal action could still deliver the president his wish of a postponed election, writes Sean O [...] Read full article: Donald Trump could lead America into the...→

Boris Johnson risks 'jobs squeeze' unless he scraps plans to wind down furlough

Boris Johnson risks 'jobs squeeze' unless he scraps plans to wind down furlough

Labour analysis of official figures suggests the night-time economy - which has 520,000 workers on furlough, is facing a £285 million bill just to keep staff o [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson risks 'jobs squeeze' unles...→

'The government is failing to deliver clarity over coronavirus lockdown'

'The government is failing to deliver clarity over coronavirus lockdown'

The news that saw parts of northern England plunged into local lockdowns and the setback on relaxing other measures has left people confused. We need clarity a [...] Read full article: 'The government is failing to deliver cl...→

Clement Attlee - the brave surburban revolutionary who rebuilt postwar Britain

Clement Attlee - the brave surburban revolutionary who rebuilt postwar Britain

After he beat Winston Churchill in the 1945 general election, Clement Attlee went on to birth NHS and rescued the country from the rubble of the Second World W [...] Read full article: Clement Attlee - the brave surburban rev...→

Meeting in beer gardens allowed - but not homes or gardens in new lockdown rules

Meeting in beer gardens allowed - but not homes or gardens in new lockdown rules

The government has clarified what Greater Manchester's new local lockdown restrictions mean for restaurants, pubs and bars after Matt Hancock sparked anger and [...] Read full article: Meeting in beer gardens allowed - but no...→

Douglas Ross ‘set for coronation’ as Scots Tory leader

Douglas Ross has described preserving the Union as his “absolute priority” as he denied any involvement from Downing Street and Dominic Cummings in his decisio [...] Read full article: Douglas Ross ‘set for coronation’ as Sco...→

Rishi Sunak’s freeports plan could hand vital boost to critical UK sector after Brexit

Rishi Sunak’s freeports plan could hand vital boost to critical UK sector after Brexit

ONE critical sector has been handed a post-Brexit boost by plans to introduce 10 freeports after the end of the transition period. Read full article: Rishi Sunak’s freeports plan could hand ...→

Tory woman accuses Government of 'looking the other way' over MP accused of rape

Tory woman accuses Government of 'looking the other way' over MP accused of rape

EXCLUSIVE: A Conservative ex-minister said it made her 'sick' that the MP had not been suspended from the party while a police investigation takes place Read full article: Tory woman accuses Government of 'lookin...→

Boris Johnson's dad says he's in 'cloud cuckoo land' over Brexit trade deal

Boris Johnson's dad says he's in 'cloud cuckoo land' over Brexit trade deal

Stanley Johnson said anyone who thinks we won't have to 'harmonise' with EU food standards is in 'cloud cuckoo land'. Unfortunately, people who think that happ [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson's dad says he's in 'cloud ...→

No10 refuses to rule out extending ban on meeting friends and family indoors

No10 refuses to rule out extending ban on meeting friends and family indoors

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said 'at the moment' the ban on two households meeting indoors only applies to parts of Greater Manchester, Lancashire [...] Read full article: No10 refuses to rule out extending ban o...→

John Hume, whose work led to the Northern Irish peace process, dies aged 83

John Hume, whose work led to the Northern Irish peace process, dies aged 83

John Hume, the former SDLP leader, has died He was awarded the Nobel peace prize for efforts in forging the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland. Read full article: John Hume, whose work led to the Norther...→

Sewage tested for coronavirus to get 'head start' on local outbreaks in England

Sewage tested for coronavirus to get 'head start' on local outbreaks in England

Environment Secretary George Eustice said the technique - being trialled at 44 treatment works - might show "where new outbreaks are likely to occur" Read full article: Sewage tested for coronavirus to get 'he...→

Sturgeon blasts Aberdeen pub's 'dangerous' scenes and warns over 2nd closures

Sturgeon blasts Aberdeen pub's 'dangerous' scenes and warns over 2nd closures

Images of the crowd at Soul Bar come just days after 13 cases of covid-19 were linked to the city's Hawthorn bar less than a mile away. Read full article: Sturgeon blasts Aberdeen pub's 'dangerou...→

EU backs down: Brussels FINALLY willing to compromise to break Brexit deadlock

EU backs down: Brussels FINALLY willing to compromise to break Brexit deadlock

BRUSSELS has signalled its willingness to compromise on its hardline demands to keep Britain tied to European Union rules. Read full article: EU backs down: Brussels FINALLY willing ...→

Scots to get new 90-minute Coronavirus tests

New 90-minute tests for Coronavirus are to be introduced in Scotland as part of a UK-wide scheme, it has been confirmed. Read full article: Scots to get new 90-minute Coronavirus t...→

The oldest millennials may soon stump up for social care. The oldest boomers won't

The oldest millennials may soon stump up for social care. The oldest boomers won't

Because I know how to have fun, there’s a recurring argument I like to have about pensions. In 2010, as part of the coalition agreement between the Conservativ [...] Read full article: The oldest millennials may soon stump up...→

Jess Phillips slams failure to suspend 'rape' MP - it wouldn't happen at school

Jess Phillips slams failure to suspend 'rape' MP - it wouldn't happen at school

The Shadow Safeguarding Minister said she would not "want to send my child to a school where a teacher had been arrested and bailed for the crime of rape or se [...] Read full article: Jess Phillips slams failure to suspend '...→

Boris Johnson 'could scrap entire list of safe quarantine free holiday destinations if cases continue to grow'

Boris Johnson 'could scrap entire list of safe quarantine free holiday destinations if cases continue to grow'

BORIS Johnson could scrap the entire list of safe, quarantine-free holiday destinations if cases of coronavirus continue to grow, it was claimed today. If the [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson 'could scrap entire list o...→

Pro-Brexit and right-wing academics 'forced to censor views' for fear of being shunned

Pro-Brexit and right-wing academics 'forced to censor views' for fear of being shunned

BREXIT supporting and right-wing academics feel forced to keep their political views to themselves, for fear of being ostracised or passed over for promotion, [...] Read full article: Pro-Brexit and right-wing academics 'for...→

Brexit POLL: Should Boris Johnson walk away now or enter into autumn talks with EU? VOTE

Brexit POLL: Should Boris Johnson walk away now or enter into autumn talks with EU? VOTE

BORIS JOHNSON's Brexit negotiating team is set to launch the seventh round of formal post-Brexit trade talks with the EU in mid-August - but do you think the U [...] Read full article: Brexit POLL: Should Boris Johnson walk a...→

London second wave: Sadiq Khan orders Boris Johnson to STOP plan to ‘seal off London’

London second wave: Sadiq Khan orders Boris Johnson to STOP plan to ‘seal off London’

Sadiq Khan has ordered Boris Johnson not to seal off London in a angry letter in which he complains of not being informed of the Government's plans. Read full article: London second wave: Sadiq Khan orders Bo...→

Care chiefs blast 'kick in the teeth' delay to testing all residents for Covid

Care chiefs blast 'kick in the teeth' delay to testing all residents for Covid

The intention was to regularly test all residents and staff in care homes throughout the summer, but there have been issues with “asymptomatic re-testing” Read full article: Care chiefs blast 'kick in the teeth' de...→

Scottish Conservative leadership hopeful Douglas Ross promises jobs plan in first month | Press and Journal

Scottish Conservative leadership hopeful Douglas Ross promises jobs plan in first month | Press and Journal

Moray MP Douglas Ross has pledged to deliver a jobs plan for Scotland within 30 days of taking over, if successful in being named new leader of the Scottish Co [...] Read full article: Scottish Conservative leadership hopeful...→

'I had to change so I could see my kids grow': Tom Watson on downsizing and ditching politics

'I had to change so I could see my kids grow': Tom Watson on downsizing and ditching politics

The pressures of politics played a huge toll on Labour’s Tom Watson. Today he explains why he got out before he paid the ultimate price. Read full article: 'I had to change so I could see my kids ...→

How is emergency coronavirus legislation made?

How is emergency coronavirus legislation made?

Most of the laws of lockdown are in the form of statutory instruments, sometimes published a few hours before they come into effect, and sometimes even a few d [...] Read full article: How is emergency coronavirus legislation...→

Coronavirus test giving results in 90 minutes UK’s hope to tackle second wave

Coronavirus test giving results in 90 minutes UK’s hope to tackle second wave

MILLIONS of new rapid coronavirus tests that give results in just 90 minutes are to be used in hospitals and care homes, Matt Hancock announced today. Read full article: Coronavirus test giving results in 90 mi...→

Coronavirus chaos as millions of Brits over 50 could have to shield again

Coronavirus chaos as millions of Brits over 50 could have to shield again

At-risk over-50s could find themselves added to the 2.2 million vulnerable people told to stay home during the first wave, according to reports Read full article: Coronavirus chaos as millions of Brits o...→

'Boris Johnson is twisting British democracy into a permanent Tory chumocracy'

'Boris Johnson is twisting British democracy into a permanent Tory chumocracy'

The Prime Minister is stuffing the House of Lords with his cronies because he has no concept of fairness or decency, says Kevin Maguire Read full article: 'Boris Johnson is twisting British democ...→

Strip meddling Tory ministers TV licence power so they can't bully BBC, MP says

Strip meddling Tory ministers TV licence power so they can't bully BBC, MP says

EXCLUSIVE: Lib Dem Culture spokesperson Daisy Cooper has demanded that the future of the licence fee be set by an independent commission so it cannot be a vict [...] Read full article: Strip meddling Tory ministers TV licence...→

Comedian Paddy Rafferty defends role in LAD as complaint made to BBC NI

Comedian Paddy Rafferty has said his role with the defunct LAD social media parody accounts was purely as a contributor. Read full article: Comedian Paddy Rafferty defends role in ...→

London coronavirus spike could see locals shut inside M25 as UK nears ‘tipping point’

London coronavirus spike could see locals shut inside M25 as UK nears ‘tipping point’

MILLIONS of people over the age of 50 could be ordered to stay at home to help ward off a second nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Read full article: London coronavirus spike could see local...→

Tory MP will not be suspended after he is arrested on suspicion of rape

Tory MP will not be suspended after he is arrested on suspicion of rape

A TORY MP arrested on suspicion of rape will not be suspended from the Conservative Party while police investigate. Read full article: Tory MP will not be suspended after he i...→

Nicola Sturgeon forced to make U-turn over ‘ludicrous’ decision to change electoral rules

Nicola Sturgeon forced to make U-turn over ‘ludicrous’ decision to change electoral rules

NICOLA Sturgeon's party has been forced to make a U-turn on a "ludicrous" decision to bar a sitting male SNP politician from seeking re-election and having an [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon forced to make U-turn ov...→

Schools 'definitely' reopen in September - threatening other venues with closure

Schools 'definitely' reopen in September - threatening other venues with closure

Top Tory Robert Jenrick has pledged all schools in England will reopen as planned - which could mean "tough choices" over whether to keep bars, restaurants and [...] Read full article: Schools 'definitely' reopen in September...→

Unelected peers demand Boris Johnson change on ONE Brexit red line to secure trade deal

Unelected peers demand Boris Johnson change on ONE Brexit red line to secure trade deal

A HOUSE of Lords committee has blasted Boris Johnson claiming a lack of trust and mixed signals from the Government risk hampering a UK-EU agreement. Read full article: Unelected peers demand Boris Johnson cha...→

Government 'drops pledge to test everyone in care homes for coronavirus'

Government 'drops pledge to test everyone in care homes for coronavirus'

The decision would roll back on a promise to test more than two million residents and staff in care homes Read full article: Government 'drops pledge to test everyon...→

Tory MP arrested on suspicion of raping parliamentary worker

Tory MP arrested on suspicion of raping parliamentary worker

The complainant, a former parliamentary worker, accused the middle-aged man of abuse during a relationship last year Read full article: Tory MP arrested on suspicion of raping ...→

Indyref2 movement founder claims anti-English racists have damaged campaign

Indyref2 movement founder claims anti-English racists have damaged campaign

Manny Singh was instrumental in forming the All Under One Banner (AUOB) movement but left the organisation last year over bitter infighting. Read full article: Indyref2 movement founder claims anti-En...→

How is Rishi Sunak’s furlough scheme being withdrawn – and what are the risks?

How is Rishi Sunak’s furlough scheme being withdrawn – and what are the risks?

There are warnings of mass redundancies as support for employment is phased out over the coming months, writes Andrew Woodcock Read full article: How is Rishi Sunak’s furlough scheme bei...→

Song for Cecil calls for ban on import of hunt trophies in memory of tragic lion

Song for Cecil calls for ban on import of hunt trophies in memory of tragic lion

Animal loving celebs like Ricky Gervais are backing the track, which comes as MPS call for Boris Johnson to stick to his pledge to ban the twisted trophies Read full article: Song for Cecil calls for ban on import o...→

Mark Steel: Tory lockdown announcements are like rules for a 1970s gameshow

Mark Steel: Tory lockdown announcements are like rules for a 1970s gameshow

We were told masks make no difference, but now the advice has changed and it is law to wear them. In some areas you cannot be with your family at home, but you [...] Read full article: Mark Steel: Tory lockdown announcements ...→

Brexit POLL: Should Boris walk away from trade talks with EU rather than offer compromise?

Brexit POLL: Should Boris walk away from trade talks with EU rather than offer compromise?

THE UK has been warned if it refuses to compromise with the EU there will be no deal - but should Boris Johnson simply walk away from trade talks now? Read full article: Brexit POLL: Should Boris walk away from...→

Gambling probe launched amid fears of money laundering and spiralling debt

Gambling probe launched amid fears of money laundering and spiralling debt

A CROSS-PARTY inquiry will be launched into the impact of gambling on women and children as concern mounts that soaring revenues could be fuelling crime. Read full article: Gambling probe launched amid fears of mo...→

Steve Bannon hails Dominic Cummings and predicts lurch to right for No 10

Steve Bannon hails Dominic Cummings and predicts lurch to right for No 10

Architect of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign reveals admiration for Boris Johnson’s aide in interview on dark politics Read full article: Steve Bannon hails Dominic Cummings and ...→

Government warned of threat of summer of riots with army forced to step in

Government warned of threat of summer of riots with army forced to step in

A report entitled 'Public Disorder and Public Health: Contemporary Threats and Risks' states that UK police are in a far weaker position in terms of capacity t [...] Read full article: Government warned of threat of summer of...→

Stuff calorie counts. The Government should get its grubby mitts off our dinner

Stuff calorie counts. The Government should get its grubby mitts off our dinner

If I want to lose weight, I’ll go to a health farm, not a restaurant. But at this rate, it’ll soon be hard to tell the difference Read full article: Stuff calorie counts. The Government sho...→

Might Donald Trump have a point in floating an election delay?

Might Donald Trump have a point in floating an election delay?

Voter fraud is far from new in US elections, but the President isn't the only one who could have reason to cry foul Read full article: Might Donald Trump have a point in float...→

Sam McBride: Mystery and suspicion surround one question: Why did Arlene Foster do it?

So self-destructive were Arlene Foster’s actions this week that they have been indecipherable using conventional political analysis. Read full article: Sam McBride: Mystery and suspicion surro...→

Matt Hancock defends Manchester lockdown decision - 'My heart goes out'

Matt Hancock defends Manchester lockdown decision - 'My heart goes out'

MATT Hancock yesterday defended the sudden new restrictions imposed in parts of northern England and denied it was aimed at curtailing Eid celebrations. Read full article: Matt Hancock defends Manchester lockdown...→

Most furloughed workers are now back at work

Most furloughed workers are now back at work

Official figures that claim 9.5 million people are still furloughed are 'wide of the mark', according to new research Read full article: Most furloughed workers are now back at ...→

TV licence fees for over-75s could cost taxpayer £1.8bn to save the BBC £93m

TV licence fees for over-75s could cost taxpayer £1.8bn to save the BBC £93m

As Corporation withdraws free viewing from 3 million, Age UK urges those affected to use loophole of claiming Pension Credit Read full article: TV licence fees for over-75s could cost ...→

Public inquiry into Edinburgh’s Sick Kids’ Hospital 'must deliver answers'

Public inquiry into Edinburgh’s Sick Kids’ Hospital 'must deliver answers'

The probe into the 'ghost hospital' starts next week and Labour say it must "deliver the answers that taxpayers and patients deserve.” Read full article: Public inquiry into Edinburgh’s Sick Kid...→

Tories’ TV licence betrayal of over-75s could backfire in bill for £855million

Tories’ TV licence betrayal of over-75s could backfire in bill for £855million

Pension Credit costs will hit the Treasury but the Government thought that forcing the BBC to fund the lifeline would save them £745m a year - Age UK are encou [...] Read full article: Tories’ TV licence betrayal of over-75s ...→

EU plans for bonkers arch-federalist retreat revealed – and Britons will have to help pay

EU plans for bonkers arch-federalist retreat revealed – and Britons will have to help pay

BRITONS will have to help stump up for the development of a multi-million euro retreat being planned by the European Parliament, Express.co.uk can reveal. Read full article: EU plans for bonkers arch-federalist ret...→

Boris Johnson wants more police on the streets to enforce wider compulsory face coverings

Boris Johnson wants more police on the streets to enforce wider compulsory face coverings

The Prime Minister wants 'greater police presence' to enforce face coverings that will be required in most indoor settings from August 8 Read full article: Boris Johnson wants more police on the s...→

Slamming his foot on the lockdown easing brake shows the PM has lost control

Rather than continue to wing it, the Government should be more cautious when announcing new freedoms and pressuring people back to work Read full article: Slamming his foot on the lockdown easing...→

Full list of places you need to wear face mask from August 8 - including cinemas

Full list of places you need to wear face mask from August 8 - including cinemas

Face coverings will be compulsory in indoor settings where people meet others they wouldn't usually from August 8, which includes museums, hairdressers and lib [...] Read full article: Full list of places you need to wear fac...→

Alleged victim urges Tory Chief Whip to name Conservative former minister accused of rape

Alleged victim urges Tory Chief Whip to name Conservative former minister accused of rape

Former Tory deputy Chief Whip says MP in question should give up the whip voluntarily – it would not be 'an admission of guilt' Read full article: Alleged victim urges Tory Chief Whip to ...→

Sam McBride: John Hume demonstrated that resorting to the gun was a choice, not an inevitability

Though his stature and ability were clear from an early stage, John Hume was a leader not universally lauded even within his own party for much of his tenure. Read full article: Sam McBride: John Hume demonstrated that...→

15 wealthy Tory donors have been made peers over past 13 years, analysis shows

15 wealthy Tory donors have been made peers over past 13 years, analysis shows

Boris Johnson was accused of cronyism for appointing dozens of new peers - as analysis found some 15 Tory donors have been ennobled in recent years Read full article: 15 wealthy Tory donors have been made pe...→

Senior SNP ally turns on Nicola Sturgeon’s rules on banning Scottish independence marches

Senior SNP ally turns on Nicola Sturgeon’s rules on banning Scottish independence marches

AN SNP chief turned against Nicola Sturgeon's position on indy campaigning and called for supporters of Scottish independence to march on the streets. Read full article: Senior SNP ally turns on Nicola Sturgeon...→

Ruth Davidson told Douglas Ross working with him would be 'a pain in the arse' - but it was meant as a compliment | Press and Journal

Ruth Davidson told Douglas Ross working with him would be 'a pain in the arse' - but it was meant as a compliment | Press and Journal

Ruth Davidson told Douglas Ross he would be “an absolute pain in the arse” to work with when they were discussing his takeover of the Scottish Conservative Par [...] Read full article: Ruth Davidson told Douglas Ross working ...→

Inquiry into Nicola Sturgeon's meetings with Alex Salmond to begin

An independent inquiry into whether the First Minister broke the ministerial code of conduct by meeting with Alex Salmond and failing to record their conversat [...] Read full article: Inquiry into Nicola Sturgeon's meetings ...→

Russian hackers 'stole trade papers from email account of Liam Fox'

Russian hackers 'stole trade papers from email account of Liam Fox'

RUSSIANS hacked trade documents from ex-minister Liam Fox’s account, it was claimed today. Classified internal documents which Jeremy Corbyn used to try and sc [...] Read full article: Russian hackers 'stole trade papers from...→

Law centres to help the poorest 'facing collapse' due to coronavirus

Law centres to help the poorest 'facing collapse' due to coronavirus

MPs warned: 'We are concerned that as a result of coronavirus some barristers, solicitors, and law centres may collapse' Read full article: Law centres to help the poorest 'facing ...→

Boris Johnson says ALL pupils in all years will be back in school by September despite local lockdowns

Boris Johnson says ALL pupils in all years will be back in school by September despite local lockdowns

SCHOOLS will reopen “for all pupils in all year groups” in England at the start of the autumn term, Boris Johnson’s spokesperson said today. In a briefing to j [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson says ALL pupils in all yea...→

Jeremy Corbyn launches official complaint after House of Lords snub leaves him humiliated

Jeremy Corbyn launches official complaint after House of Lords snub leaves him humiliated

JEREMY CORBYN has lodged an official complaint with Parliamentary officials after his nominations for peerages were overlooked while former Labour MPs who rebe [...] Read full article: Jeremy Corbyn launches official complain...→

Eat Out to Help Out? Don't mind if you do, Rishi

Eat Out to Help Out? Don't mind if you do, Rishi

State subsidies for junk food won't end the pandemic or save the hospitality sector, says Fleet Street Fox. But putting others first might Read full article: Eat Out to Help Out? Don't mind if you d...→

Once people realise what Boris' Brexit deal means, they'll want an even cleaner break

Once people realise what Boris' Brexit deal means, they'll want an even cleaner break

After swallowing the bitter pill of the Withdrawal Treaty to taste freedom, the country will want even more independence Read full article: Once people realise what Boris' Brexit d...→

Ireland to be €16billion loser from EU coronavirus bailout –a staggering €3,400 per person

Ireland to be €16billion loser from EU coronavirus bailout –a staggering €3,400 per person

IRELAND will stump up almost €19billion to the European Union's coronavirus bailout while only getting €2billion back in grants. Read full article: Ireland to be €16billion loser from EU c...→

Multi-millionaire Tory says he'll be eating out for half price 'wherever I can'

Multi-millionaire Tory says he'll be eating out for half price 'wherever I can'

Nadhim Zahawi intends to take full advantage of the government's £500m Eat Out to Help Out scheme both in Stratford and London and will take his whole family Read full article: Multi-millionaire Tory says he'll be eat...→

Tory minister denies claims millions of over-50s will be told to stay at home

Tory minister denies claims millions of over-50s will be told to stay at home

Nadhim Zahawi said reports were 'inaccurate' - but he refused to say exactly which bit was wrong and didn't rule out a change in future Read full article: Tory minister denies claims millions of ...→

Chief Whip spoke to alleged rape victim in April as local Tories 'back MP 100%'

Chief Whip spoke to alleged rape victim in April as local Tories 'back MP 100%'

Pressure is mounting on Chief Whip Mark Spencer over his failure to suspend the whip from an unnamed MP - whose local association backs him “100%” and says he [...] Read full article: Chief Whip spoke to alleged rape victim ...→

Brexit LIVE: Iain Duncan Smith warns UK will face £160billion EU loans bill after Brexit

Brexit LIVE: Iain Duncan Smith warns UK will face £160billion EU loans bill after Brexit

BORIS JOHNSON must reopen the withdrawal agreement or the UK will be left locked into the EU's mountain of debt, former Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith has w [...] Read full article: Brexit LIVE: Iain Duncan Smith warns UK ...→

Ex-Scots Tory candidate in row over £435K DUP Brexit 'dark money' donation

Ex-Scots Tory candidate in row over £435K DUP Brexit 'dark money' donation

In a new book by Peter Geoghegan, Richard Cook's role in a controversial £435,000 donation during the EU referendum is scrutinised Read full article: Ex-Scots Tory candidate in row over £435...→

Labour in crisis as Unite reviews donations to the party over antisemitism payouts

Labour in crisis as Unite reviews donations to the party over antisemitism payouts

THE LABOUR PARTY is facing another crisis as Unite reviews its donations to the party over antisemitism payouts. Read full article: Labour in crisis as Unite reviews donati...→

Coronavirus tests with 90-minute results set to transform Covid-19 battle in UK

Coronavirus tests with 90-minute results set to transform Covid-19 battle in UK

The swab and DNA tests will help deal with the virus in winter, helping ordinary Brits work out what could be making them poorly and helping prioritise the cor [...] Read full article: Coronavirus tests with 90-minute results...→

Local businesses face missing out on £1bn coronavirus help as money not given quick enough

Local businesses face missing out on £1bn coronavirus help as money not given quick enough

LOCAL economies risk missing out on more than £1 billion in emergency Covid-19 aid when vital business support schemes finish this month, new analysis shows to [...] Read full article: Local businesses face missing out on £1b...→

Millions won't return to offices as Boris Johnson's 'back to work' plea snubbed

Millions won't return to offices as Boris Johnson's 'back to work' plea snubbed

EXCLUSIVE: Many big companies have already confirmed they do not expect the majority of workers to return to the office any time soon Read full article: Millions won't return to offices as Bori...→

'Give me evidence to help prosecute Dominic Cummings,' says ex-CPS lawyer

'Give me evidence to help prosecute Dominic Cummings,' says ex-CPS lawyer

EXCLUSIVE: Nazir Afzal, whose older brother Umar died of coronavirus in April, has launched his own appeal for evidence after accusing the police forces who in [...] Read full article: 'Give me evidence to help prosecute Domi...→

Nicola Sturgeon humiliated: SNP's 'nonsensical' economic case for independence dismantled

Nicola Sturgeon humiliated: SNP's 'nonsensical' economic case for independence dismantled

NICOLA STURGEON has been dealt a crushing blow as experts have dismantled the economic case for Scottish independence in a stark warning to the SNP. Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon humiliated: SNP's 'nonse...→

Unite chief Len McCluskey sounds warning over future donations to Labour

Unite chief Len McCluskey sounds warning over future donations to Labour

The Unite general secretary said the union's financial support would 'no doubt' be reviewed after a row over the party's apology to anti-Semitism whistleblower [...] Read full article: Unite chief Len McCluskey sounds warning...→

No 10 criticised over drive to recruit White House-style spokesperson

No 10 criticised over drive to recruit White House-style spokesperson

Downing Street accused of flouting rules while FDA claims ministers will be forced to accept special advisers picked by PM Read full article: No 10 criticised over drive to recruit W...→

Millions of over 50s 'could be told to stay home' to prevent second national lockdown

Millions of over 50s 'could be told to stay home' to prevent second national lockdown

The government is said to be considering giving everyone aged between 50 and 70 a personal risk rating - one of a string of options as the PM faces a coronavir [...] Read full article: Millions of over 50s 'could be told to s...→

Britons rage at 'disgraceful' Bercow for defying will of people – 'should never be a peer'

Britons rage at 'disgraceful' Bercow for defying will of people – 'should never be a peer'

JOHN BERCOW has been savaged as a "disgrace" who should never be handed a seat in the House of Lords by Express.co.uk readers. Read full article: Britons rage at 'disgraceful' Bercow for...→

'Low sick pay rate is helping coronavirus spread among the poor' - Andy Burnham

'Low sick pay rate is helping coronavirus spread among the poor' - Andy Burnham

One reason why the virus is spreading in poorer areas is because the most vulnerable workers know they won't be paid, says Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnha [...] Read full article: 'Low sick pay rate is helping coronaviru...→

Coronavirus antibody test FLAW: Thousands of test results could be wrong - uni study

Coronavirus antibody test FLAW: Thousands of test results could be wrong - uni study

ANTIBODY testing for COVID-19 has been thrown into doubt because they haven't been working for people who suffered mild symptoms, two separate studies reveal. Read full article: Coronavirus antibody test FLAW: Thousand...→

Ex SNP MP Angus Robertson says rival should be a Holyrood selection candidate

Ex SNP MP Angus Robertson says rival should be a Holyrood selection candidate

Robertson's comment is the latest twist in the heated battle for the prized SNP candidacy for Edinburgh Central at Holyrood. Read full article: Ex SNP MP Angus Robertson says rival sho...→

Jeremy Corbyn makes fresh complaint over rejected House of Lords nominees

Jeremy Corbyn makes fresh complaint over rejected House of Lords nominees

Anger is growing on the left after Labour peerages were blocked, as Lord Fowler, a Tory, criticised the chamber’s expansion Read full article: Jeremy Corbyn makes fresh complaint over...→

Hairdressers could be unknowingly passing Covid-19 to customers, scientists fear

Hairdressers could be unknowingly passing Covid-19 to customers, scientists fear

Scientists are said to have raised concerns that barbers and hairdressers need to wear masks or face coverings as well as plastic visors to protect customers f [...] Read full article: Hairdressers could be unknowingly passin...→

Remainers proved ‘spectacularly wrong’ as EU fails to sign SINGLE coronavirus vaccine deal

Remainers proved ‘spectacularly wrong’ as EU fails to sign SINGLE coronavirus vaccine deal

THE EUROPEAN Union has yet to strike a single deal to secure future Covid-19 vaccines but the United Kingdom has nailed down access to 250million doses. Read full article: Remainers proved ‘spectacularly wrong’ a...→

Voice of the Sunday Mirror: Bumbling PM leaves us clueless over lockdown rules

Voice of the Sunday Mirror: Bumbling PM leaves us clueless over lockdown rules

The Conservative Government must 'end this chaos now' with clearer lockdown measures as the Prime Minister's latest announcement leaves Brits confused Read full article: Voice of the Sunday Mirror: Bumbling PM ...→

Unite warns Labour on antisemitism payouts

Unite warns Labour on antisemitism payouts

Len McCluskey, the union’s leader, says the damages paid to whistleblowers are an abuse of the money it donates to the party Read full article: Unite warns Labour on antisemitism payou...→

Hairdressers could be transmitting Covid as a result of 'inadequate' official guidance to wear visors not masks

Hairdressers could be transmitting Covid as a result of 'inadequate' official guidance to wear visors not masks

In the NHS, visors are generally only used in addition to masks, as only the masks are specifically designed to cover the nose and mouth Read full article: Hairdressers could be transmitting Covid...→

Chris Whitty offers a quietly different public health message to Boris Johnson

Chris Whitty offers a quietly different public health message to Boris Johnson

We have reached our limit. That was the most striking message from Chris Whitty today, as he and the Prime Minister held a press conference to reiterate a seri [...] Read full article: Chris Whitty offers a quietly different ...→

House of Lords POLL: Should former Speaker John Bercow be handed seat in the Lords? VOTE

House of Lords POLL: Should former Speaker John Bercow be handed seat in the Lords? VOTE

REMAINER John Bercow is notably absent from Boris Johnson's proposed list of new peers in the House of Lords. But Express.co.uk is asking you should the former [...] Read full article: House of Lords POLL: Should former Speak...→

Tory MP who quit over Dominic Cummings row now wants top job

Tory MP who quit over Dominic Cummings row now wants top job

THE Tory MP who quit as a minister over the Dominic Cummings row has confirmed he is running for the Scottish Conservative party's top job. Read full article: Tory MP who quit over Dominic Cummings r...→

Secret documents show top Protestant churchman believed Rev Ian Paisley was a ‘fascist’ provocateur

Secret documents from the Republic of Ireland’s archives reveal the deep distrust one of Northern Ireland’s leading Protestant churchmen had for Ian Paisley – [...] Read full article: Secret documents show top Protestant chu...→

1986 secret files reveal future SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell passed on intelligence about loyalist arms importation

Among recently-released Irish government files is a document showing future SDLP leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell passing on intelligence about loyalist efforts to [...] Read full article: 1986 secret files reveal future SDLP lea...→

You MUST compromise! Brexiteers told to give way on red lines or face EU talks collapsing

You MUST compromise! Brexiteers told to give way on red lines or face EU talks collapsing

BREXITEERS have been warned they will likely have to accept a significantly slimmed down post-Brexit trade agreement with the European Union or run a real risk [...] Read full article: You MUST compromise! Brexiteers told to ...→

Brexit Activist targeted by Black Lives Matter protesters in horror London attack

Brexit Activist targeted by Black Lives Matter protesters in horror London attack

BREXIT activist and political YouTuber, Mahyar Tousi, was reportedly targeted and attacked by a Black Lives Matter protestor in Soho, London. Read full article: Brexit Activist targeted by Black Lives ...→

Scottish Labour is headed for another disaster unless they dump Richard Leonard

Scottish Labour is headed for another disaster unless they dump Richard Leonard

Senior Labour figures look enviously at the decision to replace Jackson Carlaw, but they don't do anything about it themselves. Read full article: Scottish Labour is headed for another di...→

Autumn lockdown may 'shut pubs and ban family meet-ups' so schools can open

Autumn lockdown may 'shut pubs and ban family meet-ups' so schools can open

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty admitted there will be 'difficult trade-offs' to allow schools to reopen fully in September, which could see pubs close and [...] Read full article: Autumn lockdown may 'shut pubs and ban f...→

Boris Johnson's claim we'd be back to normal by Christmas takes massive dent

Boris Johnson's claim we'd be back to normal by Christmas takes massive dent

The Prime Minister was forced to slam the breaks on plans to reopen more businesses at short notice as coronavirus rates soar by 50% in a week Read full article: Boris Johnson's claim we'd be back to no...→

Montenegro's power games between church and state may be about to create a Balkan explosion

Montenegro's power games between church and state may be about to create a Balkan explosion

The state-sponsored persecution of the Serbian church in this scrap of Adriatic paradise could soon see mass civil unrest Read full article: Montenegro's power games between church ...→

'Tories have let down older people and shown again they cannot be trusted'

'Tories have let down older people and shown again they cannot be trusted'

Labour's Shadow Culture Secretary writes for the Mirror on how the dishonest Tories have shown their true colours by threatening to end to the pensions triple [...] Read full article: 'Tories have let down older people and s...→

The real danger from Big Tech is its power to tear society apart

The real danger from Big Tech is its power to tear society apart

We are at the mercy of people who think they know better than any of us what we should be able to say or know Read full article: The real danger from Big Tech is its pow...→

John Hume: 'He refused to believe the future had to be like the past'

John Hume: 'He refused to believe the future had to be like the past'

Former US President Bill Clinton has led tributes from around the world to John Hume, saying his work to forge peace in Northern Ireland will be his lasting le [...] Read full article: John Hume: 'He refused to believe the fu...→

Alleged victim urges Tory Chief Whip to name Conservative former minister accused of rape

Alleged victim urges Tory Chief Whip to name Conservative former minister accused of rape

Former Tory deputy Chief Whip says MP in question should give up the whip voluntarily – it would not be 'an admission of guilt' Read full article: Alleged victim urges Tory Chief Whip to ...→

Brussels FINALLY understands Boris Johnson won't compromise to seal Brexit deal

Brussels FINALLY understands Boris Johnson won't compromise to seal Brexit deal

EUROPEAN UNION chiefs have discovered what it's like to come up against an unflappable British Prime Minister once again. Read full article: Brussels FINALLY understands Boris Johns...→

15 wealthy Tory donors have been made peers over past 13 years, analysis shows

15 wealthy Tory donors have been made peers over past 13 years, analysis shows

Boris Johnson was accused of cronyism for appointing dozens of new peers - as analysis found some 15 Tory donors have been ennobled in recent years Read full article: 15 wealthy Tory donors have been made pe...→

Government's plea for people to return to work undermined as unions say productivity has improved

One third of employers claimed working from home had increased productivity in survey by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Read full article: Government's plea for people to return t...→

Ruth Davidson told Douglas Ross working with him would be 'a pain in the arse' - but it was meant as a compliment | Press and Journal

Ruth Davidson told Douglas Ross working with him would be 'a pain in the arse' - but it was meant as a compliment | Press and Journal

Ruth Davidson told Douglas Ross he would be “an absolute pain in the arse” to work with when they were discussing his takeover of the Scottish Conservative Par [...] Read full article: Ruth Davidson told Douglas Ross working ...→

Britons will demand ‘MORE’ freedom from EU after experiencing Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

Britons will demand ‘MORE’ freedom from EU after experiencing Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

BORIS JOHNSON'S post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels will ignite a stronger desire for more independence from the EU, a former Tory MEP has claimed. Read full article: Britons will demand ‘MORE’ freedom from ...→

Inquiry into Nicola Sturgeon's meetings with Alex Salmond to begin

An independent inquiry into whether the First Minister broke the ministerial code of conduct by meeting with Alex Salmond and failing to record their conversat [...] Read full article: Inquiry into Nicola Sturgeon's meetings ...→

Germany, France and Italy NOT willing to help Britain in a crisis...but UK would help back

Germany, France and Italy NOT willing to help Britain in a crisis...but UK would help back

THE UK would help Germany, France, and Italy in a crisis, but the EU nations would not be willing to return the favour, a YouGov poll has revealed. Read full article: Germany, France and Italy NOT willing to...→

John Hume, whose work led to the Northern Irish peace process, dies aged 83

John Hume, whose work led to the Northern Irish peace process, dies aged 83

John Hume, the former SDLP leader, has died He was awarded the Nobel peace prize for efforts in forging the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland. Read full article: John Hume, whose work led to the Norther...→

Scientist slams government coronavirus decisions for being 'shrouded in secrecy'

Scientist slams government coronavirus decisions for being 'shrouded in secrecy'

Francis Crick Institute director Sir Paul Nurse said the government should 'treat the public as adults' over the Covid-19 pandemic Read full article: Scientist slams government coronavirus d...→

Sturgeon blasts Aberdeen pub's 'dangerous' scenes and warns over 2nd closures

Sturgeon blasts Aberdeen pub's 'dangerous' scenes and warns over 2nd closures

Images of the crowd at Soul Bar come just days after 13 cases of covid-19 were linked to the city's Hawthorn bar less than a mile away. Read full article: Sturgeon blasts Aberdeen pub's 'dangerou...→

Matt Hancock says new 90-minute coronavirus tests could be used in schools

Matt Hancock says new 90-minute coronavirus tests could be used in schools

The Health Secretary said the new tests were a 'big step forward' as No10 insisted full reopening of schools would go ahead in September - despite fears of a s [...] Read full article: Matt Hancock says new 90-minute coronavi...→

SNP MP calls for Scottish independence supporters to 'begin marching'

SNP MP calls for Scottish independence supporters to 'begin marching'

Kenny MacAskill said "marching must begin" as the coronavirus pandemic has halted other forms of traditional political campaigning. Read full article: SNP MP calls for Scottish independence s...→

Eat Out to Help Out? Don't mind if you do, Rishi

Eat Out to Help Out? Don't mind if you do, Rishi

State subsidies for junk food won't end the pandemic or save the hospitality sector, says Fleet Street Fox. But putting others first might Read full article: Eat Out to Help Out? Don't mind if you d...→

The oldest millennials may soon stump up for social care. The oldest boomers won't

The oldest millennials may soon stump up for social care. The oldest boomers won't

Because I know how to have fun, there’s a recurring argument I like to have about pensions. In 2010, as part of the coalition agreement between the Conservativ [...] Read full article: The oldest millennials may soon stump up...→

No10 confirms travel from London and other cities may be halted if virus spikes

No10 confirms travel from London and other cities may be halted if virus spikes

The PM's official spokesman confirmed reports that travel in and out of the capital could be halted if there's a new outbreak - but insisted it's 'not a new th [...] Read full article: No10 confirms travel from London and oth...→

Boris Johnson 'could scrap entire list of safe quarantine free holiday destinations if cases continue to grow'

Boris Johnson 'could scrap entire list of safe quarantine free holiday destinations if cases continue to grow'

BORIS Johnson could scrap the entire list of safe, quarantine-free holiday destinations if cases of coronavirus continue to grow, it was claimed today. If the [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson 'could scrap entire list o...→

Is there a plot afoot against heavy-handed Covid schemes like shielding over-50s?

Is there a plot afoot against heavy-handed Covid schemes like shielding over-50s?

The leaking of this second wave plan, prompting a backlash led by Michael Gove's wife, suggests somebody wants to stop it in its tracks Read full article: Is there a plot afoot against heavy-hand...→

Ireland to be €16billion loser from EU coronavirus bailout –a staggering €3,400 per person

Ireland to be €16billion loser from EU coronavirus bailout –a staggering €3,400 per person

IRELAND will stump up almost €19billion to the European Union's coronavirus bailout while only getting €2billion back in grants. Read full article: Ireland to be €16billion loser from EU c...→

Multi-millionaire Tory says he'll be eating out for half price 'wherever I can'

Multi-millionaire Tory says he'll be eating out for half price 'wherever I can'

Nadhim Zahawi intends to take full advantage of the government's £500m Eat Out to Help Out scheme both in Stratford and London and will take his whole family Read full article: Multi-millionaire Tory says he'll be eat...→

Brexit POLL: Should Boris Johnson walk away now or enter into autumn talks with EU? VOTE

Brexit POLL: Should Boris Johnson walk away now or enter into autumn talks with EU? VOTE

BORIS JOHNSON's Brexit negotiating team is set to launch the seventh round of formal post-Brexit trade talks with the EU in mid-August - but do you think the U [...] Read full article: Brexit POLL: Should Boris Johnson walk a...→

Chief Whip spoke to alleged rape victim in April as local Tories 'back MP 100%'

Chief Whip spoke to alleged rape victim in April as local Tories 'back MP 100%'

Pressure is mounting on Chief Whip Mark Spencer over his failure to suspend the whip from an unnamed MP - whose local association backs him “100%” and says he [...] Read full article: Chief Whip spoke to alleged rape victim ...→

London second wave: Sadiq Khan orders Boris Johnson to STOP plan to ‘seal off London’

London second wave: Sadiq Khan orders Boris Johnson to STOP plan to ‘seal off London’

Sadiq Khan has ordered Boris Johnson not to seal off London in a angry letter in which he complains of not being informed of the Government's plans. Read full article: London second wave: Sadiq Khan orders Bo...→

Douglas Ross pledges jobs plan within 30 days if he wins Scots Tory leadership

Scots Tory leader-elect Douglas Ross has branded Nicola Sturgeon’s response to the Covid unemployment crisis “totally inadequate” and pledged a jobs plan withi [...] Read full article: Douglas Ross pledges jobs plan within 30...→

Scottish Conservative leadership hopeful Douglas Ross promises jobs plan in first month | Press and Journal

Scottish Conservative leadership hopeful Douglas Ross promises jobs plan in first month | Press and Journal

Moray MP Douglas Ross has pledged to deliver a jobs plan for Scotland within 30 days of taking over, if successful in being named new leader of the Scottish Co [...] Read full article: Scottish Conservative leadership hopeful...→

Labour in crisis as Unite reviews donations to the party over antisemitism payouts

Labour in crisis as Unite reviews donations to the party over antisemitism payouts

THE LABOUR PARTY is facing another crisis as Unite reviews its donations to the party over antisemitism payouts. Read full article: Labour in crisis as Unite reviews donati...→

How is emergency coronavirus legislation made?

How is emergency coronavirus legislation made?

Most of the laws of lockdown are in the form of statutory instruments, sometimes published a few hours before they come into effect, and sometimes even a few d [...] Read full article: How is emergency coronavirus legislation...→

Welsh Government announces £22.7m boost for care sector

Welsh Government announces £22.7m boost for care sector

Ministers say social care plays a vital role in Wales - but critics say more is needed to fix what is 'a broken system' Read full article: Welsh Government announces £22.7m boost ...→

Local businesses face missing out on £1bn coronavirus help as money not given quick enough

Local businesses face missing out on £1bn coronavirus help as money not given quick enough

LOCAL economies risk missing out on more than £1 billion in emergency Covid-19 aid when vital business support schemes finish this month, new analysis shows to [...] Read full article: Local businesses face missing out on £1b...→

Coronavirus chaos as millions of Brits over 50 could have to shield again

Coronavirus chaos as millions of Brits over 50 could have to shield again

At-risk over-50s could find themselves added to the 2.2 million vulnerable people told to stay home during the first wave, according to reports