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NHS Test and Trace records of people with coronavirus will be kept for 20 years

NHS Test and Trace records of people with coronavirus will be kept for 20 years

People who report themselves as being infected will be kept for 20 years - and their contacts will be kept for five years Read full article: NHS Test and Trace records of people wit...→

Brexit poll: Which UK figure has been most important in crunch negotiations with EU? VOTE

Brexit poll: Which UK figure has been most important in crunch negotiations with EU? VOTE

WITH the third and final round of Brexit talks scheduled to get underway on Monday, by this time next month both sides will almost certainly known whether a fr [...] Read full article: Brexit poll: Which UK figure has been mo...→

Starmer: PM failed to do the right thing when Cummings broke the rules

Starmer: PM failed to do the right thing when Cummings broke the rules

Sir Keir Starmer has ramped up the pressure on Boris Johnson over the Dominic Cummings controversy, saying the Prime Minister failed to do the "right thing" af [...] Read full article: Starmer: PM failed to do the right thing...→

Executive meets to review lockdown - as minister acknowledges public is restless

Stormont ministers will meet in Belfast today to review the current scientific and medical advice ahead of deciding whether Northern Ireland can take further s [...] Read full article: Executive meets to review lockdown - as ...→

DUP retracts attacks on Stephen Nolan’s RHI coverage, saying he did his job ‘well’

The DUP’s most powerful backroom figure has retracted his party’s complaint about BBC presenter Stephen Nolan which led to a three-year boycott of his programm [...] Read full article: DUP retracts attacks on Stephen Nolan’s ...→

A New Normal: We investigate how Covid-19 is changing our world | Press and Journal

A New Normal: We investigate how Covid-19 is changing our world | Press and Journal

Nothing right now is normal. Our everyday lives have been turned upside down and inside out in the name of keeping the worst ravages of coronavirus at bay. Read full article: A New Normal: We investigate how Covid-1...→

Clapped out? Health, social care and the need to properly appreciate the urgent need for reform | Press and Journal

Clapped out? Health, social care and the need to properly appreciate the urgent need for reform | Press and Journal

Expecting the NHS to return to normal will be "difficult" in the first few years of recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, one of Scotland's top doctors has said [...] Read full article: Clapped out? Health, social care and the...→

PM hints pubs could reopen before July as ministers to review lockdown

PM hints pubs could reopen before July as ministers to review lockdown

Boris Johnson's plans to ease the lockdown will be confirmed today in an official review that could pave way for schools to begin reopening, with possible good [...] Read full article: PM hints pubs could reopen before July a...→

Brexit deal: Could the UK be facing no deal? Time running out for Barnier

Brexit deal: Could the UK be facing no deal? Time running out for Barnier

BREXIT means Brexit has been the prevalent message for years now - and this continues, coronavirus or no coronavirus. In light of current events, is the UK hea [...] Read full article: Brexit deal: Could the UK be facing no d...→

Another expensive lockdown is not the answer to any second wave 

Another expensive lockdown is not the answer to any second wave 

It's worth remembering that Swedish policies would have been more cost-effective than lockdown, for much the same outcome in deaths Read full article: Another expensive lockdown is not the an...→

BBC says Newsnight Dominic Cummings coverage broke impartiality rules

The BBC has said that an introduction to Newsnight, which discussed the Dominic Cummings lockdown row, "e;did not meet our standards of due impartiality&qu [...] Read full article: BBC says Newsnight Dominic Cummings cove...→

Boris Johnson told off for laughing as he's grilled on female representation

Boris Johnson told off for laughing as he's grilled on female representation

The Prime Minister faced the Commons's super committee today where chair Sir Bernard Jenkin had to chastise him for laughing during a discussion about the role [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson told off for laughing as h...→

Boris Johnson claims pubs 'could open faster than previously thought'

Boris Johnson claims pubs 'could open faster than previously thought'

The under-fire Prime Minister told MPs today that he was hopeful the hospitality industry could reopen quicker than expected, but did not specify how much fast [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson claims pubs 'could open fa...→

Boris Johnson apparently unaware some migrants have no recourse to public funds

Boris Johnson apparently unaware some migrants have no recourse to public funds

The Prime Minister was asked about the difficulties facing some people whose immigration status means they cannot claim Universal Credit and other benefits Read full article: Boris Johnson apparently unaware some mi...→

Boris Johnson said 'move on' six times. He only needs to say it to Cummings once

Boris Johnson said 'move on' six times. He only needs to say it to Cummings once

The Prime Minister treated appearance at the Commons Liaison Committee as a great inconveniece. He was expecting a Zoom pub quiz Read full article: Boris Johnson said 'move on' six times. ...→

Poll: Most Scots want another independence referendum within five years

Poll: Most Scots want another independence referendum within five years

Scotland remains divided on the independence question with more than third of the public believing an IndyRef2 should never take place. Read full article: Poll: Most Scots want another independen...→

New 'NHS Test and Trace' system to help end the national lockdown

New 'NHS Test and Trace' system to help end the national lockdown

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced the “NHS Test and Trace” system will launch across England tomorrow in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. Fro [...] Read full article: New 'NHS Test and Trace' system to help ...→

Top Tory tells Boris Johnson no one understands why he's defending Cummings

Top Tory tells Boris Johnson no one understands why he's defending Cummings

The Prime Minister was being grilled by the 'super committee' where MPs from across the political spectrum asked him about his handling of the scandal with his [...] Read full article: Top Tory tells Boris Johnson no one unde...→

Parents need to be persuaded, not forced, to trust schools with the safety of their children

Parents need to be persuaded, not forced, to trust schools with the safety of their children

It is in the power of the government to discredit the unions’ narrative, by proving that it can respond with reassurance to parental fears Read full article: Parents need to be persuaded, not forced...→

'Leave Dominic Cummings to get on with his job' - Telegraph readers on what should happen next 

'Leave Dominic Cummings to get on with his job' - Telegraph readers on what should happen next 

Are there still unanswered questions regarding Dominic Cummings' Durham trip, or is it time to move on and focus on more pertinent issues? Read full article: 'Leave Dominic Cummings to get on with h...→

'Boris has failed': Public STILL thinks Cummings broke rules, says polling guru Curtice

'Boris has failed': Public STILL thinks Cummings broke rules, says polling guru Curtice

BORIS JOHNSON's efforts to move on from the Dominic Cummings saga have failed, with the British public convinced the Prime Minister's chief adviser broke lockd [...] Read full article: 'Boris has failed': Public STILL thinks ...→

How can lockdown be justified in the first place?

How can lockdown be justified in the first place?

We have gone for Corbyn-style spending and a fascist curbing of liberty while Sweden stayed free in pursuit of herd immunity Read full article: How can lockdown be justified in the fir...→

Edinburgh kilt-maker hired for Covid-19 hit Nike Conference reveals Government did not try to trace her

The revelations come after it emerged there were 25 confirmed cases globally after 70 delegates gathered for the meeting Read full article: Edinburgh kilt-maker hired for Covid-19 ...→

Dominic Cummings' Tory critics need to grow a spine and stop being the Left's useful idiots

Dominic Cummings' Tory critics need to grow a spine and stop being the Left's useful idiots

After routing Labour, the Prime Minister and his team are entitled to rely on Tory MPs for support, not daggers in their back Read full article: Dominic Cummings' Tory critics need to g...→

Explanation of Cummings' Barnard Castle trip doesn't add up - Tory MP

Explanation of Cummings' Barnard Castle trip doesn't add up - Tory MP

The Government’s defence of Dominic Cummings’ trip to Barnard Castle “doesn’t stack up”, a Tory MP has said.  Sir Bob Neill, chair of the Justice Select Commit [...] Read full article: Explanation of Cummings' Barnard Castle ...→

Support for Tory party nosedives amid Cummings controversy

Support for Tory party nosedives amid Cummings controversy

The Conservative Party's lead over Labour has plunged by nine points in a week according to a new poll which lays bare the scale of the political damage caused [...] Read full article: Support for Tory party nosedives amid Cu...→

Emily Maitlis issues crushing put-down to Boris Johnson over Cummings row

Emily Maitlis issues crushing put-down to Boris Johnson over Cummings row

NEWSNIGHT presenter, Emily Maitlis, has delivered a scathing review of the Government's performance over Dominic Cummings lockdown actions. Read full article: Emily Maitlis issues crushing put-down t...→

Government asked for support to prevent surge in homelessness after coronavirus crisis

Government asked for support to prevent surge in homelessness after coronavirus crisis

Leaders across the West Midlands have written to Government chiefs in a bid to prevent a post-coronavirus surge in homelessness. Read full article: Government asked for support to prevent ...→

PM to be challenged over Cummings's lockdown travel as revolt grows

PM to be challenged over Cummings's lockdown travel as revolt grows

Boris Johnson will today be challenged face to face by Conservative MPs on the actions of his senior aide Dominic Cummings during the lockdown. Mr Cummings is [...] Read full article: PM to be challenged over Cummings's lock...→

Ed Miliband issues Save Our Steel contracts plea amid coronavirus crisis

Ed Miliband issues Save Our Steel contracts plea amid coronavirus crisis

EXCLUSIVE: The former Labour leader has written to the Business Secretary demanding help for the threatened industry Read full article: Ed Miliband issues Save Our Steel contra...→

Police break up illegal lockdown birthday party at Tory MP's house

Police break up illegal lockdown birthday party at Tory MP's house

EXCLUSIVE: There were balloons and banners outside the house of Rob Roberts, MP for Delyn in North Wales, marking a 40th birthday on Monday after he commented [...] Read full article: Police break up illegal lockdown birthda...→

I don't want Cummings to go, but I did expect him to at least say sorry  

I don't want Cummings to go, but I did expect him to at least say sorry  

The special adviser offered a highly sympathetic account of his dilemma - but there was something important missing writes Allison Pearson Read full article: I don't want Cummings to go, but I did e...→

Police quiz key Dominic Cummings witness and track car's movements with software

Police quiz key Dominic Cummings witness and track car's movements with software

Key witness Robin Lees has been interviewed and software has been used to track the car used by the Prime Minister's top advisor - after Mr Cummings denied any [...] Read full article: Police quiz key Dominic Cummings witness...→

Dominic Cummings damages health messages: Robin Swann

Controversy over the “ill-judged” actions of Dominic Cummings has damaged public messaging about complying with coronavirus rules, Stormont’s health minister h [...] Read full article: Dominic Cummings damages health messages...→

Matt Hancock promises to review fines on families travelling for childcare

Matt Hancock promises to review fines on families travelling for childcare

It came as the Health Secretary unveiled plans for some COVID-19 patients to be treated with an anti-viral called remdesivir which clinical trials show could s [...] Read full article: Matt Hancock promises to review fines on...→

Brexit trade warning: British farmers ‘will go out of business’ under UK-US trade deal

A TRADE DEAL with the United States risks jeopardising the livelihoods of farmers in Britain, Theresa Villiers has warned, predicting many "will go out of busi [...] Read full article: Brexit trade warning: British farmers ‘w...→

Explainer: How will "Test and Protect" operate?

“Test and Protect” will be launched on Thursday as the next phase of Scotland’s battle against Coronavirus. Read full article: Explainer: How will "Test and Protect" o...→

Should Dominic Cummings have been driving with vision problems? Latest AA guidelines

Should Dominic Cummings have been driving with vision problems? Latest AA guidelines

IF Dominic Cummings had problems with his vision, which impacted him at a "dangerous" level, he should not have been driving in the first place, according to A [...] Read full article: Should Dominic Cummings have been drivin...→

Dominic Cummings row: Statement made things even WORSE for Boris' chief adviser - poll

Dominic Cummings row: Statement made things even WORSE for Boris' chief adviser - poll

DOMINIC Cummings actually made things WORSE for himself with yesterday's Downing Street statement, with more people now believing he broke lockdown rules than [...] Read full article: Dominic Cummings row: Statement made thi...→

Some 71% now say Dominic Cummings broke the law and 56% of Tories say he must go

Some 71% now say Dominic Cummings broke the law and 56% of Tories say he must go

The number was up from 68% of Brits who thought he had broken the rules on Saturday before the hour-long statement he gave on Monday evening Read full article: Some 71% now say Dominic Cummings broke ...→

MEP with Scots link warns EU won't push for post-Brexit agreement 'at all costs'

MEP with Scots link warns EU won't push for post-Brexit agreement 'at all costs'

David McAllister, a German with Scots links, was speaking to members of Holyrood's culture committee on the likelihood of reaching a Brexit agreement by the en [...] Read full article: MEP with Scots link warns EU won't push ...→

Immunity passports risk becoming a reward for rule-breakers and risk-takers

Immunity passports risk becoming a reward for rule-breakers and risk-takers

How galling would it be for those who followed the rules to see the reckless liberated first from lockdown? Read full article: Immunity passports risk becoming a rewar...→

Terror victims hit out at Mary Lou McDonald’s justification of IRA campaign, which ‘insults victims on all sides’

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald’s recent justification of the IRA terror campaign is “an insult” to all innocent victims of terrorism on all sides in the Tr [...] Read full article: Terror victims hit out at Mary Lou McDon...→

Nicola Sturgeon reveals details of national 'test and protect' scheme

Nicola Sturgeon reveals details of national 'test and protect' scheme

The First Minister said the 'vital' tracing programme would only work if all Scots agreed to come forward for testing if they display symptoms of Covid-19. Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon reveals details of natio...→

Johnson's popularity takes a hit amid public backing of Cummings

Johnson's popularity takes a hit amid public backing of Cummings

Approval ratings for the Prime Minister have dropped below zero for the first time during the pandemic, amid his public backing of Dominic Cummings, according [...] Read full article: Johnson's popularity takes a hit amid pu...→

PM's fight to save aide in disarray as minister quits in fresh blow

PM's fight to save aide in disarray as minister quits in fresh blow

Boris Johnson's campaign to save Dominic Cummings fell into disarray today when a government minister resigned saying he could not “in good faith” defend the c [...] Read full article: PM's fight to save aide in disarray as m...→

Dominic Cummings timeline MAPPED: Where Dominic Cummings travelled revealed

Dominic Cummings timeline MAPPED: Where Dominic Cummings travelled revealed

DOMINIC CUMMINGS gave a full account of his movements from March to mid-April during the time he stands of breaching the sentiment of lockdown restrictions. Bu [...] Read full article: Dominic Cummings timeline MAPPED: Where ...→

PM still feeling the heat as more than 40 MPs call for Cummings to go

PM still feeling the heat as more than 40 MPs call for Cummings to go

Boris Johnson is facing growing anger from Tory MPs over the Dominic Cummings saga with more than 40 now calling for the senior adviser to go. The revolt again [...] Read full article: PM still feeling the heat as more than 4...→

Politics latest news: Matt Hancock signals Government will move to next stage of lockdown freedoms today

Matt Hancock has signalled that the Government will be moving to ‘phase two’ of its lockdown exit strategy today, saying it is time to get “this country back o [...] Read full article: Politics latest news: Matt Hancock signa...→

Top republicans gave identical written answers to RHI Inquiry – but won’t say if they conferred

Two senior republicans who played publicly unaccountable roles as Stormont fell in 2017 provided identical answers to written questions from the RHI Inquiry, i [...] Read full article: Top republicans gave identical written a...→

Always darkest before the dawn: Getting the Scottish economy back 'on top of the world' | Press and Journal

Always darkest before the dawn: Getting the Scottish economy back 'on top of the world' | Press and Journal

The sun may soon be shining but there will be no summer for many of Scotland's tourism firms in the year of the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Always darkest before the dawn: Getting ...→

Coronavirus crisis has put the independence question firmly 'back on' — but which way will it swing opinion? | Press and Journal

Coronavirus crisis has put the independence question firmly 'back on' — but which way will it swing opinion? | Press and Journal

Before Scotland’s deadly encounter with the coronavirus, Nicola Sturgeon had hoped 2020 would be the year she would deliver Scottish independence on the back o [...] Read full article: Coronavirus crisis has put the independe...→

Tory Government accused of 'pulling' embassy support for Scotland-only PPE

Tory Government accused of 'pulling' embassy support for Scotland-only PPE

A leaked letter reveals the overseas network was advised not to support any new 'asks' for medical supplies as a four-nations approach would be pursued. Read full article: Tory Government accused of 'pulling' emb...→

Boris Johnson's committee claims fact checked from schools to testing

Boris Johnson's committee claims fact checked from schools to testing

The Prime Minister was grilled by fellow MPs in a virtual sitting of the Liaison Committee yesterday. Johnson blustered his way through the 90-minute grilling [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson's committee claims fact ch...→

Pay social carers fighting coronavirus a Real Living Wage, say campaigners

Pay social carers fighting coronavirus a Real Living Wage, say campaigners

The Citizens UK pressure group has issued the call as the country gears up for tonight's Clap for Carers Read full article: Pay social carers fighting coronavirus a...→

Brexiteers fear 'Frost is next!' Conspiracy claims over Cummings sack demands

Brexiteers fear 'Frost is next!' Conspiracy claims over Cummings sack demands

DEMANDS for Dominic Cummings to be sacked have sparked concern of a Remainer plot among Brexiteers - with some even worried the UK's Brexit negotiator David Fr [...] Read full article: Brexiteers fear 'Frost is next!' Conspir...→

'Squirming' PM accused of 'ducking straight answers' to protect Cummings

'Squirming' PM accused of 'ducking straight answers' to protect Cummings

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was told by MP Yvette Cooper he was 'ducking' talking about Dominic Cummings' lockdown breach 'because he is trying to protect him [...] Read full article: 'Squirming' PM accused of 'ducking strai...→

EU on brink: Brussels 'lost power' during pandemic as states look to exit - shock poll

EU on brink: Brussels 'lost power' during pandemic as states look to exit - shock poll

THE European Union's popularity has fallen dramatically after German, Italian and French people believe the coronavirus pandemic weakened the bloc's position. Read full article: EU on brink: Brussels 'lost power' durin...→

Nichola Mallon uses Covid-19 conference to attack Brexit and Dominic Cummings

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon used this evening’s Covid-19 conference to call for a delay to Brexit and to slam the government for its handling of the [...] Read full article: Nichola Mallon uses Covid-19 conference ...→

Coronavirus: Northern Ireland needs extra testing and clarity on its border policies says think-tank

The Northern Irish authorities must ramp up Covid-19 testing – and should be much clearer about what is required of people entering the Province’s borders. Read full article: Coronavirus: Northern Ireland needs extr...→

Exclusive: Tourists could remain banned from the Scottish islands for several months | Press and Journal

Exclusive: Tourists could remain banned from the Scottish islands for several months | Press and Journal

A ban on tourists using ferries to travel to the Scottish islands for holidays could remain in place for several months, it has emerged. Read full article: Exclusive: Tourists could remain banned ...→

Brits will be told to isolate from tomorrow as Covid-19 test and trace goes live

Brits will be told to isolate from tomorrow as Covid-19 test and trace goes live

The government scheme will see people notified to self isolate if they've been in contact with a confirmed case Read full article: Brits will be told to isolate from tomor...→

Dominic Cummings: Dublin Airport jokes pilot flying small aircraft is 'testing his eye sight' before transatlantic flight

The official Twitter account of Dublin Airport has poked fun at the explanation given by under-fire prime ministerial aide, Dominic Cummings, who said he drove [...] Read full article: Dominic Cummings: Dublin Airport jokes p...→

How will the NHS test and trace system work

How will the NHS test and trace system work

The government had hoped that their app to go alongwith the other elements would be ready to go and instead the system will rely on human beings carrying out t [...] Read full article: How will the NHS test and trace system w...→

‘Pathetic’ Ian Blackford faces backlash after thanking Barnier for his letter -‘We’re OUT'

‘Pathetic’ Ian Blackford faces backlash after thanking Barnier for his letter -‘We’re OUT'

IAN BLACKFORD has faced a major backlash on social media after the ardent Remainer endorsed Michel Barnier's offer for an extension to the post-Brexit transiti [...] Read full article: ‘Pathetic’ Ian Blackford faces backlash ...→

Alastair Campbell ADMITS he broke social distancing rules - despite attacks on Cummings

Alastair Campbell ADMITS he broke social distancing rules - despite attacks on Cummings

ALASTAIR CAMPBELL has admitted breaking social distancing rules during the current coronavirus lockdown - with furious Twitter users demanding he now ends his [...] Read full article: Alastair Campbell ADMITS he broke social...→

Police commissioner says lockdown breakers are using Cummings as an excuse

Police commissioner says lockdown breakers are using Cummings as an excuse

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson says it's 'almost impossible' for officers to do their job Read full article: Police commissioner says lockdown breake...→

Schools minister can't say whether all primary pupils will be back before summer

Schools minister can't say whether all primary pupils will be back before summer

Nick Gibb told the Education Select Committee the final decision on when pupils return will be made by the science Read full article: Schools minister can't say whether all p...→

The government has lost the authority to govern. What comes next is chaos

The government has lost the authority to govern. What comes next is chaos

The decision to protect "chief strategist" Cummings, and to propagate the logic of the madhouse, will cost lives Read full article: The government has lost the authority to...→

'We did not ignore care homes' insists Scottish health secretary Jeane Freeman

'We did not ignore care homes' insists Scottish health secretary Jeane Freeman

More than 1700 care home residents across Scotland have died after contracting Covid-19 since March, the latest figures show. Read full article: 'We did not ignore care homes' insists S...→

Brexit plot: Barnier writes to Remainers agreeing to TWO-YEAR delay - astonishing letter

Brexit plot: Barnier writes to Remainers agreeing to TWO-YEAR delay - astonishing letter

MICHEL BARNIER has written to opposition parties informing them that the EU is open to delaying the Brexit transition period by two years. Read full article: Brexit plot: Barnier writes to Remainers...→

Wings Over Scotland loses appeal in defamation case against Kezia Dugdale

Wings Over Scotland loses appeal in defamation case against Kezia Dugdale

The blogger sued the former Labour MSP over a column she wrote in the Daily Record, but his legal action has failed Read full article: Wings Over Scotland loses appeal in defa...→

Emily Maitlis' amazing live TV takedown of Dominic Cummings

Emily Maitlis' amazing live TV takedown of Dominic Cummings

'He made those who struggled to keep the rules feel like fools and has allowed many more to assume the can now flout them.' Read full article: Emily Maitlis' amazing live TV takedown ...→

Why Boris Johnson is not facing Keir Starmer today - and when next Prime Minister’s Questions is on TV

Pressure is mounting on the Prime Minister to dismiss key aide Dominic Cummings, but Mr Johnson will not face Leader of the Opposition Sir Keir Starmer on Wedn [...] Read full article: Why Boris Johnson is not facing Keir Sta...→

Emily Maitlis praised for 'sledgehammer' monologue on Dominic Cummings

Emily Maitlis praised for 'sledgehammer' monologue on Dominic Cummings

Emily Maitlis has been praised for her "brilliant" summary of the Government's "blind loyalty" over the Dominic Cummings row during her one-minute Newsnight in [...] Read full article: Emily Maitlis praised for 'sledgehammer'...→

Boris Johnson faces grilling over Dominic Cummings chaos - furious Tory MPs rebel

Boris Johnson faces grilling over Dominic Cummings chaos - furious Tory MPs rebel

BORIS JOHNSON will be grilled by senior MPs today as a rebellion within his own party grows over his response to the Dominic Cummings crisis. Read full article: Boris Johnson faces grilling over Domini...→

Tory civil war ERUPTS: Boris under pressure to act as MPs fury at Cummings grows

Tory civil war ERUPTS: Boris under pressure to act as MPs fury at Cummings grows

BORIS Johnson was battling to contain a Tory revolt over the future of his aide Dominic Cummings last night after a frontbencher quit in protest and a string o [...] Read full article: Tory civil war ERUPTS: Boris under press...→

Brits 'will soon be allowed to invite family and friends to meet in their garden'

Brits 'will soon be allowed to invite family and friends to meet in their garden'

The move, reportedly being weighed up by ministers, could come into effect from next month if it is deemed safe to do so, and would see members of two househol [...] Read full article: Brits 'will soon be allowed to invite fa...→

Government to 'ban firms from furloughing more staff' as scheme set to wind down

Government to 'ban firms from furloughing more staff' as scheme set to wind down

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will reportedly ban firms for furloughing extra staff as the government looks at winding down the scheme. He is also due to announce lat [...] Read full article: Government to 'ban firms from furloughin...→

Politics Explained: Can politicians ever control the media agenda?

Politics Explained: Can politicians ever control the media agenda?

Boris Johnson can try to change the subject when it comes to the press but he won’t succeed until public opinion moves on, writes John Rentoul Read full article: Politics Explained: Can politicians ever...→

Britons furious over Sadiq Khan's dithering Tube face mask rules - 'Show some humility!'

Britons furious over Sadiq Khan's dithering Tube face mask rules - 'Show some humility!'

SADIQ KHAN has been urged to "resign and show some humility" in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic as he continues to dig in his heels and refuse to make ma [...] Read full article: Britons furious over Sadiq Khan's dither...→

Two households will be able to meet up in the garden under new Government plans

Two households will be able to meet up in the garden under new Government plans

The 'double bubble' will mean that two households can meet outside if they obey social distancing guidelines Read full article: Two households will be able to meet up i...→

Fast-track test for every Scot who gets coronavirus symptoms

Every Scot who develops symptoms of coronavirus should be tested under a national strategy to come into effect from tomorrow as Scotland begins to emerge from [...] Read full article: Fast-track test for every Scot who gets ...→

Coronavirus: New rules aim to restore confidence in Scotland's public transport network | Press and Journal

Coronavirus: New rules aim to restore confidence in Scotland's public transport network | Press and Journal

Face masks will be required for passengers and staff on Scotland's buses, trains and some ferries as the coronavirus lockdown is eased. Read full article: Coronavirus: New rules aim to restore co...→

Michael Gove claims he has driven a car to test his eyesight

Michael Gove claims he has driven a car to test his eyesight

The cabinet office minister was trying to defend Dominic Cummings, who claimed to have made a 60-mile round trip from Durham to Barnard Castle to make sure he [...] Read full article: Michael Gove claims he has driven a car ...→

Coronavirus: Rural areas to be first in line for home-testing expansion | Press and Journal

Coronavirus: Rural areas to be first in line for home-testing expansion | Press and Journal

Remote and rural residents will be among the first in line for an expanded system of home-testing for coronavirus in Scotland. Read full article: Coronavirus: Rural areas to be first in ...→

Ex-Labour MP whose dad died alone in lockdown says Cummings' trip is 'repellent'

Ex-Labour MP whose dad died alone in lockdown says Cummings' trip is 'repellent'

The coronavirus lockdown meant that former Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman hadn't visited her father Alan, 93, for five weeks before he died in a care home in [...] Read full article: Ex-Labour MP whose dad died alone in loc...→

Holyrood chief Ken Macintosh recovering after emergency surgery

Holyrood's Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh has praised health workers after revealing he had his appendix removed on Monday. Read full article: Holyrood chief Ken Macintosh recovering ...→

Rev David Latimer renews praise for Martin McGuinness to mark what would have been his 70th birthday

A Londonderry Presbyterian minister who caused controversy by befriending Martin McGuinness has made a further video tribute to the former IRA leader on what w [...] Read full article: Rev David Latimer renews praise for Mart...→

Brexit breakthrough: Think tank pinpoints exact moment EU minds will focus on UK deal

Brexit breakthrough: Think tank pinpoints exact moment EU minds will focus on UK deal

IF Boris Johnson holds his nerve he can kill off any lingering hopes the EU may have about an extension to the transition period as early as next week, the bos [...] Read full article: Brexit breakthrough: Think tank pinpoint...→

Poll: Do you think Dominic Cummings should be sacked by Boris Johnson?

Boris Johnson has pledged his support to his embattled aide despite a ministerial resignation and growing calls for Cummings to be sacked. Read full article: Poll: Do you think Dominic Cummings shou...→

High Court jury trials in Scotland to restart in July

High Court trials in Scotland are due to restart in July after being suspended as a result of Coronavirus, it has been announced. Read full article: High Court jury trials in Scotland to re...→

Senior Tory politician slams ministers' defence of Dominic Cummings

Senior Tory politician slams ministers' defence of Dominic Cummings

Senior Conservative Party politician William Wragg has said it is “humiliating and degrading” to see ministers put out agreed lines in defence of Dominic Cummi [...] Read full article: Senior Tory politician slams ministers' ...→

Michael Gove says Dominic Cummings' drive to test eyes was 'wise' and 'sensible'

Michael Gove says Dominic Cummings' drive to test eyes was 'wise' and 'sensible'

Dominic Cummings said he drove from Durham to Barnard Castle during lockdown to test his eyesight before travelling back to London Read full article: Michael Gove says Dominic Cummings' driv...→

Matt Hancock refuses to say whether Dominic Cummings 'did the right thing'

Matt Hancock refuses to say whether Dominic Cummings 'did the right thing'

The Health Secretary claimed 'we're all on the same side' in the battle against coronavirus - but he refused to answer questions on the top aide whose behaviou [...] Read full article: Matt Hancock refuses to say whether Domi...→

The lack of evidence lockdowns actually worked is a world scandal

The lack of evidence lockdowns actually worked is a world scandal

There is still not a shred of real proof that the planet's reckless stay-at-home experiment made any difference Read full article: The lack of evidence lockdowns actually ...→

Aiken attacks Poots for saying that the much-criticised post-Brexit plan for NI has ‘both pros and cons’

The leader of the Ulster Unionists has rounded upon the Province’s agriculture minister Edwin Poots, after the minister said Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit sta [...] Read full article: Aiken attacks Poots for saying that the ...→

Emily Maitlis confirms she asked not to host Newsnight amid Dominic Cummings row

Emily Maitlis confirms she asked not to host Newsnight amid Dominic Cummings row

The Newsnight presenter was absent from Wednesday night's broadcast after the BBC ruled the programme breached impartiality rules over its coverage of Boris Jo [...] Read full article: Emily Maitlis confirms she asked not to ...→

The future face of transport: Why it quite literally comes down to how far we all want to go | Press and Journal

The future face of transport: Why it quite literally comes down to how far we all want to go | Press and Journal

It had long been a dream of many town planners and environmental campaigners, but turning the aspiration into a reality was far from a straightforward process [...] Read full article: The future face of transport: Why it qui...→

'Do YOUR duty': what the papers say about the Dominic Cummings crisis

'Do YOUR duty': what the papers say about the Dominic Cummings crisis

Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis absent from programme after criticism of PM’s aide, as Britons told to do their ‘duty’ on test-and-trace Read full article: 'Do YOUR duty': what the papers say abou...→

Britons furious as Barnier offers Remainers two-year Brexit delay - ‘Get us out!’

Britons furious as Barnier offers Remainers two-year Brexit delay - ‘Get us out!’

BRITONS have reacted with fury after Michel Barnier suggested a two-year Brexit delay in a letter to opposition leaders. Read full article: Britons furious as Barnier offers Remain...→

'Cummings broke the rules - and we can't lose another week to this farce'

'Cummings broke the rules - and we can't lose another week to this farce'

Labour leader Keir Starmer writes his strongest condemnation of the Prime Minister yet EXCLUSIVELY in the Daily Mirror Read full article: 'Cummings broke the rules - and we can't...→

Eighty of biggest names in travel industry urge Priti Patel to ditch 'unworkable, damaging' quarantine

Eighty of biggest names in travel industry urge Priti Patel to ditch 'unworkable, damaging' quarantine

Top names in the travel industry have turned on the Government over quarantine that they say will make a 'grim' economic situation worse Read full article: Eighty of biggest names in travel indust...→

Boris Johnson says he hopes two-metre social distance rule can be lowered soon

Boris Johnson says he hopes two-metre social distance rule can be lowered soon

The Prime Minister faces warnings that many businesses will not be able to reopen if they have to keep customers two metres apart as he attempts to bring the c [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson says he hopes two-metre so...→

Roundhead MPs take on Laughing Cavalier Johnson in Battle of Cummings

Roundhead MPs take on Laughing Cavalier Johnson in Battle of Cummings

Much was made about the pressure that Boris Johnson would be under when he appeared before the Liaison Committee to be interrogated about wayward advisor Domin [...] Read full article: Roundhead MPs take on Laughing Cavalier ...→

Majority of Scots want indyref2 in next five years, poll finds

More than half of Scots want a second independence referendum in the next five years, according to new polling. Read full article: Majority of Scots want indyref2 in next ...→

Wales warned of 'really rough time' in post-coronavirus recession

Wales warned of 'really rough time' in post-coronavirus recession

'I think what we can probably expect to see in terms of a recovery in Wales is a stop/start recovery which is probably going to take some time' Read full article: Wales warned of 'really rough time' in p...→

The French are now trying to cover up their collusion in this illegal immigration scam

The French are now trying to cover up their collusion in this illegal immigration scam

The French Navy is acting now in an even more underhand and deceitful way, as they know we've been watching them Read full article: The French are now trying to cover up th...→

Scots woman warns elderly residents were 'written off' in coronavirus crisis

Scots woman warns elderly residents were 'written off' in coronavirus crisis

The First Minister heard new testimony at Holyrood about the spread of Covid-19 in homes, lack of testing and concerns over hospital transfers. Read full article: Scots woman warns elderly residents were...→

Five key questions on Scotland's test and protect programme answered

Five key questions on Scotland's test and protect programme answered

Test and protect is an NHS project designed to halt the spread of Covid-19 across Scotland and allow lockdown to be gradually lifted. Read full article: Five key questions on Scotland's test an...→

Boris Johnson rejects calls for inquiry into Dominic Cummings

Boris Johnson rejects calls for inquiry into Dominic Cummings

The PM's senior aide drove from London to Durham to isolate with his family during the lockdown and says he subsequently took a trip to Barnard Castle to see i [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson rejects calls for inquiry ...→

BBC says Emily Maitlis speech on Cummings 'did not meet impartiality standards'

BBC says Emily Maitlis speech on Cummings 'did not meet impartiality standards'

Emily Maitlis opened the Newsnight show by saying the Prime Minister's chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, had "broken the rules" and "the country can see that, a [...] Read full article: BBC says Emily Maitlis speech on Cumming...→

Coronavirus wage subsidies costing UK Treasury £22bn

Coronavirus wage subsidies costing UK Treasury £22bn

Third of workers receive subsidies and furlough scheme to remain in some form until October Read full article: Coronavirus wage subsidies costing UK Tr...→

Government whip admits he would not have acted like Dominic Cummings

Government whip admits he would not have acted like Dominic Cummings

Boris Johnson's defence of Dominic Cummings was dealt a blow today after it emerged that one of his own Government whips said he "certainly" would not have act [...] Read full article: Government whip admits he would not have...→

EU 'open' to two-year Brexit extension, Michel Barnier confirms

EU 'open' to two-year Brexit extension, Michel Barnier confirms

The European Union is “open” to a two-year Brexit extension, chief negotiator Michel Barnier has confirmed. Writing to the Westminster leaders of the SNP, Lib  [...] Read full article: EU 'open' to two-year Brexit extension, ...→

Alastair Campbell's 10 point plan for virus crisis and how government gets zero

Alastair Campbell's 10 point plan for virus crisis and how government gets zero

I wrote a ten-point guide to crisis communications many weeks ago and looking back it's terrifying that the government scores zero out of ten Read full article: Alastair Campbell's 10 point plan for vi...→

Scottish Tories are doing what they need to survive by speaking out about Dominic Cummings

Scottish Tories are doing what they need to survive by speaking out about Dominic Cummings

The 2021 Holyrood elections will be hard enough for Boris Johnson's party without having to answer for Mr Cummings on the campaign trail Read full article: Scottish Tories are doing what they need...→

Pro-independence blogger Wings over Scotland loses court appeal against Kezia Dugdale

The Court of Session has found in favour of former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale in a defamation appeal case brought by blogger Stuart Campbell. Read full article: Pro-independence blogger Wings over Scot...→

Analysis: Crisis in No 10 lays bare PM's trust problem as Holyrood poll looms

Analysis: Crisis in No 10 lays bare PM's trust problem as Holyrood poll looms

The problems have been 'amplified' following the resignation of Douglas Ross in protest at the actions of Dominic Cummings Read full article: Analysis: Crisis in No 10 lays bare PM's...→

Cummings revealed to be one of Boris' children

BORIS Johnson is defending Dominic Cummings so robustly because he is one of his illegitimate children, it has emerged.  Read full article: Cummings revealed to be one of Boris' ch...→

Move on! Government tells public to stop being outraged about Dominic Cummings

Move on! Government tells public to stop being outraged about Dominic Cummings

Housing minister Robert Jenrick risked further intensifying the row over Boris Johnson's top aide by suggesting the anger had gone on too long because Mr Cummi [...] Read full article: Move on! Government tells public to stop...→

Politics latest: Parents concerned about childcare should 'do as Dominic Cummmings did', says Robert Jenrick

Politics latest: Parents concerned about childcare should 'do as Dominic Cummmings did', says Robert Jenrick

Parents worried about childcare can "do as Dominic Cummings chose to do", a senior Cabinet minister said this morning as the Government faces its fifth day def [...] Read full article: Politics latest: Parents concerned about...→

Lockdown fines could be waived for parents amid Cummings furore

Ministers have scrambled to repair the damage from the controversy surrounding top Downing Street aide Dominic Cummings, with the Health Secretary suggesting l [...] Read full article: Lockdown fines could be waived for paren...→

The Hong Kong mass surveillance plan would make our Huawei deal untenable 

The Hong Kong mass surveillance plan would make our Huawei deal untenable 

it is inconceivable that we can continue to do business with a company that is so closely associated with Beijing’s communist tyrants Read full article: The Hong Kong mass surveillance plan wou...→

Former Moray MP brands Dominic Cummings' actions as 'indefensible' | Press and Journal

Former Moray MP brands Dominic Cummings' actions as 'indefensible' | Press and Journal

Moray MP Douglas Ross has quit as a UK Government minister in protest at Dominic Cummings’ controversial trips to County Durham – branding the explanations of [...] Read full article: Former Moray MP brands Dominic Cummings'...→

Jackson Carlaw has failed his first test as Scottish Tory leader

Jackson Carlaw has failed his first test as Scottish Tory leader

Our Political Editor Paul Hutcheon says the MSP tried to dodge the Dominic Cummings scandal but got forced into a humiliating u-turn. Read full article: Jackson Carlaw has failed his first test...→

Police 'break up party' at Conservative MP's house amid lockdown

Police 'break up party' at Conservative MP's house amid lockdown

Police were forced to break up a birthday party at a Conservative MP's house amid the coronavirus lockdown, it has been reported. Two visitors were asked to le [...] Read full article: Police 'break up party' at Conservative ...→

Voice of the Mirror: Boris Johnson has failed in Cummings fiasco

Voice of the Mirror: Boris Johnson has failed in Cummings fiasco

As the Prime Minister wanted, people have made up their own minds - but the verdict is that rule-breaking rule maker Cummings must go as he loses all goodwill [...] Read full article: Voice of the Mirror: Boris Johnson has f...→

EU warning: Merkel's state aid sparking competition in single market as states complain

EU warning: Merkel's state aid sparking competition in single market as states complain

BRUSSELS has been warned against looking at competition inside the single market as Germany threw Lufthansa a €9billion (£8billion) lifeline on Monday, agreein [...] Read full article: EU warning: Merkel's state aid sparking ...→

Argentina pleads for EU help in using Brexit trade deal to sabotage Falklands' sovereignty

Argentina pleads for EU help in using Brexit trade deal to sabotage Falklands' sovereignty

ARGENTINA has asked the EU not to include the Falkland Islands in a post-Brexit deal, despite being a British overseas territory. Read full article: Argentina pleads for EU help in using Br...→

Five takeaways from today's 5pm briefing

Five takeaways from today's 5pm briefing

Matt Hancock defended Dominic Cummings and said fines could be reviewed for travelling during lockdown for childcare reasons. Read full article: Five takeaways from today's 5pm briefing...→

Tony Blair's election chief handed Labour's top job as Starmer asserts power

Tony Blair's election chief handed Labour's top job as Starmer asserts power

David Evans - who was the Leader's favourite - was selected by the party's National Executive Committee to become the party's newest campaign chief. Read full article: Tony Blair's election chief handed Labou...→

PM facing open revolt over decision not to sack Dominic Cummings

PM facing open revolt over decision not to sack Dominic Cummings

Boris Johnson was today hit by an open revolt over his decision not to sack Dominic Cummings over his trip to Durham at the height of the Covid-19 lockdown. A [...] Read full article: PM facing open revolt over decision not ...→

Eyewitness says he feels vindicated after Dominic Cummings admitted Durham trip

Eyewitness says he feels vindicated after Dominic Cummings admitted Durham trip

Retired Chemistry teacher Robin Lees said he thought he had spotted the PM's top aide near his home in County Durham - and it turns out he had Read full article: Eyewitness says he feels vindicated afte...→

Coronavirus: Face masks included in new public transport rules for Scotland | Press and Journal

Coronavirus: Face masks included in new public transport rules for Scotland | Press and Journal

New guidance for transport passengers and operators in Scotland has been produced ahead of the easing of lockdown restrictions. Read full article: Coronavirus: Face masks included in new ...→

Downing Street backs Cummings despite Boris’ popularity plummeting

Downing Street backs Cummings despite Boris’ popularity plummeting

Downing Street doubled down on its support for Dominic Cummings this afternoon, despite Boris Johnson’s popularity plummeting in the polls . The Prime Minister [...] Read full article: Downing Street backs Cummings despite Bo...→

Jackson Carlaw U-turns in call for Dominic Cummings to 'consider his position'

Jackson Carlaw U-turns in call for Dominic Cummings to 'consider his position'

Carlaw had backed the Prime Minister's decision to stand by the controversial political adviser but caved to pressure from angry Scottish party members. Read full article: Jackson Carlaw U-turns in call for Domin...→

MP who was unable to visit dying father pleads with PM to sack Dominic Cummings

MP who was unable to visit dying father pleads with PM to sack Dominic Cummings

Laurence Robertson said being prevented from visiting his father before he died this month will “haunt me for the rest of my days.” Read full article: MP who was unable to visit dying father ...→

Dominic Cummings has failed to reframe his story

Dominic Cummings has failed to reframe his story

Even the announcement of shops reopening didn't bump Dominic Cummings from the front pages of the newspapers. The focus remains firmly on the Prime Minister's [...] Read full article: Dominic Cummings has failed to reframe h...→

'Being angry' is no excuse for anti-democratic thuggery and bullying

'Being angry' is no excuse for anti-democratic thuggery and bullying

Can't we all agree that it is never acceptable to demonstrate outside political opponents’ homes or to shout in people’s faces? Read full article: 'Being angry' is no excuse for anti-demo...→

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s “Test and Protect” strategy to be launched on Thursday

Scotland will launch its national test and trace strategy in the next phase of the battle against Coronavirus this week as the country emerges from lockdown, N [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s “Test and Pr...→

Tory Murdo Fraser also calls on Dominic Cummings to quit over lockdown scandal

Tory Murdo Fraser also calls on Dominic Cummings to quit over lockdown scandal

Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw is facing criticism for not demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister's aide. Read full article: Tory Murdo Fraser also calls on Dominic ...→

Michael Gove says he has also 'driven to test eyesight' in defence of Cummings

Michael Gove has suggested that he has “on occasion” driven to test his eyesight, in defence of the claim made by Dominic Cummings. Read full article: Michael Gove says he has also 'driven to...→

Boris Johnson's approval rating drops 20 points following Cummings saga

The Prime Minister’s current approval rating is -1 per cent, a significant drop from the +19 per cent just four days ago Read full article: Boris Johnson's approval rating drops 20...→

'The resistance continues' Civil servant breaks ranks to MOCK Boris days after shock Tweet

'The resistance continues' Civil servant breaks ranks to MOCK Boris days after shock Tweet

BORIS Johnson and senior adviser Dominic Cummings have been lambasted by a civil servant who warned of growing anger within Whitehall at the latter's lockdown [...] Read full article: 'The resistance continues' Civil servant...→

Who is Douglas Ross and why did he quit over Cummings row?

Douglas Ross quit his post as Under Secretary of State for Scotland this morning over Dominic Cummings’ journey to County Durham during the coronavirus lockdow [...] Read full article: Who is Douglas Ross and why did he quit ...→

NHS Test and Trace records of people with coronavirus will be kept for 20 years

NHS Test and Trace records of people with coronavirus will be kept for 20 years

People who report themselves as being infected will be kept for 20 years - and their contacts will be kept for five years Read full article: NHS Test and Trace records of people wit...→

Matt Hancock refuses to say whether Dominic Cummings 'did the right thing'

Matt Hancock refuses to say whether Dominic Cummings 'did the right thing'

The Health Secretary claimed 'we're all on the same side' in the battle against coronavirus - but he refused to answer questions on the top aide whose behaviou [...] Read full article: Matt Hancock refuses to say whether Domi...→

Politics latest news: Matt Hancock signals Government will move to next stage of lockdown freedoms today

Matt Hancock has signalled that the Government will be moving to ‘phase two’ of its lockdown exit strategy today, saying it is time to get “this country back o [...] Read full article: Politics latest news: Matt Hancock signa...→

Starmer: PM failed to do the right thing when Cummings broke the rules

Starmer: PM failed to do the right thing when Cummings broke the rules

Sir Keir Starmer has ramped up the pressure on Boris Johnson over the Dominic Cummings controversy, saying the Prime Minister failed to do the "right thing" af [...] Read full article: Starmer: PM failed to do the right thing...→

The lack of evidence lockdowns actually worked is a world scandal

The lack of evidence lockdowns actually worked is a world scandal

There is still not a shred of real proof that the planet's reckless stay-at-home experiment made any difference Read full article: The lack of evidence lockdowns actually ...→

Top republicans gave identical written answers to RHI Inquiry – but won’t say if they conferred

Two senior republicans who played publicly unaccountable roles as Stormont fell in 2017 provided identical answers to written questions from the RHI Inquiry, i [...] Read full article: Top republicans gave identical written a...→

DUP retracts attacks on Stephen Nolan’s RHI coverage, saying he did his job ‘well’

The DUP’s most powerful backroom figure has retracted his party’s complaint about BBC presenter Stephen Nolan which led to a three-year boycott of his programm [...] Read full article: DUP retracts attacks on Stephen Nolan’s ...→

Emily Maitlis confirms she asked not to host Newsnight amid Dominic Cummings row

Emily Maitlis confirms she asked not to host Newsnight amid Dominic Cummings row

The Newsnight presenter was absent from Wednesday night's broadcast after the BBC ruled the programme breached impartiality rules over its coverage of Boris Jo [...] Read full article: Emily Maitlis confirms she asked not to ...→

Always darkest before the dawn: Getting the Scottish economy back 'on top of the world' | Press and Journal

Always darkest before the dawn: Getting the Scottish economy back 'on top of the world' | Press and Journal

The sun may soon be shining but there will be no summer for many of Scotland's tourism firms in the year of the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Always darkest before the dawn: Getting ...→

Clapped out? Health, social care and the need to properly appreciate the urgent need for reform | Press and Journal

Clapped out? Health, social care and the need to properly appreciate the urgent need for reform | Press and Journal

Expecting the NHS to return to normal will be "difficult" in the first few years of recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, one of Scotland's top doctors has said [...] Read full article: Clapped out? Health, social care and the...→

Tory Government accused of 'pulling' embassy support for Scotland-only PPE

Tory Government accused of 'pulling' embassy support for Scotland-only PPE

A leaked letter reveals the overseas network was advised not to support any new 'asks' for medical supplies as a four-nations approach would be pursued. Read full article: Tory Government accused of 'pulling' emb...→

PM hints pubs could reopen before July as ministers to review lockdown

PM hints pubs could reopen before July as ministers to review lockdown

Boris Johnson's plans to ease the lockdown will be confirmed today in an official review that could pave way for schools to begin reopening, with possible good [...] Read full article: PM hints pubs could reopen before July a...→

Pay social carers fighting coronavirus a Real Living Wage, say campaigners

Pay social carers fighting coronavirus a Real Living Wage, say campaigners

The Citizens UK pressure group has issued the call as the country gears up for tonight's Clap for Carers Read full article: Pay social carers fighting coronavirus a...→

Britons furious as Barnier offers Remainers two-year Brexit delay - ‘Get us out!’

Britons furious as Barnier offers Remainers two-year Brexit delay - ‘Get us out!’

BRITONS have reacted with fury after Michel Barnier suggested a two-year Brexit delay in a letter to opposition leaders. Read full article: Britons furious as Barnier offers Remain...→

'Squirming' PM accused of 'ducking straight answers' to protect Cummings

'Squirming' PM accused of 'ducking straight answers' to protect Cummings

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was told by MP Yvette Cooper he was 'ducking' talking about Dominic Cummings' lockdown breach 'because he is trying to protect him [...] Read full article: 'Squirming' PM accused of 'ducking strai...→

Another expensive lockdown is not the answer to any second wave 

Another expensive lockdown is not the answer to any second wave 

It's worth remembering that Swedish policies would have been more cost-effective than lockdown, for much the same outcome in deaths Read full article: Another expensive lockdown is not the an...→

Eighty of biggest names in travel industry urge Priti Patel to ditch 'unworkable, damaging' quarantine

Eighty of biggest names in travel industry urge Priti Patel to ditch 'unworkable, damaging' quarantine

Top names in the travel industry have turned on the Government over quarantine that they say will make a 'grim' economic situation worse Read full article: Eighty of biggest names in travel indust...→

EU on brink: Brussels 'lost power' during pandemic as states look to exit - shock poll

EU on brink: Brussels 'lost power' during pandemic as states look to exit - shock poll

THE European Union's popularity has fallen dramatically after German, Italian and French people believe the coronavirus pandemic weakened the bloc's position. Read full article: EU on brink: Brussels 'lost power' durin...→

Boris Johnson told off for laughing as he's grilled on female representation

Boris Johnson told off for laughing as he's grilled on female representation

The Prime Minister faced the Commons's super committee today where chair Sir Bernard Jenkin had to chastise him for laughing during a discussion about the role [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson told off for laughing as h...→

Roundhead MPs take on Laughing Cavalier Johnson in Battle of Cummings

Roundhead MPs take on Laughing Cavalier Johnson in Battle of Cummings

Much was made about the pressure that Boris Johnson would be under when he appeared before the Liaison Committee to be interrogated about wayward advisor Domin [...] Read full article: Roundhead MPs take on Laughing Cavalier ...→

Boris Johnson claims pubs 'could open faster than previously thought'

Boris Johnson claims pubs 'could open faster than previously thought'

The under-fire Prime Minister told MPs today that he was hopeful the hospitality industry could reopen quicker than expected, but did not specify how much fast [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson claims pubs 'could open fa...→

Wales warned of 'really rough time' in post-coronavirus recession

Wales warned of 'really rough time' in post-coronavirus recession

'I think what we can probably expect to see in terms of a recovery in Wales is a stop/start recovery which is probably going to take some time' Read full article: Wales warned of 'really rough time' in p...→

Boris Johnson said 'move on' six times. He only needs to say it to Cummings once

Boris Johnson said 'move on' six times. He only needs to say it to Cummings once

The Prime Minister treated appearance at the Commons Liaison Committee as a great inconveniece. He was expecting a Zoom pub quiz Read full article: Boris Johnson said 'move on' six times. ...→

Scots woman warns elderly residents were 'written off' in coronavirus crisis

Scots woman warns elderly residents were 'written off' in coronavirus crisis

The First Minister heard new testimony at Holyrood about the spread of Covid-19 in homes, lack of testing and concerns over hospital transfers. Read full article: Scots woman warns elderly residents were...→

Exclusive: Tourists could remain banned from the Scottish islands for several months | Press and Journal

Exclusive: Tourists could remain banned from the Scottish islands for several months | Press and Journal

A ban on tourists using ferries to travel to the Scottish islands for holidays could remain in place for several months, it has emerged. Read full article: Exclusive: Tourists could remain banned ...→

New 'NHS Test and Trace' system to help end the national lockdown

New 'NHS Test and Trace' system to help end the national lockdown

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced the “NHS Test and Trace” system will launch across England tomorrow in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. Fro [...] Read full article: New 'NHS Test and Trace' system to help ...→

Boris Johnson rejects calls for inquiry into Dominic Cummings

Boris Johnson rejects calls for inquiry into Dominic Cummings

The PM's senior aide drove from London to Durham to isolate with his family during the lockdown and says he subsequently took a trip to Barnard Castle to see i [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson rejects calls for inquiry ...→

Dominic Cummings: Dublin Airport jokes pilot flying small aircraft is 'testing his eye sight' before transatlantic flight

The official Twitter account of Dublin Airport has poked fun at the explanation given by under-fire prime ministerial aide, Dominic Cummings, who said he drove [...] Read full article: Dominic Cummings: Dublin Airport jokes p...→

Top Tory tells Boris Johnson no one understands why he's defending Cummings

Top Tory tells Boris Johnson no one understands why he's defending Cummings

The Prime Minister was being grilled by the 'super committee' where MPs from across the political spectrum asked him about his handling of the scandal with his [...] Read full article: Top Tory tells Boris Johnson no one unde...→

Coronavirus wage subsidies costing UK Treasury £22bn

Coronavirus wage subsidies costing UK Treasury £22bn

Third of workers receive subsidies and furlough scheme to remain in some form until October Read full article: Coronavirus wage subsidies costing UK Tr...→

‘Pathetic’ Ian Blackford faces backlash after thanking Barnier for his letter -‘We’re OUT'

‘Pathetic’ Ian Blackford faces backlash after thanking Barnier for his letter -‘We’re OUT'

IAN BLACKFORD has faced a major backlash on social media after the ardent Remainer endorsed Michel Barnier's offer for an extension to the post-Brexit transiti [...] Read full article: ‘Pathetic’ Ian Blackford faces backlash ...→

Parents need to be persuaded, not forced, to trust schools with the safety of their children

Parents need to be persuaded, not forced, to trust schools with the safety of their children

It is in the power of the government to discredit the unions’ narrative, by proving that it can respond with reassurance to parental fears Read full article: Parents need to be persuaded, not forced...→

Alastair Campbell ADMITS he broke social distancing rules - despite attacks on Cummings

Alastair Campbell ADMITS he broke social distancing rules - despite attacks on Cummings

ALASTAIR CAMPBELL has admitted breaking social distancing rules during the current coronavirus lockdown - with furious Twitter users demanding he now ends his [...] Read full article: Alastair Campbell ADMITS he broke social...→