Australia election 2022: Anthony Albanese refuses to answer on China’s activity in the Pacific

Anthony Albanese WALKS AWAY from the cameras and hands over to Penny Wong when asked about China – after PM accused him of using ‘human shields’ to dodge tricky questions Anthony Albanese was asked to comment on China’s activity in the Pacific  He declined to answer and instead handed over to Penny Wong in presser  … Read more

Boris Johnson admits he is worried COP26 summit could ‘go wrong’

Boris Johnson admits he is worried the COP26 summit could ‘go wrong’ and countries could fail to strike a deal on tackling climate change as the PM says it is ‘touch and go’ if the meeting of world leaders will succeed Boris Johnson has admitted he is worried the COP26 summit could end in failure … Read more

Alok Sharma: ‘Ditch coal to save the planet’

‘Ditch coal to save the planet’: Alok Sharma will urge countries around the world to stop financing new power stations that emit greenhouse gases in desperate bid to combat global warming Alok Sharma urges world nations to stop financing new coal-fired power stations Greenpeace and Oxfam called the comments hypocritical amid Cumbria mine  The UK will … Read more

Return of The Saj! Former Chancellor Sajid Javid is set for Cabinet role helping pandemic recovery

Return of The Saj! Former Chancellor Sajid Javid is set for new Cabinet role helping to lead Britain’s recovery from coronavirus pandemic The ex-Chancellor is set to make a Cabinet comeback in reshuffle later this year Sajid Javid, 51, is in the running to replace Business Secretary, Alok Sharma The job would be a key role … Read more

Energy firms told make loyalty pay: Customers will no longer be punished for staying with supplier

Energy firms are told to make loyalty pay: Customers are in line for big savings as they will no longer be punished for staying with their regular supplier Power giants have reserved cheapest deals for new gas and electric customers Those who fail to regularly switch are overcharged by as much as £300 a year … Read more

Council in London claims it was told to ‘back off’ forcing supermarkets over masks

A London council has accused the Government of telling it to ‘back off’ from forcing supermarkets to make sure customers are wearing face masks.   Four retailers, Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Morrisons and B&M homeware stores, were handed warning notices by Barking and Dagenham council in east London after officials saw staff failing to enforce the rules.  After … Read more

£1million funding to tackle space debris which could destroy the ISS

Space debris — detritus orbiting Earth from satellites — is a growing problem which threatens the future of human space exploration.  To tackle this issue, the Business Secretary Alok Sharma has announced £1million in funding, via the UK Space Agency (UKSA), for seven space-cleaning programmes.  Astronomers are concerned that high-value craft in low-Earth orbit, such … Read more

Michael Gove pushed through government’s rule of six

Michael Gove played a key role in forcing through the rule of six at Covid cabinet meeting – and has ‘been consistently on the side of the toughest approach’, says source Gove faced opposition from Rishi Sunak, Alok Sharma and Grant Shapps Senior Tories believe the rule of six is too draconian and is opposed … Read more

UK workers are the MOST reluctant to return to the office because of second wave fears, says study

British workers are the most reluctant to return to the office because of fears of a second wave of coronavirus, a new study has found.  It comes as Business Secretary Alok Sharma said he is hoping workers will return to offices soon and make cities ‘vibrant again’.   A survey of 8,000 adults from eight countries … Read more

Almost 20 per cent of workers still on furlough and just 7% returned to work in first half of July

Almost a fifth of workers remain on furlough despite Government attempts to bring the economy back to life, new figures revealed today. Roughly one in three furloughed workers in Britain returned to their jobs in the first two weeks of July as the hospitality industry began to reopen to the public after a coronavirus lockdown, … Read more

Tory rebels sink plans to ease Sunday trading rules

Tory rebels sink plan to ease Sunday trading laws to help retailers recover from the coronavirus lockdown Government had considered plans to increase Sunday trading hours for shops However, backbenchers rebelled and saw it cut from Business and Planning Bill The move had received support from Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson It was hoped … Read more

Tory MPs rebel as ministers rebuff ‘vital’ £1.3bn lagoon plan

Tory MPs rebel as ministers rebuff ‘vital’ £1.3bn lagoon plan that could provide a huge post-Covid jobs boost The government blocked plans for a £1.3billion tidal power scheme in the UK Backbench MPs believe the six tidal lagoons can help kickstart the economy Project in Swansea was rejected as it was felt it did not … Read more