Boris Johnson: England’s May local elections to go ahead as planned

Boris Johnson ‘has decided local elections in England will go ahead as planned on May 6’ in hint that Covid restrictions will have been lifted enough by Easter to allow candidates to campaign Boris Johnson is said to have decided local elections in England will go ahead  The nation is due to go to the … Read more Boris Johnson: England’s May local elections to go ahead as planned

Canada’s Justin Trudeau will be first foreign leader called by Biden

Who the presidents called first  Joe Biden (Jan 22, 2021): Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Donald Trump (Jan 21, 2017): Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto  Barack Obama (Jan 23, 2009): Canadian PM Stephen Harper, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, British PM Gordon Brown George W. Bush (Jan 23, 2001): Mexican president Vicente Fox, … Read more Canada’s Justin Trudeau will be first foreign leader called by Biden

Covid UK: Government only has to OFFER 13.9m vaccine to hit target

Ministers are facing questions over the vaccination target today as they could claim success with far fewer than 13.9million people given jabs. Boris Johnson has set the target of inoculating the four highest priority groups by February 15, warning that it will be ‘very hard’. But although the PM and other ministers have suggested it … Read more Covid UK: Government only has to OFFER 13.9m vaccine to hit target

Government only needs to OFFER 13.9m COVID vaccine to hit target

Government only needs to OFFER 13.9million people COVID vaccine to hit its target by mid-February as it admits it ‘can’t force’ older people who want to pass their life-saving jab onto others Government has set target of vaccinating 13.9million most vulnerable by Feb 15 But sources say it only needs to offer the jab and … Read more Government only needs to OFFER 13.9m COVID vaccine to hit target

Awkward moment Boris Johnson squirms as he is asked if Joe Biden is ‘woke’

A ruffled Boris Johnson squirmed when asked about whether Joe Biden is ‘woke’ and insisted there is ‘nothing wrong’ with being right-on as he prepares to speak to the new  US President on Zoom as early as today. The Prime Minister was visibly uncomfortable and dodged the question about America’s left-wing successor to Donald Trump … Read more Awkward moment Boris Johnson squirms as he is asked if Joe Biden is ‘woke’

Government warns of worsening chaos at Britain’s ports as lorry traffic returns to normal levels

Government warns of worsening chaos at Britain’s ports as lorry traffic returns to normal levels – but Brussels says it won’t help ease backlogs unless Boris abandons his deregulation ambitions Projections from Cabinet Office anticipate Channel traffic’s imminent rise Truckers without requisite customs paperwork or negative test face turn-backs  It comes as Brussels says it … Read more Government warns of worsening chaos at Britain’s ports as lorry traffic returns to normal levels

Boris Johnson hails inauguration of Joe Biden saying ‘America’s leadership is vital’ to beat Covid

Boris Johnson has congratulated Joe Biden on being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States as he said the nation had been through a ‘bumpy period’ under Donald Trump.  The Prime Minister said America’s leadership is ‘vital’ to the rest of the world, from tackling the climate crisis to the coronavirus pandemic, as … Read more Boris Johnson hails inauguration of Joe Biden saying ‘America’s leadership is vital’ to beat Covid

Priti Patel claims she ‘wanted to close UK borders in MARCH’

Priti Patel claims she ‘wanted to close UK borders in MARCH’ at start of Covid-19 pandemic in leaked recording of Zoom meeting with Conservative Party supporters Priti Patel said in leaked recording the UK should have closed borders earlier She said she was ‘advocate of closing them last March’ when pandemic started Remarks will put … Read more Priti Patel claims she ‘wanted to close UK borders in MARCH’

Boris’s ex-homelessnes tsar warns Tories become ‘nasty party’ again if they cut Universal Credit

Boris Johnson’s former homelessness tsar Louise Casey warns Tories they risk becoming the ‘nasty party’ again if Rishi Sunak axes £20 increase in Universal Credit as Chancellor comes under pressure from Red Wall Conservatives to U-turn She said axing increase in March would be ‘too punitive’ for struggling families Told BBC it was not right, … Read more Boris’s ex-homelessnes tsar warns Tories become ‘nasty party’ again if they cut Universal Credit

Priti Patel says it is time to ‘move on’ from Trump presidency

Priti Patel hails ‘new era in US politics’ ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration as she says the UK must ‘move on’ from Donald Trump Priti Patel said UK Government had worked ‘very strongly’ with Donald Trump But she said ‘we move on now’ as Joe Biden is inaugurated as president today The Home Secretary insisted … Read more Priti Patel says it is time to ‘move on’ from Trump presidency

Nicola Sturgeon EXTENDS Scottish lockdown until mid-February

Nicola Sturgeon EXTENDS Scottish lockdown until mid-February – amid fears brutal curbs will need to stay in England past March By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline Published: 14:46 GMT, 19 January 2021 | Updated: 14:46 GMT, 19 January 2021 Nicola Sturgeon today declared that lockdown in Scotland will be extended to mid-February despite signs … Read more Nicola Sturgeon EXTENDS Scottish lockdown until mid-February

Scottish seafood trucks descend on Downing Street

More than 20 shellfish trucks were parked on roads near 10 Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament today to protest against post-Brexit bureaucracy that has stopped them exporting to the European Union. Trucks with slogans such as ‘Brexit carnage’ and ‘incompetent government destroying shellfish industry’ were parked just yards away from Prime Minister Boris … Read more Scottish seafood trucks descend on Downing Street

Dominic Raab defends EU trade deal amid criticism from fishing firms

Dominic Raab insists ministers are trying to fix post-Brexit border ‘teething problems’ as the Scottish fishing industry warns many firms are days from collapse Scottish fishing industry has blamed post-Brexit border checks for long delays Delays at border mean that goods are rotten on arrival when they get to the EU Dominic Raab said Government … Read more Dominic Raab defends EU trade deal amid criticism from fishing firms