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Government chief legal officer resigns over PM’s Brexit plans

Government’s law officer for Scotland Lord Keen resigns over Boris Johnson’s plans to tear up parts of the Brexit divorce deal Lord Keen of Elie serves as the Government’s Advocate General for Scotland  He offered his resignation to Boris Johnson this morning over PM’s Brexit plans Downing Street announced this afternoon Lord Keen had left … Read more Government chief legal officer resigns over PM’s Brexit plans

Government chief legal officer ‘offers resignation’ over PM’s Brexit plans

Government’s law officer for Scotland Lord Keen ‘resigns’ over Boris Johnson’s plans to tear up parts of the Brexit divorce deal Lord Keen of Elie serves as the Government’s Advocate General for Scotland  Reports claim he offered his resignation to Boris Johnson over PM’s Brexit plans It comes after he clashed with Northern Ireland Secretary … Read more Government chief legal officer ‘offers resignation’ over PM’s Brexit plans

Tripadvisor says Britons’ appetite to dine out is undaunted by end of Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Britons’ appetite for dining out is undaunted by end of Eat Out to Help Out scheme, Tripadvisor search data shows Tripadvisor has analysed the volume of UK users searching for places to eat  In the first two weeks of September, searches were in line with 2019 demand  Searches were also up 38% compared to July and … Read more Tripadvisor says Britons’ appetite to dine out is undaunted by end of Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Drones could replace soldiers in future battles, says MoD

Ben Wallace signalled tonight that drones will replace troops in future wars as he warned Britain’s enemies have ‘adapted far more quickly than us’.  The Defence Secretary set out his plan for the military to become ‘relentlessly innovative’ as he unveiled new lethal autonomous kit for use by the Royal Navy.  He was flanked by … Read more Drones could replace soldiers in future battles, says MoD

Britain bets on another coronavirus vaccine with £1.3billion investment in Scottish factory

The UK Government is investing £1.3billion in a French company’s vaccine factory in Scotland in the hope it will produce a working jab against Covid-19. Valneva, which is one of at least seven companies to have sold orders of its vaccine to Britain, will manufacture the jab at a facility in Livingston, Scotland, if it … Read more Britain bets on another coronavirus vaccine with £1.3billion investment in Scottish factory

Wildlife: Britain’s nature has suffered a ‘lost decade’ with many species on the brink, RSPB claims

The Government’s failure to meet conservation targets has resulted in British wildlife suffering a ‘lost decade’, with many species close to extinction, the RSPB warned. Not enough investment has been made to protect nature, the charity said, while the UK was not meeting international goals for protecting land and sea habitats.  Analysis from the UK … Read more Wildlife: Britain’s nature has suffered a ‘lost decade’ with many species on the brink, RSPB claims

Defiant parents in England vow to break the ‘rule of six’

Defiant parents in England have vowed to ignore controversial new measures limiting more than six people gathering together – including children.  From Monday, the so-called ‘rule of six’ will come into force across the UK, with restrictions placed on the number of people meeting up both indoors and outdoors.  However, only England will count children … Read more Defiant parents in England vow to break the ‘rule of six’

Welsh ministers say children under 12 won’t be included in new ‘rule of six’

Wales has introduced its own ‘rule of six’ limiting people meeting indoors in a bid to tackle rising coronavirus cases but, unlike England, children under 12 will not be included.  First Minister Mark Drakeford also confirmed this morning that people will still be allowed to continue to meet in groups of 30 outdoors, insisting that … Read more Welsh ministers say children under 12 won’t be included in new ‘rule of six’

Coronavirus UK: Landlords must give renters six months’ notice

No evictions this Christmas: Housing Secretary confirms new support measures mean renters must be given six months’ notice – despite landlords’ pleas that they are struggling too Robert Jenrick confirmed new support measures will prevent tenant evictions  The Government has changed the law to increase notice periods to six months Exceptions will only apply ‘in … Read more Coronavirus UK: Landlords must give renters six months’ notice

Tory revolt over ‘more restrictions on people’s liberty’

Boris Johnson said at a Downing Street press briefing that the new restrictions were essential English parents are threatening to ignore the new ‘rule of six’ after Nicola Sturgeon exempted children from the similar ban in Scotland.   Boris Johnson now faces a Tory backlash after the Scottish First Minister copied his restrictions – but with … Read more Tory revolt over ‘more restrictions on people’s liberty’

Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson faces Tory revolt over ‘rule of six’

Boris Johnson is facing a Tory revolt today after Nicola Sturgeon copied his ‘rule of six’ on social gatherings – but declared that children under 12 will be exempt. The First Minister warned that the R rate could be as high as 1.5 north of the border as she announced that a planned easing of … Read more Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson faces Tory revolt over ‘rule of six’

Coronavirus UK: ‘Moonshot’ testing plan could cost £10BN

Boris Johnson’s own SAGE experts raised serious doubts about his ‘moonshot’ plan for mass testing to save Christmas – warning that the claimed £100billion cost could be better deployed elsewhere and there could be too many false results. The PM mooted the radical scheme at a Downing Street press conference last night as a way of … Read more Coronavirus UK: ‘Moonshot’ testing plan could cost £10BN

Coronavirus UK: Jacob Rees-Mogg self-isolates as child has symptoms

Jacob Rees-Mogg is self-isolating after one of his six children started showing coronavirus symptoms. The Leader of the House of Commons is remaining at home while waiting for the results of a Covid-19 test.   One of his children – Peter, 12, Mary, 11, Thomas, ten, Anselm, eight, Alfred, four and Sixtus, three – started exhibiting coronavirus … Read more Coronavirus UK: Jacob Rees-Mogg self-isolates as child has symptoms