Don’t be selfish – UK supermarkets plea to Brits

Supermarkets are appealing to Britons to stop being selfish as shelves are emptied by customers panic-buying and stockpiling amidst rising coronavirus fears. “We understand your concerns but buying more than is needed can sometimes mean that others will be left without.,” states an extraordinary open...
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Coronavirus action plan: Government accused of gambling with lives

After days of anticipation, the government finally announced yesterday that the UK is now in the delay phase. But if you were hoping for severer measures in the government's coronavirus action plan, you must have been disappointed. Thursday's Cobra meeting ran well into the...

PM warns ‘many more will lose loved ones’ as UK enters...

The prime minister has announced the UK has moved to phase two ‘delay’ in its fight against the coronavirus, calling the outbreak “the worst public health crisis for a generation.” Boris Johnson warned the disease will “spread further” and “many more families are going to...

 ‘It is time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others’ – PM

The prime minister said it is time for everyone in the UK to stop non-essential contact as the government unveiled a dramatic escalation of measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak. The advice is “particularly important” to pregnant women, those with underlying health conditions and people over the age of 70,...

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Health minister tests positive for coronavirus – Parliament stays open

Health minister Nadine Dorries has become the first MP to test positive for the coronavirus prompting questions as to why the Commons has not closed in line with medical surgeries, businesses and schools that have all shut down premises in response to Covid-19. The health minister’s diagnosis is “prompting concerns about the potential spread of the illness at Westminster and...

Government sees off Tory backbench revolt on Huawei – for now

Boris Johnson has avoided his first Commons defeat after Conservative backbenchers rebelled against their government’s decision to allow Huawei a role in the UK’s 5G network. The prime minister’s 80...

PM threatens ministers and plans to move House of Lords to York

Boris Johnson has warned ministers to focus on their jobs instead of the television cameras to ‘get policy done’ - or get the sack. The PM’s threat comes as the...

NI power-sharing deal and Brexit Bill cap strong week for PM

Sinn Fein’s decision to back the deal returning power to Stormont has capped a strong week for Boris Johnson who can also celebrate the passing of his Brexit Bill. Just...

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PM warns ‘many more will lose loved ones’ as UK enters...

The prime minister has announced the UK has moved to phase two ‘delay’ in its fight against the coronavirus, calling the outbreak “the worst public health crisis for a generation.” Boris Johnson warned the disease will “spread further” and “many more families are going to lose loved ones before their time.” The latest figures show 596 confirmed cases in the UK...

BBC ignore Sabisky ‘eugenics’ story – No 10 refuses to say if PM shares...

The BBC is failing to report Downing Street’s refusal to say if the prime minister thinks black people have lower than average IQ, or if he agrees with eugenics. A...

Chancellor Sajid Javid quits – replaced by son-in-law of Indian billionaire

Chancellor Sajid Javid has sensationally quit after the prime minster ordered a cull of all of his Treasury advisors at the start of Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle. Javid’s resignation –...

£106bn HS2 gets ‘green signal’ – PM promises £5bn for buses and bikes

The prime minister has given England’s controversial high speed rail link the “green signal” despite widespread concerns from environmentalists and politicians about the £106 billion HS2 project. Boris Johnson told...
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Cabinet reshuffle – Northern Ireland’s reaction to Julian Smith’s sacking

What the Prime Minister's cabinet reshuffle means is beginning to become clear. Apart from merging the staff team at number 10 and number 11 which is in itself a seismic move, the people of Northern Ireland have been less than pleased with the sacking of Julian Smith. After all, he played a pivotal role in getting Stormont back up...

Scotland’s finance secretary quits over texts to teenage boy, hours before budget speech

Scotland’s finance secretary has quit hours before he was due to deliver the government’s budget after it emerged he had been “bombarding” a 16 year old schoolboy with text...

Coronavirus – evacuated Brits to be quarantined; BA suspends all flights to China

British citizens are expected to be evacuated from China’s Wuhan city on flights starting tomorrow and to be put in quarantine for two weeks on their return home. British...

Stormont Assembly proposal – governments urge parties to sign up

Three years to the day since the Stormont Assembly collapsed, the British and Irish governments have published a deal for the restoration of power in Northern Ireland. Late on...