Brexit, Brazil, free school meals, ICUs and a record number of...

A single day of questions at Westminster for the prime minister has provided a glimpse of the extent and range of immediate challenges and crises that Boris Johnson has been entrusted to lead the country through. A double bill for Johnson began with PMQs and...

Vaccinate health care workers now to protect patients and NHS, demands...

The British Medical Association is calling for health care workers to be vaccinated “immediately” in order to protect patients and the NHS while raising alarm about the impact the pandemic is having on doctors well being. Helena McKeown, chair of the representative body of the...

Suspend Brexit deal now, urges DUP MP – Northern Ireland is...

The UK government has been warned that Northern Ireland is “one storm or boat breakdown away” from “a collapse of the NI supply chain”. Michael Gove has received an 11-page report forecasting the grim scenario that could occur within five days without urgent action from...

Lifting lockdown in February will be a ‘disaster’, says Sage member, who warns Manaus variant is probably already in UK

The government has been warned by a member of its Sage panel of experts, that lifting lockdown next month would be a “disaster” that puts the “NHS under enormous pressure again.” Prof John Edmunds also said that the highly infectious Covid variant detected in Manaus, Brazil is probably already in...

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Unprecedented – Priti Patel broke ministerial code on bullying but keeps...

The head of the inquiry into claims of bullying by Priti Patel at the Home Office has resigned after the prime minister ignored the findings that the home secretary broke the ministerial code. Boris Johnson’s ruling that Patel should not...

NAO report on government’s £18bn Covid contracts; Starmer v Corbyn; and the PM’s green...

The highly critical National Audit Office report into the government’s awarding of £18 billion in procurement deals has been overshadowed by infighting in the Labour party and the prime...

Priti Patel’s ban on ‘two-or-more’ people protesting will ‘cause a lot of trouble’

Priti Patel wants to ban protests of more than two people during the second lockdown and has briefed senior police officers to enforce coronavirus law banning marches and demonstrations. Chief...

Priti Patel spends £30k for jumbo jet to deport one asylum seeker

The Home Office has spent £30,000 to charter a jumbo jet in order to deport a single asylum seeker to France. An investigation by Channel 4 News discovered the “deportation...

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Vaccine is light at end of lockdown tunnel but PM warns...

England is entering its third national lockdown with Boris Johnson warning the next weeks will be the “hardest yet” in the fight against the coronavirus. The prime minister put England into its strictest restrictions since the start of the pandemic...

Covid death toll passes 75,000 – Starmer demands immediate national lockdown for England

Sir Keir Starmer has called on the prime minister to put England into a national lockdown within 24 hours to contain the “out of control” coronavirus as the official...

PM says 2021 will bring back ‘things that seem lost in the past’

Boris Johnson has delivered his New Year message saying 2021 will herald the return of “things that seem lost in the past”. The prime minister said the UK now has...

Christmas chaos for millions as Johnson U-turns and bursts ‘bubbles’

Millions of families across the UK have had their Christmas plans plunged into chaos after a huge government U-turn will ban households from mixing. Boris Johnson said last week it...

Suspend Brexit deal now, urges DUP MP – Northern Ireland is...

The UK government has been warned that Northern Ireland is “one storm or boat breakdown away” from “a collapse of the NI supply chain”. Michael Gove has received an 11-page report forecasting the grim scenario that could occur within five...

Vaccine is light at end of lockdown tunnel but PM warns worst lies ahead

England is entering its third national lockdown with Boris Johnson warning the next weeks will be the “hardest yet” in the fight against the coronavirus. The prime minister put England...

‘Extreme concern’ over surge in Covid cases with NHS staff ‘back in the eye...

Matt Hancock has warned the “NHS is facing unprecedented pressures” from the coronavirus while a senior medical adviser expressed “extreme concern” about infection rates across the UK. Boris Johnson is...

Christmas chaos for millions as Johnson U-turns and bursts ‘bubbles’

Millions of families across the UK have had their Christmas plans plunged into chaos after a huge government U-turn will ban households from mixing. Boris Johnson said last week it...