‘Because of Brexit’ UK is world’s first to certify Covid vaccine,...

Matt Hancock has hailed the approval of the Pfizer/BioNtech coronavirus vaccine as “a day to remember in a year to forget”, describing the jab as a “victory for science”. The health secretary earlier claimed the fast approval of the vaccine – which makes the UK...

Wales to ban booze as English get to shop around the...

Wales has announced a ban on alcohol sales in bars, restaurants and cafes starting on Friday (December 4), while shops in England will get the go ahead to trade 24-hours-a-day in the run up to Christmas and beyond. Wales’ first minister Mark Drakeford said the...

Arrests in London at anti-lockdown protest as Cardiff cops launch Covid...

Police have arrested more than 150 anti-lockdown protestors in central London during demonstrations today (Saturday) against Covid restrictions. Hundreds of people marched through Westminster chanting “shame on you” and carrying signs proclaiming “defend freedom, defend humanity”. Police had lined up in a number of streets in...

British exceptionalism and English jingoism – all wrapped up in an education secretary

Gavin Williamson, the current education secretary and former chief whip has long been labelled ‘Stupid Boy’. He looked set to be banished from the cabinet to the backbenches after a disastrous summer following the exams and results fiasco that caused misery and chaos for students and pupils. He has managed...

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Wales to ban booze as English get to shop around the...

Wales has announced a ban on alcohol sales in bars, restaurants and cafes starting on Friday (December 4), while shops in England will get the go ahead to trade 24-hours-a-day in the run up to Christmas and beyond. Wales’ first...

UK’s R-rate is below 1 for first time since August while Johnson defends ‘tough...

The UK’s R-rate for coronavirus infection has fallen to below 1 for the first time since August - three weeks into England’s second national lockdown. Government scientists have announced the...

Tory MPs condemn England’s new tiers as ‘authoritarianism at work’

A cabal of Conservative MPs have condemned their government’s new tier-system for post-lockdown England as “authoritarianism at work”. Unveiling the tiers that come into force when lockdown ends on December...

Sunak’s historic spending review will cause ‘100,000 preventable deaths’, claims former minister

The chancellor’s plan to combat the UK’s worst recession for 300 years has been attacked for its cuts to international aid spending that one former Tory minister claims will...

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Arrests in London at anti-lockdown protest as Cardiff cops launch Covid...

Police have arrested more than 150 anti-lockdown protestors in central London during demonstrations today (Saturday) against Covid restrictions. Hundreds of people marched through Westminster chanting “shame on you” and carrying signs proclaiming “defend freedom, defend humanity”. Police had lined up in...

Tory MPs condemn England’s new tiers as ‘authoritarianism at work’

A cabal of Conservative MPs have condemned their government’s new tier-system for post-lockdown England as “authoritarianism at work”. Unveiling the tiers that come into force when lockdown ends on December...

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...

Wales to ban booze as English get to shop around the...

Wales has announced a ban on alcohol sales in bars, restaurants and cafes starting on Friday (December 4), while shops in England will get the go ahead to trade 24-hours-a-day in the run up to Christmas and beyond. Wales’ first...

UK’s Covid Christmas rules announced while reality of Brexit becomes clearer – 5 mile...

Families will be able to reunite at Christmas across the UK after the leaders of the four nations reach agreement about “bubbling” over the festivities. The rules will allow up...

UK’s four nations back a ‘four-families-bubbling’ Christmas plan

The four nations of the UK have agreed a unified plan to allow families to “bubble” together at Christmas with Covid restrictions to be suspended for a short period...

Scottish Tories fume about PM’s ‘disastrous’ devolution comments as Scotland levels-up restrictions

Scottish Conservatives are furious about Boris Johnson’s latest gaffe saw him call devolution “a disaster” just months before the Holyrood election. From his self-isolation in Downing Street the prime minister...