News

Scottish fishing businesses descended on London to protest the severe disruption to their trade caused by Brexit bureaucracy. “Brexit carnage” and “incompetent Government: destroying shellfish industry” proclaimed banners on some of the 20 trucks parked around Whitehall. Boris Johnson said he sympathises “very, very much” and understands the “frustrations and concerns” of the industry, while pointing to a £23 million compensation...

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...

1.8m children need devices for remote learning – ‘alternative is unacceptable’ says Children’s Commissioner

Almost two million children in the UK do not have access to a laptop, desktop computer or tablet at home, with warnings that the digital divide will lead to...

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...

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 “our freedom in our hands”...

‘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 meeting with ministers tonight (Tuesday)...

Gove warns of ‘bumpy’ moments to come as businesses and individuals get ready for...

Michael Gove has warned UK businesses of “bumpy” moments ahead as the new arrangement with the EU comes into effect while individuals have been told to check their phone contracts, health insurance and passports...

Reaction to ‘unprecedented’ £660bn post Brexit trade deal

The prime minister has hailed the “unprecedented” post-Brexit trade deal finally reached with the EU after an acrimonious four and half year long divorce. Full details of the £660 billion EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement...

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 would be “inhumane” to scrap...