Downing Street

Boris Johnson has announced the government is putting the “brake” on easing lockdown restrictions in England that were due to come into effect tomorrow (August 1). At a surprise press conference today – and following on from last night’s surprise lockdown tightening in northern England -  Johnson said it was time to “squeeze that brake pedal in order to keep...

Parts of England back in lockdown as UK records Europe’s highest...

  Matt Hancock has announced new lockdown restrictions to be imposed in parts of northern England from midnight tonight (Thursday) due to a surge in coronavirus cases in the areas. The health secretary’s surprise statement came only hours after the prime...

PM told to keep his ‘grubby, populist hands’ off the judiciary

Boris Johnson has been told to keep his “grubby, populist hands” off the judiciary following reports he is speeding up plans to curb the power of the courts to...

‘PM’s trip to Scotland highlights reasons for independence,’ says Sturgeon

The prime minister of the United Kingdom has declared the “sheer might” of the union has been underlined by the coronavirus pandemic. Boris Johnson – ahead of his first trip...

‘Hoping for best, planning for the worst,’ the PM’s plan for ‘significant return to...

Boris Johnson has laid out the next phase of lockdown lifting in England and admitted he is “hoping for the best and planning for the worst”. The prime minister’s goal...

A Russian-doll of a day ‘playing ducks and drakes’ at Westminster

Russia “is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma” said Boris Johnson’s hero Winston Churchill in a famous quote that ends: “...but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national...

UK’s top civil servant stands down – a victory for Johnson and Cummings

The UK’s most senior civil servant has announced he will stand down in September following months of tension at the heart of Downing Street. Number 10 has blamed the top mandarin for the government’s coronavirus...

More relaxed rules await Britain next week

The United Kingdom officially announced a more loosened restriction for Britain beginning July 4 as the government prepares to revive the ailing economy. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday that safe distancing measures...

UK to see lockdown measures relaxed by July 4

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce on Tuesday his new plans for the coronavirus lockdown, among which are the reopening of the hospitality sector and the reduction of two-metre social distancing...

Cummings crisis drags Johnson, party trust ratings

The UK’s ruling Conservative Party saw its lead in polls drop by a few points amid a political battle over the prime minister’s siding with his closest aide, David Cummings. A YouGov survey for The...