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A coalition of 55 Conservative MPs representing northern constituencies have written to the prime minister demanding a “road map out of lockdown” and a post-Covid economic plan for the north of England. The Northern Research Group (NRG) of Tory MPs delivered their letter to Boris Johnson, expressing fears the coronavirus could send their region “into reverse” and widen the North-South...

Barnier mocks PM on deadlines, Starmer attacks govt on Covid, Tory...

Boris Johnson is under increasing fire from all angles with the issues of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic combining with yet more rebels on his backbenches. Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator in Brexit talks with the UK, mocked Johnson...

PM ditches deadline to agree Brexit talks extension

The prime minister has ditched his mid-October deadline for a Brexit deal and agreed with the president of the European Commission to extend the talks. Boris Johnson had previously said...

‘Grossly incompetent’ PM apologizes for not understanding his own lockdown laws

Labour has slammed Boris Johnson for being “grossly incompetent” for not understanding his own lockdown laws. The prime minister has apologized in a tweet for having “misspoke” when was asked...

Pressure mounts on Johnson – Tory MPs rebel on Covid laws, Labour leads in...

Tory MPs have warned Boris Johnson to expect “certain” defeat in the Commons this week if he defies their demands to have a say on lockdown laws. More than 50...

PM puts army on notice and says Covid restrictions could last until March

The British army has been put on notice to deploy on British streets by the prime minister who today announced a tightening of restrictions to try and curb the spread of Covid-19. Boris Johnson said...

Last orders for pubs? Experts warn UK faces 50,000 daily Covid cases

Matt Hancock has confirmed the government is considering closing England’s pubs by the weekend as its chief medical officer and top scientist issued a grim warning for the UK. Chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Valance...

Protestors and police clash as PM ponders second lockdown for UK’s second Covid wave

Anti-lockdown protestors have gathered at Trafalgar Square as the prime minister toils in Downing Street to devise a response to alarming rises in Covid-19. Police have clashed with anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers, 5G conspiracists, pro-cannabis activists and...

PM’s Brexit ‘climbdown’ is not enough says EU, as Biden warns UK on Good...

Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill “climbdown” with MPs over his contentious internal markets bill is not enough for Europe or senior members of his party. EU trade commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis said the UK government must “correct”...

Government is ‘all mouth and no action’ on environment and bio-diversity

The UK government has been excoriated for its failure to hit 85% of the environmental and biodiversity targets it pledged to meet a decade ago. The government’s own report submitted to the UN, admits a...