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Boris Johnson dismisses rape concerns as jabber, says Labour

No 10 insists Boris Johnson was accusing Labour of talking rather than taking action, at PMQs.
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Idris Elba, Mumford & Sons Among 50 Musical Artists Urging U.K. Prime Minister to Tackle Post-Brexit Touring Crisis

More than 50 of the U.K.’s top musical artists have signed a letter urging British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to urgently tackle a post-Brexit touring crisis looming on the horizon. Following the U.K.’s exit from the European Union, British artists will now need extra permissions — such as work visas and permits — to move […]
Tags: News, Global, European Union, WME, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Idris Elba Mumford


Cuts not to blame for failures in rape prosecutions - Boris Johnson

The PM appears to contradict his justice secretary, as he vows to improve prosecution rates.
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The UK government asks schoolchildren to sing 'One Nation, One Britain' song as it marks Brexit anniversary

Boris Johnson Getty UK asks schoolchildren to sing "One Nation, One Britain" song as the country marks 5 years since Brexit. The call by the Education department was met with thousands of mostly derisive responses. The UK on Wednesday marked the anniversary of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK government has backed a campaign for schoolchildren to come together and sing a song for "One Nation, One Britain day", as the co...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Education, Trends, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Britain, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Adam Bienkov, Gavin Williamson, Savanta ComRes, Brexit Insider, Boris Johnson Getty


Five years on from the Brexit referendum, the result is clear: both unions are losing

The UK has been weakened, but so too has the EU. Relations between them need not be this badFive years after the fateful referendum on 23 June 2016, what is the current balance sheet of Brexit? Answer: two weakened unions, the British and the European, and bad-tempered relations between them. Lose. Lose. Lose.The weakening of the British union is obvious. There will be another referendum on Scottish independence within the next few years. Scottish nationalists may win it with the argument that S...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Scotland, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Belfast, Brexit


Britain has a big education problem. Lawmakers from Boris Johnson's party are trying to make it about 'White privilege'

Lawmakers from the UK's governing Conservative party are being accused of weaponizing inequalities in the country's education system to stoke a culture war.
Tags: UK, Cnn, Britain, Boris Johnson


Lord Frost says Brexiters did not expect UK’s relationship with EU to be as difficult now as it is – politics live

Latest updates: Frost says the post-Brexit relationship with the UK is ‘settling down’ but it will be bumpy for some timeLabour leader Keir Starmer axes chief aide Jenny ChapmanNo 10 says G7 summit not to blame for rise in Cornwall’s Covid casesUK government borrowing eases as recovery helps tax takeCoronavirus global updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.13pm BST Tugendhat ends by thanking Frost for his time.But he repeats his earlier point about Frost effectively being Europe m...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Scotland, Eu, UK News, NHS, House Of Commons, Nicola Sturgeon, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Frost, Brexit, Jenny


Covid: 19 July 'looking good' for end of lockdown, says PM

But Boris Johnson warns there could be a "rough winter for all sorts of reasons", including flu.
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Boris Johnson a pundit who stumbled into politics, says Cummings

Former aide says in Substack Q&A that No 10 is now ‘just a branch of the entertainment industry’Downing Street under Boris Johnson is “a branch of the entertainment industry” and nothing will get done in terms of serious policy focus until he leaves, Dominic Cummings has said in his latest blast at his former boss.In a question and answer session with paid subscribers to his Substack newsletter, Johnson’s former chief adviser described the prime minister as “a pundit who stumbled into politics a...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Matt Hancock


Boris Johnson: travel abroad will remain difficult in 2021 – video

Boris Johnson has said he believes 19 July will be the 'terminus point' from which coronavirus restrictions in England will be lifted. The prime minister also played down the prospects of any significant easing of travel restrictions for people wanting a foreign holiday any time soon. 'I want to stress that this is going to be, whatever happens, a difficult year for travel. There will be hassle, there will be delays, I'm afraid. Because the priority has got to be to keep the country safe and sto...
Tags: UK, England, UK News, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: record daily toll takes Indonesia past 2m cases; France to open nightclubs from 9 July

Indonesia reports 14,536 new cases, its highest daily toll ; nightclub industry to open in France for first time since March 2020Tokyo 2020 will allow up to 10,000 domestic fans into Olympic venues‘Mistakes need to be dealt with’: anger in South Africa as third wave hitsAustralia’s vaccine rollout ‘constrained’ by Pfizer supply shortagesMyanmar reports highest Covid numbers since coupUK coronavirus updates – live 11.09am BST That’s it from me, Martin Belam, today. Mattha Busby will be here s...
Tags: UK, Indonesia, France, World news, South Africa, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Olympic Games, Reuters, Hancock, Andrew Sparrow, Martin Belam, Mattha Busby, Coronavirus, COVID


PM's research plan to make UK 'science superpower'

Boris Johnson says the country will be able to "breathe life into more breakthroughs that transform lives".
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Medical leaders urge Boris Johnson to bring air pollution below WHO limit

Alliance of doctors and nurses calls for environment bill to include reduction in small particle pollution limitsMedical leaders are urging Boris Johnson to cut legal levels of air pollution in the UK to below World Health Organization limits in response to the death of the schoolgirl Ella Kissi-Debrah from toxic air.Members of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change are calling for the reduction in limits of PM2.5 to be included in the environment bill, which returns to parliament this week. C...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Environment, Society, UK News, Air Pollution, Pollution, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Green politics, Ella Kissi Debrah, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change


PM's research plan to make UK 'science superpower'

Boris Johnson says the country will be able to "breathe life into more breakthroughs that transform lives".
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PM's research budget to make UK 'science superpower'

Boris Johnson says the country will be able to "breathe life into more breakthroughs that transform lives".
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Johnson sets out to make UK 'science superpower'

Boris Johnson says the country will be able to "breathe life into more breakthroughs that transform lives".
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Sir Patrick Vallance handed tech role to build on vaccine success

Chief scientific adviser will head new government body looking at big bets in science and technologyThe government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, has been asked by Boris Johnson to investigate whether the UK’s successful vaccine procurement programme can be replicated in other areas of technology.Vallance, who has become a household name following his appearances at coronavirus press conferences, will take on the new title of national technology adviser, serving alongside his ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Technology, UK News, Science policy, Boris Johnson, Patrick Vallance, Vallance


Marise Payne says net zero is government’s ‘broad position’ as she plays down Nationals’ climate revolt

Foreign affairs minister says net zero emissions target preferable by 2050 even as Liberals’ coalition partner shoots down ideaMarise Payne has said that net zero emissions as soon possible and preferably by 2050 is “the broad position of the Australian government”, playing down claims by the Nationals their agreement wasn’t sought or given for a net zero target.In an interview on ABC’s Insiders, the foreign affairs minister also said Australia’s position matters because climate change is a “key...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Abc, Australia, China, Environment, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coalition, Australian politics, Boris Johnson, South Pacific, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party


A blow-by-blow explainer on how Boris Johnson set the UK up for a third wave

The cavalcade of bad decisions made by leaders like Johnson and Trump made the pandemic far, far worse than it had to be. India Times: The UK is undergoing a third wave of coronavirus infections as a result of the highly transmissible Delta variant, an expert who advises the government on its vaccination programme said on Saturday. — Read the rest
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John Bercow defects to Labour with withering attack on Johnson

Former Speaker says party has become reactionary and xenophobic under its current leadership• The blue wall: what next for the Tories after shock defeat?John Bercow, the former Tory MP and Speaker of the House of Commons, today delivers an extraordinary broadside against Boris Johnson and the Conservative party as he announces he has switched his political allegiance to Labour.In an explosive interview with the Observer, Bercow says he regards today’s Conservative party as “reactionary, populist...
Tags: Politics, Conservative, Conservatives, UK News, Labour, Liberal Democrats, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Bercow, Ed Davey, Boris Johnson, Tory, Johnson, Keir Starmer


Euro 2020 semifinals and final present Boris Johnson with new 'public health' issue

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the UK government is talking with European football governing body UEFA about "sensible accommodations" over the staging of the Euro 2020 semifinals and final at London's Wembley Stadium.
Tags: UK, London, Cnn, Boris Johnson, Uefa


The Guardian view on the Liberal Democrats: seeing and shaping politics | Editorial

Clearly the death of Liberal England has been prematurely foretold, but more will be needed to turn a stunning byelection win into a successful revivalIt is often hard to try to derive a national message from a single byelection. The effect on party morale usually dwarfs that felt on government policy. The election of Liberal Democrat Sarah Green as the MP for Chesham and Amersham, a commuter-belt seat north-west of London, stuns on both counts. The result will make Conservative MPs in relativel...
Tags: Europe, Politics, England, London, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Green, Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, Local Politics, Byelections, Boris Johnson, Hs2, Buckinghamshire, Chesham


NI Protocol: Boris Johnson 'contradicted government's case'

A group of unionist politicians are legally challenging Brexit's NI Protocol.
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Joe Biden’s foreign foray is all about shoring up democracy – in the US | Henry Farrell

The president’s visit to Europe isn’t about trade deals but repairing US domestic politicsDuring his first trip abroad as US president last week, Joe Biden kept telling Europe that “the US is back”. Before the G7 meeting, Biden signed a new Atlantic charter with Boris Johnson that agreed to protect democracy and open societies. After Cornwall, he went on to more meetings in Brussels with the European Union, as well as a Nato summit and a head to head with Vladimir Putin in Geneva. Past president...
Tags: Europe, Vladimir Putin, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, Joe Biden, US news, Atlantic, US politics, Nato, Cornwall, Geneva, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Biden


Boris Johnson says Tory loss in Chesham and Amersham byelection ‘disappointing’ – UK politics live

PM claims ‘particular circumstances’ behind Lib Dem victory as Lib Dem leader Ed Davey says party is threat to Conservatives now Lib Dems can topple Tory ‘blue wall’ in south of England, says DaveyByelection win suggests trouble for Tories in ‘blue wall’Lib Dems win Chesham and Amersham byelection in stunning upsetGlobal coronavirus updates – live 1.21pm BST Boris Johnson has declined to confirm whether thousands of football fans would be allowed into the country for the semi-finals and fina...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Conservatives, UK News, Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Lib Dem, Chesham, Amersham, Dewsbury West Yorkshire, Coronavirus, DaveyByelection, Kirklees College


Cases of Covid Delta variant in UK rise over 75,000 – PHE data

Figures show Delta is more transmissible and more resistant to vaccine than AlphaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe total number of cases of the Covid Delta variant in the UK has risen to 75,953 to date, data has revealed, with the variant now accounting for 99% of Covid cases.Also known as B.1.617.2, the Delta variant, combined with relaxations in coronavirus restrictions, is believed to be behind a sharp rise in Covid cases in the UK in the past weeks – a developme...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus, Covid Delta


Coronavirus live news: US launches $3.2bn virus treatment program; England opens vaccines to all adults

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern gets Pfizer vaccine; England opens vaccines to all over 18s from Friday; new US program will focus on development of antiviral pillsUK’s green list update will be ‘cautious’, insiders warnPrevious Covid infection may not offer long-term protectionNetherlands offers free pickled herring as Covid jab incentiveMinisters will not tell workers to return to office when lockdown endsSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.56am BST The health service in England w...
Tags: England, Wales, Scotland, White House, US, World news, Britain, United States, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Public Health England, Anthony Fauci


Boris Johnson criticised for meeting Bahrain’s crown prince

Human rights groups accuse PM of ‘putting trade over torture’ in seeking deal with Gulf stateBoris Johnson has been accused of putting trade before torture after he met senior Bahraini officials in Downing Street to discuss a free trade deal with the Gulf states.Neither the Foreign Office nor Downing Street advertised the meeting with the country’s prime minister, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, in advance, with one official citing security concerns. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Human Rights, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Bahrain, Foreign Office, Gulf, Liz Truss, Trade Policy, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa


The Daniel Morgan inquiry: corruption and obstruction at the Met | Letters

Readers J Gwynfryn Jones, Bill Bradbury and Tom Challenor are not surprised by the finding of institutional corruption against the Met. Mary Pimm and Nik Wood think it’s time for a duty of candour on public bodiesSo, an independent inquiry set up to review the murder of the private detective Daniel Morgan has found that the Metropolitan police were “institutionally corrupt” and that the Met commissioner held up the inquiry’s work (Daniel Morgan murder report: six critical findings in focus, 15 J...
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Boris Johnson under fire over meeting with Bahrain’s crown prince

Human rights groups accuse UK prime minister of ‘putting trade over torture’ in seeking deal with Gulf stateBoris Johnson has been accused of putting trade before torture after he met senior Bahraini officials in Downing Street to discuss a free trade deal with the Gulf states.Neither the Foreign Office nor Downing Street advertised the meeting with the country’s prime minister, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, in advance, with one official citing security concerns. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Bahrain, Foreign Office, Gulf, Liz Truss, Trade Policy, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa



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