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Prime minister reacts to train derailment

Boris Johnson said it's important everyone works to ensure "nothing like this happens again".
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Boris Johnson poised to stop UK funding overseas fossil fuel projects

New policy will rule out future loans and guarantees made through UK Export FinanceBoris Johnson is poised to sign off new rules barring the UK government’s chief foreign lender from offering financial support to foreign fossil fuel projects.The new policy, which could come as soon as this week, will rule out future loans and financial guarantees for polluting projects overseas through the UK’s export credit agency, UK Export Finance, just weeks after it agreed to a £1bn financial package to sup...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Environment, UK News, World news, Energy industry, Aid, Global development, Boris Johnson, Mozambique, Fossil fuel divestment, UK Export Finance, FinanceBoris Johnson


England's contact-tracing saga is at the heart of the government's failures

Move to include local authorities in test and trace could allow politicians to pass blame in a Covid second waveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe saga of the attempts to set up an English test-and-trace system is perhaps the central story of the government’s Covid-19 failure.At the heart of the tale is a prime minister who promised NHS test and trace would be a “world beating” operation. Next to him sits Matt Hancock, the health secretary whose record is now indelib...
Tags: England, Serco, UK News, NHS, Boris Johnson, Matthew Hancock, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Boris Johnson warns 'long, long way to go' for UK economy

The number of people employed between April and June fell by the most since the financial crisis.
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Boris Johnson considers law change amid rising migrant crossings

Immigration minister will hold talks in Paris with French authorities to make Channel route "unviable".
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U.K.’s Push to Open Schools May Force a Choice

Prime Minister Boris Johnson calls it a “moral duty” to open Britain’s schools, but with cases already rising slightly, that might mean closing pubs and restaurants.
Tags: News, Britain, Boris Johnson, Johnson, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, Boris, London (England, Education (K-12, Manchester (England, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus Reopenings


Pints or Primers? U.K.’s Push to Open Schools May Force a Choice

Prime Minister Boris Johnson calls it a “moral duty” to open Britain’s schools, but with cases already rising slightly, that might mean closing pubs and restaurants.
Tags: News, Britain, Boris Johnson, Johnson, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, Boris, London (England, Education (K-12, Manchester (England, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus Reopenings


England’s Flawed Virus Contact Tracing Will Be Revamped

After months of complaints about its centralized, privatized system, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government says resources will be diverted to local public health authorities.
Tags: England, News, National Health Service, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Great Britain, Boris, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Serco Group PLC, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Contact Tracing (Public Health


The Guardian view on Channel migrants: shame on the scaremongers | Editorial

Ministers should respond with compassion and pragmatism to an upsurge in arrivals of small boats. Instead, we get histrionicsWhat do the images of cramped dinghies in the Channel make you feel when you see them? Or pictures of their passengers on the decks of grey Border Force vessels, or disembarking on beaches? More than 4,100 migrants and refugees have reached the UK this year so far in small boats, most of them arriving in Kent. Almost 600 arrived in a surge of crossings between Thursday and...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson, Kent, Border Force, Priti Patel


Gay conversion therapy: ‘It made me feel broken’

Organisations promoting the idea that sexuality can be changed argue their practices are ethical but Boris Johnson wants to ban the practice.
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Boris Johnson accused of scapegoating migrants over Channel comments

PM accused of using ‘inaccurate’ language after describing crossings as ‘dangerous and criminal’Boris Johnson has been accused of scapegoating people who are risking their lives by crossing the Channel to seek asylum in the UK and using “inaccurate and inflammatory” language to describe their plight. Humanitarian groups and charities criticised the prime minister for describing the migrant crossings as “very bad and stupid and dangerous and criminal” on Monday. They urged the government to offer...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Migration, Home Office, Refugees, Royal Navy, Boris Johnson, Ben Wallace, Priti Patel


Boris Johnson considers law change amid rising migrant crossings

Boris Johnson says it is "very difficult" to legally return people arriving in the UK from France.
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UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson says he 'will not hesitate' to impose new quarantines if needed

PM says government will keep looking at data in all countries Britons are travelling to Coronavirus UK map: the latest deaths and confirmed Covid casesLockdown reduces cases of flu, colds and bronchitis in EnglandGlobal coronavirus live: latest updates 3.28pm BST A newly described disease that occurs in children and is linked to Covid-19 has caused significant changes in white blood cells, experts say.The discovery may allow doctors to better assess their young patients’ condition and predic...
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Boris Johnson says crossing Channel in small boats 'dangerous and criminal'

PM hints at law change to make it easier to deport people who make dangerous voyageBoris Johnson has branded attempts by people to cross the Channel in small boats as a “very bad and stupid and dangerous and criminal thing to do” and hinted at changing the law to make it easier to deport such arrivals.Meanwhile a French politician has warned that the UK’s decision to send in the Royal Navy “won’t change anything”, and a former Home Office official has said he was sceptical of the plans. Continue...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Home Office, Refugees, Royal Navy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Ben Wallace, Priti Patel


Boris Johnson hints at law change to help deport migrants who cross Channel

Prime minister said crossing in small boats was a ‘dangerous and criminal thing to do’The prime minister, Boris Johnson, has branded attempts by people to cross the Channel in small boats a “very bad and stupid and dangerous and criminal thing to do” and hinted at changing the law to make deporting arrivals easier.Johnson’s comments came as a French politician warned the UK’s decision to send in the Royal Navy “won’t change anything” and a former Home Office official said he was sceptical of the...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Home Office, Refugees, Royal Navy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Ben Wallace, Priti Patel


Coronavirus: PM understands 'anxiety' over exam grading

Boris Johnson says he is "very keen" that exams should go ahead as normal in the coming year.
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Newspaper headlines: 'Testing time for schools' and uni places in peril

Reaction to Boris Johnson's pledge to reopen schools in England fully next month features on many of Monday's front pages.
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Britain says arrest of media tycoon in Hong Kong shows China using new law 'to silence opposition'

Britain has accused China of using the new Hong Kong national security law as a "pretext to silence opposition" after the arrest of leading media tycoon and protester, Jimmy Lai. Mr Lai's detention for suspected collusion with foreign forces is the highest profile arrest yet under the new law in Hong Kong, widely seen as a crackdown on the semi-autonomous city's freedoms by China. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said Britain was "deeply concerned" by the arrest, which also s...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, Britain, Boris Johnson, Simon, Lai, Apple Daily, Mark Simon, Jimmy Lai, Ryan Law, Apple Daily Another company


The Papers: 'Testing time for schools' and uni places in peril

Reaction to Boris Johnson's pledge to reopen schools in England fully next month features on many of Monday's front pages.
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Newspaper headlines: 'Testing time for schools' and uni places in peril

Reaction to Boris Johnson's pledge to reopen schools in England fully next month features on many of Monday's front pages.
Tags: UK, England, News, Boris Johnson


Coronavirus: Moral duty to get all children back in school - Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson wants schools in England to be the last sector to close in any future local lockdowns.
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Coronavirus: Moral duty to get all children back in school - PM

Boris Johnson wants schools in England to be the last sector to close in any future local lockdowns.
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Coronavirus live news: US nears 5m cases as Australia records deadliest day

US approaches horrific milestone; Australian border restrictions tighten as state of Victoria reports 17 dead; Brazil passes 100,000 deathsEx-health minister attacks Bolsonaro as Brazil Covid-19 deaths tops 100,000Trump signs order for relief, with less help for jobless ‘Queensland first’: Palaszczuk closes the borders and amps up election rhetoric Boris Johnson ‘would close pubs before schools’ in local Covid-19 lockdown 7.25am BST AAP: A new Alcohol and Drug Foundation survey has found o...
Tags: Australia, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Brazil, Boris Johnson, Victoria, King 's College London, Bolsonaro, Alcohol and Drug Foundation, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Newspaper headlines: School reopening a 'national priority'

Boris Johnson's plan to ensure schools reopen in England fully in September is among Sunday's front page stories.
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Coronavirus: Moral duty to get all children back in school - PM

Boris Johnson wants schools in England to be the last sector to close in any future local lockdowns.
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Coronavirus: Moral duty to get all children back into school - PM

Boris Johnson wants schools in England to be the last sector to close in any future local lockdowns.
Tags: UK, England, News, Boris Johnson


Coronavirus live news: US nears 5m cases as Australian border closures ramp up

US approaches horrific milestone; border restrictions tightened in Australian state of New South Wales; Brazil passes 100,000 deathsEx-health minister attacks Bolsonaro as Brazil Covid-19 deaths tops 100,000Trump signs order for relief, with less help for jobless ‘Queensland first’: Palaszczuk closes the borders and amps up election rhetoric Boris Johnson ‘would close pubs before schools’ in local Covid-19 lockdown 1.28am BST Australia: The current lockdown conditions in Melbourne, Victori...
Tags: Australia, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Brazil, Boris Johnson, Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus outbreak, Mitchell Shire, Het Laatste Niewus


The Papers: Reopening of schools a 'national priority'

Boris Johnson's plan to ensure schools reopen in England fully in September is among Sunday's front page stories.
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Newspaper headlines: Reopening of schools a 'national priority'

Boris Johnson's plan to ensure schools reopen in England fully in September is among Sunday's front page stories.
Tags: UK, England, News, Boris Johnson


Schools will be last to close if second wave strikes, Johnson vows

Schools will be the last to shut in the event of a second wave of Covid-19, Boris Johnson has told officials as it emerged there is “little evidence” of virus transmission in them. Ensuring that all children return to school next month is now the "country's top priority", the prime minister said, because of the greater risk to them from the shutdown than coronavirus. He stressed the urgency of getting all children in England back into class next month and after telling officials that schools...
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