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Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron are locked in a post-Brexit duel

Michael Bociurkiw writes, "Once again, vulnerable people yearning for a better life find themselves caught in a distasteful game of political ping pong between wealthy western nations."
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SNP to table motion to 'censure' Boris Johnson

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford says he will table a motion rebuking the prime minister next week.
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SNP to table Boris Johnson 'no confidence' motion

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford says he will table a censure motion in the prime minister next week.
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International travelers to England must self-isolate until they test negative for COVID-19 after 2 cases of Omicron variant identified

Prime Minister Boris Johnson.Andrew Parsons / No 10 Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced tighter travel restrictions in response to the new COVID-19 variant. Two cases of the Omicron variant have been detected in the United Kingdom.  The Omicron variant carries a concerning number of mutations that could make it more transmissible. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Saturday new restrictions for international travelers coming to England. They come after the United Kingdom identi...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, News, Trends, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Delta, Zimbabwe, Who, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Abc News, Scotland Wales, International Travel, Africa UK


UK tightens travel and mask rules over new variant

Boris Johnson introduces a raft of measures to slow the spread of Omicron ahead of Christmas.
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Mandatory face masks return to tackle Omicron

Boris Johnson introduces a raft of measures to slow the spread of Omicron ahead of Christmas.
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Covid: Face masks re-introduced as UK Omicron cases found

Boris Johnson introduces a raft measures to slow the spread of Omicron ahead of Christmas.
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PM Boris Johnson says it appears the new Covid variant can spread among those who are fully vaccinated

Tracking Covid-19 | What you need to know about travel this week
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U.K. Reintroduces Mask Requirement, Mandatory PCR Tests for Inbound International Travellers

As two cases of the new Omricon variant of the COVID-19 virus have been detected in the U.K., the country has mandated a return to mask wearing and PCR tests. Addressing a nationally televised press conference on Saturday afternoon, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that face coverings will become mandatory again in shops and on […]
Tags: Health, News, Global, Boris Johnson, COVID-19, Inbound International Travellers


Boris Johnson tightens rules on travel and mask-wearing over Omicron concerns

Travellers to UK must take PCR tests and masks to be made mandatory in shops and on public transportCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has announced fresh measures to curb the spread of coronavirus including mandatory masks in shops and PCR tests for travellers entering the UK after two cases of the Omicron variant were detected in the country.Amid mounting global concern over Omicron, named a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organization on Friday,...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Africa, Society, UK News, World news, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Coronavirus, COVID


New Covid variant: PCR testing to be introduced for arrivals in UK

Watch Boris Johnson set out new measures after two cases of the Omicron variant were found in the UK.
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UK minister downplays tensions with France over Channel crossings crisis

Damian Hinds says PM’s published letter to Emmanuel Macron was ‘exceptionally supportive’ and insists ‘partnership is strong’A Home Office minister has downplayed the diplomatic row between France and the UK over the migration crisis in the Channel, insisting that it was time to “draw up new creative solutions”.The British prime minister, Boris Johnson, and the French president, Emmanuel Macron, clashed earlier this week over how to deal with people attempting to cross the Channel in small boats...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Damian Hinds


Gove-led cabinet committee makes fresh bid for progress on levelling up

Weekly meetings of ministers chaired by Michael Gove expected to lead to new policies on reducing inequality Michael Gove is chairing a new weekly cabinet committee on levelling up, to bang heads together across Whitehall, as the government battles to repair the political damage of the past three weeks and show it is serious about tackling economic inequalities.After a tumultuous period that culminated in the prime minister’s fumbled speech to the CBI on Monday, the forthcoming levelling-up whit...
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Omicron variant spreads to Europe as UK announces countermeasures

Experts stress importance of delaying import of new Covid variant to UK to avoid Christmas mixingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs an alarming new Covid variant spread to Europe on Friday, scientists warned that it would inevitably reach Britain, while ministers faced calls to urgently speed up the vaccination programme.Thousands of travellers were left stranded or with their plans in disarray after flight bans were introduced targeting countries across southern Afri...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Africa, US, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, Canada, Britain, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid, Iag


‘We are sick of double speak’: French government intensifies attack on Johnson over Channel tragedy – live

Latest updates: Macron slams Boris Johnson for trying to negotiate with him via Twitter as it cancels talks with UK officials over Channel crossingsChannel deaths: Priti Patel disinvited to meeting with FranceAnalysis: France senses policing alone won’t stop risky crossingsChannel drownings unlikely to slow exodus from Iraqi KurdistanCoronavirus global updates – liveThe French government has accused Boris Johnson of “double speak”. In a briefing, the French government spokesperson, Gabriel Attal...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Wales, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Plaid Cymru, Northern Ireland, Social Care, Boris Johnson, Transport policy, Down's Syndrome, Johnson, Liam Fox, Keir Starmer


Macron tells Johnson to ‘get serious’ on Channel crisis after tweeted letter

French president says: ‘We do not communicate on these issues by tweets’ after PM issues five-point plan via TwitterPresident Emmanuel Macron has told Boris Johnson to “get serious” or remain locked out of discussions over how to curb the flow of people escaping war and poverty across the Channel.In a further sign of an escalating diplomatic crisis since the deaths of 27 people on Wednesday, the French leader criticised the UK’s decision to issue a five-point plan via Twitter instead of conducti...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Macron


Channel migrants: Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson clash over crisis

The French president accuses the UK prime minister of not being serious as diplomatic row escalates.
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On Channel crossings, France is sick of UK ‘outsourcing’ problems

Analysis: there’s fury at Johnson tweeting out a letter to Macron – and some of the PM’s suggested five steps are inflammatoryFrance has reacted furiously to what officials variously called a “mediocre, unacceptable and wholly inappropriate” letter from Boris Johnson to Emmanuel Macron about the migrant Channel crossings.The French interior minister cancelled a planned top-level meeting with the home secretary, Priti Patel,, while government spokesperson Gabriel Attal said France was “sick and t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Priti Patel, Gabriel Attal


Boris Johnson’s plan for Irish Sea bridge rejected over £335bn cost

Project or alternative of a £209bn tunnel would be vastly expensive and fraught with complexities, study saysBoris Johnson’s proposal for a bridge or tunnel linking Scotland to Northern Ireland has been rejected by a feasibility study as vastly expensive – £335bn for the bridge or £209bn for the tunnel – and fraught with potential difficulties.Released alongside a wider so-called , which called for investment in road, rail and domestic aviation to better connect the four UK nations, the found...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Scotland, UK News, Infrastructure, Northern Ireland, Transport, Boris Johnson, Transport policy, Johnson, Irish Sea


Johnson’s plan for Irish Sea bridge or tunnel rejected by official study

Review finds both would be vastly expensive, fraught with complexities and take at least 30 years to openBoris Johnson’s proposal for a bridge or tunnel linking Scotland to Northern Ireland has been rejected by a feasibility study as vastly expensive and fraught with potential difficulties.Released alongside a wider so-called , which called for investment in road, rail and domestic aviation to better connect the four UK nations, the found either a bridge or tunnel would be at the very edge of...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Scotland, UK News, Infrastructure, Northern Ireland, Transport, Boris Johnson, Transport policy, Johnson, Irish Sea


Channel deaths: Priti Patel disinvited to meeting with France

Boris Johnson’s public letter to Emmanuel Macron on Channel drownings deemed ‘unacceptable’Talks with the home secretary, Priti Patel, about the Channel boats crisis have been cancelled by France’s interior minister after Boris Johnson called on France to take back people who crossed the Channel to the UK in small boats.In an escalation of the political crisis after the deaths of 27 people in the Channel, Patel’s counterpart, Gérald Darmanin, said France was disappointed by the demand. Continue ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Priti Patel, Gérald Darmanin, Channel Patel


France scraps UK talks over Johnson migrants letter

France cancels high-level talks with UK in protest at letter published by PM Boris Johnson on the migrant crisis.
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Channel migrants: PM calls on France to take back people who make crossing

A returns agreement would have an "immediate" impact on the number of crossings, Boris Johnson says.
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Not doing enough? France senses policing alone won’t stop risky crossings

Analysis: UK suggestions that the French are not exerting themselves enough belies a more complex situationBehind Boris Johnson’s suggestions, in the wake of the Channel drownings, that France was not doing enough to stop small boat crossings, lies a more complex picture. There is a growing sense among charities and the French political class that policing, security and repression alone cannot solve the issue of refugees risking their life to reach the UK to claim asylum.In the past year, with r...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Boris Johnson


Action over variant shows government keen to avoid Christmas calamity of 2020

Analysis: variant provides test of whether relaxation of rules and booster push is effective policySouth Africa to be put on England’s travel red list Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLast Christmas, as ministers rashly promised five days of festive family gatherings while a new variant gathered pace, Boris Johnson held out until the final hours until he bowed to the inevitable and cancelled Christmas.Despite rising cases in Europe and new restrictions on the continent...
Tags: Europe, Politics, England, Science, Africa, UK News, World news, South Africa, Boris Johnson, Cabinet, Coronavirus


UK PM calls on France to 'take back' migrants

A returns agreement would have an "immediate" impact on the number of crossings, Boris Johnson says.
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UK ministers urged to ‘stop playing politics’ over Channel crossings

Aid groups say more deaths are likely and Britain must allow safe routes for asylum seekers More lives will be lost in the Channel unless urgent action is taken to stop “playing politics with people’s lives”, ministers have been warned as desperate refugees vowed to keep attempting the perilous journey.The grim prediction came as investigators tried to identify the bodies of at least 27 people, including a pregnant woman and three children and thought to be predominantly Kurds from Iraq, who dro...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Iraq, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Home Office, Refugees, Boris Johnson, Priti Patel


Giles McNeill: Ex-West Lindsey Council leader stole £30k to fund gambling habit

Giles McNeill's theft from the Conservative Party included payments to attend a Boris Johnson event.
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Quiz of the week: Why did Boris Johnson like Peppa Pig World so much?

How closely have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?
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