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Harrabin: Now will the Treasury go green?

As Boris Johnson is driving UK emissions down, is his chancellor preparing to drive them back up?
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The EU thanks Joe Biden for his 'clear support' in Brexit dispute with the UK

Boris Johnson and Joe Biden Getty The EU has thanked President-elect Joe Biden for his support after he warned Boris Johnson not to undermine the Good Friday Agreement in pursuit of a favourable Brexit deal. Charles Michel, the president of the European Council, 'thanked the President-elect for his clear support of the Withdrawal Agreement the EU concluded with the UK last year.' It came after Biden publicly warned Boris Johnson in October that a UK-US trade deal was off the table if Boris...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Biden, Brexit, Great Britain, Trump, State, European Council


A no-deal Brexit will do more damage to the economy than the coronavirus, Bank of England governor warns

Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey. TOLGA AKMEN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The long-term impact of a no-deal Brexit would be worse than the coronavirus, according to Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey. On Monday he told Members of the UK Parliament that it would take the economy longer to adjust to leaving the European Union without a free trade deal at the end of the year compared to the strain of the pandemic. His comments echo recent analysis that said the long-term economic impa...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, News, Trends, Eu, Bank Of England, European Union, Britain, PAC, WTO, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Johnson, Alex Chisholm


Easing Covid controls could lead to Christmas travel chaos, warns Labour

Ministers urged to set out how transport network will cope with potential festive surge Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters have been urged to set out plans to prevent travel chaos over Christmas as families race to see each other when Covid-19 restrictions are temporarily eased.Boris Johnson is expected to detail a UK-wide relaxation of curbs on Tuesday to let a number of households gather for a period of up to five days, potentially starting from Christmas Eve...
Tags: Politics, UK, Wales, Scotland, Christmas, UK News, Labour, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Transport, Rail transport, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Road Safety, Transport policy, Rail industry


Vaccine results bring us a step closer to ending Covid, says Oxford scientist

Latest breakthrough comes as PM says he hopes most at-risk could be immunised by EasterCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is moving a step closer to ending the coronavirus pandemic, the scientist behind Britain’s first vaccine has declared, as Boris Johnson said he hoped the majority of those most at-risk could be immunised by Easter.Successful trial results for the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine, suggesting it could protect up to 90% of people, are the ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Oxford, Health policy, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, Coronavirus, COVID


Covid-19: Boris Johnson warns about Christmas celebrations

Prime Minister Boris Johnson urges people to be "jolly careful" during the festive season and remain "prudent" into the new year.
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Boris Johnson relaxes the national coronavirus lockdown and says families can meet to celebrate Christmas

TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images Boris Johnson announces that the national coronavirus lockdown will end on December 3. He tells the House of Commons that it will be replaced with a new three-tier system across England, which will last until Spring. Non-essential retail will be allowed to re-open while spectator sports and religious services will also be able to resume. However, household mixing indoors will remain banned across most of England. Johnson confirmed that a UK-wide announceme...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, News, Wales, Trends, Liverpool, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Johnson, Robert Peston, LIVERPOOL England, Scotland Northern Ireland, Tolga Akmen, Christopher Furlong Getty


Boris Johnson sets out new three-tier system of Covid restrictions for England

PM gives details of Covid Winter Plan to MPs, setting out post-lockdown rules Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has set out a three-tier system of Covid restrictions for England to run until spring, saying that rules in many areas will be tougher than before the lockdown but imploring the public to make what he called “one final push” before the expected arrival of vaccines and mass testing.Announcing the Covid Winter Plan to parliament, the prime minister...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson says new tiers will be tougher than before as he unveils winter Covid plan

Latest updates: PM unveils post-lockdown plan; Starmer says three-tier system is risky; London and South East England still seeing rising casesOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyHow a handful of scientists developed Oxford vaccine at speedEverything we know so far about Oxford vaccineUS, Germany and UK could start jabs as early as DecemberCoronavirus – latest global updates 4.20pm GMT The Commons is back, but not the PM.Matt Hancock, the health secretary, is responding to Mark...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, London, Scotland, Christmas, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Nicola Sturgeon, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Tory


England To Lift Second National Lockdown on Dec. 2, Wider Leisure Sector to Reopen

England will lift its second lockdown from Dec. 2 as scheduled, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday, but cinemas will remain closed under the highest safety tier. Gyms and non-essential businesses will resume, as will outdoor sports. The wider leisure sector will reopen, Johnson said. England will return to a pre-lockdown tiered system, […]
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Covid-19: Gyms and all shops to open after England lockdown

England will return to three-tiered regional restrictions from 2 December, Boris Johnson announces.
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Coronavirus live news: Oxford vaccine has up to 90% efficacy; Luxembourg to shut bars, cinemas and gyms to curb cases

Vaccine news from Oxford University and AstraZeneca; Luxembourg toughens up rules until 15 December; Moscow reports 25,173 new infectionsUS, Germany and UK could start Covid vaccinations as early as DecemberOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyHow a handful of scientists developed Oxford vaccine at speedShanghai Covid outbreak ‘traced to cargo from North America’ UK coronavirus updates - live 3.58pm GMT The UK prime minister Boris Johnson has set out new measures to replace Engl...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Britain, Oxford, Moscow, Luxembourg, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Oxford University, North America


Boris Johnson against MPs' pay rise, says No 10

The PM does not think the £3,300 boost, proposed by an independent body, should be awarded.
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UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson to address MPs about post-lockdown rules for England

Latest updates: PM to unveil post-lockdown plan; London and South East England still seeing rising casesOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyHow a handful of scientists developed Oxford vaccine at speedEverything we know so far about Oxford vaccineUS, Germany and UK could start jabs as early as DecemberCoronavirus – latest global updates 3.27pm GMT Boris Johnson will make his statement to MPs on coronavirus at 3.30pm.Mostly he will be explaining the new rules that will apply for...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, London, Scotland, Christmas, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Nicola Sturgeon, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation


Joe Biden's Secretary of State pick Tony Blinken said Brexit was like a dog being run over by a car and a 'total mess'

Joe Biden and Tony Blinken Getty Antony Blinken, Joe Biden's reported pick for Secretary of State, last year said Brexit was a "total mess" and likened it to "the dog that caught the car and the car goes into reverse and runs over the dog." Blinken, who served as Deputy Secretary of State from 2013 to 2015, also said it "clearly" would have been in the United States' interest to keep the UK in the EU. President-elect Biden is also firmly opposed Brexit, and in October warned Boris Johnson ...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Obama, White House, US, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Britain, United States, Ireland, Theresa May, European Commission, Ben Rhodes, Boris Johnson


Priti Patel: Ministers have duty to stop bullying, says Johnson

Boris Johnson writes to ministers to stress importance of "mutual respect" after Priti Patel case.
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Boris Johnson to relax the national coronavirus lockdown and allow households to celebrate together over Christmas

TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images Boris Johnson's government is set to relax coronavirus rules for several days over Christmas. Multiple households — reportedly up to three — will be able to mix in homes and pubs for a short period of time. However, the prime minister is also expected to reveal a tougher new system of tiers for England's regions. Unlike the previous system, households will not be able to mix indoors, according to multiple reports. Non-essential retail will be allowed to re...
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Covid: Boris Johnson to unveil post-English lockdown plans

Boris Johnson will unveil the latest Covid plans, including lifting a ban on outdoor grassroots sport.
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World’s powerful nations must not force allies into ‘binary choices’, Scott Morrison says

Prime minister says diplomatic difficulties Australia is navigating are ‘a foretaste’ for others around the worldScott Morrison has used a speech to the British Policy Exchange to call for a more nuanced appreciation of national interest, and more flexibility, when countries pursue relationships with America and China, because “stark choices are in no one’s interests”.In a section of his speech outlining the challenges of navigating Australia’s fraught relationship with China in an era of escala...
Tags: Australia, China, America, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Boris Johnson, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Policy Exchange


AstraZeneca, Oxford University Say Their COVID-19 Vaccine Has 70% Efficacy

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the news was “incredibly exciting.”
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Mass coronavirus testing to be rolled out in England to head off Tory revolt

Proposals include plan to stop Covid contacts having to self-isolate and moves to allow household mixing at ChristmasCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA programme of mass, instant coronavirus testing is to be rolled out to areas of England with the highest infection rates after lockdown is lifted next month, the prime minister has announced, as the government faces an unprecedented internal rebellion over Covid measures.Among the plans, which will rely on the ability to...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


Mass Covid-19 testing to start in England to head off Tory revolt

Proposals include plans to limit self-isolation and to allow household mixing at ChristmasCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA programme of mass, instant coronavirus testing is to be rolled out to areas of England with the highest infection rates after lockdown is lifted next month, the prime minister has announced, as the government faces an unprecedented internal rebellion over Covid measures.Among the plans, which will rely on the ability to massively expand rapid tes...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


Boris Johnson ‘acted illegally’ over jobs for top anti-Covid staff

Legal action targets appointments of Dido Harding, Kate Bingham and Mike CoupeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson and his health secretary, Matt Hancock, acted “unlawfully” when appointing three key figures – including the head of NHS Test and Trace, Dido Harding – to posts in the fight against Covid-19, according to a legal challenge submitted by campaigners to the high court.The Observer has seen details of documents from those pursuing the case – and init...
Tags: Politics, UK, Conservatives, UK News, NHS, Mike Coupe, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Dido Harding, Matt Hancock, Kate Bingham, Coronavirus, COVID, Baroness Harding, Mike CoupeCoronavirus, coverageBoris Johnson


Boris Johnson under pressure as scientists back tight rules for Christmas

PM set to announce end to lockdown before trying to broker national agreement on family gatheringsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson will meet his cabinet remotely on Sunday to decide how people will be able to gather with loved ones at Christmas, before the announcement of a new Covid winter plan.The prime minister, who is self-isolating, will then confirm by video to parliament on Monday that national restrictions will end on 2 December and be replaced by...
Tags: Politics, Science, Christmas, Conservatives, Life and style, UK News, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus


Christmas in lockdown preferred by UK public over new restrictions in January

Observer/Opinium poll also finds switch in support for political leadershipCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMost of the public would rather have a locked-down Christmas than have a new lockdown imposed in January, a new poll suggests.With the government considering the extent to which restrictions should be lifted to limit the impact on Christmas family gatherings, the latest Opinium poll for the Observer found that the public opted for a locked-down Christmas over new...
Tags: Politics, UK, Conservatives, UK News, Labour, Opinion polls, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Keir Starmer, Jeremy Corbyn, Observer Opinium, Coronavirus


Justin Welby warns Tories against cutting Britain’s overseas aid budget

The archbishop joins charities and aid groups in calls to maintain 0.7% benchmark as Treasury considers cutbacksThe archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has warned the government against slashing billions from Britain’s overseas aid budget as part of this week’s spending review, as he called on the country to stand by the world’s poorest in “tough times as well as the good”.In a significant intervention over the threat to aid spending, Welby said he had seen first-hand the impact of UK aid an...
Tags: Politics, UK, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Charities, Voluntary sector, Aid, Treasury, Justin Welby, Boris Johnson, Foreign, Welby, Dominic Raab, Rishi Sunak, Commonwealth and Development Office


Justin Welby warns against cutting Britain’s overseas aid budget

The archbishop joins charities and aid groups in calls to maintain 0.7% benchmark as Treasury considers cutbacksThe archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has warned the government against slashing billions from Britain’s overseas aid budget as part of this week’s spending review, as he called on the country to stand by the world’s poorest in “tough times as well as the good”.In a significant intervention over the threat to aid spending, Welby said he had seen first-hand the impact of UK aid an...
Tags: Politics, UK, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Charities, Voluntary sector, Aid, Treasury, Justin Welby, Boris Johnson, Foreign, Welby, Dominic Raab, Rishi Sunak, Commonwealth and Development Office


The Boris Johnson relaunch – cartoon

Where is Dominic Cummings when his former master needs him?•You can buy your own copy of this cartoon Continue reading...
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UK and Canada to trade on EU terms after Brexit transition

Conservative government says agreement paves the way for new bespoke deal with CanadaThe UK and Canada have agreed to continue trading under the same terms as the current EU agreement after the Brexit transition period ends.The Conservative government said the agreement paved the way for negotiations to begin next year on a new comprehensive deal with Canada, which has long been trumpeted as one of the benefits of the UK leaving the EU. Continue reading...
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Boris Johnson says he does not oppose devolution

The prime minister says that because he criticised the performance of devolution does not mean he opposes it.
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