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Italian airport quashes claims of secret Boris Johnson trip

President of Perugia airport contradicts press reports that PM visited on 11 SeptemberCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn Italian airport has quashed reports the prime minister landed there to make a secretive trip to the country less than a fortnight ago, a claim described by Downing Street as “completely untrue”.Citing unnamed sources, La Repubblica and Umbria 24 on Sunday reported that Johnson landed in Perugia on 11 September and left on 14 September. The story eme...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Italy, Tony Blair, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Umbria, Perugia, La Repubblica, Coronavirus outbreak


Raising of UK Covid alert level opens door to major restrictions

Chief medical officers agree jump to level 4, meaning virus is ‘high or rising exponentially’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s Covid-19 alert level has been raised to four, meaning the virus is “high or rising exponentially” – a move which will give Boris Johnson cover for significant new restrictions to stem the surge of the virus.The health secretary, Matt Hancock, said the change “reflects the significant shift in the current threat posed by coronavirus”. He...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Patrick Vallance, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, Chris Whitty


Westminster Cathedral says PM's son baptised on day of alleged Italy trip

No 10 says PM attended baptism in London on 12 September so he could not have taken secret trip to PerugiaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne of Boris Johnson’s ministers has denied a report in the Italian media that the UK prime minister made a secret trip to the country less than a fortnight ago, a claim Downing Street has also rejected as “completely untrue”.Asked if Johnson had landed in Perugia in the past two weeks, which the Umbrian airport said in a statement ...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, UK News, Italy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Evgeny Lebedev, Grant Shapps, Perugia, Coronavirus outbreak


Leaked files contain more evidence of Kremlin links to one of the biggest donors to Boris Johnson's Conservative party

Stefan Rousseau-Pool/Getty Images The husband of a major donor to Boris Johnson's Conservative party has allegedly been secretly funded by a Russian oligarch with close links to Vladimir Putin, according to leaked files. Lubov Chernukhin, the party's biggest female donor, has paid to spend time with each of the last three prime ministers, having played a tennis match with Boris Johnson. Leaked financial documents shared with the BBC and other news organisations show that her husband Vladi...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Conservative, Bbc, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Kremlin, British Virgin Islands, BBC Newsnight


UK coronavirus news: Whitty and Vallance to present data showing how 'trend in UK heading in wrong direction'

Rolling coverage of the latest UK coronavirus developments, including the briefing from Chris Whitty and Patrick VallanceGlobal coronavirus blog 9.26am BST One of Boris Johnson’s ministers has denied a report in the Italian media that the UK prime minister made a secret trip to the country less than a fortnight ago, a claim Downing Street has also rejected as “completely untrue”, my colleague Peter Walker reports. Related: No 10 denies reports Boris Johnson went on secret Italy trip 9.15...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, US, CMO, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Italy, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Patrick Vallance, Peter Walker, Whitty, Vallance


No 10 denies reports Boris Johnson went on secret Italy trip

Minister also rejects airport’s statement PM flew into Perugia in past fortnightCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne of Boris Johnson’s ministers has denied a report in the Italian media that the UK prime minister made a secret trip to the country less than a fortnight ago, a claim Downing Street has also rejected as “completely untrue”.Asked if Johnson had landed in Perugia in the past two weeks, which the Umbrian airport said had happened in a statement, Grant Shapps...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Italy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Evgeny Lebedev, Grant Shapps, Perugia, Coronavirus outbreak


Boris Johnson's Brexit bill straight out of Trump playbook, David Lammy says

Labour MP criticises Cummings and says Tory government has dented UK’s standing in the worldBoris Johnson’s law-breaking Brexit bill is straight out of the Donald Trump playbook, and leaves justice secretary Robert Buckland looking “a very small figure,” says David Lammy .As the controversial internal markets bill returns to the House of Commons this week, the prime minister appears to have bought off most Tory rebels by promising a parliamentary vote before the powers in it would be used. Conti...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, David Lammy, Boris Johnson, Tory, Johnson, Donald Trump


The voter who shut down Trump for interrupting her at a town hall says she 'broke down' and cried after their exchange

Ellesia Black speaking to MSNBC President Donald Trump interrupting her at an ABC News town hall event. MSNBC Kutztown University professor Ellesia Blaque was the center of a tense back-and-forth with President Donald Trump at an ABC News town hall earlier this week.  Blaque called the president out when he started to interrupt her question about healthcare. In interviews after the town hall, Blaque said she was so frustrated with Trump's answer that she cried after the event.  While she h...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Cdc, US, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, United States, News UK, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Msnbc


£10,000 fines warning for failing to self-isolate as Covid infections soar

Penalties are part of carrot-and-stick plan that includes cash help for lost earnings during isolation periodsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople who refuse to self-isolate when required to do so will face fines of up to £10,000 under an emergency “carrot and stick” plan to control the second wave of Covid-19 sweeping the country.With infections rising at rates last seen before the full lockdown in March, around four million people on low incomes and in receipt of ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Conservatives, Society, UK News, World news, Poverty, Labour, Boris Johnson, Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus outbreak


UK entering second wave of coronavirus, Boris Johnson warns

PM set to impose measures across country as experts say death toll could be as high as in first spike unless behaviour changesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain is entering a second wave of coronavirus, Boris Johnson has said as scientists expressed fears the death toll could be as high as in the first spike without a rapid change in public behaviour. Related: The Guardian view on a second wave: Boris Johnson should be worried | Editorial Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson says 'second wave coming in' and warns measures may be intensified

PM warns it is ‘inevitable’ coronavirus will hit UK again; R number increases to between 1.1 and 1.4; 4,322 new cases recordedStricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownTest and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?London New Year’s Eve fireworks cancelled, says Sadiq KhanGlobal coronavirus updates – live 6.27pm BST On whether ministers were considering a short “firebreak” lockdown, the prime minis...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, Lancashire Merseyside, Warrington ` Circuit, Sadiq KhanGlobal


This Brexit government’s ignorance is steering us towards disaster | Jonathan Freedland

Clueless about the US, uninterested in Ireland, Boris Johnson and his team are crashing on to rocks they can’t even see There is so much this government doesn’t know. But two particular areas of ignorance exploded into view this week, allowing us to take a long, hard look at the cost they are inflicting on the country. Both are central to the Brexit project that remains this government’s defining mission – but only one of them is surprising.Start with the unexpected ignorance, which is of the US...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Angela Merkel, US, European Union, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, United States, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Maine, Northern Ireland, Wisconsin, House Of Cards


UK coronavirus live: R number increases to between 1.1 and 1.4 as 4,322 new cases recorded

New infections grow by up to 7% daily; UK cases surge; Welsh leader slams ‘vacancy at heart of UK’; Scotland given ‘advance notice of hard decisions’Stricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownTest and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?London New Year’s Eve fireworks cancelled, says Sadiq KhanGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.18pm BST Coronavirus cases in England almost doubled in the space of ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, Scotland, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Ons, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, Lancashire Merseyside, Warrington ` Circuit, Sadiq KhanGlobal


Amal Clooney quits UK envoy role over 'lamentable' Brexit bill

Exclusive: prominent human rights lawyer writes to foreign secretary with stinging denunciationAmal Clooney, the high-profile human rights lawyer, has resigned from her position as the UK’s special envoy on media freedom in protest at the government’s intention to breach international law through the internal market bill.In a stinging denunciation of Boris Johnson’s threat to override Britain’s international treaty obligations in the EU withdrawal agreement, the barrister described the governmen...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Amal Clooney, Brexit, Clooney


UK coronavirus live: R number increases to between 1.1 and 1.4; Welsh leader slams 'vacancy at heart of UK'

New infections growing by 2% to 7% daily; Mark Drakeford has had one talk with PM since May; Scotland given ‘advance notice of hard decisions’Stricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownTest and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?London New Year’s Eve fireworks cancelled, says Sadiq KhanGlobal coronavirus updates – live 2.36pm BST A headteacher in Lancashire has blamed an outbreak of Covid-19 at a...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, Scotland, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Lancashire, Mark Drakeford, Matt Hancock, Bacup, Coronavirus outbreak, Lancashire Merseyside


Brexit: consortium of companies led by Fujitsu wins £200m Irish Sea contract

Deal is the first concrete implementation of the special arrangements for Northern IrelandA £200m contract to implement Brexit checks on goods in the Irish Sea has been won by a consortium of companies led by Japanese company Fujistu.HMRC announced on Friday that a two-year contract for the new trader support service (TSS) has been awarded to a consortium led by the tech company and its partners, the Customs Clearance Consortium, an organisation run by customs expert Robert Hardy and the Institu...
Tags: Europe, Business, Japan, Politics, Hmrc, European Union, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Tss, Fujitsu


UK coronavirus live: Welsh leader slams 'vacancy at heart of UK', as Sturgeon calls for Cobra meeting

Mark Drakeford says he has had only one brief conversation with Boris Johnson since May; Scotland given ‘advance notice of hard decisions’Stricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownTest and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?London New Year’s Eve fireworks cancelled, says Sadiq KhanGlobal coronavirus updates – live 1.33pm BST “There is a vacancy at the heart of the United Kingdom and it needs urg...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Leicestershire, Mark Drakeford, Matt Hancock, Drakeford, Oadby


UK coronavirus live: new restrictions in Warrington, Halton, Merseyside and Lancashire

The government has announced new regional restrictions Warrington, Halton, Merseyside and Lancashire (excluding Blackpool and Greater Manchester); Matt Hancock refuses to rule out second national lockdownStricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownTest and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?UK test and trace ‘barely functional’ as 11 million face lockdownDon’t stop your grousing … and other rule-of-si...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Greater Manchester, Blackpool, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Lancashire, Wolverhampton, Hancock, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: England considers ‘circuit break’ plans; London New Year's Eve fireworks cancelled

Health secretary Matt Hancock refuses to rule out second national lockdown as ‘last line of defence’ ‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownUK test and trace ‘barely functional’ as 11 million face lockdownNHS worker attacked on London bus in Covid mask row, say policeGlobal coronavirus updates – live 11.20am BST Ryanair will cut a further one in five of its flights scheduled in October, blaming Irish and EU governments for what it called “excessive and defective” travel res...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, London, Eu, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Ryanair, Boris Johnson, LBC, Khan, Sadiq Khan, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Trump's Northern Ireland envoy warns Boris Johnson not to create a hard border 'by accident'

Special Envoy for Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney (left.) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Mick Mulvaney became the first figure in the Trump administration to express concern over Boris Johnson's contentious plan for Northern Ireland. Trump's envoy to the province — formerly his acting chief of staff — urged the UK not to reinstate a hard border "by accident." Johnson's plan to break international law by disapplying parts of the UK's Brexit deal with the EU infuriated Brussels and has prompte...
Tags: Politics, Usa, UK, Congress, Washington, White House, US, International, Trends, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Joe Biden, Britain, Ireland, Republic Of Ireland


UK coronavirus live: two-week 'circuit break' considered to halt Covid surge in England

Health secretary Matt Hancock refuses to rule out second national lockdown as ‘last line of defence’ ‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownUK test and trace ‘barely functional’ as 11 million face lockdownNHS worker attacked on London bus in Covid mask row, say policeGlobal coronavirus updates – live 10.34am BST The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, told LBC that Cobra hasn’t met since 10th May and that he hasn’t had contact with the prime minister since then.Sadiq Khan tells @L...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, London, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Ryanair, Boris Johnson, LBC, Sadiq Khan, Matt Hancock, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Brexit: Trump envoy warns of risk of Ireland 'border by accident'

US politicians aligned in desire for Good Friday agreement to be preserved, says Mick MulvaneyDonald’s Trump special envoy to Northern Ireland has warned of the risk of creating a hard “border by accident” on the island of Ireland, as Boris Johnson’s newly drafted plan to rewrite the withdrawal agreement was rejected again by the EU.Mick Mulvaney, who was appointed by the US president in March, admitted to concerns about recent developments, including government legislation that could unilateral...
Tags: Europe, Politics, US, European Union, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Northern Irish politics, Brussels, Brexit, Trump


Brexit: Boris Johnson makes fresh concession to Tory rebels

Parliament will be asked to override withdrawal agreement only if Northern Ireland protocol is undermined, says PMDowning Street has clarified that it would ask parliament to support using powers to override parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement only if the EU undermines the “fundamental purpose” of the Northern Ireland protocol.Boris Johnson brokered a deal with Conservative rebels on Wednesday to see off a potential party revolt, agreeing to grant MPs a vote before invoking powers in the UK...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Brexit


Joe Biden has been told to stop 'lecturing' the UK after he warned Boris Johnson not to break his Brexit deal with the EU

Getty Joe Biden has triggered a furious row in the UK after threatening to veto a transatlantic trade deal if Boris Johnson breaks his Brexit deal with the EU. Johnson has vowed to disapply the deal he signed with the EU with regard to trade and border provisions with Northern Ireland, and vowed to break international law in order to do so. Senior congressmen and women including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have warned Johnson that there will be no free trade deal with the US if he goes ahe...
Tags: Politics, Usa, UK, News, Washington, US, International, Trends, Eu, Conservative, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Britain, Ireland, Washington Dc, House


Joe Biden was told to stop 'lecturing' the UK after he warned Boris Johnson not to break his Brexit deal with the EU

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Joe Biden, the 2020 US Democratic presidential nominee. Getty Joe Biden triggered a row in the UK by threatening to veto a transatlantic trade deal if Prime Minister Boris Johnson breaks his Brexit deal with the European Union. Johnson has vowed to disapply the deal he signed with the EU over trade and border provisions with Northern Ireland — and to break international law in order to do so. Senior congressional lawmakers including House Speaker Nancy P...
Tags: Politics, Usa, UK, News, Congress, Washington, US, International, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Britain, Ireland, House, Republic Of Ireland


UK coronavirus live: minister dismisses claim PM preparing for new two-week national lockdown

News updates: Edward Argar says Boris Johnson does not want a new national lockdown; Matt Hancock due to announce restrictions in north-east of England North-east of England faces new restrictionsTest-rationing in England will prioritise healthcare and teachersUp to 25,000 teachers in England self-isolatingScience Weekly: should we deliberately infect volunteers?Global coronavirus live blog 9.06am BST Good morning. Later today Matt Hancock, the health secretary, is expected to announce detai...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, India, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Who, Boris Johnson, England North, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, Chris Whitty, Edward Argar, Anthony Costello


Biden and Pelosi warn UK over risking Good Friday agreement

Leading Democrats tell UK foreign secretary that Northern Ireland peace deal cannot be casualty of BrexitJoe Biden on Wednesday joined the clamour of Democrats warning Boris Johnson not to let the Northern Ireland Good Friday agreement become a casualty of his Brexit talks.The foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, is in Washington trying to repair relations with pro-Irish Democrats amid concerns that the UK’s attempt to leave the EU on its own terms will undermine the Good Friday peace agreement. Con...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Washington, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress


Boris Johnson bows to Tory rebels with Brexit bill compromise

PM to grant Commons vote on when to invoke powers to breach withdrawal agreementConservative rebels have forced Boris Johnson into an embarrassing climbdown, with the PM brokering a deal to see off a potential party revolt over a bill that would break international law.After two days of private negotiations, the prime minister agreed to grant MPs a vote about when to invoke controversial powers in the UK internal market bill that would breach the EU withdrawal agreement. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Tory, Brexit


The Guardian view on Boris Johnson, Brexit and the law: wilful incompetence | Editorial

The prime minister believes that provoking chaos will get him a better deal in EU negotiations. He is wrongTo outside observers of Boris Johnson’s government, it can be difficult to tell the difference between partisan provocation and rank incompetence. Both generate an aura of chaos. It does not help that members of Mr Johnson’s own cabinet also struggle to understand what is going on.On a question as vital as the UK’s willingness to observe international law, there is confusion at the highest ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, House Of Lords, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Robert Buckland, Brandon Lewis, Boris Johnson Brexit


Boris Johnson strikes deal with Tory rebels over Brexit bill

PM agrees to give MPs a vote before breaching withdrawal agreement, but that is unlikely to satisfy BrusselsBoris Johnson has brokered a compromise with Conservative rebels to give MPs a vote on when to invoke controversial powers in a new bill which would breach the EU withdrawal agreement.In a joint statement with Bob Neill, the chair of the justice select committee who tabled an amendment to the bill, No 10 said it had reached an agreement with him and Damian Green, chair of the One Nation ca...
Tags: Politics, Eu, UK News, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Tory, Damian Green, Brexit, Bob Neill, BrusselsBoris Johnson



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