Politics


Posts filtered by tags: UK[x]


 

Most Scots would back remaining in UK, new poll suggests

Respondents say their trust in both Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond dented by Holyrood inquiryMost Scots would vote to remain in the UK if an independence referendum were held tomorrow, a new poll has found.The survey of 1,015 Scots suggests that 46% would vote against Scottish independence, compared with 43% in favour. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Scotland, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Independence, Alex Salmond, Scottish politics, Scots, Holyrood inquiryMost Scots


Coronavirus live news: Mexico reports 779 more deaths; US Senate passes $1.9trn relief plan

Contradictory death figures in Russia; WHO warns against relaxing guard due to vaccinesSchool Covid tests: pupils in England ‘very likely’ to get false positivesDalai Lama urges people to get Covid vaccine after having first doseFrom Pfizer to Moderna, the companies making billions from vaccinesEU indecision led Cyprus to allow in UK visitors, says ministerSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.14pm GMT There have been 779 further deaths from coronavirus and 6,561 new confirmed cases in Mexico, ...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Biology, Congress, Mexico, Senate, White House, Russia, UK News, World news, Cyprus, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, Infectious Diseases


UK Statistics Authority rebukes Gove over Brexit figures

Cabinet Office used ‘unverifiable data’ to rebut a Road Haulage Association survey showing export volumes dropped by 68%The Cabinet Office run by Michael Gove has been officially reprimanded by the UK Statistics Authority for using unpublished and unverifiable data in an attempt to deny that Brexit had caused a massive fall in volumes of trade through British ports.The criticism follows a story in the Observer on 7 February that cited a survey by the Road Haulage Association (RHA) of its interna...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Michael Gove, Road transport, Brexit, Gove, Cabinet Office, UK Statistics Authority, Trade Policy, Road Haulage Association, Statistics Authority


Food scarcity fears prompt plan to ease post-Brexit checks on EU imports

Ministers considering ‘lighter touch’ regime to avoid disruption to supplies from blocMinisters are preparing to relax post-Brexit plans for border checks on food and other imports from the European Union because of fears that they will further damage trade and could lead to severe shortages in UK supermarkets.The Observer has been told by multiple industry sources that Boris Johnson’s new Brexit minister, Lord Frost, is considering allowing “lighter touch” controls on imports from 1 April than ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Trade Policy, Lord Frost


The man behind Britain's anti-'woke' GB News channel explains how he plans to revolutionize TV news in the UK

Angelos Frangopoulos, chief executive of GB News. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage) Britain's newest TV news channel is causing a major stir in the UK, where broadcast news is required to be strictly impartial. GB News promises to be Britain's first anti-"woke" channel and has hired a series of right-leaning presenters. Left-wing campaigners are pushing for an advertising boycott of the channel. In an exclusive interview, its chief executive Angelos Frangopoulos tells Insider how he plans to...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Media, Australia, US, Trends, Fox, Britain, United States, Ofcom, United Kingdom, The Sun, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, Msnbc


Leak reveals UK Foreign Office discussing aid cuts of more than 50%

Internal reports show projected cuts including 59% in South Sudan, 60% in Somalia and 67% in SyriaSome of the poorest and most conflict-ridden countries in the world will have their UK aid programmes cut by more than half, according to a leaked report of discussions held in the last three weeks among Foreign Office officials.The cuts include slashing the aid programme to Somalia by 60% and to South Sudan by 59%. The planned cut for Syria is reported at 67% and for Libya it is 63%. Nigeria’s aid ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Nigeria, Africa, UK News, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Aid, Global development, Libya, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Foreign Office


Give credit to Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish democracy | Letters

Keith McLeay suggests the first minister’s successes are deserving of more recognition, John Warburton says the Scottish government is spending Scottish money, Adam Rennie argues that accountable parliamentary democracy is alive and well, and Liam Stewart addresses the use of ‘yous’Martin Kettle’s article on Rishi Sunak and Nicola Sturgeon (Nicola Sturgeon and Rishi Sunak were both playing for Scotland’s future, 3 March) was thoughtful, but he reinforces the oft-repeated UK media narrative that ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, European Union, UK News, Language, Nicola Sturgeon, Alex Salmond, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Sturgeon, Brexit, Scottish National party (SNP, Liam Stewart


Sorting the No 11 flat and our priorities | Brief letters

Nuclear weapons | Tottenham cake | Perseverance | Golf costs | Downing Street refurbishmentDespite the UK’s current budgetary crisis (Spend now, pay later: Sunak flags major tax rises as Covid bill tops £400bn, 3 March), major parties think it makes sense to spend at least £205bn on a new generation of nuclear weapons. They will be so non-independent that we have to borrow, from the US, the missiles on which to put the warheads. Bonkers is a bit rude, but nothing else comes to mind.Bruce KentVic...
Tags: Food, Cake, Politics, UK, US, Tottenham, Golf, Nuclear Weapons, Boris Johnson, Yemen, Carrie Symonds, Bruce KentVice, Martyn Day Twickenham London Continue


Windrush victim denied UK citizenship despite Home Office admitting error

Trevor Donald, 65, told he has spent too long out of country after being wrongfully denied re-entryA man who was prevented from returning home to the UK for nine years by the Windrush scandal has been refused British citizenship because of his protracted absence from the country – despite an acknowledgment from the home secretary that the government was to blame.The case highlights the Home Office’s failure to provide justice to some of those affected, almost three years since ministers first pr...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Priti Patel, Windrush, Commonwealth immigration, Windrush scandal, Trevor Donald


Coronavirus live news: WHO 'to scrap' interim Wuhan report; UK investigating new variant

WHO to scrap interim report as group of scientists press for fresh in inquiry – report; sixteen cases of new UK variant identified so far; Japan to extend Tokyo state of emergency White House defends Biden’s ‘Neanderthal thinking’ comment on ending mask mandatesAbout 40% of over-80s in England broke Covid rules after jabItaly blocks export of 250,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses to AustraliaGerman authorities say over-65s should get AstraZeneca jabSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.10am GMT Chi...
Tags: Japan, UK, England, White House, China, World news, Astrazeneca, Tokyo, Biden, Wuhan, Youth Sport Trust, National Health Commission, Coronavirus


Brexit: EU to launch legal proceedings against UK 'very soon'

Threat of action follows UK moves to unilaterally delay implementation of part of deal relating to Northern IrelandBrussels has warned it will launch legal action “very soon” following a move by the UK to unilaterally delay implementation of part of the Brexit deal relating to Northern Ireland.The European commission vice-president, Maroš Šefčovič, said the announcement by the government on Wednesday had come as a “very negative surprise”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Brexit, Maros Sefcovic


Global vaccine confidence grows as side effect worries fade

By Kate Kelland | Reuters LONDON – Confidence in COVID-19 vaccines is growing, with people’s willingness to have the shots increasing as they are rolled out across the world and concerns about possible side effects are fading, a 14-country survey showed on Friday. Co-led by Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) and the polling firm YouGov, the survey found trust in COVID-19 vaccines had risen in nine out of 14 countries covered, including France, Japan and Singap...
Tags: Japan, Politics, UK, London, News, Singapore, Sport, World news, Britain, Soccer, Pfizer, Yougov, Reuters, Feb, Australia Britain, Kate Kelland


Amazon could be a big winner of Rishi Sunak's investment tax break

Campaign group says tax bill for main service company could be wiped out under ‘super-deduction’ policyAmazon could “entirely wipe out” the tax bill of its main UK service company by taking advantage of the chancellor’s £25bn “super-deduction” tax break, according to analysis by a tax fairness campaign group.The super-deduction, which was announced by Rishi Sunak in the budget on Wednesday, will allow companies like Amazon to offset 130% of investment spending on plant and machinery against prof...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Real Estate, Politics, UK, Budget, Bt, UK News, Tax and spending, Royal Mail, Corporate Governance, Construction industry, Government data, Vauxhall, Rishi Sunak, Industrial Policy


White House: Pause on U.S.-UK Tariffs Meant to Create Negotiating Space

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The decisions by Britain and the United States to suspend retaliatory tariffs will create space for negotiations on an...
Tags: UK, Washington, White House, Britain, United States, Reuters


Whisky a go go: US suspends tariffs on UK exports including scotch

Move raises hopes of post-Brexit trade deal and relates to dispute over state support for Boeing and Airbus The White House has agreed to suspend retaliatory US tariffs on UK exports including scotch whisky, raising hopes of improved relations as talks continue about a post-Brexit transatlantic trade deal.In 2019, then US president Donald Trump imposed a 25% tariff on a range of EU exports, as part of a 16-year trade dispute over state support for aerospace rivals Boeing and Airbus. Continue rea...
Tags: Food, Europe, Business, Politics, UK, White House, US, International Trade, Economics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Foreign Policy


Conservative rebellion grows over cuts to UK aid spending

Senior Tories say government likely to be defeated in any vote on issue in the CommonsThe government is facing a growing rebellion over cuts to aid spending and senior Conservatives say it is likely to be defeated if it asks MPs to vote on the issue.Cuts to UK aid to Yemen, which is facing a humanitarian crisis, are said to have galvanised backbench opposition to broader cuts, which is now enough to cause the government serious difficulty in passing a vote in the Commons or the Lords. Continue r...
Tags: Politics, UK, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Aid, Yemen


Tory rebellion grows over cuts to UK aid spending

Senior Tories say government likely to be defeated in any vote on issue in the CommonsThe government is facing a mounting rebellion over cuts to aid spending and senior Tories say it is likely to be defeated if it asks MPs to vote on the issue.Cuts to UK aid to Yemen, which is facing a humanitarian crisis, are said to have galvanised backbench opposition to broader cuts, which is now enough to cause the government serious difficulty in passing a vote in the Commons or the Lords. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Aid, Tories, Yemen


Boris Johnson fails to replace adviser on ministerial standards amid growing cronyism allegations

Boris Johnson Getty EXCLUSIVE: Boris Johnson is overseeing a "scandalous" decline in ethical standards, a former UK advisor on standards has told Insider. Johnson has yet to replace his adviser on ministerial interests after he resigned last year over the prime minister's refusal to sack the Home Secretary Priti Patel. No action was taken against the Health Secretary last month after a court ruled he had acted unlawfully in office. Sir Alistair Graham told Insider: "Lord Nolan who establis...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Trends, House Of Lords, Labour, House Of Commons, Tony Blair, Boris Johnson, Gordon Brown, Nolan, Johnson, Conservative Party, Frost, Alex, Committee


Italy has blocked a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines for Australia as the EU escalates its row with AstraZeneca

Getty The EU has blocked a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines bound for Australia. Officials confirmed to Insider that Italy decided to block the export of 250,000 AstraZeneca vaccines made in the country. Rome used EU powers introduced last month to limit the export of vaccines amid supply concerns. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Italy has blocked a shipment of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine which was bound for Australia, in the first use of emergency powers the EU ...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Australia, US, Trends, Eu, Rome, Italy, Commission, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Brussels, Icc, Financial Times, John Denton


Whisky a go go: US to drop tariffs on UK exports including scotch

Move raises hopes of post-Brexit trade deal and relates to dispute over state support for Boeing and Airbus The White House has agreed to drop retaliatory US tariffs on UK exports including scotch whisky, raising hopes of a post-Brexit transatlantic trade deal.In 2019, the then US president, Donald Trump, imposed a 25% tariff on a range of European Union exports, as part of a 16-year trade dispute over state support for aerospace rivals Boeing and Airbus. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, White House, US, International Trade, Economics, European Union, US foreign policy, US news, Foreign Policy, Food & drink industry, Global Economy, Airbus, Donald Trump, Boeing


EU postpones setting date for ratifying Brexit trade deal

Move follows Boris Johnson being accused of breaking international law for second time over Northern IrelandThe European parliament has postponed setting a date for ratifying the trade and security deal with Britain after Boris Johnson was accused of breaking international law for a second time over Northern Ireland.The chamber’s political groups agreed on Thursday to wait in light of the latest row with Downing Street, with some senior MEPs warning that the Christmas Eve deal will not be passed...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Trade Policy


UK's plan to extend Brexit grace period infuriates Irish and EU officials

Move to extend grade period for trade with Northern Ireland has damaged trust, says EU commissionerBoris Johnson’s unilateral move to ease the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland has damaged Brussels’ trust in the government, according to the EU commissioner taking key decisions on access for the City of London to the European market.The UK was accused of breaking international law for a second time on Wednesday after ministers said they would extend a grace period on a range of checks on trade...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Brussels, Johnson, Brexit, Great Britain, Trade Policy


Brexit: loyalist paramilitary groups renounce Good Friday agreement

Loyalist Communities Council warns of ‘strength of feeling’ over border checks but says protests should stay peacefulLoyalist paramilitary groups have told the British and Irish governments they are withdrawing support for the Good Friday agreement in protest at Northern Ireland’s Irish Sea trade border with the rest of the UK.The Loyalist Communities Council, an umbrella group that represents the views of the UVF, UDA and Red Hand Commando, wrote a letter to Boris Johnson and Ireland’s taoiseac...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Northern Irish politics, Brexit, Micheal Martin, Irish Sea, Loyalist Communities Council, Red Hand Commando


How Rishi Sunak's Budget will affect household finances in the UK

Rishi Sunak Getty UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced this year's budget. He extended the furlough job protection scheme and the cut to stamp duty while raising some taxes. Here's what the Budget means for household finances in the UK. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Rishi Sunak unveiled the UK's 2021 budget on Wednesday, introducing a raft of measures designed to shore up the economy as it emerges from the coronavirus lockdown.Speaking in the House of Commons, ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, Budget, News, Trends, Tesco, Britain, Hsbc, House Of Commons, Treasury, London England, Paul Hackett, Phil Noble, Matt Cardy Getty


Budget 2021 live: Sunak to freeze income tax thresholds and raise corporation tax to pay for Covid recovery

Latest updates: chancellor extends furlough, universal credit uplift and stamp duty holidayBudget 2021: key points at a glanceThe UK economy’s coronavirus crisis in five chartsDarlington named as site of planned Treasury northern campusUK contactless payment limit to rise to £100 1.29pm GMT Sunak ends by saying this is a budget that will “unite and level up”. 1.27pm GMT Sunak turns to free ports. He claims the UK can only implement them because it is out of the EU.(That is not strictly t...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Budget, Economics, Eu, UK News, Tax and spending, Economic policy, House Of Commons, Treasury, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Keir Starmer, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus


How AstraZeneca's vaccine got mired in politics and mistrust to become Europe's least favorite shot

A vial and syringe are seen in front of the AstraZeneca logo. Reuters/Dado Ruvic Europeans are turning down the AstraZeneca vaccine, threatening the EU's path out of the pandemic. The problem flared last week, but has been months in the making. AstraZeneca and EU leaders both made mistakes that sapped public confidence. Experts and regulators say the shot is safe, and EU leaders are moving to repair the damage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. "There is currently an ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, France, Scotland, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Israel, US, Trends, Eu, Ireland, South Africa, Oxford


Budget 2021 live: Rishi Sunak unveils Covid recovery plans

Latest updates: chancellor reveals budget measures on Wednesday, including extending furlough scheme until the end of SeptemberUK budget to extend furlough until end of SeptemberWhat to expect in the budgetThe UK economy’s coronavirus crisis in five charts 12.32pm GMT Danny Kruger (Con) asks if social investment tax relief will continue beyond April?Johnson says Kruger will get an update in the budget. 12.31pm GMT Mike Kane (Lab) asks about HS2. Why can’t work on it start in the north no...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Budget, Economics, UK News, Tax and spending, Economic policy, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Keir Starmer, Kruger, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus, Budget 2021


US sanctions Russia officials over UK nerve agent attack

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Associated Press The Biden administration sanctioned seven mid- and senior-level Russian officials on Tuesday, along with more than a dozen businesses and other entities, over a nearly fatal nerve-agent attack on opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his subsequent jailing. The measures, emphasizing the use of the Russian nerve agent as a banned chemical weapon, marked the Biden administration’s first sanctions against associates of President Vladimir Putin. The Russian lead...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Crime, News, Maryland, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, California, Washington, White House, Russia, US, Sport, European Union


Somalia health clinics will close due to UK aid cuts, charity warns

MPs say Commons vote is needed as funding budget has dropped below 0.7% of UK gross national incomeAid agencies say they are being forced to prepare to suspend health clinics in Somalia, serving as many as 2,000 women and children a month, after they have been warned they may face cuts as high as 40% in their UK funding.Action Against Hunger’s East Africa regional director, Hajir Maalim, said: “We have been told to make no financial commitments into the next financial year, only a month away, an...
Tags: Politics, UK, Africa, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Aid, Somalia, East Africa, Mogadishu, Action Against Hunger, Hajir Maalim


Even inaptly named Cleverly sees fault lines in Yemen aid argument | John Crace

MPs reckon government is taking calculated risk in assuming Tories are keener on money spent at homeYemen remained among the worst humanitarian crises in the world, said James Cleverly, junior Foreign Office minister responsible for the Middle East, in answer to an urgent question from fellow Tory Andrew Mitchell. Two-thirds of the population were in need of assistance. 47,000 people were living in famine conditions and a further 16.2 million were at risk of starvation.After an opening like this...
Tags: Politics, UK, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Middle East, Yemen, Foreign Office, John Crace, James Cleverly, Matt Hancock, Tory Andrew Mitchell



Filters
show more filters
January - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
February - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
March - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031