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New Nominations to U.K. House of Lords Raise Old Concerns of Cronyism

Critics say Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s nominations for lifetime legislative posts continued a pattern of patronage that undermines the credibility of a long-troubled institution.
Tags: England, News, Bercow, Boris Johnson, John, Johnson, Great Britain, Evgeny, Boris, Lebedev, Politics And Government, Legislatures and Parliaments, U K House of Lords Raise Old Concerns of Cronyism


UK coronavirus live: 89 further deaths recorded as seven-day average nudges up

Total of 8,891 deaths in England and Wales in week to 24 July, reports ONS; researchers warn more testing needed ahead of schools reopeningBAME workers ‘disproportionately hit by coronavirus downturn’Local authority sets up own test-and-tracing schemeUp to 2,000 jobs to go at Pizza Express and Dixons CarphoneGlobal coronavirus live: latest updates 7.03pm BST We will shortly be wrapping up the UK coronavirus liveblog. As ever, thank you for joining us. 6.56pm BST The Labour leader, Keir S...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Wales, UK News, Labour, Boris Johnson, Ons, Keir Starmer, Dixons, Pizza Express, Coronavirus outbreak, Guardian Starmer


Trump's stream of subconsciousness becomes a torrent in car-crash interview | John Crace

The president’s incoherence and unchecked narcissism were given full rein for 40 long minutes in a TV eviscerationI take it all back. I regularly mock British politicians for their lies and hypocrisy, not least Boris Johnson, the UK’s Donald Trump-lite, who only last Friday had hit a new low for cronyism, corruption and nepotism with his appointments to the House of Lords.But all this was amateur hour compared with Donald Trump’s interview with Axios’s political correspondent, Jonathan Swan, tha...
Tags: Hbo, UK, US news, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Trump, John Crace, Jonathan Swan, Axios, Coronavirus outbreak


Well, England Didn’t Re-Start Indoor Performances On August 1 After All

“Indoor English venues were scheduled to open on 1 August with social distancing measures in place for audiences and performers – emulating the pilot run performed at The London Palladium last week.” But, with the novel coronavirus raging on, at noon on July 31, Boris Johnson told the nation, “Our assessment is that we should squeeze the brake pedal.” (The sensible Scots are waiting until October to reopen their theatres and concert halls.) – WhatsOnStage
Tags: Art, England, London, Boris Johnson, Issues, Audience, 07.31.20


UK coronavirus live: deaths in England and Wales below five-year average for sixth week in a row, says ONS

Total of 8,891 deaths in England and Wales in week to 24 July, reports ONS; Researchers warn more testing is needed ahead of schools reopeningLocal authority sets up test-and-tracing to plug gaps in English schemeBoost test and trace before English schools reopen ‘or risk second wave’Concerns persist over plan to reopen schools in EnglandUK virologists criticise handling of Covid testing contractsGlobal coronavirus live: latest updates 10.23am BST The local authority with the highest infecti...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, Wales, UK News, Yorkshire, Boris Johnson, East Midlands, Ons, West Midlands, Blackburn, Lancashire, DARWEN, Coronavirus outbreak


Local authority sets up test-and-trace system to plug gaps in English scheme

Teams of Covid hunters in Blackburn with Darwen aim to offset national failingsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe local authority with the highest infection rate in England has launched its own contact-tracing system to plug holes in the £10bn national scheme described by Boris Johnson as “world-beating”.Blackburn with Darwen council, in Lancashire, set up its own virus-hunting team after the national system failed to reach hundreds of its most vulnerable residents. ...
Tags: England, UK News, Boris Johnson, Blackburn, Lancashire, DARWEN, Coronavirus outbreak


TikTok ponders HQ in London after Donald Trump's hostility

Video app’s owner ByteDance already has 800 of its European workforce in UK and IrelandThe Chinese firm behind the TikTok video app is weighing up plans to open a headquarters in London, with Boris Johnson reportedly prepared to risk Donald Trump’s anger by rolling out the red carpet for the company.The US president has been openly hostile to TikTok, amid widespread concern in the country about Chinese companies’ ties to the Communist party and the risk posed to customers’ personal information. ...
Tags: Apps, Business, UK, Technology, London, Media, China, US, Social Media, UK News, Digital Media, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Communist Party, Tiktok


Boris Johnson's plea to get back to work falls on deaf ears in Birmingham

Most offices were deserted in business district at rush hour despite PM’s call to return following coronavirus lockdown Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson’s plea that people “should be going back to work” in offices across England from Monday appeared to have fallen largely on deaf ears in central Birmingham.In Birmingham’s Colmore business district most office blocks, which normally employ some 35,000 people, were still mostly deserted and at what was once...
Tags: Business, England, Money, UK News, Work & careers, Economic recovery, Boris Johnson, Birmingham, Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus global report: 'response fatigue' fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily cases

Many countries that believed they were past the worst are grappling with new outbreaks, says WHOCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMexico has recorded more than 9,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time, as the country overtook the UK with the world’s third-highest number of deaths from the pandemic after the US and Brazil.The surging numbers were reported as the World Health Organization warned of “response fatigue” and a resurgence of cases in several countries ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Mexico, France, China, India, Africa, Israel, Americas, Narendra Modi, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news


No 10 criticised over drive to recruit White House-style spokesperson

Downing Street accused of flouting rules while FDA claims ministers will be forced to accept special advisers picked by PM Downing Street is being accused by Labour of flouting Whitehall rules to hire a new White House-style spokesperson to host daily government press conferences on live TV.A new special adviser is being recruited to reply to questions from journalists including rebuffing criticisms from opposition politicians. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, White House, Conservatives, UK News, Boris Johnson, Fda, Sajid Javid, Downing Street, Whitehall, Dominic Cummings, Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci, David Frost


Coronavirus live news: Victoria declares state of disaster and nightly curfew for Melbourne

Boris Johnson has ordered officials to work-up a plan for avoiding a second national lockdown; Hundreds of ‘mystery cases’ have forced decision in Australian state; South Africa’s cases pass 500,000. Follow the latest updatesVictoria announces stage four coronavirus lockdown in Melbourne Masks recommended in more circumstances in New South Wales Melbourne’s stage 3 Covid-19 lockdown rules explainedThe week Covid-19 roared back in EuropeSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.07am BST That’s it fr...
Tags: Science, Australia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Boris Johnson, Victoria, Melbourne, Manly, Sydney Australia, Ben Quinn, Manly Beach


Jeremy Corbyn makes fresh complaint over rejected House of Lords nominees

Anger is growing on the left after Labour peerages were blocked, as Lord Fowler, a Tory, criticised the chamber’s expansionJeremy Corbyn has raised renewed concerns over the decision to reject his nominees for seats in the House of Lords, amid anger on the left over a raft of peerages announced last week.It is understood the former Labour leader has again complained to the cabinet office about the rejection of a peerage for Karie Murphy, a former Labour official and a close ally. Continue readin...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, House Of Lords, Labour, John Bercow, Tom Watson, Boris Johnson, Evgeny Lebedev, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, Fowler, Karie Murphy


Newspaper headlines: 'Tory MP arrested' and PM urged to stop 'chaos'

Confusion over Boris Johnson's coronavirus plan features on some of Sunday's front pages.
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The Papers: 'Tory MP arrested' and PM urged to stop 'chaos'

Confusion over Boris Johnson's coronavirus plan features on some of Sunday's front pages.
Tags: News, Boris Johnson


Newspaper headlines: 'Tory MP arrested' and PM urged to stop 'chaos'

Confusion over Boris Johnson's coronavirus plan features on some of Sunday's front pages.
Tags: UK, News, Boris Johnson


Coronavirus live: South Africa cases reach 500,000, new cases double in Belgium

Crew onboard Norwegian cruise ship test positive for virus; Vietnamese tourist hotspot Da Nang to test entire city; Boris Johnson warns of second UK lockdown. Follow all the developments liveFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this yearAustralia death toll tops 200The week Covid-19 roared back in Europe 9.25pm BST South Africa’s confirmed cases of Covid-19 have crossed half a million, the health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million. Africa’s mo...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Senate, Africa, US, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, House Of Representatives, Arizona, Belgium, Boris Johnson, Da Nang, Reuters, BST South Africa


Coronavirus live: new cases double in Belgium, continue to rise in France and Poland

Crew onboard Norwegian cruise ship test positive for virus; Vietnamese tourist hotspot Da Nang to test entire city; Boris Johnson warns of second UK lockdown. Follow all the developments liveFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this yearAustralia death toll tops 200The week Covid-19 roared back in Europe 8.16pm BST 36 crew members confined on the Norwegian cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Saturday, according to AFP. The ship’s company ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, France, Germany, Berlin, World news, Infectious Diseases, Poland, Belgium, Boris Johnson, Hurtigruten, Da Nang, Afp, Roald Amundsen, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: cases continue to rise in France and Poland

Vietnamese tourist hotspot of Danang to test entire city; Boris Johnson warns of second UK lockdown. Follow all the developments liveFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this yearAustralia death toll tops 200The week Covid-19 roared back in Europe 3.13pm BST Staff at a hospital in north-west England are to be rapidly tested for coronavirus to “control the spread of the infection”.Stockport NHS Foundation Trust said a “small number” of patients and staff had been identified as having the v...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, France, World news, Ap, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Poland, Boris Johnson, Lampedusa, Danang, north west England, Stepping Hill Hospital, Martello


Steve Bannon hails Dominic Cummings and predicts lurch to right for No 10

Architect of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign reveals admiration for Boris Johnson’s aide in interview on dark politicsSteve Bannon, who has previously backed a range of notorious far-right political figures, has publicly endorsed Dominic Cummings for the first time, calling him a “brilliant guy”.Donald Trump’s former chief strategist also said that Boris Johnson will become an increasingly populist prime minister after jettisoning his political positioning as a “globalist” to “opportunistic...
Tags: Europe, Books, Politics, Media, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Nigel Farage, The far right, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Brexit, Breitbart, Dominic Cummings, Bannon


‘After Boris Johnson’s Zoom call, all hell broke loose’: inside the world's favourite video app

Ten years ago, Silicon Valley had written off Zoom. Now it’s used by everyone from princes to piano teachersOn 6 January, a day after the World Heath Organization first reported a strange cluster of pneumonia-like cases in Wuhan, China, a party invitation dropped online. “Mark your calendars”, read the invite sent out by Zoom, a video-conferencing company based in California, “for Zoomtopia 2020!” Innocently enough, Zoom was announcing a real-world get-together for its most ardent clients and fa...
Tags: Apps, Business, Technology, Social Networking, Internet, California, US, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, Computing, World Heath Organization, Silicon Valley, Boris Johnson, Wuhan, Zoom, Wuhan China


Extend UK furlough subsidies to avoid mass job losses, Labour urges

Resolution Foundation claims half of those furloughed in April have not returned to workFrustrated firms fume at England’s lockdown U-turnHow Covid-19 has reshaped the UK jobs landscapeLabour and a leading welfare thinktank have called on the government to extend furlough subsidies for the hardest-hit industries as employers are forced to make financial contributions towards temporarily laid-off workers from this weekend.The Resolution Foundation said around half of the 9.2 million people placed...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, England, Recession, Economics, UK News, Labour, Economic policy, Economic recovery, Job losses, Boris Johnson, Resolution Foundation, Economic growth (GDP, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: England rocked by easing u-turn as Australia cases mount

Almost 300,000 new infections on Friday, led by US, Brazil and India; Boris Johnson warns of second lockdown. Follow all the developments liveFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this yearAustralia death toll tops 200The week Covid-19 roared back in Europe 7.20am BST A week is a long time in a coronavirus pandemic – a fact the UK government has learned all too painfully. Avoiding a one-week delay to lockdown in March would potentially have halved the death toll, it has previously emerged....
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Australia, India, Spain, World news, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Victoria, US Brazil, Coronavirus outbreak


Two U-turns and lot of chaos: it's been a painful week for Boris Johnson

One thing is clear, the government is very worried about a resurgence of coronavirus in the UKA week is a long time in a coronavirus pandemic – a fact the government has learned all too painfully. Avoiding a one-week delay to lockdown in March would potentially have halved the death toll, it has previously emerged.Which goes some way to explain why there have been not one but two screeching U-turns this week – on travel to Spain and lockdown measures for 4.6 million people in northern England – ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Spain, UK News, Greater Manchester, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Uka, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Two U-turns and a lot of chaos: it's been a painful week for Boris Johnson

One thing is clear, the government is very worried about a resurgence of coronavirus in the UKA week is a long time in a coronavirus pandemic – a fact the government has learned all too painfully. Avoiding a one-week delay to lockdown in March would potentially have halved the death toll, it has previously emerged.Which goes some way to explain why there have been not one but two screeching U-turns this week – on travel to Spain and lockdown measures for 4.6 million people in northern England – ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Spain, UK News, Greater Manchester, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Uka, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Newspaper headlines: 'PM slams brakes' amid 'second wave risk'

Boris Johnson's announcement that rules will not be relaxed for at least a fortnight dominates Saturday's papers.
Tags: UK, News, Boris Johnson


Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record global daily cases as Victoria announces 397 new cases and three deaths

Almost 300,000 new infections on Friday, led by US, Brazil and India; Boris Johnson warns of second UK lockdown. Follow all the developments liveFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this yearThe week Covid-19 roared back in Europe 3.11am BST The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, has faced a grilling over reports that the families of people in aged care homes stricken by the coronavirus are unable to find out which hospitals their loves ones have been moved to. Andrews said the federal go...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, India, World news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Boris Johnson, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Andrews, US Brazil, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record global daily cases as easing on hold in England

Almost 300,000 new infections on Friday, led by US, Brazil and India; Boris Johnson warns of second UK lockdown; Victoria braced for more restrictions in Australia. Follow all the developments liveThe week Covid-19 roared back in EuropeFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this year 1.10am BST In Australia, the state of Victoria is mulling further restrictions to curb the rise in case numbers. The state has recorded more than 1,300 new infections over the past two days, including a record ...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Australia, India, US, World news, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Who, Boris Johnson, Victoria, GlaxoSmithKline, Trump, Sanofi, US Brazil


Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson raises threat of second lockdown in England

UK PM pauses new freedoms in England; global new cases jump to 292,500, Irish Cup final played in front of fans; France confirms ‘marked increase’ in casesCalifornia sees record number of deaths on four separate daysCoronavirus cases rise 54% in mainland France in a weekFrench and Spanish cases at highest level in weeksUS coronavirus updates – live 12.19am BST US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said talks with the White House on a coronavirus aid bill were far from a deal on Fr...
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The Papers: 'PM slams brakes' amid 'second wave risk'

Boris Johnson's announcement that rules will not be relaxed for at least a fortnight dominates Saturday's papers.
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Newspaper headlines: 'PM slams brakes' amid 'second wave risk'

Boris Johnson's announcement that rules will not be relaxed for at least a fortnight dominates Saturday's papers.
Tags: UK, News, Boris Johnson