Thursday, June 17, 2021
More MPs voted to extend lockdown than previously recorded

More MPs voted to extend lockdown than previously recorded

Last night, MPs in the Commons voted to extend coronavirus restrictions in England by a further four weeks, allowing the end of lockdown measures to be pushed back from 21 June to 19 July. However, it...
Keir Starmer should keep silent on Dominic Cummings (report)

Keir Starmer should keep silent on Dominic Cummings (report)

Why didn’t Keir Starmer bring up Dominic Cummings’s claims about the conduct of Matt Hancock and Boris Johnson at PMQs? It’s a question with two answers. There is, I suspect, the real answer, which is that...
PM faces possible Tory revolt in vote on extending Covid restrictions

PM faces possible Tory revolt in vote on extending Covid restrictions

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces the prospect of a Tory rebellion when MPs are asked to approve the extension of coronavirus restrictions in England until July 19. The House of Commons will vote on Wednesday...
NHS needs a few more weeks to get jabs into arms - Hancock

NHS needs a few more weeks to get jabs into arms – Hancock

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has opened the debate on whether to delay the easing of coronavirus restrictions He tells MPs the Delta variant has given the virus "extra legs" because it spreads more easily. "And because there's...
Open borders contributed to spread of Delta variant - Starmer

Open borders contributed to spread of Delta variant – Starmer

The first remarks on coronavirus at Prime Minister's Questions come from the Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer. He asks the PM if his decision to keep our borders open contributed to the spread of the Delta...
Covid-19: MPs to vote on delay to lifting England's lockdown

Covid-19: MPs to vote on delay to lifting England’s lockdown

MPs are to vote on extending emergency Covid laws in England for another four weeks later today. On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the final stage of easing lockdown restrictions in England would be...
UK is 'going to have to live with' Covid transmission - vaccine expert

UK is ‘going to have to live with’ Covid transmission – vaccine expert

Professor Sir Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, says the UK is "going to have to live with" Covid-19. Speaking to the Commons Science and Technology Committee, Prof Pollard says "variants and their emergence"...
Covid LIVE: Lockdown easing delayed until 19 July as Delta variant cases rise

Covid LIVE: Lockdown easing delayed until 19 July as Delta variant cases rise

The final stage of lockdown easing will be delayed until July 19 amid concerns over the rising number of Delta variant cases in the UK, Boris Johnson has confirmed. England was set to reach step four...
Covid: Boris Johnson confirms ‘June 21 Freedom Day’ will be delayed by up to four weeks

Covid: Boris Johnson confirms ‘June 21 Freedom Day’ will be delayed by up to...

England’s final step out of lockdown is being delayed by four weeks until July 19, Boris Johnson has announced as he warned thousands more people might die if he did nothing. The Prime Minister confirmed that...
PM says Australia trade deal will bring 'fantastic opportunities' for UK

PM says Australia trade deal will bring ‘fantastic opportunities’ for UK

The UK’s new trade deal with Australia will bring “fantastic opportunities” for Britain, Boris Johnson has said. The prime minister hailed the agreement, which the government expects to grow the economy by just 0.02 per cent...

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