Face masks & Trump Tulsa rally: “It’s become a political issue”

Organizers of the first public #Trump rally since the #Coronavirus pandemic say they will be distributing #facemasks to those who pack a 19-thousand seat arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma but whether or not you wear them has become a sign of your political allegiance in the United States, says independent journalist George Lewinski. The Daily Beast’s … Read more Face masks & Trump Tulsa rally: “It’s become a political issue”

Boris Johnson welcomes Emmanuel Macron to Downing Street

Standing apart on either side of a strip of red carpet outside 10 Downing Street, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron demonstrated the new reality of international diplomacy. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality … Read more Boris Johnson welcomes Emmanuel Macron to Downing Street

Boris Johnson greets French President Emmanuel Macron at Downing Street

French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived at Number 10 Downing Street as part of his visit to mark the 80th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle’s “L’Appel” broadcast from London to rally the French Resistance. Boris Johnson will raise the issue of post-Brexit trade talks with Emmanuel Macron as he tries to break the deadlock in … Read more Boris Johnson greets French President Emmanuel Macron at Downing Street

UK PM’s top adviser Dominic Cummings says he ‘doesn’t regret’ breaking corona lockdown | ABC News

Boris Johnson’s most senior adviser has refused to apologise for driving more than 400 kilometres during the UK’s strict coronavirus lockdown to stay at his parents’ property. Dominic Cummings, who is credited with helping deliver the Prime Minister a resounding 2019 election victory, said he believed he had not broken the lockdown rules and acted … Read more UK PM’s top adviser Dominic Cummings says he ‘doesn’t regret’ breaking corona lockdown | ABC News

Dominic Cummings explains lockdown trip – press conference by PM’s senior adviser

The Prime Minister’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings has made a statement saying he believed he made the right judgement when he made a trip from London to Durham during lockdown. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Speaking in the rose garden of 10 Downing Street, he said he thought the rules allowed him to exercise his judgement in the … Read more Dominic Cummings explains lockdown trip – press conference by PM’s senior adviser

‘I think I behaved reasonably’: Dominic Cummings’s statement in full

Dominic Cummings has said he ‘behaved reasonably’ in driving his family over 260 miles from London to Durham at the height of the coronavirus lockdown. In a lengthy statement from the rose garden at No 10 Downing Street, Boris Johnson’s chief political admitted to traveling a further 30 miles to the nearby town of Barnard … Read more ‘I think I behaved reasonably’: Dominic Cummings’s statement in full

Watch again: Dominic Cummings makes rare statement as calls for his resignation grow

Dominic Cummings has sought to defend his decision to drive to County Durham despite the coronavirus lockdown restrictions, saying he believes he behaved “reasonably” and does not regret his actions. In a highly unusual press conference in the rose garden of 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister’s chief adviser said he made the journey because … Read more Watch again: Dominic Cummings makes rare statement as calls for his resignation grow

U.K.’s Johnson Defends Aide Cummings After Lockdown Breach

May.24 — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave his backing to adviser Dominic Cummings, whom he said acted with “integrity” in traveling during the lockdown to obtain childcare. Johnson also said some schools are ready to open on June 1 as the country prepares to move to its second phase of reopening. He spoke at a press conference from … Read more U.K.’s Johnson Defends Aide Cummings After Lockdown Breach

Dominic Cummings heads to Downing Street after reports of a second trip to County Durham

Boris Johnson is facing a revolt among Tory MPs over his decision not to sack Dominic Cummings, as a growing number of backbenchers call for him to go. Prominent member of the 1922 Committee Steve Baker warned that Boris Johnson’s advisor was “burning through Boris’s political capital at a rate that we just can ill … Read more Dominic Cummings heads to Downing Street after reports of a second trip to County Durham

U.K. Agrees to Buy 10 Million Antibody Tests from Roche, Abbott

May.21 — U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the government agreed to buy 10 million coronavirus antibody tests from Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche Holding AG and Abbott Laboratories Ltd., and that the tests will be crucial to aid understanding of the spread of the disease. He spoke on May 21 at a press conference from 10 Downing Street. (Excerpt)

No crowds at Weston-super-Mare beach over the bank holiday as residents keep to lockdown guidelines

Residents of Weston-super-Mare are keeping to the lockdown guidelines and steering clear of the beach this bank holiday. Revellers who did venture down to the seafront were seen strictly adhering to social distancing protocol. Number 10 has reminded the public to adhere to social distancing rules ‘if they are leaving the house’ over the bank … Read more No crowds at Weston-super-Mare beach over the bank holiday as residents keep to lockdown guidelines

Boris Johnson: second Covid-19 peak will be disaster if lockdown lifted too early

Boris Johnson has said there are real signs the UK is ‘passing through the peak’ as he made his first public statement since returning to work after recovering from coronavirus. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street on Monday, the prime minister added the government should only ease up on the lockdown when it is confident there … Read more Boris Johnson: second Covid-19 peak will be disaster if lockdown lifted too early

Boris Johnson Returns to Work, Says U.K. Must Stay in Lockdown

Apr.27 — Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in his first public statement since returning to work after his hospitalization for Covid-19, urged the U.K. not to let up on the social distancing measures that he said are bringing the coronavirus under control. Lifting the lockdown now would risk a “second spike” of infections that would do … Read more Boris Johnson Returns to Work, Says U.K. Must Stay in Lockdown

COVID-19 in Britain: The death toll and the media deference | The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week: From “herd immunity” to lack of testing, Britain’s coronavirus response has needed more media scrutiny. Plus, Israeli surveillance under cover of COVID-19. COVID-19 in Britain: The death toll and the media deference As the coronavirus death toll in the UK continues to mount – there is a growing market … Read more COVID-19 in Britain: The death toll and the media deference | The Listening Post (Full)

PM in intensive care: The UK waits on Boris Johnson

It’s a shock to the entire nation: with the leader of the government first taken to hospital then placed in intensive care, François Picard’s panel draws lessons from Covid-19 sweeping through Number 10 Downing Street and sidelining not just the PM but many top advisors. Who’s in charge? What strategy in the face of the … Read more PM in intensive care: The UK waits on Boris Johnson