Test and trace: Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer’s explosive exchange

Boris Johnson claimed the UK’s test-and-trace system was ‘as good as or better than anywhere else in the world’.  The prime minister was confronted on this statement by the leader of the Labour party, Sir Keir Starmer, who said the ‘rhetoric of a stunning success is obviously not true’. In June, an independent group of … Read more Test and trace: Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer’s explosive exchange

Face Coverings to Become Mandatory in England Shops From July 24

The U.K. government decided Monday it will require people to wear face coverings in England’s shops, joining a long list of countries that have made masks mandatory under some circumstances in response to the coronavirus pandemic. After weeks of prevarication and days of confused messaging, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government said that masks will be … Read more Face Coverings to Become Mandatory in England Shops From July 24

U.K. Opposition Accuses Sunak of `One-Size-Fits-All Approach’

Jul.09 — U.K. opposition Labour Party Treasury spokesperson Anneliese Dodds says that Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s plan to boost the economy is a “one-size-fits-all approach to a sectoral issue.” She made the comments in an interview on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Partly inaudible due to technical issue at the start of the interview.)

Planet Normal: Trevor Phillips on where the media goes wrong when reporting on race

Subscribe to Planet Normal to make sure you never miss an episode: https://www.playpodca.st/planetnormal Trevor Phillips, broadcaster, writer and former chairman of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, is Allison Pearson and Liam Halligan’s latest castaway to Planet Normal. The former Labour candidate for London Mayor tells Liam why guilt obscures media coverage of racial issues, … Read more Planet Normal: Trevor Phillips on where the media goes wrong when reporting on race

UK finance minister announces employment bonus and tax cuts

The UK’s finance minister Rishi Sunak has announced an economic stimulus package to aid Britain’s post-coronavirus recovery. The measures include temporary changes to stamp duty, a large VAT cut, and a 2 billion pound scheme to make homes more energy efficient. FRANCE 24 correspondent Benedicte Paviot says the opposition Labour party supports the measures but … Read more UK finance minister announces employment bonus and tax cuts

Anneliese Dodds Says Sir Keir Starmer Was Right to Sack Rebecca Long-Bailey | Good Morning Britain

Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds says Labour Party leader Keir Starmer was right to sack Rebecca Long-Bailey and the party needs to take strong action against any examples of antisemitism. This week Sir Keir Starmer sacked Rebecca Long-Bailey, saying she shared an article containing an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. Mrs Long-Bailey retweeted an interview with actor and … Read more Anneliese Dodds Says Sir Keir Starmer Was Right to Sack Rebecca Long-Bailey | Good Morning Britain

Former Labour MP hopes Long-Bailey ‘reflects on her actions’

Ruth Smeeth, the former Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent North has said that she does not understand why Rebecca Long-Bailey “has chosen this hill to have a fight with the leader of the Labour party on”. Long-Bailey was sacked after she shared an article on social media which Sir Keir Starmer claimed expressed an anti-Semitic conspiracy … Read more Former Labour MP hopes Long-Bailey ‘reflects on her actions’

‘Which side are you on?’ Zoom shuts accounts of Hong Kong activists | The World

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists say they’ve had their Zoom accounts suspended at the behest of Beijing. Lee Cheuk-yan, the co-founder of the Hong Kong Labour Party, says they’re not satisfied with Zoom’s explanation for why they were cut off. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on … Read more ‘Which side are you on?’ Zoom shuts accounts of Hong Kong activists | The World

Does the Labour Party Think Britain Should Have Locked down Earlier | Good Morning Britain

Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth talks about the coronavirus lockdown and whether Britain should have locked down earlier. This follows comments made by an expert who advised the government on restrictions, stating that the number of deaths from coronavirus in the UK could have been halved if lockdown was introduced a week earlier. Neil Ferguson, … Read more Does the Labour Party Think Britain Should Have Locked down Earlier | Good Morning Britain

Boris Johnson Calls Death Of George Floyd “Appalling”

The scenes of violence in the U.S. drew condemnation from across Britain’s political spectrum Wednesday, though Prime Minister Boris Johnson was careful to avoid directly criticizing President Donald Trump. At the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions session in Parliament, opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer opened by expressing his “shock and anger” at the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. He … Read more Boris Johnson Calls Death Of George Floyd “Appalling”

Why is coronavirus killing BAME Britons? | The Stream

Ethnic minorities make up less than 20 percent of the British population but the outsized impact of coronavirus on their communities is startling. According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics black people are four times more likely to die from COVID-19 than white people. Ethnic Bangladeshi and Pakistani men are 1.8 times more likely … Read more Why is coronavirus killing BAME Britons? | The Stream

Jonathan Ashworth Criticises Dominic Cummings Breaking Lockdown Rules | Good Morning Britain

Boris Johnson has backed his key adviser Dominic Cummings, amid a row over the aide’s lockdown travel. Dominic Cummings is still defending his decision to visit Durham, despite lockdown rules. Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth is critical of the Prime Ministers top aide but the Labour Party are not calling for Mr Cumming to resign. … Read more Jonathan Ashworth Criticises Dominic Cummings Breaking Lockdown Rules | Good Morning Britain

Watch again: Boris Johnson faces Keir Starmer at Prime Minister’s Questions

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces opposition Labour party leader Sir Keir Starmer during weekly Prime Minister’s Questions at the House of Commons in London. Get the latest coronavirus news here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-news-vaccine-testing-contact-tracing-uk-lockdown/?WT.mc_id=tmg_youtube_offsite_televideo-youtubevideo&utm_source=tmgoff&utm_medium=tmg_youtube&utm_content=offsite_televideo&utm_campaign=tmg_youtube_offsite_televideo-youtubevideo Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK’s best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, … Read more Watch again: Boris Johnson faces Keir Starmer at Prime Minister’s Questions

Is the Care Home Crisis the Fault of the Government? | Good Morning Britain

Care home staff grappling with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis have said they are still waiting for vital supplies and funding to help them save lives. Labour party leader Keir Starmer has criticised the governments handling of Covid-19 in care homes. Sir Keir Starmer has said Boris Johnson must account for official figures showing 10,000 “unexplained” … Read more Is the Care Home Crisis the Fault of the Government? | Good Morning Britain