Tom Tugendhat on Dominic Cummings: ‘You can see the effect on it, you don’t need me to tell you’

Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat told Sophy Ridge “you can see the effect on it, you don’t need me to tell you” about the impact of Dominic Cummings heading to Durham during lockdown. He also said the UK needs to realise China has “a very very authoritarian system of government” and needs to change its relationship … Read more Tom Tugendhat on Dominic Cummings: ‘You can see the effect on it, you don’t need me to tell you’

COVID-19: Education union believes the reopening of schools should be delayed

Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, says she believes it is “too soon” for children to return to school. She also told Sophy Ridge that “the government simply did not given enough time to plan” schools reopening, adding that guidelines have changed 41 times since May 12. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube … Read more COVID-19: Education union believes the reopening of schools should be delayed

Coronavirus: Steve Reed says Labour supports the reopening of schools ‘where it’s possible’

Shadow Communities Secretary Steve Reed says national standards should be set for schools reopening, but they should be applied locally. He told Sophy Ridge: “All of us want to see schools open, but it has to be done in a gradual way that maintains parents’ confidence that it’s safe for their child to go back”. … Read more Coronavirus: Steve Reed says Labour supports the reopening of schools ‘where it’s possible’

Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon defends Scotland’s approach to care homes

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told Sophy Ridge that she doesn’t believe that care home deaths are happening at a higher rate in Scotland. She also said there may be “under-reporting” in England. Pressed whether it was a mistake to discharge patients from hospital into care homes, Ms Sturgeon said at that point “rightly … Read more Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon defends Scotland’s approach to care homes

Northern Ireland’s joint leaders say ‘COVID-19 has shown we can work together’

First Minister of Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister, Michelle O’Neill tell Sophy Ridge how dealing with COVID-19 has brought them together. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and … Read more Northern Ireland’s joint leaders say ‘COVID-19 has shown we can work together’

Shapps says allegations Cummings made second Durham trip are ‘untrue’

Transport Secretary insists to Sophy Ridge that Dominic Cummings remained in the “same location” whilst going through “14 days of isolation”. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: … Read more Shapps says allegations Cummings made second Durham trip are ‘untrue’

Tory MP Steve Baker calls for Dominic Cummings to go

The Conservative MP Steve Baker has called for Dominic Cummings’ resignation over allegations Boris Johnson’s chief adviser broke the government’s lockdown rules on several occasions. In an interview with Sky’s Sophy Ridge, Baker said he did not see how the ‘this goes away unless Dominic goes’ Dominic Cummings must resign, says Tory MP Steve Baker Coronavirus – … Read more Tory MP Steve Baker calls for Dominic Cummings to go

Senior Tory says Dominic Cummings ‘should go’

Steve Baker, a prominent member of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tories, has called for Boris Johnson’s top aide Dominic Cummings to go. He told Sophy Ridge: “I have always opposed him being in Number 10. He fights against any attempt to control him and direct him… but we all have to be held to … Read more Senior Tory says Dominic Cummings ‘should go’

Coronavirus: Heathrow boss…..What comes next?

The head of Heathrow says quarantine can only be in place for a ‘short time if we are going to get the economy moving again’. John Holland-Kaye John Holland-Kaye told Sophy Ridge on Sunday he wanted the government to set international standards of travel. Heathrow passenger numbers have fallen by 97% since the pandemic began … Read more Coronavirus: Heathrow boss…..What comes next?

Coronavirus: Labour calls for schools to stay shut

Labour shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves says schools should shut until the government’s ‘test, trace and isolate’ system is up and running. Earlier, Michael Gove told Sophy Ridge on Sunday that children and teachers would be safe under plans for a phased reopening of schools on 1 June. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: … Read more Coronavirus: Labour calls for schools to stay shut

Coronavirus: Raab refuses to be drawn on lifting the lockdown

Acting PM Dominic Raab refused to discuss the ‘next stage’ of the lockdown when he spoke to Sophy Ridge. But the stressed Britain was facing a new normal with no sudden return to the life we previously had. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on … Read more Coronavirus: Raab refuses to be drawn on lifting the lockdown

Michael Gove says Boris Johnson didn’t miss Cobra meetings, then backtracks in same day

Michael Gove has conceded that Boris Johnson missed five consecutive emergency meetings in the buildup to the coronavirus crisis. Speaking on Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday, Gove initially insisted a Sunday Times article detailing failures during this period had numerous inaccuracies and would be corrected. But in a subsequent interview on BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show, Gove accepted … Read more Michael Gove says Boris Johnson didn’t miss Cobra meetings, then backtracks in same day

UK ‘past the peak’ of first COVID-19 wave

Director of the Wellcome Trust Sir Jeremy Farrar, who also advises the government, has told Sophy Ridge he believes we are now past the peak of the first #COVID19 wave and that new infections stabilised around a week ago. #COVID19 SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like … Read more UK ‘past the peak’ of first COVID-19 wave

Michael Gove says the government ‘should not be thinking of lifting restrictions yet’

Michael Gove tells Sophy Ridge that reports the government has drawn up a three-stage plan on ending the coronavirus lockdown are not true. He also said claims that the Prime Minister missed five COBRA meetings in the run up to the coronavirus crisis were “grotesque”. #COVID19 SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews … Read more Michael Gove says the government ‘should not be thinking of lifting restrictions yet’

Coronavirus: UK business secretary declines to apologise for PPE shortages

Alok Sharma has declined to apologise for PPE shortages in hospitals and care homes who have patients with coronavirus, but admitted frontline workers should not be having to choose whether to work without it. Speaking to Sophy Ridge on Sunday, he said he was ‘sorry for the loss of any life during this pandemic’ as … Read more Coronavirus: UK business secretary declines to apologise for PPE shortages