Sunak ‘missing in action’ as interest rates rise and businesses battle against inflation and Omicron surges

Chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak is under fire for being “missing in action” in California while British businesses battle against the Omicron variant’s devastating impact on Christmas spending and the UK’s economy. The Bank of England shocked markets with an unexpected hike in interest rates today (December 16) to 0.25%, increasing the cost of […]

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U-turn on Covid vaccine passports for England – 200 deaths per day forecast by mid-August

Boris Johnson has announced another major U-turn by recommending England’s nightclubs and large events require people to show a Covid vaccine passport to gain entry. The prime minister confirmed England will end almost all of its Covid restrictions on Monday, July 19 but warned life will not “instantly revert” to normal. Ministers and experts have […]

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Professor warns UK is at the ‘start of an epidemic in the young’ as R Rate rises back above 1

A leading scientist has warned the latest Covid data suggests “the start of an epidemic in the young”, putting more pressure on the government to delay lifting restrictions on June 21. Fears that ‘Freedom Day’ will be postponed are rising following confirmation that the UK’s R rate for the coronavirus is back above one. The […]

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Cummings: Johnson is ‘unfit’ to be PM, Hancock’s a serial liar, and ‘tens of thousands dead who didn’t need to die’

Dominic Cummings has savaged Boris Johnson and his government during a blistering seven hours of testimony to MPs on Wednesday about the response from Number 10 to the pandemic. “Tens of thousands of people died who didn’t need to die” during the pandemic because of government failings, said Cummings, who claimed the prime minister dismissed […]

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Johnson takes ‘full responsibility’ for ‘appalling and tragic loss of life’ as UK passes 100,000 Covid deaths

Boris Johnson has said he takes “full responsibility” for the government’s actions that have led to the UK passing the 100,000 mark for the number of people who have died with coronavirus. A sombre prime minister insisted his government “truly did everything we could” to fight the virus and limit deaths caused by Covid, yet […]

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