Technology

MPs have invited billionaire Elon Musk to give evidence to a parliament committee about his plans for Twitter. Concerns have been raised over Musk’s intent to champion “free speech” on the platform as well as introducing fees for governments and organisations to use it. Chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMSC)  Julian Knight has written to Musk...
Online Safety Bill

Online Safety Bill to be presented in Parliament today

Today, the government will finally introduce the long-awaited Online Safety Bill into Parliament. The legislation is to tackle harmful online content and introduces tough sanctions for big tech corporations for failing to cooperate with Ofcom, the UK's internet regulator....

Rayner accuses Johnson of ‘corruption, plain and simple’ over Downing Street flat refurb

Angela Rayner has accused the prime minister of “corruption, plain and simple” and said Boris Johnson has “questions to answer” over allegations of cash-for-access to ministers relating to the...

Markets fall after Moderna boss admits vaccine fears; military to assist ‘jab army’ in...

The London FTSE 100 index has fallen further following concerns raised about the effectiveness of Covid vaccines against the new Omicron variant. The CEO of pharmaceutical giant Moderna has predicted...

‘Jurassic’ MP provokes Tory fury in sleaze row; Red Wall MP’s backlash as HS2-Leeds...

A veteran Conservative MP has provoked his party’s fury by blocking the report at the heart of the sleaze row that has engulfed the Tories. Further dismay within party ranks...

UK’s carbon-zero plan for 440,000 jobs and £90bn investment; PM’s £400m deal with Bill...

The UK’s plan to reach net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050 will “secure” 440,000 green jobs and “unlock” £90 billion in private investment, according to ministers. With the start of Cop26 in Glasgow less than two...

Dowden hails new data protection laws as one of the biggest prizes of Brexit...

The culture secretary Oliver Dowden has hailed plans to replace EU data laws with a new “light touch” British framework as “one of the biggest prizes” of Brexit. Dowden said the new rules will deliver...

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

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...

Branson’s ‘extraordinary’ tourist space flight – cost £100m per minute – is delayed by...

Sir Richard Branson’s Unity 22 space tourism test flight has been delayed by weather conditions at New Mexico’s Spaceport America. Billionaire British celebrity-businessman Branson is now set to take off on-board Unity 22’s four minute...

Sunak hails historic G7 global tech tax deal – protestors ready for Cornwall summit

Finance ministers of the G7 countries have signed a deal to make tech giants and multinationals pay a minimum global corporation tax for the first time. Chancellor Rishi Sunak hailed the “historic” agreement - which...