Category: <span>UK</span>

UK marks socially distanced Armistice Day amid Covid pandemic
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UK marks socially distanced Armistice Day amid Covid pandemic

Wearing face coverings and standing apart, people across the country observed a two-minute silence on Wednesday to mark Armistice Day against the backdrop of a pandemic that has caused well over a million deaths globally. At Westminster Abbey the silence was led by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the prime minister and...

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson’s mistakes have cost jobs, lives and taxpayers’ money, says Keir Starmer
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson’s mistakes have cost jobs, lives and taxpayers’ money, says Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of “spraying money” at private companies for PPE and PR while letting down millions of self-employed people and thousands who have lost their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic. In fiery exchanges at prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons, the Labour leader said the government had spent £130m this year on public relations...

Tories warn Boris Johnson of bigger revolt if there’s a third lockdown
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Tories warn Boris Johnson of bigger revolt if there’s a third lockdown

Senior Tory MPs have warned Boris Johnson that there would be mass revolts in the party and the country against any attempt to extend the national lockdown beyond 2 December as anger grows in Conservative ranks over government handling of the pandemic. Evidence of growing Tory disquiet has risen since it emerged that data produced by No...