Boris Johnson and Michael Gove clash over face masks in shops

Boris Johnson vowed clarity on face masks ‘in the next few days’ today as the government’s approach descended into shambles. The PM, who was wearing a covering out and about in London this morning, insisted they had a ‘great deal of value’ in confined spaces such as shops. He said ministers and officials were ‘looking … Read more Boris Johnson and Michael Gove clash over face masks in shops

Boris Johnson and Michael Gove clash over face masks in shops

Ministers are ‘all over the place’ on face masks with Boris Johnson and Michael Gove seemingly at odds over whether they should be compulsory.   Scientists have warned that the public will be ‘confused’ after the Cabinet minister insisted wearing covering indoors should be a matter of ‘courtesy’. Mr Gove’s intervention came despite Boris Johnson saying … Read more Boris Johnson and Michael Gove clash over face masks in shops

Calls for clarity on face masks after Boris Johnson said ‘stricter’ approach is needed in England

Health experts have backed moves to make face masks compulsory in shops and pubs in Britain after Boris Johnson said a ‘stricter’ approach is needed in England – but critics have demanded ‘clear’ guidance after weeks of changing advice.  The government is considering following Scotland’s lead by making them mandatory in shops, as experts say indoor … Read more Calls for clarity on face masks after Boris Johnson said ‘stricter’ approach is needed in England

TOBIAS ELLWOOD: Appeasing China hasn’t worked – I urge Boris Johnson to emulate Winston Churchill

Of all the memorable speeches delivered by Winston Churchill, none was more influential than his 1946 address at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.  Although Churchill was no longer Prime Minister by then, the speech threw out phrases that would echo down the years. Describing a new post-war division of the world between East and West, … Read more TOBIAS ELLWOOD: Appeasing China hasn’t worked – I urge Boris Johnson to emulate Winston Churchill

Calls for clarity on face masks after Boris Johnson said ‘stricter’ approach is needed in England

Boris Johnson has faced calls for clarity on wearing face masks after saying a ‘stricter’ approach is needed in England.  The government is considering following Scotland’s lead by making them mandatory in shops, as experts say indoor environments are ‘much more dangerous’ for airborne transmission.  The Prime Minister is facing mountain calls from Labour and … Read more Calls for clarity on face masks after Boris Johnson said ‘stricter’ approach is needed in England

Boris Johnson to seize powers from NHS England and hand them to Matt Hancock

Boris Johnson to seize powers from NHS England and hand them to Matt Hancock in bid for more control over the health service Ministers are planning to overhaul the NHS amid coronavirus crisis frustrations They want to ‘clip the wings’ of NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens There has been anger among ministers at the … Read more Boris Johnson to seize powers from NHS England and hand them to Matt Hancock

Boris Johnson to seize powers from NHS England and hand them to Matt Hancock

Boris Johnson to seize powers from NHS England and hand them to Matt Hancock in bid for more control over the health service Ministers are planning to overhaul the NHS amid coronavirus crisis frustrations They want to ‘clip the wings’ of NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens There has been anger among ministers at the … Read more Boris Johnson to seize powers from NHS England and hand them to Matt Hancock

Two-thirds of Britons back Boris Johnson’s refusal to ‘take the knee’

Two-third of Britons back Boris Johnson’s refusal to ‘take the knee’ in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests. A poll for MailOnline found 67 per cent support the PM’s view that he will not engage in ‘gestures’ and people should not be ‘bullied’ into it. Just 13 per cent opposed Mr Johnson’s stance, according to … Read more Two-thirds of Britons back Boris Johnson’s refusal to ‘take the knee’

Boris Johnson urges people to get back to offices in towns

Boris Johnson will next week tell office workers to start returning to their desks to help save the British economy. The Prime Minister will use an update on virus strategy to press employers to start ordering their staff back to the workplace – if it is safe. He and Chancellor Rishi Sunak are said to … Read more Boris Johnson urges people to get back to offices in towns

Boris Johnson urges people to get back to offices in towns

Boris Johnson will next week tell office workers to start returning to their desks to help save the British economy. The Prime Minister will use an update on virus strategy to press employers to start ordering their staff back to the workplace – if it is safe. He and Chancellor Rishi Sunak are said to … Read more Boris Johnson urges people to get back to offices in towns