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

Michael Gove urges Britons to go back to their offices if they can

Michael Gove today pleaded with Britons to go back to their offices amid fears of a looming jobs bloodbath on the high street. The Cabinet minister insisted it is crucial to ‘fire up the economic engines’ again as the country emerges from lockdown. The call came as the government prepares to relax restrictions on public … Read more Michael Gove urges Britons to go back to their offices if they can

Michael Gove says face coverings WON’T be mandatory in shops in England

Michael Gove says face coverings WON’T be mandatory in shops in England despite Boris Johnson hinting at the move – and Nicola Sturgeon imposing the rule in Scotland Michael Gove said face coverings will not become compulsory in English shops Cabinet minister insisted the government will ‘trust’ people to do the right thing Boris Johnson … Read more Michael Gove says face coverings WON’T be mandatory in shops in England

Michael Gove says face coverings WON’T be mandatory in shops in England

Michael Gove says face coverings WON’T be mandatory in shops in England despite Boris Johnson hinting at the move – and Nicola Sturgeon imposing the rule in Scotland Michael Gove said face coverings will not become compulsory in English shops Cabinet minister insisted the government will ‘trust’ people to do the right thing Boris Johnson … Read more Michael Gove says face coverings WON’T be mandatory in shops in England

Michael Gove urges Britons to go back to their offices if they can

‘We must fire up the engines of the economy’: Michael Gove urges Britons to go back to their offices if they can amid fears of jobs bloodbath on high street – as ministers prepare to lift advice against using public transport Michael Gove insisted people should now go back into their offices if they can  … Read more Michael Gove urges Britons to go back to their offices if they can

Michael Gove ‘formally’ tells EU transition ends in December despite Scots and Welsh delay demands

‘The moment for extension has now passed’: Michael Gove says he has ‘formally’ told the EU that transition WILL end in December despite Nicola Sturgeon demanding a delay to ‘extraordinarily reckless’ plan The Cabinet Office Minister made the announcement on Twitter today  Came as Sturgeon and Welsh leader Mark Drakeford demanded an extension  In a … Read more Michael Gove ‘formally’ tells EU transition ends in December despite Scots and Welsh delay demands

Michael Gove: More than 17,000 coronavirus contact tracers now hired

Michael Gove today revealed the Government has recruited more than 17,000 coronavirus contact tracers putting ministers on track to hit their 18,000 target.  The staff will play a key role in efforts to prevent a second wave of the deadly disease as they are tasked with figuring out where people who test positive have been … Read more Michael Gove: More than 17,000 coronavirus contact tracers now hired

Coronavirus: Michael Gove guarantees teacher safety before U-turn

Michael Gove today guaranteed teachers and pupils will be safe when schools are reopened before swiftly backtracking as he said ‘you can never eliminate risk’.  The Government is locked in a furious row with councils and teaching unions over its plans to begin the phased reopening of primary schools from June 1 as the coronavirus … Read more Coronavirus: Michael Gove guarantees teacher safety before U-turn

Coronavirus: Michael Gove guarantees teacher safety before U-turn

Michael Gove today guaranteed teachers and pupils will be safe when schools are reopened before swiftly backtracking as he said ‘you can never eliminate risk’.  The Government is locked in a furious row with councils and teaching unions over its plans to begin the phased reopening of primary schools from June 1 as the coronavirus … Read more Coronavirus: Michael Gove guarantees teacher safety before U-turn