Government goes on war footing for Scots independence poll

Government goes on war footing for Scots independence poll: Michael Gove ‘orders creation of unit to combat Nicola Sturgeon propaganda’ amid fears over soaring support for breaking up UK Fears have been growing about the level of support for Scottish independence Michael Gove has ordered beefing up of government communications unit Recent poll put backing … Read more Government goes on war footing for Scots independence poll

UK warns ‘immature’ Brussels it is now or never for a free trade deal amid No Deal preparations

Downing Street told the EU it is now or never for a post-Brexit trade deal today as Boris Johnson put UK firms on red alert for a hard split from Brussels at the end of the year. Amid fears of a collapse in talks aimed at securing a free trade agreement, officials said that the … Read more UK warns ‘immature’ Brussels it is now or never for a free trade deal amid No Deal preparations

Boris Johnson offers Manchester tens of millions of pounds extra support to go into Tier 3 lockdown

Boris Johnson last night offered Greater Manchester tens of millions of pounds in extra support if the region agrees to accept the toughest level of lockdown restrictions. Adopting a ‘carrot and stick’ approach, the Government yesterday criticised Labour mayor Andy Burnham in public while offering him additional financial aid in private. Cabinet Office Minister Michael … Read more Boris Johnson offers Manchester tens of millions of pounds extra support to go into Tier 3 lockdown

Boris Johnson offers Manchester tens of millions of pounds extra support to go into Tier 3 lockdown

Boris Johnson last night offered Greater Manchester tens of millions of pounds in extra support if the region agrees to accept the toughest level of lockdown restrictions. Adopting a ‘carrot and stick’ approach, the Government yesterday criticised Labour mayor Andy Burnham in public while offering him additional financial aid in private. Cabinet Office Minister Michael … Read more Boris Johnson offers Manchester tens of millions of pounds extra support to go into Tier 3 lockdown

UK records 69 hospital coronavirus deaths in preliminary toll

A further 69 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK, according to preliminary figures.  Today’s death toll marks a 6.2 per cent rise on last Sunday’s 65 – but is less than half the 150 deaths reported yesterday. England alone saw 61 hospital deaths and all victims were between 54 and 96 … Read more UK records 69 hospital coronavirus deaths in preliminary toll

UK records 69 hospital coronavirus deaths in preliminary toll

A further 69 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to preliminary figures.  England alone saw 61 hospital deaths and all victims were between 54 and 96 years old.  Of these confirmed deaths, four had underlying health conditions and were aged between 56 and 92. This figure … Read more UK records 69 hospital coronavirus deaths in preliminary toll

Andy Burnham accuses Boris Johnson of ‘exaggerating’ Manchester outbreak

Andy Burnham today accused Boris Johnson of ‘exaggerating’ the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in Greater Manchester as Michael Gove said the mayor was ‘posturing’ and must accept the region moving into Tier Three restrictions. Mr Johnson said in a Downing Street press conference on Friday that ‘time is of the essence’ and the situation … Read more Andy Burnham accuses Boris Johnson of ‘exaggerating’ Manchester outbreak

Michael Gove accuses the EU of trying to ‘tie our hands indefinitely’

Michael Gove today told Michel Barnier ‘the ball is in your court’ if the European Union wants trade talks with the UK to resume as he said the bloc had given Britain ‘no choice’ but to step up its preparations for a no deal split.  The Minister for the Cabinet Office said Brussels had shown … Read more Michael Gove accuses the EU of trying to ‘tie our hands indefinitely’

Michael Gove accuses Andy Burnham of ‘posturing’ over Tier Three rules

Michael Gove today launched a savage attack on Andy Burnham as he accused the Mayor of Greater Manchester of ‘posturing’ amid an ongoing standoff over moving the region into Tier Three coronavirus lockdown rules.  Mr Gove claimed Mr Burnham was guilty of ‘indulging’ in ‘political positioning’ as he urged the Labour chief to back down … Read more Michael Gove accuses Andy Burnham of ‘posturing’ over Tier Three rules

Michael Gove accuses the EU of trying to ‘tie our hands indefinitely’

Michael Gove accuses the EU of trying to ‘tie our hands indefinitely’ as he claims the UK now has ‘no choice’ but to prepare for a no trade deal split at the end of the year Michael Gove said a no deal split from Brussels is ‘not my preferred destination’ But Minister for the Cabinet … Read more Michael Gove accuses the EU of trying to ‘tie our hands indefinitely’