NHS staff could be forced to have Covid jab under radical plans being reviewed by ministers

NHS workers could be forced to have Covid jabs under plans being discussed by ministers. The Mail can reveal that a review of vaccine passports will consider whether health staff who decline an injection could be legally obliged to have one. The review is also expected to look at whether compulsion should apply to care … Read more

NHS staff could be forced to have Covid jab under radical plans being reviewed by ministers

NHS workers could be forced to have Covid jabs under plans being discussed by ministers. The Mail can reveal that a review of vaccine passports will consider whether health staff who decline an injection could be legally obliged to have one. The review is also expected to look at whether compulsion should apply to care … Read more

HENRY DEEDES watches the former Prime Minister’s parliamentary committee appearance 

After prime ministers waddle out of Downing Street for the final time there’s a tendency for their looks to, well, go to pot. Think Gordon Brown’s haunted features or Tony Blair’s stocking-over-the head visage. So when David Cameron appeared before the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy yesterday I was expecting an ungainly mass of … Read more

HENRY DEEDES watches the former Prime Minister’s parliamentary committee appearance 

After prime ministers waddle out of Downing Street for the final time there’s a tendency for their looks to, well, go to pot. Think Gordon Brown’s haunted features or Tony Blair’s stocking-over-the head visage. So when David Cameron appeared before the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy yesterday I was expecting an ungainly mass of … Read more

Ministers plead for MISSING Brazil variant patient to come forward

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE BRAZIL VARIANT?  Name: B.1.1.248 or P.1 Date: Discovered in Tokyo, Japan, in four travellers arriving from Manaus, Brazil, on January 2.  Why should we care? The variant has the same spike protein mutation as the highly transmissible versions found in Kent and South Africa – named N501Y – which makes the … Read more

Ministers plead for MISSING Brazil variant patient to come forward

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE BRAZIL VARIANT?  Name: B.1.1.248 or P.1 Date: Discovered in Tokyo, Japan, in four travellers arriving from Manaus, Brazil, on January 2.  Why should we care? The variant has the same spike protein mutation as the highly transmissible versions found in Kent and South Africa – named N501Y – which makes the … Read more

Johnson ‘asked ministers to review gambling laws after Downing Street party with Tory donor’

Boris Johnson ‘asked ministers to review gambling laws after Downing Street party with Tory donor and Health Lottery owner Richard Desmond’, private letters reveal Letters show Johnson told Desmond his Health Lottery was ‘hugely impressive’ PM said he had tasked ministers with reviewing gambling laws which limit society lotteries, run for good causes, to £500,000 … Read more

Johnson ‘asked ministers to review gambling laws after Downing Street party with Tory donor’

Boris Johnson ‘asked ministers to review gambling laws after Downing Street party with Tory donor and Health Lottery owner Richard Desmond’, private letters reveal Letters show Johnson told Desmond his Health Lottery was ‘hugely impressive’ PM said he had tasked ministers with reviewing gambling laws which limit society lotteries, run for good causes, to £500,000 … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Calls to abandon quarantine hotels as Ministers refuse to reveal data

Pressure mounted on the Government today to reveal how many people had tested positive for coronavirus while staying in a quarantine hotel, as travel industry bosses suggested the whole scheme should be scrapped.   Questions have been raised about the point of the new rules in Britain, which were brought in 11 days ago, with people … Read more

MPs’ fury as ministers dodge cladding vote

MPs’ fury as ministers dodge cladding vote: Anger as Commons is denied the chance to protect leaseholders from paying to fix fire-risk issues  Ministers were blasted for denying MPs the chance to protect leaseholders Government struck down attempts to guarantee flat owners wouldn’t have to pay for safety repairs  Prime Minister avoided a rebellion against his … Read more