British Prime Minister Boris Johnson opened the Group of Seven virtual leaders meeting on Friday by calling for a plan to rebuild the global economy after the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
David Frost has regained his role as Boris Johnson’s “Mr Brexit”, supplanting Michael Gove, who was previously handling relations with the EU. Officially, Gove, the Cabinet Office minister, is above Frost, a minister of state in Gove’s department with the right to attend meetings of the full cabinet.
“So what would you do about it?” is the question opposition parties dread. They like to evade until they are ready to answer but can never escape. But Labour has marked the new year by a change of gear and is starting to give at least some answers. It’s an important
It’s almost exactly a year since coronavirus made its first impression on the UK, when a government-chartered plane flew 83 British passengers home from Wuhan to a wind-swept military airfield west of London. Now in the midst of its third national
he actor features in a series called "This Sceptred Isle" wherein he enacts the role of Boris Johnson, against the backdrop of the pandemic.
The UK is now out of the EU and we have lost many of the environmental protections that came with membership. If we are to avoid any risk of a return to being the “dirty man of Europe”, those protections urgently need to be restored and strengthened.
A leading scientist has defended the government’s decision to describe the new coronavirus variant as more deadly after others claimed the proof is still vague. There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England
For a time, the spoonerism of Keir Starmer’s name, Steer Calmer, seemed to many Labour people a good slogan and a welcome change. But recently, having guided the party out of the currents that were threatening to destroy it on the rocks,
Joe Biden’s inauguration last month brought two things with it: The end of conspicuous climate denial from the White House, and the continuation of unambitious decarbonisation policies presented as “green lifelines”. But whilst Biden has rejoined the
According to the latest survey, the reality for many who have lost their job or had their wages cut during the COVID-19 pandemic is skipped meals, falling behind with the rent or mortgage and mounting debts as household bills go unpaid.