Boris Johnson: Former minister joins calls for PM to resign

Another Conservative MP has called for Boris Johnson to resign as the turmoil at 10 Downing Street continues. Former minister Nick Gibb is the latest Tory to submit a letter of no confidence in the row over events held at No 10 during lockdown. And Tory MP Stephen Hammond said he is “considering very carefully”Continue reading “Boris Johnson: Former minister joins calls for PM to resign”

Tory MP who pleaded for Saudi work reported to standards watchdog

Move comes after Guardian revealed Daniel Kawczynski hosted businessman in parliament while hoping to secure lucrative work Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski has been reported to the parliamentary commissioner for standards, after the Guardian revealed how the politician hosted a Saudi Arabian businessman in parliament while hoping to secure a lucrative second job. Thangam Debbonaire, theContinue reading “Tory MP who pleaded for Saudi work reported to standards watchdog”

UK COVID: Highest-ever number of children admitted to hospital in a single day

England has recorded the highest number of children admitted to hospital with COVID since the start of the pandemic, new figures show. According to government figures, 65 under-18s were admitted to hospital with COVID on 12 December. Of those 65 admissions, more than half (34) were five years old or younger. It comes amid fearsContinue reading “UK COVID: Highest-ever number of children admitted to hospital in a single day”

UK confirms 78,610 daily COVID-19 cases, highest figure since start of pandemic – WION

On Wednesday, the United Kingdom (UK) recorded the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, with 78,610 new cases largely due to the Omicron variant spread.

Anger boils as UK Parliament endorses ‘obscene’ nationality bill

Citizens, activists and politicians say bill which could deprive nationality without notice targets minorities. The UK’s controversial Nationality and Borders bill passed through the House of Commons this week, prompting outrage from citizens, politicians and activists who fear its potentially dangerous effect on ethnic minorities. Clause 9 of the bill is of particular concern as it willContinue reading “Anger boils as UK Parliament endorses ‘obscene’ nationality bill”

Party furore deepens for Britain’s Johnson, spokesman was at lockdown gathering

Johnson’s spokesman spoke at gathering Conservatives lose lead in YouGov poll Second poll shows Labour ahead Lockdown party scandal hits Johnson Johnson faces rebellion from own lawmakers British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced mounting pressure on Friday after his Conservatives lost their poll lead over Labour and it was revealed that his communications chief attendedContinue reading “Party furore deepens for Britain’s Johnson, spokesman was at lockdown gathering”

School Covid absences rise two-thirds in fortnight

The number of pupils absent from England’s state schools rose by two-thirds to 204,000 in the fortnight to Thursday, 30 September. Department for Education figures show 2.5% of pupils were out of school for Covid-related reasons on this day. The figures are the second batch of fortnightly statistics to be published since schools returned withContinue reading “School Covid absences rise two-thirds in fortnight”

German Social Democrats beat conservatives in vote to decide Merkel successor

Social Democrats (SPD) ahead – projected results SPD’s Scholz claims clear mandate for pragmatic government But conservative Laschet also vows to seek coalition Chancellor Angela Merkel is not seeking a fifth term Germany’s Social Democrats narrowly won Sunday’s national election, projected results showed, and claimed a “clear mandate” to lead a government for the firstContinue reading “German Social Democrats beat conservatives in vote to decide Merkel successor”

Fed up with protests at schools, hospitals, Quebec premier prepares special law

Legault wants co-operation from opposition so bill can become law as soon as Thursday Quebec Premier François Legault says he will introduce a special bill to prevent anti-vaccination protests in front of places such as schools and hospitals because his “patience had reached its limit.”  “It’s important to leave our children and our patients in peace,” Legault told aContinue reading “Fed up with protests at schools, hospitals, Quebec premier prepares special law”

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals win third term but fall short of securing majority

Canadians have chosen another minority Liberal government – almost identical to the one it replaced – to finish the fight against COVID-19 and rebuild the shattered economy. Precisely how stable a minority remains to be seen, as results were still trickling in and there were tight contests in dozens of ridings as the clock startedContinue reading “Justin Trudeau’s Liberals win third term but fall short of securing majority”

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