Government warns of worsening chaos at Britain’s ports as lorry traffic returns to normal levels

Government warns of worsening chaos at Britain’s ports as lorry traffic returns to normal levels – but Brussels says it won’t help ease backlogs unless Boris abandons his deregulation ambitions Projections from Cabinet Office anticipate Channel traffic’s imminent rise Truckers without requisite customs paperwork or negative test face turn-backs  It comes as Brussels says it … Read more Government warns of worsening chaos at Britain’s ports as lorry traffic returns to normal levels

January 12 was deadliest day of the pandemic so far with 1,110 fatalities in 24 hours

The UK has recorded its deadliest day in the coronavirus pandemic, as the Government’s chief scientific adviser warned parts of the NHS were like a ‘war zone’. Official figures broken down by date of death showed that January 12 saw the highest number of victims recorded in a single 24-hour period – with 1,110 Covid-19 … Read more January 12 was deadliest day of the pandemic so far with 1,110 fatalities in 24 hours

Arthritis drug hailed by Boris Johnson as a ‘life-saving’ Covid-19 treatment may be ineffective

An anti-inflammatory drug used to treat arthritis, which has been hailed by Boris Johnson as a ‘life-saving’ Covid-19 treatment, may be ineffective — and could even increase the patient’s risk of dying — according to a new study.   The latest research, published in the BMJ, found 11 of 65 people (17 per cent) treated with tocilizumab … Read more Arthritis drug hailed by Boris Johnson as a ‘life-saving’ Covid-19 treatment may be ineffective

Queen leads world leaders in congratulations for Joe Biden

The Queen led world leaders today in congratulating Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States. While the contents of Her Majesty’s message to Biden were kept private, Boris Johnson heralded the ‘step forward’ following a ‘bumpy period’ under the Trump administration. The triumphal tone was echoed by Germany’s Angela … Read more Queen leads world leaders in congratulations for Joe Biden

Boris Johnson hails inauguration of Joe Biden saying ‘America’s leadership is vital’ to beat Covid

Boris Johnson has congratulated Joe Biden on being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States as he said the nation had been through a ‘bumpy period’ under Donald Trump.  The Prime Minister said America’s leadership is ‘vital’ to the rest of the world, from tackling the climate crisis to the coronavirus pandemic, as … Read more Boris Johnson hails inauguration of Joe Biden saying ‘America’s leadership is vital’ to beat Covid

Covid UK: Daily death rate hits 1,820 peak though infections fall

Britain today recorded its deadliest day of the Covid pandemic for second day in a row with 1,820 more victims, as the overall death toll creeps ever closer to the grim 100,000 milestone. Department of Health data shows nearly 20,000 fatalities have been recorded in 2021 already, with today’s figure being a 16 per cent … Read more Covid UK: Daily death rate hits 1,820 peak though infections fall

Britain records its deadliest day of the Covid pandemic with 1,820 more victims

Britain today recorded its deadliest day of the Covid pandemic for second day in a row with 1,820 more victims, as the overall death toll creeps ever closer to the grim 100,000 milestone. Department of Health data shows nearly 20,000 fatalities have been recorded in 2021 already, with today’s figure being a 16 per cent … Read more Britain records its deadliest day of the Covid pandemic with 1,820 more victims

England dishes out 300,000 daily doses amid hope that NHS CAN hit key target

Boris Johnson today insisted the UK is still ‘on track’ to hit the target of vaccinating the 14million most vulnerable people by mid-February despite rising alarm at a slowdown in progress. The PM warned that ‘constraints on supply’ were making the situation harder as he was grilled by MPs in the Commons this afternoon, after alarm … Read more England dishes out 300,000 daily doses amid hope that NHS CAN hit key target

Priti Patel defends Boris Johnson as Theresa May accuses him of lacking ‘global moral leadership’

Boris Johnson was defended against a blistering claim from his predecessor that he lacks ‘global moral leadership’ today – just hours before he refused to accuse China of genocide against its Uighur Muslim minority. Home Secretary Priti Patel leapt to the Prime Minister’s defence today after a coruscating broadside from Theresa May. Mrs May accused … Read more Priti Patel defends Boris Johnson as Theresa May accuses him of lacking ‘global moral leadership’

Labour calls on No10 to speed up Covid vaccine rollout to care homes

Boris Johnson is under mounting pressure to speed up the Covid vaccine rollout to care homes, after damning official figures revealed fatalities across the sector have doubled in a fortnight. Liz Kendall, Labour’s shadow social care minister, warned the UK is ‘in a race against time to vaccinate residents and staff’. She said: ‘The Government … Read more Labour calls on No10 to speed up Covid vaccine rollout to care homes