Boris Johnson wants Rishi Sunak to extend furlough beyond lockdown

Rishi Sunak is being ‘bounced’ by the Prime Minster into extending the furlough scheme package after lockdown ends Prime Minister wants Rishi Sunak to ensure furlough money available for country Details being ironed out before Chancellor brings the policey forward to public Boris Johnson pledged to extend  Government’s furlough payments on Monday By Bhvishya Patel … Read more

Boris Johnson pressures Rishi Sunak to extend furlough past lockdown

Rishi Sunak is being ‘bounced’ by the Prime Minster into extending the furlough scheme package after lockdown ends Prime Minister wants Rishi Sunak to ensure furlough money available for country Details being ironed out before Chancellor brings the policey forward to public Boris Johnson pledged to extend  Government’s furlough payments on Monday By Bhvishya Patel … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Hopes curve ‘flattening’ with cases 12.5% down

Signs that the second wave of coronavirus could be at a turning point began to make an appearance today as the UK recorded a 12.5 per cent decrease in the number of people testing positive.  The Department of Health figures, which initially were delayed in their release, saw a further 20,018 people test positive for … Read more

UK records 12.5% FEWER coronavirus cases than last Tuesday

AT A GLANCE: HOW VALLANCE AND WHITTY DEFENDED THE LOCKDOWN SATURDAY’S GLOOMY SLIDES The pair admitted what one MP called the ‘avalanche of data’ they presented in Saturday’s briefing may have been too much to handle for the public.  Sir Patrick said: ‘I would always like to get things simpler than they were and clearer … Read more

Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance defend their ‘4,000 deaths a day’ dossier

AT A GLANCE: HOW VALLANCE AND WHITTY DEFENDED THE LOCKDOWN SATURDAY’S GLOOMY SLIDES Sir Patrick: ‘I would always like to get things simpler than they were and clearer than they were. ‘I mean, you know, that would always be an aim and clearly some of those slides were quite complicated, and it is a very … Read more

Top researchers say Britain’s R rate has dropped to 1

Fears England may have jumped the gun with a second national lockdown grew today after top scientists claimed the R rate has already dropped to the crucial level of one and that Covid-19 cases are actually ‘flatlining’. King’s College London academics, who have been tracking the size of the coronavirus outbreak since the summer, argued … Read more

Was lockdown sold on a LIE? Oxford scientist says 4,000 deaths graph should NOT have been used

A graph showed during the Prime Minister’s address saying Britain will have 4,000 deaths a day by December was ‘proven to be incorrect’ and ‘four weeks out of date’, an Oxford University scientist has warned. Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Carl Heneghan said mathematically the document should not have been used to justify the … Read more

Covid Lockdown: Airports in England could be mothballed

English airports could be mothballed amid looming ‘hammer blow’ from lockdown – as ministers face renewed demands to support the travel industry England’s looming lockdown includes a ban on foreign holidays and staycations  This has been described as a ‘hammer blow’ to an already hard-hit travel sector  Industry figures have called for measures including abolition of … Read more

Speaker Lindsay Hoyle demands apology if MP leaked PM’s lockdown plan

Timeline of the PM’s lockdown decision  Friday, 7am: Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab begins a round of broadcast interviews defending the government’s ‘Tiered’ system of local lockdowns.   Friday 2.30pm: Sir Patrick Vallance underlines SAGE’s support for a national lockdown at a briefing with reporters, suggesting it was getting late to arrest the spike in cases before Christmas. … Read more