Britons flooded back from France in a bid to beat the quarantine deadline

Families made a last-minute dash across the Channel last night ahead of the 4am cut-off this morning when France was added to the UK’s quarantine list. From 4am onwards, all those arriving from France must quarantine for 14 days after the country reported a spike in coronavirus cases. The 11th-hour move sparked chaos for an estimated … Read more Britons flooded back from France in a bid to beat the quarantine deadline

£6.85m foreign aid scheme accused of ‘funnelling aid to firms’

New £6.85million foreign aid scheme to help workers supplying UK chains like M&S and Primark is accused of ‘funnelling aid into the pockets of wealthy firms’ Scheme promises to help workers in poorer countries during the pandemic But critics say it uses taxpayer money to ‘pick up the bill’ for rich corporations Others who will … Read more £6.85m foreign aid scheme accused of ‘funnelling aid to firms’

Couple who paid nearly £1,000 to beat quarantine deadline are among thousands forced to flee France

How can I get home now France is on the UK’s quarantine list?  Travellers trying to return from France on Friday to avoid the quarantine restrictions face paying hundreds of pounds.  Flights: Air fares are more than six times higher than normal from Paris to London today. The cheapest British Airways tickets are £452.  Flight booking … Read more Couple who paid nearly £1,000 to beat quarantine deadline are among thousands forced to flee France

SUSANNA REID gives ministers an ‘F’ for failure on results day

This morning, like thousands of other parents, I am gnawing on my nails waiting to discover the outcome of crucial A-level exams that my 18-year-old son didn’t get to sit. Students like my son, who has a place at university which is dependent on getting the right grades, must place his fate in the hands … Read more SUSANNA REID gives ministers an ‘F’ for failure on results day

Post-Brexit deal with Japan delayed due to CHEESE demands

Make Britain grate again! Liz Truss’s demands on CHEESE exports are blamed for delays in sealing post-Brexit pact with Japan UK and Japan have been thrashing out the terms of a post-Brexit trade deal Liz Truss believed to be pushing hard for better terms for cheese exports  Access to Japanese markets for Stilton is thought … Read more Post-Brexit deal with Japan delayed due to CHEESE demands

Coronavirus UK: Three separate death tolls now to be published

Officials in the UK plan to start publishing three separate daily death tolls for Covid-19 amidst confusion over statistics pushed out by the Government.  The Department of Health will now release three measures including its heavily criticised count which records deaths of everyone who has ever tested positive for the coronavirus – regardless of how they … Read more Coronavirus UK: Three separate death tolls now to be published

UK migrant crisis: Priti Patel’s ultimatum to French officials

Priti Patel will today demand French co-operation in a massive new ‘blockade’ of the Channel to crack down on the migrant crisis. The Home Secretary will refuse to hand over any more taxpayers’ money to fund operations on French soil unless Emmanuel Macron’s government steps up action on illegal crossings. The French will also be expected … Read more UK migrant crisis: Priti Patel’s ultimatum to French officials

Hong Kong: UK government slams journalists’ arrests

Downing Street slams ‘deeply concerning’ arrests of journalists in Hong Kong and accuses Beijing of using new security law to suppress opposition ITV News freelancer Wilson Li is one of nine people arrested in Hong Kong Authorities have also arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai under new security law Downing Street says arrests are evidence law is … Read more Hong Kong: UK government slams journalists’ arrests

Boris Johnson’s Cabinet is ‘dismal’ says Sir Nicholas Soames

Winston Churchill’s grandson Tory MP Nicholas Soames says Boris Johnson is ‘no Churchill’ and his Cabinet is ‘the worst in 36 years’ Sir Nicholas Soames has delivered damning verdict on Boris Johnson’s Cabinet Tory former MP said many ministers ‘very average’ and government is ‘dismal’ Dismissed comparisons between Mr Johnson and his own grandfather Churchill  … Read more Boris Johnson’s Cabinet is ‘dismal’ says Sir Nicholas Soames

Coronavirus UK: Beautician slams government restrictions

A beautician who has been left relying on food banks during lockdown has accused the government of ‘leaving the industry to rot’. Becky Gencer, from Leeds, appeared on This Morning to say she has been left fearing eviction and is now relying ion food banks having been massively impacted by restrictions in place due to … Read more Coronavirus UK: Beautician slams government restrictions