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# boris-johnson - Friday 15 January, 2021

Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge
# New Measures
# New Measures

Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge

Fri 5:46 PM 26,109 Views 25 Comments

Boris Johnson said ‘we must take additional steps now to stop those strains from entering the country’.

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Teacher assessments to replace GCSE and A-level exams in England this summer
# Examination
# Examination

Teacher assessments to replace GCSE and A-level exams in England this summer

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 2:03 PM 18,114 Views 21 Comments

England’s Education Secretary Gavin Williamson confirmed the exams would be cancelled.

# boris-johnson - Monday 4 January, 2021

Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England

Jan 4th 2021, 8:06 PM 95,640 Views 71 Comments

The British Prime Minister made the announcement in a televised address setting out new emergency measures.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Schools are safe and children should return this week, Johnson insists as cases surge
# Andrew Marr
# Andrew Marr

Schools are safe and children should return this week, Johnson insists as cases surge

Jan 3rd 2021, 10:17 AM 44,601 Views 69 Comments

Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman said children’s lives cannot be ‘put on hold’ waiting for vaccination programmes to take effect.

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

'A new and great future': Britain's EU trade deal clears the Commons
# Brexit
# Brexit

'A new and great future': Britain's EU trade deal clears the Commons

Updated Dec 30th 2020, 4:50 PM 19,158 Views 40 Comments

Britain will leave the European single market and customs union at 11pm tomorrow.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 26 December, 2020

'The devil is in the detail': Scrutiny of Brexit deal begins after full text of trade agreement is published
# Brexit
# Brexit

'The devil is in the detail': Scrutiny of Brexit deal begins after full text of trade agreement is published

Dec 26th 2020, 12:43 PM 33,589 Views 26 Comments

The 1,246-page document waspublished this morning.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

EU rejects British fisheries offer of 35% fish-stock reduction over 3 years
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU rejects British fisheries offer of 35% fish-stock reduction over 3 years

Updated Dec 22nd 2020, 9:40 PM 35,225 Views 46 Comments

A Number 10 insider has described the reported compromise on fishing quotas as “b*llocks”.

France to ease Covid travel ban from UK - but negative test result needed to travel
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

France to ease Covid travel ban from UK - but negative test result needed to travel

Updated Dec 22nd 2020, 7:41 PM 25,246 Views 23 Comments

The UK government’s chief scientific adviser said cases of the variant strain are appearing “everywhere”.

# boris-johnson - Monday 21 December, 2020

Schools in NI will reopen after Christmas break but additional safety measures will be in place
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Schools in NI will reopen after Christmas break but additional safety measures will be in place

Updated Dec 21st 2020, 2:17 PM 42,724 Views 40 Comments

The Health Minister said he is engaging with the Education Minister and Chief Medical Officer on the issue.

Eamon Ryan says Ireland will work with UK 'on what comes next' after 48-hour suspension of transport
# New Strain
# New Strain

Eamon Ryan says Ireland will work with UK 'on what comes next' after 48-hour suspension of transport

Updated Dec 21st 2020, 9:10 AM 34,876 Views 50 Comments

The Green Party leader also said increased restrictions will come into effect in Ireland “sooner than was originally planned”.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 20 December, 2020

France blocks lorry freight from UK as part of travel ban
# Food Supplies
# Food Supplies

France blocks lorry freight from UK as part of travel ban

Dec 20th 2020, 10:01 PM 79,408 Views 86 Comments

“Brexit stockpiling is one thing, the Christmas rush is another thing, but the absolute hammer blow now is to close the borders for 48 hours,” the Road Haulage Association said tonight.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 19 December, 2020

'Stay at home': Boris Johnson announces strict Christmas lockdown for London and south-east England
# Xmas Lockdown
# Xmas Lockdown

'Stay at home': Boris Johnson announces strict Christmas lockdown for London and south-east England

Updated Dec 19th 2020, 4:20 PM 82,355 Views 54 Comments

England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty says the new coronavirus variant can spread more quickly.

# boris-johnson - Friday 18 December, 2020

Brexit: Taoiseach says 'very significant difficulties' remain as time ticks away
# Groundhog Day
# Groundhog Day

Brexit: Taoiseach says 'very significant difficulties' remain as time ticks away

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 7:11 PM 21,546 Views 25 Comments

Michel Barnier said earlier: “There is a chance of getting an agreement but the path to such an agreement is very narrow.”

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Boris Johnson says restrictions will ease across the UK for Christmas despite concerns
# Christmas Bubble
# Christmas Bubble

Boris Johnson says restrictions will ease across the UK for Christmas despite concerns

Dec 16th 2020, 12:35 PM 12,246 Views 16 Comments

Between 23 and 27 December, up to three households will be allowed to mix under the festive bubble rules.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

UK medical journals tell British government relaxing restrictions for Christmas could 'cost many lives'
# The Tiers
# The Tiers

UK medical journals tell British government relaxing restrictions for Christmas could 'cost many lives'

Dec 15th 2020, 12:56 PM 44,401 Views 8 Comments

London mayor Sadiq Khan has also expressed concerns over the five-day “Christmas window”.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Brexit trade talks to continue but Johnson says two sides remain 'very far apart'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit trade talks to continue but Johnson says two sides remain 'very far apart'

Updated Dec 13th 2020, 3:12 PM 33,926 Views 45 Comments

The legal date for the UK to leave the Customs Union and Single Market is 31 December.

Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain

Dec 13th 2020, 8:35 AM 10,530 Views 44 Comments

Boris Johnson is due to speak with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen later today.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Conservative anger over Navy no-deal threat as trade negotiations enter final days
# Agreement
# Agreement

Conservative anger over Navy no-deal threat as trade negotiations enter final days

Updated Dec 12th 2020, 2:04 PM 68,771 Views 137 Comments
  • A decision on the talks should be reached by tomorrow.
  • Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen have both said a no-deal outcome is likely.
  • The UK and EU have "not yet found the solutions" to differences on fisheries, von der Leyen said.

# boris-johnson - Friday 11 December, 2020

Boris Johnson wants UK to prepare for 'the Australia option', ex-Aussie PM says 'careful what you wish for'
# Man Down Under
# Man Down Under

Boris Johnson wants UK to prepare for 'the Australia option', ex-Aussie PM says 'careful what you wish for'

Dec 11th 2020, 11:22 AM 35,353 Views 46 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull said that Australia faces “very large barriers” to trading with the EU.

Welsh nationalist party pledges to hold independence referendum by 2026
# Plaid Cymru
# Plaid Cymru

Welsh nationalist party pledges to hold independence referendum by 2026

Dec 11th 2020, 7:34 AM 13,993 Views 21 Comments

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price said the devolved Welsh administration was “under attack” by Boris Johnson’s government.

# boris-johnson - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Brexit: Boris Johnson warns there is 'strong possibility' that trade deal will not be struck with EU
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit: Boris Johnson warns there is 'strong possibility' that trade deal will not be struck with EU

Updated Dec 10th 2020, 6:00 PM 23,591 Views 48 Comments
  • UK and EU to "come to a decision" on trade negotiations by Sunday
  • Micheál Martin says he doesn't expect a 'lengthy discussion' on Brexit at today's European Council meeting
  • Senior Downing Street source says it is “unclear” if differences can be bridged

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after tonight's talks end between Johnson and von der Leyen
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after tonight's talks end between Johnson and von der Leyen

Updated Dec 9th 2020, 10:44 PM 42,145 Views 65 Comments
  • The two leaders aimed to break ongoing deadlock ahead of EU summit tomorrow
  • Negotiations stalled on fishing rights, the level playing-field and how trade disputes are to be resolved
  • Cabinet minister Michael Gove says EU will have to give ground if there is to be a breakthrough

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Brexit: Boris Johnson will fly to Brussels tomorrow for dinner meeting with Ursula von der Leyen
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit: Boris Johnson will fly to Brussels tomorrow for dinner meeting with Ursula von der Leyen

Updated Dec 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 30,779 Views 48 Comments
  • British PM and Ursula von der Leyen will meet ahead of an EU summit on Thursday
  • UK and EU agree deal 'in principle' to manage post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland
  • Differences between the sides remain on the level playing field, fisheries and governance

# boris-johnson - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen to hold emergency talks on Brexit deal
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen to hold emergency talks on Brexit deal

Dec 5th 2020, 7:20 AM 12,657 Views 20 Comments

Negotiators from both sides said conditions for an agreement had still not been met.

# boris-johnson - Thursday 3 December, 2020

‘Good chance’ of Brexit trade deal in coming days, Coveney says
# Brexit
# Brexit

‘Good chance’ of Brexit trade deal in coming days, Coveney says

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 1:39 PM 18,072 Views 23 Comments

Simon Coveney met European leaders in Paris today.

# boris-johnson - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels
# Time Is Ticking
# Time Is Ticking

Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:44 PM 9,191 Views 21 Comments

Michel Barnier has briefed EU ambassadors on the negotiations amid little signs of progress as time runs out.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

House of Commons backs Johnson’s Covid tiers despite threat of rebellion from Tory MPs
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

House of Commons backs Johnson’s Covid tiers despite threat of rebellion from Tory MPs

Dec 1st 2020, 8:05 PM 9,809 Views 2 Comments

MPs voted for the measures to replace the second national lockdown in England by a majority of 213.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night
# Hanging On The Telephone
# Hanging On The Telephone

Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night

Nov 28th 2020, 2:48 PM 10,107 Views 10 Comments

The two leaders reaffirmed the need to prioritise the Good Friday Agreement.

# boris-johnson - Friday 27 November, 2020

Boris Johnson 'facing Tory revolt' over plans to impose tough restrictions on 99% of English population
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Boris Johnson 'facing Tory revolt' over plans to impose tough restrictions on 99% of English population

Nov 27th 2020, 8:17 AM 21,793 Views 13 Comments

More than 55 million people will be placed into Tier 2 and Tier 3 from next week.

# boris-johnson - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Tough Covid-19 restrictions for 99% of people in England as Johnson says ‘hard winter’ ahead
# Tier System
# Tier System

Tough Covid-19 restrictions for 99% of people in England as Johnson says ‘hard winter’ ahead

Nov 26th 2020, 7:31 PM 19,623 Views 6 Comments

The new restrictions will take effect after 2 December.

# boris-johnson - Monday 23 November, 2020

Fans set to return to sports stadiums in England from December
# Limited Numbers
From The42
# Limited Numbers

Fans set to return to sports stadiums in England from December

Nov 23rd 2020, 5:52 PM 7,063 Views 1 Comment

Up to 4,000 spectators will be allowed into grounds in low-risk areas.

Johnson outlines new tougher tiers of restrictions for England and warns of risk of 'New Year surge'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson outlines new tougher tiers of restrictions for England and warns of risk of 'New Year surge'

Nov 23rd 2020, 4:22 PM 22,128 Views 6 Comments

The British Prime Minister said today that the previous regime of restrictions did not do enough to tackle the virus.

# boris-johnson - Sunday 22 November, 2020

UK to allow 'limited' additional household mixing over Christmas and an 11pm pub closing time
# Feeling Festive
# Feeling Festive

UK to allow 'limited' additional household mixing over Christmas and an 11pm pub closing time

Nov 22nd 2020, 7:20 PM 44,264 Views 31 Comments

Boris Johnson is to set out the basis of plans for the festive period tomorrow.

# boris-johnson - Saturday 21 November, 2020

UK and Canada agree post-Brexit trade can continue under same terms as EU deal
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and Canada agree post-Brexit trade can continue under same terms as EU deal

Nov 21st 2020, 4:08 PM 33,169 Views 27 Comments

Business groups welcomed the announcement but warned that firms face a ‘cliff edge’ without deals with the EU and other nations.

# boris-johnson - Friday 20 November, 2020

Priti Patel apologises for upset caused by her behaviour following report into bullying allegations
# Investigation
# Investigation

Priti Patel apologises for upset caused by her behaviour following report into bullying allegations

Updated Nov 20th 2020, 5:48 PM 34,882 Views 49 Comments

A government statement said Boris Johnson has ‘full confidence’ in Patel.

# boris-johnson - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Draft report into Priti Patel bullying allegations found she broke the UK's ministerial code
# Investigation
# Investigation

Draft report into Priti Patel bullying allegations found she broke the UK's ministerial code

Nov 19th 2020, 7:14 PM 38,182 Views 22 Comments

An investigation was launched in March over allegations that Patel belittled colleagues and clashed with officials.

# boris-johnson - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'I only started reading at 17, and it completely changed my outlook' - Rashford
# Campaign
From The42
# Campaign

'I only started reading at 17, and it completely changed my outlook' - Rashford

Nov 17th 2020, 6:35 PM 12,918 Views 4 Comments

The Manchester United star is encouraging kids to read.

Boris Johnson has tested negative for Covid-19, but remains in self-isolation
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson has tested negative for Covid-19, but remains in self-isolation

Nov 17th 2020, 4:01 PM 11,890 Views 13 Comments

Johnson was tested as part of a pilot scheme for staff in No 10 Downing Street.

# boris-johnson - Monday 16 November, 2020

Boris Johnson goes into self-isolation just as he tries to relaunch premiership
# Bojo
# Bojo

Boris Johnson goes into self-isolation just as he tries to relaunch premiership

Nov 16th 2020, 6:30 AM 34,801 Views 22 Comments

The situation comes as the Prime Minister wants to move forward on Covid, education, and environmental issues.

# boris-johnson - Friday 13 November, 2020

Dominic Cummings ‘set to leave Downing Street by Christmas’
# Power Struggle
# Power Struggle

Dominic Cummings ‘set to leave Downing Street by Christmas’

Nov 13th 2020, 7:15 AM 27,977 Views 28 Comments

Cummings and Lee Cain are close political allies, having worked together since the Brexit campaign.

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