Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Manchester for face-to-face talks to ‘clear the air’

Andy Burnham today invited Boris Johnson to Manchester for face-to-face talks to ‘clear the air’ as he said he does not want a ‘lingering political argument’ with the Government.   The Labour Mayor has suffered a bruising week after talks with ministers over moving Greater Manchester into Tier Three coronavirus restrictions collapsed, prompting Mr Johnson to … Read more Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Manchester for face-to-face talks to ‘clear the air’

Coronavirus Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon rocked by lockdown backlash

Nicola Sturgeon is facing fury over her plans for a five-tier lockdown system set to be even tougher than Boris Johnson’s – as her advisers warn the idea of a family Christmas is ‘fiction’. The First Minister has been hit with a wave of anger after it emerged she wants to take a harsher approach … Read more Coronavirus Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon rocked by lockdown backlash

Coronavirus Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon rocked by lockdown backlash

Nicola Sturgeon is facing fury over her plans for a five-tier lockdown system set to be even tougher than Boris Johnson’s – as her advisers warn the idea of a family Christmas is ‘fiction’. The First Minister has been hit with a wave of anger after it emerged she wants to take a harsher approach … Read more Coronavirus Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon rocked by lockdown backlash

Boris Johnson ‘HAD to call grandstanding Andy Burnham’s bluff’

When Boris Johnson threatened to abandon talks with Andy Burnham on a Covid rescue package, Manchester’s mayor figured he was bluffing. Having come to power on a pledge to ‘level up’ the North, the Prime Minister wouldn’t dare face him down over a £5million gap in their positions, would he? Johnson, who craves being loved … Read more Boris Johnson ‘HAD to call grandstanding Andy Burnham’s bluff’

£1.3bn High Court challenge over lucrative Test and Trace contracts is launched

Ministers are facing a High Court challenge over the awarding of lucrative contracts under the Operation Moonshot mass testing programme – which was hailed by Boris Johnson as the way to return to normal life. The Good Law Project, which seeks to enforce government accountability, is seeking a judicial review, claiming the contracts were unlawful because … Read more £1.3bn High Court challenge over lucrative Test and Trace contracts is launched

£1.3bn High Court challenge over lucrative Test and Trace contracts is launched

Ministers are facing a High Court challenge over the awarding of lucrative contracts under the Operation Moonshot mass testing programme – which was hailed by Boris Johnson as the way to return to normal life. The Good Law Project, which seeks to enforce government accountability, is seeking a judicial review, claiming the contracts were unlawful because … Read more £1.3bn High Court challenge over lucrative Test and Trace contracts is launched

Bullingdon revisited: Ten black Oxford undergraduates recreate famed photo

Bullingdon revisited: Ten black Oxford undergraduates recreate famed David Cameron and Boris Johnson ‘portrayal of white privilege’ Ten black Oxford freshers have recreated the infamous Bullingdon Club photo  Photo is intended to inspire others from tough backgrounds to strive for success The original photo featured a young Boris Johnson and David Cameron  By David Wilkes … Read more Bullingdon revisited: Ten black Oxford undergraduates recreate famed photo

Bullingdon revisited: Ten black Oxford undergraduates recreate famed photo

Bullingdon revisited: Ten black Oxford undergraduates recreate famed David Cameron and Boris Johnson ‘portrayal of white privilege’ Ten black Oxford freshers have recreated the infamous Bullingdon Club photo  Photo is intended to inspire others from tough backgrounds to strive for success The original photo featured a young Boris Johnson and David Cameron  By David Wilkes … Read more Bullingdon revisited: Ten black Oxford undergraduates recreate famed photo

Coronavirus UK: Could Tees Valley and Tyneside AVOID Tier Three?

What is the row over Tier Three bailouts?   The government has been engaged in brutal haggling with local leaders across swathes of England about the financial package linked to entering Tier Three restrictions. The funding is on top of the government’s wider job support scheme for workers put on hold due to lockdown, and business … Read more Coronavirus UK: Could Tees Valley and Tyneside AVOID Tier Three?

Coronavirus UK: Could Tees Valley and Tyneside AVOID Tier Three?

What is the row over Tier Three bailouts?   The government has been engaged in brutal haggling with local leaders across swathes of England about the financial package linked to entering Tier Three restrictions. The funding is on top of the government’s wider job support scheme for workers put on hold due to lockdown, and business … Read more Coronavirus UK: Could Tees Valley and Tyneside AVOID Tier Three?