Michael Gove accuses EU of ‘eroding trust’ in Northern Ireland

Michael Gove today accused the European Union of inflaming community tensions in Northern Ireland after its ditched plans to stop vaccine exports to the UK.  The Minister for the Cabinet Office said the actions taken by the European Commission on Friday last week had ‘provoked anger’ and ‘trust has been eroded’.  He warned that ‘damage … Read more

Boris Johnson defies Nicola Sturgeon to visit Scotland

Boris Johnson has been reported to police by Scottish nationalists for visiting Scotland today during its lockdown. Police Scotland said it had received several complaints after the Prime Minister travelled form London to a coronavirus testing hub in Glasgow in defiance of Nicola Sturgeon.  Mr Johnson is extolling the virtues of the union amid alarm that … Read more

Boris Johnson defies Nicola Sturgeon to visit Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon (pictured at her daily briefing yesterday) has attacked Boris Johnson over his visit to Scotland Boris Johnson is defying Nicola Sturgeon to visit Scotland today as he pleads for people to shun her independence drive. The PM is travelling north of the border despite the First Minister swiping that it is not an … Read more

Supermarkets demand urgent action over Brexit red tape

The UK’s supermarkets have told Government urgent intervention is needed to prevent more disruption to Northern Ireland’s food supplies. Chief executives of Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Iceland, Co-Op and Marks & Spencer have written to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove. Depleted shelves have been seen in several supermarkets in the early days of the new year … Read more

Greta Thunberg rubbishes Boris Johnson’s green revolution of ‘new coal mines and pesticides’

Greta Thunberg has rubbished Boris Johnson’s promises of a ‘green revolution’ after the government approved the use of a bee killing pesticide and a new coal mine. The Prime Minister has presented himself as being at the head of efforts to green the global economy with, for example, promises of huge reductions in greenhouse gas … Read more

Greta Thunberg rubbishes Boris Johnson’s green revolution of ‘new coal mines and pesticides’

Greta Thunberg has rubbished Boris Johnson’s promises of a ‘green revolution’ after the government approved the use of a bee killing pesticide and a new coal mine. The Prime Minister has presented himself as being at the head of efforts to green the global economy with, for example, promises of huge reductions in greenhouse gas … Read more

How Matt Hancock, Michael Gove and Chris Whitty convinced Boris Johnson to close schools

How Matt Hancock, Michael Gove and Chris Whitty convinced Boris to close schools: ‘Bullish’ PM was ‘the last man standing’ until caving to pressure over third national lockdown The Prime Minister faced a stark situation in a ‘dashboard’ meeting on Monday  Boris Johnson went on to describe the data as a ‘bit unclear’ during an interview  … Read more

How Matt Hancock, Michael Gove and Chris Whitty convinced Boris Johnson to close schools

How Matt Hancock, Michael Gove and Chris Whitty convinced Boris to close schools: ‘Bullish’ PM was ‘the last man standing’ until caving to pressure amid third national lockdown The Prime Minister faced a stark situation in a ‘dashboard’ meeting on Monday  Boris Johnson went on to describe the data as a ‘bit unclear’ during an interview  … Read more