DOMINIC LAWSON: Our paper tiger leaders will be back dealing with China when this is over

The founder of the People’s Republic of China, Mao Zedong, invented a term for ‘reactionaries’ in the West who made threats against his regime. He called them ‘paper tigers’ — the ancient Chinese word is zhilaohu. What Mao (whose vast portrait still looms over Beijing’s Tiananmen Square) meant was that we, to use an equally … Read more

Supreme Court ruling on information sharing with US ‘concerns’ ISIS beheading victims’ families

The families of three men who were brutally murdered by a terror cell from the so-called Islamic State have said they are ‘deeply concerned’ about a ruling made by the UK’s highest court. The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that it was unlawful for the UK Government to share evidence with the US authorities about … Read more

Supreme Court ruling on information sharing with US ‘concerns’ ISIS beheading victims’ families

The families of three men who were brutally murdered by a terror cell from the so-called Islamic State have said they are ‘deeply concerned’ about a ruling made by the UK’s highest court. The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that it was unlawful for the UK Government to share evidence with the US authorities about … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson didn’t practise what he preached

Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock faced accusations they had failed to follow their own advice on social distancing after both tested positive for coronavirus. The Prime Minister and Health Secretary were pictured at close quarters in the Commons in recent days – well within the advised 6ft limit. Just hours after they confirmed they had … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson is ‘marooned above the shop’

From the plumped up pillows of his king-size bed, through the tall windows above the famous rose garden, he can look down on the vast emptiness of Horse Guards Parade. Closer to home he can see the couriers bringing government papers, the delivery men with their supplies and the to-ing and fro-ing of visitors. But … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson didn’t practise what he preached

Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock faced accusations they had failed to follow their own advice on social distancing after both tested positive for coronavirus. The Prime Minister and Health Secretary were pictured at close quarters in the Commons in recent days – well within the advised 6ft limit. Just hours after they confirmed they had … Read more

NHS lanyards removed from eBay and Amazon amid fears people use them to enter supermarkets

What is the coronavirus?  A coronavirus is a type of virus which can cause illness in animals and people. Viruses break into cells inside their host and use them to reproduce itself and disrupt the body’s normal functions. Coronaviruses are named after the Latin word ‘corona’, which means crown, because they are encased by a … Read more

UK government gets permission to use personal data from mobile phones ‘to help fight coronavirus’

What is the coronavirus?  A coronavirus is a type of virus which can cause illness in animals and people. Viruses break into cells inside their host and use them to reproduce itself and disrupt the body’s normal functions. Coronaviruses are named after the Latin word ‘corona’, which means crown, because they are encased by a … Read more

Police officer in Perth in Scotland shouts at man claiming to have coronavirus

‘You’re killing people!’: Moment police officer shouts at man walking down the street while claiming to have coronavirus The man tells police he has coronavirus while in a street in Perth, Scotland One furious officer tells the man to ‘go home’ more than a dozen times The officer also warns the man that he is … Read more

Oumar Niasse grilled by undercover police for flouting the UK’s coronavirus lockdown

Bang out of order! Everton striker Oumar Niasse is grilled by undercover police for flouting the UK’s coronavirus lockdown Oumar Niasse, 29, stopped by undercover police in Manchester on Thursday  ‘Suspicious officers shined a torch in his face and asked him to spell his name’ The routine stop comes two days after UK was locked … Read more