Government accused of ‘putting profit over human dignity’ with plan to build prisons and boost economy

A government pledge to build new prisons has been criticised as “putting profit over human dignity” after the Ministry of Justice heralded the scheme as being designed to boost the nation’s economy. The MoJ announced four new sites would be built across England in the next six years amid a drive to fulfil a Conservative […]

Tory MP Steve Baker breaks ranks to say Cummings ‘must go’ to save Boris’ government | Politics | News

Boris Johnson is under mounting pressure to sack Mr Cummings after it emerged he travelled to County Durham in March to self-isolate with his family. And there are fresh reports that the 48-year-old made a second trip to the North East in April despite social distancing rules. Mr Baker, a prominent member of the 1922 […]

Green Party leader has confidence in Catherine Martin despite TD voting against government talks

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said he still has confidence in his deputy Catherine Martin despite her objection to entering into government talks with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. r Ryan also said Ms Martin’s opposition to government formation talks will not prevent her from being on the party’s negotiating team. “That’s healthy in […]

Government under pressure over over tests pledge and protective equipment – Channel 4 News

22 Apr 2020 Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the country is “at the peak” of the coronavirus epidemic – a peak which will last some time. At home on their webcams – MPs taking part in the first ever social distanced session of the House of Commons heard the Health Secretary Matt Hancock say the […]

‘Dominic Raab has been given authority by PM to take over majority of his duties’ – Catherine Haddon, Institute for Government

7 Apr 2020  The First Secretary of State Dominic Raab is now deputising for Boris Johnson and this morning chaired the government’s daily emergency coronavirus meeting. The First Secretary of State Dominic Raab is now deputising for Boris Johnson and this morning chaired the government’s daily emergency coronavirus meeting. Mr Raab says he will continue […]

Japan Virus Woes Emerge as Existential Threat to Abe Government

(Bloomberg) — Shinzo Abe has overcome countless political perils on the road to becoming Japan’s longest-serving prime minister. He may have met his match with the coronavirus. In a sign of mounting concern, Abe abandoned his relatively mild approach to the epidemic last week with a shock announcement urging schools to shut nationwide from Monday. […]

‘They have failed us.’ Parents of kids with rare diseases feel let down by Ford government

Families needing revolutionary and expensive drugs to beat the symptoms of rare diseases like cystic fibrosis say Health Minister Christine Elliott has let them down after championing improved access to medications when the PCs were in opposition just a few years ago. “We did have lots of hope,” Jamie Larocque, a father of two Tottenham […]

Over 1,700 frontline medics likely infected with coronavirus in China, presenting new crisis for the government

Instead of helping on the frontlines, she has been under self-quarantine at home for weeks, after a chest scan on January 26 revealed that she had a suspected case of the novel Coronavirus. Zhu was told to wait for a nucleic acid test that would provide the final verdict, but it never came. “Right now, […]

General election: John McDonnell outlines first 100 days of Labour government – live news | Politics

When they come to write the history books, and write about when it all began to turn around. When your children or grandchildren ask you: “What did you do to end that world of rough sleeping and food banks? “What did you do to save the NHS and stop the Tories selling it off?” “What […]