PM could face struggle as Labour and SNP withold support for 'confusing' COVID passports plan
Wednesday, 7 April 2021 () Opposition parties are withholding their support for the government's domestic COVID passports plan in a warning that Boris Johnson could struggle to get his proposals through the House of Commons.
Sir Keir Starmer says the Labour Party does “not support the government’s plans in their current form” in relation to the introduction of Covid vaccine passports. The Labour leader said he fears it will be “another example of the government with a plan that doesn’t work costing lots of...
India has been added to the coronavirus “red list” in response to mounting concern about the number of cases there and the emergence of a variant.The move, announced hours after Boris Johnson was forced to cancel a trip to the country, comes into force at 4am on Friday, meaning Britons returning after that point will be forced to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson drove a tram while on a visit to the West Midlands Metro depot.
Mr Johnson also spoke to workers and West Midlands mayor Andy Street at the Wednesbury site, before heading to the pub.
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Migrant workers in large numbers are returning to their hometowns due to prevailing COVID situation. Lucknow's bus stand was crowded with workers returning from Delhi, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Several workers have lost their jobs due to pandemic.
Amid growing cases of coronavirus, Haryana government decided has decided to vaccinate protesting farmers and also test them for coronavirus. "It is my duty to worry about everyone in Haryana. Farmers are protesting here in large numbers. We have decided to vaccinate them and get them tested for COVID-19,"said Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij.
Nicola Sturgeon has said she has "no intentions" of working directly with Alex Salmond in her push for Scottish independence. The first minister and SNP leader unveiled her party's "transformational" manifesto on Thursday but said she could go further if Scotland was independent. In order for the first minister to take Scotland on a path away from the UK, she would need to achieve a pro-independence majority within the Scottish parliament. She told ITV News that she would not directly work with Alex Salmond, ex-first minister and leader of the pro-independence Alba party, to achieve this. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said there will be no justification for rejecting another referendum if a majority of independence-supporting MSPs are elected to Holyrood on May 6.The SNP leader unveiled her party’s “transformational” manifesto, but said she could go further if Scotland was independent.
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On screen credit 'Courtesy of STV. Available for catch-up on STV Player'. Max 60 seconds use. Use within 24 hours. The five Scottish party leaders face-off in a leaders debate.SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has urged Scots to re-elect her as First Minister in May’s Holyrood election – promising “strong leadership” through the rest of the Covid-19 pandemic and a second independence vote in its aftermath.Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross said other issues such as tackling drug deaths, improving mental health care and increasing the number of police officers should take priority.Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie also disagreed that there should be another referendum in the next five years.
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Half of all spending on frontline NHS care will go to GPs and community services, if the SNP are re-elected in May, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged.Ms Sturgeon also promised her party would set up an expanded national network of 10 centres doing diagnostic work and elective surgery.
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Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds asks an urgent question in the House of Commons on Greensill Capital and a Covid-19 support scheme. Labour had asked for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to appear before MPs to respond. However, business minister Paul Scully was sent to reply for the government. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Matt Hancock has told MPs that the UK's vaccine roll-out had saved more than 6,000 lives by the end of February. The health secretary spoke in the House of Commons as he opened the debate to extend coronavirus regulations. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn