Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer visits Stevenage vaccine hub. He critiqued UKCovid-19 border checks, saying: “It’s a complete mess again. Priti Patel hastalked tough about the borders but other countries have been doing testing formonths and months... I think people will be bewildered and they will feel thatwe’re exposed - there’s a gap in our defences. We can’t go on like this withdelayed decisions not being made in a competent way.”
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BJP MLA Sangeet Som said that people who don't trust the scientists can leave the country. Som defended the provocative remarks he allegedly made against vaccine critics. "People who don't trust our scientists, govt, Army and police should leave the country. If they trust Pakistan, they should go there," he said. "Scientists of our country make medicines, they don't hurt anyone's sentiments. So people who have double-standards and trust Pakistan can go there," the BJP MLA added. On Tuesday, Som had reportedly said 'some Muslims' did not trust the country's scientists. Som had made the provocative remarks apparently over opposition to covid-19 vaccine.
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In an alleged provocative remarks made over Covid-19 vaccine, BJP MLA Sangeet Som had earlier said "some Muslims" did not trust the country's scientists. When asked about the same, Sangeet Som replied that people who don't trust their own scientists should leave the country. He further said that if they trust Pakistan, they should go there. Sangeet Som said, "I had said that if people don't trust their own scientists, Government, PM, Army and Police, it means that they don't trust their own country. So, they should go back to wherever they want to. If they trust Pakistan, they should go there. What is wrong in what I said?"
The British Red Cross says every Covid death repesents a "colossal loss" across the world, as it expects the global death toll to hit two million on Saturday. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Aviation Minister Robert Courts says the UK has "always had one of the most robust" travel measures across the world throughout the Covid pandemic.
His comments follow an announcement the country is to close all travel corridors from Monday over growing concerns of rising infections, and the risks of new strains. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Nick Thomas-Symonds says Home Secretary Priti Patel will be "responsible for criminals walking free", after thousands of records were accidentally deleted from the police national computer due to a coding error.
The shadow home secretary also accused Ms Patel of "hiding", and called on her to make a statement regarding the blunder. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds welcomes the government's efforts to tighten travel, however says it lacks a "comprehensive strategy" to protect the country's borders.
He added the it needed to "get a grip" on the quarantining system. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
TMC MP from Birbhum Satabdi Roy said there was no question of her leaving the party. Roy's statement came after a two-hour meeting with TMC's youth wing president and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee. Abhishek reached out to Roy as she voiced dissent against the leadership ahead of the assembly polls. Actor-turned-politician, Roy is a leading face in Mamata Banerjee's cultural brigade. Speculations started on Thursday over a post on Facebook page of Satabdi Roy fan club. Roy had claimed that she was not being informed about party events in her constituency. The 3-time MP had said she would inform the public on Saturday if she takes any 'decision'.
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