MP queries lack of BSL interpreter at Downing Street press conferences
Labour MP Vicky Foxcroft (Lewisham Deptford) signed her question to the Prime Minister, asking about sign language interpretation on Government press conferences.Then speaking her question, she asked: “If the Prime Minister doesn’t understand, imagine how those who rely on British Sign Language feel at his press briefings.“£2.6 million spent on the new press room, yet still no interpreter.“What message does he think this sends to disabled people?”Boris Johnson responded: “I’m grateful to the honourable lady and grateful for the way she has set out her question.“I will revert to her as soon as I can.”
Boris Johnson has warned that the Indian coronavirus variant could “pose a serious disruption” to plans to ease restrictions and “could make it more difficult” to end them as hoped in June.The Prime Minister told the Downing Street press conference: “I do not believe that we need, on the present evidence, to delay our road map and we will proceed with our plan to move to step three in England from Monday.
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Boris Johnson has said that remaining second doses for the over-50s will be accelerated so they come eight weeks after the first.The Prime Minister told the Downing Street press conference: “I believe we should trust in our vaccines to protect the public whilst monitoring the situation as it develops very closely because the race between our vaccination programme and the virus may be about to become a great deal tighter and it’s more important than ever therefore that people get the protection of a second dose.
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Andy Burnham says a local lockdown would “go down like a lead balloon” in Greater Manchester, “because they didn’t work last year.” The mayor was speaking after Boris Johnson refused to rule out the introduction of a local lockdown in Bolton, which has seen a surge in Indian variant (B16172) coronavirus cases. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson with United States secretary of state Antony Blinken inside 10 Downing Street. As the two countries forge a fresh relationship following the departure of Donald Trump from the White House, Mr Blinken said on Monday that the US has “no closer ally, no closer partner” than the UK.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosted US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken at Downing Street on Tuesday evening, following the day's meetings between the foreign ministers of the G7 nations. Report by Odonovanc. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Matt Hancock refuses to answer questions related to Boris Johnson's flat refurbishment and behaviour, during the Downing Street press conference.The Health Secretary avoids questions from four journalists from different news outlets.
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Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner says the Electoral Commission's investigation into the refurbishment of Boris Johnson's Downing Street flat is a “very serious development". Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Delhi govt to give free ration and extend financial help to those hit by Covid lockdown. CM Kejriwal said govt will give free ration for two months to all ration card holders. Kejriwal said govt will extend financial help of Rs 5,000 to auto-rickshaw & taxi drivers. “Delhi govt will give free ration for two months to 72 lakh ration card holders. This does not mean that the lockdown will continue for two months. Decision has been taken to help those going through financial crisis. Govt will extend financial help of Rs 5,000 to auto-rickshaw & taxi drivers. Last year too, we had helped more than 1.5 lakh such drivers in Delhi,” he said. Delhi is under lockdown till May 10 due to a steep surge in number of Covid cases.
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