The key facts behind the day's headlines on April 18 as the controversy continues over the role former prime minister David Cameron played in securing Whitehall access for Greensill Capital.Sir Bernard Jenkin, chair of the Commons Liaison Committee – made up of senior MPs, has urged the Prime Minister to get a grip on the lobbying system following a series of revelations in the wake of Greensill Capital’s collapse into administration.Labour is determined to keep the lobbying issue alive, reportedly believing the issue of Tory sleaze in Westminster is cutting through to voters.Senior figure Anneliese Dodds has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak setting out 21 questions the Opposition party wants answers to over his dealings with the former Tory leader and Greensill.
Former prime minister David Cameron has been asked if he has any regrets over the Greensill lobbying scandal which led to an emergency review of lobbying guidelines by Lord Evans. The report, which could see ministers banned from lobbying for up to five years after leaving office and handed fines for breaking the rules, is due to be published tomorrow. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Protesters have descended upon London’s Parliament Square calling on Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to make the climate crisis their top priority.The demonstration marks 100 days until the Cop26 summit in Glasgow.
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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said the Government "urgently needs to change course" in order to restore faith in the coronavirus self-isolation programme.It comes after Prime Minister Mr Johnson and the Chancellor Mr Sunak were “pinged” by the app after coming into contact with Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who subsequently tested positive for the virus.The pair initially tried to get around the requirement to quarantine by saying they would join a daily workplace testing programme being trialled by the Cabinet Office and No 10.
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Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi says Boris Johnson was right to U-turn on his decision to self isolate after coming into contact with Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who has tested positive for Covid.
The prime minister faced criticism after initially saying he, and Chancellor Rishi Sunak, would not self isolate as they were taking part in a pilot scheme that involves daily testing. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Labour Party Chair Anneliese Dodds says that Prime Minister Boris Johnson "must remove the Health Secretary from his post" after Matt Hancock admitted to breaking social distancing guidelines while allegedly engaging in an affair with his aide Gina Coladangelo. Report by Taylorjo. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Chair of the Labour Party Anneliese Dodds has said that "there are issues of fairness" following recent reports which say that the government is considering allowing double vaccinated people to avoid quarantine on their return from amber list countries - but testing will still be required. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson has survived a Tory revolt over aid cuts which saw his predecessor Theresa May warn that some of the world’s poorest will die as a result of the slashed spending.MPs voted by a majority of 35 to back the reduced level of aid funding and a new test which critics have warned could mean spending never returns to its target of 0.7% of gross national income.The Prime Minister opened the crunch Commons debate on the decision to cut funding for official development assistance (ODA) from that 0.7% target to 0.5%.
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A Tory MP who has been boycotting England's Euro 2020 games over players taking the knee has complained of a "torrid week" of abuse.After The Three Lions beat Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday, Ashfield MP Lee Anderson confirmed on Thursday that he would not be watching the final versus Italy on Sunday.Last month, Anderson announced he would refuse to watch England’s games in a protest against players making the anti-racism gesture before games start, saying taking the knee "is not the way".
Boris Johnson is facing a furious backlash from Tory MPs as he prepares to put the final lifting of coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England on hold.The Prime Minister is expected to announce the ending of social-distancing rules – which had been slated for June 21 – will be delayed for four weeks to July 19.The move follows warnings from scientists that the rapid spread of the Delta variant first identified in India risks a “substantial” third wave if it is allowed to spread unchecked.
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