Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says that Health Secretary Matt Hancock should answer the allegations put to him by Dominic Cummings; in particular his claim that the government threw a "protective ring" around care homes.
He adds that the government has received an "unprecedented rebuke" from President Joe Biden for "undermining the peace process" in Northern Ireland over their treatment of the border.
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Sir Keir Starmer branded Boris Johnson a “super-spreader” of confusion during a chaotic Prime Minister’s Questions.But the Prime Minister, dubbed the “Chequers one” by Sir Keir due to his appearance virtually from isolation at the country retreat, described the Opposition leader’s questions as “feeble stuff” and defended his decisions during the pandemic.
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Conservative Party Co-Chair Amanda Milling MP says former Health Secretary Matt Hancock was an issue of debate in the Batley and Spen by-election.Labour's Kim Leadbeater narrowly won the Batley and Spen by-election following a bitter campaign.
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Opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer has grilled Boris Johnson in the Commons asking why the Prime Minister did not sack former health secretary Matt Hancock after images emerged of him breaking social distancing rules while embracing an aide.The PM refused to answer if he sacked Mr Hancock or if he resigned, claiming that the Government moved quickly to replace the role with the former chancellor, Savid Javid.
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Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner has said she is "very concerned" over a possible government plan to allow fully vaccinated travellers from the US and EU to enter the UK without the need to quarantine.
The opposition frontbencher warned: "This is reckless from the government. They promised an international vaccine passport, we haven't seen that materialise." Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Labour attacks Government vaccine passport plans as deputy leader Angela Rayner launches an employment rights charter in London."It's not workable" she told the PA news agency, and instead urge to roll out regular testing among other measures.
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Mandatory credit: BBC Breakfast. Max 60 seconds. No pre-roll adsBoris Johnson wanted to visit the Queen in person early in the pandemic despite Downing Street staff already falling ill with Covid-19, Dominic Cummings has claimed.The former chief aide in No 10 alleged that he had to convince the Prime Minister out of visiting her by warning about the potentially grave consequences.Downing Street denied the incident described by Mr Cummings in an interview with the BBC took place and Buckingham Palace declined to comment.
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This is the moment a Labour shadow minister launches an astonishing attack on Boris Johnson over coronavirus lockdown rules.Tan Dheshi, the shadow railways minister, furiously called out Johnson at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) on Wednesday.He described how he missed the funerals of his grandmother and uncle as he was following government guidance.Then, referring to the Dominic Cummings scandal during the first lockdown, with Johnson’s then-chief adviser having travelled from London to Durham, Dhesi angrily labelled government ministers “sycophantic, spineless, hypocritical” for their response to the saga.Johnson said he was “deeply, deeply sorry” for the suffering experienced by people during the pandemic.
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jesse Norman has said that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "squarely behind" Matt Hancock, whilst adding that he has no doubt that "there are more sides to this story than the one that we're being shown". It comes after former adviser Dominic Cummings released images of private messages which appear to show the PM calling the health secretary "hopeless". Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned that if the United States ended up in a "real shooting war" with a "major power" it could be the result of a significant cyber attack on the country, highlighting what Washington sees as growing threats posed by Russia and China. Bryan Wood reports.
Longtime GOP pollster Frank Luntz, who is working unofficially with the Biden administration, tells CNN’s Anderson Cooper the one thing the President must do to combat vaccine hesitancy is to invite Donald Trump to the White House.
England is to allow US and EU travellers who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus to enter without the need to quarantine.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that the new rules will be in place from 4am on Monday August 2.The Cabinet minister said: “We’re helping reunite people living in the US and European countries with their family and friends in the UK.”It has not been announced whether the change will apply to people arriving in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Amanda Pritchard has said she is "thrilled" to be appointed as the first female chief executive of NHS England, but stressed that diversity within the Health Service "really makes it very special".
The new boss said she was "delighted to represent women but very keen to make sure that the NHS continues to be somewhere that embraces diversity and inclusion at its core". Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson has welcomed the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta to Chequers, where they jointly planted a tree in the gardens.
Mr Kenyatta joked with the Prime Minister: “I hope you’re going to look after it … this is going to be the indication of whether our relationship is really long term.” Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Health Secretary Sajid Javid has urged the remaining three million unvaccinated people aged between 18 and 29 to get a jab.
"They should really come forward and not just protect themselves, help protect their loved ones, do their bit for the community," he said. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Transport Secretary has confirmed that fully vaccinated people travelling from the US and the EU will no longer have to quarantine upon entry to the UK from Monday August 2nd. Grant Shapps said: "We always said we'd need to move in line with what's going on in the real world and obviously people being vaccinated in Europe and in America now means that we can move to that next stage." Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson was caught in a battle with an umbrella this afternoon when it was blown inside out in bad weather. The Prime Minister shared a laugh with Prince Charles, who looked on in amusement as he managed to hang onto his brolly. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn