Cabinet ministers and scientists say more protection needed against unknown variants entering UK Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Boris Johnson is facing increasing pressure from cabinet ministers and scientists to impose blanket border control measures against Covid instead of his preferred option of a targeted approach […]

Data from Environment Agency shows thousands of people and businesses ‘at risk from ruined assets’ Thousands of England’s vital flood defences were in such a state of ruin last year they would fail to protect communities from extreme weather, an investigation has found. More than 3,400 of England’s “high consequence” […]

President mulls third party amid impeachment debate Conviction over US Capitol attack still seems unlikely Robert Reich: Don’t believe corporate anti-Trump hype Lloyd Green: Will Trump really start his own party? Republican divisions over Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial came into clearer focus on Sunday, as the former president spent […]

First minister says she will hold advisory referendum, whether Westminster consents or not Nicola Sturgeon has said she will hold an advisory referendum on independence if her Scottish National party wins a majority in May’s Holyrood elections, regardless of whether Westminster consents to the move. Her party is setting out […]

Exporters advised by Department for International Trade officials to form EU-based companies to circumvent border issues Brexit nightmare: British businesses at breaking point British businesses that export to the continent are being encouraged by government trade advisers to set up separate companies inside the EU in order to get around […]

Minister under fire for ‘shameful’ virus spread as staff told to work on with more than 500 cases at agency in Swansea Ministers are at the centre of an explosive row over their failure to protect workers from Covid-19 as the Observer reveals the largest workplace outbreak of the virus […]

Former prime minister calls for total rethink on support for unemployed and assessment of data after new report The full scale of Britain’s jobs crisis is being underestimated because hundreds of thousands of people are being missed by official unemployment figures, Gordon Brown has warned. At least 300,000 out-of-work people […]

 

 

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