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British minister says ‘move on’ from rage over PM adviser #Cummings road trip

British minister says ‘move on’ from rage over PM adviser #Cummings road trip

| May 28, 2020

A British minister said on Wednesday (27 May) that it was time to “move on” after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser provoked outrage and widespread scorn by making a 400 km (250 mile) road trip during the coronavirus lockdown, write Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton. Dominic Cummings (pictured) has refused to quit after it […]

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Johnson faces cabinet revolt over senior adviser who violated lockdown – The Sun

Johnson faces cabinet revolt over senior adviser who violated lockdown – The Sun

| May 26, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a revolt from his cabinet over his backing of senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who faces calls from within the Conservative Party to resign for driving 250 miles during the coronavirus lockdown, The Sun newspaper reported late on Sunday (24 May), writes Kanishka Singh. “He (Cummings) cannot stay,” the […]

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UK to impose 14-day quarantine for international arrivals from 8 June

UK to impose 14-day quarantine for international arrivals from 8 June

| May 25, 2020

Britain will introduce a 14-day quarantine for almost all international travellers from 8 June, Interior Minister Priti Patel said on Friday (22 May), with anyone breaking the rules facing a £1,000 ($1,218) fine, write Estelle Shirbon and Alistair Smout. The government said there would be some exemptions, including road haulage and freight workers, medical professionals […]

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UK aims to reopen primary schools from 1 June, transport minister says

UK aims to reopen primary schools from 1 June, transport minister says

| May 25, 2020

Britain’s government intends to stick with a plan to reopen primary schools to some pupils from 1 June, Transport Minister Grant Shapps (pictured) said on Sunday (24 May), writes Costas Pitas. “That’s certainly the intention,” he told Sky News. The government faces opposition to the plan from some teachers and labour unions.

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UK Conservative lawmakers call on PM’s adviser to quit over #Lockdown drive

UK Conservative lawmakers call on PM’s adviser to quit over #Lockdown drive

| May 25, 2020

Lawmakers from Britain’s ruling Conservatives Party on Sunday called for the resignation of Dominic Cummings (pictured), the senior adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson who travelled 400 km (250 miles) to northern England during the coronavirus lockdown, writes Costas Pitas. Cummings, who masterminded the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union, travelled from London to […]

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UK still working out #Quarantine plan for people entering country

UK still working out #Quarantine plan for people entering country

| May 21, 2020

The British government is still working on the details of how it will implement quarantine measures for people arriving in the country, Interior Minister Priti Patel said on Wednesday (20 May), writes Estelle Shirbon. “We are still developing measures, so we are not in the position to say ‘this is how it’s going to work’,” […]

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Britain-EU #Brexit talks struggle to find harmony

Britain-EU #Brexit talks struggle to find harmony

| May 19, 2020

Stumbling through video calls, the long-troubled Brexit talks are heading for a new crisis as coronavirus health restrictions bar the intense face-to-face meetings that have proven crucial in pulling the negotiations back from the brink, write Gabriela Baczynska and Elizabeth Piper. With increasingly frustrated British and EU negotiators trading barbs over each other’s “ideological approach” […]

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