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‘It’s not a holiday’: police disperse sunbathers in London during coronavirus lockdown

‘It’s not a holiday’: police disperse sunbathers in London during coronavirus lockdown

Guys, you can’t smell the green. Can you all go home? Can you all go home please? It’s not a holiday. It’s a lockdown which means you don’t just come here and sunbathe. Can you please just leave? The government… Continue Reading

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Coronavirus: UK schools to close indefinitely, says Boris Johnson

Coronavirus: UK schools to close indefinitely, says Boris Johnson

I can announce today, and Gavin Williamson is making a statement now in the House of Commons that after schools shut their gates from Friday afternoon, they will remain closed for most pupils, for the vast majority of pupils, until… Continue Reading

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Budget 2020: Rishi Sunak lays out UK coronavirus response

Budget 2020: Rishi Sunak lays out UK coronavirus response

I know how worried people are. Worried about their health, the health of their loved ones, their jobs, their income, their businesses, their financial security. For a period it’s going to be tough but I’m confident that our economic performance… Continue Reading

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Ireland: “The world needs to get more Irish”

Ireland: “The world needs to get more Irish”
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Sajid Javid unaware of government position on Costa amendment in bizarre exchange

Sajid Javid unaware of government position on Costa amendment in bizarre exchange

You asked me specifically about an amendment that’s been tabled by Mr Costa for today. You asked me … Did you ask me what’s wrong with that amendment? – Yes. Yeah. Nothing. – So is the government supporting it now?… Continue Reading

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Why ‘stronger borders’ don’t work

Why ‘stronger borders’ don’t work

Every year, thousands of people die trying to cross borders. At times, the stark reality of this becomes front page news like the picture of three-year-old Alan Kurdi, lying face down on a Turkish beach, or when 39 people were… Continue Reading

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Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn clash over climate change

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn clash over climate change

We should have clear actions an agreed plan and a road map for the year of action but we do not. So why is the prime minister failing so spectacularly to measure up to the scale of the climate crisis… Continue Reading

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Laughter erupts as Tory MP claims government is ‘committed to open dealings with press’

Laughter erupts as Tory MP claims government is ‘committed to open dealings with press’

Thank you, Mr Speaker, for your direction there and for the opportunity to clarify this situation. This government, Mr Speaker, are committed to being open in its dealings with the press and to the principles of media freedom, and the… Continue Reading

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Attenborough endorses government’s climate action promises

Attenborough endorses government’s climate action promises

This is now up to us to put before the nations of the world what has to be done. We don’t need to emphasise to them or to you that the longer we leave it and not doing things, but… Continue Reading

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Jeremy Corbyn tells Boris Johnson: ‘This government is a disgrace’

This Government will not delay Brexit any further. We will not allow the emphatic verdict of the referendum to be slowly suffocated by further calculated drift and paralysis. While the opposition run from their duty to answer to those who… Continue Reading