When Mr Cummings started working at Downing Street, there was speculation he wouldn't hang around for long. But this saga has made it abundantly clear Boris Johnson believes Mr Cummings is just as critical to what he wants to achieve in power, as he was getting him into it. … [Read more...] about Dominic Cummings: What is next for Boris Johnson’s right hand man?
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The first vocal proponent of shielding was Boris Johnson, who announced in mid-March that the UK would keep its economy open and achieve “herd immunity”. In the meantime, the elderly and those with chronic illnesses would need to protect themselves by shielding from the rest of society. David Halpern, the chief executive of the government’s behavioural insights team, said, “there’s going to be a point, assuming the epidemic flows and grows, as we think it probably will do, where you’ll want to cocoon, you’ll want to protect those at-risk groups so that they basically don’t catch the disease – and by the time they come out of their cocooning, herd immunity’s been achieved in the rest of the population”. … [Read more...] about The problem with ‘shielding’ people from coronavirus? It’s almost impossible
The Prime Minister's senior adviser has been under fire since the Daily Mirror and Guardian uncovered that he had been seen in County Durham, at his family's farm, during the period where people were told by Govenrment to "stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives." … [Read more...] about Trainspotting author has brutal explanation for Dominic Cummings’ bad eyesight
Those with upcoming medical treatments – as well as gas fitters, electricians and sewage workers – could be exempt under a raft of ‘absurd’ loopholes; Adherence to the rules will be taken ‘largely on trust’; Border Force officials have yet to be told who to check or how; Those using electronic passport gates are unlikely to be quizzed. Andrew Griffith, a former chief business adviser to Mr Johnson and now MP for Arundel and South Downs, said: ‘A blanket quarantine hangs the Closed sign on Britain just as competitor nations lift their travel restrictions. … [Read more...] about Quarantine chaos: Border officials complain plan to isolate travelers to UK is ‘unenforceable’, the public will be ‘trusted’ to follow rules and ‘absurd loopholes’ include electronic passport holders being waived straight through
Ms Bruce said: "Just to be clear, if you have a childcare situation then, Helen, since you mentioned it - if you have a problem with childcare and you have to be identified as one of the people who has to stay at home for two weeks, you may not necessarily have to stay home?" … [Read more...] about Question Time: Fiona Bruce in fiery row with health minister over track and trace ‘loopholes’