“More likely is that we may be able to start rolling it out before Christmas. But almost certainly the vast bulk of the rollout - if the safety data proved that it’s safe, and that is still not known, we still don’t have a vaccine - but even if we do, it’s likely that the bulk of the rollout would be in the new year. … [Read more...] about Matt Hancock to give No.10 coronavirus briefing at 5pm as Boris Johnson self-isolates
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How much “fiscal headroom” does the UK have? Both candidates argue there is “fiscal headroom” to fund their spending plans in the public finances. However, the term describes the difference between the current UK budget deficit – the gap between government income and spending – of 1.2% of GDP and a level of 2% of GDP, which is worth £26.6bn. … [Read more...] about Do spending plans of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt add up?
Meanwhile, problematic issues in Brexit negotiations still include fishing rights, the "level playing field" aimed at preventing unfair competition in areas such as workers' rights and state subsidies and the governance of any deal are yet to be resolved. … [Read more...] about Joe Biden fires Brexit warning at Boris Johnson saying closed Irish border ‘not right’
Scientists have blamed a lack of curbs in the South East in October for coronavirus infections continuing to climb, despite being three weeks into the national shutdown. Other areas across England that were placed in Tier Two or Three benefited from two weeks of tightened local measures before the full lockdown drove cases down further. … [Read more...] about Will ANYBODY get into Tier 1? Boris Johnson faces Tory revolt amid fears tier system is ‘lockdown by another name’ and the whole of England could be placed in the top two levels
But he said the philosophy seemed to be that “if you are successful, wealthy and have privilege behind you, you will do well and the government will help you in many ways”, adding: “If you have problems you’re on your own. It is a philosophy and it is not one consistent with human rights.” … [Read more...] about UN rapporteur: tax cut plans of Johnson and Hunt ‘a tragedy’