'This package has been carefully designed so that we can ease the burdens of lockdown while expecting to keep that R below one. I cannot and will not throw away all the gains we have made together, and so the changes we are making are limited and cautious,' he said. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson sparks confusion as No10 admits coronavirus threat level has NOT been reduced – as WHO expert warns UK needs to remain on ‘constant defence’ because disease has ‘not gone away’
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Stephen Timms, the Labour MP who chairs the work and pensions committee, told Johnson about a family with two children in his East Ham constituency who faced “destitution” after the father lost his job, with the mother’s income being less than their rent. “They have leave to remain in the UK but no recourse to public funds, so they can’t get any help at all,” Timms said. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s liaison committee appearance: what did we learn?
His four children have a younger half-sister, Stephanie, who was born in 2009 - the product of an affair with art advisory Helen Macintyre. … [Read more...] about Meet Boris Johnson’s six children as he names newborn son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson
In Britain, much of this resistance was given shape by the Brexit vote in 2016. The great success of the leave campaign was to link the grievances of a number of disparate groups by articulating anti-austerity and anti-establishment sentiments with a nationalistic flavour. The slogan “Take back control” provided a rallying cry for these various demands. By blaming the EU for the deterioration of social and political conditions in the UK, Brexit became a hegemonic signifier – one around which a new “people”, identified as leavers, has coalesced. These are the “people” Johnson pretends to represent and whose will he accuses parliament of disregarding. … [Read more...] about Centrist politics will not defeat Boris Johnson’s rightwing populism
In recent years student unions and campaigners have banned, or attempted to ban, a number of high-profile people from speaking at universities because of their controversial opinions. In one of the most infamous cases, feminist writer Germaine Greer risked being unable to give a lecture after Rachael Melhuish, women’s officer at Cardiff University, called for her to be no-platformed for her “transphobic” views. Greer eventually spoke under tight security. … [Read more...] about Ministers plan fines for universities which fail to uphold free speech