Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong, said he hoped the UK would work with its allies to stand up to Beijing. “I think we need to wake up to the fact that this is a new Chinese regime and it’s a different sort of aggressive communism and it needs to be defended against,” he said. … [Read more...] about Chinese parliament approves controversial Hong Kong security law
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The national security law punishes crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison, will see mainland security agencies in Hong Kong for the first time and allows extradition to the mainland for trial. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong activists planning ‘parliament in exile’ after China brings in security law
This comes as more than 4,500 airport workers in the UK and Ireland face the axe after Britain's biggest airport ground handling company announced plans to shed more than half its staff. Swissport yesterday announced job cuts as the pandemic has damaged the aviation industry. … [Read more...] about Decision on summer holidays will be taken TODAY: Boris Johnson expected to approve quarantine-free travel to France, Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey from July 4 – but will Portugal be on the list?
Outlining the questions being asked by UK officials, he said: 'Do they have something equivalent to our NHS Test and Trace system? The Test and Trace system is enormous here now. We've got the capacity to test far more than is immediately required but that would allow for any uplift anywhere. … [Read more...] about Air bridges to EVERYWHERE: Boris Johnson faces pressure to open up holiday routes to the whole EU after anger that popular Portugal was left off his list