Similarly, the report stated that the risk of a collision between moving vehicles is lower on smart motorways because technology is installed to smooth traffic flow. But the chances of a crash involving a moving vehicle and a stationary vehicle is higher when the hard shoulder is removed. … [Read more...] about Smart motorways set to stay in UK despite 38 people dying on them
"You are seeing people starting to go back into town centres and obviously using local shops in villages and rural areas, but many of our city centres are very quiet and we need to get back into them, using the Chancellor's Eat Out To Help Out scheme, going to visit the shops safely, it can be done." … [Read more...] about Boris vows UK economy showing ‘signs of strength’ as he urges Brits to return to work
“Britain has not only increased arms supplies to Saudi Arabia dramatically since the start of the war, not only supports the war, as Theresa May said in the chamber just now, but British military personnel advise the Saudi air force and military on targeting – and so there is a direct involvement in the conduct of the war,” he said. … [Read more...] about UK partly responsible for Yemen civilian deaths, says Labour
Who isn’t on the list? The government has so far taken action only against individuals involved in notorious and egregious cases. Critics say many high-profile perpetrators in Russia and elsewhere are not on the list. Those who are on the list are relatively minor figures. There is a compelling case for extending legislation to oligarchs and other Kremlin-connected people, some of whom own extensive assets in London. It remains to be seen whether Boris Johnson has the appetite to clamp down on dirty money coming into the UK from Moscow. There are also questions about whether senior Chinese officials should be targeted next for their role in suppressing protests in Hong Kong. … [Read more...] about Who was Sergei Magnitsky and how did UK sanctions come about?
The UN's 1951 Refugee Convention says that once a person is in the jurisdiction of a country - such as territorial waters - then authorities are obliged to rescue people, bring them ashore, and allow them to lodge an asylum application, Mr Smith told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. … [Read more...] about UK to urge France to crack down on migrant crossings