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Boris Johnson sets out tougher tier system to replace England lockdown

Boris Johnson has confirmed that England’s “stay at home” national lockdown will end on December 2, but the prime minister’s new toughened “tier system” of regional restrictions has been strongly criticised by the hospitality sector. Mr Johnson set out his new “winter plan” for dealing with Covid-19 to MPs on Monday, setting out a regime… Continue reading Boris Johnson sets out tougher tier system to replace England lockdown

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Boris Johnson to outline Christmas Covid rules

Boris Johnson will on Sunday outline plans for families to see each other at Christmas alongside a tougher three-tiered regional coronavirus strategy for England, which will come into effect after the national lockdown ends on December 2.  Cabinet ministers are expected to discuss and sign off on the Covid Winter Plan on Sunday, and Mr… Continue reading Boris Johnson to outline Christmas Covid rules

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Boris Johnson proposes shift of Scottish powers from Edinburgh to councils

Boris Johnson told Scottish Conservatives on Saturday that he wants to shift powers from the devolved Edinburgh parliament to “councils and communities across Scotland”, raising questions over the UK prime minister’s commitment to the constitutional settlement. In a brief video speech to the virtual Scottish Conservative party conference, Mr Johnson sought to play down remarks… Continue reading Boris Johnson proposes shift of Scottish powers from Edinburgh to councils

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Boris Johnson’s response on bullying endangers his reset

Just over a year ago, Boris Johnson wrote the foreword to the ministerial code, which sets out the standards of conduct expected of Britain’s ministers. He said there must be “no bullying and no harassment”. On Friday, an inquiry found that his home secretary, Priti Patel, had at times behaved in ways that amounted to… Continue reading Boris Johnson’s response on bullying endangers his reset

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‘I don’t think the PM knows’: Boris Johnson and the Brexit endgame

At 9 p.m. on Wednesday 11 November, a gray-faced Boris Johnson rushed past staff at 10 Downing Street and into the office of David Frost, the man he entrusted to try to strike a trade deal with the EU. “The Prime Minister knew David was unhappy – he thought he might resign,” said one of… Continue reading ‘I don’t think the PM knows’: Boris Johnson and the Brexit endgame

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Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser quits over Patel bullying report

A key adviser to Boris Johnson resigned on Friday after the prime minister rejected his finding that home secretary Priti Patel had breached the ministerial code of conduct by bullying civil servants. Alex Allan stepped down as Mr Johnson’s ethics adviser after Mr Johnson concluded that Ms Patel had not breached official guidance on ministerial… Continue reading Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser quits over Patel bullying report

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Boris Johnson’s green gambit greeted with scepticism

Welcome to Moral Money. Today we have: Reaction to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s 10-point green plan Law firms scramble to build out ESG-specific practices Big banks develop standards for financing emissions Critical UK climate plan faces tough questions This week Boris Johnson grabbed headlines without talking about Brexit, Covid-19 or his new(ish) baby — and… Continue reading Boris Johnson’s green gambit greeted with scepticism

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Boris Johnson expected to warn UK home secretary over bullying claims

Senior government officials expect Boris Johnson to issue Priti Patel with a warning over allegations that she bullied civil servants, but say he will not dismiss the home secretary from the cabinet. Ms Patel has been under investigation for nine months over her conduct at the Home Office and other departments. The inquiry was prompted… Continue reading Boris Johnson expected to warn UK home secretary over bullying claims

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Boris Johnson: Now is the time to plan our green recovery

The writer is UK prime minister Slowly but surely humanity is taking the upper hand in the fight against the virus. We have not won yet. There are still hard weeks and months to come. But with better drugs, testing and a range of vaccines, we know in our hearts that next year we will… Continue reading Boris Johnson: Now is the time to plan our green recovery