Politics

Ministers have been branded “petty” and warned security cooperation could be affected by a reported plan to withhold full diplomatic status from the EU’s ambassador in London. Downing Street has not denied it is withholding certain privileges from Joao Vale de Almeida that are afforded to other countries’ ambassadors. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said
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The UK will need to look “very carefully” at the protection provided by the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, the government’s chief scientific adviser has told Sky News, amid concerns its effectiveness is significantly lower than had been found in trials. Sir Patrick Vallance said the government would “just need to keep measuring the numbers” as the vaccine
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Theresa May has launched an unusually fierce attack on Boris Johnson, accusing him of “abandoning” Britain’s “moral leadership”. The former prime minister used Donald Trump’s departure from the White House on Wednesday to warn that her successor has not “raised our credibility in the eyes of the world” with some policy decisions. Targeting his threat
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The health secretary has said there are “brighter times” ahead as the coronavirus vaccine rollout continues, but warned the public: “Don’t blow it now.” “We are on the route out. We are protecting the most vulnerable. We are getting the virus under control,” Matt Hancock told a Downing Street news conference. Live COVID news from
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Replacing the £20-a-week increase in Universal Credit with a one-off payment of £500 is a “terrible” idea, Labour has said. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is reported to be considering giving almost six million benefit claimants the cash payment instead of keeping the £1,000 yearly uplift in Universal Credit. The Universal Credit increase was introduced last year
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Housing minister Kelly Tolhurst has resigned from the government after receiving “devastating” family news. In a letter to the prime minister, the Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood said she was stepping down in order to spend “precious time” with her loved ones in the “coming months”. Her decision was taken after “much consideration and
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