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Afghanistan: 'Most British troops have quietly withdrawn' following 20-year waste of time, money and lives for nothing
The UK PM is to chair a National Security Council meeting on Monday to decide the future shape of the UK footprint in Afghanistan, following U.S. withdrawn.
Millions of jobs and a shortage of applicants. Welcome to the new economy
There's a problem at James Hook's chicken farms, and it has nothing to do with poultry.
Russia's Putin accuses UK and US of military provocation
Russia's Vladimir Putin has accused the UK and US military of staging a "complex provocation," after British warship HMS Defender sailed near the coast of Russian-annexed Crimea.
How is Britain's financial services industry faring after Brexit?
It’s an industry that, in 2019, contributed nearly $200 billion to the U.K.’s economy, and supported nearly a million jobs.
EU rules UK data protection is ‘adequate’ in boost for business
Decision that allows information to continue to flow to and from UK could be revoked ‘immediately’
Matt Hancock whisked mistress aide Gina away on romantic G7 summit break after claims he was ‘sh**ging on taxpayer cash’
Matt Hancock is set to face fresh questions over whether he was "sh**ging on taxpayer cash" amid claims he took his mistress to the G7 health summit.
UK's Former Finance Minister Sajid Javid Appointed As Health Minister
Sajid Javid resigned as Finance Minister last year after he refused to fire his political advisers as demanded by Johnson.
Fat Britannia: PM Johnson targets UK’s childhood obesity pandemic with ban on junk food TV adverts before 9pm
The UK government has announced a plan to ban TV adverts for foods high in fat, salt, and sugar before 9pm in an effort to tackle Britain’s obesity problem and wean children off junk food.
Leave campaigners ‘surprised’ by decay in relations with EU, says David Frost
Brexit minister says dispute over border checks in Northern Ireland main barrier to better relationship
Analysis: Five years after the Brexit vote, the United Kingdom is more divided than ever
The Brexit referendum took place five years ago. It was supposed to settle the United Kingdom's neurosis over its relationship with Europe once and for all, but it did nothing of the sort.
Term ‘white privilege’ disadvantages white working-class kids, MPs’ report finds, reigniting Britain’s race row
A new report which claims the term “white privilege” can be “divisive” and disadvantgaes the white working class has sparked fresh debate on “racist Britain", with some accusing the government of deflecting from its own errors.
Britain has an education problem. Lawmakers from Boris Johnson's party are trying to make it about 'White privilege'
Lawmakers from the UK's governing Conservative party are being accused of weaponizing inequalities in the country's education system to stoke a culture war.
Former home secretary Clarke dismisses BoJo’s £200mn royal yacht plan as ‘silly populist nonsense’
Kenneth Clarke, a Conservative former Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary, called Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan for a new £200-million royal yacht “silly populist nonsense,” in an interview with the BBC.
British Pilot’s Union Demands Government Lift COVID-19 Travel Bans
The UK travel industry will demand the government make the 'traffic light' travel system more transparent and expand the 'green list' of countries travellers can visit freely - and provide more tailored support to the sector.
British PM Warns Of "Rough Winter" As Covid Cases Remain High
Boris Johnson's warning came as the UK registered a further 9,284 daily COVID-19 infections on Sunday, a day before the government had planned to ease all lockdown measures until the Delta variant forced a month-long delay into July.
New Data Suggests Low Risk Of COVID-19 Reinfection In Population
The data was published to help monitor and understand the risk of people contracting COVID-19 again. The data will be published regularly as part of the PHE Weekly Surveillance Report, according to a release.
WhatsApp is where real political power lies in Britain
Dominic Cummings, former chief adviser to the UK prime minister, has this week published private WhatsApp messages with Boris Johnson. The chat shows how the messaging app, that is fully transparent to foreign powers in real time, domina...
Johnson ‘squandered’ chance to end Covid restrictions by allowing Delta strain into UK via lax travel curbs – Starmer
Labour leader Keir Starmer has accused the UK prime minister of leaving the borders open long enough to allow the Delta, or ‘Indian’, Covid variant to enter the country, sparking a spike in cases and delays to lockdown easing.
Former top aide attacks Boris Johnson for peddling ‘fiction’ about ‘totally f**king hopeless’ health secretary’s Covid ‘failures’
In a stunning blog post, Dominic Cummings has claimed that the UK Prime Minister is working with health secretary Matt Hancock to “rewrite history” despite supposedly considering him “totally f**king hopeless”.
UK govt considering mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for England’s care home staff, Hancock says
The UK government has opened a consultation on the mandatory Covid-19 vaccination of staff at care homes for elderly people in England, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced.
Boris Johnson calls Matt Hancock hopeless in texts revealed by Dominic Cummings
Dominic Cummings has published expletive-laden messages, apparently from Boris Johnson, in which the PM calls the health secretary "hopeless".
Boris Johnson Delays Reopening After Warning That Thousands Could Die
Boris Johnson has delayed lifting the last COVID-19 restrictions in the UK by a month.
Johnson’s former race adviser accuses Tories of inflaming culture wars
Exploiting division for electoral gain could spark another Stephen Lawrence or Jo Cox tragedy, Samuel Kasumu warns
Which European countries have the least travel restrictions right now?
A guide to the countries popular with tourists which allow travellers in, facilitate internal travel and don’t have early curfews.
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