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Boris Johnson vows to provide security for Hong Kong citizens fearing authoritarian China

The Prime Minister made the remarks in an op-ed in Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post. Critics of the proposed legislation fear it would undermine Hong Kong’s political, economic and judicial autonomy, that China agreed to in the Joint Sino-British Declaration. Mr Johnson said: “There is something wonderful about the fact that a small island in the Pearl River Delta rose to become a great trading city and commercial powerhouse of East Asia. “Wonderful, but not accidental or fortuitous

US Senator warns China is using Huawei to disrupt the special relationship with UK

The Arkansas Senator was speaking as debate continues as to whether Huawei can be trusted within the UK 5G network. There is concern that the telecommunications firm could allow Beijing backdoor access to sensitive information, something Huawei has always denied. Mr Cotton warned: “It is my hope that the special relationship remains strong although I fear China is attempting to drive a hi-tech wedge between us using Huawei. Washington has warned allies they risk being cut off from intelligence

Boris Johnson gives Dominic Cummings final warning after COVID-19 lockdown row

This comes after public attention surrounded Mr Cummings over a trip he took from London to Durham whilst he and his wife were self-isolating after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Now, Mr Johnson wants his aide to stay out of the public eye and to avoid any further incidents. A senior Downing Street source told the Mail on Sunday: “Dom’s been firmly put in his place.” According to the newspaper, Mr Cummings has been blocked from making media appearances and writing blog posts. A Number 10 insid

Witness who claimed to have seen Cummings return to Durham AGAIN ‘made it up as a joke’

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that one of the witnesses to the first visit may have made a similar long-distance trip. According to the Mail on Sunday, the retired Chemistry teacher drove from his home in Barnard Castle to pick up his daughter who had been self-isolating at her boyfriend’s home in Berkshire. The daughter was seen at the family home last week, but the father insists he complied with relevant rules at the time. Meanwhile, the newspaper claimed the man who witnessed the alleged

Humiliation for Labour as whip resigns from frontbench role after breaching lockdown

Rosie Duffield has resigned from the Labour frontbench We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Sign up fornow and never miss the top politics stories again. The Mail on Sunday revealed she met her married partner for a long walk in April. This happened before lockdown restrictions were eased allowing members of different households to meet. Ms Duffield said: "My partner and I have been attemptin

Piers Morgan BANS all Cabinet members who backed Cummings from GMB

Mr Cummings is alleged to have visited his parents in Durham when he was supposed to be self-isolating after suffering coronavirus symptoms. The Prime Minister’s special advisor has also been accused of going to Durham again after returning to work. The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg says she has been told Mr Cummings stayed in a separate building and did not flout regulations after the allegations first surfaced via a joint Guardian and Mirror investigation. Mr Morgan tweeted: "In light of today’s dev

Piers Morgan demands Cummings RESIGN over alleged lockdown breach

According to an investigation by the Guardian and the Mirror, police attended a Durham address were a member of the public claimed to have seen Mr Cummings 250 miles from the Prime Minister’s special advisor’s North London home. The previous day a Number 10 official had told a coronavirus briefing that Mr Cummings was self-isolating after showing coronavirus symptoms whilst time the Government was advising against all non-essential travel. Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan took to Twitter t

Boris Vs Beijing: Johnson tells officials to cut Huawei 5G involvement after virus crisis

Boris Johnson is understood to have told officials to draw up plans to scale back Huawei’s involvement in the key national infrastructure. The involvement of the firm in the network bought triggered concerns over national security as Chinese firms by law must share information with the central government in Beijing. An insider told The Telegraph: “He still wants a relationship with China but the Huawei deal is going to be significantly scaled back. “Officials have been instructed to come up wit

‘Give me a break’ - Johnson and Hancock clash over handling of coronavirus crisis

Reports of the argument come as PM Boris Johnson prepares to lay out his roadmap for easing the national lockdown. According to the Mail on Sunday, the plan could involve a five stage alert system to indicate how at risk the public are with green level one said to indicate life can return to normal and red level five indicating the NHS is at risk of being overwhelmed. A source warned the newspaper: “SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) say we are one wrong move away from R going back

Boris Johnson’s new ‘Stay Alert’ coronavirus message savaged on social media

Boris Johnson is set to outline his roadmap for leaving lockdown tomorrow, stock It will no longer be ‘stay home, save lives’ but ‘stay alert, control the virus, save lives’. However, the slogan has been criticised with many questioning how people can stay alert for a virus which is often asymptomatic. The SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford tweeted : “What kind of buffoon thinks of this kind of nonsense. Kate Middleton and Prince William's selfless gesture to help UK “Staying alert is not

Coronavirus crisis: UK arrivals will be forced to quarantine for two weeks

Those who break the rules face a potential deportation or £1,000 fine. Boris Johnson is understood to be planning to announce the plans at the government briefing tomorrow. Speaking to The Times a government source said: “These measures will help protect the British public and reduce the transmission of the virus as we move into the next phase of our response.” It is one of a number of measures reportedly set to be announced tomorrow, as Britain begins to open up from lockdown. These include be

Boris Johnson reveals doctors prepared to announce his DEATH during coronavirus battle

Commenting on his battle with COVID-19, Mr Johnson revealed doctors were feeding him "litres and litres of oxygen" to keep him alive. Although Mr Johnson returned to No 10 this week, the Prime Minister revealed he was in a critical condition. He told The Sun on Sunday: "It was a tough old moment, I won’t deny it. They had a strategy to deal with a ‘death of Stalin’-type scenario. "I was not in particularly brilliant shape and I was aware there were contingency plans in place." Mr Johnson reveal

Coronavirus crisis: Primary schools could reopen from June 1 as lockdown exit begins

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to lay out the plans next Sunday. The strategy is expected to include tests for asymptomatic staff in workplaces and according to Whitehall sources, the Prime Minister is looking to give three weeks’ notice to teachers in primary schools. On Saturday, Robert Jenrick, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary said: “Home learning is not easy, particularly when one or both parents are trying to work from home as well.” The earlier restart to

Ministers ask SAGE to look at whether social distancing restrictions can be relaxed

It is hoped a potential relaxation of the rule can help allow schools and businesses reopen. A SAGE meeting on Tuesday will look at whether lockdown measures can be scaled back. One minister told The Telegraph that social distancing was being debated in Whitehall and described it as a “live discussion”. The minister said: “We want to get the country back to work and we want to keep probing so we are not missing any opportunities.” “The response genuinely has been led by the science. It is jus

Coronavirus crisis: Lockdown could start being lifted on May 26

The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) may advise the lockdown last longer if infections are not shown to have fallen. A Number 10 source described May 26 as the most likely day for restrictions to be eased. But, they added, a final date was “very much a live conversation”. This is the Tuesday after the second May bank holiday. Plans are being drawn up to give businesses two weeks to prepare so they can ensure social distancing can be maintained. The Track and Trace programme will

Britain demands answers from China on origin of devastating coronavirus

Trump went on to say he may pose $1trillion (£779.9billion) of tariffs on Chinese goods as retribution. The lab in question is the Wuhan Institute of Virology. When asked if Boris Johnson agreed with Trump, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesperson told Mail Online: “There are clearly questions that need to be answered about the origin and spread of the virus, not least so we can ensure that we are better prepared for future global pandemics. “This work will need to be done with all of our int

Coronavirus lockdown: Those entering Britain will be forced to quarantine for two weeks

Airport bosses have complained over failures to limit and police arrivals during the lockdown. The Mail on Sunday reports the plans were agreed at a meeting of ministers and officials on Wednesday. A Government source explained: “A stringent, Singapore-style approach at our ports will help the UK manage the risk from travellers entering the country and reduce the possibility of a second peak. “We are looking at deploying these measures at the right time, in line with the scientific advice and w

Coronavirus ‘Game changer’ - Britain orders 50 million antibody testing kits

By June, Britons could prick blood and find out whether they may have developed immunity from the disease. The tests, which are expected to cost around £10 each, have been developed by Oxford scientists working for the Government-backed Rapid Testing Consortium. Speaking to the Mail on Sunday Lord Bethell, the innovation under-secretary said: “This is a great story of how our manufacturers are stepping up to the challenge of Covid, and I am hopeful that their product will make an impact in our b

Coronavirus crisis: Businesses urged to reopen if they can keep social distancing

Experts believe there is scope for firms to return to operations within the existing restrictions and ministers are encouraging them to do so, according to The Telegraph. Data shows increasing numbers of people are growing tired of lockdown and the first phase of exiting lockdown could allow the re-opening of establishments where social distancing can be maintained. A Downing Street source said: “If people are within the rules and follow social distancing guidance, we are more than happy for bus

Insider savages UK coronavirus response – ‘A massive spider’s web of failing’

Britain has now recorded 15,464 confirmed deaths from coronavirus. The source said that in the 2000s planning for such an event had been well-funded. Speaking to the Sunday Times, they said: “We were the envy of the world.” However, they claimed cuts brought in following the 2008 financial crisis scaled back this funding. Referring to senior health workers they said: “They would joke between themselves, ‘Haha let’s hope we don’t get a pandemic,’ because there wasn’t a single area of practice th
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