Mandatory COVID Jabs

The UK government has always said there will be no mandatory COVID vaccination but appears to be apprehensively dipping its toe in the waters of the vaccine passport issue, which could have implications for those who don’t have one. However, some employers seem prepared to dive straight in, with ‘No jab, no job’ said CharlieContinue reading “Mandatory COVID Jabs”

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Boris Johnson Plans To Raise Chewing Gum Tax

A new tax on chewing gum is set to be introduced to help meet the cost of cleaning Britain’s streets. Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes to raise more than £100 million from the new scheme which will target gum manufacturers. About 300,000 pieces of discarded chewing gum can be found on Oxford Street, London atContinue reading “Boris Johnson Plans To Raise Chewing Gum Tax”

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Shops To Stay Open Until 10 pm Six Days A Week

Shops will be able to stay open until 10 pm six days a week to turbocharge the high street and help the economy recover. Robert Jenrick announced that from April 12, extended daily opening hours will be introduced when non-essential retail reopens its doors. The Communities Secretary said this would further ensure the safe reopeningContinue reading “Shops To Stay Open Until 10 pm Six Days A Week”

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Take Two Tests In Three Days For 24 Hours Of Freedom?

Boris Johnson is facing a new assault on his plan for COVID passports to go to the pub, amid claims ministers are attempting to strongarm young people into getting vaccinated. The government is putting together a policy where an NHS app would be utilised as evidence people have had jabs, or been newly tested. PeopleContinue reading “Take Two Tests In Three Days For 24 Hours Of Freedom?”

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Britain Will Only Vaccinate Children Against COVID If Needed

A government adviser asserted that the United Kingdom hasn’t agreed on any plans to vaccinate children against COVID and will only do it if needed. Professor Adam Finn, a child vaccination expert at Bristol University and a member of the JCVI advisory group, said no decision had been made. Leaked government plans suggested ministers wantContinue reading “Britain Will Only Vaccinate Children Against COVID If Needed”

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Cars Set Alight And Painted With Discriminatory Graffiti

Four cars were torched and painted in racist graffiti at a car dealership garage in Midlothian, Scotland. Police are treating the attack that took place in the early hours of the morning at Loanhead Car Sales as a hate crime. The vehicles, including two vans, were set alight after being covered with discriminatory words atContinue reading “Cars Set Alight And Painted With Discriminatory Graffiti”

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Morally bankrupt!

This week, the EU’s Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton said the AstraZeneca subcontractor Halix, which is based in the Netherlands, had not sent doses of the jab to the United Kingdom since the bloc implemented export controls. Speaking in The Hague, Thierry Breton gloated and said that everything has stayed in the EU. He saidContinue reading “Morally bankrupt!”

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Commons Defeat Leaves Flat Owners Facing Enormous Bills To Fix Cladding

A plan to protect leaseholders from the spiralling costs of fixing fire safety problems in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy has been rejected in parliament after the Government headed off a cross-party challenge. Hundreds of thousands of homeowners are facing bills of up to £100,000 to repair unsafe cladding, fire doors and insulationContinue reading “Commons Defeat Leaves Flat Owners Facing Enormous Bills To Fix Cladding”

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Ministers Mull COVID Passport

Ministers are mulling a COVID clear system for people to demonstrate they’ve tested negative or had a vaccine to help open up pubs and sporting events. The plan is understood to be under consideration as part of the Government’s approach to get the country up and running again. Boris Johnson threw scepticism on the ideaContinue reading “Ministers Mull COVID Passport”

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Jo Whiley Offered COVID Vaccine Before Her Sister

Jo Whiley has said she’s living through a nightmare after being offered the coronavirus vaccine before her sister, who has learning difficulties and diabetes and whose care home has been locked down due to an outbreak. The BBC Radio 2 DJ, who’s been fighting for her younger sister Frances, who has the rare Cri duContinue reading “Jo Whiley Offered COVID Vaccine Before Her Sister”

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