Cabinet Mutiny Over Vaccine Passports

Boris Johnson is facing a cabinet revolt over vaccine passports, having been accused of denying people their basic freedoms. The Prime Minister announced this month that certificates proving double jabs will be needed to enter indoor venues such as nightclubs from September. Government advisers have raised concerns that such environments are conducive to super spreadingContinue reading “Cabinet Mutiny Over Vaccine Passports”

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No 10 Hints State Pension ‘Triple Lock’ Will Be Watered Down

Downing Street delivered another hint that the state pension triple lock could be watered down amid concerns over COVID warping of wage figures. A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said they recognise people’s concerns about the prospect of the mechanism resulting in an 8 per cent rise, squeezing the public finances even further. No 10Continue reading “No 10 Hints State Pension ‘Triple Lock’ Will Be Watered Down”

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Boris Johnson Slaps Down Michael Gove

Boris Johnson slapped down Michael Gove after he lashed out at selfish vaccine refusers. The Prime Minister insisted he wouldn’t use the jibe and getting jabs should instead be seen as a positive thing to do. Pointing to plans to require evidence of vaccination for entry to nightclubs and events, Boris Johnson said people wouldContinue reading “Boris Johnson Slaps Down Michael Gove”

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Self-Isolation Mess

The government’s self-isolation rules fell further into shambles as No 10 slapped down a minister for saying people could ignore being pinged by the NHS app if they believed it was the right thing to do. Paul Scully struck a starkly different tone from Boris Johnson’s press briefing when the Prime Minister emphasised that self-isolationContinue reading “Self-Isolation Mess”

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Boris Johnson U-Turns And Will Not Use Trial Scheme To Avoid Quarantine After Sajid Javid Gets COVID

Boris Johnson was forced into an embarrassing U-turn after endeavouring to sidestep quarantine despite close contact with Sajid Javid, who has COVID. The Prime Minister and Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced they would use a little known pilot scheme that allows people out of self-isolation every day to continue working if they pass a daily lateralContinue reading “Boris Johnson U-Turns And Will Not Use Trial Scheme To Avoid Quarantine After Sajid Javid Gets COVID”

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Boris Johnson Supports Proposals For A New Tax To Cover Social Care Reforms

Boris Johnson is preparing to announce a cap on the amount people have to pay for their care as soon as next week. Number 10 and the Treasury are said to be putting the final touches to a deal to fix the social care crisis. The Prime Minister is understood to be keen to publishContinue reading “Boris Johnson Supports Proposals For A New Tax To Cover Social Care Reforms”

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Saj Gets Down To Business

Sajid Javid announced his most pressing priority will be ending the pandemic as quickly as possible and praised cheating Matt Hancock’s record in government after the discredited former minister was pictured ridiculing coronavirus restrictions. Talking to the media for the first time since becoming Health Secretary, Sajid Javid said that he just wanted to beginContinue reading “Saj Gets Down To Business”

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Boris Johnson Warns Of Rough Winter Ahead

Boris Johnson poured cold water on the possibility of easing the remaining coronavirus rules early as he declined to rule out future lockdowns and warned the country should brace for a rough winter. The Prime Minister has suspended freedom day by four weeks to July 19 but a two-week review will take place on JulyContinue reading “Boris Johnson Warns Of Rough Winter Ahead”

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Hopeless Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock has been accused of neglecting to tell the Prime Minister about a major report with hopeful conclusions about vaccine effectiveness against the Indian COVID variant at a crucial meeting before ministers chose to delay lifting restrictions. The claims in a newspaper outlet pile more pressure on the beleaguered Health Secretary after axed NumberContinue reading “Hopeless Matt Hancock”

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Face Masks Forever!

A leaked document gave a glimpse of the UK’s possible new normal with face masks, working from home and travel quarantine rules set to stay beyond July 19. The Whitehall paper suggests that the government will stop short of urging workers to return to offices even after Freedom Day eventually arrives. There’s also a suggestionContinue reading “Face Masks Forever!”

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