Coronavirus UK: 12,000 ex-medics answer call for help to fight covid-19

Staff are returning to the NHS in record numbersAlmost 12,000 retired doctors, nurses and medics have answered the call to arms and are returning to frontline duties to fight the coronavirus. Health Secretary Matt Hancock paid tribute to those NHS staff, who he said had ‘returned in our hour of need.’ Mr Hancock said that 2,660 doctors and around 2,500 other health professionals had returned...

Will #Brexit spell an end to Premier League’s competitiveness?

The British business world suffered another setback last week, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated he would be prepared to walk away from Brexit talks this summer if sufficient progress had not yet been made. A failure to strike a working deal with the EU would surely damage confidence in British markets even further, with many executives already feeling a keen sense of doom regarding...

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in UK – Channel 4 News

Two people from the same family have tested positive for the coronavirus – the first confirmed cases in the UK. They’re now being treated in a specialist infectious disease unit in Newcastle. Meanwhile 83 Britons evacuated from Wuhan – the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak – have been taken to a hospital in Wirral where they’ll be quarantined for the next 14 days. Source link

#Conservative win marks bad day for people of Britain, says #GUE/NGL

A statement by GUE/NGL Co-President Martin Schirdewan on the Conservative Party’s victory in the British general election: “Today is a sad day for people living in Britain. “It is bitterly disappointing that the message of hope has not carried in the face of a dirty and dishonest campaign by the Conservatives. “Voters who had voted for change, for an end to austerity, for social and tax...

Getting #Brexit done? – EU Reporter : EU Reporter

On Thursday (12 December) this week, the UK will hold what is widely considered to be its most momentous general election since 1979. An apparently stark choice faces the country: with the Conservatives, exit from the EU on 31 January 2020, and the prospect of the low-tax low spend ‘Singapore-on-Sea’ free market nirvana long desired by the most ardent Brexiteers; with Labour, the opposite:...

General Election 2019: Britain on the verge of another hung parliament

We are in the final hours of election fever and it is going down to the wireBoris Johnson will go into the final full day of campaigning looking to win ‘every vote’ after a fresh poll suggested a hung parliament could still be on the cards. YouGov’s constituency-by-constituency poll predicts the Conservatives are on course for a 28 seat majority – but the margin of error and unknown...

‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

European Commissioner for Trade, Phil Hogan Speaking at his first event in Ireland as the European Commissioner for Trade (6 December), Phil Hogan addressed what he described as the ‘seemingly endless’ question of Brexit, as well as other pressing trade issues.   Hogan is hoping that next week’s UK general election will provide clarity and unblock paralysis. He told Irish business leaders...

The election battle for Wales – Channel 4 News

Of the seats being contested in this general election, 40 are in here in Wales. There’s potential for all of the main UK parties – as well as Plaid Cymru – to make gains. As elsewhere, there are ‘remain’ pacts. But with an eye on Brexit supporters, the Conservatives are trying to challenge the dominance of the Labour party in Wales which at the last election held more than two thirds...

Growing division on future of NATO – Channel 4 News

There’s growing evidence of division among leaders on the future of NATO – as a war of words continued throughout the day between Presidents Trump and Macron. Tomorrow’s leaders meeting – involving 29 member states including Russia – could see heated talks on a number of issues, including Turkey’s military actions in Syria, and President Macron’s recent comments about NATO becoming...

Driver jailed for killing toddler while driving twice the speed limit

Abid Mohmood, 40, killed Umar Akhalway, 2, and left his mother Hawa, 32, disabled when he drove at 58mph in a 30mph zone (Picture: Paul Beard /SWNS.COM)A speeding driver who killed a toddler and left his mother disabled has been jailed for seven years. Abid Mohmood, 40, mowed down a family of five when he drove at 58mph in a 30mph zone. Umar Akhalway, 2, lost his life, while his mother Hawa, 32,...