Johnson risks party wrath to back aide who crossed UK during lockdown

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed his senior adviser Dominic Cummings on Sunday, despite calls from within his own Conservative Party for the aide to resign for driving 250 miles during the coronavirus lockdown. Cummings, architect of the 2016 campaign to leave the EU, came under pressure when newspapers reported he had travelled from London to northern […]

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UK PM Johnson backs aide Cummings despite calls to resign over lockdown travel

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed his senior adviser Dominic Cummings on Sunday, despite calls from within his own Conservative Party for the aide to resign for travelling 250 miles during the coronavirus lockdown. Cummings, who masterminded the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union, came under pressure when newspapers reported he had travelled from London to […]

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UK PM Johnson stands by senior adviser Cummings over lockdown drive

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday he was standing by senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who is under pressure to resign over a journey he made during the coronavirus lockdown. “I believe that in every respect he has acted responsibly and legally,” Johnson told a news conference. Source: Read Full Article

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UK's Johnson to lead coronavirus news conference as adviser's future hangs in balance

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will lead the daily coronavirus news conference on Sunday as the future of his senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who is under pressure over a journey made during the lockdown, hangs in the balance. The news conference will take place at 17:00 BST (16:00 GMT), Johnson’s Downing Street office said. The prime minister […]

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UK to introduce quarantine for international arrivals from June 8

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will introduce a COVID-19 quarantine for travellers arriving from abroad from June 8, interior minister Priti Patel said on Friday, a measure that airlines have warned will devastate their industry. All international arrivals, including returning Britons, will have to self-isolate for 14 days and provide details of where they will be staying. “Now we are past […]

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Britain will look at details for G7 summit next month: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will study the details of what President Donald Trump is proposing for a planned G7 summit next month, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday. “We are in close contact with the White House about the summit and we will look at the details of what they are proposing,” the spokesman told reporters. […]

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PRESS DIGEST- British Business – May 22

May 22 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times – New measures to keep the lights on as the pandemic takes its toll on electricity demand will cost about 500 million pounds ($611.05 million) this summer, National […]

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UK PM Johnson orders for plans to end reliance on Chinese imports: The Times

(Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has instructed civil servants to make plans to end UK’s reliance on China for vital medical supplies and other strategic imports in light of the coronavirus outbreak, The Times newspaper reported on Friday bit.ly/2AIukv1. The plans, which have been code named ‘Project Defend’, include identifying Britain’s main economic vulnerabilities to potentially hostile foreign […]

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UK PM Johnson orders for plans to end reliance on Chinese imports: The Times

(Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has instructed civil servants to make plans to end UK’s reliance on China for vital medical supplies and other strategic imports in light of the coronavirus outbreak, The Times newspaper reported on Friday bit.ly/2AIukv1. The plans, which have been code named ‘Project Defend’, include identifying Britain’s main economic vulnerabilities to potentially hostile foreign […]

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Britons spurned by banks caught in a coronavirus credit crunch

LONDON (Reuters) – When a payroll glitch left Natalie Gallagher so short of cash this month she couldn’t afford her bus fare to work, she turned to her usual lender Amigo for an emergency top-up loan. But she was out of luck. Like many of the lenders that thousands of higher-risk borrowers in Britain depend on, Amigo had tightened its […]

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