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Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, coronavirus, News UK, Politics

Boris Johnson opposed a lockdown last year because people dying were mostly over 80 anyway, leaked messages say

Boris Johnson resisted a second national lockdown last year because he concluded that everyone dying was over 80, according to his estranged former chief aide.Dominic Cummings, who left Downing Street last year, has been highly critical of the prime minister since leaving his post and accused the prime minister. He shared a WhatsApp message with the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg apparently sent by the prime minister on October 15, when aides were urging him to introduce a second national lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19.The message read: "I must say I have been slightly rocked by some of the data on COVID fatalities. The median age is 82-81 for men 85 for women. That is above life expectancy. So get COVID and live longer." ...
Boris Johnson, Covid 19, Experimento británico, Salud

COVID-19: what can we expect from the British experiment | Digital Trends Spanish

July 19, 2021 will go down in history - for better or for worse - as the day that England launched an unprecedented measure since the emergence of COVID-19: the total end of all the restrictions that have been in force for more than one year globally. Already known as the "British Experiment" or "Freedom Day", this is what we can expect from one of the most radical bets of Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister. In early 2020, contrary to measures taken by other countries, Johnson refused to confine the population to prevent the spread of COVID-19. After the blow of reality caused by the millions of infections - including himself - and thousands of deaths, he ended up giving way. Almost 14 months later, Johnson himself pushed for the total end of the restrictions. Among other meas...
Boris Johnson, covid, Politics, UK News, UK Politics, UK Weekend

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not isolate despite his health secretary testing positive for COVID-19

Boris Johnson was exposed to COVID-19 in a meeting with Health Secretary Sajid Javid. NHS policy means that he should isolate for 10 days-but Johnson is part of a pilot study, meaning he can continue to work. This has sparked outrage at a point where over half a million people have been told to self-isolate. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not be self-isolating after being exposed to COVID-19, Downing Street has confirmed. On Friday, July 16th, Johnson had an in-person meeting with Sajid Javid, the newly-appointed UK health secretary. The following day, Javid took to Twitter to annou...
Boris Johnson, Conservative Party, Politics

Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party is now heavily bankrolled by the property sector, new figures show

Boris Johnson's Conservatives took more than £60 million from the property sector in the last decade. This is more than one-fifth of all reportable donations received by the party, the highest ratio of any UK party. Campaigners say the financial reliance puts ministers "under pressure to provide exclusive access." LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Boris Johnson, Brexit Insider, Politics

Boris Johnson is creating a’trojan horse’ that makes it easier for tax exiles and non-doms to fund UK elections

Boris Johnson's government is proposing a new law that would make it easier for non-resident Brits to fund elections in the UK. The law change is being sold as a means to make it easier for British "ex-pats" to vote in the UK. However, campaigners say it is a "Trojan horse" for more foreign money to fund UK elections. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK government is bringing in a new law that will make it much easier for British elections to be funded by tax exiles and non-domiciled Brits, campaigners have warned.The Elections Bill, published on Monday, would allow UK citizens who have lived abroad for more than 15...
Boris Johnson, coronavirus, England, Lockdowns, Politics, reopening, Reuters, Science

England’s coronavirus restrictions could finally lift later this month, Boris Johnson announced Monday

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a news conference for England's COVID-19 lockdown easing announcement in London, Britain, on July 5, 2021. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via REUTERS British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans on Monday to ease England's COVID-19 lockdown. He said guidance to employ social distancing, face coverings, and working from home would all end. Johnson said he expected the lifting of restrictions to go ahead on July 19. See more stories on Insider's business page. LONDON (Reuters)-British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out plans on Monday for the final step in easing England's COVID-19 lockdown, including the removal of laws governing social distancing and face coverings, and an end to official advice to work from home.Johnson said he expecte...
Boris Johnson, coronavirus, International, Matt Hancock, Politics

UK Health Secretary resigns after leaked photos showed him kissing an aide

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock resigned from his position Saturday. Leaked photos Friday appeared to show him kissing his longtime friend he hired as his aide. Hancock, who is married, apologized for breaking COVID-19 guidelines. See more stories on Insider's business page. UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock resigned from his position in the British government Saturday a day after he apologized for being photographed kissing a longtime friend he recently hired as an advisor.The announcement came one day after British tabloid The Sun published photos that appeared to show Hancock kissing his longtime friend and aide Gina Coladangelo...