Downing Street puts up traditional Christmas tree outside No10

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Traditional tree felled in York is put up outside Number 10 as Boris Johnson says it is a ‘first step to bringing us some festive cheer in a very challenging year’ Traditional Downing Street Christmas tree was put up outside Number 10 today Tree came from a … Read more Downing Street puts up traditional Christmas tree outside No10

Pub and restaurant bosses say they are ‘better off furloughing staff’

JD Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin today branded Boris Johnson’s contentious tier system ‘lockdown by stealth’ as landlords said the policy amounts to ‘business torture’. The Prime Minister has imposed brutal Tier 2 and 3 rules on 99 per cent of the country with the restrictions expected to last until mid-January at the earliest.   Mr Martin, the founder … Read more Pub and restaurant bosses say they are ‘better off furloughing staff’

Only THREE authorities in England saw Covid infection rates rise last week, official data reveals

Only three local authorities in England saw their Covid-19 infection rates rise last week, official data showed as Boris Johnson yesterday revealed almost every area will be plunged into Tier Two or Three lockdowns next week. And more than half – 97 out of 149 – saw their numbers of Covid cases plummet by at … Read more Only THREE authorities in England saw Covid infection rates rise last week, official data reveals

Which royals will chosen to form bubble with the Queen Christmas? 

The three-household limit on bubbles over the Christmas period may pose a challenge to the Queen’s usual festive celebrations. For the last 33 years, the monarch, 94, has travelled up to Sandringham for the holidays, where she hosts close family members, after the Christmas party for extended family members at Buckingham Palace in December.  But … Read more Which royals will chosen to form bubble with the Queen Christmas? 

Robert Jenrick hints areas COULD be moved out of Tier 3 before Christmas amid Tory revolt

A Cabinet minister today insisted areas could be moved out of brutal Tier 3 lockdown before Christmas as the government desperately tries to quell a Tory revolt. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said there was ‘every reason to believe’ the restrictions can be loosened in some places over the coming weeks – despite MPs having been … Read more Robert Jenrick hints areas COULD be moved out of Tier 3 before Christmas amid Tory revolt

Boris Johnson ‘overruled calls from Michael Gove to put London in Tier 3’

Boris Johnson ‘overruled calls from Michael Gove to put London in Tier 3’ after Tory MPs warned of economic meltdown in the capital Boris Johnson is said to have overruled Michael Gove to put London in Tier 2 Tory MPs had been pushing for the capital to be kept out of the highest bracket PM … Read more Boris Johnson ‘overruled calls from Michael Gove to put London in Tier 3’

Fortnum & Mason boss gives dire forecast that a ‘THIRD of British retail brands will disappear’

The Fortnum & Mason CEO today gloomily predicted a third of British retail brands will disappear by March after an 80% plunge in footfall due to lockdown and shoppers avoiding the West End.  Ewan Venters said the Government’s new strict tier system, which bans people meeting anyone outside their household indoors, would restrict the number … Read more Fortnum & Mason boss gives dire forecast that a ‘THIRD of British retail brands will disappear’

Boris Johnson threatens national shutdown in January if people don’t obey new Covid tier system

New Year lockdown fear: Boris Johnson threatens national shutdown in January if people don’t obey new Covid tier system PM said Covid threat had ‘not gone away’ despite misery of a second lockdown He said vaccine progress gave ‘hope’ but UK faced ‘hard winter’ of restrictions Decision to put 99% of England in top two … Read more Boris Johnson threatens national shutdown in January if people don’t obey new Covid tier system

ANDREW PIERCE: Boris Johnson’s new chief of staff is a smart operator

Following the chaos and conflict of the Dominic Cummings era, the appointment of Dan Rosenfield as Boris Johnson’s chief of staff is a decisive break with the past. The Prime Minister’s most senior aide, shaven-headed Cummings, 49, never wore a suit and tie, was rude to MPs and officials, and revelled in the notoriety of … Read more ANDREW PIERCE: Boris Johnson’s new chief of staff is a smart operator

Boris Johnson faces war with his own MPs over new coronavirus curbs

Boris Johnson was at war with his own MPs last night over virus curbs that could keep 99 per cent of the country in ‘virtual lockdown‘ until spring. The Prime Minister faced a mutiny by up to 70 Tory MPs after unveiling details of tough regional restrictions that will leave Cornwall, the Isle of Wight … Read more Boris Johnson faces war with his own MPs over new coronavirus curbs