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Boris Johnson deals blow to Nicola Sturgeon’s independence bid with Scotland visit | Politics | News

The Prime Minister is to emphasise his Government’s multi-billion pound UK-wide financial support to help businesses and employees through the pandemic. He will also point to the key role played by the Armed Forces in rolling out Covid vaccines. His high-profile visit follows renewed demands from Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her SNP allies […]

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SNP minister holds ‘cosy talks’ with senior EU ambassadors | Politics | News

Constitution Secretary Michael Russell and Scotland House London organised a Burns Night supper and whisky tasting event for officials and ambassadors of bloc countries. Express.co.uk understands the event allowed diplomats to experience Scottish culture as part of a wider PR frenzy by the SNP led administration to boost European relations.  The event was attended by ambassadors […]

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Nicola Sturgeon under fire for using Covid platform to push Scottish independence ambition | Politics | News

Tony Miklinski told Express.co.uk Nicola Sturgeon is utilising her coronavirus press briefing and regular addresses to the nation to further her “political ambition”. The Scottish Tory said while he supports the First Minister’s decision to place Scotland into lockdown during this phase of the pandemic he has “difficulty” with her using it as an “opportunity” […]

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EU vaccine news: German demands ‘trade war’ if AstraZeneca doesn’t ship jabs to EU | Politics | News

Brussels is demanding the UK-based Pharma firm uses tens of millions of Covid jabs made in Britain to supply the Continent. And MEP Peter Liese, of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party, urged the bloc’s decision-makers to ramp up the pressure on the company and the Government. He suggested a block on all exports of the Pfizer […]

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SNP MP Kenny MacAskill accused of ‘hypocrisy’ for undertaking two 340-mile lockdown trips | Politics | News

John Swinney discusses travel restrictions in Scotland East Lothian MP Kenny MacAskill undertook two 340 mile round trips to his constituency in East Lothian from his second home in Speyside, Scottish Highlands. Reports also suggest the former Scottish Justice Secretary was also spotted walking his dog in Banffshire at the weekend, near Moray. The distance […]

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Spain vaccine crisis: Madrid cancels rollout for TWO WEEKS | Politics | News

Madrid has announced that it will stop all new jabs for at least 10 days because of scarce supplies with Catalonia also complaining that its stockpiles are running dry. The pause is the first major hiccup for the European Union’s vaccine roll-out, which has been heavily criticised for its snail-like pace. Ignacio Aguado, deputy head […]

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Brexit news: Peter Bone hails UK advantage as EU ‘inefficiency’ mocked ‘Thank god we left’ | Politics | News

Mr Bone told the House of Commons the EU’s vaccination programme has been hindered by bureaucracy, inefficiency and petty politics. The Conservative MP also highlighted the fact Britain has vaccinated 11 percent of its population compared to just two percent of the European Union’s population. Mr Bone said: “The Government ordered the Covid vaccine early and […]

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Lockdown end date: Boris Johnson’s roadmap to normality in WEEKS – what happens next | Politics | News

Speaking in the House of Commons this afternoon, the Prime Minister outlined a timetable for when the UK could begin to return to normality. He pledged to publish a detailed plan to start to relax the restrictions in the months ahead. Mr Johnson said he hoped to be able to “populate the diary” with estimated […]

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What did Boris Johnson say today – PM’s statement on lockdown, schools and Covid variants | Politics | News

Boris Johnson slams SNP on independence wish during pandemic Boris Johnson addressed the House of Commons discussing school closures, planned travel restrictions and the state of the UK’s frontline response to the coronavirus pandemic. When asked if Mr Johnson had made mistakes during the pandemic, the PM accepted responsibility for the Government’s actions adding “in […]