UK PM Boris Johnson apologises for 1971 Belfast killings

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday apologised “unreservedly” on behalf of the British government for the deaths of 10 innocent people killed in a 1971 incident in Belfast during a British Army operation. A judge-led inquiry on Tuesday found that British soldiers unjustifiably shot or used disproportionate force in the deaths of nine of the… Read More UK PM Boris Johnson apologises for 1971 Belfast killings

Britain reopens shops, gyms and outdoor pubs

Crowds queued up outside shops, pubs started selling pints at midnight and hairdressers welcomed desperate customers on Monday as England started to reopen its economy after three months of lockdown. After imposing the most onerous restrictions in Britain’s peacetime history, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the reopening was a “major step” towards freedom but urged… Read More Britain reopens shops, gyms and outdoor pubs

British PM Boris Johnson says country to reopen shops, gyms and outdoor pubs on April 12

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday a planned reopening of the economy would take place next week, with the opening of all shops, gyms, hairdressers and outdoor hospitality areas in England. With the vaccine programme rolling out rapidly across the UK and infection numbers falling, Johnson said England would proceed to Stage 2… Read More British PM Boris Johnson says country to reopen shops, gyms and outdoor pubs on April 12

British PM Boris Johnson announces national lockdown to curb rise in coronavirus cases

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered England into a new national lockdown to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases that threatens to overwhelm parts of the health system before a vaccine programme reaches a critical mass. The announcement came just hours after the government hailed Britain’s success in becoming the first country to… Read More British PM Boris Johnson announces national lockdown to curb rise in coronavirus cases

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson signs Brexit trade deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed the post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Wednesday, adding his signature to that of EU chiefs after the document was flown from Brussels to London. The trade deal was announced on December 24, and sets out the terms of Britain’s new relationship with the EU following their… Read More UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson signs Brexit trade deal

UK prime minster Boris Johnson calls Scottish devolution a disaster

Prime Minister Boris Johnson cast Scottish devolution as a “disaster” and ruled out any further powers for Edinburgh just as Scottish nationalists push for a second referendum that opinion surveys show could break apart the United Kingdom. The past 14 opinion surveys have shown that a majority of Scots now support independence after a series… Read More UK prime minster Boris Johnson calls Scottish devolution a disaster

British PM Boris Johnson returns to work following recovery from coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to work on Monday to the biggest dilemma of his premiership: how to lift the coronavirus lockdown that is destroying swathes of the British economy without triggering a deadly second wave of the outbreak. Johnson, 55, is back in Downing Street almost a month since testing positive for COVID-19, which… Read More British PM Boris Johnson returns to work following recovery from coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus, goes into self-isolation

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at his Downing Street residence but said he would still lead the government’s response to the accelerating outbreak. Johnson, 55, experienced mild symptoms on Thursday, a day after he answered at the prime minister’s weekly question-and-answer session in parliament’s House of Commons… Read More British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus, goes into self-isolation