Coronavirus BOMBSHELL: Inquiry finds MPs in Parliament ignored 10pm drinking curfew | UK | News

The limited inquiry found MPs broke the strict curfew on drinking at the Commons bar on October 5. House of Commons bosses came under fire after they were accused of covering up parliamentarians breach of the UK’s coronavirus curfew last week. The Health Secretary is alleged to have been among the flouters according to a senior Tory MP, but officials did not ask the minister if he was in attendance and he has refused to confirm the reports. Charles Walker, the Tory MP behind the Commons curfew probe, confirmed MPs…

London lockdown fury: Corbyn’s brother joins unmasked protesters claiming ‘lockdown kills’ | UK | News

The group marched through Hyde Park and Oxford Street today calling for the government to end lockdown restrictions despite the soaring number of cases across the city. Some were seen holding banners claiming “lockdown kills”. Jeremy Corbyn’s brother, Piers, attended the rally despite being fined £10,000 for previously organising a protest. He was seen shouting into a megaphone with a raised fist. The protesters called for the end of the mandatory face mask rule and even want to stop coronavirus vaccines. It came after the capital woke up with tougher…

London lockdown: Sadiq Khan shamed for demanding restrictions – then blames Government | UK | News

The Mayor of London has continued to warn about the rapid surge in COVID-19 infections throughout London, demanding the Government impose new restrictions be imposed as a method of trying to get the pandemic under control in the city. Earlier this week, Mr Khan warned it is inevitable London would pass a “trigger point” to enter the higher Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions – a move that was confirmed by Health Secretary Matt Hancock just 48 hours later in the House of Commons. The Mayor of London accepted the move for…

Jeremy Corbyn HUMILIATION: Former Labour leader flouts COVID rules at ‘memorial carnival’ | UK | News

The former Labour leader was recently forced to apologise after he broke the coronavirus rule of six when he was pictured attending a dinner party with nine guests. Now he has been pictured at a memorial service in honour of Occupy Wall Street founder David Graeber, which was attended by a crowd of approximately 100 people. Rules to fight the COVID-19 crisis say no more than 30 people should attend memorials and funerals. But Mr Corbyn was pictured at the “anarchists’ carnival” in Notting Hill, West London, which featured live…

Coronavirus news: Scientists say ONE MILLION per day to be tested before Christmas | UK | News

A researcher – who was not named – revealed the government is buying new machines which will be able to process 150,000 tests per day. The aim is to treble the current capacity of 300,000. Trials of pregnancy-style tests are also being separately developed with results within just 15 minutes beginning in norther hotspots as early as next week. The source said: “It’s going pretty well. “They have really scaled up their capabilities. “By Christmas we’ll be at a million a day, I think. One million tests per day by…

Where can you buy alcohol in Scotland? What time can you buy alcohol? | UK | News

What time can you buy alcohol? In Scotland, alcohol can be sold between the hours of 10am and 10pm in supermarkets. For 16 days, starting on Friday, October 16, all pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes must operate on a daytime-only basis, from 6am to 6pm. They will only be allowed to serve food and non-alcoholic drinks, but can continue serving alcohol outdoors to the current 10pm curfew. Unlike in England and Wales, there are no 24-hour alcohol sellers in Scotland.  Source link

Coronavirus POLL: Should schools be closed to halt spread of virus as cases surge? VOTE | UK | News

The National Education Union (NEU) has claimed the circuit breaker – which would see most businesses close in a bid to curb the spread of the virus – would help the government “get in control of the test, track and trace system” and get cases lowered. Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the NEU, said: “Heads, teachers and school staff understand the educational impact of this, but we also understand that in exponential epidemics early action is essential. “Taking action now can avoid more disruption later.” And now, Express.co.uk is asking whether…

Keir Starmer dubbed ‘radical Miliband’ in eye-opening verdict on Labour leader | UK | News

Since coming to power in April this year, Sir Keir has sought to rid the Labour Party of its return to socialism. For the past five years, Labour, under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, transformed from a moderate centre-left opposition to a hard-line socialist outfit. The move appeared to work for the party in the 2017 general election when Mr Corbyn came neck and neck with then Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May, but failed miserably two years later where Labour suffered its worst election defeat since 1935. Remnants of Mr…

BBC news: Ofcom formally launches investigation into BBC Sounds | UK | News

The app allows users to listen to the broadcaster’s radio services live and on-demand over the internet. Ofcom is investigating the app as it offers choices beyond the programmes of conventional radio stations. The commercial radio trade organisation RadioCentre and chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group For Commercial Radio, Andy Carter MP, raised concerns over content on the new app. Initial concerns focused on the new Radio 1 Dance channel.Ofcom’s initial investigation concluded the BBC’s new channel was not a problem and did not infringe the remit. However, Ofcom did…

Can I go on holiday if I live in Tier 3? | Travel News | Travel

According to MoneySupermarket, you are buying a new travel insurance policy, as things stand, most travel insurance providers will still not cover cancellations to your holiday as a result of coronavirus. Sally Jaques of GoCompare Travel Insurance said: “People living in Tier 3 areas have been advised by the Government to avoid leaving the area or staying overnight anywhere else in the UK – yet, it is not currently against the law to go on holiday, even abroad. “If the destination is on the exemption list, your travel insurance should…