Brexit news: John Redwood demands apology over Dover chaos threats | UK | News

Leading up to the end of the transition period on December 31, Remainers stated there would be chaos at the border. So far this month, however, port authorities have indicated the border is currently running smoothly. Due to this, Brexiteers Sir John Redwood, MP for Wokingham, and Daniel Daniel Kawczynski, MP for Shrewsbury, demanded an apology from Remainers. Hitting out at “Project Fear”, Sir John said: “A week after Brexit and Dover port working fine. “Still no apologies from the Project Fear commentators and media forecasters.” In support of his…

Brexit news: EU citizens to be banned for using ID cards to enter UK | UK | News

The Home Office is introducing the new measure as ID cards are incredibly easy to fake and are being used by criminals to gain entry into the UK. Home Secretary, Priti Patel, is introducing the post-Brexit measure so that EU nationals must now use a passport to enter Britain. Islamic terrorists behind the Paris and Brussels attacks used faked ID cards.  By doing this, they were allowed to travel freely around the continent to commit their horrid acts.  A Home Office official told The Daily Telegraph: “These documents are some…

Clap for heroes: How long do you have to clap? | UK | News

Ms Plas has since distanced herself from tonight’s event after receiving abuse and threats from a “hateful few on social media channels”.  In a statement, she said: “Irrespective of their views and reasons for believing this is an acceptable way to behave, I did not set out to make a political statement and will not put my loved ones at risk.  “I have no political agenda, I am not employed by the Government, I do not work in PR, I am just an average mum at home trying to cope…

Brexit predicted to start a ‘chain reaction’ as EU issued warning over Sweden and Denmark | UK | News

The worrying prediction for Brussels was made by Thomas Aeschi, a right-wing politician in Switzerland from the Swiss People’s Party. He, and other politicians from Iceland, hit out at the suggestion that the UK may be “isolated” outside of the EU. Mr Aeschi made the prediction in 2015, just under a year before the UK voted to leave the bloc. He said: “There are certainly some countries that are on the line, waiting to see how the EU develops. If the UK were to leave, it could trigger a chain…

Brexit news: UK and EU could ‘bite chunks out of each other’ in bitter trade wars | UK | News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a jubilant mood as he pushed his Brexit trade deal with the EU over the line just days before the transition period ended on January 1. After signing the agreement, he said: “By signing this deal, we fulfil the sovereign wish of the British people to live under their own laws, made by their own elected Parliament.” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen struck a unifying tone after months of arduous and often heated talks. She said: “It was a long and winding…

Vaccination centres near me: Where can I get a Covid vaccine? | UK | News

Boris Johnson has addressed a press briefing at Downing Street, to update the nation on the progress of coronavirus vaccine distribution in the UK. In England, 1.26 million people have already received a Covid-19 vaccine. The Government is planning to rapidly accelerate the speed of vaccine distribution in the UK over the coming weeks and months. Where can I get a Covid vaccine? Today Mr Johnson outlined how by the end of the week, there will be more than 1,000 GP-led sites providing vaccines against Covid-19. Mr Johnson told a…

Clap for heroes: What time is the clap for key workers today? | UK | News

One user wrote: “A clap isn’t really that necessary. Just remember to put an X in a box that does not say Conservatives next time.” Sonia Poulton said: “‘Clap for Carers’ has become ‘Clap for Heroes’ and they’re expecting us back out on our doorsteps this week. “I shall not be clapping. Not because I don’t respect the NHS – I do – but because I am tired of empty gestures when the NHS is starved of both staff and equipment.” One healthcare worker wrote: “In my capacity as a…

Dubai holidays: FCO travel advice for UAE as rules change amid covid – latest | Travel News | Travel

“Travellers to Abu Dhabi are also required to have a test on arrival. Further details are available on Etihad Airlines Website.” Furthermore, the FCDO added: “All arrivals in Abu Dhabi will be required to wear a medically approved wristband for the duration of their quarantine. The wristband will be provided at Abu Dhabi airport after clearing immigration. “Arrivals under the age of 18, over the age of 60, diplomats or those suffering from a chronic disease will be exempt from having to wear the wristband.” The authority continued: “If you…

Cold weather payment: Full list of eligible state benefits as payments are triggered | Personal Finance | Finance

Cold weather payments will award eligible recipients with £25 for each seven day period of very cold weather between November 1 and March 31. Where the payments are triggered, claimants should receive the money within 14 working days. Where a claimant is eligible, they should receive the payments automatically and as such, thousands of people should receive extra income in the coming weeks. Yesterday, the list of postcodes in the UK where cold weather payments were triggered was updated, with the following postcodes seeing very cold weather in 2020 to…

Coronavirus update latest: Order of symptoms may include fever and cough first

Coronavirus UK developments are a mixed bag of emotions. On the one hand, vaccination efforts are being scaled up at an unprecedented rate, which should raise the national mood. The other side of the coin is the alarming escalation of hospitalised deaths and cases – yesterday recorded more than 1,000 daily deaths. Widespread paranoia and panic is likely to be setting in, particularly if you’re showing early warning signs. If you’re unsure whether you have COVID-19, a study conducted by University of Southern California has identified the order of symptoms…