PM calls for ‘collective forbearance’ from the nation Boris Johnson called for “collective forbearance, common sense and willingness to make sacrifices” in the battle against coronavirus, warning that tougher measures could be introduced if the evidence showed they were needed. The Prime Minister told the British people “we have to stick to […]

Boris Johnson addresses the nation: REUTERS Has Boris lost business? Perhaps not yet, but that is his direction of travel. The business community is typically, naturally, supportive of Conservative governments since it assumes the same goals, such as freedom to make a profit, get rich, pay less tax. What it […]

Spa mask Last weekend, the light at the end of the lockdown tunnel shone slightly brighter as the Prime Minister allowed more businesses in England to reopen in a Covid-secure way. Saturday, July 4 – dubbed “Super Saturday” – was the Independence Day the country had been waiting for: a […]

“Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work, and helps make something of the world,” wrote the Ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus. It is an adage that came to mind this week when it was reported that Boris Johnson wakes each day for a 6am run around Buckingham Palace’s […]

Despite the UK’s medicines regulator certifying that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is safe to use, ministers are concerned that false anti-vaxxer propaganda online could hinder efforts to inoculate the population. On Wednesday a YouGov poll suggested 20 per cent of Britons were either “not very confident” or “not confidential at all” […]

England Golf is ready to fight the Government’s order to shut courses on Thursday, with the governing body labeling the fresh guidance as “confusing” and “contradictory” to the Prime Minister’s address on Saturday night. Sources indicate that senior figures at England Golf were stunned to learn that clubs are being […]

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering France’s bid to avoid a lockdown, competing town halls ahead of the U.S. election and Boris Johnson’s play for time. France’s half measures against coronavirus France thought it had beaten the coronavirus. But a roaring second […]