Labour reshuffle: Yvette Cooper promoted to shadow home secretary and Lisa Nandy to shadow Michael Gove on levelling up brief

Yvette Cooper is elevated to shadow home secretary while Lisa Nandy will move from shadow foreign secretary to the levelling up brief as Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer reshuffles his cabinet. Ms Cooper, who held the home affairs brief previously from 2011 to 2015 under former Labour leader Ed Miliband, will depart her current role as chair of the influential […]

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Boris Johnson has polluted our democracy with corruption, says Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner

Labour would “act to stamp out the corruption that Boris Johnson and his government has polluted our democracy with” if it wins power at the next general election, the party’s deputy leader has said. Unveiling the party’s plans to fix the “broken” system for upholding ministers’ standards, Angela Rayner said the prime minister had been “shameless” in his disregard for […]

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COVID-19: Scottish and Welsh governments demand Boris Johnson toughens travel rules further in response to Omicron variant

The Scottish and Welsh governments are urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to toughen UK travel restrictions even further in response to the Omicron variant of coronavirus. In a joint letter to Mr Johnson today, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford have called for an emergency COBRA meeting to be held “as soon as possible” due […]

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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Omicron variant confirmed in Australia just days out from New Zealand entering traffic light system

COVID LATEST:* Leading epidemiologist: How NZ can limit virus deaths in 2022* NZ’s booster shot rollout: All you need to know* Omicron variant: South African Dr says ‘unusual’ symptoms did not make sense* First country shuts doors to all foreign tourists over Omicron fears* Omicron variant confirmed in Australia Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it’s too early to say what […]

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Channel crossings: Priti Patel warns of even worse scenes in Channel if co-operation is not improved

The home secretary has said there will be “even worse scenes” in the Channel than the capsizing of the small dinghy that killed 27 people on Wednesday if co-operation with Europe can not be improved. Priti Patel promised to “continue to push” for improvements despite being disinvited from a meeting taking place today with France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the […]

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