Ah, the firm smack of leadership at a time of national crisis. The crisis, of course being a global pan… gosh, sorry, that seems to be wrong, it’s actually a row about the fact that the BBC has decided to cancel the performance of a patriotic song. No, hang on, that’s wrong too! It is performing the song. Just without the lyrics. Although the reason for this may simply be restrictions on the number of participants due to the global pan… well, let’s just say none of this is straightforward. … [Read more...] about ‘Stop this wetness!’: the roots of Boris Johnson’s watery contempt
What boris johnson said about hillsborough
'Last-minute contingencies have caused chaos so far, but a credible, widely publicised and well understood set of alternatives for schools in the event of lockdown will not only give us something to work with but will also help to reassure any families that are still nervous about coming back on day one.' … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson says ‘absolutely every pupil needs to be back in school next week’ during virtual Q&A with parents as Dr Jenny Harries says evidence on face coverings ‘is not very strong in either direction’
He added: "These are careful but deliberate steps on the road to rebuilding our country. And we can only take these steps thanks to what we have so far achieved together." … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s speech: What did the PM announce in last night’s lockdown update?
Training reform enough to combat racial bias in U.S. policing?The statement said the police were "appalled to see the violence and damage that has happened in so many U.S. cities," and hoped for a quick resolution to the violence that has marred the protests. As thousands gathered in London for a protest sparked by Floyd's killing, the statement also sought the public's help: … [Read more...] about U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and British police condemn “appalling” killing of George Floyd
The Metropolitan Police last night said it had handed out a total of £200,000 of fixed penalty fines to 20 Extinction Rebellion protesters for organising illegal gatherings of more than 30 people in breach of social distancing rules. Officers dished out the £10,000 fines at a number of protests to organisers wearing pink tabards, including those arranging the procession of a 20ft model boat named after activist Greta Thunberg which was halted on the edge of London. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson vows to crack down on climate anarchists with tough new laws against mass protests as over 70 arrests are made following Extinction Rebellion demonstration