Supermarkets demand urgent action over Brexit red tape

The UK’s supermarkets have told Government urgent intervention is needed to prevent more disruption to Northern Ireland’s food supplies. Chief executives of Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Iceland, Co-Op and Marks & Spencer have written to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove. Depleted shelves have been seen in several supermarkets in the early days of the new year … Read more Supermarkets demand urgent action over Brexit red tape

Greta Thunberg rubbishes Boris Johnson’s green revolution of ‘new coal mines and pesticides’

Greta Thunberg has rubbished Boris Johnson’s promises of a ‘green revolution’ after the government approved the use of a bee killing pesticide and a new coal mine. The Prime Minister has presented himself as being at the head of efforts to green the global economy with, for example, promises of huge reductions in greenhouse gas … Read more Greta Thunberg rubbishes Boris Johnson’s green revolution of ‘new coal mines and pesticides’

How Matt Hancock, Michael Gove and Chris Whitty convinced Boris Johnson to close schools

How Matt Hancock, Michael Gove and Chris Whitty convinced Boris to close schools: ‘Bullish’ PM was ‘the last man standing’ until caving to pressure amid third national lockdown The Prime Minister faced a stark situation in a ‘dashboard’ meeting on Monday  Boris Johnson went on to describe the data as a ‘bit unclear’ during an interview  … Read more How Matt Hancock, Michael Gove and Chris Whitty convinced Boris Johnson to close schools

Schools could stay shut after February half term

Michael Gove dealt another blow to parents today as he suggested schools could remain closed after the February half-term. In a stark warning this morning, the former education secretary hinted schools may open even later than expected if the government’s vaccination drive lags behind.  The Cabinet Minister said that while education was the ‘number one priority’, he said, … Read more Schools could stay shut after February half term

What Brexit chaos? Just three lorries turned away at the Kent border on New Year’s Day 

What Brexit chaos? Just three lorries turned away at the Kent border on New Year’s Day Despite fears of Dover becoming a carpark only three lorries were turned away  Ministers were given the figure at a Cobra meeting chaired by Michael Gove Hauliers require new paperwork as part of revised trading with the EU  By … Read more What Brexit chaos? Just three lorries turned away at the Kent border on New Year’s Day 

Parents and teachers are begging Boris Johnson to make decision on reopening schools in January

Boris Johnson is under mounting pressure from his split cabinet, teachers and unions to shut schools through January despite parents’ desperate pleas not to ‘cruelly’ rob their children of a classroom education after a year of immense disruption, it was revealed today. The Prime Minister is considering consigning millions of children to more ‘inadequate’ online … Read more Parents and teachers are begging Boris Johnson to make decision on reopening schools in January

Fishermen receive ‘major funding package’ to help them take advantage of Brexit pledges Michael Gove

Fishermen will receive ‘a major funding package’ to help them take advantage of Brexit, Michael Gove pledges Cabinet Office minister insisted new trade agreement was ‘best possible deal’  Fishing leaders have accused Boris Johnson of betrayal for the compromise   Mr Gove said it gives the UK ‘control over who comes into our territorial waters’  By Daily … Read more Fishermen receive ‘major funding package’ to help them take advantage of Brexit pledges Michael Gove

Only primary school children and students in Year 11 and 13 will return to classrooms next week

Secondary schools will be shut for at least a week apart from for children in years 11 and 13 – but primary schools will be open from Monday, Michael Gove said today.    The Government has given in to pressure from teachers and unions that millions of children will be taught online to coronavirus testing to … Read more Only primary school children and students in Year 11 and 13 will return to classrooms next week

Michael Gove warns British firms and holidaymakers to have right paperwork in place ahead of Brexit

Last chance to prepare for Brexit! Michael Gove warns British firms and holidaymakers to have the right paperwork in place ahead of new border rules Cabinet Office minister told people to check passport valid when travelling  From Friday there will be new processes at border when going to the Continent Disruption far less severe than … Read more Michael Gove warns British firms and holidaymakers to have right paperwork in place ahead of Brexit

Tory MP demands more details on what Brexit trade deal means for Northern Ireland

A Tory MP has demanded more details on what the Brexit trade deal means for Northern Ireland with the country still in the single market and subject to EU rules. John Redwood urged Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove to flesh out further details on the agreement relating to the province this morning. Britain today published the … Read more Tory MP demands more details on what Brexit trade deal means for Northern Ireland