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UK PM to detail new restrictions on Oct 12 to curb Covid-19 spread

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By Administrator_India Capital Sands UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make a statement to MPs on October 12 detailing new restrictions to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in England. A letter from Edward Lister, Johnson’s chief strategic adviser to MPs in the North West of England and seen by the BBC states that “it is very likely that …

UK GDP collapsed nearly 20% in second quarter in historic Covid hit

UK GDP collapsed nearly 20% in second quarter in historic Covid hit

By Administrator_India Capital Sands London: Britain suffered a record collapse in economic output in the second quarter of 2020 when COVID-19 lockdown measures were in full force, though the decline was slightly smaller than first estimated. Gross domestic product shrank by 19.8% in the three months to June, the Office for National Statistics said, slightly less …

Boris Johnson faces Lords fight after giving ground to Brexit rebels

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  By Administrator_India Capital Sands UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a battle in the House of Lords over his controversial plan to break international law over Brexit despite making concessions to buy off rebels in the House of Commons. Former Tory leader Michael Howard, himself a Brexiter, promised a “rough passage” for the Bill when it reaches the upper chamber …

UK justice secretary Robert Buckland warns he may quit over Brexit plan

UK justice secretary Robert Buckland warns he may quit over Brexit plan

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Justice Secretary Robert Buckland defended the UK government’s plan to break international law by re-writing the Brexit deal, but warned he could quit over the issue if it isn’t adequately resolved by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “If I see the rule of law being broken in a way I find unacceptable, then of course I will …

No end to lockdown yet but ‘careful’ easing begins, British PM Johnson says

No end to lockdown yet but 'careful' easing begins, British PM Johnson says

By Administrator__India Capital Sands The coronavirus lockdown will not end yet, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday, urging people to “stay alert” to the risks as he outlined plans to begin slowly easing measures that have closed much of the economy for seven weeks. While his directions were for England, the government wants …

UK PM Johnson, on the mend after COVID-19, faces lockdown conundrum

UK PM Johnson, on the mend after COVID-19, faces lockdown conundrum

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces the biggest conundrum of his premiership as he recuperates from COVID-19: how to lift a lockdown that is destroying swathes of the British economy without triggering a deadly second wave of the outbreak. Johnson, 55, is on the mend at his country residence after spending three …