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France, Spain, Germany and Italy included on quarantine free list

The government has published a list of countries which will be exempt from the UK Covid-19 quarantine law from July 10, with travellers from France, Spain, Germany and Italy among others no longer required to go into self-isolation on arrival.

PM to call for calm ahead of lockdown easing

Prime minister Boris Johnson is due to hold a press conference from Downing Street on Friday, where he will ask the public to “act responsibly” when further lockdown restrictions in England are eased from Saturday.

“Significant” disagreements remain in UK-EU trade negotiations

The UK and EU have both said that significant differences remain in negotiations over a post-Brexit free-trade agreement, after the latest round of talks took place face-to-face in Brussels this week.

ARC conservation director reflects on PM's view of newts being a hindrance to building a new future for Britain

Following prime minister Boris Johnson's unveiling of his 'Project Speed Covid-19 economic recovery plan, Jim Foster, the conservation director of Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, offers his own unique take on the PM's comments, focusing especially on what he sees as a ministerial mistake of considering newts a hindrance in building a new and brighter future for Britain.

Former transport minister criticises quarantine law as government looks to scrap air bridge plans

Conservative MP and former transport minister Theresa Villiers has taken aim at the Covid-19 quarantine law for new arrivals in the UK, saying it has not been worth the damage caused to the travel industry.

Hong Kong citizens offered route to UK citizenship

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that up to three million British National Overseas [BNO] Passport holders in Hong Kong will have the opportunity to settle in the UK and apply for full citizenship.

FlyResearch poll: week 13 update

London based online market research agency FlyResearch has been issuing weekly polls to its research panel of over 3000 people throughout the coronavirus lockdown in the UK, in order to project how the outbreak and the implementing of social distancing has been impacting the daily life of UK citizens. In conversation with The Parliamentary Review, managing partner Greg Ward discusses the findings from the thirteenth wave of the Covid-19 tracker survey, published on June 25 and sourced from data collected on June 19.

Upper Crust owner could axe 5,000 jobs

SSP Group, the company behind the chains Upper Crust, Camden Food Co, and Cabin, has revealed that up to 5,000 UK jobs could be lost as it restructures to deal with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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