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PM wishes to avoid second nationwide lockdown

Prime minister Boris Johnson told The Sunday Telegraph that he does not want to trigger a second nationwide lockdown should there be a second spike of Covid-19 cases.

Foreign secretary to lay out new Sanctions Act in Parliament

Foreign secretary Dominic Raab is set to lay out the UK’s new sanctions framework which will come into force after Brexit, by naming the first offenders whose assets will be frozen.

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.

Cross-party group calls on PM to form international alliance against China’s plans for Hong Kong

A cross-party group of former UK foreign secretaries have written to prime minister Boris Johnson, calling on him to establish an “international contact group” which will muster a response to China’s controversial plans for Hong Kong.

Clinically vulnerable people allowed to leave home as of this week

From Monday, people in England and Wales who are deemed vulnerable to Covid-19 will be able to venture outdoors for the first time in ten weeks.

Raab hints at future policy change paving the way to British citizenship for BNO holders in Hong Kong

Foreign secretary Dominic Raab has said that the government could change policy to open up a road to UK citizenship for British National Overseas [BNO] passport holders in Hong Kong, should China refuse to axe plans for a new national security law there.

Shared Earth founder writes to MPs over post-Covid-19 priorities

Jeremy Piercy is the founder and managing director of Fair Trade and eco business Shared Earth. As the UK charts its course through the Covid-19 storm and out of the other side of the pandemic, Piercy, along with other members of the company, believe that the government must appropriately consider the future of small retailers and rebuild the economy with the climate crisis in mind. To this end, he has written to roughly 100 cross-party MPs to share his thoughts.

PMQs: Raab deputises for Boris Johnson after Carrie Symonds gives birth

Deputising for prime minister Boris Johnson at Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament following the birth of Johnson's son, foreign secretary Dominic Raab informed MPs that the government plans to “ramp up testing in care homes, overhaul the way PPE is delivered and expand the care workforce by 20,000.”

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