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Covid-19: PM announces “ambitious” recovery plan

Prime minister Boris Johnson has unveiled his plans to kick-start the economic recovery following the Covid-19 crisis, emphasising a need to be “ambitious” with the nation’s future.

Mixed response to Long-Bailey sacking

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer will address MPs following his decision to sack his shadow education secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey, which was met with mixed response after she had retweeted an article which was alleged to have contained an antisemitic conspiracy theory.

PMQs: Labour leader scrutinises test and trace system

During Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer held Boris Johnson to account over the NHS test and trace system currently in place within England.

Leaders Council: Labour has "mountain to climb" before 2024

The Leaders Council has examined a review of the Labour party’s 2019 election defeat, and claims that a new leader and the end of Brexit as a key election issue will not be enough for the party to win back power.

Covid-19: Labour leader says PM is mismanaging pandemic

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has told The Guardian that prime minister Boris Johnson is mismanaging the Covid-19 pandemic by easing lockdown restrictions too quickly and is putting the country at risk of a second upsurge in cases.

NHS surcharge for overseas health and care staff to be axed

The NHS surcharge which non-EU migrants from overseas are required to pay use the health service will no longer apply to health workers and care sector staff.

NHS figureheads warn that UK contact tracing system must be finalised quickly

The NHS Confederation has warned that there will be “severe” consequences if a Covid-19 contact tracing system is not implemented quickly.

UK contact tracing system to be ready by June 1, prime minister says

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that the UK’s Covid-19 track and trace operation will be ready by June 1, with the capability to track those who have been in contact with 10,000 new cases per day.

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