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This afternoon.

UK’s House of Commons.

Mr Johnson was answering questions from the DUP’s Ian Paisley who asked what he was going to do when he realises the EU, as Mr Paisley said, will do nothing to help Northern Ireland.

Mr Johnson said he “utterly shares the frustration” of how the EU Commission seemed to call to use the protocol in such a way as to “impose a border contrary to the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement.

He said: “we will do everything we need to do to, whether legislatively or indeed by invoking Article 16 of the protocol to ensure that there is no barrier down the Irish Sea” and businesses can continue “unfettered between Northern Ireland and the rest of this country”.

Johnson says UK is prepared to invoke Article 16 ‘if necessary’ (RTÉ)

Yesterday: I Von Der Who It Was

This afternoon.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (above) raised the prospect of the Army patrolling streets in England to enforce coronavirus rules.

Via BBC:

The Prime Minister said that the police will now have the ‘option to draw on military support where required‘ as he announced fines for breaking the rule of six will be doubled to £200.

Mr Johnson said the UK is at a ‘perilous turning point’ in the fight against the virus as he imposed a 10pm curfew on all restaurants, bars and pubs across the country from Thursday with the hospitality sector also being restricted to table service only.

A requirement to wear face coverings will be extended to include retail workers and customers in indoor hospitality settings, except for when they are seated at a table to eat or drink.

Coronavirus: ‘We’ve reached a perilous turning point’, says Boris Johnson (BBC)


This afternoon,

Hillsborough Castle, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson meet for a Bilateral Meeting on Brexit, Covid-19 and to announce festivities for the centenary of Northern Ireland next year.

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Stop gesticulating.

For pity’s sake

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This morning.

Downing Street, London.

Coronavirus restrictions will ease further in England under plans for a “significant return to normality” by Christmas, UK rime Minister Boris Johnson (above) has announced.

He said football stadiums and gig venues can reopen in October

“[From  August 1] Instead of government telling people to work from home, we are going to give employers more discretion, and ask them to make decisions about how their staff can work safely.

He explained that could mean “continuing to work from home, which is one way of working safely and which has worked for many employers and employees”.

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson sets out plan for ‘significant normality’ by Christmas (BBC)

This morning/afternoon.



You would know, in fairness.

This morning.

More as we get it.