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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.

Julien Behel Phoography/Maxwell/RollingNews


Stop gesticulating.

For pity’s sake

Julien Behel Phoography/Maxwell/RollingNews

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.




This morning/afternoon.

A source said:

‘[Javid] has turned down the job of chancellor of the exchequer. The prime minister said he had to fire all his special advisers and replace them with Number 10 special advisers to make it one team. The chancellor said no self-respecting minister would accept those terms.’


Cabinet reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as chancellor – live news (The Guardian)