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PM: Humanity must unite in the fight against disease

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host the Global Vaccine Summit virtually today
  • More than 50 countries and organisations will come together to secure funding for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
  • Summit aims to raise at least $7.4bn (approx. £6bn) to immunise a further 300 million children in world’s poorest countries by 2025

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I stand in full solidarity with everyone protesting in London

The murder of George Floyd has led to a global outpouring of anger and grief.

From Windrush to Grenfell, from Stephen Lawrence to Mark Duggan, we are not short of our own examples of institutionalised, deep-rooted injustices that shame us all

Racism has been exposed in the most shocking and tragic...Read More »

PM statement at the coronavirus press conference: 3 June 2020

First let me first run you through the latest data on our coronavirus response.

4,786,219 tests for coronavirus have now been carried out or posted out in the UK, including 171,829 tests yesterday.

279,856 people have tested positive, and that’s an increase of 1,871 cases since yesterday.

7,485 people are in hospital with...Read More »

SNP must back Scottish fishermen in negotiations with EU

3 Jun 2020

The Scottish Conservatives are demanding the SNP support Scottish fishermen against the EU demands for access to our waters.

In a statement on the Brexit negotiations in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon the Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Mike Russell claimed, “never has a no deal been more...Read More »

Care homes being failed ‘all over again’

3 Jun 2020

The SNP government is failing care homes “all over again” on the issue of testing, the Scottish Conservatives have said.

Two weeks ago, health secretary Jeane Freeman pledged that all care home staff would be routinely tested for coronavirus.

However, latest testing figures have suggested that drive is falling...Read More »

SNP must hand over ‘missing millions’ to councils now

3 Jun 2020

The Scottish Conservatives have demanded that the SNP government hands over the ‘missing millions’ due to councils immediately.

In this morning’s local government committee meeting at Holyrood, Cosla confirmed that they still haven’t received the £155m promised by the SNP government to local authorities to help them deal...Read More »

Illegal fishing nets seized in Northumberland

On Monday 1 June Fisheries Enforcement Officers received information from the Northumberland Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority (NIFCA) that illegal nets had been found at the River Blyth Estuary at East Sleekburn.

They recovered and seized two illegal and unlicensed gill nets – one measuring 75 metres by...Read More »

RAF jets in Lithuania intercept Russian aircraft

Two planes - one Russian and one RAF Typhoon - fly against a blue sky

News story

Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets deployed to Lithuania have conducted their first intercept of Russian aircraft as part of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission.

A Russian aircraft is intercepted...Read More »

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