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Government “did not give sufficient thought” into stopping the pandemic in its tracks, Sir Chris Whitty has told the official Covid-19 inquiry. The chief medical officer for England has said options to stop a disease outbreak on the scale of coronavirus were not considered fully enough by ministers ahead of the crisis. Giving evidence today, [...]
Keir Starmer hit the stage at London Tech Week this morning to mount Labour’s charm offensive on the great and good of London tech. Starmer’s address to the conference followed a major presence from top Tory figures yesterday, with talks from both Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt. Speaking on the main stage in Westminster, the [...]
Nicola Sturgeon has been released without charge pending further investigation following her arrest in the police investigation into the SNP’s finances. The former SNP leader and first minister was arrested on Sunday and taken into custody “by arrangement” with Police Scotland, where she was questioned by detectives. In a statement, Sturgeon said the experience was “deeply distressing”. [...]
Sir Keir Starmer has repeatedly refused to rule out a coalition with the Liberal Democrats if he does not secure a majority at the next general election. The Labour leader on Tuesday refused to rule out a pact with Sir Ed Davey’s party despite emphatically saying he would not team up with the Scottish National [...]
SNP MSP Colin Beattie will step down as the party’s treasurer after he was arrested in connection with a police investigation into the party’s finances, he has said. In a statement released through the party, Beattie also confirmed he will be “stepping back” from his role on Holyrood’s Public Audit Committee until the probe has [...]
The Scottish National Party’s (SNP) treasurer Colin Beattie has been arrested in a police probe into the party’s finances, according to reports. Beattie, 71, is under arrest in connection with the ongoing investigation into the funding and finances of the party, Police Scotland has said, the PA news agency has reported, In a statement, the [...]
Humza Yousaf has denied the Scottish National Party (SNP) faces bankruptcy as he confirmed forensic auditors could be appointed to investigate its finances. The first minister said a governance and transparency review would be carried out as he insisted the SNP is “solvent”. Yousaf, speaking shortly after the SNP’s National Executive Council (NEC) met, said: [...]
A senior figure in the SNP has said the party faces its biggest crisis in 50 years amid the police investigation into its finances. Mike Russell, the Scottish National Party (SNP) president and a former minister, also said he does not think independence can be achieved “right now”. On Wednesday, former chief executive Peter Murrell [...]
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