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More than 33m people have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to the latest government figures, but the number of deaths from Covid is slowly edging up too. The number of people who have now received full vaccine protection in the UK equates to 50.5 per cent of the total UK population of [...]
The new health secretary said he would be carrying a face covering with him “for the forseeable future”, after the PM last night announced masks would become voluntary after 19 July. “For the foreseeable future I will be carrying a face mask with me, I think that’s a very responsible thing for anyone to do. [...]
Discussing new health secretary Sajid Javid with London’s best-known plumber, entrepreneur Charlie Mullins, it becomes instantly clear that the founder of Pimlico Plumbers is a big fan. “In 2020, Sajid Javid chose to quit as Chancellor and walk out of Number 11 rather than bow down to Dominic Cummings and the Prime Minister and sack [...]
Lockdown restrictions are “very likely” to be lifted as planned on July 19 according to the PM, as new health secretary Sajid Javid said the decision will be “irreversible”. Speaking on a campaign visit on Monday, the prime minister said that the government and its scientific advisers are “very likely be in a position on [...]
Boris Johnson is expected to tell MPs today that there will be no early easing of coronavirus restrictions, as ministers discuss the last stage of the roadmap and Sajid Javid makes his first appearance in the commons. MPs are to hear the decision in a statement, which may be delivered by the new health secretary, [...]
The government’s health department has launched an internal inquiry into how the CCTV footage that led to Hancock’s resignation was leaked. A government minister has confirmed that the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is investigating how images and a video of the former health secretary kissing an adviser in his private office were [...]
Labour has repeated its point that the PM should have sacked Hancock immediately after video footage emerged of him kissing an aide in his ministerial office in a breach of coronavirus restrictions. The prime minister has a “very dangerous blind spot” over issues of integrity and conduct in government ministers’ public life, shadow housing secretary [...]
Former Chancellor and Home Secretary Sajid Javid will replace Matt Hancock as Health Secretary, Downing Street has announced. Matt Hancock resigned this evening, the day after video footage emerged of him kissing an aide in his ministerial office in a breach of coronavirus restrictions. Images and video showed Hancock in an embrace with aide Gina [...]
Boris Johnson’s former chancellor has become the first Conservative MP to lend his name to a presidential candidate by publicly backing Joe Biden to become US President. Sajid Javid today said “Britain is better off with Biden”, as he laid his case for the Democrat to take the reins from incumbent President Donald Trump while [...]
JPMorgan has hired former Chancellor Sajid Javid as a senior adviser, the bank announced on Monday. Javid will take up a role on the Wall Street giant’s advisory council for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). It’s a move that sees him resume his career in investment banking. He quit his role at the [...]
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