The Telegraph is more sympathetic to its star columnist and leads with a headline saying: “Boris tries to keep the show on the road”. However, it also splashes the lovers picture on its front page and says that while the “picture paints a thousand words” it “raises many more questions”. … [Read more...] about ‘What a Carrie on’: what the papers say as Boris Johnson launches fightback
Scientists have said they are "totally comfortable with" the two-metre social distancing rule being reduced - but only if people sit side by side and wear face coverings as much as possible. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson slashes 2m rule to 1metre+ – but what does it mean?
The prime minister seemed uncertain about aspects of the social mobility commission report. When Starmer told him that it also predicted even worse outcomes due to the impact of Covid-19, Johnson appeared to believe the 600,000 figure was also a forecast, saying “a new concept is being introduced into our deliberations”. … [Read more...] about Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of failing to tackle child poverty
"It sounds like a prodigious amount of government intervention," he said during a speech in Dudley, West Midlands. "It sounds like a new deal, and all I can say is that if so, then that is how it is meant to sound and to be because that is what the times demand." … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson defends interventionist ‘new deal’, saying ‘generational challenges’ demand it
“There are doubts about Boris’s health, his competence and his judgment,” said one former minister. “He might not be the statesman that some had hoped he could become. Throw Cummings into the mix and you start getting MPs openly talking about the fact that he will have to go before the next general election.” … [Read more...] about Chaos and a car crash: Tories begin to fear Boris Johnson has lost his vim