Freedom of Information Act slammed as ‘truly malign’

Follow RT on A UK minister has insisted that transparency laws are “malign” legislation, claiming that they change the nature of official communications, as the government attempts to shield its new research agency from public requests. Speaking in the House of Lords last week, Lord Martin Callanan, a minister at the Department for Business, Energy […]

Covid fraudsters steal billions from UK government

Follow RT on The UK’s National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the government’s failure to implement anti-fraud measures allowed fraudsters to steal £4.9 billion ($6.51 billion) of taxpayers’ money from the Covid Bounce Back Loan scheme. Established during the pandemic, the scheme offered loans of up to £50,000 ($66,378) to small and medium-sized businesses […]

Royal College of Midwives apologizes for woke guidance to ‘postnatal people’

Follow RT on The Royal College of Midwives has issued an apology after calling mothers “postnatal people” in a new ‘safer sleep’ guidance for those sharing a bed with their newborns. The document has since been removed. On Wednesday evening, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) – a British midwifery organization – published its later […]

UK minister gears up against Christmas mistletoe

Follow RT on A British cabinet minister has suggested people should avoid “snogging under the mistletoe” this Christmas, as the government and the NHS battle to keep Covid-19 under control in the run-up to the festive period. The festive season promises work parties, prandial jocundity, and maybe even a kiss under the mistletoe – but […]

Regulator rules on Santa’s Covid passport ad

Follow RT on The UK’s advertisement regulator has concluded that a depiction of Santa Claus showing his vaccination status in Tesco’s Christmas ad does not break rules as it is likely to be seen as a “humorous reference” to travel rules. “Having carefully assessed the 5,000 complaints we received about the Tesco Christmas ad campaign, […]

Science museum bows to trans criticism

Follow RT on The Science Museum in London has agreed to alter an exhibit on human biology and sex characteristics after receiving complaints over a perceived lack of transgender representation and its “non-inclusive narrative.” Museum authorities confirmed that the exhibit, titled ‘Boy or Girl?’, is currently under review to “take into account new scientific and […]

Macron labels Johnson ‘a clown’ – media

Follow RT on The French president has reportedly called British PM Boris Johnson “a clown” and said it was a shame to see such a great country, which France could cooperate with, run by a knucklehead. According to the weekly satirical newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné, French President Emmanuel Macron made some highly controversial and undiplomatic […]

Norway’s Christmas gift to Londoners leaves some perplexed

Follow RT on The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, an annual gift from Norway to the UK, has raised eyebrows this year with its rather shabby appearance, prompting some to ask whether Britain has offended the Nordic nation. This week, Norway’s annual gift of a Nordic Spruce arrived in London’s Trafalgar Square. However, once placed […]