Scottish parliament to debate euthanasia bill again, after previous failures to legalise assisted suicide

Follow RT on An assisted dying bill will be introduced at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood. Proponents of legalised euthanasia have tried and failed twice already to pass such a bill. The legislation, brought forward by Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur, is supported by a dozen other representatives from multiple parties. In an open letter […]

UK Health Sec withheld promising vaccine data from PM, potentially influencing decision to extend Covid restrictions – media

Follow RT on Matt Hancock allegedly failed to inform Boris Johnson about a study that showed Covid-19 jabs are effective against the Delta variant, during a meeting to discuss lifting restrictions. The health department denies the allegation. A major Public Health England (PHE) study found that the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines were more effective at […]

Never inclusive enough: Guide for use of woke pronouns by British law association met with storm of mockery

Follow RT on The Law Society has faced a storm of online mockery and criticism after it showcased its guide for the use of pronouns in the workplace. While some found the initiative ridiculous, others blasted it for not being inclusive enough. The law association, which represents and governs solicitors in the jurisdiction of England […]

‘Every step we take’ could be monitored and analysed if facial recognition tech isn’t reined in, UK data watchdog warns

Follow RT on The head of the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has raised alarm over the potential abuses of facial recognition software, after several investigations found that the technology was not being properly deployed. UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham noted in a blog post published on Friday that facial recognition technology can be harnessed […]

Thousands of Covid-19 lockdown violations in England & Wales judged via non-transparent judicial procedure – reports

Follow RT on Under an opaque fast-track legal process that bypasses court hearings, thousands of people in England and Wales have reportedly been prosecuted for Covid-related offences with activists alleging widespread miscarriages of justice. Figures from a parliamentary answer this month revealed that 4,242 cases under coronavirus health protection regulations were disposed of last year […]

British Tory MP Imran Ahmad Khan charged with sexual assault of 15-year-old boy

Follow RT on An MP for Britain’s Conservative Party has been charged with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old boy in 2008, it was revealed on Friday after reporting restrictions surrounding the case were lifted. Tory MP for Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Imran Ahmad Khan appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, where he pleaded “not guilty” […]

Brexit deals blow to UK food & drinks industry with £2bn drop in exports to EU, industry body says 

Follow RT on The UK’s Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has released new data showing that post-Brexit rules have hit the industry hard, with its exports to the EU falling by 47%, or £2 billion, in the first quarter of 2021 alone. The newly-published figures mark the first data since the UK left the EU’s […]

UK PM ‘confident’ restrictions will ease on July 19 after extending lockdown measures for a month

Follow RT on Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reasserted his confidence that the UK will reopen on July 19 after lockdown measures were extended earlier this week, which sparked backlash from politicians and the public.  Johnson announced on Friday that current data trajectories point towards the reopening of UK society on the new July date. […]

‘Serial failure’: Former head of UK’s disastrous ‘Test and Trace’ programme draws ridicule and anger after seeking top NHS post

Follow RT on Months after stepping down as head of the UK government’s much-derided Covid-19 contact tracing programme, Dido Harding has once again drawn public ire after news emerged of her pursuit of the top job at NHS England. The health service’s website confirmed on Thursday that Harding has left her position as chair of […]

UK must apply Northern Ireland Brexit protocol, EU says after London formally requests ‘sausage ban’ suspension

Follow RT on The UK must stick to its commitments on Northern Ireland border arrangements after Brexit, the EU Commission has said after London sent Brussels a formal request to suspend an upcoming so-called ‘sausage ban’. On Thursday, the UK’s Brexit minister David Frost formally asked the EU for a three-month extension to a grace […]

DUP Brexiteer appointed Northern Ireland first minister amid UK-EU row over post-withdrawal protocol

Follow RT on Hardline Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Brexiteer Paul Givan has been appointed Northern Ireland’s new first minister amid an ongoing row between the UK and EU over the implementation of the post-Brexit protocol for the region. Givan’s installation as one of the joint leaders of the Northern Ireland government on Thursday comes after […]

Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi who killed 22 people ‘should have been identified as threat,’ inquiry finds

Follow RT on The suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured hundreds of others at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England should have been spotted as a threat, a public inquiry into the 2017 attack has found. Inquiry chief John Saunders said there “were a number of opportunities which were missed” that should […]