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 […]

UK advises on Christmas plans with Omicron spreading

Follow RT on The British health secretary has warned that the Omicron strain will continue to spread, with 22 cases of the Covid variant already identified in the country. The minister says Christmas should continue as planned. Speaking to Sky News on Wednesday, UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed that 22 cases of Omicron had […]

Up to 740,000 missed cancer referrals in UK due to Covid-19

Follow RT on As many as 740,000 urgent cancer case referrals have been missed in the UK since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic due to backlogs and growing waiting lists, a new report has warned. The UK National Audit Office (NAO) estimated in a report on Wednesday that between 240,000 and 740,000 urgent referrals […]

Competition regulator demands Facebook ditch Giphy

Follow RT on The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ordered Meta, the ‘company formerly known as Facebook’, to offload money-losing recent acquisition Giphy, insisting the app could harm competition. Meta, which bought the GIF-making app back in May when it was still called Facebook, has been ordered to sell Giphy “in its entirety,” […]

General who warned about ‘accidental’ war with Russia gets replaced

Follow RT on The UK has a new Chief of the Defence Staff, as Admiral Sir Tony Radakin took over the job from the retiring General Sir Nick Carter. The former First Sea Lord will lay out his vision for Her Majesty’s Armed Forces next week. Radakin officially assumed the post on Tuesday, calling it […]

UK wants military to help jab against Covid as Omicron spreads

Follow RT on The British prime minister has said that the UK is aiming to offer Covid-19 booster shots to the entire population before the end of January, noting that the armed forces will be aiding healthcare workers with the rollout. “The target that we have set ourselves is to offer a booster to everyone […]

Most popular names among British newborns revealed

Follow RT on Muhammad has kept its position as the most common name for newborn boys in the UK in 2021, but unisex names are becoming increasingly popular, a prominent parenting website’s data reveals. According to Baby Centre, Muhammad “retains the crown for the fifth year running,” followed by Noah and Oliver. The latest government […]

Study aims to find reason for rare blood clots in people vaccinated against Covid

Follow RT on The UK government’s Vaccine Taskforce has launched a study into the rare, but potentially deadly, cases of blood clotting and low platelet counts reported in some Covid-infected patients and people who received certain vaccines. In a statement announcing the study on Tuesday, the University of Liverpool cited reports from March about small […]

MI6 outlines ‘white-hot focus’ on digital threats

Follow RT on The head of Britain’s MI6, Richard Moore, has warned that the spy agency must adapt to meet new 21st century digital threats if it is to remain effective at gathering intelligence and countering espionage. In his first public speech since becoming MI6 chief, Moore has outlined the challenges facing the agency, as […]

UK to put booster jab programme ‘on steroids’ in wake of Omicron

Follow RT on British Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the country will intensify its vaccination campaign in response to the arrival of the potentially more contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus. “The minimal interval for booster jabs should be halved from six months to three months,” Javid told Parliament on Monday, citing the new advice […]

UK names age groups eligible for Covid boosters amid Omicron scare

Follow RT on The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has said all adults between 18 and 39 years should receive booster shots, in an effort to slow the spread of the virus in the winter months and amid concern over Omicron. On Monday, the JCVI said the UK would start offering Covid-19 booster […]

Prince Charles comments on rumors he questioned future grandchildren’s skin color

Follow RT on The Prince of Wales’ office has branded claims that the heir to the British throne had speculated about his future grandchildren’s skin color as “fiction”. READ MORE: GOP senators say MEGHAN MARKLE has called to press for support on paid leave measure in Biden’s spending bill The Prince’s daughter-in-law Meghan Markle, whose […]

Queen’s Brian May apologizes for interview about woke culture

Follow RT on Brian May has accused the media of twisting his words, after he appeared to criticize modern ‘woke culture’ and the Brit Awards’ decision to scrap gendered categories for entertainers. The iconic musician and member of the legendary rock band Queen was “ambushed and completely stitched” by a journalist during last week’s ITV […]

UK unveils new mask mandate and Covid testing rules, citing Omicron

Follow RT on The UK has announced new Covid-19 restrictions in light of the Omicron variant, including the introduction of masks in public spaces, and the testing of all people arriving in the country regardless of their vaccination status. The new “temporary” restrictions in response to the Omicron variant cases were announced by the UK […]

British ex-MP hammers RAF for ‘woke’ new gender-neutral term

Follow RT on The RAF has been accused of peddling “woke b******” after doing away with the gendered titles ‘Airman’ and ‘Airwoman.’ A controversial former Tory MP hammering the service has been punished before for some extremely un-PC speech. The Royal Air Force (RAF) quietly stopped calling its personnel “Airmen” and “Airwomen” earlier this year, […]