UK PM ‘misled parliament’ by briefing media re Covid-19 updates before MPs – Commons speaker

Follow RT on The speaker of the House of Commons has accused UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson of misleading Parliament over his decision to tell members of the media about changes to Covid-19 restrictions before MPs. On Monday, Johnson told a press conference that the final stage of England’s so-called ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown would […]

Johnson pushes England’s Covid lockdown exit back a month amid spread of Delta variant and rising ICU rates

Follow RT on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that England will not abandon all Covid-19 restrictions this month as had been planned, due to the threat of the Delta variant of the virus and rising hospital admissions. The lifting of the final stage of England’s so-called ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown will be delayed […]

Probe into infamous 1987 murder of British sleuth may reveal links to Murdoch media, ‘institutional police corruption’ – reports

Follow RT on A high-profile probe into the unsolved 1987 axe murder of a British private detective could reportedly link Rupert Murdoch’s media empire to “criminality” involved in the killing and expose a “culture of corruption” at the Met. On March 10, 1987, Daniel Morgan, 37, was discovered with an axe lodged in his head […]

‘She reminded me of my mother’: Biden praises Queen after Windsor visit, says monarch curious about Putin & Xi

Follow RT on Joe Biden said that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II “reminded me of my mother,” after the pair met at Windsor Castle. Biden is the 13th US president to meet with the 95-year-old monarch. Biden and the Queen met at Windsor Castle on Sunday, after a weekend of talks between world leaders at the […]

‘Are France and Corsica different states too?’ UK Foreign Secretary Raab unloads on EU for ‘offensive’ view of Northern Ireland

Follow RT on UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has asked for “a bit of respect” for Northern Ireland during tough trade talks. British media claimed earlier that French President Emmanuel Macron hinted that the region was not part of the UK. The UK media cited government sources saying that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a […]

MP warns Brits ‘have to learn to live with Covid’ for ‘rest of time’ in statement opposing reopening delays

Follow RT on Covid Recovery Group chairman and MP Mark Harper opposes delays in the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, arguing Brits will “have to learn to live with” the virus now that the vulnerable are jabbed, or suffer constant lockdown. Harper took to Twitter after an article on Sunday in the Telegraph citing an unnamed […]

‘Still overvalued’: Pundits take shots at The Sun after Murdoch lists cash-hemorrhaging tabloid as worthless asset

Follow RT on Rupert Murdoch has written down the value of The Sun to zero, meaning that the British tabloid is now worth less than the paper it’s printed on – delighting critics of the controversial media mogul. In its latest accounts, News Group Newspapers, a subsidiary of Murdoch’s NewsCorp, lists The Sun and its […]

Wrong D-Day? British Army mocked after accidentally recreating porn meme with WWII veteran couch photo

Follow RT on The British Army faced a storm of mockery after posting a photo of one of the last living soldiers who participated in the 1944 Normandy landings, with the internet crowd finding it strikingly similar to a popular porn meme. The ill-fated picture emerged on Twitter earlier this week. The photo, taken in […]

UK health experts urge PM to delay lockdown easing after 8,125 new Covid-19 cases – highest rise since February

Follow RT on Health experts have pleaded with the government to delay the final stage of England’s lockdown exit plan, after 8,125 new cases were reported in the UK in the past 24 hours, marking the highest daily rise since February 26. There were a further 17 Covid deaths within 28 days of a positive […]

Covid-19 outbreak at UK hotel hosting German G7 delegation security & US media after 13 staff test positive – report

Follow RT on A hotel in England hosting security for Germany’s G7 delegates was shut down after 13 staff members tested positive for Covid, Sky News reported. The UK PM’s office said German leader Angela Merkel will still attend the event. The Pedn Olva Hotel in St Ives, Cornwall was reportedly being used by security […]

UK says it has reached £333mn fishing quota agreement with EU

Follow RT on The UK government has reached an agreement on fishing quotas for this year with the EU, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said on Thursday. The annual negotiations for 2021 are the first the UK has participated in after it left the EU last year. Despite making up just […]

Report reveals 1 in 8 terror suspects in Britain last year were CHILDREN

Follow RT on Of the 168 terrorism suspects arrested in the UK last year, one in eight was a child. With school and socialization off the cards for much of the year, officials warned that kids were being “drawn towards terrorist activity.” A 14-year-old Islamist from Hampshire, a 17-year-old Neo-Nazi from Essex, and a 15-year-old […]

UK health secretary defends handling of Covid-19 pandemic amid accusations he lied about government’s response

Follow RT on British Health Secretary Matt Hancock has rejected criticism levelled by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s former aide Dominic Cummings, denying that he lied about the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking before a parliamentary select committee hearing on Thursday, Hancock defended his actions throughout the pandemic, stating that the government only did […]

Leering, jeering and ‘dick pics’: UK report finds sexual harassment ‘normalised’ in schools

Follow RT on A government report has found that nine out of 10 schoolgirls in the UK know someone who’s been subjected to sexist abuse. The report blames a “normalised” culture of sexual harassment, but technology also plays a role. The report, released by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) […]

‘Sex matters’: UK woman who lost job after transgender tweet wins tribunal appeal

Follow RT on A British woman who lost her job after saying people can’t change their biological sex has won her appeal against an employment tribunal. Maya Forstater, 47, posted several gender-critical tweets in 2018 while working as a tax expert for the Center for Global Development (CGD) in London. In 2019, Forstater’s contract with […]

Pundits Twitter-whip BoJo after PM takes private jet from London to Cornwall to attend climate-focused G7 summit

Follow RT on Boris Johnson has been mercilessly heckled after flying to a G7 summit in Cornwall – where he says environmental issues are top of the agenda. The UK prime minister insists there is nothing odd with his choice of transport. The British leader tweeted out an eco-friendly message to the world after his […]

‘Empire 2.0 fantasy’: Boris Johnson pens G7 article on post-Covid world, draws flak for ‘hypocrisy’ and ‘undermining democracy’

Follow RT on Ahead of the G7 summit, British PM Boris Johnson has drawn ridicule for an article in which he seemingly invokes wartime bonhomie to state his vision for a post-Covid world built on “openness, freedom, democracy and free trade.” Among the priorities Johnson lists in the article, published on Thursday, is a pledge […]

Student who led Oxford vote to ‘cancel’ the Queen as symbol of ‘colonial history’ turns out to be AMERICAN

Follow RT on The son of a wealthy Washington, DC lawyer and schoolmate of President Barack Obama’s daughters led the vote by a group of Oxford University students to remove the portrait of Elizabeth II to make their common room a ‘safe space.’ Matthew Katzman, 25, graduated from Stanford University and is now a doctoral […]

Over 1,000 terminally-ill patients rejected for UK benefits every year & spend final weeks fighting for aid, charities warn

Follow RT on Two British charities have called for the rule which requires terminally-ill people to prove they have six months or less to live to qualify for state benefits to be abolished, as hundreds every year die without support. More than 100 people per month are being denied their lawful benefits by the UK […]

‘Our patience is wearing very very thin’: EU’s Sefcovic downbeat after no agreement in UK talks to resolve Brexit border row

Follow RT on The UK is trying the EU’s patience after failing to come up with solutions during fraught talks to resolve the pair’s ongoing row over post-Brexit border checks in Northern Ireland, Brussels’ chief negotiator has said. “Our patience is wearing very very thin,” European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic told a press conference […]

Cummings rejects court ruling on ‘unlawful’ Covid contract, says govt was more focused on outcomes than ‘process’ during pandemic

Follow RT on Dominic Cummings has rejected the High Court’s ruling that the government unlawfully awarded a Covid contract to a firm that he had ties to, claiming that Downing Street was more focused on saving lives than following protocol. In its decision, the High Court said that the government violated the law when handing […]

UK govt condemns ‘absurd’ removal of Queen’s portrait at Oxford University college over ‘colonial history’

Follow RT on The UK government has criticised students at Oxford University’s Magdalen College as “simply absurd” for voting to remove a portrait of the Queen over concerns that it’s a symbol of Britain’s “recent colonial history.” Speaking after the vote, which was taken at the college’s committee meeting on Monday, the UK government condemned […]

Britain’s Johnson vows ‘free & uninterrupted’ trade with Northern Ireland but no EU deal yet as ‘sausage war’ rolls on

Follow RT on The UK prime minister has said his government will continue to push for “uninterrupted” trade with Northern Ireland after Britain unilaterally suspended Brexit checks on goods moving between Belfast and the British mainland. Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Boris Johnson said that maintaining the territorial and economic integrity of the […]

UK minister urges Andrew Lloyd Webber to abide by rules after legend says he’s prepared to be ARRESTED over launch of new show

Follow RT on Andrew Lloyd Webber, the man behind such musical hits as ‘Phantom of the Opera’ , ‘Joseph’, and ‘Cats’, has been urged to abide by the rules after promising to open his next musical even if Covid-19 restrictions remain. Lloyd Webber’s adaptation of the fairy tale ‘Cinderella’ is set to be previewed on […]

Herd immunity? Nearly 8 in 10 adults across Britain have coronavirus antibodies

Follow RT on Nearly 80% of adults across the UK have antibodies against Covid-19, new data by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows. However, the ONS has cautioned that detection of antibodies is not a “precise measure” of immunity. The promising figure was unveiled by the ONS on Wednesday, when the statistics body published […]

UK government unlawfully gave £560,000 contract to friends of PM’s former chief adviser, court rules

Follow RT on The UK’s High Court has ruled that the British government acted unlawfully by handing a company run by friends of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser Dominic Cummings a £560,000 ($794,000) Covid contract. Issuing the damning ruling on Wednesday, Mrs. Justice O’Farrell stated that the decision to grant the Cabinet Office […]

‘Woke McCarthyism’ or right decision? Telegraph sacks columnist after her ‘racist’ joke about Harry & Meghan’s baby sparked furore

Follow RT on Newspaper columnist Julie Burchill has been fired by the Telegraph after facetiously suggesting that Harry and Meghan should have named their new baby after George Floyd. Her sacking reignited debate about cancel culture. The outspoken writer announced on Tuesday that she was axed by the outlet, without going into details about the […]

UK govt delays plans for controversial health data system after opposition from medical groups

Follow RT on Controversial plans to compile patient data from local doctors into a single centralised database run by Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) have been delayed amid security concerns, the UK government has announced. Under the ‘General Practice Data for Planning and Research’ program, patient records from GPs’ surgeries over the last 10 years […]

Public urged to ‘minimise travel’ in north England’s ‘Delta’ variant hotspots in bid to control Covid strain’s spread

Follow RT on The UK government has warned people in Lancashire and Greater Manchester to “minimise” travelling in and out of the areas amid the rise of the so-called ‘Delta’ variant of coronavirus, first detected in India. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the new guidance on Tuesday and said the government would provide a “strengthened […]

‘Time running out’ to solve Northern Ireland Brexit issues, UK says, as EU warns London against breaching law

Follow RT on There is now a limited amount of time in which to resolve Brexit-induced border issues in Northern Ireland, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman has said, after the EU warned Britain against breaching international law. The PM’s spokesman said London had not expected Brussels to take such a “purist” approach to the […]