Scottish health minister hits back at BBC editor after VIDEO showing him fall off a scooter goes viral

Follow RT on Scotland’s health secretary wasn’t impressed when a BBC editor posted a video from the Scottish parliament, in which the already-injured SNP minister trips over the wheel of his scooter. It didn’t stop the clip from going viral. On Thursday afternoon, BBC journalist Glenn Campbell posted a video from the wood-clad halls of […]

Army could be brought in to aid Scotland’s stretched ambulance service following reports man died after 40-HOUR wait

Follow RT on The army could be called in to assist Scotland’s overstretched ambulance service, Nicola Sturgeon has said, following reports of severely long waits. In Glasgow, one man allegedly died after waiting 40 hours for medics to arrive. Speaking on Thursday, the first minister said that the “country’s ambulance service is working under acute […]

AUKUS nuclear submarine deal not a ‘betrayal,’ UK defence minister says, as French cut out of lucrative military contract

Follow RT on Britain’s defence minister has said he understands the disappointment of the French government and Naval Group at the loss of a major contract with Australia, but insisted it was not a ‘betrayal’ of Paris by the AUKUS partners. Speaking on Thursday, Ben Wallace said that the UK had no strategic differences with […]

British health officials say school ‘Covid teams’ can vaccinate 12-15yos WITHOUT parental consent, so long as child agrees

Follow RT on Medical staffers can legally vaccinate school kids aged 12-15 without the consent of their parents, as long as the child agrees to the procedure, the British government has told schools in new coronavirus guidelines. Unveiled on Wednesday, the new guidance from the UK’s Health Security Agency lays out rules and recommendations for […]

London’s High Court vows to ensure US sexual assault case papers are served on Prince Andrew

Follow RT on A UK court has promised to make sure papers related to a US sexual assault case are served on Prince Andrew. Earlier this week, the Duke of York skipped pretrial hearings as his legal team claimed he had been improperly served. London’s High Court took the paperwork issue in hand on Wednesday, […]

‘Let’s get on with the job’: Johnson finalises UK cabinet shuffle after weeks of speculation

Follow RT on Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reshuffled some of his top ministers, after weeks of speculation amid falling approval ratings for the Tory government following a decision to hike taxes and concerns about the spread of Covid. In a brief statement issued via Twitter after a series of ministerial changes were announced by Number […]

‘Just another distraction’: Some unconvinced by Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle following benefits cut

Follow RT on Junior ministers were among the first to go in Boris Johnson’s broad cabinet reshuffle, but some view the move as a distraction intended to divert attention from a decision to cut benefits that were raised during the pandemic. On Wednesday morning, the British prime minister reportedly set up office in the tearoom […]

Raab axed as foreign secretary, succeeded by Liz Truss: Johnson’s juggling continues with new cabinet appointments after firings

Follow RT on Prime Minister Boris Johnson has shaken up his cabinet, and after sacking a handful of ministers is now moving others to new jobs. Former Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and former Trade Secretary Liz Truss were the first moves. Johnson began culling his cabinet on Wednesday afternoon, letting go of Education Secretary Gavin […]

PM Johnson to reshuffle cabinet: Education Sec Williamson out, Foreign Sec Raab gets the axe

Follow RT on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to reshuffle his cabinet. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired, along with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. “The PM will today conduct a reshuffle to put in place a strong and united team to Build Back Better from the pandemic,” read a statement from Downing […]

Climate activists block M25 London orbital for SECOND TIME in three days

Follow RT on Environmental activists have blocked parts of the busy M25 motorway for the second time in three days, once again causing frustration among drivers and members of the British public stuck on the London orbital. On Wednesday, nearly 90 protesters from Insulate Britain blockaded the M25 motorway for the second time since Monday, […]

Boris Johnson becomes butt of Nicki Minaj’s joke after chief medical officer slams rapper’s ‘shameful’ vaccine-skeptical tweets

Follow RT on Rapper Nicki Minaj has hit back at Britain’s prime minister and chief medical officer in two tweets, including a bizarre audio clip in a British accent, after they claimed not to know her and dismissed her vaccine skepticism. On Tuesday evening, Trinidadian-born rapper Nicki Minaj put on a British accent and released […]

UK inflation sees highest increase on record after dramatic spike caused by heavily discounted eat-out incentive scheme

Follow RT on Inflation in the UK rose to 3.2% last month, up from 2% in July – a record-breaking spike – the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has found, with the Eat Out to Help Out scheme in August 2020 largely contributing to the rise. On Wednesday, the ONS released its data for inflation […]

UK bars Chinese ambassador from parliament reception, citing sanctions against MPs by Beijing

Follow RT on China’s ambassador to the UK Zheng Zeguang has been blocked from attending a reception at Westminster after speakers of both houses of the parliament said his presence would be inappropriate given Beijing’s sanctions against MPs. Zheng was scheduled to attend the summer reception scheduled for September 15 on the Commons terrace, and […]

UK would not have greenlighted French Valneva Covid vaccine, health secretary says after contract canceled

Follow RT on Britain cancelled its contract for some 100 million vaccines made by French biotech company Valneva in part because it became apparent the jab would not have been greenlighted for use, the UK’s health secretary has revealed. Speaking to a Scottish lawmaker on Tuesday, Sajid Javid provided more information on why London scrapped […]

UK to offer booster Covid jabs to over 50s, care home residents and health care workers ahead of ‘bumpy’ winter

Follow RT on The British government has announced booster Covid jabs will be offered to people aged 50 and over, care home residents, as well as health and social care workers in a bid to increase vaccine protection ahead of a “bumpy” winter. On Tuesday, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) outlined the […]

UK postpones introduction of post-Brexit import checks, giving businesses more time to recover from pandemic

Follow RT on The British government has announced it will be delaying the implementation of some post-Brexit border controls, especially those relating to sanitary and phytosanitary goods, for the second time. The relaxation of controls pertains to the inspection standards applied to plant and animal health and food-product safety. On Tuesday, British minister Penny Mordaunt […]

UK’s already hard-hit travel sector to see even more jobs culled, industry body warns, slams govt tourism policies

Follow RT on Britain’s travel sector is preparing for even more jobs to be slashed, as an executive for the industry’s trade body has warned that over two-thirds of employers who still have furloughed staff were planning to make cuts soon. On Tuesday, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) issued a statement urging the […]

Andrew Neil resigns as GB News chairman just months into the job

Follow RT on Former BBC presenter Andrew Neil has resigned as chairman of UK television news channel GB News on Monday, just three months after the heavily funded media venture was officially launched. In a statement, GB News announced that Neil had “stepped down from his roles as the Channel’s Chairman and host of his […]

UK’s Prince Andrew ignores pretrial hearing in US sex abuse case, says he was served summons incorrectly

Follow RT on Prince Andrew, the British royal accused of sexual abuse in a lawsuit by one of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims, was not represented at a pretrial hearing in New York, with his lawyers saying he was improperly served papers. The Duke of York was served legal papers late last month, ahead of a […]

UK counter-terrorism officer pleads guilty to secretly filming nude women with spy cams

Follow RT on A Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism officer has pleaded guilty to 19 charges of secretly recording naked women without their permission over several years using a spy camera. 40-year-old suspended Detective Inspector Neil Corbel was charged with 19 counts of voyeurism last month and pleaded guilty to all of them at Westminster Magistrates’ Court […]

Climate protesters draw almighty backlash as tradesmen, including thermal insulation engineers, stuck in M25 roadblock

Follow RT on Climate change demonstrations have blocked junctions around London’s orbital motorway, causing tailbacks and frustrating thousands of commuters and tradesmen in a bid to get the government to commit to insulation initiatives. On Monday, protesters from Insulate Britain blocked junctions around the M25 motorway, demanding action from the government on home insulation, deemed […]

UK children aged 12-15 can get Covid vaccine, chief medical officers declare

Follow RT on The UK’s chief medical officers have ruled that children in the UK between the ages of 12 and 15 should be able to get vaccinated against Covid-19, despite criticism of the idea. The Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty said on Monday that child vaccination will be a “useful tool to […]

Brits shocked after pub chain prints book of corrections from news outlets who made ‘untrue statements’ about founder during Covid

Follow RT on Brits on social media were shocked this week after JD Wetherspoon – one of the UK’s largest pub chains – printed and distributed a magazine of apologies from news outlets who had made “untrue statements” about the company. After the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns prohibited pubs from opening last year, JD […]

Tobacco giant BAT sought to bribe Zimbabwe’s Mugabe to secure release of its private spies – leaked docs seen by BBC 

Follow RT on British American Tobacco described claims by the BBC that it ran a shady op to sabotage rivals in southern Africa, and had to pay up to Zimbabwe’s ruling party when the spooks got caught, as a “mischaracterisation of our conduct.” The Monday episode of BBC’s ‘Panorama’ programme delved into the world of […]

UK govt scraps Covid vaccine deal with French company Valneva over ‘breach’

Follow RT on Valneva has announced that the British government has terminated a deal it had struck with the company for it to supply doses of its Covid vaccine candidate, which is still under clinical trial, citing a “breach” of the contract. In a statement issued on Monday, Valneva revealed it had been hit with […]

Tennis star’s US Open victory turns into ‘race-baiting’ debate on diversity and immigration

Follow RT on Emma Raducanu’s victory at the US Open on Saturday was celebrated by many in Britain, though a focus on her race and background turned the celebrations into debates on diversity. Raducanu’s victory earned praise from some of Britain’s highest officials, including Queen Elizabeth II who called the victory over fellow teen Leylah […]

UK health minister says govt will NOT introduce Covid vaccine passports, lockdowns over Christmas unlikely

Follow RT on UK Health Minister Sajid Javid announced on Sunday that the government would not be introducing Covid-19 passports after a review on the matter and that it was not anticipating any more lockdowns. During an appearance on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Javid told host Nick Robinson that Brits would “get Christmas” this […]

Prince Andrew served with lawsuit from Epstein sex trafficking victim, document says

Follow RT on The security detail at the Royal Lodge in Windsor has accepted documents detailing a sexual abuse lawsuit against Prince Andrew by one of the victims of sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. His response is due soon in a US court. Process server Cesar Augusto Sepulveda attested that he successfully served the documents on […]

Anti-war activists block roads & scale tanks in UK ahead of planned arms fair in London (VIDEOS)

Follow RT on Footage has emerged of activists clashing with law enforcement while trucks containing weapons arrive under police escort ahead of a massive arms fair in London, to which 30,000 international delegates have been invited. Declassified UK, a British investigative journalism website, released a video on Friday of protesters being detained by police officers […]

Queen Elizabeth II supports BLM, royals ‘passionately care’ about removing racial barriers, top aide says

Follow RT on The UK’s Queen Elizabeth II supports the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and is committed to improving race relations in the UK, a senior Buckingham Palace representative has said. Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London Ken Olisa, who is the Queen’s liaison in the British capital, told Channel 4 News that the royals “care […]