Boris Johnson’s ‘discriminatory’ vaccine passport plan in trouble as Labour and Tory rebels unite in opposition

Follow RT on Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a significant defeat in the House of Commons after the Labour Party warned it will join Conservative Party rebels to oppose “discriminatory” plans to introduce Covid vaccine passports. The UK government is facing mounting opposition from backbench MPs and members of the Labour Party over plans to […]

Boris Johnson says forced vaccination for care home staff ‘responsible’, but demanding jab certs from pub-goers ‘up to landlords’

Follow RT on Care-home bosses mulling mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for staff are acting responsibly, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said, although he refused to say whether pubs should bar punters who haven’t been jabbed. Johnson said on Wednesday the concept of vaccine certification “should not be totally alien to us” as he was […]

‘Legitimate’ owner? Boris Johnson says UK ‘legally’ obtained Elgin Marbles, will not return them to Greece

Follow RT on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dashed Athens’ hopes of getting back the Parthenon/Elgin Marbles by saying that the British Museum remains their “rightful” owner following “legal” acquisition in the 19th century. The ancient sculptures that once adorned the famed fifth century BC Parthenon temple in Athens were “legally acquired” by the […]

Boris Johnson denies EU claim Britain has blocked Covid vaccine exports to bloc amid war of words over jabs

Follow RT on The UK has not blocked Covid-19 vaccines from reaching the EU, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday, in response to Brussels’ claims that Britain had halted such exports due to an ongoing tussle over the shots. “Let me be clear: we have not blocked the export of a single Covid-19 vaccine […]

US activists condemn Boris Johnson’s voter ID plan, accuse him of copying Trump

Follow RT on As Boris Johnson prepares to introduce voter ID laws in the UK, US activist groups such as the ACLU have spoken out against the proposal, comparing its proponents to Donald Trump and warning it would “suppress the vote.” Johnson is expected to introduce a bill this spring mandating photo ID at polling […]

Johnson ‘biggest recruiting sergeant for nationalism,’ ex-PM Brown says in blistering attack on Britain’s Covid-19 response

Follow RT on The UK appears “dysfunctional” by its uncoordinated devolved responses to Covid-19 and Boris Johnson risks being “the biggest recruiting sergeant for nationalism,” former PM Gordon Brown’s stinging assessment has claimed. Writing for the Scottish Fabian Society, a left-wing think tank associated with Britain’s Labour Party, Brown, who led the UK’s Labour government […]

‘Speak for yourself’: Boris Johnson skewered after telling school kids journalists find themselves ‘abusing people’

Follow RT on Boris Johnson is facing swift backlash after he claimed – to a group of school children – that journalists always find themselves “abusing people” and the job made him feel so guilty he left for a more honest career in politics. During a school visit in London on Tuesday, Johnson – a […]

There is ‘no credible route to a zero-Covid Britain,’ Boris Johnson says, as he unveils ‘irreversible’ lockdown-lifting plan

Follow RT on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday conceded there is “no credible route” for Britain or the world to become completely free of Covid-19, as he announced a plan to gradually lift restrictions. Noting that there will be more cases, hospitalizations, and deaths whenever the UK decides to lift its lockdown – […]

Got away with murder? Boris Johnson jokes at Covid vaccine centre as he tries to put on tight gloves ‘like O.J. SIMPSON’

Follow RT on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson turned a photo op into an insensitive gaffe as he called his struggles in putting on a pair of tight rubber gloves at a Covid-19 vaccination centre in South Wales “like O.J. Simpson.” The incident occurred as Johnson tried to put on a pair of disposable gloves […]

BBC names as new chair ex-Goldman Sachs banker who advised Boris Johnson and gave £400k to UK’s ruling party

Follow RT on A former Goldman Sachs investment banker who donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to the UK’s ruling Conservative Party has been officially named as the BBC’s new chairman, the government said on Wednesday. The BBC board chair is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the government and comes with a […]

Boris Johnson ‘concerned’ after secret video recordings of Dubai Princess Latifa’s ‘hostage’ situation aired

Follow RT on UK PM Boris Johnson is “concerned” about missing Dubai Princess Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid and monitoring the situation after BBC Panorama aired secret recordings in which she says she is being kept against her will. In a documentary aired on Tuesday, Princess Latifa says she is being held hostage in […]

London to ‘look at’ easing some Covid-19 restrictions in mid-February, Boris Johnson says

Follow RT on British PM Boris Johnson has promised to “look at” easing some existing coronavirus restrictions by mid-February, upon reviewing the vaccination rates and reassessing the Covid-19 crisis. The prime minister spoke to reporters on Monday as he visited a coronavirus vaccination site in north London. Johnson signalled that the relaxation of restrictions might […]

Boris Johnson defends overruling home secretary over Covid-19 border closures in March 2020

Follow RT on Prime Minister Boris Johnson has rebuffed criticism for overruling Home Secretary Priti Patel’s call for borders to be closed in March 2020, as concerns around Covid-19 were growing. In a speech to Conservative Party supporters, Home Secretary Priti Patel stated that she was “an advocate of closing [borders] last March.” However, Johnson didn’t […]

Former UK PM Theresa May accuses Boris Johnson of ‘abandoning Britain’s position in moral leadership,’ prompts backlash online

Follow RT on Former British prime minister Theresa May has attacked her successor Boris Johnson for ‘diminishing’ the UK’s authority on the global stage. Her remarks were poorly met online, with many arguing that her tenure wasn’t much better. In an op-ed for the Daily Mail, May wrote that the incoming administration of Joe Biden, […]

‘No big bang’: Third Covid national lockdown for England to end only by ‘gradual unwrapping,’ Boris Johnson warns

Follow RT on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson cautioned that the new national lockdown over coronavirus in England will not end all at once. The PM warned it’ll be a step-by-step measure as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage. At Wednesday’s parliamentary debate Johnson said the nation’s emergence from the “lockdown cocoon will not be […]

British MPs approve Brexit trade deal with EU in landslide Commons vote

Follow RT on The UK parliament approved the trade deal with the European Union on Wednesday, with PM Boris Johnson describing Brexit as the beginning rather than an end of the country’s relationship with Brussels. British lawmakers approved the legislation to enact the post-Brexit trade deal agreed with the EU last week. The vote was […]

Hundreds more dying at home in England & Wales during Covid-19 pandemic than normal year, UK govt stats body says

Follow RT on A new report on deaths in England and Wales from the UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) has indicated that hundreds more people have been dying at home and at hospital recently than in a normal year. The figures for deaths in private homes and hospitals are 678 and 835 higher respectively […]

‘Scotland will be back in EU after independence!’ says SNP leader, as party pledges to vote AGAINST Brexit deal

Follow RT on The leader of the Scottish National Party in the UK Parliament has slammed Boris Johnson’s trade deal with the EU and vowed to vote against it in a complete U-turn on Brexit. Speaking on Wednesday, Ian Blackford, SNP leader in Westminster, said that Scotland would soon be heading back into the European […]

UK radio host under fire for highlighting low Covid-19 mortality among healthy & young and calling for them to ‘carry on living’

Follow RT on A British journalist was accused of callousness and stupidity after sharing NHS figures showing that Covid-19 “mostly kills the very old & the very sick,” and arguing that the young and healthy should go on with their lives. Talkradio host Julia Hartley-Brewer drew fire and fury online by injecting some statistics into […]