Tory minister takes heat after praising £170 champagne… calling the bubbly an ‘alternative’ vaccine to forget ‘rotten’ 2020

Follow RT on UK Housing Minister Christopher Pincher wrote a magazine review lauding Krug champagne… but critics have denounced him as being “out of touch with reality” and say he should focus on his day job instead. Pincher had written the review of the pricey bubbly in British monthly magazine The Critic, where he runs […]

Parts of the UK could be overwhelmed by Covid-19 ‘in two or three weeks,’ Liverpool mayor warns

Follow RT on Liverpool City Mayor Steve Rotheram has warned that parts of the UK could be overwhelmed by Covid-19 cases in “two or three weeks’ time,” as infections continue to spike at a “genuinely worrying” rate.  Rotheram’s remarks come a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new national lockdown for England, instructing […]

Labour leader Starmer calls for legislation to outlaw anti-vax campaigners, warns misinformation will ‘cost lives’

Follow RT on UK opposition leader Keir Starmer has said he is willing to work with the government to bring in new legislation that would ban anti-vax campaigns as the country ramps up inoculations to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. “We have to deal with the anti-vax campaigns because they will cost lives,” Starmer said on […]

London police hassle old woman for feeding birds, tell her to ‘DISPERSE’ because of Covid-19 restrictions

Follow RT on Feed the birds, tuppence a bag? Not in the new UK coronavirus lockdown. A video circulating on social media shows an elderly woman, who was feeding bread to pigeons, being told by London police to ‘disperse.’ The video, which was posted on YouTube late Sunday, shows an old woman with a pushcart […]

The system won and spit him out: UN torture rapporteur blasts UK’s near-total embracement of US case for extraditing Assange 

Follow RT on A UK court’s refusal to extradite Julian Assange to the US on medical grounds is a blow to journalism since the judge has sided with the US in its justification for prosecuting him, UN rapporteur Nils Melzer told RT.  Melzer became a supporter of the WikiLeaks founder after digging into his situation […]

New lockdown in Scotland with public legally required to stay home amid spread of new Covid-19 variant

Follow RT on Scotland will enter national lockdown from midnight, with people legally required to stay at home until February, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said, warning that existing Covid-19 rules may not be enough to stop its spread. “It is no exaggeration to say that I am more concerned about the situation we face […]

Boris Johnson says he’s ‘reconciled’ to a TOUGHER lockdown – and thinks Brits are ‘reconciled’ TOO

Follow RT on Though Prime Minister Boris Johnson insists that schools across the UK are safe to reopen, he said he’s “reconciled” to the fact that he’ll have to implement a “tougher” lockdown in many parts of the country. Speaking to the BBC on Sunday, Johnson assured parents that they can send their children back […]

BoJo defies scientists to insist ‘schools are safe,’ sends ‘resign’ hashtag to top of Twitter trending charts

Follow RT on With the UK repeatedly racking up record numbers of Covid-19 cases, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has put himself at odds with scientific advisers and trade unions by insisting that schools are safe and should reopen. Johnson advised parents to send their children to school when they reopen following the Christmas holidays, declaring […]

Doctor says he’s ‘disgusted’ by crowd shouting ‘Covid is a HOAX’ outside London hospital in viral Twitter post (VIDEO)

Follow RT on A doctor in London said he is “disgusted” after protesters gathered outside a hospital on New Year’s Eve, chanting “Covid is a hoax.” The video has gone viral, prompting an outpouring of support. Matthew Lee, a junior doctor at London’s St. Thomas’ Hospital, said he was confronted by “hundreds of maskless, drunk […]

UK ex-doctors volunteering to help with Covid-19 vaccination blocked by mandatory DIVERSITY training & paperwork forest

Follow RT on Thousands of retired doctors and nurses volunteering to rejoin the UK’s National Health Service during the pandemic are being forced to endure “diversity training” – but vaccination training is optional. NHS veterans applying to return to the service are required to supply a whopping 21 pieces of evidence, the Daily Telegraph revealed […]

Independent Britain’s first day: Channel traffic smooth on French & UK sides as new post-Brexit era begins

Follow RT on Despite fears of a transport collapse, freight traffic across the Channel continued without major hold-ups and complications in the first hours of Friday after the UK officially quit the EU customs union. Hundreds of lorries have already travelled between France and Britain in both directions through the Channel Tunnel, while dozens more […]

Welcome to the Vaccine Canteen: Brewing company tempts hipsters in for vaccinations with free beer

Follow RT on Pubs across the UK may be shuttered, but one brewer wants to convert its bars into vaccination centers, rewarding customers with a free beer for taking the jab. Scottish beer manufacturer BrewDog is no stranger to taking up fashionable causes. In 2015 it released“the world’s first ‘non-binary, transgender beer’” to fundraise for […]

THIRD Covid-induced national lockdown ‘probable’ in January, says SAGE expert as 44mln people in England wake up to Tier 4

Follow RT on A scientist who advises the UK government has warned that yet another national lockdown may be just around the corner as the new virus variant rampages across the country and case numbers in Britain continue to rise. Speaking on Thursday morning, Mike Tildesley, a member of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for […]

England school holiday closures extended by 14 days to allow army-led mass Covid testing of pupils & teachers

Follow RT on Some schools in England will delay their reopening in the new year so that mass testing can be rolled out for all pupils and staff in an attempt to reduce the spread of Covid-19, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said. Some 1,500 soldiers will be brought in to provide assistance to schools, […]

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 […]

Three-quarters of English population being placed under Tier 4 restrictions as UK health secretary extends Covid-19 curbs

Follow RT on Britain’s health secretary has announced that an additional 20 million people in England will be subjected to Tier 4 restrictions as a new and highly contagious virus strain spreads throughout the UK. Speaking to Parliament on Wednesday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the rising Covid-19 cases numbers and hospitalisations “demonstrate the need […]

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 […]

UK radically changes Covid vaccination strategy after AstraZeneca approval, prioritising 1st dose for all vulnerable people

Follow RT on The UK’s four chief medical officers have backed a new inoculation strategy which will see people wait up to 12 weeks for their second dose, allowing others to get a potentially life-saving first jab as soon as stock is available. Accompanying the approval of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine was the news that the […]

Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in the UK

Follow RT on The MHRA, the UK drug regulator, has given approval to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to be used for immunization on British soil. The formula is the second one given the green light in the country. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) gave the go-ahead as part of a “rolling review,” a […]

‘Extreme concern’: UK reports record 53,000 Covid-19 cases as experts warn of ‘dangerous new phase’ in pandemic

Follow RT on The UK reported 53,135 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, its highest daily total of the entire pandemic, as the country braces for the tightening of health measures in a renewed effort to stem the rising tide of infections. There were also a further 414 deaths reported within 28 days of a positive […]

Britain must ramp up vaccine distribution by TEN TIMES & retain national lockdown to avoid major Covid spike, new study warns

Follow RT on The UK must increase its vaccinations to 2 million doses per week – a tenfold jump – and keep up a national Tier 4 lockdown if it is to curtail a spike in Covid-19 driven by a highly infectious strain, a new study has warned. Conducted by the London School of Hygiene […]

LBC radio host goes on ‘LOCKDOWN KILLS’ rant live on air, argues ‘public is being scared into backing another lockdown’

Follow RT on LBC radio host and anti-extremism activist Maajid Nawaz has urged Brits not to be “scared” into supporting another coronavirus lockdown, arguing they do more harm than good – and then received widespread praise online. On his LBC show on Monday, Nawaz – better known in the UK as an anti-Islamism activist and […]

EU member states endorse Brexit trade deal with UK – spokesman

Follow RT on Ambassadors from the 27 EU member states have confirmed their governments’ approval for the post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, a spokesperson for the EU presidency has said. The agreement will come into effect on January 1. The member-state envoys formally endorsed the deal in Brussels. “EU ambassadors have unanimously approved the […]

Fighting post-lockdown weight gain? UK plans unhealthy food and drink restrictions to beat obesity as part of battle against Covid

Follow RT on The UK government plans to prohibit supermarkets from displaying unhealthy snacks and drinks at checkout areas, entrances, and at the end of aisles, in an effort to combat obesity. The UK government plans to prohibit supermarkets from displaying unhealthy snacks and drinks at checkout areas, entrances, and at the end of aisles, […]

‘Pampered’ BBC diversity chief on £75k salary ripped for ‘lecturing’ poor, white Brits about ‘privilege’

Follow RT on BBC Creative Diversity Director June Sarpong claimed even low-income white people experience “benefits” because of their race. Spiked editor Brendan O’Neill has torn into BBC Creative Diversity Director June Sarpong for lecturing poor, working-class white people on their “privilege,” saying she did this despite being “pampered” and highly-paid herself. Appearing on the […]

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 […]

Sussex residents kick, bite & spit on police in string of Christmas Day assaults on officers

Follow RT on Christmas is typically associated with acts of kindness and merry-making, but it appears the goodwill was not extended to police in Sussex. The force has reported more than a dozen assaults on its officers during the holiday. In a statement published on its website, Sussex Police said that at least 16 officers […]

Instant immunity? UK scientists test drug to prevent people exposed to Covid-19 from catching disease via rapid antibodies boost

Follow RT on British scientists have started testing a new drug that they claim gives instant immunity to Covid-19 and could save many lives by being administered as emergency treatment to those exposed to coronavirus. “The advantage of this medicine is that it gives you immediate antibodies,” while vaccines against the coronavirus take around a […]

Both Britain & EU say post-Brexit agreement is a great deal! Now Scotland, Ireland and Wales want in on the action

Follow RT on The free trade deal that will dictate future economic cooperation between the UK and EU has been hailed by both sides as a success, but the breakthrough agreement received a cold reception in Scotland. After nearly a year of contentious negotiations, the two parties produced a 2,000 page document which, at least […]

UK-EU post-Brexit trade deal: What’s inside the landmark agreement?

Follow RT on The United Kingdom and the European Union have inked a last-minute agreement outlining post-Brexit trade relations, just a week before Britain was set to exit the bloc’s economic zone without a deal. What’s in the fine print? The comprehensive document, totalling around 2,000 pages, covers everything from doctor certification to fisheries, and […]