Boris Johnson live news: Hancock scandal made PM look weak, voters say
Sajid Javid opposes fans booing England squad for taking the knee
Matt Hancock’s resignation as health secretary has made Boris Johnson appear weak and the government shady in the eyes of voters, according to one survey.
The Savanta ComRes survey for The independent found the public were not convinced by the PM’s suggestion that he forced Hancock out after being filmed in violation of social distancing rules with a married assistant.
Meanwhile, the new Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said he is opposed to football fans booing the England national team for their decision to kneel down to protest racism before Euro 2020 matches.
Mr Javid told BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday morning Today show that it was “up to the players” how they wanted to express themselves on the issue after Interior Minister Priti Patel called the act “gestural politics”.
“I can understand why some players choose to do it, it is entirely up to them, but what I do not understand is these people in the crowd who then boo them or shout at the players for doing this,” said the Secretary of Health.
Our journalist, Adam forrest, has more details below on the government’s decision to let English pubs stay open late on the night of the Euro 2020 final:
Conrad DuncanJuly 6, 2021 1:17 PM
Marie Le Conte: Listen to me – Andy Burnham is Boris Johnson of Labor
What or who do you think of when you think of Andy Burnham? Do you think of the north of England? “Twenty-four hours to save the NHS”? Cookies and gravy, maybe? And Boris Johnson?
This might not be the most obvious comparison, as the two have little in common, but there are some similarities that are worth discussing. A Sky News poll last week found that 69% of Labor members believe the Mayor of Greater Manchester would be a better leader than Keir Starmer.
Here is Marie Le Conté‘s take on how the two men compare:
Tom BatchelorJuly 6, 2021 12:59 PM
Ads will open late for Euro final, according to No.10
Downing Street said pubs in England would be allowed to open until 11:15 p.m. on Sunday July 11 in case the Football Euros final ends with extra time and penalties.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesperson said: “We are moving forward with our plans to allow pubs to open until 11:15 pm Sunday.
“The whole nation has been grabbed by the euros and that will ensure that people can come together to enjoy the final in the pubs, if they so choose.”
Tom BatchelorJuly 6, 2021 12:49
Voters believe Matt Hancock scandal made Boris Johnson look weak, government shady – poll
Voters believe Matt Hancock’s resignation as health secretary has made Boris Johnson look weak and the government shady, a new poll finds.
The results of the Savanta ComRes survey for The independent suggest voters were unconvinced by the PM’s attempt to suggest he forced Hancock to leave after being filmed breaking social distancing rules in a heated clinch with an aide married.
Our political editor, Andrew Woodcock, has reports:
Tom BatchelorJuly 6, 2021 12:23
Conservative lead over Labor diminishes slightly, poll finds
The Conservative Party’s lead over Labor has waned slightly following Batley and Spen’s byelections and Matt Hancock’s dramatic resignation from government, a new poll shows.
The Savanta ComRes study found that 41 percent of those polled supported the Tories, down 1 percent from the end of June, while 35 percent supported Labor, up 2 percent.
You can find the full results below:
Conrad DuncanJuly 6, 2021 12:09 PM
Johnson ignores local leaders by dropping face mask rules, says Andy Burnham
Boris Johnson has been accused of ignoring regional leaders by dropping the requirement to wear face coverings on public transport from July 19.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said on Tuesday: “We have not been formally consulted … If we had been involved in discussions on yesterday’s announcement, we would all have argued [the need for] masks in public transport.
Our journalist, Adam forrest, has the full story below:
Conrad DuncanJuly 6, 2021 11:52 AM
British asylum policy a ‘dog whistle policy’, SNP MP says
An SNP MP accused the UK government of engaging in a “dog whistle policy” with its asylum policy, before the Nationality and Borders Bill was introduced – which would make it a criminal offense knowingly arriving in the UK without authorization.
David Linden has suggested that asylum seekers are on dangerous journeys to the UK as there is currently “no safe and legal route” offered into the country.
“The idea of people getting on these boats or putting kids on these boats and coming to the UK for a food bank voucher is really quite offensive,” Mr Linden told the BBC. Live Policy.
In response, Conservative MP Tom Hunt insisted the government should make it clear that asylum seekers attempting to enter the UK illegally “will not be successful”.
You can find his comments below:
Conrad DuncanJuly 6, 2021 11:33 AM
UK businesses need more clarity after lockdown announcement, industry groups say
Business owners desperately need more clarity on lifting Covid restrictions later this month following Boris Johnson’s announcement yesterday, industry groups have warned.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said bosses were lacking information on how self-isolation and testing would work in the coming weeks.
Our journalist, Jon sharman, has the full story below:
Conrad DuncanJuly 6, 2021 11:11
The Office for Budget Responsibility has more details below on the tax benefits of the transition to net zero emissions as soon as possible:
Conrad DuncanJuly 6, 2021 10:56 AM
Delayed action on climate change could deal a blow to UK economy, OBR warns
Delayed action on climate change would lead to a severe blow to the UK economy and impact the country’s debt, the UK fiscal watchdog has warned.
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said on Tuesday that if measures to reduce emissions are delayed, it could lead to an additional 3% impact on gross domestic product (GDP) and see debt rise to 23% from economic output by 2050. -52.
However, the OBR said its early action baseline scenario to achieve net zero emissions would see the impact on the UK’s debt mountain be less severe than that of the Covid crisis, adding 21% – or £ 469 billion – from GDP to net debt by 2050-51.
The watchdog warned in its latest fiscal risk report that climate change is one of the top three sources of fiscal risk in the coming years, along with the pandemic and the UK’s public debt.
“After the second ‘once a century’ shock in just two decades, our third fiscal risk report focuses on three important and potentially catastrophic sources of fiscal risk,” the OBR said Tuesday.
“The pandemic could leave £ 10 billion a year in spending pressures and long-term economic scars. While unmitigated climate change would lead to disaster, the net fiscal costs of moving to net zero emissions by 2050 could be relatively modest. “
Conrad DuncanJuly 6, 2021 10:47 AM