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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson insists he has ‘no doubt’ schools can fully reopen safely

The prime minister has said he has “no doubt” that schools can fully reopen safely next month, despite reported warnings from scientists that secondary school pupils transmit coronavirus like adults. Boris Johnson said schools were doing a “huge amount” to make sure the planned return of all pupils to the classroom is done safely amid […]

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Trump White House mulls entry ban for U.S. citizens thought to have COVID-19

President Donald Trump is reportedly considering a proposal that would allow border officials to temporarily block U.S. citizens or legal residents from entering the country if authorities believe they may be infected with the coronavirus, an extraordinary step as the county grapples with the ongoing pandemic. The New York Times first reported Monday evening that […]

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Trump’s payroll tax break weakens Social Security, Dems claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s move to defer Social Security payroll taxes could be taking him into treacherous political territory. His directive — aimed at boosting an economy shaken by the coronavirus pandemic — doesn’t affect retirement benefits but impacts how they’re paid for. Democrats seized on it Monday as a signal that Trump […]

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Coronavirus: A&E ‘safe’, says PM, after fears led to ‘16,000’ non-COVID deaths

Boris Johnson is attempting to persuade people it is safe to visit A&E, after it was revealed patients’ reluctance to attend because of coronavirus may have caused 16,000 more deaths. Announcing handouts of £300m to upgrade A&E facilities in England, the prime minister said the government is making hospitals safer and reducing the risk of […]

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Schumer says Democrats ready for coronavirus aid talks, if Republicans move

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday that Democrats are ready to return to the negotiating table over coronavirus relief, if Republicans would agree to a larger bill than they have been willing to accept up to now. “Democrats remain ready to return to the table. We need our Republicans […]

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Brussels keeps national budget rules relaxed –allowing EU states to run up monstrous debts

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. In March, the European Commission relaxed its restrictions on national budgets to allow governments to spend their way out of the crisis. Eurocrats agreed to let countries ignore their obligations to work […]

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Bedrooms, bad advice and the ballot: What the heck is going on in Boulder?

Direct democracy isn’t supposed to be this complicated. In fact, the playbook is fairly simple: People who want to amend or create a law via a ballot measure write their proposal out and then seek approval to circulate petitions. If it’s a state ballot measure, they need an OK from the secretary of state, otherwise […]

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Fed's Evans says another coronavirus aid package 'incredibly important': interview

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States should implement another support package to ensure workers can stay safely at home while the novel coronavirus continues to spread, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said in an interview with CBS News released on Sunday. Evans said it was up to U.S. lawmakers to protect small businesses and […]

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Labour SHAME as Hard Left bid to use Coronavirus to gain votes

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The No Holding Back movement has released a video which shows graffiti stating: “Make the rich pay for Covid-19”. No Holding Back aspires to “build a movement with socialism at its core” […]

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Priti Patel ‘backs’ sending in Royal Navy as RECORD migrants cross channel in one day

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Home Secretary has ordered officials to draw up plans using the Royal Navy to turn back boats ferrying migrants. It followed a record 235 migrants in 17 vessels being caught in […]