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PM’s spokesman praises black protester who carried injured white man

The instincts of the Black Lives Matter protester who emerged from chaotic scenes in London carrying an injured white man during scuffles with counter protesters on Saturday represented the best of us, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said.

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Review into two-metre rule to be completed in coming weeks, says PM’s spokesman

Britain’s government hopes to complete a review into whether the country should stick to a social distancing measure of keeping people 2 metres apart in the coming weeks, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

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UK racism commission should report by the end of this year, says PM’s spokesman

Britain’s government expects to receive a report on the findings and recommendations from a new cross-government commission on racism by the end of this year, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

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PM working for all schools to open in September

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is working with Education Minister Gavin Williamson to ensure all schools can open in September and to provide support packages to help children catch up on lost learning, his office said on Saturday.

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PM faces cabinet backlash over plans to suspend Sunday trading laws – The Times

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a cabinet backlash over plans to suspend Sunday trading laws, with three ministers warning him against it, The Times newspaper reported.

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PM faces cabinet backlash on plans to suspend Sunday trading laws – The Times

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a cabinet backlash over plans to suspend Sunday trading laws with three ministers warning him against it, The Times newspaper reported.

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UK taking flexible approach for firms after EU transition period, says PM’s spokesman

Britain’s government are adopting a “pragmatic and flexible” approach to help businesses adjust to the changes when the status quo transition period ends with the European Union, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.

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Quarantine rules are to protect public health, says PM’s spokesman

Britain’s government have brought in quarantine rules to protect public health, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday, declining to comment on legal action brought by British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair.

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Good compliance so far with UK quarantine, says PM’s spokesman

Early indications suggest there has been a “good level of compliance” with Britain’s introduction of a 14-day quarantine for those arriving in the country, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

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UK committed to working with stats watchdog over virus, says PM’s spokesman

British health minister Matt Hancock has spoken to the head of the country’s statistics watchdog to pledge his commitment to work closely with it after David Norgrove criticised the government for publishing testing data that were “far from complete”.

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No compromise on fish, level playing field, says PM’s spokesman

Britain’s government will not compromise on fisheries or demands from the European Union on “level playing field” guarantees of fair competition, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

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UK hopes latest EU talks will keep process on track, says PM’s spokesman

Britain hopes the latest round of trade talks with the European Union starting on Tuesday will keep the process on track before a high-level meeting later this month, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

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Petition calling for PM’s aide to be sacked passes one million signatures

A petition calling for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s closest aide to be sacked after he took a long-distance journey during the country’s coronavirus lockdown has been signed by more than one million people.

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Australian court orders release of letters to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth surrounding PM sacking

An Australian court ruled on Friday that the country’s archives must release letters between Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and her local representative during the 1970s, a move which may shed light on the sacking of its then prime minister Gough Whitlam.

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Police say PM adviser Cummings might have made ‘minor’ breach of lockdown

British police said Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings may have breached coronavirus lockdown rules by driving 26 miles to a castle with his wife and son though they said they would take no further action.

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UK police to take no action against PM’s adviser Cummings – Telegraph

British police said Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings did breach the coronavirus lockdown but that it was minor and so they will take no further action, the Telegraph reported.

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PM takes Brexit decisions, Cummings does not give instructions – UK negotiator

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes the main decisions on Brexit policy and his senior advisor Dominic Cummings does not give instructions on negotiations with the European Union, the UK’s chief negotiator David Frost said on Wednesday.

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Junior minister quits over PM aide’s lockdown drive

Junior minister Douglas Ross resigned from the British government on Tuesday over the handling of accusations that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser had broken the coronavirus lockdown by travelling for help with childcare.

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Gove defends PM’s adviser Cummings: he’s a man of honour and integrity

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings acted reasonably by travelling to northern England during the coronavirus lockdown and is a man of integrity, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday.

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UK government ‘bleeding credibility’ over PM’s aide, says cabinet member – ITV

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is bleeding credibility over senior aide Dominic Cummings, who is facing calls to resign for a journey during the coronavirus lockdown, an unnamed cabinet member told ITV on Sunday.

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UK opposition leader calls for inquiry into PM’s adviser over lockdown drive

Britain’s most senior civil servant should launch an urgent inquiry into the actions of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings over a journey made during lockdown, the opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer said.

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PM’s adviser Cummings denies making second trip to family in lockdown – Telegraph

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings denied a report that he made a second trip to his family in the northern English city of Durham during the coronavirus lockdown, describing it as “totally false”, the Telegraph newspaper reported.

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UK police spoke to father of PM’s adviser Cummings – Mirror

British police said an officer had spoken to the father of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings about his trip during lockdown, contradicting an earlier statement issued by Downing Street.

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PM’s adviser Cummings made second 400 km trip during lockdown – Daily Mirror

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings made a second 400 km (250 miles) trip from London during the coronavirus lockdown, the Daily Mirror newspaper reported on Saturday.

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UK’s Labour Party calls for inquiry into PM adviser’s lockdown trip

Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Saturday called for an urgent inquiry into claims that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser broke lockdown rules with a 400 km journey to ensure childcare for his 4-year-old son.

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UK says PM’s adviser Cummings did not break lockdown guidelines

The British government said on Saturday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s adviser Dominic Cummings did not break coronavirus lockdown guidelines when he took a journey of 400 km while he had COVID-19 symptoms.

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UK expects China to respect Hong Kong’s autonomy, PM’s spokesman says

Britain expects China to respect the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong and is committed to ensuring the autonomy of the global financial hub, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said on Friday.

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Labour leader Starmer says PM’s statement raises questions

British opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer said on Sunday Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statement on easing a lockdown to tackle the spread of the novel coronavirus raised more questions than it answered.

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Boris Johnson’s son named after doctors who ‘saved’ PM’s life

Boris Johnson and his fiancĂ©e Carrie Symonds have named their newborn son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas, partly as a tribute to two of the intensive care doctors who they said had saved the British leader’s life as he battled COVID-19 complications.

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Labour’s Starmer to question PM in coronavirus strategy call

Labour leader Keir Starmer will question Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his strategy to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, including on testing and support for social care, in a phone call later on Wednesday.