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Coronavirus: Foreign Office warns against 'all but essential travel' to China 01/28/2020 - 21:20
The Foreign Office advises against "all but essential travel" amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Urgent inquiry ordered into 'witch-hunt' at West Suffolk hospital 01/28/2020 - 20:51

Hospital bosses under fire for trying to find whistleblower who wrote to patient’s family

The government has ordered an urgent inquiry into the local hospital of the health secretary, Matt Hancock, after the Guardian revealed its unprecedented “witch-hunt” for a whistleblower.


'Got Brexit Done': Tory party sells £12 tea towel in celebration 01/28/2020 - 20:32

Mugs, magnets and pin badges mark UK’s exit from EU – but delivery will be late

Downing Street might be quietly warning Conservative Brexiters against overt triumphalism before Friday’s departure from the EU, but the message has not seemingly reached party HQ, which has launched a range of...

The Guardian view on Huawei and 5G: the risks are real | Editorial 01/28/2020 - 19:46

Boris Johnson’s decision to green light the Chinese firm’s role in Britain’s digital future was understandable. But maximum vigilance is required

The lead-up to Britain’s formal departure from the European Union, at 11pm on Friday, has made headlines mainly due to a somewhat bathetic row...

Ministers reject calls for immediate compensation for infected blood victims 01/28/2020 - 19:29

Thousands of people got HIV or hepatitis C from blood transfusions in 1970s and 1980s

Calls for immediate compensation for thousands of victims contaminated by infected NHS blood have been rejected by ministers at a meeting with campaigners and survivors – but more health support may be...

Boris Johnson to lay out Brexit trade deal priorities within week 01/28/2020 - 19:24
UK's last minister to attend EU council bids farewell to counterparts
If Huawei proves to be a disaster, Boris Johnson already knows it will be someone else's problem 01/28/2020 - 19:14
None of us can know if the prime minister has made the right call on the UK's 5G network, but we do know he's made the wrong call on virtually every other occasion
Johnson won’t say so, but the real decision about Huawei was made years ago | Alex Hern 01/28/2020 - 19:02
For all the opposition on security grounds, the tradeoff has already been accepted and the equipment installed

The odd thing about today’s decision to allow Huawei to help build the UK’s 5G network – albeit with the...

It’s not enough to defend the BBC – it should be a truly public service | Tom Mills 01/28/2020 - 19:00
We should be able to choose content we value, rather than be subjected to the incessant nudging of commercial platforms

There is a new urgency to debates about the future of public broadcasting. The first question we should be asking is not how the BBC can be...

MSPs to vote on keeping European flag flying at Holyrood 01/28/2020 - 18:29
Scottish ministers want to overturn the decision of the Holyrood authorities to take the flag down.
Boris Johnson scrambles to rescue points-based immigration pledge after experts reject it as a 'soundbite' 01/28/2020 - 18:28
Rival recommendation for Brexit salary threshold branded 'a disaster for social care'
What a points-based immigration system might mean for the UK 01/28/2020 - 18:14

How the advisory committee’s proposals might affect government plans for Brexit

For months the phrase “Australian points-based immigration system” has been used as political shorthand for a more controlled immigration system, but beneath the headline there has been little understanding...

Dominic Raab: 'Risk cannot be eliminated in telecoms' 01/28/2020 - 18:02
The foreign secretary defends the government's decision to allow Huawei into the UK's 5G mobile networks.
Huawei: MPs attack government over decision for 5G networks 01/28/2020 - 17:47
Some politicians argue it puts the UK's security at risk and call for an outright ban on the firm.
New Scottish MEP sworn in - for four days 01/28/2020 - 17:31
Heather Anderson will represent Scotland in the European Parliament - but only for four days.
Disabled man starved to death after DWP stopped his benefits 01/28/2020 - 17:08

MPs call for inquiry into case of Errol Graham, 57, who weighed 28.5kg when he was found dead

MPs and campaigners have called for an independent inquiry after it emerged a disabled man with a long history of mental illness starved to death just months after welfare officials stopped...

As Labour’s deputy leader, I’d back policies rooted in people’s day-to-day lives | Angela Rayner 01/28/2020 - 16:44

Those who need us most don’t believe that politicians understand them. We need to reconnect

On 12 December, millions of people voted against policies that would have improved their lives, and which they generally supported, because they didn’t trust us with their vote. That’s one hell of a...