The Guardian view on England’s new tiers: dangerous juggling act | Coronavirus

The UK government’s first attempt to control the Covid-19 pandemic in England through a regional tiered system was a failure. The rules were not tough or clear enough, and there…

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Covid cases levelling off as England prepares to re-enter tier system | World news

Coronavirus infections are largely levelling off in England although prevalence remains high, data suggests, as 99% of the country prepares to enter the two strictest tiers of control measures from…

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Claims the UK has ‘maxed out’ its credit card are bad economics | Government borrowing

The November spending review arrived with a loud reminder of how austerity has distorted the public’s understanding of fiscal policy. Journalists used fatuous analogies to explain the situation facing chancellor…

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Dominic Raab says legislation is needed to cut UK aid spending | Aid

The foreign secretary has decided legislation is required to cut the aid budget since the current fiscal uncertainty means the government may feel obliged to miss the commitment to spend…

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British coal plants fired up to meet temporary electricity shortfall | Energy industry

Britain has fired up some of its last remaining coal power plants to help keep the lights on as the country’s wind turbines slow over a few days and the…

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Irish top epidemiologist bags Human Rights Award

Barristers’ representative body presents WHO Covid-19 Global Lead Dr Michael J Ryan Human Rights Award Dr Michael Ryan, WHO The barristers’ representative body, the Bar of Ireland, was to present…

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