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The US has introduced a new law that will restrict the use of controversial facial recognition technology by law enforcement. The new law, which applies only to the state of Washington, was signed by Governor Jay Inslee yesterday. It means that government agencies will only be able to run facial recognition scans if they first obtain a warrant, except in an emergency. It...

The Prime Minister, who is in quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus, led the weekly discussion from his personal office in his flat at Number 11 Downing Street while all his ministers appeared on a single digital screen over computer links from their homes. The Prime Minister was said to be suffering mild coronavirus symptoms and is expected to end...

Mr Corbyn, who is to step down as leader of the Labour Party, has urged Boris Johnson to listen to his suggestions to combat the deadly disease in the UK. In his letter, Mr Corbyn has demanded more personal protective equipment for NHS workers, alongside increased testing to protect the public. He said: “The test for our society is whether we come through this...

Whilst the nation voted to cut ties with the European bloc in June 2016, it took years to thrash out the details and sever a relationship once and for all. Although the UK and the rest of the world have recently been thrown headlong into a pandemic, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has continued to vow he will ‘Get Brexit Done’ by the end of the year. But there...

The overwhelming majority of Express.co.uk readers believe the Prime Minister should not seek an extension to the transition period beyond December 31 amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The survey of more than 15,000 readers has found almost nine-in-ten people believe the UK and the EU should adhere to the current timetable to agree upon a future trading relationship....

Mr Johnson, who is reported to have mild symptoms of the infection, has been chairing the daily morning tele-conference meetings of ministers and officials held to direct the Government’s response to the health emergency. Speaking at last night’s Number 10 coronavirus media briefing, the Foreign Secretary said: “The Prime Minister chaired the 9.15am meeting...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written to all households across Britain to urge them to heed the Government’s coronavirus guidance and stay home wherever possible. The letter will be delivered to 30 million homes in the coming days, reaching all 66 million residents in Britain. {%=o.title%} ]]> Alongside the...

The shadow business secretary said the move was to “deal with these strange times” following lockdown measures in the UK during the Covid-19 outbreak. Ms Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Sir Keir Starmer are the three remaining candidates, with the successor to Jeremy Corbyn due to be announced on April 4. She told Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday: “I...

Business Secretary Alok Sharma unveiled measures to boost the supply of personal protective equipment, such as face masks, to protect staff during the coronavirus crisis. Official rules which made it difficult to produce more hand sanitiser will also be ditched. Mr Sharma said: “New suppliers and businesses that produce ingredients for safe hand sanitiser...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Image: Getty) In an extraordinary turn of events, the Prime Minister was given a midnight diagnosis confirming he has Covid 19 after developing symptoms on Thursday afternoon. And an hour after Mr Johnson told the public on Friday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock revealed he is also self-isolating after catching the virus. Related...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said firms could receive £300 a month for each employee under the scheme. The money comes on top of the grants employers can claim covering 80 percent of the wages of a furloughed employee upto £2,500 a month. Mr Sunak said: “Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, I’ve made it clear that hard-working employers and employees should...

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has continued to demand powers for a second vote to break free from the rest of Britain. These calls have increased following Brexit on January 31, which Scotland’s First Minister has happened against the will of the Scottish people, who voted by a margin of 63 percent to 37 percent to remain part of the European Union in 2016....

Boris Johnson already has four children with his first wife, Marina Wheeler.  Together, they have 26-year-old Lara Lettice, Milo, 24, 22-year-old Cassie and Theodore Apollo Johnson, 20.  The couple separated in 2018, after 23 years of marriage, and finalised a divorce settlement last week.  According to The Guardian, a family court judge approved a financial settlement...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the government will unveil measures to support workers not employed by companies in the coming days. But he refused to confirm that the package will be the same as his historic bailout for fully-employed workers. Last week Mr Sunak promised to fund up to 80 percent of people’s wages and offer £350 billion of support to business. He...

Many builders were forced to turn up for work yesterday, many using packed public transport, after being excluded from lockdown measures. Downing Street said they should continue to work if they can follow public health guidelines to remain two metres apart. But the government advice was at odds with official instructions in Scotland and London mayor Sadiq Khan...

All visits have been cancelled to jails in England and Wales as the outbreak worsens. Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said that prisons are now operating on an “exceptional delivery model” – used in pandemic situations. Prisoners will spend more time in their cells to help increase self-isolation among inmates, he said. Prison gyms have also been closed. So...

Some 93 percent of people backed the tougher restrictions announced by the Prime Minister. A staggering 27 million people watched Mr Johnson’s dramatic address to the nation on Monday night. It was one of the most watched events in UK history, exceeding the numbers for the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. And it seems the stark message struck a chord with the...

Is Matt Hancock married? Matt Hancock is married to Martha Hoyer Millar, an osteopath. Now Mrs Hancock, she has a noble family history, as her grandfather the first Baron Inchyra served as ambassador the West Germany, and her great-grandfather was the first Viscount Camrose. The couple tied the knot in 2006, and they live together with their three children in Mr...

The bill, which gives ministers increased powers, is being rushed through its parliamentary stages as the country struggles to get a grip of the coronavirus pandemic. Multiple sections of the bill are aimed at reducing pressure on different sectors during the epidemic. The bill wold give courts the ability to increase use of audio and video links. THIS POLL IS NOW...

Neil Coyle, the MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, hit out at Mr Corbyn as he approached the despatch box for his final Prime Minister’s Questions. He tweeted: “Last PMQs for Corbyn. Some say he should have gone in December. I think he should have gone in 2016. We are further behind now than when Labour left office in 2010, letting down those who need us most. History...

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn took part in his last Prime Minister’s Questions as Leader of the Opposition on Wednesday at midday. Mr Corbyn quizzed the Prime Minister over coronavirus, as the deadly virus continues to sweep across the country. Today’s Prime Minister’s Questions was a bumper hour-long session, giving MPs the chance to question Mr Johnson...

Addressing the House of Commons as he took questions on the latest coronavirus update, Boris Johnson was confronted by Jeremy Corbyn on the delay in announcing a total lockdown of the nation to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. But the Prime Minister subtly invited Mr Corbyn to stay at home as he joked about his retirement. He said: “We will do whatever...

Boris Johnson could be asked to lead a national unity Government, as Winston Churchill did during the Second World War, in order to ensure cross-party consensus is achieved during the coronavirus pandemic. Several senior Tory MPs are believed to be in favour of such a move, so the public does not associate the crisis solely with the Tories if the situation worsens....

The Boris Johnson’s select group of elite ministers traditionally meet at Downing Street every week to discuss and debate the most pressing issues at hand. Over recent weeks, COVID-19 and the accelerating spread across the UK has dominated the agenda as the Government desperately tries to bring the pandemic under control. But following the enforcement of the...

The MP for Blackley and Broughton is calling for an end to the anti-Brexit rhetoric to aid the country’s recovery from the coronavirus that looks set to plunge the country into a social, economic and cultural black hole. The spread of COVID-19 is increasing at a rapid rate with more than 8,000 in the UK diagnosed with the virus and 422 people dead. The UK economy...