Johnson claims no-deal Brexit would be a ‘good outcome’
Boris Johnson has set a five-week deadline for the UK and EU to reach a post-Brexit agreement – and said that a no-deal departure would be a “good outcome” for Britain that would allow the country to “prosper”. The Financial Times reports that the UK is planning new legislation that would override the Northern Ireland Protocol, a key part of last year’s EU withdrawal agreement.
Rise in Covid cases prompts claim government ‘has lost control’
A former NHS public health leader says the government has “lost control” of Covid-19 after the UK recorded almost 3,000 new cases yesterday, a 50% increase in a single day and the highest daily total since May. “It’s become endemic in our poorest communities,” said Professor Gabriel Scally, a former NHS regional director of public health. However, the Office for National Statistic said on Friday that its random testing had found no national increase in cases.
Police face backlash for delay on Birmingham stabbings suspect
West Midlands police have been criticised for their failure to produce a description of the lone knifeman who killed one man and injured seven other people in a two-hour rampage through Birmingham city centre before disappearing. Officers began a manhunt after the knife attacks in the early hours of yesterday, but waited 15 hours to release CCTV video and images of the suspect.
Deliver justice for Palestinians, Saudi Arabia tells Trump
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has told Donald Trump that he wants a fair and permanent solution for the Palestinians. Speaking by phone after the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalise ties with Israel, King Salman said the demand was the starting point of the kingdom’s proposed Arab Peace Initiative. Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam and site of its holiest shrine, does not recognise Israel.
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