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Recent articles by Jon:

‘Total disregard’: Schools told not to provide free meals over half term

Row as union warns children could fall through the cracks of pandemic help → Read More

Labour to force vote on government’s £1,000-a-year Universal Credit cut

MPs will be tested on their support for those in need → Read More

Air travel from South American countries banned amid fears of new Brazil coronavirus variant

Scientists fear mutations are triggering rapid increase in cases where infections were already very high → Read More

Boris Johnson could face leadership challenge over lockdown, Tory MP warns

Steve Baker organised rebellions on Brexit that helped bring down Theresa May → Read More

Government must act to avert ‘major crisis’ in food supply, says Northern Ireland minister

DUP’s agriculture minister says schools and hospitals running low on food → Read More

Tougher social distancing rules could come next week

But Home Secretary rules out changes 'today or tomorrow' → Read More

Boris Johnson stands by claim Donald Trump deserves Nobel Peace Prize

Prime minister asked about 2018 comments during appearance at Liaison Committee → Read More

Boris Johnson dismisses post-Brexit food supply chaos in Northern Ireland as ‘teething problems’

PM says he is ready to take unilateral action if problems at border become ‘disproportionate’ → Read More

UK announces crackdown to stop companies profiting from Uighur forced labour in Xinjiang

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab unveils package of measures including fines and public contract bars → Read More

Local means different things ‘in different areas and at different times’, police minister says after Boris Johnson cycling row

Prime minister is unlikely to have breached rules or guidelines with bike ride → Read More

Strengthened ‘two-metre rule’ could make comeback after being watered down by Boris Johnson

Prime minister relaxed rule in the summer to help businesses → Read More

Supporting Tory Brexit could be ‘Lib Dem tuition fees’ moment for Labour, Starmer warned

Labour MP Rosie Duffield says party should show an ‘understanding of the catastrophe of Brexit’ → Read More

Tony Blair ‘advising Matt Hancock on pandemic response’

Tony Blair has been advising health secretary Matt Hancock on coronavirus pandemic strategy, it has emerged. The former Labour prime minister has reportedly privately offered strategic advice to the government a number of times during the course of the outbreak. Topics touched on by the ex-Labour leader are said to include vaccine strategy and mass testing, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.… → Read More

Keir Starmer drops Labour pledge to fight for return to EU free movement

Opposition leader says it won’t be ‘realistic’ to renegotiate free movement → Read More

Coronavirus: Lockdown rules are too lax, government scientific advisors warn

Boris Johnson urged to strengthen lockdown measures → Read More

Government set to miss housebuilding target by almost a decade

Further delays from Covid set to compound existing shortfall → Read More

Government sneaks ‘cruel’ new loophole into eviction ban

For the first time, landlords will be able to evict people who fall substantially behind on rent during lockdown → Read More

Council to ‘revisit’ removal of cycle lane on Kensington High Street

Council had not considered equality impact and refused to release impact assessment → Read More

Eviction ban extended by government just three days before previous end date

Bailiff-enforced evictions will remain banned for six weeks → Read More

UK fishermen halting exports to EU as ‘catastrophe’ Brexit bureaucracy renders business unviable

Perishable seafood first casualty of Boris Johnson’s new trade barriers → Read More