Saturday, June 6, 2020

MixedTimes - Victoria Friedman

Brexit Boost: Nissan Backs Britain as It Pulls out of EU

Brexit Boost: Nissan Backs Britain as It Pulls out of EU

Japanese carmaker Nissan has announced that it will retain its plant in Sunderland, England, but will be closing its factories in Spain, signalling that it may pull out of more locations across the European Union.

Farage Predicts ‘Massive Influx’ of Migrants Before Brexit

Farage Predicts ‘Massive Influx’ of Migrants Before Brexit

Nigel Farage has warned that there may be a "massive influx" of boat migrants, with illegals trying to break into Britain before the country leaves the EU and can make its own laws on returning people not eligible for asylum.

UK to Explore Self Sufficiency to End Reliance on China

UK to Explore Self Sufficiency to End Reliance on China

The British government will make plans to reduce the United Kingdom's reliance on imports from foreign countries like China after a study revealed that the UK is reliant on the communist country for the supply of 71 "critical goods" including pharmaceuticals, personal protective equipment (PPE), and electronics.

Govt Forced to Publish Report on Ethnicity of Rape Gangs After Pressure from Public, MPs

Govt Forced to Publish Report on Ethnicity of Rape Gangs After Pressure from Public, MPs

The British government has announced that it will finally publish a report on the "characteristics" of offenders in grooming gangs, following pressure from voters and MPs after accusations the Home Office tried to bury the report from the public under the guise of providing a "safe space" for lawmakers to consider policy.

Police Won't Charge Disgraced Govt Scientist Who Broke Own Lockdown Rules

Police Won't Charge Disgraced Govt Scientist Who Broke Own Lockdown Rules

London's Metropolitan Police Service has confirmed that it will not investigate further into disgraced former government scientific adviser Neil Ferguson breaking the country's lockdown laws by allowing his married mistress to visit his home, merely saying that his actions were "disappointing".

UK Border Officials Ordered Not to Routinely Wear Masks

UK Border Officials Ordered Not to Routinely Wear Masks

UK Border Force officials have told staff that they are not allowed even to wear their own masks routinely at work, according to claims, despite two officers having already died of coronavirus.

Government Reveals There Is No Clean-Break Brexit Planning

Government Reveals There Is No Clean-Break Brexit Planning

Senior minister Michael Gove revealed that the government has no 'no-deal' preparations, compromising the UK's negotiating position that it is serious about leaving the EU's institutions with or without a deal.

Heathrow Demands Mass Coronavirus Screenings of Airport Arrivals

Heathrow Demands Mass Coronavirus Screenings of Airport Arrivals

The chief executive of London's Heathrow Airport has written to health secretary Matt Hancock demanding mass coronavirus screenings at all British airports after the government has insisted on keeping Britain's borders fully open with no restrictions in place.

Farage Says Trump Is Right on WHO, Calls for Boycott of Chinese Products

Farage Says Trump Is Right on WHO, Calls for Boycott of Chinese Products

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has said that President Donald Trump was right to halt funding of the World Health Organization over its handling of the Chinese coronavirus, saying the WHO had "actively helped to spread this disease around the world" through its irresponsibility.

Farage Brands Govt's High Speed Rail Spending Spree 'Sheer Madness'

Farage Brands Govt's High Speed Rail Spending Spree 'Sheer Madness'

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has criticised the government's plans to proceed with the costly High Speed 2 (HS2) rail link despite the UK facing "the worst economic crisis for 300 years", calling the decision "sheer madness".

Coronavirus Vaccine May Be Developed by September, Says Oxford Professor

Coronavirus Vaccine May Be Developed by September, Says Oxford Professor

A vaccine for the deadly Chinese coronavirus could be at least five months away.Professor of vaccinology at the University of OxfordSarah Gilbert is hoping to start human trials within the next fortnight and said she is"80 per cent confident" it would work.

Boris 'Able to Do Short Walks' as Coronavirus Recovery Continues

Boris 'Able to Do Short Walks' as Coronavirus Recovery Continues

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to be able to walk again for brief periods after he was moved out of the intensive care unit (ICU) at St Thomas' Hospital, London, where he is being treated for Chinese coronavirus.

UK-U.S. Trade Talks Postponed Because of Coronavirus: Report

UK-U.S. Trade Talks Postponed Because of Coronavirus: Report

Negotiations for a free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a British government source speaking to The Telegraph.

Temporary Morgue the Size of Two Football Pitches Being Built in London

Temporary Morgue the Size of Two Football Pitches Being Built in London

While the UK is working on building field hospitals in convention centres across the UK to deal with an increasing number of patients, emergency coronavirus measures are also taking into account the projected rise in deaths with the founding of temporary morgues.

EU Lawmakers Pressure UK to Extend Brexit Transition Due to Coronavirus

EU Lawmakers Pressure UK to Extend Brexit Transition Due to Coronavirus

The European Parliament’s largest party grouping is pressuring the UK to extend the Brexit transition period because of the coronavirus pandemic. The UK left the EU on January 31st, 2020, but remains in a transition period until December 31st, 2020.

West 'Reaping the Whirlwind' for Policy of Kowtowing to China

West 'Reaping the Whirlwind' for Policy of Kowtowing to China

Former Conservative Party leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith has said the West is "reaping the whirlwind" for a policy of kowtowing to China after allowing supply chains to become dependant on the communist country.

Britain Faces Six Months of Coronavirus Restrictions

Britain Faces Six Months of Coronavirus Restrictions

Britain faces six months of disruption, as the country moves from a period of lockdown to longer-term social distancing until the coronavirus threat is abated, the deputy chief medical officer for England has said.

British Lockdown Ten Days Too Late, Says Italian Healthcare Adviser

British Lockdown Ten Days Too Late, Says Italian Healthcare Adviser

The scientific adviser who called for Italy's lockdown said that the UK was ten days too late in doing the same to have a significant impact on the outbreak and as a result, is now at risk of having a worse coronavirus infection rate than his own country.

Farage Calls for Temporary Universal Basic Income During Coronavirus Crisis

Farage Calls for Temporary Universal Basic Income During Coronavirus Crisis

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has called for "helicopter money" payments of £1,000 into the bank accounts of every adult in the country for the next three months during the coronavirus crisis, fearing that the 11 million people who do not have a fixed income will suffer otherwise.