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Teary ex-Scottish leader admits to feeling 'overwhelmed' during COVID-19 pandemic

Jan. 31, 2024 11:16 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The former Scottish leader in office during the COVID-19 pandemic choked up Wednesday as she admitted to a public inquiry into the outbreak that she sometimes doubted whether she wanted to be first minister at such a consequential time. Nicola Sturgeon told the United...

The right to protest is under threat in Britain, undermining a pillar of democracy

Dec. 26, 2023 08:46 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — For holding a sign outside a courthouse reminding jurors of their right to acquit defendants, a retiree faces up to two years in prison. For hanging a banner reading “Just Stop Oil” off a bridge, an engineer got a three-year sentence. Just for walking slowly down the street,...

The right to protest is under threat in Britain, undermining a pillar of democracy

Dec. 26, 2023 08:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — For holding a sign outside a courthouse reminding jurors of their right to acquit defendants, a retiree faces up to two years in prison. For hanging a banner reading “Just Stop Oil” off a bridge, an engineer got a three-year prison sentence. Just for walking slowly down the...

Rishi Sunak faces a revolt in the UK Parliament over his Rwanda plan after a grilling on COVID-19

Dec. 11, 2023 14:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak faced a rebellion from restive lawmakers over his signature immigration policy, while fending off tough questions Monday about his judgment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The twin pressures add up to one of the toughest weeks of...

Ex-UK leader Boris Johnson rejects notion he wanted to let COVID-19 'rip' through the population

Dec. 07, 2023 18:06 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in sometimes angry testimony to Britain’s inquiry into the COVID-19 pandemic, on Thursday defended himself against suggestions that his indifference and failure to heed the advice of scientists led to thousands of unnecessary deaths. ...

Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson admits to making mistakes but defends COVID record at inquiry

Dec. 06, 2023 12:19 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Wednesday that his government was too slow to grasp the extent of the COVID-19 crisis, but skirted questions about whether his indecisiveness had cost thousands of lives. Testifying under oath at Britain's COVID-19...

The UK's former health secretary testifies at COVID inquiry that he argued for an earlier lockdown

Nov. 30, 2023 12:13 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s former health secretary told a COVID-19 inquiry Thursday that the British government would have saved many lives if it had acted sooner and imposed a national lockdown weeks earlier than it did in March 2020. Matt Hancock, who played a key role in the...

Tens of thousands march against antisemitism in London including UK ex-Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Nov. 26, 2023 13:17 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of people including former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson gathered in London on Sunday for a march against antisemitism, a day after large crowds turned out for a pro-Palestinian rally. Johnson was joined by U.K. Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and...