Sajid Javid apologises for saying it was time to stop ‘cowering’ from Covid

Health secretary says sorry for ‘poor choice of word’ after backlash from bereaved families Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Sajid Javid has apologised for saying it was time to stop “cowering” from Covid, after an outcry from families bereaved by the virus. On Saturday, the health […]

Foreign Office is ‘complicit in British man’s Somalia torture’

‘David Taylor’ claims hooding, sensory deprivation and waterboarding was to persuade him to cooperate with the CIA A British citizen has claimed he was tortured in Somalia and questioned by US intelligence officers, raising concern that controversial practices of the post-9/11 “war on terror” are still being used. The 45-year-old […]

Fears for Covid vaccine drive if second doses clash with boosters

Risk that low take-up by young will lead to crunch as older people get third shot Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Health experts have warned the government that it needs to increase efforts to ensure more young adults are vaccinated against Covid-19 – as a matter […]

How England’s ‘pingdemic’ took a heavy toll on the Tories

It was billed as a return to freedom, but the week ended with empty supermarket shelves and cancelled trains as many thousand workers – including the PM and chancellor – self-isolated Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Last weekend, as MPs prepared for their long summer holiday […]

Sajid Javid’s advice to not ‘cower’ from Covid provokes backlash

Bereaved families, Labour and Lib Dems all condemn health secretary, accusing him of insensitivity Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Sajid Javid has provoked a wave of anger from families of the victims of Covid after he said people must no longer “cower” from the virus. The […]

Anger over Sajid Javid’s advice to not ‘cower’ from Covid

Bereaved families, Labour and Lib Dems all condemn health secretary’s ‘insensitivity’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Sajid Javid has provoked a wave of anger from families of the victims of Covid after he said people must no longer “cower” from the virus. The health secretary announced […]