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Last week the former advisor to the UK prime minister, Dominic Cummings, spoke before a parliamentary committee about the early days of UK’s response (...)

Britain’s vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi  on the BBC’s  Andrew Marr Show  on Sunday. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/AFP via Getty Images

Plans to make Covid-19 jabs compulsory for National Health Service staff are under consideration, Britain’s vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Su(...)

Former Downing Street  special adviser Dominic Cummings speaking at a select committee hearing on Wednesday. Photograph: PRU/AFP via Getty Images

The breeding season of the common toad, when that lonesome creature plunges back into social life, is behind us and it will be a few weeks before tiny(...)

Matt Hancock defended his record, saying ‘there were unprecedented difficulties that come with preparations for an unprecedented event’.  Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson and his health secretary Matt Hancock have rejected former Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings’s allegation that their mishandling o(...)

Dominic Cummings leaves the Houses of Parliament after giving evidence to MPs over the UK government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, in central London, Britain. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Boris Johnson’s mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic caused tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths, his former chief adviser Dominic Cummings has (...)

Italy’s prime minister Mario Draghi: “The level of interference, whether through spies as we saw recently, or online manipulation, has really become alarming.” Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

At the height of the British government’s sluggish and confused initial reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic, prime minister Boris Johnson’s team were un(...)

Dominic Cummings gives evidence to a Westminister committee on Wednesday. Photograph: PRU/AFP via Getty Images

Like the climactic scene in a revenge tragedy, Dominic Cummings’s seven-hour appearance before a Westminster committee on Wednesday was always going t(...)

Former Downing Street  special advisor Dominic Cummings: ‘he truth is that senior ministers, senior officials, senior advisers like me fell disastrously short of the standards that the public has a right to expect of its government in a crisis like this.’ Photograph: Handout/PRU/AFP via Getty

Boris Johnson’s former adviser Dominic Cummings has described the prime minister as unfit for office and claimed that the British government’s f(...)

Boris Johnson and his former chief adviser  Dominic Cummings who has accused the British prime minister of pursuing a strategy of herd immunity when the pandemic first hit. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Downing Street is braced for uncomfortable revelations on Wednesday when Dominic Cummings appears before a committee of MPs investigating the British(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson elbow greets a nurse at Westminster Abbey’s annual service for the Florence Nightingale Foundation, to mark nurses’ contribution to the community. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

A public inquiry into the British government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic will begin next spring, Boris Johnson has told MPs. Conducted unde(...)

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