Boris Johnson calls for 91,000 job cuts amid cost of living crisis

Boris Johnson calls for 91,000 job cuts amid cost of living crisis

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to cut 91,000 civil service jobs in a desperate bid to ease the cost of living crisis. Johnson told his cabinet on Thursday he wanted to cut the government workforce by a fifth, which would save $4.2 billion. “We need to cut government costs to reduce the cost … Read more

UK women speak out against sexism in ‘Basic Instinct’ slur against lawmaker

Women from across British political backgrounds called for action on Monday to tackle misogyny after a newspaper published an article accusing the Deputy Leader of the Opposition of trying to ‘distract’ the Prime Minister during the debates in crossing and uncrossing his legs. By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press April 25, 2022, 2:48 p.m. • 3 … Read more

UK lawmakers approve Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ‘Partygate’ inquiry | Boris Johnson News

Lawmakers have launched an investigation into whether Johnson lied to the UK Parliament about breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a blow to his authority when lawmakers ordered a parliamentary inquiry into his past denials that he breached coronavirus restrictions by attending unlawful gatherings during the pandemic. Johnson faced scathing criticism … Read more

Senior religious leader criticizes UK plan to send migrants to Rwanda | Migration News

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says UK plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda goes against God. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the highest cleric in the Church of England, has criticized the UK government’s decision plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda to process their asylum applications. In his Easter Day sermon, Justin Welby added … Read more

UK-Rwanda migrant deal: UK announces controversial plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda

London CNN — People seeking asylum in the UK could now be relocated to Rwanda under a controversial new scheme that international human rights groups have called “shockingly ill-conceived” and contrary to international obligations. On Thursday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the program an “innovative approach, driven by our common humanitarian impulse and made … Read more

UK plan to fly asylum seekers to Rwanda sparks outrage

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Conservative government has struck a deal with Rwanda to send asylum seekers thousands of miles to the East African country, a move that opposition politicians and refugee groups condemned it as inhumane, impractical and a waste of public money. Interior Minister Priti Patel traveled to the Rwandan capital, Kigali, on Thursday … Read more

UK inflation hits 30-year high at 7%

British consumer price inflation reached its highest level in three decades last month, intensifying the pressure on the besieged Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Finance Minister Rishi Sunak to ease cut in the cost of living. The annual inflation rate climbed to 7.0% in March from 6.2% in February, its highest since March 1992 … Read more

Boris Johnson to be fined for lockdown-breaking parties at UK government premises

London CNN — Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his finance minister Rishi Sunak have learned that they will be fined by the police on deconfinement evenings held at British government premises, a Downing Street spokesperson told CNN on Tuesday. London’s Metropolitan Police said earlier on Tuesday they had issued more than 50 fines as part … Read more

Living with COVID: Experts divided on UK plan as cases soar

LONDON (AP) — For many in the UK, the pandemic might as well be over. Mask requirements have been dropped. Free mass testing is a thing of the past. And for the first time since spring 2020, people can go on holiday abroad without ordering tests or filling out lengthy forms. This sense of freedom … Read more

Zelenskyy: Russian aggression not limited to Ukraine alone

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia is targeting all of Europe with its aggression and that stopping the invasion of Ukraine is essential for the security of all democracies. In his late-night address to Ukrainians on Saturday, Zelenskyy said Russian aggression “was not meant to be confined to Ukraine alone” and … Read more