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No sign of Britain's coronavirus lockdown being eased as outbreak continues

1 month ago   |   By The Mirror

Prime Minister Boris Johnson initially said lockdown would be reviewed after the Easter weekend, but foreign secretary Dominic Raab has insisted it is too early to discuss an “exit strategy”
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Mark Sedwill: the securocrat steering Dominic Raab through Covid-19 crisis

Mark Sedwill: the securocrat steering Dominic Raab through Covid-19 crisis

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Supporters of cabinet secretary say his role will be crucial as foreign secretary deputises for Boris Johnson Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage He has been called the most powerful man in the UK, a securocrat who is too smooth for his own good. But few would dispute that the influence of the cabinet secretary, Sir Mark Sedwill, has increased since Boris Johnson was admitted to St Thomas' hospital with coronavirus on Sunday night.
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Boris Johnson to stay in hospital amid concerns over political vacuum

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

PM remains in critical care as it emerges Dominic Raab has no power to make key decisions Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Boris Johnson is to spend a second night in intensive care amid concerns about the seriousness of his condition and how the government will make key decisions about the coronavirus pandemic in his absence. The foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, who is deputising for the prime minister, has no power to make major decisions without cabinet agreement , it emerged on Tuesday. There are also doubts about whether lockdown conditions imposed by the...
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Dominic Raab: PM's stand-in needs cabinet OK for big decisions

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

‘Designated survivor' has limited powers while filling in for Boris Johnson, say experts Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Dominic Raab does not have full prime ministerial responsibility while deputising for Boris Johnson, with no power to hire and fire or take major decisions without cabinet agreement. The foreign secretary was given the duty of standing in for Johnson “where appropriate” following the prime minister's admission to intensive care on Monday night, but this is understood to relate mainly to the government's coronavirus response, with no specific...
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Coronavirus: ‘Fighter Boris Johnson will pull through', Dominic Raab says

1 month ago   |   By The Courier

Boris Johnson is a "fighter" and "will pull through", Dominic Raab said as the prime minister prepared to spend a second night battling coronavirus in intensive care.
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Teenagers accused of killing PC Andrew Harper named for first time 

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China warns the UK to 'step back from the brink' after Boris Johnson offers...

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US companies cut 2.76 million jobs in May, less than one-third of what...

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