U.K. politicians pay tribute at church where MP David Amess was killed – National | Globalnews.ca

Leaders from across the political spectrum came together Saturday to pay tribute to a long-serving British lawmaker who was stabbed to death in what police have described as a terrorist incident. Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the leader of the main opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, and the non-partisan speaker of the House of Commons, … Read more

UK Conservative MP stabbed to death

Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered by a far-right extremist in the run-up to the 2016 Brexit referendum Conservative British lawmaker David Amess was killed on Friday after being stabbed “multiple times” during an event in his local constituency in southeast England, in the second death of a UK politician while meeting voters since 2016. … Read more

Business Secretary shares ‘mild’ winter briefing with energy suppliers – report

K wasi Kwarteng has reportedly shared a private Met Office briefing with energy companies which said Britain could face a mild winter, which may help ease pressure on supplies in the coming months. Rocketing global wholesale energy prices have seen 12 small energy suppliers collapse in the UK since September, with experts warning the increase … Read more

Electric freight trains mothballed due to soaring energy prices

R ail freight operators have stopped using electric trains and switched to diesel locomotives due to soaring energy prices. Firms cannot absorb the three-fold increase in the cost of electricity, according to trade body Rail Freight Group (RFG). The decision to mothball electric freight trains, which result in lower CO2 emissions than diesel models, was … Read more

UK govt botched initial Covid response: MPs’ probe

The British government’s pandemic plans were too ridigly focused on the flu, the report said UK lawmakers said Tuesday the government’s response when Covid-19 swept into Europe cost thousands of lives and was “one of the most important public health failures” in the country’s history. In a damning assessment, a cross-party group of MPs found … Read more

Britain’s slow COVID-19 response led to thousands of deaths, report says – National | Globalnews.ca

The British government failure to impose a lockdown in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic ranks among England’s worst public health blunders, lawmakers concluded Tuesday in the country’s first comprehensive report on the pandemic. The deadly delay led to thousands of unnecessary deaths and derived from the failure of government ministers to question the … Read more