Daily briefing 30/4/20

News The Justice Secretary Robert Buckland concedes that the government is today likely to miss its testing targets of 100,000 tests by the end of April, as the UK is on course for the worst …

Daily briefing 29/4/20

News Today is National Postal Workers Day. Dave Ward and Terry Pullinger form the Communication Workers’ Union issue a call to “Thank Your Postie” and to stand up for them as their terms and conditions …

Daily briefing 28/4/20

News Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day. At 11am, we mark a minute’s silence to commemorate those who have lost their lives in the course of work. Around the world, workers are issuing calls to …

Daily briefing 27/4/20

News Boris Johnson has returned from his convalescence and made a statement, calling for people to “contain their patience” and warning against easing lockdown condition too soon. The biggest news over the weekend was about …

Daily briefing 24/4/20

News The UN Conference on Trade and Development amplifies calls to write off developing-world debt to the tune of $1 trillion. Labour is launching a review of the impact of Coronavirus on BAME people. The …

Daily briefing 23/4/20

News 80 healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, academics, and journal editors express their concern at the government’s handling of the pandemic and ask us to #ChantforPPE this evening at 8pm, saying “Don’t Applaud Us, Protect …

Daily briefing 22/4/20

News The Financial Times‘s analysis of the latest ONS data suggests that the actual UK death toll from Coronavirus is 41,000, more than double the government’s figure of 17,337. Join the #SpoonStrike campaign to win …

Daily briefing 21/4/20

News The TUC calls for an inquiry into the government’s “grotesque” failings over PPE, as workers join unions in unprecedented numbers. The latest ONS figures suggest that more than 15% of deaths from COVID-19 are …

Daily briefing 20/4/20

News The main story over the weekend was the devastating article in The Sunday Times on the government’s failure to take COVID-19 seriously and the crucial five weeks lost to dithering and delay, which only …

Daily briefing 17/4/20

Right now at 11am, join in a one minute’s silence in memory of bus drivers who have died as a result of Coronavirus, promoted by Unite. News The government yesterday announced a three-week extension to …