We are now two weeks on from Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s announcement, over Twitter, which stated that the whole Greater Manchester region would be placed into a local lockdown.
MM’s political sketchbook: Obfuscation, finger-pointing and utterly irrelevant book tips for last PMQs of season
Boris Johnson claimed that, since he had been in office, his departments had “been taking the strongest possible action against Russian wrongdoing.”
On the eve of the 75th anniversary marking the end of World War II, the Guardian posted an editorial piece claiming that Britain ought to “get over the war,” adding: “This is not a time for false pride.” But in the context of VE Day, we owe it to honour the extraordinary stoicism of the wartime generation, and here’s why…
The Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced that foreign nationals trapped in the UK by the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to extend their visas to May 31.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak launched Britain’s biggest spending spree in 65 years – while repeating the phrase ‘get it done’ what seemed like 65 times – as he spoke for just over 65 minutes in a far-reaching budget on Wednesday.
After 47 years and 30 days, the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union will end at 11pm tonight.
“50 years from now, Britain will still be the country of long shadows on county (cricket) grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers, and – as George Orwell said – old maids bicycling to Holy Communion through the morning mist,” said former British Prime Minister John major in 1993. Interestingly, this was his vision of Britain in Europe. However, does his view of English county grounds reflecting the British character still resonate nearly 30 years on?
Hate crimes in Manchester tend to rise in line with general elections, Greater Manchester Police data suggests – information obtained by MM which shows that the number of hate crimes – defined by the CPS as hostile behaviour motivated by a victim’s ‘disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity’ – rose in the month of, and the months immediately following, a general election between 2010 and 2019.
British MPs have voted against continuing negotiations of the UK’s full membership of the EU’s Erasmus + scheme.
MM’s Gemma Corby writes why, in what feels like a really rubbish version of Sesame Street for adults, her commute from Liverpool to Manchester is usually brought to her by the words ‘cancelled’ or ‘delayed’.
Roughly 40 protesters turned out to demonstrate the landslide re-election of the Conservative party in St. Peter’s Square last night. MM’s Doug Whitbread was there…