Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review was accused of undermining Boris Johnson’s vision for a green economy by focusing its budget on improving roads.
Sunak announced that he was pushing ahead with a £27 billion roads programme but did not offer an increase on the £12 billion that was mobilised to tackle climate change.
While the UK chancellor said he was “pursuing the nation’s priorities” with his road-building plans to ease traffic congestion and improve commute times, some environmentalists fear it will attract more traffic and increase emissions.
Marcin Branowski, 21, president of pro-market environmentalism not-for-profit, British Conservation Alliance (BCA) told Westminster World he believed the level of spending allocated to roadworks cannot be justified. He said
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is allegedly under the impression that he was fooled into enforcing a national lockdown due to ‘dodgy’ data.
According to Government scientists, Covid-19 related deaths could rise to 4,000 a week; 4 times the peak we saw in April.
This figure is now being discredited, with conflicting data released last week, suggesting cases were dropping, and the second wave may have peaked before the second lockdown began on November 5.
Shops and businesses forced to close during second lockdown. Photo: Amelia Hallsworth
Figures released last week show 20,572 cases recorded, down from the previous week’s number of 23,254. A total of 156 deaths were recorded across with the UK, compared to 162 from the week prior.&nb
Marcus Rashford has persuaded the government to invest a large amount of money into the Free School Meals (FSM) scheme.
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UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson called Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford to donate more than £400m for low-income families from early Christmas.
So what is the FSM scheme exactly?
FSM is a deal for children to receive free school meal vouchers for out of term time. This is thought to help financially deprived households through these challenging times. As well as free meals, the vouchers also consist of health start, education and holiday clubs.
How will this affect hard-hit families due to Coronavirus?
Omar Farooq (29), a teacher of a school in North West London, told Westminster World how he fe
After a historic landslide win, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reiterated his Brexit promise and stated that Britain will retain control of their trade, money and borders.
There is minimal doubt that the British PM will face any obstacle to pave a way for Britain’s exit after securing a majority in the elections. Credit: Sera Mathews
Following a crushing election victory on Friday, Mr Johnson assured his Conservative backers that the UK would exit the European Union by the end of January 2020. The win was a “powerful new mandate to get Brexit done” Mr Johnson said at his victor’s speech on Friday.
Deputy director general of the CBI, Josh Hardie, embraced the hope of an end to the three-year issue because “a government with a mandate and a strong majority brings a bit more c
Boris Johnson seems set for victory in Thursday’s general election according to the latest polls.
WestminsterWorld’s research suggests The Conservatives lead polling, averaging over 10 percent higher than the Labour Party.
If the polls are to be believed, it seems that Jeremy Corbyn cannot make up the gap with just three days until polling day.
At best for Labour, ICM’s latest poll points to a margin of seven percent between them and the Conservatives. At worst, the margin is 15 percent according to Opinium.
Both Labour and the Conservatives seem to have taken a portion of prospective voting away from the Liberal Democrats and Brexit Party since campaigning started.
Overall, the Green Party have consistently stayed at around three percent of prospective votes.
But, can we still trust th
The Mayor of London announced a ‘record investment’ in cycling initiatives. He promised £770m to be spent over the next five years.
On Monday morning, Sadiq Khan presented an ambitious plan to increase cyclist numbers. The announcement came after his administration was criticized for not being as strong in committing to new bike routes as his predecessor Boris Johnson.
The fund is part of Transport for London’s draft business plan, and will involve spending £154 million a year for infrastructure and promoting cycling. This is £4 million less than the £158 million spent last year by Boris Johnson. However, Mr. Khan's cycling schemes promises double the amount of money spent by the former Mayor over his second four-year term, which was £302 million.
Two new Cycle Superhighways to se
Residents in North London were evacuated this morning as high-end properties worth millions of pounds in Islington were under threat from a deluge of water. Boris Johnson was among those whose houses were submerged in the floods.
The water was at a depth of six feet in the basements of properties on Charlton Place in Angel, Islington at 4am, and about 100 people were evacuated, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said.
Here's what Upper St and the surrounding areas looked like earlier today pic.twitter.com/c7h5yrAuIB
— Thames Water (@thameswater) December 5, 2016
Home and shop owners took to social media, reeling from the effects of the damage, caused by the raging waters to their properties this morning. Twitter went viral with tweets addressed to Thames Water showing the magnitude of destruc
London Fire Brigade is working to pump water out of basements and restore normalcy to the area
Hundreds of London residents were displaced when a 36-inch water pipe in Islington burst today at 4am, causing severe floods. London Fire Brigade, who has been working with Thames Water for the past 12 hours, and has finally stopped the flow, causing northbound roads in the area to re-open.
Islington, one of the wealthiest boroughs in London, was under six feet of water since morning. Residents were carried out by fire fighters and relocated to nearby pub,the Steam Passage Tavern. The property damage from the flooding is estimated to be over millions of pounds, as gallons of water filled basements, rooms, and destroyed gardens and fences. Among those owning property in Islington is the Foreig...
About 100 people forced to leave their homes and Upper Street area of north London borough closed.
Torrents of water was seen gushing down the streets of Upper Street in Islington, causing severe flooding in North London.
Dozens of people were evacuated from their homes and streets after a ruptured water main hit homes and businesses in the early hours of Monday morning.
Businesses in the shopping and dining district around Camden Passage were submerged in water. Around 100 people were sent to a nearby pub the Steam Passage Tavern as their homes flooded.
A temporary displacement centre has opened at the STEAM PASSAGE TAVERN 44-46 UPPER STREET N1 0PN for residents affected by the flooding pic.twitter.com/Pb3DdnSolC
— Islington MPS (@MPSIslington) December 5, 2016
Angelica Morrison stands at London’s most expensive toilet. Opened eight months ago in Covent Garden it is a fancy lavatory, owned by the trendy 2theloo Company. But it costs. As Morrison finds out, it is £1 to enter and she had no choice but to pay.
Neoliberalism, which turns everything into a business, has reached London’s toilets. Since London’s first toilet, resting areas have moved on to being more than just a place to “relieve one self”. They have turned towards the same direction as the Romans after the introduction of sanitation.
According to the British Toilet Association (BTA), over 600 restrooms are believed to have closed down, with another 22 more underway. Raymond Martin, Managing Director of BTA, says the closure has affected the public tremendously. “We have actuall