For this week’s blogpost, we’re back to focusing on the UK! First…
Jumping Brexit Hurdles: Samantha Cameron, wife of ex-Prime Minister David Cameron, talked to BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour about the impact that Brexit has had on her business, saying that post-Brexit trading has been “difficult”. Her womenswear company, Cefinn, was founded in 2017.
Boris Johnson in Scotland: Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has travelled to Scotland in what he calls an “essential” trip for a campaign, but he’s been facing backlash:
“Clearly, Boris Johnson is rattled. By branding this campaign trip as ‘essential’, this is clearly a Prime Minister in panic, who knows the Tories are losing the argument on independence”. – Keith Borwn, SNP Deputy Leader.
Police Scotland also said that they received a “small number of complaints” about the Prime Minister’s visit.
Working From Home: It seems that we’ll be working from home for a long time to come – schools in England will be unable to reopen to all pupils until 8 March at the earliest, Boris Johnson has said. However, £300 million “of new money to schools” will fund a catch-up programme over the coming year to help pupils who have been disadvantaged in their learning in the pandemic.
And finally, a new vaccine emerges: the Novavax jab is the first vaccine to show that it is effective against the new virus strain in the UK, with a 89% efficacy. The “good news” has been welcomed by the Prime Minister and the UK has ordered 60 million doses of the jab.
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That’s all from me this week, have a lovely weekend!
Written by Alisha Mafaas
Secretary of the Youth Cabinet and Representative for Crawley