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Covid ‘to get worse before it gets better,’ doctors warn as cases rise ‘dramatically’ | The Independent

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The warning came after NHS staff told The Independent emergency services were in “borderline meltdown” and braced for demand to soar. Patients have been forced to queue for up to an hour outside one A&E department, with some waiting up to 20 hours for a bed earlier this week, while rising pressure has been piled on England’s NHS 111 system after a dedicated Covid telephone assessment service was scrapped as cases began rising.

Source: Covid ‘to get worse before it gets better,’ doctors warn as cases rise ‘dramatically’ | The Independent

Boris’s blonde ambitions – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The United Kingdom is Europe’s great pacifier, but deserting the EU at the urging of a band of chronic liars, might mean the end of its illustrious tradition as one of the world’s great civilisations.

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‘Letterbox’ insults against Muslim women spike in wake of Boris Johnson comments | The Independent

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Islamophobic attacks on Muslim women who wear veils have risen since Boris Johnson compared them to “letterboxes”, a watchdog has found.

Tell Mama, which records hate crimes, said there was a “direct link” between the former foreign minister’s comments and an uptick in incidents targeting women who wear the niqab – which covers the face and hair apart from the eyes.

At least four women have been called “letterboxes” in public since Mr Johnson ignited a row over Islamophobia with an article published in the Daily Telegraph on 5 August.

‘Letterbox’ insults against Muslim women spike in wake of Boris Johnson comments | The Independent

Trump jokes about UK ‘turmoil’ while Australia stresses strong friendship

Self Interest is fast becoming the Cabal that controls governments and tries to carve up the world, By no means has Johnson resigned to the bacbench to be corraled like Tony Abbott. (ODT}

“Boris Johnson’s a friend of mine, he’s been very, very nice to me, very supportive and maybe I’ll speak to him when I get over there,” Trump said. “I like Boris Johnson, I’ve always liked him.”

Johnson previously said in a leaked audio recording that he wished Trump was overseeing the Brexit negotiations. His departure from Cabinet was followed by the resignation of junior, low-profile ministers late on Monday night and two MPs from party roles on Tuesday.

via Trump jokes about UK ‘turmoil’ while Australia stresses strong friendship

Independent Britain To Open Up All Sorts Of New Opportunities For People Aspiring To Be Prime Minister: Boris Johnson

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‘Leave’ campaign leader Boris Johnson says the decision to leave the EU marks a new dawn for people who had always wanted to hold the most powerful job in the country.

“I said all along that a newly independent Britain would bring with it all sorts of new and exciting opportunities for our people,” Mr Johnson said.

“Just this week the Prime Minister role opened up, for example. What a wonderful opportunity for someone who’s been angling for the top job for half of his life. That never would have happened while we still remained part of the EU”.

While he conceded that while some jobs would be lost – maybe a million or so – they would be in unimportant areas. “This is not about the jobs that are lost. This is about the wonderful new job that has been created”.

Boris Johnson accused of ‘dog whistle racism’ over controversial Barack Obama Kenya remarks | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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Boris Johnson has been accused of “dog whistle racism” and “base politics of the worse kind” after remarks about Barack Obama’s Kenyan heritage – as Nigel Farage echoed the controversial comments.

Source: Boris Johnson accused of ‘dog whistle racism’ over controversial Barack Obama Kenya remarks | UK Politics | News | The Independent