The absence of trust in a nation’s leader and government jeopardizes an effective response to a health crisis. It also creates a political crisis, a loss of faith in democracy.
Source: Leaders like Trump fail if they cannot speak the truth and earn trust : The Conversation
The PM initially stood firm and insisted it was ‘right’ overseas health workers pay to use the NHS but changed his mind
Source: Boris Johnson u-turns over Immigration Health Surcharge and scraps fee for overseas nationals working in NHS | inews
With three rounds of Brexit talks over, the thorny issue of asking for or offering an extension to the transition period approaches with June high-level talks.
Source: EU-UK talks: ‘disappointing’ progress, says Barnier | Euronews
Employees over 25 will receive a 6.2% pay rise equating to £930 a year for full-time worker
Source: UK minimum wage to rise by four times rate of inflation | Society | The Guardian
Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party secured a huge majority as the British public headed to the polls yesterday.
Source: GENERAL ELECTION: What does the Conservatives’ victory mean for social care?
In a pivotal week that could decide the future of Brexit and the fate of the world’s fifth largest economy, Johnson is trying to strike an exit deal with the EU to allow an orderly split with its biggest trading partner on Oct. 31.
But Johnson must navigate the complexities of EU politics to clinch a deal at an Oct. 17-18 EU summit and then try to convince a deeply divided British parliament on Oct. 19 to ratify any agreement.
If he succeeds, Britain will leave the bloc on Oct. 31 with arrangements to minimise disruption at borders and preserve the complex supply chains that underpin swathes of the economy.
Source: Significant work to do, but Brexit deal still possible – PM Johnson – Reuters