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MPs reject calls by campaigners to enshrine food safety in UK law

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Amendment to agriculture bill defeated despite protests from farmers and backbench rebellion A demonstration by farmers outside the Houses of Parliament ahead of the vote. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images A demonstration by farmers outside the Houses of Parliament ahead of the vote. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Mon 12 Oct 2020 23.38 BST Last modified on Tue 13 Oct 2020 14.14 BST Farmers and food campaigners were defeated on Monday night in their attempts to enshrine high food safety and animal welfare practices in British law. Several prominent backbench Tory MPs rebelled against the government to vote for amendments to the agriculture bill that would have given legal status to t...

The Covid mugger is back – but this time Boris Johnson isn't even wrestling it | Marina Hyde

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See all our coronavirus coverage ‘Boris Johnson’s government specialises in measures that become outdated and inadequate about 30 minutes before they’ve even announced them.’ Photograph: Toby Melville/AFP/Getty Images ‘Boris Johnson’s government specialises in measures that become outdated and inadequate about 30 minutes before they’ve even announced them.’ Photograph: Toby Melville/AFP/Getty Images Tue 13 Oct 2020 15.30 BST Last modified on Tue 13 Oct 2020 15.37 BST B oris Johnson cannot offer blood, sweat or toil. What he has got is some tiers. Tiers of a clown , but that’s what’s on the table. Lick ’em up and look grateful. On Monday night the prime minister unveiled his latest batch of c...

The Covid mugger is back – but this time Boris Johnson isn't even wrestling it | Boris Johnson

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The second wave is here. But the summer has been squandered on vanity obsessions instead of fighting the virus, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde. B oris Johnson cannot offer blood, sweat or toil. What he has got is some tiers. Tiers of a clown , but that’s what’s on the table. Lick ’em up and look grateful. On Monday night the prime minister unveiled his latest batch of coronavirus measures next to a chief medical officer who took great pains to stress that they already would not be enough. “ We should not have any illusions ,” intoned Chris Whitty, standing beside a man who has spent his entire adult life lost in them. Still, which Covid house are you in? Despite clear advice by Sage not...