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1. It’s definitely a July 19 unlocking … unless it’s not
Boris Johnson called his new July 19 reopening date "a terminus" on Monday – but did not rule out further delays as he pushed back the full end of lockdown by four weeks.
The Prime Minister said pausing the final step of reopening in England, originally due to happen on June 21, would avoid thousands of deaths from Covid, with cases surging. Read the full story.
2. UK ‘unlikely to reopen foreign travel to major European resorts until August’
Britain is unlikely to reopen overseas travel to the major European holiday destinations until the beginning of August, UK ambassadors have warned.
With domestic unlocking delayed for four weeks, Toni Mayor, the head of the Hosbec association of Valencia region hoteliers, said he did not expect to see UK tourism take off until August, following a meeting with Hugh Elliott, the UK ambassador. Read the full story.
3. Pub chiefs warn staff cannot control customers after reopening delay
Beleaguered pub workers cannot be expected to force customers to obey lockdown rules after Boris Johnson delayed the final step of reopening, bosses have said.
The chief executives of some of Britain’s biggest pub and bar chains said it is becoming "increasingly difficult" to police customers and prevent them from meeting in groups larger than six or attempting to order at the bar. Read the full story.
4. Sausage war: Sir Keir Starmer calls for more talks to remove barriers to British bangers
Sir Keir Starmer has said the UK and EU need to negotiate to remove trade barriers and avoid a trade war, and accused Boris Johnson of not having read or understood the Brexit treaty.
The UK and EU are currently teetering on the brink of a sausage trade war as they argue over the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol and its Irish Sea border with Britain. Read the full story.
5. Don accuses Cambridge University of suppressing his pro-Brexit article
Cambridge University has become embroiled in a new free speech row after a senior don accused the vice-chancellor of suppressing his pro-Brexit article.
Sir Noel Malcolm, an honorary Fellow at three Cambridge colleges, said he was "shocked" at his treatment by the university when he attempted to have an opinion piece published on the Brexit section of their website. Read the full story.
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