Mattie Brignal

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Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Testing time for pupils

Gavin Williamson, the Education Secretary, spelled out the government’s strategy at tonight’s No 10 press briefing for getting pupils back …

By Mattie Brignal

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Boris gives Michael "hospital pass" Gove complex vaccine passport problem

Boris Johnson has admitted there are “deep and complex” issues to be considered on the issue of vaccine certificates. The …

By Mattie Brignal

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Starmer sets out his vision

Sir Keir Starmer laid out his post-pandemic vision for the economy today in a speech designed to fend off criticism from …

By Mattie Brignal

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Data not dates

Boris Johnson has said relaxing restrictions will be done in “stages” and suggested that, as with the first lockdown, the …

By Mattie Brignal

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Immunity on the rise

Firmer evidence that vaccines are working is starting to trickle in. ONS data shows that 41 per cent of over …

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Saturday, 13 February 2021

Wish we were here: Lebanon

I got more than I bargained for on my first trip to Lebanon in 2019. Nationwide unrest broke out midway …

By Mattie Brignal

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Covid drug will save lives

Combining two drugs – dexamethasone and tocilizumab – could reduce deaths of seriously ill Covid patients by between one third …

By Mattie Brignal

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Oxford jab works in over 65s, says WHO

In a momentous move, the WHO has recommended that the AZ vaccine be given to the over 65s. At a …

By Mattie Brignal

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Fortress Britain

Travellers could face up to a decade in jail for trying to hide a visit to a “red list” country, …

By Mattie Brignal