Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Huawei equipment to be purged completely from Britain’s 5G network by 2027, risking the ire of China by signalling that the world’s biggest telecoms equipment maker is no longer welcome in the West.
The chancellor says people are anxious about losing their job and unemployment rising. “We’re not just going to accept this,” he adds.
Sunak says he is announcing a “plan for jobs” to protect, create and support employment.
He says at the start of the crisis the government provided £160bn to cushion the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown.
Britain is entering the second phase of the government’s economic response, he says. The job responding to the crisis has “only just begun”, he adds.
The chancellor says the government will put the public finances back on a “sustainable footing”, but he suggests this should be in future as Britain rebuilds.
Gloomy forecast comes 10 days before EU leaders meet to discuss €750bn recovery plan
'Crystal clear' drunk people can't socially distance, say police in England.
Police Federation chair says revellers would not adhere to one-metre-plus rules as pubs opened on Saturday.
Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia reopened on Saturday, giving frontline workers the chance to have the usually tourist-packed landmark to themselves in recognition of their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.
Rollercoaster rides, early morning pints and long barber shop queues - this is how England is emerging after three months of coronavirus lockdown.
Spain’s north-eastern region of Catalonia enforced a new lockdown on more than 200,000 people on Saturday, after several new outbreaks of the coronavirus were detected.