Boris Johnson’s Scottish journey seems to have gotten off on the incorrect foot, with the Prime Minister having to disclaim that he snubbed Nicola Sturgeon.
The First Minister this morning stated it was “a bit odd and a bit unusual” that he refused to satisfy together with her. Nevertheless, with rumours suggesting that the invite got here after his agenda was mounted – and with aides wanting to cease him trying like a visiting dignitary, it’s maybe not that unusual.
Equally, there may be concern insideDowning Road that he turns off voters north of the border. Nevertheless our readers had been break up on whether or not that was the case, with 56 per cent saying his presence was a lift to pro-independence figures, whereas 44 per cent stated his appeal would win out.
Again right here in Westminster, the Well being Secretary has waved by way of the JCVI’s recommendation to get the NHS prepped and able to vaccinate wholesome youngsters aged 16 and 17. Plans are clearly additionally being readied for youthful youngsters to get the jab.
Nevertheless it comes because the WHO referred to as for higher distribution of the jab, with the poorest nations on the planet having jabbed simply 1.7 per cent of their inhabitants. Fairly what that can do to plans for grownup booster programmes stays to be seen.
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