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Boris Johnson under fire for delaying Covid public inquiry until 2022 (Wed, 12 May 2021)
Bereaved families and experts stress that lessons should be ‘learned quickly’ before a potential third wave Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Boris Johnson has come under fire from experts and bereaved families for delaying until spring 2022 the newly-announced public inquiry into the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Work will now begin to appoint a chair and other potential panellists, and draw up terms of reference, with some hopeful that the inquiry will be led by a judge. The probe is likely to start in a year’s time, Johnson told the House of Commons. Continue reading...
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Boris Johnson apologises ‘unreservedly’ for Ballymurphy deaths (Wed, 12 May 2021)
Families demand names of soldiers and say PM’s apology to first minister and deputy is not enough Boris Johnson has apologised for the British army operation that resulted in the death of 10 innocent civilians in the west Belfast neighbourhood of Ballymurphy in 1971. The prime minister made the apology on Wednesday, a day after an inquest in Northern Ireland found the use of force had been unjustified, implicating the army in a Troubles atrocity to rival Bloody Sunday. Continue reading...
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Israel vows not to stop Gaza attacks until there is ‘complete quiet’ (Wed, 12 May 2021)
Defence minister rules out ceasefire as Israeli military says it has killed four senior Hamas commanders Israel will not stop its military operation in Gaza until “complete quiet” has been achieved, the country’s defence minister has said, as airstrikes and rocket fire continued throughout Wednesday. As the death toll from the most serious conflict between Israel and the Palestinians for nine years mounted, international leaders called for restraint amid fears of a full-scale war. Continue reading...
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