Daily Update 01/07/2020


In Prime Minister’s questions today Keir Starmer, the leader of the Opposition, attacked Boris Johnson for his handling of Leicester’s lockdown. Starmer claimed that Leicester’s local authority had only known about 80 new positive cases in the two-week period leading up the lockdown, when the real figure was 944. The Leader of the Labour Party stated that Leicester’s local authority had not received the test data that would have allowed them to act sooner. 

Bradford, Barnsley, and Rochdale have been revealed as the places with the highest Coronavirus infections after Leicester. Leicester has 140 cases per 100,000 indviduals whilst Bradford, Barnsley, Rochdale have 69, 55, and 54 respectively. 

Trade talks between the UK and the EU are still ongoing and in the most recent development Michel Barnier has stated that Britain cannot retain freedom of movement rights for financial services. 

An 18-year-old man has been arrested today on suspicion of murdering 27-year-old Nicole Smallman and 46 year old Bibaa Henry. The friends were murdered in in Fryent Garden’s Park in Wembley on 5 June after celebrating Ms Henry’s birthday.