Boris Johnson plans a post-Brexit festival of Great Britain and Northern Ireland schedulled for 2022 to celebrate independence and sovereignity of UK from the European Union; former prime minister Theresa May’s grand idea which the PM had been advised to skip///BY CRIMSON TAZVINZWA
Dean Creamer, a delivery director for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is the point man of planning for the £120m project – dubbed the “festival of Brexit” by critics – which is due to take place in 2022, according to the Guardian reporting.
However, figures from arts institutions have privately expressed concern about the project, which some say is likely to alienate remain-supporting visitors at museums and galleries that are expected to take part.
There had been previous warnings that the idea – announced by May in 2018 as an initiative that would “strengthen our precious union” – could inflame tensions in Northern Ireland, coming a year after the centenary of Irish partition and on the 100th anniversary of the start of the Irish civil war.
Jane Bown’s photographs of the Festival of Britain, 1951
Jane Bown took at least 155 frames of the 1951 Festival of Britain on her Rolleiflex camera. The pictures show the startlingly modern architecture of the festival site, but also lots of the things she loved shooting, including children and people at leisure. These photographs now reside in the Occasions section of her extensive archive, which is held at the Guardian News & Media Archive.
A bill guaranteeing a multi-billion cash boost for the NHS will be the first piece of domestic legislation introduced by Boris Johnson new Government. This will be the first time such a spending commitment has been enshrined in law.Credit: PA The bill, which was set out in the Queen’s Speech 2 weeks ago will make it illegal for ministers not to provide the health service with an . It will be introduced to Parliament once the Withdrawal Agreement Bill confirming the UK’s departure from the EU on 31 January has been passed by MPs.
The British Prime Minister hailed the “seismic” shift in British politics as he committed his new Government to leaving the EU at the end of 2020, boosting health service funding and upping state support beyond the Tories’ traditional heartlands.
‘Almost every nurse I spoke to told me they didn’t want to take this action, but felt it was the only option left.’ A picket line outside the Royal Victoria hospital, Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is greeted by staff as he returns to 10 Downing Street, London, after meeting Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and accepting her invitation to form a new government, Friday Dec. 13, 2019. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
LONDON (CRIMSON TAZVINZWA) — BRITISH PM Boris Johnson’s Tories celebrate a landslide victory in the 2019 general election — a decisive outcome to a dominated campaign that finally rewards him with a fully fledged mandate to fulfil his Brexit plans; ushering the UK out of the European Union by 31 January 2020.
The resounding victory makes Boris the most electorally successful Conservative leader since Margaret Thatcher, another politician who was loved and loathed in almost equal measure. It was a disaster for left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who faced calls for his resignation even as the results rolled in.
While UK broadcasters are bound by strict impartiality rules that see them back off from political campaign coverage on polling day, it’s still all to play for as far as newspapers are concerned.//By Freddy MayhewTwitter
‘Clowning Street’: UK election day newspaper round-up
British voters woke this morning to a rash of headlines telling them who to vote for before visiting the ballot box.