Nazanin’s husband tells daughter, 7, he’s on hunger strike ‘to get mummy back’

Exclusive: Richard Ratcliffe told The Mirror as he camped at the government’s doorstep that he explained to his seven-year-old daughter Gabriella he’s going camping and will not be eating so Boris Johnson gets Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe back Richard Ratcliffe sits in a tent outside the Foreign Office in London after beginning a hunger strike ( Image: … Read more

Facebook is ‘unquestionably making hate worse’, says whistleblower Frances Haugen – politics live

Children don’t have as good self regulation as adults do, that’s why they’re not allowed to buy cigarettes. When kids describe their usage of Instagram, Facebook’s own research describes it as ‘an addict’s narrative’. The kids say ‘this makes me unhappy, I don’t have the ability to control my usage of it, and I feel … Read more

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries’ fury at Nick Robinson after he told PM to ‘stop talking’

Cabinet minister Nadine Dorries privately expressed her anger to allies after Boris Johnson was told to ‘stop talking’ during a heated debate with presenter Nick Robinson. The culture secretary, who took over from Oliver Dowden in the Cabinet reshuffle, expressed her frustration at Mr Robinson after his tense exchange with the Prime Minister on Radio 4’s Today … Read more

Covid-19 Government adviser fearful of another ‘lockdown Christmas’

A prominent adviser to the Government on Covid-19 has said he is “very fearful” there will be another “lockdown Christmas” as he urged the public to do everything possible to reduce transmission of the virus. Professor Peter Openshaw, a member of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag), said case numbers and … Read more