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Bio Sam Coates, Deputy Political Editor, Sky News

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iPhone : Chancellor Rishi Sunak barrels in on the front of the Times tomorrow with the opposite message to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cautious comments in today’s press conference

Downing Street can make you delete a tweet - but not a newspaper front page…

iPhone : Why the list of countries just released by government ISNT a guide to where you can go on holiday

Thread 👇…

iPhone : France currently asks that Brits voluntarily isolate for 14 days on arrival in France

However this was always a reciprocal arrangement. The firm expectation is will be lifted on July 10 (tho the arrival of the new French PM and the French cabinet reshuffle delays this)

iPhone : So travellers have to know whether the country will accept them.

Cyprus is not permitting UK tourist arrivals, for instance, according to the FCO travel advice. Yet it is on the list just published

NZ also on list but doesn’t permit Brits entry…

iPhone : NEW

Government has announced travellers from which countries will no longer have to quarantine on arrival in England from July 10.

These aren’t “bridges” - reciprocal agreement that lift restrictions both ways - as had been promised as recently as this morning

The list:

iPhone : So this whole traffic light system for quarantining as outlined by the Transport Sec nine hours ago doesn’t seem to be in this afternoon’s announcement anywhere 🤷🏼‍♂️…

iPhone : PM's spokesman: "The reopening of pubs and bars specifically comes into force at 6am.

"That would just be in the event anybody would attempt to try to open at midnight."

iPhone : WATCH: Interview with Keir Starmer

- NHS/Covid: Give over 50s free flu jabs
- PM ‘asleep at wheel’, good on rhetoric not at governing
- RLB sacking was ‘not about factionalism’ & no a purge
- BLM, police should be better funded not defunded…

iPhone : As lockdown restrictions ease, more than eight in 10 people said they would back another shutdown if there is a second spike, according to a new poll for Sky News.

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iPhone : Sky News / YouGov

Rushing back to the pub? Not so fast. New Sky News poll reveals 70% uncomfortable about going to the pub

Full story with full survey of attitudes ahead of reopening…

iPhone : Watch Keir Starmer distinguish between the Black Lives Matter movement, fighting what he agrees are “deep pockets of racism” and elements of the BLM UK organisation which have called to defund the police.

Police need more funding, not less, he tells Beth Rigby…