Many fossil fuel workers like me want to transition to renewables – but we need support | Matt Craigan | Opinion

Oil and gas is one of the main industries in Aberdeen where I grew up, and it was inevitable that I would follow in my father’s footsteps to work on the rigs out in the North Sea. Three weeks straight in the middle of the sea is tough, so much so that for many people … Read more Many fossil fuel workers like me want to transition to renewables – but we need support | Matt Craigan | Opinion

Is Boris Johnson really ‘fit as a butcher’s dog’? | Boris Johnson

He faces angry Conservative backbenchers, a resurgent opposition and struggled on Tuesday to clarify his own government’s lockdown rules, yet Boris Johnson’s fortunes on another front would seem to be still hanging in the balance: the battle of the bulge. On the basis of figures cited by the prime minister during a question and answer … Read more Is Boris Johnson really ‘fit as a butcher’s dog’? | Boris Johnson

Britons in EU need ‘sufficient warning’ of UK bank account closure, warn MPs | Money

Banks should give Britons living in the EU “sufficient warning” before closing down their current accounts due to Brexit, MPs on the influential Treasury committee have said. The committee chair, the Conservative MP Mel Stride, wrote to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on Tuesday, asking the regulator to clarify how much time customers should be … Read more Britons in EU need ‘sufficient warning’ of UK bank account closure, warn MPs | Money

Williamson sets out plan to allow students in England home for Christmas | Politics

Some students in England would need to self-isolate and their classes be shifted online in order to go home for Christmas, the education secretary has announced. In a statement to the Commons on students’ return to universities, which has so far resulted in Covid-19 outbreaks at 50 UK campuses, Gavin Williamson said his department would … Read more Williamson sets out plan to allow students in England home for Christmas | Politics

Thought leader? Surely Laurence Fox’s cruellest miscasting yet | Marina Hyde | Opinion

Draw near, rubberneckers, for there are further developments in the vision quest of future I’m a Celebrity booking Laurence Fox. On Sunday, one of Britain’s best-connected supporting actors announced he was launching a new political party, whose stated aim is to fight the culture wars. Ah, the romance of the culture war – what a … Read more Thought leader? Surely Laurence Fox’s cruellest miscasting yet | Marina Hyde | Opinion