UK touts climate independence as EU labors

On Thursday evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson airily announced a new U.K. commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions in this decade, just as the EU was in a continental quagmire. The bloc is expected to settle on a target to cut emissions by 55 percent by 2030, but the year-long political grind to get there…


Education secretary: Vaccine approval shows UK is ‘a much better country’

U.K. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said Thursday the U.K. is “a much better country” than France, Belgium and the U.S. because of its speedy vaccine approval. “We’ve obviously got the best medical regulators,” Williamson told LBC’s Nick Ferrari. “Much better than the French have, much better than the Belgians have, much better than the Americans…