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Sam Coates, Deputy Political Editor, Sky News Sky News is free in all UK homes on channels 501 (Sky); 233 (Freeview); 202 (Freesat); 602 (Virgin)

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Huawei U-turn: Cyber attacks, levies and other possible repercussions of the UK's 5G move. Analysis from myself, ⁦… https://t.co/Ozi6HdoYCb
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyThe UK Vice President of @HuaweiUK tells @AliBunkallSKY the decision by the government to strip out Huawei technolo… https://t.co/7CqTc5XqI8
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyThis is a glorious exchange worth 90 seconds of your precious time https://t.co/G6COXINHToStriking, as @SamCoatesSky, notes, that this is presented as entirely technical decision. Huawei was able to tout i… https://t.co/77t9QDmFIi
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyExclusive: Lord Browne, the ex-BP boss, is to step down as chairman of Huawei UK six months before the end of his t… https://t.co/gNDXn1pjE3
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7/14
2020
Labour complaining about lack of care workers included in the list of professionals qualifying for new health and s… https://t.co/npEqQJ0hgjGood stock take on Keir Starmer's first 100 days as Labour leader here from @joepike https://t.co/eOk1Q5ZBTZ
Retweeted by Sam Coates Sky"This is a great year for people to have a 'staycation'." Prime Minister Boris Johnson has encouraged people to st… https://t.co/BTs6cL7Y3g
Retweeted by Sam Coates Sky“We’re not going to be just simply slamming the gates and stopping anybody anywhere coming into this country.” Pri… https://t.co/aubnD3SXZS
Retweeted by Sam Coates Sky"We have to get ready for the end of the transition period in December." Prime Minister Boris Johnson says 'there… https://t.co/KBpXbXvuqV
Retweeted by Sam Coates Sky“All emergency services, they deserve proper protection.” Prime Minister Boris Johnson explains why the govt plans… https://t.co/IE4XJ1HkRk
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyAnd on booking a foreign holiday? The PM said “this is a great, great year for people to have a staycation” - that’… https://t.co/XGcVPCIYNR
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyMore on mask wearing coming. PM tells @SamCoatesSky for a broadcast pool interview “I do think that in shops it’s v… https://t.co/itLpLCn091
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyBoris Johnson tells Britons to holiday at home - particularly on the coast - though go abroad if you want to. He is… https://t.co/68h5bqjJGKOn the new immigration system /entry for social care workers, “we have a big big stock of workers who are helping o… https://t.co/yOjjTKYYh9Asked whether Brexit will push up costs at a time the Treausry spending £30bn to help cut costs, he says “he didn’t… https://t.co/5fsFdN7YTFAsked about whether to use the transport networks when, for instance, TfL says don’t use it. Boris Johnson says emp… https://t.co/CSFkGOJOxjAsked what kind of tools he means, Boris Johnson says “we will be saying more in the next few days”But pushed on masks “in a confined space you are protecting other people .. and it’s a mutal” and “we will look at… https://t.co/WAdqfQqdA3Boris Johnson on masks says “they have value” in confined spaces and “the scientific evaluation” of their value in… https://t.co/LZSbvhsMgoBoris Johnson tells us that “I really think our amazing ambulance workers do deserve more protection ... from those who are violent”Boris Johnson tells us that he’s not surprised that 20% of calls to the London Ambulance Service (a few hundred a d… https://t.co/WpxcedjrxhPrime Minister’s comments going out *now* live and in full on @SkyNews https://t.co/2qYosebu2IBoris Johnson has just spoke to the broadcast pool at a London Ambulance HQ He talks about Coronavirus callouts, t… https://t.co/3YN2fINSx5
7/13
2020
How is Keir Starmer doing, according to the polls? A mixed picture, explained in under 4 minutes https://t.co/w4mMZ4UScr
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyHow is Keir Starmer doing, according to the polls? A mixed picture, explained in under 4 minutes https://t.co/w4mMZ4UScrSir Keir Starmer has been the Labour leader for 100 days. How has he done? @SamCoatesSky reports 👇 Latest:… https://t.co/bZraifF5yf
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7/12
2020
Latest Westminster voting intention (8-9 July) Con - 46% Lab - 36% Lib Dem - 6% SNP - 5% Green - 3% Brexit Party -… https://t.co/kfB3wDQThx
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyIt’s strange looking on from US to see how slowly Britain’s moved on masks. Trump’s admin advised all Americans to… https://t.co/oPIHBBfKfI
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyBoris Johnson hints he may toughen rules in England on face masks. On Facebook live event he: https://t.co/0s2FZkuBPNWestminster voting intention: CON: 46% (+1) LAB: 36% (-1) LDEM: 6% (+1) GRN: 3% (-1) BREX: 2% (-) via @YouGov, 08… https://t.co/bGLZCUeto1
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyThe new No10 Data analyst will be part of a “skunkworks” https://t.co/0I7AoN6Ipt https://t.co/NlrL4YDTKrPerhaps time for reminder of behavioural economist Dan Ariely's quote: 'Big data is like teenage sex: everyone talk… https://t.co/Y554l84dEz
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyNo10 looking to enhance its “quantitative ability” New job advertisement for a position paying up to £135,000 a y… https://t.co/DCnxUPyYMrHow to depose a Tory prime minister, lessons from history A unique podcast series on what happened in the room in… https://t.co/7sEsUfyNiF
7/10
2020
Jeremy Hunt, William Hague and Tony Blair all pressing for mass testing including of people who don’t have symptoms… https://t.co/OEGf35IQZ8Still reeling from these numbers. £15bn on PPE, which is 4 aircraft carriers as @mattholehouse noted, and £10bn on… https://t.co/smDSa3oAd0
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyCarbon emissions sank when factories were shut down, planes grounded and cars parked. Now they are now rebounding f… https://t.co/RZONKRNlin
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyFinally! Jacob Rees-Mogg confirms government will present its plans for membership of the Intelligence and Securi… https://t.co/gBFeIc4MBn
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkySignificant shift in tone here https://t.co/HIV4mN677z https://t.co/7EZwL9zbtk
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyCoronavirus: The inside story of how UK's 'chaotic' testing regime 'broke all the rules' Exclusive by ⁦… https://t.co/ZrrYOh3Exi
7/9
2020
ANALYSIS: Up to £30bn pledged as the Sunak tries to create the conditions for v-shaped recovery. It adds up to over… https://t.co/zhHgVKY3UC
Retweeted by Sam Coates Sky“How much will today's measures help? That depends on too many unknowables, and policymaking is taking place in the… https://t.co/ShDrOBmdLZ
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyWell yes, it was a Labour politician @AMCarwyn that first came up with the scheme... https://t.co/3LA5G8LFBF
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyAnother £30bn promised - but it will not be end of emergency support https://t.co/mXX41B98gO
Retweeted by Sam Coates Sky“We are not going to criticise that unecessarily” - shadow chancellor tells me on @SkyNews that although Labour h… https://t.co/ZjEmP8EjJ3Labour calling for a more “targeted” approach to restart the economy, and say the current plans are too “one size f… https://t.co/kYqTWHKflZ
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyLabour set to back all Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s measures in today’s economic update, ⁦@AnnelieseDodds⁩ tells m… https://t.co/JAibCXdrzUThe end of whatever it takes - my analysis of Rishi Sunak’s statement https://t.co/gy12rixixLThe Rishi Sunak rhetoric of “Whatever it takes” is no more, confirms Treasury minister who explains why https://t.co/MtxGacDhjEThe challenge will come for businesses that simply can't properly reopen because of social distancing. They wont ha… https://t.co/LwLbSZARPRChancellor Rishi Sunak starts economic update with big new policy announcement: Companies will get £1,000 per emp… https://t.co/MFiFmZH7AH @patrickkmaguire @SamCoatesSky There is a lot to be said on this issue (globally).. when the history of the pandemi… https://t.co/Qx47UEvVlw
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkySage minutes from 28th Jan appear to cast doubt on Johnson’s bold claim that “nobody knew about asymptomatic transm… https://t.co/NtSZ3MsJHF
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7/8
2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce £2bn to fund hundreds of thousands of work placements in his emergency economi… https://t.co/nY80cccXkD
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyHowever 6 former special advisors in Tory governments worry that that spending should have some limits... https://t.co/8Sdim8xKYqGreat @resfoundation primer ahead of tomorrow https://t.co/YOJPls5QyQPeople who contract Coronavirus mildly may only have protective antibodies for a few weeks, large Spanish study rev… https://t.co/H9TudbxCmM
7/7
2020
https://t.co/dIzhyNJu4HManifesto promises DO stand on tax says Boris Johnson, limiting the scope of what the Treasury can do in the Autumn… https://t.co/VT8IDW6dN4
7/6
2020
It’s interesting they are announcing the headline £££ first but the guidance for the arts sector (aka the bad news) isn’t ready yetGovernment announces £1.57 billion support for arts sector BUT with public money comes obligations - and there are… https://t.co/DZddSsVMLY
7/5
2020
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7/4
2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak barrels in on the front of the Times tomorrow with the opposite message to Prime Minister Bo… https://t.co/v8b4BN8rai @MacLeanKatie Ireland is part of the Common Travel Area and there is no quarantineIt also ISNT the situation in Scotland, Wales and Northern Irleand. They’ll set out their own positionsWhy the list of countries just released by government ISNT a guide to where you can go on holiday Thread 👇 https://t.co/Dw3XbNpGFDSo today’s list ISNT a list of places you can go on holiday But it IS a list of places you can swiftly return home fromFrance currently asks that Brits voluntarily isolate for 14 days on arrival in France However this was always a r… https://t.co/oXKmOq7EGWSo travellers have to know whether the country will accept them. Cyprus is not permitting UK tourist arrivals, for… https://t.co/tz8nTc6kXRNEW Government has announced travellers from which countries will no longer have to quarantine on arrival in Engla… https://t.co/nGq0XyRWIgSo this whole traffic light system for quarantining as outlined by the Transport Sec nine hours ago doesn’t seem to… https://t.co/QkmH6AudRP
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyPM's spokesman: "The reopening of pubs and bars specifically comes into force at 6am. "That would just be in the… https://t.co/YO5B2MDeUB
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyDowning Street says pubs will be able to reopen from 6am tomorrow.
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyWATCH: Interview with @Keir_Starmer - NHS/Covid: Give over 50s free flu jabs - PM ‘asleep at wheel’, good on rhet… https://t.co/KRh7NKFxbT
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyAs lockdown restrictions ease, more than eight in 10 people said they would back another shutdown if there is a sec… https://t.co/dUV2qfPZtw
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyAs the country prepares for the lockdown easing, a @SkyNews @YouGov poll finds 83% of us are willing to go back int… https://t.co/RdSDsAD5nt
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyAnneliese Dodds tells me the government should consider a wealth tax to pay for the covid recovery
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkySky News / YouGov Rushing back to the pub? Not so fast. New Sky News poll reveals 70% uncomfortable about going t… https://t.co/1x4MBOtvjjCoronavirus: Britons would strongly back second lockdown if COVID-19 cases spike, poll reveals https://t.co/B79zc9nygW
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyLabour call for free flu vaccines for over-50s this winter to prevent 'perfect storm' in a Keir Starmer interview w… https://t.co/jAfY4bfmC4Watch Keir Starmer distinguish between the Black Lives Matter movement, fighting what he agrees are “deep pockets o… https://t.co/Y3VRaI3OHiHow the traffic light system from international travel works Great explainer 👇 https://t.co/Q1v6eJlUsA
7/3
2020
Great scoop from @Laura_K_Hughes Downing Street is set to dramatically reduce the government’s communications ope… https://t.co/nB53AnncjH
Retweeted by Sam Coates Sky"Schools and colleges will need to work with families to secure regular attendance." Education Secretary… https://t.co/3SiArwVnyT
Retweeted by Sam Coates Sky"At a minimum this will mean keeping whole year groups separate." Education Sec @GavinWilliamson says schools will… https://t.co/pYA6bnPGhh
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyAs the government rolls out its plan for reopening schools full time in September, the education superunion the Nat… https://t.co/5BVA4FYWEM
7/2
2020
Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 included 👇 Pillar 1 - test results from swab tests in labs, tests in NHS hospitals and heal… https://t.co/6ypejHA1gA
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyNEW See how many Coronavirus cases in your local authority in the week to June 21 with our new Sky interactive map… https://t.co/FQlSA3qZQfGrim UK job news coming almost every hour at the moment. Here’s a running list: 🥖 SSP (Upper Crust etc): 5,000 ✉️… https://t.co/ORVgxmlPZi
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyThe next six worst affected areas: https://t.co/norF4qnq7AThe worst 4 affected regions: https://t.co/6lXYDSo9Fo https://t.co/IE4tfGbzhbCoronavirus: ‘At-risk' areas could be 'just days away' from local lockdowns, Sky News told With updated list… https://t.co/4Eq28hovLfClarifying - this offer is for the nearly 3 million British National Overseas (BNO) citizens in Hong Kong & their i… https://t.co/J9F4y0Ksfm
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7/1
2020
Now on @NBCNightlyNews, @RichardEngel has details on the European Union's decision to bar travelers from U.S. https://t.co/8u7c0JU5LU
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyOne speech, a “confetti” of promises. Unsure what to make of today’s spending announcements? Start here, with… https://t.co/hh7bkVxCEC
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyGreat @TorstenBell @resfoundation thread on the jobs crisis to come - where it’s going to hurt most and possible so… https://t.co/ZhY2fwvS6m👀 https://t.co/53rjWchKTjAn hour voting already - wandering round the parliamentary estate. And they say the uk has a productivity problem! https://t.co/UIvRW5yglB
Retweeted by Sam Coates SkyWhat matters in Boris Johnson’s speech? Podcast with ⁦@DermotMurnaghan⁩ and me https://t.co/Tfr6cXvncy
6/30
2020

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