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Ryanair boss: PM’s coronavirus record is ‘lamentable’

Ryanair boss: PM’s coronavirus record is ‘lamentable’

Business
The boss of Ryanair has hit out at the UK and Irish governments' handling of the coronavirus crisis, telling Sky News there is a "greater danger of catching COVID in Bolton than Barcelona".Michael O'Leary used an Ian King Live interview to describe Boris Johnson's performance as "lamentable" amid deep frustration in the aviation sector over shifting restrictions imposed to control the spread of the virus - rules, the industry argues, that are killing passenger demand. He said that Ireland was "by far the worst" and that the country - the company's home market - was effectively "closed for business" given the severity of its COVID-19 quarantine regime.Live coverage of the latest coronavirus news and updates Image: Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary ...
Uber ex-security boss accused of covering up hack attack

Uber ex-security boss accused of covering up hack attack

Technology
Uber's former chief security officer Joseph Sullivan has been charged with obstruction of justice in the US.The 52-year-old is accused of trying to cover up a data breach in 2016 that exposed the details of 57 million Uber drivers and passengers.The company has previously admitted to paying a group of hackers a $ 100,000 (£75,000) ransom to delete the data they had stolen.Mr Sullivan was fired in 2017 when the data breach was revealed.The charges filed by the US Department of Justice said Mr Sullivan had taken "deliberate steps" to stop the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from finding out about the hack.He is accused of approving the $ 100,000 payment to the hackers, which was made in bitcoin.The payment was disguised as a "bug bounty" reward, used to pay
Bank of England boss Bailey backs end of furlough scheme

Bank of England boss Bailey backs end of furlough scheme

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device The Governor of the Bank of England has backed the government's decision to end its furlough scheme in October.Andrew Bailey told the BBC it was important that policymakers helped workers "move forward" and not keep them in unproductive jobs.He said coronavirus would inevitably mean that some jobs became redundant.The Bank also predicted the economic slump caused by Covid-19 will be less severe than expected, but warned the recovery will also take longer.More than nine million jobs have been furloughed under the government's job retention scheme, but the Bank expects most people to go back to work as the economy recovers.Trade unions have urged Chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend the scheme, which pays...
Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss says fans must wait to celebrate together

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss says fans must wait to celebrate together

Sports
Liverpool fans must wait until "the time is right" to celebrate the club's first Premier League title together, says manager Jurgen Klopp.Thousands of people celebrated on the city's waterfront on Friday, despite restrictions on gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic.Firefighters extinguished a small fire at the Liver Building and 34 people were injured, three seriously. Klopp said he "did not love" the scenes at Pier Head.In an open letter to fans published in the Liverpool Echo, the German said: "I am a human being and your passion is also my passion, but right now the most important thing is that we do not have these kind of public gatherings."We owe it to the most vulnerable in ou...
Coronavirus: New UK travel quarantine rules a stunt, says Ryanair boss

Coronavirus: New UK travel quarantine rules a stunt, says Ryanair boss

Business
New rules requiring all people arriving in the UK to self-isolate for 14 days have come into effect.Those arriving by plane, ferry or train - including UK nationals - must give an address where they will self-isolate. Rule breakers will be fined.Home Secretary Priti Patel has said the laws were designed "to prevent a second wave" of coronavirus.But the boss of Ryanair has said the rules are a "political stunt" and are not a quarantine.Michael O'Leary told the BBC: "You could be in Sainsbury's, you could be on the beach, you could be on the golf course in the unlikely event the Home Office calls you - all they will have is a mobile number."He claimed even the Home Office acknowledged the rules were unenforceable. Some industries have warned they will be s...