Boris Johnson’s father has been criticised for travelling to Greece during the coronavirus lockdown.
Stanley Johnson shared a number of pictures on his Instagram account on Wednesday, showing him arriving in Athens and at an airport in a mask.
He told the Daily Mail he was in the country “on essential business” to ensure a property he rents out was “Covid-proof” before holidays restart.
But the former Tory MEP has come under fire for breaking lockdown rules.
Liberal Democrat MP Jamie Stone said the incident “stinks of one rule for them and another rule for the rest of us”.
When asked about his father’s behaviour, the prime minister told LBC: “I think you really ought to raise that with him.”
The current guidance on air travel from the UK Foreign Office advises against “all but essential international travel” because of the virus.
Anyone who then returns to the UK has to isolate for 14 days, under the government’s existing rules.
Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael raised concerns in the Commons, saying the prime minister could “explain his views on the fact that apparently his own father has jetted off in defiance of the guidance to Greece”.
Referencing reasons given by Boris Johnson’s most senior aide, Dominic Cummings, when he was accused of breaking the lockdown rules in March, Mr Carmichael added: “Maybe, I don’t know, he just needed an eye test or something like that, but I think we would all welcome an explanation.”
Answering for the government, Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said: “I seem to remember somewhere in the Bible that the sins of the father will be visited on the son, but I don’t remember it ever being the other way round.
“I think that the honourable gentleman is really fishing desperately to try and make any criticism of the PM.”
People arriving in England from more than 50 countries including France, Spain, Germany and Italy will no longer need to quarantine from 10 July, the Department for Transport has confirmed.
The Scottish and Welsh government have yet to announce any changes to regulations, while in Northern Ireland, quarantine remains in place for travellers arriving from outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
South Shields Museum is asking people to provide before-and-after photographs as well as the clippings.
Among the museum’s existing collection of hair cuttings are plaits that once belonged to author Catherine Cookson.
Adam Bell, assistant keeper of social history, said donations would form part of the museum’s pandemic collection and used in future displays documenting life amid the outbreak.
In_pictures ‘Building a story’
“We wanted to do something a little bit different,” he said.
“The pandemic is a major world event and probably the biggest thing to have had to face since the Second World War.
“We’ve been collecting materials that might be considered the usual suspects, such as rainbow pictures and items of PPE, but we want to represent the other things that people have missed during the last three-and-a-half months.
“One of those things is haircuts. People have not been able to get a trim and so there will quite a bit of hair coming off.
“It also helps build up a story. We can ask how that person has found lockdown.”
Mr Bell said “many museums” hold examples of hair with Victorian mourning jewellery often including a lock as a memento.
It was also gifted plaits following the death of the South Shields writer Catherine Cookson in 1998.
Commander Paul Brogden said he was “horrified” by the allegations.
He added senior officers from the Met and the IOPC visited the sisters’ family to inform them of the serious allegations.
In_pictures ‘Morally reprehensible’
“This deeply disturbing information will no doubt have created additional trauma for a family who are already grieving the devastating loss of two loved ones,” Commander Brogden said.
“I am horrified and disgusted by the nature of these allegations; a sentiment which will be shared by colleagues throughout the organisation.
“If true, these actions are morally reprehensible and anyone involved will be robustly dealt with.”
Ms Smallman, 27, had been with friends celebrating Ms Henry’s 46th birthday at the park on the evening of 5 June.
Detectives believe the sisters were killed by a stranger who repeatedly stabbed them in the early hours of 6 June – their bodies were not found until the following day.
In a statement the Met said two officers from the North East Command unit had both been suspended from duty.
The force said its directorate of professional standards was told last week about allegations that “non-official and inappropriate photographs” had been taken at the crime scene.
The IOPC said the pictures were allegedly “shared with a small number of others”, adding the Met was “handling matters involving those members of the public who may have received those images”.
Since their bodies were found forensic officers have been searching a large area of the park including a pond and have trawled through hundreds of thousands of tonnes of rubbish that was accidently cleared from the scene.
Detectives believe the killer received injuries in the attack “which caused significant bleeding”.
The IOPC is also separately investigating how the Met handled calls from worried family and friends of the sisters after they went missing.
Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden has laid out his rescue plan for the coronavirus-crippled US economy, while berating President Donald Trump as incompetent.
Mr Biden said his $700bn (£560bn) plan would be the biggest investment in the US economy since World War Two.
The “Build Back Better” agenda, he said, would spur a manufacturing and technology jobs boom.
The Trump campaign responded that the plan would inflict “catastrophe”.
Mr Biden is all but guaranteed to face off with Mr Trump in this November’s presidential election.
Speaking at a metalworks firm near his childhood hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, Mr Biden said the president’s failures had “come with a terrible human cost and a deep economic toll”.
“Time and again, working families are paying the price for this administration’s incompetence,” Mr Biden said.
November’s election is expected to be dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout, which has pushed tens of millions of Americans into unemployment. More than 130,000 people have died with the virus.
Many voters are concerned by the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic. His divisive approach to the country’s recent wave of anti-racism protests has also come under sharp scrutiny.
Opinion polls show Mr Biden with an almost double-digit lead over Mr Trump.
Analysts have urged caution in over-interpreting the polls, but Mr Biden’s lead is far greater than that of Mr Trump’s 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton at the same point in the campaign.
Technology What else did Mr Biden say in his speech?
The former vice-president, who served under Barack Obama, struck an optimistic tone as he presented an economic programme, which he said would create at least five million jobs in manufacturing and innovation.
A key theme of his plan, Mr Biden said, was to “Buy American”. He proposed a $400bn increase in government spending on US-made products, in addition to spending $300bn on the research and development of new technologies, including electric vehicles and 5G networks.
“When the federal government spends taxpayers’ money, we should use it to buy American products and support American jobs,” he said
Pennsylvania is a battleground state seen as critical to the outcome of the election. Mr Trump won it in 2016 by a thin margin.
The “Buy American” tagline has drawn comparisons to President’s Trump’s “American First” agenda.
But Mr Biden said Mr Trump had failed to “bring back jobs and manufacturing” and, during the pandemic, had protected wealthy “cronies and pals” instead of working-class families.
“The truth is throughout this crisis, Donald Trump has been almost singularly focused on the stock market, the Dow and NASDAQ. Not you. Not your families,” Mr Biden said.
The Trump campaign took a dim view of Mr Biden’s economic proposals.
“Mr Biden’s wilful attack on our jobs, our families, and the American way of life will reverse all the gains we’ve made together and plunge us into economic catastrophe,” spokesman Hogan Gidley said.
Technology Where are we in the election race?
Mr Biden, 77, officially secured the Democratic presidential nomination in June. He had been the effective nominee since left-wing Bernie Sanders withdrew from the race in April.
It is Mr Biden’s third bid for the presidency, after failed runs in 1988 and 2008.
Mr Obama endorsed Mr Biden in April, saying in a video that his former vice-president had “all the qualities we need in a president right now”.
A former US Senator from Delaware, Mr Biden is yet to choose his running mate – the person who would become vice-president should he be elected. Kamala Harris, a Democratic senator from California, is considered the front-runner.
Both the Democratic and Republican party conventions are scheduled for August. At those events, delegates will formally choose each party’s nominees for president and vice-president in the 2020 election, due to take place on 3 November.