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The tellers for the Noes were Steve Baker and Robert Syms. 15 Labour MPs, 8 DUP ones and two independents also opposed the motion.
Dan Rosenfield is Johnson’s new Chief of Staff. That’s the admin sorted (we hope). But what about the politics?
That he seems to have no discernable political views whatsoever is clearly one of the reasons why Johnson wants him.
“We mustn’t give up now. We must follow these new rules and make sure that our actions today will save lives in future and help get our country through this.”
Ahead of the end of national lockdown in December, the Government has announced which areas will fall under the new tier system.
The Chancellor’s Spending Review statement. Full text – “The UK is forecast to borrow a total of £394 billion this year”
This is “the highest recorded level of borrowing in our peacetime history”, says Sunak, as he outlines new steps for the economy.
O’Brien has arrived to find the MP for Havant already in place, who though not a former think tank head is no policy slouch.
The Prime Minister’s full text. ‘Scientific breakthroughs will ultimately make these restrictions obsolete’.
“From next month, weekly tests will be available to staff in prisons, food manufacturing, and those delivering and administering Covid vaccines.”
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Theresa May abstained and seems to have done so deliberately, after making a speech critical of the Government’s proposals.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
“Let me spell out the medical and moral disaster we face.” The Prime Minister’s statement to MPs. Full text.
“We would also reach a point where the NHS was no longer there for everyone. The sick would be turned away because there was no room in our hospitals.”
“I am optimistic that this will feel very different and better by the spring.” The Prime Minister’s statement. Full text.
England goes into lockdown and furlough is back, but “the scientists…are unanimously optimistic about the medium and the long term future.”
CCHQ unveils a re-application process for all on the list. The terms sound fair enough. But never mind the quality, feel the jargon…
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