Our columnist says that “the likely spike in admissions would likely wash over the NHS like a tidal wave over a tiny sandcastle”.
That’s the biggest Tory revolt so far on a virus-related division, and enough potentially to defeat the Government in future.
“We will now simplify and standardise our local rules by introducing a three tiered system of local Covid Alert Levels in England.”
We enclose a link for submissions to the inquiry, which is chaired by Professor Swaran Preet Singh.
“I cannot support this policy”…”huge concerns”…”levelling over green fields with concrete”. Tory MPs on the Government’s housing plans.
Nineteen Conservative backbenchers spoke against the policy. It’s doubtful whether a top-down targets system will pass the Commons.
These are early shots in the developing Tory backbench campaign against the restrictions, which are set to gain volume and velocity.
The Prime Minister’s full text. He says that, like Churchill’s wartime government, his is sketching out a vision of a new Jerusalem
“We are resolving not to go back to 2019, but…to create the conditions for a dynamic recovery that is led not by the state but by free enterprise.”
“This Government stood between the people and the danger and we always will.” Sunak’s Conference speech – full text.
“I am committing myself to a single priority – to create, support and extend opportunity to as many people as I can.”
The list of main auditorium and fringe events for the four days during which the event will take place.
They can’t have been satisfied with the compromise reached yesterday over future votes on any changes to the Act’s provisions.
It’s speeches for Sunak, Patel and Raab; interviews in different formats for Gove, Hancock and others; while others still are relegated to panels…
The move, which aims to increase parliamentary scrutiny of the Government, is also signed by Labour and DUP representatives.
From calling the measures “dystopian”, to criticising Whitty and Vallance’s latest graph, there were some scathing speeches.
There’s a Covid-19 debate today, the Internal Market Bill tomorrow, a housing measure on Wednesday – plus maybe the Brady amendment.
‘I cannot save every business. I cannot save every job. No Chancellor could.’ Statement to the House – full text
“These are radical interventions in the UK labour market; policies we have never tried in this country before.”