The Health Secretary says that it is a question of the balance of risks, and “we just don’t yet know” how the Indian variant will behave.
WATCH: Cameron – The actions of former Prime Ministers with commercial interests “can be open to misinterpretation”
He was appearing before a virtual session of the Treasury Select Committee to answer questions about the Greensill affair.
WATCH: Queen’s Speech 1) Johnson – Talent is evenly spread but opportunity is not. “We mean to change that.”
“It is not just a moral and a social disgrace – it’s an economic mistake. It’s a criminal waste of talent.”
“It’s packed with short-term gimmicks and distant promises. This Government is never short of those.”
The Government’s programme to “ensure the UK builds back better and stronger from the pandemic”.
The leader is encouraged by where the party made gains in the UK.
“It’s a collective effort and we’ve all got to collectively pull this Labour Party together” , says the Scottish labour leader.
WATCH: “The very day we’re actually recovering a bit and having successes… they do this” – McDonnell on the sacking of Rayner
“What public relations genius thought this was a good move?” The former shadow chancellor asks.
WATCH: Sturgeon criticises “lack of respect for Scottish democracy that this UK government has demonstrated over quite some time”
She says it would be “absurd and completely outrageous” if it challenged the Scottish parliament in court over legislation on another referendum.
“Of course it [can leave]”, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster tells Marr.
WATCH: The SNP’s deputy leader: “in the event that Johnson tries to do a Trump… I believe the referendum will still happen”
Brown warns the PM that using “the legal process to subvert Scottish democracy” won’t work.
WATCH – Rayner “hasn’t been sacked” but “offered a significant promotion”, says the Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
Murray claims this will “take her from the back office of the Labour Party running elections to the front office where she’s talking to the country.”
The Labour frontbencher adds that Starmer sacking Rayner was not a “unifying thing” to do.
WATCH: “We’re not going to go there” – Gove on whether legislation could pass for a second Scottish independence referendum
But he adds that he is “determined” to work with Sturgeon “in dealing with the immediate problems we face.”
The election has shown “people want a party and government that is focussed on them”, the Prime Minister tells Sky News.