Ministers could not have handled the matter worse if they’d tried. But Paul Maynard, pictured, is championing a solution.
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Iain Dale: The way the BBC and Sky News behave, you’d think we are the only country in the world with a second wave
Plus: Free school meals, Pointless Celebrities, Bower’s book And: “Did the honourable lady just call me scum?” Your chance to drink to that.
“The next time a man with Covid symptoms drives from London to Durham, it’ll probably be for the nearest Covid test,” says Rayner.
Starmer’s absence permitted the Prime Minister to relax, and to strike a kinder, gentler tone.
Starmer has been scathing about Williamson’s U-turn. But what right does he have to criticise?
“I want to see Gavin working with the parents to reassure them”.
Rayner says: ‘We’re nowhere near testing enough, the government has to start testing’, and criticises Hancock for returning to work too soon.
It looks like a comprehensive rout for the hard left, with neither Long-Bailey nor Burgon getting close in their respective contests.
Iain Dale: Which Starmer will we get as Labour’s new leader this weekend? Radical Starmer? Or Safety First Starmer?
For his Shadow Cabinet, I would choose media friendly spokespeople, and back them up with deputies more on the policy wonkish side of things.
“We can’t just fragment. We have got to come together. There has been a culture where people have felt they have not been welcomed.”
And by ranking Rayner second, they appear to agree that “Rebecca Long Bailey isn’t even the best Labour leader in her own flat”.
John Bald: Labour’s education policy of hiding failings by abolishing tests and independent inspection is the way of the ostrich
But there remains important unfinished business for the Conservatives to carry out – if we get the opportunity.
John Bald: Education was once a source of pride in Scotland. It is now a serious embarrassment to the SNP.
Wales is the only home country to be below the OECD average in reading, maths, and science.
The Shadow Education Secretary says the question about Labour’s stance on a future withdrawal agreement is a hypothetical one.
In my view, they’d be mad not to make him a defining feature of their campaign. The party should be running a contrast campaign with ‘Corbyn’s Labour’.