This is not an easy issue to solve. Rough sleeping is as much a health issue as it is a housing issue – it is often a crisis of addiction and mental health as well.
Evidence suggests the Government needs to tackle people’s anxiety, not conspiracy theories.
We have seen it in the context of Europe; we are seeing it in the context of Covid restrictions. We may more of it in tackling the public finances.
McDonnell wanted a state-run pharmaceutical industry. So now we will never know how it would got on with producing Covid vaccines.
The levelling up agenda depends upon nation-wide digital inclusivity. If we give up on this, we will be trying to deliver it with one hand held behind our back.
In this crucial time, we must continue to provide investment and leadership in this area, which is what British voters want.
The Prime Minister fields questions from all sides about the practical and ethical issues surrounding the rollout.
The tellers for the Noes were Steve Baker and Robert Syms. 15 Labour MPs, 8 DUP ones and two independents also opposed the motion.
The Prime Minister opens today’s debate, makes his case for the tiering system and warns of the vulnerability of the NHS.
But there has been a shift in how they want to do it – away from Sweden, and towards an effective test-and-trace system.
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We have been so self-critical over NHS Test and Trace that we have failed to recognise an incredible public service achievement.
That part of England where the Tories are most hated has offered the greatest possible cooperation with Boris Johnson.
It could be called the “Brexit” of the Coronavirus crisis, provoking polarised responses each way. But the reality is more nuanced.
I would hope it has researched which areas of expenditure have the largest spending multiplier effects.