The Chancellor of the Duchy suggests that the peak of the crisis will come earlier if people keep observing social distancing.
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He adds that the coronavirus is an example of politicians, civil servants and doctors pulling together.
WATCH: “It’s becoming a bit interminable, I have to say.” McDonnell on Labour’s leadership election.
The Shadow Chancellor sticks to his guns by claiming that Long-Bailey can still pull off a win.
WATCH: Foster – “It’s difficult to see” how there can not be checks between Great Britain and Northern Ireland
“He told one of my colleagues in the House of Commons that emphatically there would not be checks.”
“Labour has a problem – and it’s partly because the structure of our vote has been changing over ten years.”
WATCH: Raab says Barnier is wrong about border checks between the UK and EU – if the latter meets its commitments
[Checks are] “directly in conflict not only with the Withddrawal Agreement but with undertakings in the Political Declaration”.
WATCH: Lord Berkeley claims that HS2 is out of control financially – and that figures have been fiddled
“I believe that Parliament has been misled because the costs were clearly known to the Department of Transport and I believe Ministers three or four years ago.”
“We commission think tanks to write us reports in London…we sit behind desks in Westminster and Victoria Street.”
“We weren’t sufficiently clear about what our priorities were…it just wasn’t convincing.’
“We understand the position that the United States was in and I don’t think we should be naive about the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.”
WATCH: Gove – “We were told 2014 was a choice for a generation – we are not going to have an independence referendum in Scotland”
“In this General Election we have just seen what happens when politicians try to overturn a referendum result.”
WATCH: Burgon – Voters concerned about Corbyn were just “repeating headlines from the Sun and the Daily Mail”
The Shadow Justice Secretary – and would-be Labour Deputy Leader – argues voters were convinced by “completely untrue” claims about racism and terrorist links.
WATCH: If Scotland voted for independence, would Sturgeon demand a second referendum on the exit deal? “No…”
“I don’t believe we should equate the two things,” the First Minister argues.
WATCH: Johnson on the Brexit Party – “The only consequence of voting for them…is that you’ll get Jeremy Corbyn”
The Prime Minister says he has ruled out a pact with any party, for the same reason.
WATCH: Long-Bailey contradicts Corbyn. She suggests there should be a referendum before an election.
“She explains that she has been “on a journey” – and has come round to the idea of a public vote.