This table being shared by MPs. Shows pre-pandemic morbidity & mortality of certain conditions in 2019. You can see from this table the huge impact lockdown is having on mental health.
But chancellor true to his commitment that now is not the time for austerity as he says day-to-day government spending will rise 3.8 per cent in real terms, the fastest growth rate in 15 years And National Living wage up 2.2 per cent - 18p - to £8.90/hour
Sugg resigns as FCDO minister over cut to foreign aid budget. “I believe it’s fundamentally wrong to abandon our commitment” “This promise should be kept in tough times as well as good”
Sir Graham Brady at IEA event: I'm pretty certain to vote against govt tmrw, my concerns about the impact on civil liberties & human rights are there regardless of how the tiers have been drawn”. 1/
NEW: Starmer has written to PM about inaccurate comments he made in the House of Commons about govt guidance on care homes. Asks the PM to come to the Commons to correct the record
A viewer points out an inconsistency in Cummings explanation of events Mary Wakefield said when her husband fell ill (March 28) he couldn’t get out of bed for 10 days. But in his statement yesterday Cummings said he drove to hospital to collect his son on Apr 3
This is from a Conservative MP. “Frankly I feel disgusted on how a Conservative Prime Minister can treat decent people who have sacrificed so much with such contempt.”
“I don’t claim to have the education of an MP in parliament, but I do have a social education. I’m clued up on the difference a U-turn decision would make on 1.3m vulnerable children registered for free school meals because ten years ago I was one of them”