Laura Kuenssberg

Laura Kuenssberg

Political Editor, BBC - 140 characters doesn't tell a whole story, and retweets represent something worth a read, not my own or the BBC's view!

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Javid also announces the govt has done deals to buy 2 new antiviral drugs to help combat Covid this winter

Commons was absolutely packed for the moment's silence - full tributes to Sir David will start at 3.30

Starmer trying to push govt to toughen up draft laws on cracking down on what's acceptable online... this is worth a read on where the legislation has got to...

'Deaths remain mercifully low but they are still over 100 a day... this pandemic is not over' says Javid

But... 'we won't be implementing our plan B' he says, even tho he warns that infections could get as high as 100,000 a day

- some more context on what's going on with cases.. 👇

Robert Jenrick says ministers have been willing to turn a 'blind eye' to extremism .. more here...


Julian Lewis has been chucked out of the Tory Parliamentary Party for working with Labour MPs to get himself elected as chair of the Intelligence Committee, beating Chris Grayling

PM kept saying no one knew about asymptomatic transmission of corona virus.. but govt scientists were looking at it as earlier as January....

No follow up Q today, nor did the PM allow Vallence or Whitty to answer question about whether they were worried about example being set by Cummings' behaviour

Former PM no 2 deeply unhappy about govt plan - Sir John Major says 'Our signature on any Treaty or Agreement has been sacrosanct... If we lose our reputation for honouring the promises we make, we will have lost something beyond price that may never be regained.'

Quite the achievement to get three former PM's out - Blair, Brown and Johnson's old rival, David Cameron, all criticising his decision to fold DFID into FCO

When it comes to likely Brexit deal, we've gone from 'exact same benefits', to 'frictionless trade', to some friction, to now a choice btw Canada style deal OR what govt is calling Australia deal which is not a deal, but WTO arrangement with tariffs and the Irish protocol