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Labour should back election as soon as law blocking no-deal Brexit is passed – union boss
Glad Boris didn’t come to Homerton hospital instead of Whipps Cross yesterday. Would have been awkward... though I’m sure baby Jonah would have also been able to tell him how extraordinary the NHS, how precious and precarious it is and how we need to fight to keep it the best.
British Retail Consortium says it is "categorically untrue" that fresh food will be unaffected by no deal. Says Government’s own assessments showed flow of goods through the channel crossings could be reduced by 40-60% from day 1, as would “availability and choice” of some foods.
Seems appropriate today to tweet the greatest reader’s letter ever written #vote100
The most depressing thing this morning was actual sitting Members of Parliament *booed* a journalist for asking a question about something a candidate wrote in a newspaper column. Hope some of them have pause when they watch it back.
Let’s be clear about what this change would mean - it would force women whose babies have a foetal abnormality detected after 12 weeks, eg like Edwards Syndrome (which causes death in ~95% of cases within a year) to give birth to their babies and watch them die
It was a hard task, but from a couple of phone calls tonight, it seems like the prime minister’s speech has actually made Tory MPs more likely to vote against her deal