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PM: York to be considered as temporary home for Parliament

Prime minister Boris Johnson has written a letter saying that it would “make sense to consider” the city of York as a “potential location” for Parliament’s temporary home while the Palace of Westminster undergoes renovations.

PMQs: Johnson commits to “independent inquiry” into Covid-19 pandemic

Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Boris Johnson made a commitment to launch an “independent inquiry” into the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chancellor outlines economic plan to prevent mass unemployment

On Wednesday, chancellor Rishi Sunak put his plans to prevent mass unemployment before MPs in the House of Commons, including newly announced measures to keep furloughed workers employed and planned temporary cuts to VAT.

PMQs: Labour leader blames government for care home deaths

During Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said that the government was directly to blame for the excessive Covid-19 death toll in care homes.

PM under fire for comments made about care homes

Prime minister Boris Johnson has faced criticism for comments he made on Monday this week, after he suggested that “too many care homes didn’t really follow” coronavirus safety procedures.

Shadow justice secretary accuses PM of misleading Parliament over his racial inequalities review

Shadow justice secretary David Lammy has accused prime minister Boris Johnson of misleading MPs over the government’s response to his own review into the treatment of ethnic minority individuals within the UK criminal justice system.

PMQs: Labour leader scrutinises test and trace system

During Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer held Boris Johnson to account over the NHS test and trace system currently in place within England.

Health chiefs call for review over “real risk” of second Covid-19 wave

In an open letter in the British Medical Journal, health figureheads have called on the government to conduct an urgent review into whether the UK is adequately prepared for a possible second wave of Covid-19.

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