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When a minister comes under attack from the parliamentary lobby, petty allegations are treated as monstrous crimes.
As the Labour leader visits Dublin and Belfast, he shrinks from disclosing how he would solve the present difficulties.
“I think he’s an outstanding public servant,” the Health Secretary says, praising Frost’s role as an architect of Brexit.
“It will be a legal requirement by Government regulation to wear masks in shops and on public transport.”
“The majority who are sick and tired of this understand that we need to do certain things to keep us as safe as possible.”
“If you were to have an unfair dismissal on you, Andrew, you’d have a right of appeal in some way,” the Environment Secretary says.
The Leader of the Opposition is reminded that Labour has its own questions to answer about the Upper House’s future.
“He just had this infectious personality and energy that has touched so many lives,” she says.
But “I feel quite fortunate to have a lot of constituents who are concerned about my safety…Wigan’s that kind of place.”
“I do”, he says, when Andrew Marr asks him who’s to blame – but he points out that London has had better uptake than other global cities.
The Northern Ireland Secretary refuses to say if there’s a border, although admits that there is “big disruption”.
The First Secretary of State implies that it’s better to prolong what’s left of lockdown rather than call it off – and then call it back on.
“People will do the right thing so long as they know what it is they’re expected to do.”
As the Government ushers us towards net zero, it had better be sure of the science. Unless it’s willing to risk a British equivalent of the Gilets Jaunes.