With hardly any debate, the Government wants to introduce legislation that will alter our way of life. Not if tens of Tory MPs have their say.
In this feature, we look at some of the most memorable podcasts of the last few weeks.
If Ministers aren’t questioned about wide-ranging laws, we undermine the foundations of our Parliamentary democracy.
Labour’s Dawn Butler was one of the few to battle for the rights of the individual over the state.
There’s plenty of evidence that this will boost productivity, increase diversity in the workforce and help our wellbeing.
The Government’s scheme is deeply problematic and there’s a potential Commons majority against it.
Most of the action has been over Covid-related divisions. And most of the dissenters are from older intakes.
Overall, I still think that their re-use in the UK after the summer lull is evidence of the failure of the Government to think on the right margins.
What a bracing springboard it would be to bounce into the local elections with normality returning faster than expected.
The dubious legal basis for lockdown restrictions should be clarified by making its scope explicit.
The country has been celebrated for its libertarian approach to Coronavirus. But its Prime Minister and even its King have since deemed this a “failure”.
Even if the Government ends lockdown on December 2, it will be under pressure to prove why some areas should be under a tiered system.
We fear the worst after Cummings’ departure, but Johnson must now make the best of it. That means a Cabinet shuffle.