“I agree with the point that things need to change”. The Shadow Business Secretary points out the Health Service already delivers some things privately, such as GP services and pharmacists.
The Business Secretary responds to Sophy Ridge’s question about whether defeats next week should prompt a change of tack from the Government.
The Financial Secretary to the Treasury tells Sophy Ridge that Just Stop Oil protests achieve “nothing”.
However, he stresses that it’s “relatively early days” when pressed on what has happened to all the others.
“But if I look at the councils where we did really well, we were demonstrably bringing derelict land back to life.”
“The Conservative Party has a brand, which is ‘grown up and competent’, and that is what we need to recover.”
“We need to deliver on what matters to people, and I think what matters most to them is their day-to-day spending.”
“You don’t think (Rishi Sunak) thinks paedophiles should go to prison? Is that what you’re seriously saying?” Ridge asks.
The Tory Chairman says that such a projection is coming from such experts as John Curtice – but that Conservative candidates are “fighting really hard”.
“I’m really worried about it, particularly the decicison they appear to have taken to remove derogations – the exemptions they’ve put in place previously around emergency care, cancer care.”
The organisation has “perception challenges” over its closeness to the Government says the Shadow Culture Secretary.
The Levelling-Up Secretary was asked by Sophy Ridge as to how the public could trust the police in light of recent scandals.
In advance of the Budget, the Chancellor trails his labour market and financial support plans for childcare, older people, and the long-term sick.
The Shadow Chancellor says the proposal is “subject to” a Labour government meeting its fiscal rules to control spending.
The Deputy Prime Minister suggests that co-ordinated moves can be made to pick off Cabinet Ministers one by one.